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Here are Resources to Create Insurance Claims Professionals To assist the insurance industry in its efforts to avoid the tort of bad faith Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, an insurance coverage and claims consultant, has created a library of insurance claims books and internet based training programs to make it possible for insurers to develop a claims staff of insurance claims professionals. Insurance is a business of utmost good faith. Each party to the contract of…
When Plaintiff Lost the Coverage Issue it Abandoned its Suit When a party files a lawsuit it is obligated to pursue that suit effectively or advise the court that it wishes to dismiss the suit because it is not viable. Just abandoning a lawsuit, ignoring the communications of opposite counsel, and the orders of the court is contumacious conduct that should, if possible, be severely punished. In Reno Contracting, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty…
Ethics, The Examination Under Oath, Random Thoughts on Insurance,  and Rescission of Insurance To assist the insurance industry in its efforts to avoid the tort of bad faith Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, an insurance coverage and claims consultant, has created a library of insurance claims books and internet based training programs to make it possible for insurers to develop a claims staff of insurance claims professionals. Insurance is a business of utmost good faith. Each…
A Insurance Criminal’s Conviction Appealed on Many Inept Grounds A massive workers’ compensation insurance fraud conducted by physicians and chiropractors resulted in the conviction of Dolphus D. Pierce II only to have him file appeals on multiple useless grounds that resulted in an extremely long decision from the Court of Appeal finding none of the grounds worthy of consideration. In The People v. Dolphus Dwayne Pierce II, F074602, Court of Appeal of the State of…
A Insurance Criminal’s Conviction Appealed on Many Inept Grounds A massive workers’ compensation insurance fraud conducted by physicians and chiropractors resulted in the conviction of Dolphus D. Pierce II only to have him file appeals on multiple useless grounds that resulted in an extremely long decision from the Court of Appeal finding none of the grounds worthy of consideration. In The People v. Dolphus Dwayne Pierce II, F074602, Court of Appeal of the State of…
The California Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations and The California SIU Regulations To assist the insurance industry in its efforts to avoid the tort of bad faith Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, an insurance coverage and claims consultant, has created a library of insurance claims books and internet based training programs to make it possible for insurers to develop a claims staff of insurance claims professionals. Insurance is a business of utmost good faith. Each party…
Regular Use of an Auto Excluded if Not Listed on Declarations People who buy auto insurance often try to save money by not identifying all vehicles owned and operated by the insureds. When a pick-up truck used mostly for farming operations and – as a result – not often on public roads was not listed on the policy even though regularly used by the insured and his son it ran afoul of an exclusion for…
Regular Use of an Auto Excluded if Not Listed on Declarations People who buy auto insurance often try to save money by not identifying all vehicles owned and operated by the insureds. When a pick-up truck used mostly for farming operations and – as a result – not often on public roads was not listed on the policy even though regularly used by the insured and his son it ran afoul of an exclusion for…
“The Compact Book on Adjusting Property Claims – Second Edition” & “The Compact Book on Adjusting Liability Claims – Second Edition” To assist the insurance industry in its efforts to avoid the tort of bad faith Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, an insurance coverage and claims consultant, has created a library of insurance claims books and internet based training programs to make it possible for insurers to develop a claims staff of insurance claims professionals. Insurance…
Need for Money from Insurer Does Not Create Coverage Insurance does not, as I have said until I was blue in the face, does not cover every possible problem. When an insurer denies coverage the policyholder without coverage will try to save money by convincing the plaintiff to let the policyholder go free in exchange for an assignment of a claim against an insurer where punitive damages might allow it to become rich. In Schnabel…