Amicus wins in CA and HI

After reviewing a brief filed by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and an amicus brief filed by United Policyholders this spring, the California Court of Appeal flatly rejected a lawsuit filed by the Association of California Insurance Companies that tried to overturn regulations designed to reduce the homeowners underinsurance problem in the Golden State. Kudos to volunteer Ivo Labar for writing a brief for UP that drew praise from CDI’s General Counsel Adam Cole and helping bring about a good result for policyholders on a problem UP has
labored long and hard to solve. And as reported in our April 2012 Advocacy and Action email UPdate, thanks to volunteer Alan Van Etten, we scored two very significant amicus wins this spring in the Hawaii Supreme Court. One was in a case involving long term care insurance, the other involved title insurance. For details see the full Amicus UPdate in this issue.

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Date: June 26, 2022