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Bad Faith and Opioids: Insurers Abandon Businesses During the Crisis

Bad Faith and Opioids: Insurers Abandon Businesses During the Crisis

The opioid crisis has affected communities across America. Every day, about 130 people in the US die of an opioid overdose, with a large fraction of those deaths attributable to prescription painkillers, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Major contributors to the epidemic include...





How Two Horrific Injuries Derailed Illinois Tort Reform

How Two Horrific Injuries Derailed Illinois Tort Reform

Starting in the late 1980s, insurance companies and their allies throughout the business sector began a push to limit defendants’ exposure in liability lawsuits. The movement, dubbed “tort reform,” targets state legislatures across the country to rewrite laws to protect business...

Illinois Bad Faith Lawsuit Proves that Time Is Money

Illinois Bad Faith Lawsuit Proves that Time Is Money

A recent appellate decision out of Illinois demonstrates that an insurer’s bad faith is not necessarily limited to an outright refusal to pay; bad faith can also include a failure to pay within a reasonable amount of time.
As reported by The National Law Review, Rockford Mutual...

State Farm Must Pay Couple $46K for Breach of Contract for Homeowner Policy

State Farm Must Pay Couple $46K for Breach of Contract for Homeowner Policy

In a case that could have sweeping national implications, a Pennsylvania court has ordered State Farm, the Commonwealth’s largest purveyor of homeowners’ insurance policies, to pay a couple $46,000 for breaching the terms of their policy. The case arose from the highly questionable,...

Top 10 Signs of California Insurance Bad Faith

Top 10 Signs of California Insurance Bad Faith

Californians invest thousands of their hard-earned dollars into insurance policies every year. The assurance that your business, home, and family will be well taken care of in the event of a tragedy is worth it.
When an insurance company denies your policy benefits, delays payment, or pays...

After the Fires Die Down, Watch Out for Bad Faith

After the Fires Die Down, Watch Out for Bad Faith

Larry Spanier’s dream house was in Fountaingrove, California, near Santa Rosa. It was where he had chosen to retire after a career as an aerospace executive. In 2017, though, record-setting wildfires ravaged the area. The home was completely destroyed. Spanier relied on a policy from the...