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REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLES OF DENNIS WALL'S PUBLICATIONS. These are in addition to annual supplementation of his book, currently in its Third Edition, "Litigation and Prevention of Insurer Bad Faith," and the semi-annual (twice a year) supplementation of his many chapters in "Catastrophe Claims: Insurance Coverage for Natural and Man-Made Disasters."
These Sections from the 2 Volumes of 2018 Supplements are republished here for readers to reprint for their own use.

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Republished here with the permission of the author and Thomson Reuters. No further republication or reproduction of this material may be made without the express written permission of the publisher.

Discusses many of the potential defenses in LFPI cases. This national article examines the "utilities filed rate doctrine" in particular, and illustrates why the filed rate doctrine is not a good fit in insurance cases.

"Lender Force-Placed Insurance Practices" (American Bar Association 2015).

This book is about the way lenders and their servicers make extra money from hidden mortgage charges. When we sign a loan contract, we almost always agree to buy insurance to protect the collateral. In the case of a house, we agree to maintain homeowner's insurance and protect the lender's interest. If for any reason our own insurance no longer protects the collateral, then the lender can force-place insurance to protect its interest in our collateral, and bill us for the new premium.

The research behind this book rests on public records concerning lender force-placed insurance or "LFPI." It also includes commentary on the issues in newspapers, books, and magazines. For the first time, it also includes a thorough review of the Court Files in lender force-placed insurance cases including the National Mortgage Settlement Court File.

The National Mortgage Settlement did not require anyone to end LFPI practices. It only required that LFPI practices be suspended for a short time. Settlements in individual cases likewise include only a moratorium on LFPI practices for a short time, not a ban for all time.

This book concludes with a series of potential recommendations on ending the alleged abuse of LFPI as a way of doing business anywhere in the United States.

“Dennis Wall's fine book, Lender Force-Placed Insurance Practices, is an excellent and deep study of one of the great consumer rip-offs of the last few decades. Mr. Wall has done a great service for attorneys and advocates who need to understand this issue in order take action to move the nation toward ending the abusive kickbacks that unfairly double or triple the cost of insurance for Americans already struggling to keep their homes.” — Bob Hunter Director of Insurance, Consumer Federation of America; Former Texas Insurance Commissioner and Federal Insurance Administrator. / “My perception of reasonableness changed dramatically on reading Mr. Wall’s fine exposé." R. Lee Bennett, Esquire GrayRobinson, PA Orlando, Florida. / "Dennis Wall does a superb job in describing how this phenomenon came about. Surveying practically all of the publicly available resources, he describes proper and improper practices, legal arguments, and potential solutions." Jay M. Feinman Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers University School of Law Camden, NJ.

"Litigation and Prevention of Insurer Bad Faith" (3d edition, Thomson Reuters West Publishing, in 2 Volumes With 2018 Supplements).

Featuring over 5,000 case and other citations, this Book is the product of over three decades of litigation and research experience. Updated annually, in Two Volumes, both with current Supplements, in print and Online. There is no link authorized by the Publisher at this time. The link here is to the Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions Online Store.

Praise for the Second Edition: "In sum, the book has earned the highest recommendation I can give - I use it."

Praise for the Second Edition of "Litigation and Prevention of Insurer Bad Faith": "The author has done the public, the profession, and the courts a real favor in this exceptionally thoughtful and complete publication."

Co-Author, "Catastrophe Claims: Insurance Coverage for Natural and Man-Made Disasters" (November, 2018 Thomson Reuters West Publishing).

Mr. Wall's in-depth chapters present a roadmap of the steps in claim investigation and policy interpretation, and a close look at the major exclusions involved in catastrophe claims.

This is not a legislative history as lawyers understand the term. The history addressed here might be called the "social history" of social insurance, in this case, of Social Security Old-Age Insurance. Reprinted with Permission from 2017 Insurance Litigation Reporter and Thomson Reuters West. Any further reproduction without the express consent of Thomson Reuters is prohibited.

This article explores the use of stipulated protective orders and other proposed confidentiality orders to conceal evidence and keep settlements secret, particularly in insurance coverage and insurance bad faith cases. Reprinted with Permission from 2017 Insurance Litigation Reporter and Thomson Reuters West Publishing Company. Any further reproduction without the express consent of Thomson Reuters is prohibited.

A Case Study in the Abuse of Protective Orders. Reprinted With Permission from 2016 Insurance Litigation Reporter and Thomson Reuters West.