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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"
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
Insurer cannot use toxic mold protection act to shield itself from bad faith liability in a claim regarding remediation of mold. /thorough investigation/legal treatises.
Whether form in Spanish should be given to a Spanish speaker. When there are multiple forms available to insurance companies, as is the case here, the option to use one or the other should be... Read more
The need for a foreign insurer (Lloyds) to be licensed in New York State.