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Gary Kwasniewski
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Expert insurance bad faith lawyer, faithfully serving Californians since 1988
Expert insurance bad faith lawyer, faithfully serving Californians since 1988

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Viau & Kwasniewski Takes a Closer Look at Statutory Law and Case Law Protecting California Residents Against Insurance Abuse
Which is more important “case
law” – the formation of legal principle derived through the analysis of
specific circumstances and ruled on by a judge rendering an opinion – or “statutory law” which codifies what ’ s permissible and what isn ’ t? Answer: When...
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Viau & Kwaniewski: The Nuts And Bolts Of How To Defeat A Strategy That Essentially Renders Some Coverage Illusory
Insurance Carriers’ Increasingly Asserted Requirement In
First Party Cases That Insureds Pay Out-Of-Pocket Before Reimbursement Of
Various Covered Costs The Nuts And Bolts Of How To Defeat A Strategy That Essentially Renders Some Coverage Illusory Introduct...
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Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations: What They Are And How To Use Them In An Insurance Bad Faith Case
The business of insurance historically has been subject to state regulation, not federal.  Hence, states were free to enact laws regulating insurance companies.  In the early 1900’s, California promulgated the Cartwright Act which provides that “every trust...
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Fighting Fire with Fire: When Insurance Companies Place Their Claimant in the Hot Seat and How to Respond
For millions of Americans (and others) the expression “beware the Ides of March,” from Shakespeare ’s original play, comes with it a feeling of foreboding. On March 15, 44 BC Julius Caesar was assassinated, marking a turning point in Roman history. In our o...
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Insurance Bad Faith and the Debate Between Companies and Agents and Their Relative Authority
Since this is a legal blog and many of our legal traditions have Latin origins, I thought I’d begin this post with the following phrase: “Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno.” Translation: one for all, all for one. The phrase might not appear profound, but it i...
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Why the California Drought Could Mean a “Flood” of Insurance Bad Faith Claims in 2014 and Beyond
Feast or famine. That pretty much sums up California’s fickle
weather – a state that regularly endures
a flood and mudslide season only to suffer an equally intense fire season six
months later. As most Californians know, this winter is proving to be a
prec...
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Insurance Lawyers and Public Adjusters
For over twenty five years the lawyers at Viau & Kwasniewski have observed first hand that there are many opportunities for insurance companies to cut corners, delay the claim process, under-value or outright deny a valid claim just to increase the insuranc...
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Top California Insurance Lawyers - How to Find a Good Insurance Lawyer
It can be difficul t to select an insurance lawyer when you need help dealing with an insurance company.  You want lawyers who are not only experienced and ethical, but also lawyers who will work hard for you and are at the top of their profession.  We at t...
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Top California Insurance Lawyers - How to Find a Good Insurance Lawyer
It can be difficult to select an insurance lawyer when you need help dealing with an insurance company.  You want lawyers who are not only experienced and ethical, but also lawyers who will work hard for you and are at the top of their profession.  We at th...
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