Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, said he isconsidering seeking legislation to ban insurers from payingcontingent commissions to brokers and agents for commercialinsurance.

But, at this point Mr. Blumenthal said he is planning on talkswith the industry and further study before making a final decisionon how far-reaching to make such legislation. He added thatpersonal lines would not be the major focus of any measure.

Connecticut passed legislation in 2005 for greater agent andbroker disclosure concerning their fees.

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