Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY
In This Issue:
- Southern District of California Denies Motion to Dismiss Bad Faith Claim in Homeowners Policy Dispute
- Northern District of Indiana: No Bad Faith Where Insurer Has a Rational Basis for its...more
Cadle v. Geico Gen. Ins. Co., No. 6:13-CV-1591-ORL-31G, 2014 WL 4983746 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 6, 2014).
Middle District of Florida finds that insured’s bad faith claim for first-party failure to settle could not properly be...more
Red-light running is a serious intersection safety issue in the San Fernando Valley and across the nation. Indeed, a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that in the last...more
Barry P. Goldberg is careful when advising accident victims that think that their case is a “slam dunk” on liability. In fact, claimants should be aware that if the case goes into active litigation the insurers will hire...more
In Layton Smith bht Troy Smith v NRMA Insurance Limited  NSWSC 1518, the Supreme Court of NSW was called upon to determine the separate question of liability in a motor vehicle accident matter. However, in a somewhat...more
If you’re like the countless Southern California drivers who have been involved in an auto accident, you’re probably more fed up with the insurance companies than with any injury to yourself or property damage to your car! Of...more
Barry P. Goldberg tirelessly looks for every available source of recovery, especially in serious injury cases. Often an accident has many possible causes. The obvious causes usually involve other negligent drivers, road...more
A staple of every well written Statement of Defence includes the plea for entitlement to the benefits of all insurances provided pursuant to section 267 of the Insurance Act. Where a Plaintiff receives payments for collateral...more
Insurance Coverage – Auto Exclusion for “Nonrelative Resident” not Permitted -
Court Of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (September 24, 2014)-
Many automobile policies have exclusions against coverage for...more
In Fitzpatrick v. Wang [2014 ONSC 4251], the underinsured carrier moved to obtain a copy of a transcript from an Examination Under Oath of a tort Defendant.
On November 20, 2009, Chang Wang was involved in a motor...more
In Gianassi v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 142600 (M. D. Fla. 2014), the Middle District granted in part and denied in part State Farm’s Motion to Dismiss two counts of Plaintiff’s three-count...more
Consider that most drivers in California maintain the absolute minimum amount of insurance. The limits for the minimum are hardly adequate in about 50% of all accidents. That means it is very important to determine whether...more
Barry P. Goldberg has seen almost every possible circumstance arising from automobile accidents. Many cases involve insurance coverage issues ranging from whether a policy was in effect at the time of the accident to more...more
The Court of Appeal, in Matheson v. Lewis, [2014 ONCA 542] recently held that an All Terrain Vehicle ("ATV") is an off-road vehicle that must be insured while on a roadway.
The Plaintiff was injured in an accident as...more
In California, if you let someone borrow your car, you are also essentially lending that person your car insurance, as car insurance generally follows the car and not the driver. Even if the friend who is borrowing your car...more
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario ('FSCO") decision by Arbitrator Osundi in Jama and Aviva Canada Inc. (FSCO A13-004308) (“Jama”) is the most recent decision considering the territorial limits of the Statutory...more
After he was rear-ended by a driver without insurance, the plaintiff in Maslo v. Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance, No. B249271 (Cal. App. Ct. June 27, 2014) incurred $64,000 in medical expenses, but he filed a claim with his...more
Lewison v. W. Nat’l Mut. Ins. Co., Civ. No. 13-4031-KES, 2014 WL 3573403 (D.S.D. July 21, 2014).
The District of South Dakota grants in part and denies in part an insurer’s motion for summary judgment on two...more
If you have had the misfortune of being involved in a crash or incident where you have aggravated a pre-existing physical condition, do not believe the insurance representative if they attempt to persuade you into thinking...more
Last week, the Divisional Court released its decision in Security National v. Hodges, 2014 ONSC 3627.
This was a judicial review of a Financial Services Commission of Ontario Director’s Delegate decision. The...more
The Ministry of Finance has engaged the accounting firm KPMG to provide annual reports to the government in 2014 and 2015 on a variety of issues relating to auto insurance, including the effect of the 2010 changes on the...more
It was a simple accident. He was simply unable to stop in time in heavy, rush-hour traffic and rear-ended the vehicle in front of him. After the accident was investigated and insurance information exchanged, he assumed the...more
Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist Attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, represents insured accident victims on a regular basis. Many of these insured clients honestly believe that they have "full coverage" and are adequately protected if...more
The new teen drivers are out in force for the summer season, giving their parents a lot to be anxious about. Among the countless fears parents have every time their teen takes the wheel should be their own liability....more
The traditional view has been that a motor vehicle accident victim had no right to claim directly against the at-fault motorist insurer until Judgment was obtained. Section 258(1) of the Insurance Act permits a non-party to...more
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