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CFPB Settles with Mortgage Insurance Company for Violations of RESPA

The CFPB announced it had entered into a consent order with a mortgage insurance company following the CFPB’s filing of a complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida against the company...more

Bad Faith Sentinel - August 2013

In This Issue: - Eastern District of Pennsylvania: Insurer’s “Paid When Incurred” Practice is Not Bad Faith or a Violation of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law - California Court...more

From Insurer's Shield to Insured's Sword: California Supreme Court Authorizes Policyholder Unfair Competition Law Claims for...

On August 1, 2013, the California Supreme Court ruled in Zhang v. The Superior Court of San Bernardino County, No. S178542 (Cal. Aug. 1, 2013) that insurance practices violating the state’s Unfair Insurance Practices Act...more

CA Supreme Court to Decide If Insurance Companies Can Be Sued under the Unfair Competition Law

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the state’s Court of Appeal decision in Zhang v. Superior Court (California Capital Insurance Company), 100 Cal.Rptr.3d 803 (2009) (previously...more

CFPB announces settlement of four enforcement actions against mortgage insurers

The CFPB announced the settlement of enforcement actions brought in federal district court in Florida against four national mortgage insurers involving allegations that the insurers paid kickbacks to mortgage lenders in...more

Seeking Companionship and Coverage: No Duty to Defend Dating Service Against Fraud Claims

Court of Appeals of Wisconsin In State v. GE-Milwaukee, LLC, 2011 WL 6032721 (Wis. App. Dec. 6, 2001), the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin held that an insurer had no duty to defend its insureds under a business insurance...more

Eighth District Rules that Facts Supporting Affirmative Defenses are Discoverable as Long as Parties ask for "Letters, Memorandum,...

Eighth District Rules that Facts Supporting Affirmative Defenses are Discoverable as Long as Parties ask for "Letters, Memorandum, and Other Documents" Party A sues Party B alleging wrongful termination, pay...more

Insurance Coverage Demand for Garage Owner Policy

This is a demand for insurance coverage made on behalf of a small business. In this case, the insured suffered a massive loss when his hydraulic lift "exploded" in his auto repar garage. The insurer denied coverage for the...more

California Insurance Lawyer’s Top Ten Tricks and Tactics Used By Insurance Companies in Settling Claims

As an experienced personal injury lawyer with millions of dollars in settlements from over thirty years of experience, there are a number of common tricks and tactics utilized by insurance companies in settling personal...more

California Pedestrian, Bicycle, Car & Motorcycle Accidental Injury & Death Accidents - A Personal Injury Attorney Explains...

An Analysis of Insurance Company Bad Faith in California Pedestrian, Bicycle, Car and Motorcycle Accidental Injury and Death Accidents By An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney and Former Insurance Company Defense Lawyer And...more

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