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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
There are two types of insurer bad faith claims under Ohio law, the federal judge ruled in a case involving coverage and bad faith claims under an insurance policy for losses from fire. The case is Jordan v. Liberty Mut.... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
“In late June and through July of 2014, Hamas fired rockets from Gaza into Israel. Because of these hostilities, the plaintiffs, Universal Cable Productions, LLC, and Northern Entertainment Productions, LLC (collectively “Universal”), moved the production of their television series Dig... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
HUD said that in 2019. Tomorrow at the close of day, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, the Comment period will end for HUD to accept Comments to the proposed Mixed Status Families rules changes. The changes, proposed by Mr. Stephen Miller,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
In hindsight, you should have seen it coming. They left it to Kate Bailey, Trial Attorney in the Civil Division of the current justice department, to represent to the Court in Washington, D.C. that the current federal government had backed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
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See Ledyard King, Sarah Elbeshbishi, and Jason Lalljee, What to Expect at the Washington DC 4th of July: Army Tanks, A Burning Flag and Baby Trump, USA TODAY online July 2, 2019 (USA Today may charge for online access). Photo... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
In Karrani v. JetBlue Airways Corp., No. C18-1510 RSM, 2019 WL 2724046 (W.D. Wash. June 28, 2019), the Court applied the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of Court to a motion to seal evidence. The motion... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
I left the following Comments on the overdraft rule earlier today. Comments are due by July 1. The overdraft rule is being examined by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau because the CFPB is required to review the rule by the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
In Hansen Constr. Inc. v. Everest Nat’l Ins. Co., No. 16-cv-02902-CMA-GPG, 2019 WL 2602510 (D. Colo. June 25, 2019), a Federal Judge granted the plaintiff’s and the defendant insurance company’s motion to exclude expert witness testimony in a bad faith... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
even if a "filed insurance rate doctrine" were to be recognized. Aetna started it. Aetna sued Insys. Aetna alleged that Insys defrauded Aetna into reimbursing Insys and its officers for off-label prescriptions of a certain drug. MSI tried to join... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
... IN CALIFORNIA, NOT IN FLORIDA. "As reduced by the trial court, the $ 1 million in punitive damages (approximately three times the amount of compensatory damages) is within the constitutionally permitted range in view of the degree of reprehensibility... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
In a case that “involves the snail-paced resolution of insurance claims for property damage caused by a hurricane in 2004,” a Florida appellate panel unanimously held that the policyholder could sue Citizens Property Insurance Corporation for consequential damages but not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
A guest article by John K. DiMugno, Esquire, a California attorney, legal educator, and the author or coauthor of multiple legal treatises and legal periodicals published by Thomson Reuters. William P. Barr, Attorney General of the United States, recently spoke... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
The City Attorney of San Francisco started an investigation which concerned Uber. The City Attorney issued administrative subpoenas as the City Attorney was authorized by California law to do. The administrative subpoenas required Uber to provide reports and data that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
In Hyundai Mtr. Am., Inc. v. Midwest Indus. Supply Co., No. 2:17-cv-03010-JCM-GWF, 2019 WL 2411420 (D. Nev. June 6, 2019) (Foley , USMJ), both the defendants and the plaintiffs filed motions to seal testimony and evidence. Both sides said that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
This article continues from the end of the article published here on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Under Secrecy agreements and Secrecy orders like the ones in the People of California v. Wells Fargo case, what was marked "confidential" purportedly stays... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
This article continues from the end of the article published here on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The stipulation adopted by a judge's order in February 2016 in People v. Wells Fargo lines up behind many other secrecy stipulations and orders... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
Proposed secrecy orders in 2015-2016 California lawsuit filed by the L.A. City Attorney. Many of the changes made by the secrecy agreements in this California lawsuit were made earlier in previous lawsuits, as noted. Other Rules changes in the agreements... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
That is because Count III failed to state a claim for inadequate defense upon which relief could be granted. It does not mean that the substantive law of the forum State does not award damages for an inadequate defense; it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
The parties to a patent infringement case found a creative use for SPO's. First, they settled the case. Next they agreed to a protective order that restrained them from talking about the settlement other than what the SPO provided they... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
A stipulated protective order ("SPO") in Manchester v. Sivantos GMBH, No. CV 17-5309-ODW (JEMx), 2019 WL 1598754 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 30, 2019) (McDermott, USMJ), reached out to specifically provide for secrecy of "source code": The Stipulated Protective Order (Dkt. 262)... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
A trial judge's expert testimony was excluded in Columbia Cas. Co. v. Ironshore Specialty Ins. Co., C.A. No. 15-197 WES, 2019 WL 2176306 (D.R.I. May 20, 2019). The retired judge's expert testimony was proffered on the issue of whether a... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
Many people alive today remember the Vietnam-era saying and book title that went something like this: "Military music is to music, as military justice is to justice." It was so good, it feels right to bring it back in 2019,... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
$1 MILLION PUNITIVE DAMAGES FOR BAD FAITH BREACH OF INSURANCE CONTRACT. In Mazik v. GEICO General Ins. Co., No. B281372, 2019 WL 2150799 (Cal. 2d DCA, Div. 2, May 17, 2019), a California jury awarded $313,508.00 in damages for delayed... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
I left the following Comments with the current Consumer Financial Protection Bureau earlier today in opposition to repeal of the Payday Loan Rule. TODAY is the deadline for your own Comments to be heard! The contact information is all set... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog
I left the following Comments with the current Consumer Financial Protection Bureau earlier today in opposition to repeal of the Payday Loan Rule. Tomorrow is the deadline for your own Comments to be heard! The contact information is all set... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Claims and Bad Faith Law Blog