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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"
California motor vehicle insurance provides coverage for injuries bearing almost any causal relationship to the vehicle.
Under California law an insurer has a duty to defend the entire case as long as there is a potential for coverage of even one claim. Insurer can request an allocation of costs after defense is... Read more
Under the Comprehensive Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, (CERCLA) payments for environmental remediation or “clean up” costs constitutes “damages” and should be compensable under... Read more
Coverage for continuous injury when multiple policies cover the loss. The Court should adopt the position that joint and several liability should be imposed against insurance companies for damages... Read more
Whether insurer can deny claim based on late notice without showing of prejudice.
Letter brief requesting rehearing--scope of duty to defend
Payment of an excess verdict does not extinguish the insurer’s bad faith refusal to settle under Pennsylvania law.
The policyholder sought consequential damages for the loss of its business as a result of the insurance company's refusal to make timely payment . The trial court refused to award consequential... Read more
The anti-concurrent causation language upon which Defendants rely has already been deemed ambiguous as a matter of law by another Federal Court addressing similar arguments raised by Defendants.... Read more