Litigation Article Archives

Can Individual Claimants Run to the Regulatory Agency to Recover Policy Benefits Instead of to Court?

April, 2002

This paper focuses on jurisdictions in which the insurance codes appear to authorize insurance commissioners to order payment of policy benefits to an individual insured as a result of a determination that the insurer has violated the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act.

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Indoor Air Quality: Is It An Issue For Architects?

September, 2001

The purpose of this paper is to describe the nature and scope of indoor air quality issues facing architects in sick building cases. While no ironclad device is likely to emerge to suit every project, this paper will also suggest some strategies architects might use to reduce their potential exposure to claims arising from such cases.

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