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How to Lose A Judgment by Taking an Assignment – Don’t Take Defendant’s Case Against His Insurer in Lieu of a Collectable Judgment
Posted on 20 Aug 2015 by Barry Zalma

Greed often overrules common sense. When an insurer refuses to defend or indemnify its insured the plaintiff will take an agreed judgment against the defendant, then agree not to execute on the judgment in exchange for an assignment from the defendant... Read More

Proposed Oregon Insurance "Bad Faith" Legislation is Dead!
Posted on 2 Jun 2015 by Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

By Lloyd Bernstein Well another (full – every two years) Oregon legislative session is in full-throttle, and once again policyholder advocates have failed to advance any meaningful insurance "bad faith" legislation. As you are probably... Read More

Top 10 Case of 2015: Court Addresses Impact Of Punitive Damages On Bad Faith Failure To Settle
Posted on 22 Jul 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

The Third Circuit’s decision in Wolfe v. Allstate Property & Casualty Company, No. 12-4450 (3d Cir. June 12, 2015), [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], addresses a very interesting and important... Read More

Texas Appeals Court Provides Roadmap For Punitive Damages Coverage
Posted on 7 Oct 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

When it comes to the potential availability of coverage for punitive damages there is often more than meets the eye. First, the answer to the oft-asked question, whether punitive damages are insurable in such and such state, is many times provided by... Read More

The 10 Most Significant Liability Coverage Cases – Of All Time
Posted on 19 Feb 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

I have spent fourteen years coming up with a list of the ten most significant liability coverage cases of that year. In all that time it never occurred to me, until now, to put together a list of the ten most significant coverage cases of all-time. These... Read More