Week of November 5, 2007

"We agree with our colleagues in Division Five that Insurance Code section 1871.7* was not designed to prohibit fraud on the part of insurers, but rather to prohibit submission of fraudulent claims to insurers, and thus we affirm the judgment of dismissal.
This is appellant's third attempt to assert a claim under section 1871.7 based upon an insurance company's claims handling practices."

Justice Madeleine Flier
State of California ex rel. John Metz v. Farmers Group, Inc. (Nov. 9, 2007, B196455)
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*Footnote omitted