News — Insurance Bad Faith

Important New Study Clarifies Science of "Minor Impact" or "MIST" Cases

Important New Study Clarifies Science of "Minor Impact" or "MIST" Cases
Important new research on "minor impact" cases: "the injury risk of real-world minimal damage rear impact crashes was estimated to be at least 2000 times greater than for any ADL. The results of our analysis indicate that the principle underlying the biomechanical injury causation approach, that occupant acceleration is a proxy for injury risk, is scientifically invalid. The biomechanical approach to injury causation in minimal damage crashes invariably results in the vast underestimation of the actual risk of such crashes, and should be discontinued as it is a scientifically invalid practice."
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Years of Experience Learned in Hours – A Review of Running with the Bulls

Years of Experience Learned in Hours – A Review of Running with the Bulls
Running With The Bulls is a book intended to teach trial lawyers how to maximize possible settlements. In the modern world of a trial lawyer, 99% of cases will settle before going in front of a jury. In times past, lawyers would try upwards of 100 jury trials per year. Now, it’s not uncommon for a firm that handles a smaller number of cases to not see a jury at all during a year.
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How a Trial Guides Book Resulted in Allstate's McKinsey Documents Being Publicly Disclosed

How a Trial Guides Book Resulted in Allstate's McKinsey Documents Being Publicly Disclosed
Despite Allstate’s attempt to suppress any public knowledge of the damning evidence of institutional bad faith contained in the McKinsey documents, the company failed.  Trial Guides author David Berardinelli meticulously documented the content, and then obtaining a court ruling requiring disclosure of the documents un-protected.  "From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves" details the dramatic impact of McKinsey & Co. and Allstate's claim practices on the insurance industry - practices which continue to result in insurance claim underpayments today.
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Media Cites Trial Guides' From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves in Questioning McKinsey & Co.

Media Cites Trial Guides' From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves in Questioning McKinsey & Co.

In an article about McKinsey & Co.'s impact on business and society published in "In These Times" the media continues to cite Trial Guides' From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves.

"The McKinsey-designed insurance strategy was major news through the 2000s. This was thanks to numerous lawsuits by both private attorneys and state officials like Foti, who went to war with Allstate and State Farm on behalf of consumers railroaded by the companies after not just auto collisions and fires, but natural disasters like tornadoes and hurricanes.

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How Nick Rowley and Team Obtain 8 Figure Settlements

How Nick Rowley and Team Obtain 8 Figure Settlements
Trial Guides author Nick Rowley recently obtained a $29.25 million settlement against State Farm Insurance for a motorcyclist after State Farm rejected a policy limits demand of $1.25 million and failed to protect its insured driver from litigation. This follows a $10.25 million settlement in December and a $2,551,000 settlement within thirty days of coming into another case where the insurance company had previously refused to pay a $300,000 settlement demand. As is often the case, Nick told us that much of the credit for these outcomes belongs to the other lawyers in his office, his co-counsel, and his staff.
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