2019 September

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Articles in this issue:
The art of taking the bad-faith duty-to-settle case to trial

The art of taking the bad-faith duty-to-settle case to trial

From acknowledging the “skunk on the table” in voir dire, to acting as a “public servant” as you ask for punitive damages, here is the framework for trying the bad-faith case

Ricardo Echeverria

2019 September


Buying immunity

Buying immunity

The lid is off the policy! Can insurers immunize themselves from their bad-faith failure to settle by buying the bad-faith claim from their own policyholder?

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2019 September


Appellate Reports

Court says methodology of identifying class members who purchased an inflatable pool from chain store need not be shown in order to certify class. Also, decisions on choice of law and waiver of right to compel arbitration

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2019 September


Financial elder abuse and insurance

Financial elder abuse and insurance

Successful litigation of financial elder abuse may include treble damages and attorney’s fees awards

Tonna K. Farrar
Evangeline Fisher Grossman

2019 September


The standard of review in ERISA disability cases

The standard of review in ERISA disability cases

ERISA cases are often won or lost based on which standard of review applies

Christian J. Garris

2019 September


Does Egan’s “managing agent” rule survive 40 years later?

Most insurance bad faith cases involve a fight over the managerial status of the employees who denied the insured’s claim

Robert S. Gianelli
Adrian Barrio

2019 September


Understanding and opposing the “Genuine Dispute” Doctrine

Understanding and opposing the “Genuine Dispute” Doctrine

A look at Wilson and other important decisions on this doctrine so often relied upon by insurers in their summary judgment motions

Rex Heeseman

2019 September


Litigating an ERISA insurance case

Litigating an ERISA insurance case

An overview of the ERISA litigation process and practical advice on avoiding pitfalls and pratfalls

Michael B. Horrow
Scott Calvert

2019 September


What event had its start in 1983?

Then, as today, it’s all about “connection”

Shawn McCann

2019 September


Burned out and underinsured

Burned out and underinsured

A look at why California homes are underinsured and the litigation that arises out of that underinsurance

Charles Miller

2019 September


Insurance issues in settlement discussions

A review of the insurer’s duty to settle and the effect of mediation confidentiality laws on mediated settlements

Kirk Pasich

2019 September


Civility

Lost nationally but found at the CAALA Convention

Stuart Zanville

2019 September

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