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Update on Insurance Carrier’s Duty to Initiate Settlement Discussions Friday, 01 July 2016 Federal court decisions support that there is a duty of an insurance carrier to initiate settlement negotiations once liability has become reasonably clear. READ MORE
Applying Common Fund to UIM Claims Friday, 01 April 2016 The Common Fund Doctrine should be applied in the uninsured motorist setting under the holdings of Lee v. State Farm and the other cases that have described and analyzed the purpose of the Common Fund Doctrine. READ MORE
Medical Payments Offsets And Reimbursement Rights Monday, 01 February 2016 The medpay offset reduces only the value of the insured’s total claim for UM/UIM benefits and not the actual UM/UIM coverage limits themselves. READ MORE
Insurer’s Duty Of Good Faith Continues After Litigation Commenced Friday, 01 January 2016 The implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing continues even after litigation has been initiated. READ MORE
How to Open Policy Limits Sunday, 01 February 2015 Careful planning is necessary when making a policy limits demand so that the insurance carrier cannot later claim that it is not liable for the excess judgment. READ MORE
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