“We are so grateful to have wonderful UP looking out for us and putting together amazing amounts of information to help us understand 'the process' and cope with the trials and tribulations!"
About the Amicus Library
Welcome to the United Policyholders Amicus Project library where you can read copies and summaries of briefs we file in courts throughout the United States on behalf of insurance consumers. A report titled "Twenty Years Protecting, Defending and Advancing Policyholders Rights" chronicles the topics covered in the 300+ amicus briefs the organization filed between 1991 and 2011.
The following is a list of cases in which United Policyholders has submitted Amicus Curaie briefs. Click here to view our Amicus Project Team of attorneys who volunteer their time to write pro-consumer briefs for United Policyholders. To suggest or request that United Policyholders weigh in on a case, please complete the Request an Amicus Brief form.
In this case, UP sought to provide the court with policyholders’ perspectives on why an Appellate Division holding needs to be reversed. The holding relates to how a policyholder can obtain... Read more
UP encouraged the Court to uphold a lower court's decision below with respect to the "follow the fortunes" doctrine. The purpose of insurance is to insure – even when the insured is another... Read more
UP briefed this case to defend Florida's long-standing rule that an ambiguous insurance policy must be interpreted in favor of the policyholder. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for a class... Read more
UP authored amicus in this important case of first impression supporting the rights of policyholders and their judgment creditors to recover a judgment in excess of the policy limits in contract... Read more
UP filed an amicus brief in support of a Montana law that allows third parties injured in automobile accidents to bring direct claims against insurance companies who fail to ethically handle... Read more
UP submitted a brief in support of the Appellants, whose claim is that the insurance company violated its disclosure obligations under California Insurance Code section 381(f) by charging... Read more
A homeowner purchased an insurance policy that provided Replacement Cost Value (RCV) coverage on his dwelling. A policyholder reasonably expects that by paying an additional premium for this type... Read more
UP filed a brief in opposition to an appeal by US Airways, Inc. seeking reimbursement and subrogation from its employee for ERISA medical benefits in excess of what employees recovered from third-... Read more
A showing of bad faith is not contingent on the presence of any economic loss. Rather, UP argued, a claim of bad faith should rest on improper claim-handling alone.
Should a jury verdict and Court of Appeals finding of clear and convincing evidence to support a punitive damages award result in a reduction of the award simply because it was in excess of... Read more