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Maine License No. PRR 31794
National Producer No. 3681847

Docket No.  INS-12-218


On August 14, 2013, pursuant to 24-A M.R.S. §§ 229 through 236 and § 1417, the Superintendent of Insurance will conduct a public hearing to consider the allegations in the Petition for Enforcement filed by Bureau Staff, dated June 7, 2013, against Jeannie Marie Chute (the Respondent).  The purpose of the hearing is to decide whether the Respondent violated 24-A M.R.S. §220(2) of the Maine Insurance Code, or other applicable laws, and if Respondent is found to be in violation, to decide the remedy to be imposed.  A copy of the Petition is attached.

The hearing will commence at 8:00 a.m. and will take place at the Bureau of Insurance at 76 Northern Avenue, Gardiner, Maine.  The hearing will be held in accordance with the provisions of the Maine Administrative Procedure Act, 5 M.R.S. §§ 9051 through 9064 and Maine Bureau of Insurance Rules, Chapter 350.  You may be represented by an attorney.  You may call witnesses to testify on your behalf and may cross-examine any witnesses who testify against you.  All testimony will be taken under oath and the hearing will be recorded.  You may present written evidence and may make oral or written arguments at hearing.  Applications for intervention pursuant to 5 M.R.S. § 9054 will be accepted up to the commencement of the hearing.

            The Bureau Staff member prosecuting this matter is Dyan Dyttmer.  While this matter is pending before the Superintendent, Bureau Staff and the Respondent shall not communicate with me or anyone I may appoint to assist me on this matter except in accordance with 5 M.R.S. § 9055.
            Information obtained during the hearing may be used in subsequent legal proceedings.  Failure to appear at the hearing may result in a disposition by default, which may be set aside only if good cause is demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Superintendent.
            Bureau Staff and the Respondent shall exchange exhibits and witness lists at least two weeks before the hearing.  Copies of the witness lists must be provided to the Superintendent.  Motions and correspondence relating to this proceeding shall be filed with the Superintendent at the following address, with a copy to all parties or their counsel of record:

                        c/o Elena Crowley
                        Maine Bureau of Insurance
                        34 State House Station
                        Augusta, Maine 04333-0034

                        or by e-mail at


            The Department of Professional and Financial Regulation does not discriminate on the basis of disability.  Persons who need any sort of assistance or accommodation for effective participation in this hearing should make their needs known to the hearing officer sufficiently in advance of the hearing that appropriate arrangements can be made.


Dated:  June   , 2013                                                   ____________________________________
                                                                                    ERIC CIOPPA          
                                                                                    SUPERINTENDENT OF INSURANCE



cc:        James Bowie, Assistant Attorney General
            Mark Randlett, Assistant Attorney General


Last Updated: January 22, 2014