Zalma's Insurance Fraud Letter, May 1, 2011
May 1, 2011
We Continue to Work to End Insurance Fraud
Continuing with the ninth issue of the 15th Year of publication of Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter (ZIFL) reports on May 1, 2011 on why the California Court of Appeal kept an insurance fraud perpetrator in jail while spending money on an appointed lawyer who had no ethical argument he could make against the conviction and upheld a verdict against a perpetrator of Workers’ Compensation fraud. ZIFL also reports on an interesting article on the management of fire and on a case from a federal court in Tennessee that kept another fraud perpetrator in jail.
ZIFL also reports on the failure of a fraud control statute in Florida because of lobbying by lawyers, chiropractors and physicians proving that those engaged in fraud have more money to convince legislators to allow them to ply their trade than do the victims of the crime. In addition ZIFL reports on the demise of Majestic Insurance Company.
ZIFL continues the publication of Barry Zalma's novel, "Arson for Profit" with the publication of Chapter 18 of the serialized novel.
The issue closes, as always, with reports on convictions for insurance fraud across the country making clear the disparity of sentences imposed on those caught defrauding insurers and the public with sentences from probation to several years in jail. .
ZIFL is published 24 times a year by ClaimSchool. It is provided free to clients and friends of the Law Offices of Barry Zalma, Inc., clients of Zalma Insurance Consultants and anyone who subscribes at http://zalma.com/phplist/. The Adobe and text version is available FREE on line at http://www.zalma.com/ZIFL-CURRENT.htm.
Mr. Zalma publishes books on insurance topics and insurance law at http://www.zalma.com/zalmabooks.htm where you can purchase e-books written and published by Mr. Zalma and ClaimSchool, Inc. Mr. Zalma also blogs “Zalma on Insurance” at http://barryzalma.blogspot.com/ .
Mr. Zalma is an internationally recognized insurance coverage and insurance claims handling expert witness or consultant. He is available to provide advice, counsel, consultation and expert testimony concerning insurance fraud, first and third party insurance coverage issues, insurance claims handling and bad faith. Zalma Insurance Consultants will also serve insurers by auditing the files of their MGA’s, TPA’s and any entity having a binding authority issued by the insurer.
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