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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"
Loss Mitigation; Indemnity v. Defense; PRP letters as suits
New York State law should limit the application of ISO’s standard-form pollution exclusions to industrial pollution of the environment and it should not be applied to avoid liability for routine... Read more
Under New Jersey law, the obligation of good faith and fair dealing extends to the assertion, settlement and litigation of contract claims
Statute of Limitations-equitable estoppel
ERISA should not preempt state insurance laws.
Insurance nullification by litigation; bad faith
Insurance Company should not be able to use after market parts when policy calls for restoring vehicle to pre-loss condition; unfair practices; McCarran-Ferguson Act.
Policyholders should have the right to select the policies under which they seek coverage, without fear of prejudice to any Laches or Course of Performance Argument. Courts should not hamstring a... Read more
Insurance company should not be able to avoid its duty to defend and indemnify based on a pollution exclusion when damage sustained was result of replacement of an old heater in a private... Read more