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Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP

Regional Claim Supervisor Qualifies as “Managing Agent,” Supporting Award of Punitive Damages

In Mazik v. GEICO General Ins. Co. (No. B281372, filed 5/17/19), a California appeals court upheld a judgment and award of punitive damages for bad faith delay of an underinsured motorist claim, on the ground that a claim...more

Michigan Auto Law

Will Gov. Gretchen Whitmer veto Michigan No-Fault Reform Bills?

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican leadership have been in talks through the weekend. The two sides are now attempting to reach enough common ground for Gov. Whitmer to sign No-Fault Reform legislation after the No-Fault...more

Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP

Special considerations for minimum insurance policy settlements

The existence of the tripartite relationship between insured, insurer, and defense counsel is a prevailing concept in insurance defense, as are the duties between the three parties. These obligations stem from the basic...more

Michigan Auto Law

New Michigan No-Fault Auto Insurance Bill: What Does It Mean?

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The whole point behind Michigan No-Fault auto insurance reform is to provide meaningful rate relief to drivers who pay too much. The point of real reform is to make auto No-Fault more affordable. ...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Financial Daily Dose 5.7.2019 | Top Story: Occidental Ups Cash Bid for Anadarko

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Occidental has increased the cash portion of its recent bid for rival Anadarko, upping the cash side of its $38 billion offer to 78% (from 50%). Chevron now has 4 days to sweeten its bid or lose out – NYTimes and WSJ and...more

The Brown Firm

10 Common Mistakes People Make After A Car Accident

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Being involved in a car accident is a traumatic experience for everyone involved. In the heat of the moment, even the most insignificant fender benders can feel like the world around you is collapsing....more

Ballard Spahr LLP

House Financial Services Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Discrimination in Auto Loans and Insurance

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This past Wednesday the House Committee on Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing titled “Examining Discrimination in the Automobile Loan and Insurance Industries.” As the Majority...more

The Roth Firm

Pre-existing Conditions and Auto Accident Claims

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If you were involved in a Car Accident that was caused by someone else's careless driving, you should file an auto accident claim for medical compensation. When you try and file a claim for car accident compensation, you will...more

BakerHostetler

Insurance Class Action Quarterly Update - April 2019

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The new year began with dramatic growth in vehicle total loss class actions over payment of sales tax and title transfer and registration fees, interpretations of the filed rate doctrine, and further activity in labor...more

Cooley LLP

Blog: The end of auto insurance as we know it: How big data will reshape the future of the autonomous vehicle insurance market

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Despite the recent wave of articles forecasting that the rise of autonomous vehicles will lead to a decline in auto insurance premiums, we believe it is more accurate to say that the advent of self-driving cars will cause the...more

The Roth Firm

How Do I Get My Medical Care Taken Care Of After A Car Accident?

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If you're ever involved in a car accident, one of the first things you need to do is seek medical attention. If your injuries are bad enough, you will be whisked away from the scene on an ambulance and be taken care of...more

The Roth Firm

What You Need to Know About Uber and Lyft Accidents

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Hailing a taxi is a thing of the past. We are no longer dependent on good luck, good timing, and the kindness of others to get a ride to where we're going. We don't have to hop out into traffic to signal down the only vacant...more

Wilson Elser

The Hub: Transportation News & Insights - April 2019

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Independent Contractors / Owner Operators - In a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, the plaintiff filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and thousands of other contractors...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Insurer’s Mistake in Treating Non-Resident Relative as an Insured Under UM Coverage Of Umbrella Policy Did Not Create Coverage by...

Melissa Komorsky v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, et al. — Cal.Rptr.3d –, 2019 WL 1451275 (Cal. Ct. App., March 1, 2019), Second Appellate District Court of Appeal, Case No. B286443. An uninsured motorist struck and killed...more

Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP

New Jersey Supreme Court Holds Appellate Division Decision Was Inconsistent With New Jersey’s No Fault Statutes and Rejects...

On March 26, 2019 the Supreme Court of New Jersey reversed the Appellate Division’s decision in Haines v. Taft, 450 N.J. Super. 295, (App. Div., 2017), wherein the Appellate Division concluded that plaintiffs were entitled to...more

Michigan Auto Law

LA Insurance Still Selling Short Term Car Insurance to Michigan Drivers

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After being forced by the Insurance Commissioner to take its 7-day auto insurance policies off the market, the agency offers short term car insurance policies that cancel after 13 days...more

Hogan Lovells

UK: We didn’t start the fire: Motor insurer not liable for property damage caused by car repair fire on private premises

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In R&S Pilling t/a Phoenix Engineering v UK Insurance Limited [2019] UKSC 16, the Supreme Court addressed the question of whether or not a motor insurer should be liable for property damage caused by a fire which was started...more

Michigan Auto Law

No-Fault: How do doctors get paid by insurance companies?

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For years, doctors’ and hospitals’ medical bills have been slashed by No-Fault insurers using the insurers’ own de facto medical-provider fee schedules - How do doctors get paid by insurance companies under Michigan...more

Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP

Personal Umbrella Policy Not Required to Incorporate the Statutory Terms of Uninsured Motorist Coverage

In Melissa Komorsky v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, et al. (No. B286443, filed 3/1/19, ord. pub. 3/29/19), a California appeals court held that there is no public policy mandating the inclusion of Insurance Code section 11580.2’s...more

Michigan Auto Law

Michigan legislation would repeal No-Fault auto insurance system by 2022

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House Bill 4397 to replace No-Fault with fault based system in tort, where crash victims would sue for medical expenses, lost wages due to injury...more

Michigan Auto Law

MCCA audit: Why is car insurance so expensive in Michigan?

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Drivers’ auto insurance costs to go up after MCCA fee increased to $220, prompting governor to order MCCA audit by Insurance Commissioner because drivers deserve ‘transparency’ - Why did the MCCA fee jump 15%? To find out,...more

Howard Ankin

Where to Get Your Driving Record in Chicago

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Knowing how to obtain a copy of an Illinois driving record can help people stay on top of inaccuracies that could impact insurance rates, employment opportunities, and future driving privileges. Obtaining a copy of an...more

Downey Brand LLP

California Plaintiff Who Sues Decedent’s Insurer Can Recover Costs on Top of Policy Limits

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It’s generally not easy to sue a deceased person’s estate in California. In most cases, claimants must file a creditor’s claim before proceeding with a lawsuit in the Superior Court, which may first require bringing a...more

The Roth Firm

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company After a Car Crash?

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When you are involved in a Car Accident there is a very high probability that you will be contact by insurance companies. There are some important things you should be aware of before speaking to any insurance company after...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Georgia Supreme Court Limits Insurers’ Potential Bad Faith Exposure Related to Settlement Discussions

Rejecting insurance bad faith claims based on an insurer’s handling of settlement discussions, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that "an insurer’s duty to settle arises only when the injured party presents a valid offer to...more

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