2019 September

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Articles in this issue:
You want the insurance company to pay how much???

You want the insurance company to pay how much???

Must the insurer’s conduct be “unreasonable” to trigger bad faith? What if the adjuster is hit by a bus on his way to mail you an offer?

Demian Oksenendler

2019 September


Buying immunity

Buying immunity

The lid is off the policy! Can insurers immunize themselves from their bad-faith failure to settle by buying the bad-faith claim from their own policyholder?

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2019 September


ERISA: Highlights of recent notable cases

ERISA: Highlights of recent notable cases

The Ninth Circuit’s ERISA decisions affect the full range of employer-provided insurance and pension benefits

Michelle L. Roberts

2019 September


Profile: Katie Spielman

Profile: Katie Spielman

Stanford grad forsakes corporate practice to advocate for consumers and take down scheming insurance companies

Stephen Ellison

2019 September



Insurance bad-faith mediations

Bad-faith cases rarely settle on the day of mediation. Are unrealistic client expectations to blame, or is the insurer just testing plaintiff’s resolve?

Terrence J. Coleman

2019 September


Appellate Reports

Court says methodology of identifying class members who purchased an inflatable pool from chain store need not be shown in order to certify class. Also, decisions on choice of law and waiver of right to compel arbitration

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2019 September


Understanding and opposing the “Genuine Dispute” Doctrine

A look at Wilson and other important decisions on this doctrine so often relied upon by insurers in their summary judgment motions

Rex Heeseman

2019 September


Insurance issues in settlement discussions

A review of the insurer’s duty to settle and the effect of mediation confidentiality laws on mediated settlements

Kirk Pasich

2019 September


Equitable surcharge <em>and</em> agency <em>and</em> waiver, oh my!

Equitable surcharge and agency and waiver, oh my!

ERISA: Breach of fiduciary duty or breach of contract when employers make mistakes administering their employees’ benefits

Brent Dorian Brehm

2019 September


Squared away

Clearing out that which accumulates in a law practice

Miles B. Cooper

2019 September

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