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Enoka v. AIG

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The Hawaii Supreme Court recently denied AIG attempt to recover attorneys fees and costs in a bad faith case against it and reaffirmed the principle that auto PIP claimants who bring suit on their no-fault claims for medical benefits can often recover attorney's fees and costs of suit even if their claims are unsuccessful. In the case of Enoka v. AIG, Sup. Ct. No. 25291 (Feb. 23, 2006) the Hawaii Supreme Court decided that insurers cannot recover attorneys fees from their insureds who claim bad faith against them - unless those claims are determined to be fraudulent or frivolous. Moreover, the Court reaffirmed that PIP claimants who sue their own insurers for payment often may recover their attorneys' fees and costs even when unsuccessful. Many no-fault insurers - eg. AIG - have become very aggressive in denying their own customers claims for medical benefits. Such lawsuits and claims occur both because the PIP claimant has been denied treatment and because of a dispute over the amount of a medical bill.

 

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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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