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1. What is an amicus curiae, and who were they in this case?
Amicus curiae refer to a third party that acts as the court’s assistance. It may be a
person or a group of people (not part of the ongoing case) willing to provide information or
insights that may help the court interpret the issue presented in a case. In this case, amicus
curiae include Insurance Fraud Bureau and Association of America.
2. What is the IFB, and what was its role in this case?
IFB (insurance fraud bureau) is a not-for-profit entity that helps the insurance
industry fight fraud related to insurance claims. It started in 2006, and its work is to collect
insurance data and intelligence and inform insurers or law enforcers about insurance scams.
IFD findings can help the court identify and bring insurance fraudsters to justice. The
AIGDC requested IFB to investigate Maxwell for workers’ compensation fraud.
3. Identify three things AIGDC did to avoid paying worker’s compensation benefits to the
The AIGDC reported Maxwell to IFB for an insurance fraud investigation and
claimed that it is immune from litigations arising from such action.
It argued that the Superior Court should not hear claims barred und…
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