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.

The United Policyholders Amicus Project is made possible by the hundreds of dedicated policyholder attorneys who generously volunteer their time to write, review and edit our briefs. Click here to view the attorneys who make up our Amicus Project Team

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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:
Issue:
COVID
State:
Michigan

In its brief, UP argues four points relating to whether COVID-19 constitute physical loss or damage and whether the findings of previous courts preclude policyholders from being compensated for... Read more

Year:
2021
Court:
Issue:
COVID
State:
Rhode Island

 

Year:
2021
Court:
United States District Court for the Central District of California, Los Angeles
Issue:
COVID
State:
California

In its brief, UP explores whether the effects of COVID-19 triggers “physical loss or damage” under a business interruption coverage policy.

Year:
2021
Court:
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Issue:
Depreciation
State:
South Carolina

In its brief, UP presents this question to the Court:

Year:
2021
Court:
United states District Court for the Northern District of California
Issue:
COVID
State:
California

In its brief, UP explores whether the effects of COVID-19 triggers “physical loss or damage” under a business interruption coverage policy.

Year:
2021
Court:
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Issue:
Discretionary Clauses
State:
California

In its brief, UP seeks leave of the Appellate Court of California to reverse the district court’s application of an abuse of discretion standard of review.

Year:
2021
Court:
United States District Court Central District of California Western Division- Los Angeles
Issue:
COVID
State:
California

In its brief, UP reasons that under California law, real and personal property sustains “direct physical loss or damage” when the proliferation of a deadly virus and ensuing government closure... Read more

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.