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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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Title insurance rates (and profits) continue to rise despite the fact that expenses have dropped considerably due to automation and the ease of internet-based records searches. UP weighed in on... Read more
<p>This case affords the New Jersey Supreme Court an opportunity to review how the New Jersey lower courts have resolved bad faith claims handling since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision... Read more
This case involves an insurance company's effort to cut off the... Read more
On July 2, 2013, United Policyholders weighed in as amicus curiae (friend of the court)... Read more
UP filed a brief in opposition to a ruling that would allow insurance companies to take a "wait and see" approach to arbitration. In Iskanian, the court held that a company that waives... Read more
UP weighed in to argue that the Court should apply the doctrine of the reasonable expectations of the insured when analyzing the parties’ positions. Mr. Bell was living with Ms. Severn and... Read more
United Policyholders brief opposed common laws limiting the amount of punitive damages a policyholder can recover to the amount of their standard damages multiplied by a number less than ten.... Read more
<p><span style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Insured bought a building into which it intended to move and transfer its operations. The... Read more
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