About the Amicus Library

Welcome to the Amicus Project library.  Here you will find copies of the 400+ legal briefs United Policyholders has filed as an "amicus curiae" (friend of the court) since 1991. We file amicus briefs to help courts respect and effectuate consumers' reasonable expectations of coverage and reach fair results in coverage and claim dispute lawsuits.  In addition to calling courts' attention to helpful legal precedents, UP helps judges consider the impact of their decisions on people and businesses that suffer dire consequences when insurance companies put their own profit motives ahead of their customers' best interests.

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UP chronicled our Amicus Project in a 2011 report titled "Twenty Years Protecting, Defending and Advancing Policyholders Rights

Year:
2021
Court:
Supreme Court of Texas
Issue:
Appraisal
State:
Texas

In this brief UP endeavors to change the use of Texas’ longstanding reasonableness exception to bar insured’s Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act (TPPCA) entitlements.  This reasonableness exce

Year:
2020
Court:
United States District Court Northern District of California
Issue:
COVID-19
State:
California

In its brief, UP opposed a Motion to Dismiss a COVID-19 Business Interruption Claim by Oregon Mutual Insurance Company.

Year:
2020
Court:
Supreme Court of Connecticut
Issue:
Appraisal
State:
Connecticut

In its brief, UP argues for the proper and efficient application of the appraisal process.

Year:
2020
Court:
South Carolina Supreme Court
Issue:
Policy Interpretation
State:
South Carolina

In its brief, UP advocates for the proper interpretation of consumer protections for automobile policyholders in South Carolina.

Year:
2020
Court:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Issue:
COVID-19
State:
Pennsylvania

In its brief, UP, along with the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), opposed a Motion to Dismiss a COVID-19 Business Interruption Claim by Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co.

Year:
2020
Court:
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Issue:
COVID-19
State:
Washington D.C.

In its brief, UP, along with the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), supported the plaintiffs-appellants regarding their COVID-19 Business Interruption insurance claim and asked the... Read more

Year:
2020
Court:
United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Issue:
COVID-19
State:
Arizona

In its brief, UP opposed a Motion to Dismiss a COVID-19 Business Interruption Claim by National Casualty Co.

Year:
2020
Court:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Issue:
COVID-19
State:
Alabama

In its brief, UP opposed a Motion to Dismiss a COVID-19 Business Interruption Claim by The Cincinnati Insurance Company.

Year:
2020
Court:
Colorado Supreme Court
Issue:
Duty to Defend
State:
Colorado

In its brief, UP requests that the Colorado Supreme Court affirm the decision of the Court of Appeal.

Year:
2020
Court:
Supreme Court of Ohio
Issue:
Policy Interpretation, Incorporation Doctrine
State:
Ohio

In its brief, UP argues that the CGL and Umbrella Policy sold to Ironics requires Motorists Insurance Company to defend and indemnify Ironics against a claim of providing nonconforming tube scale... Read more