Archive | April, 2012

“Litigating coverage dispute requires cost-benefit analysis,” an article about insurance coverage litigation by Judy Greenwald.

Business Insurance author Judy Greenwald recently wrote an article titled Litigating coverage dispute requires cost-benefit analysis.  In it, she writes about the issue of policyholders litigating questions of insurance coverage and insurance claims with their insurance companies. The article opens: When policyholders decide their only option is to pursue litigation against their insurers in coverage disputes, they should first conduct […]

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An insured may be entitled to punitive damages if her insured unsuccessfully attempts to breach her for impaired driving

A plaintiff was successful in seeking a declaration that she was entitled to coverage on the basis that her motor vehicle insurer had not established she was impaired at the time of the accident and she was awarded punitive damages for the insurer’s bad faith conduct with respect to the claim. McDonald v. Insurance Corp. […]

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Is AB 2346 Legislation a Small Step to Disaster?

I smell smoke, so there may be a fire smoldering in the form of new legislation in California that is meant to protect farm laborers from Heat Illness. According to a news report, “Assemblywoman Betsy Butler (D-El Segundo) has just introduced a bill (AB 2346) she says will add teeth to the current California heat […]

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