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:
2019
Court:
Supreme Court of California
Issue:
Course of Events Clause
State:
California

In its letter, UP argues that review is warranted in the above-named case.

Year:
2019
Court:
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Issue:
Claim Reporting
State:
Indiana

In its brief, UP argues against the panel’s decision that would force insurance agents, reporting under a D&O policy at an early stage of litigation, to judge whether a claim is “related” to... Read more

Year:
2019
Court:
United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Issue:
State:
Arizona

In its memorandum, UP argues that the court’s partial summary judgment opinion must be unsealed unless the insurance company has a “compelling reason” to seal it, and no compelling reason exists... Read more

Year:
2019
Court:
Supreme Court of Louisiana
Issue:
Notice Prejudice
State:
Louisiana

In its brief, UP argues that an insurance company must establish that the events leading to the outcome of an underlying case actually prejudiced the insurance company in a manner that... Read more

Year:
2019
Court:
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Issue:
Labor Depreciation
State:
Ohio

In its brief, UP argues that labor should not be depreciated in determining actual cash value.

Year:
2019
Court:
Supreme Court of Minnesota
Issue:
Bad Faith
State:
Minnesota

In its brief, UP weighed in on Minnesota’s bad faith statute, § 604.18, in order to protect Minnesota policyholders when an insurance company does not complete a reasonable investigation of a

Year:
2019
Court:
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania - Eastern District
Issue:
General Contractor Overhead and Profit, Actual Cash Value
State:
Pennsylvania

In this brief, UP argues that General Contractor Overhead and Profit (GCOP) should not be excluded when determining the Actual Cash Value (ACV) benefits under property insurance policies affording... Read more

Year:
2019
Court:
Supreme Court of Louisiana
Issue:
How long an insured has to file suit against an insurer in Louisiana
State:
Louisiana

 

Year:
2019
Court:
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Issue:
Interrelatedness Provision
State:
Texas

In this amicus brief, UP argues against allowing insurers to improperly use a general interrelatedness provision, while disregarding a manuscript change, to impute late notice from a separate and... Read more

Year:
2019
Court:
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Issue:
ERISA, anti-assignment clause
State:
California

Plaintiff performed surgery on a patient covered under an ERISA healthcare plan administered by defendant.