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About the Amicus Library
Welcome to the Amicus Project library. Here you will find copies of the briefs we have filed on behalf of insurance consumers. UP brings a unique consumer voice before courts confronting insurance issues - reminding judges that there are real people who have suffered real loss behind the case captions.
At the time UP published its 2011 report entitled: "Twenty Years Protecting, Defending and Advancing Policyholders Rights" we had filed 300+ briefs since our founding in 1991. UP's Amicus Project output has grown exponentially and more and more courts are hearing our voice and adopting our arguments.
UP's Amicus Project is made possible by the hundreds of dedicated policyholder attorneys who generously volunteer their time to write our briefs. Click here to view the attorneys who make up our Amicus Project Team.
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When homeowners file claims, insurance companies have a duty to conduct a prompt, reasonable investigation of the damage.
In California, coverage clauses are interpreted broadly so as to afford the greatest possible protection to the insured, while exclusions are construed narrowly and against the insurer. Exclus
The most fundamental obligation of a liability insurer is to defend it's insured against suits alleging bodily injury or property damage. The duty to defend is broader than the duty to indemnify... Read more
In this letter requesting publication, UP urged publication because the decision addresses an issue of great importance to the insurance community, on which there is no published appellate... Read more
The Florida Legislature has mandated under Fla. Stat.
An insurer's duty of good faith and fair dealing extends to settling claims against its insured.
In general, state insurance regulators must approve an insurer's rates before their insurance products are sold to the public.
Under Pennsylvania law, insurance companies are subject to attorneys fees and punitive damages for acting in bad faith towards their policyholders.
Under Massachusetts law, an insurance company's duty to defend is broad and encompasses the prosecution of a policyholder's counterclaims.
In a brief supporting a petition for review, UP argued that when a reviewing court disregards a jury's finding that punitive damages were warranted in an insurance bad faith case, it is harmful to... Read more