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About the Amicus Library
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.
UP's Amicus Project is made possible by the hundreds of dedicated policyholder attorneys who generously volunteer their time to write our briefs. Click here to view the attorneys who make up our Amicus Project Team.
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UP addressed two issues in its brief: (1) under Maryland law, an insurer must show actual prejudice in order to escape coverage for a valid claim that is reported after the policy deadline; and (2... Read more
UP submitted letters to the California Judicicial Council regarding proposed revisions to California Civil Jury Instructions ("CACI") Nos. 2330-2337 and 2351:
UP and the Consumer Attorneys of California submitted a letter supporting a petition for review in an important case involving a policyholder's right to independent counsel. A policyholder's r
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
On certified 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.