If my daughter works for an insurance company and her dad owns auto body shop, is this a conflict of interest?

There are 2 insurance companies in the county and 2 auto body shops in the county. It is a very small community. At one insurance company, a young lady works there and her dad owns a auto body shop. Would this be considered a

conflict of interest?

Asked on December 26, 2017 under Business Law, Kentucky

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

There is no law against "conflicts of interest" or sending business to a family member (or friend): this happens all the time and is generally legal. There are good reasons why the insurer should not allow this--for example, there is a good chance they are not getting competitive pricing--but if they are willing to allow it, it is legal.


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