What are the Available Remedies Against an Insurance Company That Has Acted in Bad Faith?

This article will be the second in a series of articles by McKennon Law Group PC addressing and answering basic questions concerning insurance law.  This one addresses: What are the available remedies against an insurance company that has acted unreasonably in handling an insurance claim? The most common causes of action against insurers in the …

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Dental Hygienist Wins Large Jury Verdict in Disability Insurance Lawsuit

In 1996, Plaintiff Laura Kieffer developed carpal tunnel syndrome and severe cervical pain which forced her to stop working as a dental hygienist. Thereafter, Kieffer started receiving disability payments under an individual disability insurance policy she purchased from Paul Revere Life Insurance Company and its parent company the Unum Group Corporation. Even though she had …

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Court Upholds $500 Million Award Against U.S. Life Insurance Co.

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an arbitration award requiring U.S. Life Insurance Co. to pay reinsurance of more than $500 million to Superior National Insurance Companies, workers’ compensation insurer in liquidation, the California Department of Insurance reported. In a press release, California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner said that “upholding this award …

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Court of Appeal Complicates the Analysis of Mental and Nervous Disability Claims

Bosetti v. The United States Life Ins. Co., 175 Cal. App. 4th 1208 (2009) is an important California Court of Appeal decision that addressed whether a two-year benefits limitation on disabilities due to “mental, nervous or emotional disorder[s]” could serve to limit benefits payable to an insured disabled from depression and anxiety who also complained …

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California Supreme Court Embraces 1:1 Punitive Damages Ratio

The California Supreme Court has embraced the principle suggested by the U.S. Supreme Court that a ratio of punitive damages to compensatory damages of one-to-one is the federal constitutional maximum where there is relatively low reprehensibility and the compensatory damages award is substantial. In Roby v. McKesson Corporation, plaintiff Charlene Roby filed alleged a wrongful …

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