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Colossus Program Discovery Allowed - Wilson v. 21st Century Ins. Co. (Jan 30, 2006) Cal.App. 2 Dist.,2006, --- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, 2006 WL 216682 (Cal.App. 2 Dist.) - Insurers have generally kept secret their collaborative and monopolistic claims practices using a computer program called Collossus. This program consistently undervalues smaller personal injury claims - allowing insurers to use their financial power to impose unfair settlements on such claimants. Generally impotent where insurance industry abuses are concerned - courts have often let the insurers get away with such secrecy. However, in one recent bad faith claim for breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing against a UIM carrier, a California woman was found to be entitled to conduct discovery into her insurer's use (or non-use) of the Collossus claims evaluation program on her case. Hopefully, in time the Collossus program will be brought out of the shadows of dark smoke-filled rooms and made subject to the legal scrutiny that it deserves.

 

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In the case of Tracey v. Solesky, 427 Md. 627, 50 A.3d 1075 (Md., 2012), the Court of Appeals of Maryland held that pit bull owners and harborers have strict liability for attacks on humans by their dogs. Massachusettes had previously established a similar policy. Cute pit bulls? Not hardly. Historically the dogs were bred to be weapons. They regularly maim and kill. Some courts are finally holding that owners and harborers of this particular breed are required to compensate their victims when their pit bulls wrongfully injure or kill - without the traditional "one free bite".










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