Chicago, IL asked in Uncategorized for Minnesota

Q: In Minnesota, is it legal for just anyone to walk into an insurance agents office and ask about my business insurance?

So this is a guy who has been promoting my competition while badmouthing me around town for the last two and a half years. For reasons supposedly unrelated to this guy, my commercial insurance is being canceled with my current company. The guy who has been being a pain in my back side was able to walk into the office of my current insurance agent, ask about my coverage and was given all the information in my file. He is now trying to convince my customers that I don't have any coverage which is not true. He is showing the cancellation from the one company but has no clue which company I switched to. Regardless of what he is doing with the information, was is legal for my agent to give out anything without first contacting me?

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A: You have not gotten an answer yet, and if I do not point you in the right direction, I fear that no one will. I do not know the laws in your state about this so you should probably go see a local business lawyer. What I do see in what you have written is perhaps a cause of action for tortious interference with an advantageous business relationship, if that is available in your state.

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