Barry Zalma, Inc.

Barry Zalma founded Barry Zalma, Inc. in 1979 to help resolve every insurance claim problem faced by you or your clients. For more than 51 years as a claims person and insurance coverage attorney, Barry Zalma has represented insurers, advised insurers on claims handling, interpreted coverages and testified as an insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, insurance claims handling and insurance fraud expert on behalf of insurers and policy holders’ suing insurers. He now limits his practice to consultation and service as an insurance claims handling expert.

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The Insurance Claims Library is Essential to Everyone Who Deals with an Insurance Claim This series of books is the latest addition to Barry Zalma’s insurance claims series of books and articles that will form the most thorough, up-to-date, expert-authored insurance claims guide available today. Thorough, yet practical, this series of books form the ideal guide for any professional who works in or frequently interacts with the insurance industry. Claims professionals, risk managers, producers, underwriters,…
Lies on Application the Sole Responsibility of the Insured who Signed the Application People who lie to their insurer to obtain an insurance policy cannot claim it was the agent’s fault for not stopping the applicant from fabrication. When the insured sought coverage on a rental dwelling that had no water, electricity or gas service and had a bootleg and illegal electrical service attempted to defraud the insurer when he applied for a homeowners policy.…
The Insurance Claims Library Over the last 52 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 for insurers and their claims staff to become insurance claims professionals. Books from Full Court Press Full Court Press continues to publish expert secondary content. This time it’s a new collection of insurance law treatises…
 ZALMA’S INSURANCE FRAUD LETTER  January 15, 2019  Is Hard Labor for Insurance Fraud a Real Deterrent?   Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter, Volume 24, No. 2 Some of the articles you can read in this issue of ZIFL follow:  Louisiana takes Insurance Fraud Seriously Insurance fraud is a crime that takes a great deal of money from the insurance buying public. Estimates – since most insurance frauds succeed no one really knows how much it…
Fictionalized True Insurance Crime Books Sometimes I find it necessary to provide information about insurance fraud that simply cannot be told in a non-fiction book. Although I am no competition for Tom Clancy, the books explain, by fictionalizing a true crime, the reality of insurance fraud becomes easier to understand even if you have nothing to do with the insurance industry. Some of the true crime stories available as a Kindle book or a paperback.…
No Right to Contribution from Employer of Injured Plaintiff Construction contracts contain multiple provisions to shift the obligation from one to another in case of injury during the work. Often the contracts work to attempt to avoid the exclusivity of workers’ compensation insurance to the employer causing an employer to indemnify another if an employee is injured. In Paul Kanyuch v. 11 West 19th Associates LLC C/o Block Buildings LLC, Maia MP Construction Inc, Talisen…
Ethics for Insurance and the Insurance Lawyer To present, adjust, or represent anyone involved with an insurance claim it is necessary to understand the ethical basis of insurance and the obligations of an attorney. Over the last 52 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 for insurers and their claims
Ethics for Insurance and the Insurance Lawyer To present, adjust, or represent anyone involved with an insurance claim it is necessary to understand the ethical basis of insurance and the obligations of an attorney. Over the last 52 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 for insurers and their claims
Ohio Court of Appeals Finds “Close Proximity” is Synonymous with “Occupying” The interpretation of an insurance policy should be simple. The words should be given their common meaning and applied in accordance with the agreement of the parties. In Donald Martens, III v. Auto-Owners Insurance Company, Court of Appeals No. L-19-1011,  2019 Ohio 5423, Court of Appeals of Ohio Sixth Appellate District Lucas County (December 31, 2019) Donald Martens, III, appealed a January 22, 2019…
Ohio Court of Appeals Finds “Close Proximity” is Synonymous with “Occupying” The interpretation of an insurance policy should be simple. The words should be given their common meaning and applied in accordance with the agreement of the parties. In Donald Martens, III v. Auto-Owners Insurance Company, Court of Appeals No. L-19-1011,  2019 Ohio 5423, Court of Appeals of Ohio Sixth Appellate District Lucas County (December 31, 2019) Donald Martens, III, appealed a January 22, 2019…