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July 20, 2014

Self-Representation in Insurance Cases is a Rough Road

One Portland woman is finding out, in the most difficult possible way, how hard it can be fighting the insurance system without representation. Jennifer Neumeyer, whose husband passed away due to pancreatic cancer back in 2011, found out only after his passing that his life insurance policy had been cancelled earlier when they had missed […]

 

Self-Representation in Insurance Cases is a Rough Road

One Portland woman is finding out, in the most difficult possible way, how hard it can be fighting the insurance system without representation. Jennifer Neumeyer, whose husband passed away due to pancreatic cancer back in 2011, found out only after his passing that his life insurance policy had been cancelled earlier when they had missed […]

Nationwide Fighting $18 Million Judgment in Bad Faith Case

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. was recently found guilty of insurance bad faith practices and ordered to pay $18 million in punitive damages. The lawsuit, which took place over several years, involved a couple who was given an improperly-repaired Jeep Cherokee, which later on proved defective, causing an accident. There were no serious injuries or fatalities, but […]

How to Appeal Insurance Cases

When the vast majority of people hear the term “insurance policy,” they groan internally. Whether this is due to insurance policy prices, the fact that they are often required, or how difficult it can be to deal with insurance companies when you need to make a claim, the fact is that insurance is rarely fun. […]

How to Deal With Insurance Adjustors

Although bad faith lawsuits are extremley complex, the concept of insurance bad faith is a simple one: When you sign up for an insurance policy, there is a reasonable expectation that your insurance company will conduct itself with “good faith and fair dealing.” In Arizona, your insurance company is bound to refrain from any action which […]

Insurance Claim Appeals See High Success Rates

For some lucky people, the insurance system is efficient, functional, and fair, but to many more, it is a complicated and frustrating quagmire. It can be all too easy to get bogged down in a system designed to refuse compensation by any means necessary, and for the many who find that they are treated guilty-until-proven-innocent, […]

Insurance Company Sues Local Government Over Global Warming

Global warming has been on everyone’s minds for over a decade now and is starting to become a serious issue. In one particularly strange turn of events, global warming is the centerpiece in a series of lawsuits related to weather damages, and that trend is expected to continue. In Chicago, the recent series of rain storms […]

Banks Holding Insurance Money Until Repairs are Done

Dealing with an insurance company can be a frustrating experience, even when everything runs smoothly. When a wrench gets thrown in the works, however, frustrating can turn to infuriating. Some citizens around the country are learning that the hard way, after having their houses and businesses damaged by storms. Normally, with an insurance claim, you […]

AIG to Pay Over $7 Million in Bad Faith Case

These days, everyone is familiar with insurance companies trying to do whatever they can, legally or illegally, in order to avoid or reduce benefit payouts. Oftentimes, though, when the actual details of how insurance companies attempt to avoid paying are presented to a jury, they react with horror. In one recent bad faith insurance lawsuit, which involves a […]

Weight Affects Insurance Payout, Apparently

Almost everyone knows that insurance companies will try everything and anything they can to get out of paying legitimate insurance claims. So when an insurance consumer gets word back that their claim was accepted, it’s usually met with excitement and relief. However, according to some recent information released, even upon accepting fault for a claim, insurance […]

Keep Tabs on Bad Faith Claims

Imagine the following scenario: You are in need of a serious medical procedure, and after checking with your insurance documentation and finding out the procedure will be covered, you go in for the operation, and it is a success. As you go over your mail later, recovering from your operation, you get a letter from […]

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