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How to Lose Auto Coverage Without Trying – Insurable Interest Required for Coverage to Apply
Posted on 4 Aug 2015 by Barry Zalma

Insurance is a contract of personal indemnity. It does not insure cars or property of any kind but insures people against the risk of loss of their property. People who know nothing about insurance do not understand this essential insurance concept and... Read More

Arson-for-Profit Fails Because of Lack of Insurable Interest and Misrepresentation: Insurance Competence Needed to Commit Insurance Fraud
Posted on 31 Mar 2015 by Barry Zalma

Arson is relatively easy. Pour some gasoline and light a match and a fire will burn. Successfully turning an arson fire into profit is more difficult and requires some knowledge of insurance and insurance claims. In Ross v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co... Read More

State of California v. C.N.A. (Stringfellow) Prejudgment Interest Decision
Posted on 17 Aug 2015 by Robert M. Horkovich

In the decision just released in the State of California "Stringfellow" case , the Superior Court of the State of California awarded the State of California the amount of $13,914,082.09, the full amount of mandatory pre-judgment interest and... Read More

Appeals Court Makes New Law: Insurer Must Pay Interest On Settlement After 30th Day Without Payment
Posted on 30 Oct 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

Singler v. Zurich American Ins. Co., No. 2014AP391 (Wis. Ct. App. Sept. 16, 2014), [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], involves Zurich’s eve-of-trial settlement of an automobile liability claim for $1.9 million. Zurich’s... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Victory for Insurer in $5 Million Post-Judgment Interest Coverage Dispute
Posted on 3 Sep 2013 by Troutman Sanders

By Rebecca L. Ross , David F. Cutter , James J. Sanders The Illinois Appellate Court has upheld a victory for Occidental Fire & Casualty Company of North Carolina in a dispute over the scope of its obligation to cover post-judgment interest... Read More

Insurer Appointed Lawyer’s Duty is to Client It Was Retained to Defend – Conflict of Interest Required To Remove Counsel
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by Barry Zalma

Insurance companies have the right and obligation to choose counsel to defend its insureds. Counsel retained by an insurer to defend an insured, contrary to the belief of many, is obligated solely to represent the rights, duties, obligation and defenses... Read More

Prejudgment Interest: It’s Not Discretionary! Insurers Should Pay Up
Posted on 23 Jan 2014 by Neal Gerber Eisenberg

By Jill Berkeley , Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Who has not heard in the first round of mediation, insurers say, “prejudgment interest and extracontractual damages are off the table.” That’s just wrong. In the last... Read More

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Provides a Lesson in Documenting the Settlement
Posted on 7 Oct 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

A recent case from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals demonstrates the necessity of properly documenting the details of a settlement after agreement is reached on the amount. In Singler v. Zurich American Insurance Co. , 2014AP391, Robert Singler and Zurich... Read More