Code of the District of Columbia

§ 31–857. Burden of proof.

(a) A company asserting the privilege shall have the burden of demonstrating the applicability of the privilege. If a company has established the applicability of the privilege, a party seeking disclosure under § 31-854 shall have the burden of proving that the privilege is asserted for a fraudulent purpose or that the company failed to undertake reasonable corrective action or eliminate the noncompliance within a reasonable time. The Commissioner, Corporation Counsel, or U. S. Attorney seeking disclosure under § 31-855 shall have the burden of proof.

(b) The parties may at any time agree to entry of an order directing that specific information contained in an insurance compliance self-evaluative audit document be disclosed.


(Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-293, § 8, 50 DCR 296.)