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CAPTION:
Mary Brewer, Individually and d/b/a Insurance Information Services, Inc. vs. SCDOI

AGENCY:
South Carolina Department of Insurance

PARTIES:
Petitioners:
Mary Brewer, Individually and d/b/a Insurance Information Services, Inc.

Respondents:
South Carolina Department of Insurance
 
DOCKET NUMBER:
01-ALJ-09-0473-AP

APPEARANCES:
n/a
 

ORDERS:

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND CONSENT ORDER OF DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE

IT APPEARING that the above-entitled matter has been settled by compromise



between the parties hereto,

NOW, THEREFORE, upon motion of the Respondent, by and with the consent of the Petitioner,

IT IS HEREBY AGREED that the subject matter of the above-referenced appeal, the Order of the Respondent dated October 17, 2001, withdrawing Petitioner's status as an Approved Course Sponsor within the State of South Carolina and ordering Petitioner to cease and desist transacting business as an insurance prelicensing course sponsor and instructor, is withdrawn and dismissed with prejudice by the Respondent.

IT IS FURTHER AGREED that prior to October 2001, Petitioner and her company believed they were in full compliance with the statutory laws of South Carolina regarding the educational teaching requirements for teaching 40 credit hour prelicensing insurance courses in South Carolina; however, they now acknowledge that based on the South Carolina Department Of Insurance's interpretation of Section 38-43-105, that was revealed to them in the October 17, 2001 Letter Of Allegation, that the statute requires 40 classroom hours, consisting of 40 fifty minute hours of direct teaching, and no variation of that requirement, that 40 fifty minute hours of direct teaching must be taught in their classroom courses in order to fulfill the requirements of Section 38-43-105 (a) (1), S.C. Code of Laws Ann. (1989)

IT IS FURTHER AGREED that as a condition of this settlement, Respondent has agreed not to question the credentials of agents Brewer Insurance Information Services educated before the date of this Order and Respondent will allow Brewer Insurance Information Services to sponsor prelicensing correspondence courses.

IT IS FURTHER UNDERSTOOD among the parties that this matter is being dismissed with prejudice and that no continuing disciplinary effects of this matter will be sought against the Petitioner and/or any successors of hers. The Parties agree to work together in a good faith manner in the future. The parties also specifically agree that this Court shall approve this compromise settlement and this Court shall have jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this settlement agreement.

IT IS SO ORDERED.



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C.Dukes Scott

Administrative Law Judge



Columbia, South Carolina

March 19, 2002



WE MOVE: WE CONSENT:



_____________________________ _____________________________

T. Douglas Concannon Julianne Farnsworth

Associate General Counsel Attorney At Law

SC Department Of Insurance Smith Ellis & Stuckey, P.A.

Post Office Box 100105 1422 Laurel Street

Columbia, South Carolina 29202-3105 Columbia, South Carolina 29201

ATTORNEY FOR RESPONDENT ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER


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