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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 need for a foreign insurer (Lloyds) to be licensed in New York State.
Attempt to stop insurer’s from engaging in the practice know as “Use it and lose it.”
Policyholders should be able to obtain copies of insurer’s claim files in litigation involving coverage dispute. /duty of good faith and fair dealing
The Court requested submission of an amicus curiae brief on the issue of "whether an excess insurer, having provided a follow-form excess insurance policy, is bound by the primary insurer’s... Read more
In a first-party action brought pursuant to Section 624.155, the attorney-client privilege does not bar production of attorney-client communications generated during the claim investigation and... Read more
An insurance company cannot avoid coverage in a class policies simply restructuring itself and assigning its liabilities to another company without first obtaining the consent of its policyholders... Read more
Insurance companies should not be allowed to profit from inconsistent coverage positions. / Allocation
This appeal addresses two issues of importance to policyholders across the country: (1) can “property damage” to the insured’s “product” be considered an “accident” or “occurrence” for purposes of... Read more
Trademark infringement claims should be covered under standard form advertising injury policy.