Monthly Archives: February 2011

>Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter — March 1, 2011

>Continuing with the 15th Year of publication of Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter (ZIFL) reports on how the South Carolina Court of Appeals affirmed an insurance fraud conviction after a trial court convicted a life insurance beneficiary who obtained life insurance … Continue reading

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>Happy Birthday, Mother

>On February 29, 1912 my mother, Sarah Zalma, was born.  Yesterday 4 generations gathered to celebrate her 99th birthday.  She held court and was thoroughly kissed, hugged and admired by her great grandchildren, her grandchildren and her her two remaining … Continue reading

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>Zalma on California Claims Regulations — 2010

>Zalma on California Claims Regulations — 2010 Barry Zalma has updated and refined his seminal work on California Claims Regulations to be available for all insurers who must prove to the California Department of Insurance that all personnel have been … Continue reading

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>Georgia Insurance Tempest in a Tea Pot

>I am never surprised at what a politician does. The situation in Georgia described below is unusual and deserves notoriety since, after 16 years working to compel insurance agents, brokers and adjusters to fulfill minimum education and training standards for … Continue reading

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>Zalma on Rescission of Insurance in California

> Zalma on Rescission of Insurance in California by Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE © 2011 Barry Zalma has produced the only detailed resource on the remedy of rescission of insurance in California. In 832 pages Mr. Zalma has provided the … Continue reading

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>Some Interesting Cases

>(c) 2011, Barry Zalma Interesting Cases Decided in February In Ohio Casualty Insurance Company v. Island Pool & Spa, Inc, No. A-3216-09T2 (N.J.Super.App.Div. 02/09/2011)  A New Jersey Court found: CGL policies are not designed to indemnify businesses such as Island … Continue reading

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>Defendants Charged in Medicare Scams Worth $225 Million

>Defendants Charged in Medicare Scams Worth $225 Million The upcoming issue of Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter, which usually only reports convictions, will publish the story that follows because it is too large to ignore. The federal Medicare Fraud Strike Force … Continue reading

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>ZIFL Reports On Insurance Fraud

> Check Out Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter Refusing to wait for governmental agencies to deal with fraud perpetrators the fourth issue of the 15th Year of publication of ZIFL continues with an article about why a court allowed  an insurer … Continue reading

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>Duty of Insurance Agent Limited to What he was Asked to Acquire

>Agent Only Has Duty He or She Assumes (c) 2011 by Barry Zalma     According to the Supreme Court of Iowa, an insurance agent only owes a duty to provide the insurance he or she is asked to obtain for … Continue reading

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>Just for Fun — A Heads I Win, Tails You Lose Story

> Someone Stole My Rolls Royce (c) 2011Barry Zalma The story that follows is based on fact. It is, however, a work of fiction. The names, places and descriptions have been changed to protect the guilty. Any resemblance to real … Continue reading

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>A Fair Result

>     © 2011    Barry Zalma Be Sure Coverage is in Place Before You Commit Suicide  A person, thinking he was the owner of a life insurance policy, decided to defraud his corporation and its creditors by changing the beneficiary of … Continue reading

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>Basics from The California Insurance Code

> Each of the following are sections of the California Insurance Code that establish the basis  of insurance in California: 22. Insurance is a contract whereby one undertakes to indemnifyanother against loss, damage, or liability arising from a contingentor unknown … Continue reading

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>Have a Great Weekend

> I will try to keep adding to the blog as often as I can and still make a living practicing law. I am going home shortly to enjoy the weekend and I hope you do as well. Here’s a … Continue reading

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>Grounds For Suspension From Practice of Law

>Since every insurance claim brought to a court requires complete candor from the lawyers I reprint here, in full, the decision of the USDC, Central District of California, as an example of what happens when a lawyer is suspended by … Continue reading

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>A Fraud Fails

>The following, with the names changed to protect the less than honest, is a paraphrase of a settlement agreement of a $2 million claim that was resolved for less than one percent of the amount claimed. 1.    In 1993 Cards, … Continue reading

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>Is This Another Kind of Fraud?

>US Government Held In Contempt – Is This A Subrogation Potential Has the failure of the US to obey court orders concerning drilling off the cost of Louisiana opened up a new source of subrogation for those insurers who paid … Continue reading

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