Insurance 101 – Chapter 15 – Volume 37 – Fraud in the Legal Profession

Fraud in the Legal Profession

Attorneys conspire with insureds and other attorneys to bring suit and counter suit against each other, with allegations that require a defense under a reservation of rights. Then, demanding independent counsel because of the conflict caused by the reservation of rights, the so-called “independent” counsel run up excessive billing to be paid by the insurer. The lawsuits seem to never be in a position to settle and the attorneys’ billings often exceed the amounts claimed in the lawsuits. The billings may be for legal work not done at all or be simply excessive for the work done. One attorney regularly billed various insurers more than 80 hours for work allegedly done in a single day, although he never billed a single client more than eight hours in any one day.

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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