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Welcome to the Amicus Project library. Here you will find copies of the briefs we have filed on behalf of insurance consumers. UP brings a unique consumer voice before courts confronting insurance issues - reminding judges that there are real people who have suffered real loss behind the case captions.
At the time UP published its 2011 report entitled: "Twenty Years Protecting, Defending and Advancing Policyholders Rights" we had filed 300+ briefs since our founding in 1991. UP's Amicus Project output has grown exponentially and more and more courts are hearing our voice and adopting our arguments.
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Under Oregon law, policyholders who sue their insurance company for delaying or denying legitimate claims can recover their attorney's fees.
UP weighed in because the Court’s decision could have broad-reaching implications for participants in disability plans as well as health plan participants. Most, if not all, employer-sponsored... Read more
On cerified question from the U.S.
Under Florida law, when insurers become insolvent, the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association ("FIGA") becomes legally obligated to pay covered claims.
Under Florida law, whether a liability insurer has failed to settle in good faith when it could and should have settled a claim is determined under the totality of the circumstances standard, with... Read more
California is among a minority of states that recognize the Efficient Proximate Cause ("EPC") doctrine.
When a policyholder purchases a separate endoresment providing insurance coverage for intentional torts of employees, insurers may not disclaim coverage by using vicarious liability as a shield.... Read more
Indexed annuities are life insurance products that promise high yields for consumers.
Florida law imposes a non-delegable duty on title insurers to charge a lower reissue rate when a property is refinanced with clear title.
A court faced with textual ambiguity may review extrinsic evidence to assist the trier of fact in ascertaining what the parties intended in entering into the contract.