Insurance 101 – Chapter 11 – Volume 95 – The Crime-Fraud Exception

The Crime-Fraud Exception

A waiver of the privilege also may result when the carrier is sued for bad faith and/or fraud. For example, California Evidence Code Section 956 provides: “there is no privilege under this article if the services of the lawyer were sought or obtained to enable or aid anyone to commit or plan to commit a crime or a fraud.”

The following video was adapted from my book, “Insurance Claims A Comprehensive Guide” Published by the National Underwriter Company and is available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library

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