I like mediation. I mediate for a couple of the Maryland Circuit Courts and have done a few private mediations. I think it works. That's why I'm a beleiver. But I never found any good statistics on it. (And as anyone who's read my posts about bad fai...

One of the strange things about 27-1001 data is that so few people complain about their insurance companies. I've wondered about this before

 

Since 27-303 claims are so similar to 27-1001 claims, maybe the reason there just aren't as many as expecte...

The MIA has published its 2014 Report on the bad faith statute.

 

There were some little stuff. Fourteen cases were dismissed for failing to meet the statutory requirements. Dismissals like this disappeared after 2010 (and 2010 only had 1 compared to 1...

Most lawyers I've spoken to about Maryland's bad faith statute agree that few insureds win Maryland Insurance Administration bad faith proceedings. But that's hearsay. Thanks to the MIA's annual reports, you can show this graphically:

 

 

 

This data (dr...

Lawyers and Insureds often think of First Party Bad Faith as part of litigating a car accident claim. Plaintiff gets into an accident. Plaintiff has UM/UIM Insurance. Plaintiff's UM/UIM Insurer does not want to pay. Bad Faith litigation results.

 

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Appraisal and Its Limits

April 25, 2018

Almost all property insurance policies contain “Appraisal” clauses. These clauses establish procedures for settling claims out of court. Here’s a samp...

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