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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Negligence actions and insurers. Provides that, in an action for damages based on negligence, an insurer shall be made a party defendant if: (1) the action is brought by a plaintiff in Indiana and based on a claim against the insured; and (2) the insurer has an interest in the outcome of the action that is adverse to the plaintiff or any other party in the action or, by its policy of insurance, assumes or reserves certain rights or agrees to take certain actions. Specifies that, if a policy of insurance is issued or delivered by an insurer outside Indiana, the insurer shall be made a party defendant only if the damage allegedly caused by negligence occurred in Indiana. Provides that, in an action for damages based on negligence, the court shall allow the admission into evidence of the fact that the wrongdoer is covered by liability insurance.