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Can Opposing Counsel Manipulate a Liability Insurer Where Crime Is Involved?

Mother (“M”), then 43, and Daughter (“D”), then 21, each pleaded guilty to criminal mischief in Maine after having several auto collisions in quick succession in a cemetery. At first, at least, D was thought to have deliberately run into M’s car in order to prevent...

Insurance Claims Investigations and “The Reasonable”

REALLY UNREASONABLE CLAIMS INVESTIGATIONS =  INSURER BAD FAITH Insurance claims cannot be validly denied unless the denial is based upon a reasonable investigation. To do that is at least a paradigm of insurer error, and if the mistake is bad enough it will constitute...

Insurance Agent/Broker Malpractice in Alaska

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS This was a malpractice suit against an agent/broker of the plaintiff in the trial court and appellant in the Supreme Court. Christianson v. Conrad-Houston Insurance, 318 P.3d 390 (Alaska 2014).  The key issue...

Fine Arts Auctions, Guarantors, and Insurance

FINE ART AUCTIONS & FIRST PARTY INSURANCE Fine art should be insured in a variety of ways.  One mode of insurance is normal property insurance, e.g., insuring the object against fire.  Another is insurance against specialized thefts. Some...

The #Looting of Fine Art: Its “Afterlife”: Insurance and Lawyers

All wars involve one side and/or the other looting the ground it covers good and sometimes great art.  The Nazis were especially guilty of this during WWII: there was lots of it to steal (after all it was Europe); Hitler wanted a high-class museum...

INSUREDS MUST READ AND UNDERSTAND POLICIES

On the “Read the Policy” Rule  It is often repeated in arguments, briefs, and court opinions that policyholder must read their policies.  The proposition expressed in this phrase, or one equivalent to it, taken just by itself, has been for a long time and now is a...

CyberInsurance Coverage for Administrative Law, Overseas Biz Tax Problems

Some corporations are currently trying to move out of U.S. tax liability. Some corporations are already international “Big Time. International biz can lead to a whole array of different tax problems in a whole lot of different countries. Google is...

Insurance Coverage Litigation: A Few Deposition Questions

INSURANCE COVERAGE LITIGATION:  A FEW DEPOSITION QUESTIONS Michael Sean Quinn, Ph.D, J.D., C.P.C.U., Etc. 2112 Hartford Rd Austin, Texas 78703 (O & C) 512-656-9759 mquinn@msqlaw.com (Resumes at  www.michaelseanquinn.com) Insurance bad faith cases...

Tacky Tactics in Insurance Defense Litigation

Michael Sean Quinn, Ph.D, J.D., C.P.C.U., Etc. 2630 Exposition Blvd  #115 Austin, Texas 78703 (o) 512-296-2594 (c) 512-656-9759 mquinn@msqlaw.com (Resumes at  www.michaelseanquinn.com) Coen v. Aptean, et al (Ga. Dist Ct., 12A42185-6)...

Weighty Insurance Claim Paid in Coins and Pounds

Michael Sean Quinn, Ph.D, J.D., C.P.C.U., Etc. 2630 Exposition Blvd  #115 Austin, Texas 78703 (o) 512-296-2594 (c) 512-656-9759 mquinn@msqlaw.com (Resumes found at www.michaelseanquinn.com) One hears about insurance companies paying claims in buckets of coins,...

Insurance law falls into three major categories. First, the insurance company will hire lawyers to represent the insured in case they are sued for something related to their insurance contract. These are known as “insurance defense attorneys.” The second category of insurance law helps insured people determine when an insurance company must pay a claim. Third, insurance companies typically hire attorneys to make sure the company complies with all applicable laws and regulations, which can vary by state.

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