In June, the South Carolina Supreme Court addressed waiver of the attorney-client privilege in bad faith refusal to provide coverage cases and found that, under South Carolina law, an insurer that asserts its subjective understanding of the law, as informed by counsel, as a defense to a bad faith claim may implicitly waive the
Paul P. Bolus
Paul Bolus has been representing insurance company clients for more than 29 years, litigating and managing over 200 cases in federal and state venues across the country. Paul has taken on multimillion-dollar cases, including class action lawsuits, regularly representing insurance companies in litigation dealing with health and life issues in just about every context, including major medical, specified disease, cancer, heart, stroke, disability, life insurance, long-term care insurance, securities, annuities, STOLI, department of insurance complaints and litigation, unfair consumer trade practices, deceptive trade practices and agent accounting litigation.
South Carolina Supreme Court Says “No” to Binding Non-Signatories to Arbitration Clause
The Supreme Court of South Carolina recently determined that non-signatory insureds could not be compelled to arbitrate their claims under an arbitration clause in an agency agreement where the insureds did not obtain a direct benefit from that agreement.
In Wilson v. Willis, the court considered 14 lawsuits that had been filed against an…
Alabama’s Act Aimed at Prohibiting Financial Abuse of Elders – Should It Be Expanded to Cover Insurers and Insurance Agents?
Alabama’s Elder Abuse Act attempts to protect financial abuse of elders. But by not including insurance companies and insurance agents, does the Act go far enough?
Following up on the blog post from late June concerning the intersection of elder abuse laws and long-term care litigation, this post concerns an Alabama statute aiming to prevent…