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Product Contamination: Strong Underwriting is Key

by Zelle LLP on

In 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act, regarded by many as a major reform of the food safety provisions of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, significantly expanded the powers of the U.S. Food and Drug...more

CMS Fines Insurer for Misleading Medicare Part D Beneficiaries

by BakerHostetler on

The federal agency that oversees Medicare’s prescription drug program has alleged that a major U.S. insurance company misled beneficiaries about the pharmacies included in the company’s drug plan, and imposed a $1 million...more

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Strengthens Policyholders’ Ability to Pursue Consumer Protection Claims against Insurers for...

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) has made it clear that an insurer cannot avoid claims for failing to defend a policyholder merely by tendering payment to the policyholder at the last minute. The central issue...more

CFPB orders New Jersey title services company to pay for illegal mortgage referrals

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On June 12, the CFPB announced that it has issued a Consent Order under which a New Jersey title services company, Stonebridge Title Services Inc., agreed to pay a $30,000 civil money penalty for paying illegal kickbacks for...more

CFPB Settles with Mortgage Insurance Company for Violations of RESPA

by Goodwin on

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

by Wilson Elser on

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

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

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

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

by Aaron Minc on

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

by Sebastian Gibson on

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...

by Sebastian Gibson on

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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