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Dennis Wall
Dennis J. Wall, Attorney at Law, A Professional Association presenting legal research papers and materials, particularly those related to the subject of insurance.
Here is my contact information if you would like to contact me about any of my posts or other matters of Insurance Claims Handling, Coverage, or Good Faith and Fair Dealing:C: 407.617.4693. P.O. Box 195220, Winter Springs, FL 32719-5220, www.dennisjwall.com, DJW@dennisjwall.com. I have been a lawyer since 1978 and I have written and updated my first Book, "Litigation and Prevention of Insurer Bad Faith," since 1983.
Interests: expert witness. good faith and fair dealing. insurance coverage. catastrophic claims. first party and third party insurance claims. appeals. fiduciary
Recent Activity
This is the second in a series of articles taking a look at the recent Multi-District Litigation lawsuits (MDLs) involving General Motors and Volkswagen. In future installments in this series, we will take a look first at the General Motors... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
This is the first installment of a series of articles taking a look at the recent Multi-District Litigation lawsuits (MDLs) involving General Motors and Volkswagen. This installment sets the background and describes how MDLs came to be, how they are... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
There is a strong presumption of public access to Court files. The origins of the presumption are both the common law and the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.[1] The Constitutional presumption of public access to Court files is... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
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Photograph Courtesy of New York Public Library Collection. The secretary of the treasury has forced a fraction of the Internal Revenue Service employees, who had been laid off, to return to work and process papers for the mortgage industry. So... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
Continued from Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The idea behind the law is simple in this regard. Every court so far as is known recognizes that before a judge can allow evidence to be concealed, the party asking to conceal that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
Continued from Claims and Issues Blog, Monday, January 7, 2019. How proposed orders have worked in the past. In all systems of justice in the United States, whether in the federal system or in any one of the State or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
Continued from article posted here on New Year's Day, 2019. It is important to note also that there is a pretty reliable sign that a judge is more likely than not to sign an umbrella secrecy order in any given... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
Umbrella orders are written for many purposes, but only one purpose is central to their existence. Putting their selling points to one side, umbrella orders are written and proposed to conceal evidence without having a judge determine good cause for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
In Washington State as elsewhere, the filed rate doctrine is a defense under certain circumstances. In basic and general terms as laid out by a federal court in the case of Harvey v. Centene Mgt. Co. LLC, No. 2:18-CV-00012-SMJ, 2018... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
The Death of Another Child in the Custody of the United States. The current caretakers of the Federal Government are setting records. More children have died in the custody of the United States at the border on their watch in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
The federal courts have analyzed stipulated protective orders like contracts between the parties, which they are. Only they are contracts between parties to litigation usually signed by counsel although binding on the clients. If a party did not negotiate a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
Initial reports of a 7-year-old girl's death in Federal custody were that the Federal agents of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a part of the Department of Homeland Security or DHS, were told by the girl's father that she... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
At least without evidence to support an untimely request, the District Judge ruled in TrueNorth Cos., LC v. TruNorth Warranty Plans of N. Am., LLC, No. C17-31-LTS, 2018 WL 6438370 (N.D. Iowa December 7, 2018). The case involved substantive claims... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
News outlets report that there were many attempts by Russian nationals to contact American nationals about and during the 2016 campaign for President of the United States. Reports put the contacts together to identify at least 14 individuals. So much... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
TODAY is the deadline, Monday, December 10, 2018, for leaving Comments on the Department of Security's proposed re-write of rules surrounding "who is likely to become a public charge" because they are "likely to receive public benefits" and should, the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
The deadline is tomorrow, Monday, December 10, 2018 for leaving Comments on the Department of Security's proposed re-write of rules surrounding "who is likely to become a public charge" because they are "likely to receive public benefits" and should, the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
The deadline is this coming Monday, December 10, 2018 for leaving Comments on the Department of Security's proposed re-write of rules surrounding "who is likely to become a public charge" because they are "likely to receive public benefits" and should,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
Comments to the DHS Proposed Rules Changes 12.05.18. The deadline for leaving Comments is December 10, 2018. Because the deadline of December 10 is approaching, my Comments of 12.05.18 will be published both on Claims and Issues Blog at https://claimsissues.typepad.com/... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
Comments to Proposed DHS Public Charge Rules. 12.04.18. The deadline for leaving Comments is December 10, 2018. Because the deadline of December 10 is approaching, my Comments of 12.04.18 will be published both on Claims and Issues Blog at https://claimsissues.typepad.com/... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
The following are my full Comments of December 3, 2018 in response to the DHS Proposed Public Charge Rules: PENALIZING THE DISABLED, monetizing PREJUDICE. In the Comments below, I am providing the addresses for you to be able to send... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
The following are my full Comments of December 2, 2018 in response to the DHS Proposed Public Charge Rules: PUBLIC CHARGE NOT PUBLIC PARIAH. In the Comments below, I am providing the addresses for you to be able to send... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
You have probably heard that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a re-write of the laws governing who is a "public charge" and therefore an inadmissible alien who cannot be admitted to the United States. The proposed rules... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
PART TWO OF TWO PARTS COMPLETED WITH ALL FOOTNOTES REPRINTED HERE ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2018. The following reprint from the book, Catastrophe Claims: Insurance Coverage for Natural and Man-Made Disasters, is with the permission of Thomson Reuters West, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
PART ONE OF TWO PARTS: TO BE COMPLETED HERE ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2018. The following reprint from the book, Catastrophe Claims: Insurance Coverage for Natural and Man-Made Disasters, is with the permission of Thomson Reuters West, the publisher, and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
On Wednesday morning, November 21, newspapers reported on a "border intelligence analysis" conducted by the United States Customs and Border Protection agency. The analysis is dated November 17. In it, the CBP concluded that the border patrol faces "minimal" risks... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2018 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog