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Homeowner Is Found to be a Beneficiary of Forced Placed Insurance
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Keith Rath was unhappy with Arch Insurance Company over coverage for damage from the Derecho (windstorm) that hit Cedar Rapids in 2020. Rath’s bank holding a security interest in his home contracted

Third Circuit Compels Arbitration of IFPA Qui Tam Claims
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In The Insurance Fraud Prevention Act (IFPA) allows insurers to sue health care providers pursuing insurers with assignments of benefits from personal injury protection (PIP) claims (no fault insurance) on behalf of the state.

ZIFL, Volume 28, Issue 8
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The Source for the Insurance Fraud Professional
Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter (ZIFL) continues its 28th year of publication dedicated to those involved in reducing the effect of insurance fraud. ZIFL is published 24 times

Reasonable & Arguable Reason to Deny Claim not Bad Faith
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William A. Lemons, Jr., M.D., a doctor who specialized in obstetrics and gynecology (“OB/GYN”), sued Principal Life Insurance Company (“Principal”) for breach of contract and bad faith for its refusal to pay him

Private Citizen May Not Compel Enforcement of a Criminal Law
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Ronald Rothman appealed from an order of the District Court dismissing his complaint with prejudice and remanding a foreclosure proceeding to state court.

Lawyers Fraudulent Billing is not Pre-Litigation Protected Petitioning Activity
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Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP suits) are meritless lawsuits designed to harass parties for engaging in protected activities (the right of petition or free speech). A party can move to dismiss a SLAPP

“Property Damage” Must Be Actual Not Potential
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Breach of Construction Contract Not an Insured Peril
After the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment was rejected and the defendant insurer’s motion for summary judgment was granted the plaintiff appealed. In Westchester Modular Homes Of Fairfield