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Sacramento Glass Harvesting Ring Files Over One Thousand False Windshield Chip Repair Claims
Posted on 6 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Insurance rip-off totals nearly $100,000 The California Department of Insurance Fraud Division today announced the arrest of three-of-six individuals suspected of running a glass harvesting ring—filing more than 1,000 false insurance claims... Read More

Insurance Agent Secretly Adds Her Own Car To Client's Insurance Policy
Posted on 28 Oct 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

The California Department of Insurance arrested Graciela Elena Paredes, aka, Graciela Elena Gaxiola, 36, of Corona, on October 17, 2013. Paredes was arrested on one felony count of insurance fraud for adding herself to a client’s auto insurance... Read More

Law Enforcement Agencies Work Together to Provide Silver Fire Victims with Advice to Avoid Post-Disaster Insurance Schemes and Scams
Posted on 20 Aug 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Fraud detectives and the Department of Insurance Investigation Division’s Disaster and Recovery Team (DART) have been deployed to help educate residents about potential scams that target wildfire victims. The teams have coordinated with the Riverside... Read More

Top CA Case of the Week: Village Northridge Homeowners Association v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company
Posted on 22 Sep 2010 by Peter Sindhuphak

Peter Sindhuphak, Associate, Barger & Wolen, LLP In Village Northridge Homeowners Association v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company (decided August 30, 2010) (free unenhanced download), the California Supreme Court rejected an insured’s... Read More

How to Defeat an Arson for Profit Attempt – Suspected Arsonist’s Bad Faith Suit Fails
Posted on 17 Aug 2015 by Barry Zalma

Arson-for-profit is the most dangerous of all methods of attempting insurance fraud. When an insurer has sufficient evidence to suspect an arson for profit attempt and denies the claim it will expect that the insured will sue the insurer for fraud and... Read More

Homeowner's Insurance Did Not Protect Insured From Bernie Madoff
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Insurance policies, including homeowner's policies, can provide coverage from losses from fraud, embezzlement or forgery. But does it work to provide compensation for losses in a Ponzi scheme? Last year, the Second Circuit affirmed a district court's... Read More

CaseWatch: Insurance – Decisions from The Insurance and Reinsurance Report – January 3, 2011
Posted on 25 Jan 2011 by Daniel W. Gerber and Sarah J. Delaney

Lexis.com subscribers may access the enhanced versions of the cases above. Non-subscribers may access the free, unenhanced versions on lexisONE , if available. Actions & Proceedings State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Patterson 7 A.3d 454 [... Read More

CaseWatch: Insurance - Decisions from The Insurance and Reinsurance Report - March 2011
Posted on 2 May 2011 by Admin

Lexis.com subscribers may access the enhanced versions of the cases above. Non-subscribers may access the free, unenhanced versions on lexisONE , if available. Actions and Proceedings Kartman v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company 634... Read More

Computer Fraud Not the Same as Check Fraud: Broad Exclusion – if Plain – Applies
Posted on 7 Apr 2015 by Barry Zalma

As Willie Sutton once said about why he robbed banks, “it’s where the money is.” Modern day bank robbers don’t use guns, they use computers, computer viruses, and make transfers of money from the bank to the account held by the... Read More

Stanford Directors And Officers Insurance Barred By Money Laundering Exclusion
Posted on 18 Oct 2010 by Jennifer Hans

HOUSTON -- (Mealey's) Insurers have proven that their policies' money laundering exclusion precludes coverage for directors and officers insureds' defense costs in underlying criminal and SEC litigation involving the alleged Stanford Ponzi... Read More

Fidei and Fohl on 2010 in Review: Ten Key Insurance Regulatory Topics That Shaped the Year
Posted on 8 Feb 2011 by Richard J. Fidei

By Richard J. Fidei and Elizabeth M. Fohl, Attorneys, Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate In their commentary “Ten Key Insurance Regulatory Topics That Shaped the Year,” Richard J. Fidei and Elizabeth M. Fohl of of Colodny... Read More

2015 Post-Season Florida Insurance Report
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by GreenbergTraurig

Political Overview Republicans fared well in the election cycle that preceded the 2015 Florida Legislative Session. Despite a tight race, Republican Governor Rick Scott won re-election as did the other three GOP Cabinet members. Additionally, Republicans... Read More

CaseWatch: Insurance - Decisions from The Insurance and Reinsurance Report - March 2011
Posted on 2 May 2011 by Daniel W. Gerber and Sarah J. Delaney

Lexis.com subscribers may access the enhanced versions of the cases above. Non-subscribers may access the free, unenhanced versions on lexisONE , if available. Actions and Proceedings Kartman v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company 634... Read More

CaseWatch: Insurance – Decisions from The Insurance and Reinsurance Report – September 27, 2010
Posted on 29 Oct 2010 by Daniel W. Gerber and Sarah J. Delaney

Lexis.com subscribers may access the enhanced versions of the cases below. Non-subscribers may access the free, unenhanced versions on lexisONE , if available. Actions and Proceedings Bayle v. Allstate Insurance Co. 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 16635... Read More