Legal Articles Table of Website Contents
Written by Jeffrey I. Ehrlich, Appellate Specialist
Articles of interest to insurance policyholders
- Articles For Consumers and Policyholders
- What is an appeal? What is a certified appellate specialist?
- What is a Writ, and why would I ask the Court of Appeal to issue one?
- About business interruption insurance
- Can I Sue My HMO?
- Can I sue my HMO for insurance bad faith?
- Common issues with homeowners’ insurance policy coverage and claims disputes
- Common reasons health insurance care is denied and what you can do about it
- HMO FAQs: HMO bad faith
- How to read an insurance policy
- Types of health insurance plans
- What is a health care service plan?
- Employment Retirement Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and ERISA preemption
- What is ERISA? Can I sue my HMO?
- What is duty to defend?
- What is the difference between “health insurance,” a “health-care service plan,” and a “health-maintenance organization (HMO)?
Articles of interest to attorneys
- The basics of California Appeals — two not-so-simple rules: Filing a timely notice of appeal and designating a proper record
- 10 Common mistakes that trial lawyers make and how to avoid them
- Effective Oppositions to Motions for Summary Judgment | Download .pdf
- The genuine dispute doctrine after Wilson v. 21st Century Ins. Co. Advocate. August 2008 | Download .pdf
- How to preserve it for appeal: The right way to to make a record. Adocate. February 2008 | Download .pdf
- Starting a solo practice: One lawyer’s odessy. Advocate. July 2007 | Download .pdf
- An interview with Justice Paul Turner. Advocate. December 2007 | Download .pdf
- The ever-expanding genuine-dispute doctrine, and how to deal with it. Advocate. August 2007 | Download .pdf
When Arbitration Becomes Impossible: When are parties excused from an agreement to arbitrate? Advocate. January 2006. | Download .pdf
- Six tips for effective writ practice. Advocate. January 2006 | Download .pdf
- It’s looking a lot like 1989: Changes in the law governing the construction of insurance policies in California. Consumers Attorneys of California (CAOC). June 2004.| Download .pdf
- Stumbling out of the starting gate: the first decision to apply State Farm v. Campbell gets it wrong. Daily Journal. September 5, 2003. | Download .pdf
- Can HMOs avoid liability for withholding care and shortening the life of a terminally ill plan member? Consumers Attorneys of California (CAOC). January/February 2002. | Download .pdf
- Be prepared for the new statuatory changes that will affect the filing of writ petitions in California. Advocate. 2002 | Download .pdf
- Defeating the “Genuine Issue” Defense at Summary Judgment. By William M. Shernoff and Jeffrey I. Ehrlich.| Download .pdf
- Pegram v. Herdrich, 90 days later. | Download .pdf
- Ruling Clarifies Federal ERISA Pre-Emption of State Measures: Kentucky Association of Health Plans, Inc. v. Miller, 123 S.Ct. 1471(2003). | Download .pdf
Articles by Clinton E. Ehrlich, The Ehrlich Law Firm
- The Trivial-Defect Doctrine: Where it came from. How to beat it. Advocate. 2010.
Los Angeles, California appeals attorney, Jeffrey I. Ehrlich, is an appellate specialist certified by the State Bar of California’s Committee on Legal Specialization. He is the principal of the Ehrlich Law Firm, in Encino, Los Angeles County, California.