BLWM Blog

Insurance Fraud Can Be A Lot of Things.

Jun 26, 2017

Nevada’s definition of “insurance fraud” is very broad. NRS 686A.2815.  Some may think that it requires presenting papers or evidence to an insurer in order to commit fraud.  However, those people would be incorrect.  Fraud can include concealing information or omitting information material to an insurance matter.  Id. at (1)-(3).   A person who knowingly provides false or misleading information…

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When Will Nevada Allow An Insurer The Right Of Recoupment?

Jun 19, 2017

We know that the duty to defend is broader than the duty to indemnify.  Benchmark Ins. Co. v. Sparks, 254 P.3d 617, 620-21 (2011). We also know that once the duty to defend kicks in on one claim, the insurance company is obliged to defend the insured on all claims raised in the Complaint. Jaynes Corp. v. Am. Safety Indem. Co., 925 F. Supp. 2d 1095, 1103 (D. Nev., 2012) vacated due to settlement, No.…

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Does An Insurer Have A Duty To Defend When Other Insurers Have Already Taken Up The Defense?

Jun 09, 2017

The Nevada Supreme Court has not decided whether an insurance company is obliged to defend when other insurers, who also owe a duty to defend the same insured, have already taken up the defense..  The cases of Commercial Standard Ins. Co. v. Tab Constr., Inc., 94 Nev. 536, 539, 583 P.2d 449, 451 (1978) and Zurich Am. Ins. Co., 720 F. Supp. 2d 1223, 1234 n. 11 (2010) remind us that where Nevada law…

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Mills to Attend DRI’s Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar

May 26, 2017

DRI will convene its Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar at the Hyatt Regency in Boston, MA from May 31 to June 2, 2017. Mike Mills from Bauman Loewe Witt & Maxwell will attend.   Presenters are scheduled to address many important and timely topics including:   What Works for Policyholders in Bad Faith Cases and Why Maintaining Control When Faced With Third-Party Bad…

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The Immense Sacrifice Of Our Fallen Heroes Must Always Be Remembered . . .

May 26, 2017

“Was it worth it?” This is a question, sometimes politically-loaded, that is often asked of family members and war buddies of our Fallen Heroes.   Marine Corps General John Kelly recently offered a unique perspective. A veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan himself, General Kelly lost his youngest son, First Lieutenant Robert Kelly, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province in 2010.   General…

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BLWM co-hosts Live Burn to Learn in Costa Mesa, CA

Apr 17, 2017

Bauman Loewe Witt & Maxwell has partnered with Unified Investigations & Sciences, and others, to offer a one day seminar on fire claims and investigations.  The seminar and live burn will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Costa Mesa, CA.  In addition to continuing education courses, the event is a unique opportunity to observe a real-time fire scene.  Please click on the invite below to register…

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Aileen Cohen elected to the Las Vegas Defense Lawyers Board of Directors

Apr 17, 2017

At the Fifth Annual Dinner on March 30, 2017, Las Vegas Defense Lawyers (LVDL) members elected Aileen E. Cohen, Esq. to the Board of Directors.  Aileen will be working on LVDL advocacy efforts in support of the civil litigation defense bar before the Nevada Legislature in addition to other ongoing projects to promote LVDL objectives.  Las Vegas Defense Lawyers is an organization of attorneys engaged…

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Scott Humble and Patrick Howell named as Partners

Apr 17, 2017

BLWM wishes to announce that Scott Humble and Patrick Howell have been named as Partners of the Firm.  Scott and Patrick have provided legal services for insurance carriers through out their careers.  If there is a matter that they may provide assistance with, please contact our office at 480-502-4664.

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BLWM Welcomes Aileen E. Cohen to our Las Vegas Office

Apr 01, 2016

A Little About Myself    by Aileen Cohen   My life has never been typical and neither is my profession as a lawyer. I have devoted my life and legal career to fulfilling my simply stated mission: Helping People.   Early in my career as a lawyer, I learned to successfully navigate the Nevada Court system and I convinced a judge to reduce a life sentence for an individual who was unjustly sentenced,…

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BLWM welcomes new Associate Daniel Quijano

Apr 01, 2016

BLWM would like to welcome Daniel C. Quijano as the newest member of our litigation team.  Dan will focus his areas of practice to Large Loss Subrogation, Fire Loss Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation.  Please contact Dan, or any of our attorneys, for assistance with your litigation needs.

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