Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter
August 15, 2012
Continuing with the sixteenth issue of the 16th Year of publication of Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter (ZIFL) reports in its August 15, 2012 issue that Alabama adds statutes to aid in its fight against insurance fraud; facts about insurance fraud from the states of Washington and Texas; on why the California Court of Appeal made a person spend time in jail for faking an injury; how an insurance fraud conviction caused a naturalized citizen to lose his citizenship; and why failure to produce documents was fatal to a first party insurance claim.
The issue also reports on a new E-book from Barry Zalma, Random Thoughts on Insurance, adapted from Barry Zalma’s Blog Zalma On Insurance, © 2012 that contains a collection of 268 of the posts that reveal his interest in insurance case law. Some of the cases reviewed were important. Some were of first impression. Others will be totally unimportant. All were interesting. The e-book covers articles that summarize recent decisions of the courts of appeal and Supreme Courts across the United States on topics from rescission to bad faith, from what is an “occurrence” to subrogation, from uninsured motorist coverage to the CGL, from Medicaid’s right of reimbursement to insurance fraud, and almost every other issue that involves insurance. For details and a list of all the posts go to http://www.zalma.com/RANDOMTHOUGHTS.htm.
The issue closes, as always, with reports on convictions for insurance fraud across the country making clear the disparity of sentences imposed on those caught defrauding insurers and the public with sentences from probation to several years in jail.
ZIFL is published 24 times a year by ClaimSchool. It is provided free to clients and friends of the Law Offices of Barry Zalma, Inc., clients of Zalma Insurance Consultants and anyone who subscribes at http://zalma.com/phplist/. The Adobe and text version is available FREE on line at http://www.zalma.com/ZIFL-CURRENT.htm.
Mr. Zalma publishes books on insurance topics and insurance law at http://www.zalma.com/zalmabooks.htm where you can purchase e-books written and published by Mr. Zalma and ClaimSchool, Inc. Mr. Zalma also blogs “Zalma on Insurance” at http://zalma.com/blog.
Mr. Zalma is an internationally recognized insurance coverage and insurance claims handling expert witness or consultant. He is available to provide advice, counsel, consultation and expert testimony concerning insurance fraud, first and third party insurance coverage issues, insurance claims handling and bad faith. Zalma Insurance Consultants will also serve insurers by auditing the files of their MGA’s, TPA’s and any entity having a binding authority issued by the insurer.
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