Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter

The Essential Resource For The Insurance Fraud Professional  

 April 15, 2018

In 1973 an insurance adjuster, frustrated by his failure to prove that a bar owner had destroyed his bar by arson with the intent to defraud the insurer, was responsible for the creation of the tort of bad faith in first-party claims. The California Supreme Court, in Gruenberg v Aetna Insurance Co., 9 Cal 3d 566, 108 Cal Rptr 480 (1973), concluded that unfounded actions by an investigator which caused an insured to be arrested for arson required implementation of the new tort of bad faith.

Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter, Volume 22, No. 8

  • Ethics & the Insurance Fraud Investigation
  • A Fraud Decision
  • Creative Criminal Gets 57 Months in Prison
  • Please, Say It Isn’t So, DidCalifornia Steal More than $1 Billion from the Federal Government?
  • How Much Does Fraud Take From California?
  • Man Bites Dog – Insurer Gets Judgment Against Medical Provider for Fraud
  • Good News From the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
  • Health Insurance Fraud Convictions
  • Other Insurance Fraud Convictions
  • Zalma Books

 Now available as Kindle or paperback books are the following non-fiction texts for insurance professionals:

  • The Compact Book on the Commercial Property Insurance Policy
  • Insurance Fraud & Weapons to Defeat Insurance Fraud – Volumes One and Two
  • Rescission of Insurance
  • Ethics for the Insurance Professional
  • Random Thoughts on Insurance – A Collection of Blog Posts from Zalma on Insurance)
  • The Insurance Examination Under Oath
  • The Compact Book on Adjusting Liability Claims
  • The Compact Book on Adjusting Property Claims
  • The California Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations.
  • The California SIU Regulations.
  • Passover Seder for Americans” An All English – Easy to Perform – Passover Seder Paperback

Now available as Kindle or paperback books are the following fiction pieces on insurance matters:

  • Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
  • Arson for Profit
  • Murder & Old Lace
  • Murder and Insurance Fraud Don’t Mix
  • Candy & Able – Murder for Insurance Money
  • The Runt – a short story

See all Barry Zalma Books Available on Amazon here.

Zalma on Insurance – A Blog

 The most recent posts to the daily blog, Zalma on Insurance, are available at

Check in every day for a case summary at

Zalma’s Insurance 101

I have completed a video blog called that consist of 1022 three to four minute videos starting with “What is Insurance” and moving forward to insurance fraud investigations explaining the basics of insurance and insurance claims handling in a painless fashion that can be viewed every morning with the first cup of coffee at  Zalma’s Insurance 101.

The videoblog is adapted from my book, Insurance Claims: A Comprehensive Guide available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library.

Some of the 1,022 videos follow: If you start at Volume 1 at the bottom of the blog’s first page and view one or two videos a day you will have approximately 12 to 24 hours of training a year until you get to the last video.


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Barry Zalma  


About Barry Zalma

An insurance coverage and claims handling author, consultant and expert witness with more than 48 years of practical and court room experience.
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