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Vishva Dev, M.D., Inc. v. Blue Shield of California Life & Health Ins.Co.

(California Court of Appeal) – In a suit brought by a doctor against health insurers, arising out of denied payment for bills for the provision of emergency medical services to two patients insured by defendant, asserting breach of contract and quantum meruit, the trial court’s…

Barickman v. Mercury Casualty Co.

(California Court of Appeal) – In an insurance law action, following a trial by reference arising from a car accident and resulting dispute over settlement, the trial court’s entry of judgment is affirmed where the evidence presented at trial supports the referee’s finding that defendant…

Paslay v. State Farm General Ins. Co.

(California Court of Appeal) – In an insurance action, arising from plaintiff’s suit alleging breach of insurance contract by defendant, the trial court’s grant of summary adjudication to defendant is affirmed in part and reversed in part where plaintiff’s bad faith claim fails under the…

Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. v. Great Am. Ins. Co.

(United States Second Circuit) – In a case brought by insurance companies against underwriters seeking contribution for losses and cleanup costs stemming from a dry dock that sank, the District Court’s grant of summary judgment to defendants is affirmed where: 1) defendant Great American’s pollution…

Tenet Healthsystem Desert v. Blue Cross of Cal.

(California Court of Appeal) – In a suit by a hospital over defendants’ refusal to pay approximately $1,996,265.50 for the cost of medical services it provided to an insured patient following extensive communications with insurer-defendant over a period of approximately 50 days regarding ‘authorization’ for…

Medina-Padilla v. US Aviation Underwriters, Inc.

(United States First Circuit) – In a suit bringing tort-based claims arising out of the same set of underlying facts alleged in an earlier contract action, which was dismissed the on the basis that the insurance policy did not provide coverage for contract claims, the…

W.C. and A.N. Miller Development Co. v. Cont’l Cas. Co.

(United States Fourth Circuit) – In an insurance action arising after defendant denied coverage on plaintiff’s liability insurance policy, the district court’s grant of summary judgment to defendant is affirmed where plaintiff’s desired compensation was for an interrelated wrongful act arising from a 2006 lawsuit…

Selective Ins. Co. of Am. v. County of Rensselaer

(Court of Appeals of New York) – In an insurance action, in which defendant refused to pay plaintiff more than a single deductable payment following the defense of a class action and resulting settlement involving the county, the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to…

Vardanyan v. Amco Ins. Co.

(California Court of Appeal) – In an action alleging breach of an insurance contract and bad faith denial of coverage, the trial court’s grant of defendant’s motion for directed verdict is reversed and remanded for retrial of plaintiff’s causes of action alleging breach of contract…

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