A New York and New Jersey Lawyer Who Represents Policyholders and Beneficiaries in Life Insurance Denial Cases

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Here is a link to an informative article written by Amy Bach of United Policyholders, a non-profit that advocates for the rights of insurance policyholders. It focuses on the insufficient remedies available to New York insureds when their insurance claims are wrongfully denied. In most all cases, the insured can only sue for breach of […]

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United Policyholders and other pro-consumer groups have been advocating for the New York State Legislature to pass a bad faith bill that allows for insureds who are successful in litigation against their insurance companies based on a claim denial to recover attorney’s fees. New York is one of the least insured-friendly states in the nation, […]

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The deadline for homeowners to submit their Hurricane Sandy flood insurance claims is 3 months away, landing on April 29, 2014. The “Your Money” section of the New York Times contains a very informative article about the claims process that provides an overview from start to finish, that is, from filing a claim to perhaps […]

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Homeowners in the New York and New Jersey area have met with frustration, defeat and disgust in trying to get their Hurricane Sandy insurance claims adjusted by their insurance companies. The New Jersey Star-Ledger recently looked into what these homeowners have experienced, from getting raw deals from insurance adjusters who evaluate their claims with inaccurate […]

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Yesterday I attended a CLE at the NYC Bar Association that focused on insurance disputes. Sitting through it, and it was a good program, by the way, I found it particularly interesting that there is an ongoing debate between insurance company and policyholder advocates about what the case law stands for and what the requirements […]

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I apologize for being a little late out of the starting gate on this one, but here goes … In January 2012, the First Department, Appellate Division, did something rather significant in the field of New York insurance law by overruling a decision from eight years earlier in 2004, DiGuglielmo v. Travelers Prop. Cas. (6 […]

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Hot off the presses! The New Jersey Law Journal has published an article written by yours truly entitled: “Does the Consumer Fraud Act Apply to First-Party Insurance Claims?” It’s an interesting issue for you New Jersey insurance aficianados out there. The federal courts have come out with diverging opinions and the New Jersey Supreme Court […]

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A recent decision issued from a Brooklyn trial court serves as a reminder that those New York insurance policyholders who communicate information to an insurance agent, relying on the agent to forward it to the insurance company, will, at the end of the day, be left holding the bag if the agent is negligent. The […]

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An excellent article was published in Bloomberg about the tactics used by insurance companies to deny claims made for accidental death and life insurance benefits. I consider it to be required reading for those who are interested in consumer issues, and specifically those who want to learn about the ways in which insurance companies deny […]

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A fire recently tore through the San Bruno neighborhood in California. Amy Bach of United Policyholders gave advice to policyholders for navigating the claims process that I am providing a link to, because I think it is worthwhile information for all persons with property coverage policies.

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