Steven Plitt, Expert Witness

Insurance Bad Faith Claim Handling Expert Serving Clients Nationwide

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Steven Plitt, Expert Witness

Steven Plitt, Expert Witness

Insurance Bad Faith Claim Handling Expert Serving Clients Nationwide

Phoenix Insurance Law Blog

ILLUSORY INSURANCE STATUTE?

In a surprising ruling, the New Mexico Supreme Court deemed that insurance companies were not permitted to charge a premium for minimal underinsured motorist coverage unless the insurer’s policy disclosed that the coverage was illusory. In this case the insured...

Taxes and Associated Fees In Acquiring A Replacement Vehicle Are Not Required To Be Calculated As The Automobile’s ACV When Dealing With A Physical Damage Claim

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently held in Wilkerson v. American Family Insurance Co., 997 F.3d 666 (6th Cir. 2021) that ACV meant market value in a standard automobile policy and that market value did not include the taxes and fees that the insured needed to...

Step Down For Crime

The South Carolina Supreme Court recently considered an automobile policy stepdown clause in relationship to criminal misconduct.  In Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. v. Walls, 433 S.C. 206, 858 S.E.2d 150 (S.C. 2021) an automobile accident occurred as a result of...

BAD FAITH SET-UP FAILS

The recent case of Eres v. Progressive American Insurance Co., 998 F.3d 1273 (11th Cir. 2021) demonstrates the failure of a questionable attempt to set up the insurance company for bad faith. In this case, the insured driver caused a motor vehicle accident which...

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