In Philanthropy Thought Leaders: Hot Topics (June 24, 2019), we explained how our online feeds each day bring us a continual flow of “tantalizing information; … “intriguing articles and writings with a “philosophical ‘big-ideas’ tone.” That June post highlighted a few of them discussing the nature and future of philanthropy itself. In More Thoughts from Philanthropy Thinkers (July 23, 2019), we included selected commentary on the issue of tainted donations.    The Challenge of  Climate…
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
Dead statutes have a long life span in the tax world. They have a long life span because cases involving prior tax years percolate through the judicial system long after the relevant statute has been amended or repealed. Perhaps the best example is the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA), the regime that Congress created in the 1980s to streamline partnership audits. In 2015, Congress passed the Balanced Budget Act of 2015,…
Forging a Certificate of Insurance is a Crime Every construction contract requires that subcontractors provide certificates of insurance as a condition of working on the construction project. Many subcontractors do not have liability insurance that would fulfill the requirements of a general contractor and owner of a major construction project. To get the work some are tempted to provide fake evidence of insurance. In Terrence Roberts v. The State of Texas, NO. 03-18-00224-CR, Texas Court…
Ten Volumes Comprising A Comprehensive Group of Materials on Property & Casualty Insurance Claims 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 professional and expert witness Kevin Quinley said about the following ten…

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