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IN RE:
Katherine T. Lord
Docket No. INS  13-600
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NOTICE OF HEARING

 

Notice is hereby given that a hearing will be held at 3:00P.M. on Tuesday January 7, 2014, in the Kennebec Room of the Maine Department of Professional & Financial Regulation Building, 76 Northern Avenue, Gardiner, Maine.

The purpose of the hearing will be to consider the request of Katherine T. Lord for a waiver to participate in the business of insurance pursuant to 18 United States Code §1033.  18
U.S. Code §1033, in relevant part, prohibits a person from being authorized to participate in the
business of insurance if he or she has been convicted of a felony that involves dishonesty or false statement.  That statute further allows a person who has been convicted of a criminal felony involving dishonesty or a breach of trust to participate in the business of insurance if that person has the written consent of an insurance regulatory official.

The hearing will be held pursuant to 24-A M.R.S. §229. Pursuant to 24-A M.R.S. § 210, the Superintendent has appointed Bureau of Insurance Attorney Pamela Stutch to serve as hearing officer, with full decision-making authority. The hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Maine Administrative Procedure Act, 5 M.R.S. §§ 9051-9064, the Maine Insurance Code, 24-A M.R.S. §§ 229-236 and Maine Bureau oflnsurance Rule Chapter 350.

Katherine T. Lord is designated as a party to this proceeding. Any government agency, and any other person who may be substantially and directly affected by this proceeding, individually or as a member of a class, shall be permitted to intervene upon filing a timely application. Any other interested person may be permitted to intervene as a full or limited party. Applications for intervention shall state the reasons the applicant should be permitted to intervene and the issues the applicant intends to raise at hearing, and must  be filed at or before the commencement of the hearing with the Superintendent of Insurance, 34 State House Station, Augusta ME 04333-0034.

Parties are entitled to be represented by counsel, to have the opportunity to present evidence and to examine all witnesses. A party's failure to attend the hearing may result in a disposition by default with respect to that party.

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 Elena Crowley, Secretary, Maine

Bureau of Insurance at (207) 624-8421 sufficiently in advance of the hearing so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

 

 

June 5, 2012                                                               ______________________

                                                                                    Pamela Stutch
                                                                                    Attorney
                                                                                    Maine Bureau of Insurance
                                                                                    Designated Hearing Officer


Guidelines for State Insurance Regulators to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, National Association of Insurance Commissioner, March, 1998, pp. 12-13.

 


 

Last Updated: January 22, 2014