“Rescission of Insurance – 2nd Edition” Read about this and other insurance books by Barry Zalma at https://zalma.com/blog/insurance-claims-library/ Newly updated and expanded, “Rescission of Insurance – 2nd Edition” provides the insurance coverage lawyer, policyholder lawyer and claims professionals with everything needed to understand and enforce the equitable remedy of rescission. Everyone involved in or with the business of insurance must understand that rescission is an equitable remedy as ancient as the common law of Britain.…
Denial Based on Reasonable Interpretation of Policy Wording Avoids Penalties The plaintiff, Jeffrey Patzius, sought sanctions pursuant to section 155 of the Illinois Insurance Code (Code) (215 ILCS 5/155 (West 2016)) against the defendant, American Family Insurance, for what he alleged were the defendant’s vexatious and unreasonable delay in making payment on the plaintiff’s insurance claim. On August 7, 2018, the trial court denied the plaintiff’s request for sanctions, finding that, because there was a…
Evidence is Needed to Prove the Tort of Bad Faith Some people simply refuse to accept a claim denial, even after a trial court, three times found that the insured had no case. In Timothy A. Mohney v. American General Life Insurance Company, As Successor by Merger to American General Assurance Company, As Successor in Interest to U.S. Life Credit Insurance Company, J-A08011-19, No. 760 WDA 2018, Superior Court of Pennsylvania (October 10, 2019) Timothy…
Needed by Every Insurance Defense Lawyer & Claims Adjuster Over the last 51 years Barry Zalma has dedicated his life to insurance, insurance claims and the need to defeat insurance fraud. He has created the following library of books and other materials to make it possible for insurers and their claims staff to become insurance claims professionals.  Insurance Claims Library HOW TO BUY AN APPROPRIATE HOMEOWNERS POLICY AND SUCCESSFULLY MAKE A CLAIM TO THE INSURER