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Senate passes 'good faith'

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ST. PAUL - Minnesotans could sue insurance companies that don't pay claims under a bill senators preliminarily approved Tuesday.

The measure -- called the "good faith" bill by supporters because it requires insurance companies to act in good faith when dealing with claims - "makes that consumer whole, that they do get what they pay for," bill sponsor Sen. Tarryl Clark, DFL-St. Cloud, said.


Final Senate approval is expected today. The House is considering a similar bill.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.