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Jury to Decide if Carrier Risked Trial Because it had Nothing Left to Lose

A federal judge in Rhode Island has cleared the way for a trial to decide whether Columbia Casualty Insurance, in bad faith, put its own interest over its policyholder’s by gambling on a trial instead of settling a claim that …

Tennessee Cemetery Found Mostly to Blame for Mishandled Bodies

A jury on Monday found a Tennessee cemetery mostly responsible for failing to meet obligations to families whose loved ones’ bodies were mishandled, but hasn’t yet determined how much it should pay relatives. With Monday’s ruling, the jury found several …

Why Avoiding a Jury Trial is the Best Defense

Because juries can be unpredictable, awarding large sums even in conservative jurisdictions, jury trials should be considered as a last resort, according to Nicole Whyte, founding partner at Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara. Whyte sat down with Claims Journal, during …

Massive Florida Insurance Fraud Trial Could Get 2 Juries

Never mind Washington’s budget problems. The Justice Department wants to retrofit a Miami federal courtroom with two jury boxes for a massive insurance fraud trial. Prosecutors have proposed the unusual two-jury solution to get around legal obstacles of trying all …