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The duty of good faith and fair dealing in Colorado
  • Merlin Law Group, PA
  • USA
  • August 11 2015

In a Colorado insurance claim for breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, the plaintiff may recover damages for emotional distress without


Personal liability for insurance adjusters
  • Merlin Law Group, PA
  • USA
  • August 30 2015

Can an insurance adjuster be found personally liable for his or her handling of a claim? A recent Texas federal court considered this question


California court: rejected demand within policy limits not necessary for bad faith claim
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2015

Insurers must proceed with caution when they become aware that a settlement within policy limits is possible, because a failure to settle may


Kentucky Appellate Court affirms multi-million-dollar bad faith and punitive damages award for policyholder’s emotional distress
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2015

The Court of Appeals of Kentucky affirmed an award of almost $3.5 million against an insurer for causing emotional distress to its policyholder in


Force-placed insurance class action survives motion to dismiss
  • Merlin Law Group, PA
  • USA
  • August 28 2015

I recently blogged about the issues regarding forced-placed insurance policies, how you can prevent them, and why insurance companies benefit from


Indiana Supreme Court holds that AIA waiver of subrogation extends to non-work property
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2015

The AIA Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor (A101-1987) and accompanying General Conditions (A201-1987) include a waiver of


True to form: Eleventh Circuit rules rejects penalties for non-conforming policies
  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • USA
  • August 21 2015

Insurance contracts are subject to numerous statutes and regulations specifying whether and how certain facts must be disclosed, certain coverages


If your policy is cancelled, check for language allowing reinstatement and don't take "denied" for an answer!
  • Merlin Law Group, PA
  • USA
  • August 31 2015

Plaintiff purchased a homeowners policy from AAA Insurance Company. It contained a very interesting provision, as follows:Conditional Reinstatement -


Title insurance and foreclosure: What type of title coverage do lenders need in connection with a foreclosure in California?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2011

With mortgage defaults on the rise, a growing number of lenders are being forced to foreclose on their collateral, either judicially or non-judicially, exercising the private power of sale


Florida Law Update - Spring 2015
  • Vernis & Bowling
  • USA
  • April 9 2015

According to 2014 statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third (34.9 or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese