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:
2020
Court:
United States District Court Western District of Washington at Seattle
Issue:
COVID-19
State:
Washington

In its brief, UP, along with the National Independent Venue Association and the Washington Hospitality Association, opposed a Motion to Dismiss a COVID-19 Business Interruption claim by Fireman’s... Read more

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

In its brief, UP, along with BIG and NIVA, opposed a Motion to Dismiss and argued that contamination, suspected contamination, and/or the imminent threat of contamination by SARS CoV-2 that... Read more

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

In its brief opposing The Cincinnati Insurance Company’s Motion to Dismiss, UP argues that the policy wording and decades of legal authorities from Pennsylvania and nationwide agree that “physical... Read more

Year:
2020
Court:
United States District Court Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division
Issue:
COVID-19
State:
Ohio

In its brief opposing Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company’s Motion to Dismiss, UP argues that contamination, suspected contamination, and/or the imminent threat of contamination of COVID-19... Read more

Year:
2020
Court:
United States District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin
Issue:
COVID-19
State:
Wisconsin

Year:
2020
Court:
United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
Issue:
COVID-19
State:

In its brief, UP urged the court against creating the first-ever nationwide insurance coverage MDL, attempting to consolidate all lawsuits seeking coverage for losses related to the COVID... Read more

Year:
2020
Court:
United States District Court Middle District of Florida
Issue:
COVID-19
State:
Florida

In its brief, UP opposed a Motion to Dismiss and seeks to address the limited issue that the certain covered causes of loss (such as COVID-19 and civil authority orders) can in good faith be... Read more

Year:
2020
Court:
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Issue:
COVID-19
State:
Pennsylvania

In its brief, UP weighed in to argue against a homogenous, one-size-fits-all judicial resolution for business interruption (BI) claims resulting from Governor Tom Wolf’s emergency order regulating... Read more

Year:
2020
Court:
Supreme Court of the State of Montana
Issue:
Allocation and Contribution
State:
Montana

In its brief, UP argues that the District Court correctly held that NIC owes the State a complete defense and indemnity for long-tail asbestos claims under the “all sums” language in its insurance... Read more

Year:
2020
Court:
In The Supreme Court of the State of Oregon
Issue:
Policy Interpretation
State:
Oregon

In its brief, UP weighed in to assist the Oregon Supreme Court in ruling on a dispute related to claims for long-tail coverage for environmental clean-up under policies with a variant of the... Read more