Zalma's Insurance Fraud Letter 02-01-2012
- Prosecutors and Courts Are Taking Insurance Fraud Seriously
With the third issue of the 16th Year of publication, Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter (ZIFL) reminds each of you that both trial an appellate courts are starting to take insurance fraud seriously. Although insurance fraud continues to decimate the balance sheets of insurers, more perpetrators are convicted,their convictions are affirmed and they are sent to jail.
Mr. Zalma is now a commentator on the web based television news network, World Risk and Insurance News (http://www.wrin.tv) and asks that you click on the link, watch the initial programming and comment on his new segment in the news programs relating to insurance fraud in Mr. Zalma's video reports called “Who Got Caught” that are online now at: http://wrin.tv/index.php/component/content/article/3-headline/114-qwho-got-caughtq-with-barry-zalma and http://wrin.tv/index.php/component/content/article/3-headline/108-qwho-got-caughtq-with-barry-zalma.
The current issue of ZIFL reports on a the affirmation of a conviction for insurance fraud by the California Court of Appeal and a different result when prosecutors become over-zealous they caused a conviction can be overturned in Kentucky. Fire cause and origin experts were misused by the prosecution and the court prevented the defendant from having an expert to testify to counter the state's witnesses, and the court found the state wrongfully obtain a conviction. ZIFL also reports briefly on three fraud convictions across the country that were affirmed by courts of appeal.
Volume 16, issue 3 also contains Chapter II of the serialized novel, “Murder and Insurance Fraud Don’t Mix.”
The issue closes, with a report from the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud on its 2011 Hall of Shame and, as always, with dozens of 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 many years in jail.
ZIFL is published 24 times a year by ClaimSchool, Inc. 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 e-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.
ZIFL's author, Barry Zalma, also writes the blog “Zalma on Insurance” http://zalma.com/blog that was named by LexisNexis as one of the top 50 Insurance Law Blogs. "Zalma on Insurance" continues to post a summary of a new and interesting appellate decisions five days a week. Mr. Zalma has posted this year more than 331 articles on the blog whose readership is growing daily. The blog is intended to act as a daily supplement to Mr. Zalma’s new e-book “Zalma on Insurance” which contains what Mr. Zalma believes are most of the important insurance cases decided in the US.
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 to insurers and policyholders. ZIFL reports to its readers that if you or your client face a potential insurance fraud, an insurance coverage issue or an insurance claims handling issue and wish to have the assistance of one of the very best insurance coverage counsel, insurance claims handling expert and consultant, you should contact Barry Zalma at 310-390-4455 or at zalma@....
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