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New liability for claims adjusters the right move. Daily Journal Publishes McKennon Law Group PC Article.

Posted in Case Updates, Negligence, Property & Casualty Insurance
The April 21, 2014 edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal featured Robert McKennon’s article entitled:  “New Liability for claim adjusters the right move.”  In it, Mr. McKennon discusses a new case which exposes insurance adjustors to negligent misrepresentation and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims by policyholders.  The article is posted below with the … Continue Reading

An Insurance Company Cannot Shield Itself from Negligence Liability by Filing an Interpleader

Posted in Breach of Contract, Case Updates, Insurance Bad Faith, Interpleader, Negligence
In Lee v. West Coast Life Insurance Company, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 15768 (9th Cir. July 31, 2012), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a stakeholder insurance company cannot use an interpleader filing to shield itself from tort liability for its negligent actions.  With this holding, the Court of Appeals confirmed that “where … Continue Reading