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Bad Faith & Insurance Coverage

Tyson & Mendes is experienced in representing primary insurers, excess insurers, life, health and disability insurers, reinsurers, and claims management organizations in the complete range of matters involving third and first party insurance and bad faith issues.  Our representation has encompassed a broad scope of issues, including those associated with asbestos, products, pollution, construction defects, advertising injury, commercial disputes, and rescission actions.

We provide our insurance clients with a full range of pre-litigation counseling services, including: evaluating the legal and factual bases for requests by policyholders or beneficiaries for insurance coverage or benefits, and responding to such requests; assessing and handling demands for Cumis counsel; providing formal written legal opinions as to the existence and scope of insurance coverage, if any; and advising clients on practical alternatives to litigation.

If litigation is necessary, we have substantial expertise in handling insurance litigation in state and federal courts across the nation.

Interview with Schaefer City Technologies CEO, Denise Tyson

March 13, 2024 4:36pm
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we sat down with Denise Tyson, a founder and CEO of Insurtech disruptor, Schaefer City Technologies. She shared with us more about her role, what Schaefer City is up to, and her experience as a female leader...

The California Insurance Code and Willful Acts

Author: Joleene Flores | December 20, 2023 11:23am
Companies facing lawsuits involving alleged claims of willful acts have had a rude awakening following the ruling in The Wonderful Co. LLC et al. v. Starr Indemnity & Liability Co. by a California federal court that came at the end of October 2023, and now will find themselves solely...

Default Judgments and the Not-So-Final Countdown

Author: Amaia Sanz de Acedo | September 27, 2023 10:36am
In Century-National Insurance Company v. Frantz, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal held that trial courts have authority to consider a party’s opposition to entry of final judgement even after entry of an order of default...

Sweeney “Fraud”: The $28 Million Forger of California

Author: Anthony J. Puzo | September 27, 2023 10:25am
On August 10, 2023, a judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California denied Banc of California, National Association’s (“plaintiff”) motion for summary judgment in a case against Federal Insurance Company (“defendant”). This case involved a...

Bad Faith During COVID-19 & Beyond

December 9, 2022 10:32am
Over the past 17 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has created significant uncertainty regarding insurance coverage and numerous pitfalls for insurance carriers in bad faith cases. As we move into the second half of 2021, the pitfalls still exist despite restrictions being eased and life returning to normal for some. This webinar will guide attorneys and insurance professionals on how to weather the storm and avoid bad faith lawsuits.
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