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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 149Q: Prohibited language in provider name; false or misleading statements; purchase of service contract as condition of loan or sale of property prohibited

Section 149Q. (a) A provider shall not: (i) use in its name the words insurance, casualty, surety, mutual or any other words descriptive of the insurance, casualty or surety business; or (ii) a name deceptively similar to the name or description of any insurance or surety corporation or to the name of any other provider; provided, however, that the words ''guaranty'', ''warranty'' or other similar words may be used.

(b) A provider or its representative shall not permit or cause to be made any false or misleading statement or deliberately omit any material statement that a reasonable person would consider misleading if omitted.

(c) A person shall not require the purchase of a service contract as a condition of a loan or a condition for the sale of any property, but may promote, endorse or recommend the purchase unless otherwise prohibited by law.