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Insurance Company’s Lowball Strategy Backfires

If a case against an insurance company has merit, the question isn’t whether the company will pay, but rather when? And how much? Grand Reserve of Columbus LLC, v. Property

  • March 6, 2018

Case Study: Health Insurance Companies Are Watching Healthcare Providers — Carefully

In my practice, I am frequently confronted with cases involving health insurance companies seeking to audit and recover money already paid to healthcare providers for services they have rendered to

  • January 8, 2018

Plant Company’s Growing Stock Ruined, Insurance Company Forced to Pay Claim

A Michigan federal judge recently granted a large plant-growing company’s summary judgment motion in a case against its insurer over coverage for thousands of plants that died following a cooling

  • October 9, 2017

Long-Term Disability Buyouts—What You Need to Know

Lump sum buyouts of long-term disability policies can happen at any particular time during the course of a claim.  Claimants need to know that there are opportunities available with some

  • September 26, 2017

Insurance Companies Beware of Bad Faith Denials of Claims in the State of Washington

This is an important, recent decision from the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, its highest court, involving a personal injury situation arising from a homeowner’s claim. The name

  • July 31, 2017

Lessons from Hurricane Ike: Texas Revives Statutory Bad Faith

In the recent decision of USAA Texas Lloyds v. Menchaca, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that homeowners and other insureds can rely on Texas law to seek damages against insurance

  • July 24, 2017

Insurance Company Reservation of Rights Letters—Better be Specific!

A recent case decided by the Supreme Court of South Carolina, Harleysville Group Insurance v. Heritage Communities Inc., exemplifies an important lesson for lawyers on both sides of the insurance

  • June 26, 2017

Considerations When Suing an Insurance Company

Suing an insurance company is something that happens frequently in the United States, but there are a number of general questions that need to be thought out by lawyers before

  • June 11, 2017

Natural Nuisances: Mother Nature Isn’t Liable, You Are!

Our firm recently obtained a pair of related victories: We first won the trial, then won the appeal. In this case, a neighboring shopping center’s negligent maintenance of their property’s

  • May 23, 2017
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Teaching Insurance Law to the Legal Profession

Earlier this month, my partner Matthew Conroy and I presented a 1.5-hour lecture on “Best Practices in the Representation of Professionals in Insurance Fraud Matters.“ I have been teaching various

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Creative Fee Arrangements When Suing Insurance Companies

Having represented insurance policyholders in claims and lawsuits against insurance companies for more than 25 years, I often say that my fee arrangements with clients can sometimes be as interesting

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Legal Malpractice Insurer Must Defend New Jersey Lawyer and Law Firm In Alleged Fraudulent Scheme

In prior blogs, I have discussed the duty of liability insurance companies to defend their insureds under the terms of their policies. Today’s case is a classic example of an

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