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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"
The issue on appeal in this case primarily impacts commercial policyholders. A lower court granted an insurer's motion and dismissed a policyholder's case because they did not sue every possible... Read more
Coverage for environmental cleanup should be consistent with insured’s reasonable expectations of coverage
Insured should have a reasonable expectation that the third party administrator (TPA) administering a claim has an obligation of good faith and fair dealing.
Public service nature of insurance—duty of good faith and fair dealing
Insurer’s obligation to bankrupt policyholder post discharge. Asbestos case.
PRP letters as suits; polluter’s exclusion
Drafting history; polluter’s exclusions; expected or intended
Insurance companies should not be allowed to keep information supporting coverage from the Courts of their policyholders. Depublication of pro-policyholder decisions should not be condoned.
UP filed a petition supporting review urging that the key definition of “pollutants” employed in ithe subject nsurance policies were so overbroad as to be meaningless.