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- “Chutzpah” or how a Guilty Plea to Insurance Fraud Defeats Claim January 19, 2018
- Another Failure of Stipulated Judgment to Get Insurance Money January 18, 2018
- Giving Away Judgment Against Defendant to Sue Insurer Gets Plaintiff Nothing January 17, 2018
- Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter – January 15, 2018 January 16, 2018
- Why Do Courts Allow Punitive Damages? January 15, 2018
- Ethics and Insurance Claims January 11, 2018
- Insurer Can Rescind When Insured Knew of Potential Claim January 10, 2018
- New Books at Amazon.com January 9, 2018
- Rescission – New Book Available Only on Amazon.com January 9, 2018
- New Book – The Insurance Examination Under Oath January 8, 2018
- You Only Get What You Pay For January 3, 2018
- Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter – January 1, 2018 January 2, 2018
- Insured v. Insured Exclusion Effective December 29, 2017
- Adjusting Property Claims December 28, 2017
- Adjusting Liability Claims December 27, 2017
- Statute Must be Interpreted as Written December 26, 2017
- California Stretches to Find Exception to the Litigation Privilege December 22, 2017
- Co-Conspirator’s Civil Testimony Convicts Arsonist December 21, 2017
- No Premium, No Consideration, No Insurance December 20, 2017
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Zalma On Insurance — The BlogAfter more than 50 years acting as a claims person and insurance coverage lawyer I enjoy reading court decisions concerning insurance. The idea of this blog is to find new cases that are interesting to me and then write a summary. Some of the cases reviewed will be important. Some may be of first impression. Others will be totally unimportant. All will be interesting.
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Monthly Archives: November 2011
Breach of Contract Alone is Not “Bad Faith” More often than not first party property insurance adjusting is easy: the insurer and the insured agree on the amount of loss, the claim is paid promptly and everyone leaves the situation … Continue reading
If You Want Your Defendant Covered by Insurance Carefully Plead Your Complaint In states like Connecticut, the eight corners rule applies to determine coverage for defense. The rule looks only to the four corners of the policy at issue and … Continue reading
Commit Fraud — Lose Your License An experienced insurance agent lost his license because he sold something he knew nothing about. Insurance agents and brokers should limit themselves to that which they know – insurance. When they deal in securities … Continue reading
I’m done for the week. Please enjoy your family, have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a relaxing holiday giving thanks for all the good things that have happened this year. I will try to do the same and avoid Black Friday … Continue reading
Agent Owes No Duty to Additional Insured An insurance coverage dispute arose out of an underlying wrongful-death action currently pending in Ohio State Court. National Pastime Sports, LLC (“NPS”) sued an independent insurance agency, CSI Insurance Group (“CSI”) and also … Continue reading
Statute Of Limitations Applies Everyone who has a cause of action against another for bodily injury or property damage must sue to protect the right or lose the right to obtain damages. When an insurer is involved the insurer will … Continue reading
You Only Get What You Ask For Insurance brokers transact insurance with, but not on behalf of insurers. They act to obtain the insurance requested by the insured unless they take on, specifically, a special duty to obtain the insurance … Continue reading
What Is Insurance? Simply click on this link to view the video. This is a video definition of insurance.
Victim Of Tort And Workers’ Compensation Insurer Must Share Recovery From Tortfeasor Fairly And Equitably When an employee in Nebraska incurs a compensable injury under the workers’ compensation law the insurer is entitled to a fair and equitable share of … Continue reading
Insurance Fraudster Has No Loyalty Lawyers who represent insurance fraud perpetrators in criminal proceedings and do not win are not limited to a client who is a proven criminal. They must also defend themselves from allegations of malpractice by the … Continue reading
Trusted Insurance Broker Steals From Friends, Relatives and fellow Congregants Nine Years in Prison Walter Marion Williams pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1341, and was sentenced to a term of … Continue reading
It is Time to Return Common Sense to The Interpretation of an Insurance Contract In the United States insurance, as a contract, must be interpreted by certain rules of contract interpretation. Ambiguities in insurance contracts are by a great weight … Continue reading
Barry Zalma reports that he has posted more than 274 articles on his blog “Zalma on Insurance” http://zalma.com/blog which will act as a daily supplement to his new e-book “Zalma on Insurance” has been named by LexisNexis as one of … Continue reading
Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Must Understand Insurance The interpretation of insurance coverages varies from state to state with regard to duty to defend. Some courts only look to the four corners of the policy to make a determination. Others look to the … Continue reading
Criminal Defense Lawyers Need to Know Insurance Insurance issues often arise in criminal cases but not so often in a case relating to manslaughter. The Texas Court of Appeal was called upon to determine if it was improper for when … Continue reading
The USA Tried to Use Statute of Limitations to Deprive a Veteran of Benefits For everyone who served — thank you for allowing those who did not the freedom to earn a living and live free. Since the First World … Continue reading
I will be speaking to the Investigative Engineers Association Convention in Las Vegas tomorrow so there may not be post on this blog for a few days. Enjoy life and to all my fellow veterans have a great holiday weekend.
THERE CAN BE NO THEFT WITHOUT CRIMINAL INTENT Several years ago citizens of California passed an initiative now known as “California’s Medical Marijuana law.” Many other states followed suit. Those who voted for medical marijuana laws, in good faith, but … Continue reading
Ensuing Property Damage Caused By Defective Construction is A Covered Occurrence Sometimes, when an insurance company wins a declaratory relief action brought by an insured it is cause for celebration. In South Carolina celebration was short-lived because even a win … Continue reading
Who’s On First? He Who Contracts Is Responsible When a builder contracts to do work the builder makes promises to the owner not the least of which is to perform services skillfully, carefully, diligently, and in a workmanlike manner. Failure … Continue reading
Expert Report Is a Tool For Litigation It May Not Be Used To Handcuff An Expert Federal rules of civil procedure require every expert to present a report that sets forth the opinions he or she intend to present at … Continue reading