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Free Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter May 1, 2012
Posted on 1 May 2012 by Barry Zalma

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant In this, the ninth issue of the 16th year of publication Zalma's Insurance Fraud Letter (ZIFL), ZIFL reports on: 1. Barry Zalma reports on an interesting appellate decision that convicted a person for failing... Read More

Is That Covered - Misrepresentations In Sale of Life Insurance
Posted on 11 Aug 2015 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

By Michael R. Kelley A Pennsylvania appellate court, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: | Lexis Advance ], has affirmed a $300,000 judgment against Riversource Life Insurance Co. in a suit accusing the insurer... Read More

Organized Crime Insurance Fraud Ring Busted by California Department of Insurance Investigators
Posted on 21 Aug 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

A joint investigation with the Contra Costa District Attorney’s office led Department of Insurance investigators to the arrest of five individuals for allegedly running an insurance fraud ring throughout northern California and northern Nevada.... Read More

Rebecca Shafer’s Workers Compensation Management Program: How To Cut Your Costs In A Soup to Nuts Approach
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Karen C. Yotis

By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. When a workers’ compensation maven of Rebecca Shafer’s caliber shares her expertise about implementing cost containment best practices, industry professionals can’t afford to do anything but listen. Likewise... Read More

A Rare Narrowing Of The Consumer Fraud Act's Scope: Medical Malpractice Insurance Not Covered
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Peter J. Gallagher

By Peter J. Gallagher ( @pjsgallagher ) It is not every day that a New Jersey court limits the scope of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”), [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], so when one does, it is worth... Read More

California’s Insurance Fraud Prevention Act: 3 Unsettled Issues The Health Sector Should Understand
Posted on 17 Feb 2015 by DLA Piper

By Todd M. Noonan and David A. Cheit , Attorneys, DLA Piper California’s Insurance Frauds Prevention Act, Ins. Code §§ 1871 et seq. (IFPA), [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], is an unusual false claims statute... Read More

Dancing Hamster Arrested On Insurance Fraud Charges
Posted on 11 Jun 2014 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Leroy Barnes of Los Angeles, known as one of the dancing hamsters in Kia commercials, was arrested on insurance fraud charges related to his alleged fraudulent collection of state disability insurance benefits. Barnes is suspected of deceiving his doctors... Read More

Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Felony Insurance Fraud Over Mickey Mantle Baseball Cards
Posted on 27 Aug 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Keith Hooks, a former City of Tracy police officer, has pled guilty to felony insurance fraud after falsifying a claim for the loss of three Mickey Mantle collector baseball cards. The California Department of Insurance initiated an investigation in May... Read More

Predictive Analytics and Big Data in the Workplace and Beyond: The Science Behind the Crystal Ball
Posted on 4 Dec 2014 by Karen C. Yotis

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. An awful lot of ink has been devoted lately... Read More

Former Orange County Life Insurance Agent Arrested and Charged with Felony Elder Abuse
Posted on 26 Nov 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has announced that former life insurance agent, Myles Seishin Hanashiro, 47, was arrested and booked at Los Angeles County Jail on four felony counts of financial elder abuse. Acting as a licensed life insurance... Read More

Insurance Agent Issued Bogus Insurance Certificates to Dupe Clients
Posted on 18 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Rodger Edward Winkler, a property and casualty insurance agent, has been arrested and charged with numerous felonies including two counts of felony grand theft, three counts of felony insurance fraud, and one count of petty theft, for allegedly collecting... Read More

Important Court Decision For No-Fault Insurers; Second Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Limitation On State Farm v. Mallela
Posted on 8 May 2014 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

We are pleased to inform you that our firm, together with our co-counsel Bob Stern of Stern & Montana, obtained a very favorable and significant decision for no-fault insurers on an issue of first impression at the appellate level. Specifically, on... Read More