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Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 89

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Fears Nachawati Signs Former NFL Star Player Mel Gray in Concussion Related Case

    Fears Nachawati Signs Former NFL Star Player Mel Gray in Concussion Related Case
    Fears Nachawati is proudly representing former NFL players and their families in the tragic cases of CTE and other concussion related injuries. Mel Gray, 12 year NFL veteran of the St. Louis Cardinals, is the newest player to be represented.…
  • Oct 4

    Fears Nachawati Attorneys Selected to 2016 Super Lawyers List

    Fears Nachawati Attorneys Selected to 2016 Super Lawyers List
    Fears Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that Partner Majed Nachawati has been selected to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by receive this honor.…
  • Sep 7

    Fears | Nachawati Represents Tornado Victims Suing Over Their Demolished Home

    Fears | Nachawati Represents Tornado Victims Suing Over Their Demolished Home
    Fears | Nachawati represents the victimized homeowners against Nabors, a demolition company that recklessly tore down the wrong home after the Rowlett tornado. We will hold the company accountable after its refusal to right the wrong. See…
Rank this Week: 233

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Dec 6

    What Constitutes Enforcement of a Building Ordinance or Law?

    What Constitutes Enforcement of a Building Ordinance or Law?
    “Ordinance or law” property insurance coverage is typically triggered when, following a covered loss to a covered building, an insured incurs certain costs due to the enforcement of an ordinance or law1 requiring or regulating the…
  • Dec 5

    Did You Miss the Hurricane Matthew Meeting with Florida CFO Jeff Atwater?

    Did You Miss the Hurricane Matthew Meeting with Florida CFO Jeff Atwater?
    We almost did too, because of the lack of notice and advertisement. But Lynn McCartney from the Florida Justice Association emailed the information to us just in time. Here is the Nov. 30th press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November…
  • Dec 4

    Proof of Loss Deadline Considerations for South Carolina Hurricane Mathew Non-Flood Claim

    Proof of Loss Deadline Considerations for South Carolina Hurricane Mathew Non-Flood Claim
    When making a non-flood claim for Hurricane Mathew related damage to your insurer you must comply with the insurance policy’s post loss conditions. This includes the timely filing of a Sworn Proof of Loss form. Generally, Proof of Loss…
Rank this Week: 250

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Dec 6

    Supreme Court: Gift of Insider Information to Friends and Family Supports Insider Trading Conviction

    Supreme Court: Gift of Insider Information to Friends and Family Supports Insider Trading Conviction
    In one of the most watched business cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket this term, the Court on December 6, 2016 unanimously affirmed the Ninth Circuit’s ruling upholding the insider trading conviction of Bassam Salman.…
  • Dec 5

    RBS Reaches $1 Billion Partial Settlement of Credit Crisis-Related Collective Investor Action

    RBS Reaches $1 Billion Partial Settlement of Credit Crisis-Related Collective Investor Action
    In the latest signal of the increasing significance of collective investor actions outside of the U.S., on December 5, 2016, Royal Bank of Scotland agreed to pay £800 million ($1 billion) in a settlement with three of the five investor…
  • Dec 4

    Enron’s Legacies, a Decade and a Half Later

    Enron’s Legacies, a Decade and a Half Later
    Fifteen years ago this month, the once high-flying energy company Enron completed its massive collapse when it filed a petition for bankruptcy protection. In his interesting December 2, 2016 post on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate…
Rank this Week: 383

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Tomayto, Tomahto

    Tomayto, Tomahto
    Potayto (via FoIB Jeff M):"Newly issued federal data shows that North Carolina has among the highest health insurance costs under the [ObamaTax] ... North Carolinians covered by the ACA receive some of the nation’s highest subsidies per…
  • Dec 6

    Up, up and away!

    Up, up and away!
    As we inch closer to Winter Christmas break, many students are planning international journeys. Some will be strictly for fun (think ski trips in the Alps) while others will begin studies abroad. Our friends at Global Underwriters remind us…
  • Dec 5

    UnAffordable Health "Care"

    UnAffordable Health "Care"
    Years ago, my parents bought a small piece of property. I don't recall the particulars, but it was part of a larger parcel which was divvied up. The idea was that property always increases in value, so it was a "safe" investment. Problem was,…
Rank this Week: 333

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    Draft RFP for WCRC Released…Again.

    Draft RFP for WCRC Released…Again.
    CMS recently released a draft RFP for a new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) to review WCMSAs once again.  The draft RFP can be found here (Solicitation No: RFP-CMS-2016-8A-0008). Comments on the proposed RFP must be…
  • Nov 29

    Stealth Guided and Robotic Assisted Surgeries – Coming to an MSA Near You?

    Stealth Guided and Robotic Assisted Surgeries – Coming to an MSA Near You?
    Over the past several years, there have been significant advances in surgical techniques across all fields of medicine. Two of these advances, robotic assisted surgery and stealth guided surgery have gained popularity as the technology…
  • Nov 21

    Teleconference Call Recap: CMS and CRC Address Delays and Enhancements  

    Teleconference Call Recap: CMS and CRC Address Delays and Enhancements  
    On Thursday, November 17, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) held a teleconference, with both CMS representatives and Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) representatives available to provide long awaited…
Rank this Week: 298

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 413

California Insurance Litigation…

California Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers California insurance law and litigation, including ERISA law, class actions and unfair business practices. By McKennon Schindler LLP.

http://www.californiainsurancelitigation.com
Rank this Week: 486

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Covers first party coverage issues and bad faith for Oklahoma. By Buckman & Roach.

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 577

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

Covers New York insurance coverage cases and issues. By Roy A. Mura.

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Poults, Planes, Piling & Named Perils -- A Fowl Coverage Decision for Thanksgiving

    Poults, Planes, Piling & Named Perils -- A Fowl Coverage Decision for Thanksgiving
    COMMERCIAL PROPERTY – TURKEY FLOATER POLICY – MALICIOUS MISCHIEF Larson v. Fireman's Fund Insurance Company(Iowa Sup. Ct., decided 12/14/1965)Did you know that a "turkey intitle:insurance" search on Google Scholar in all…
  • Nov 14

    Get Your Current 11 NYCRR Part 216 (NY Insurance Regulation 64) Here

    Get Your Current 11 NYCRR Part 216 (NY Insurance Regulation 64) Here
    Go on.  Find a copy of New York Insurance Regulation 64 (11 NYCRR Part 216) on the New York Department of Financial Services' website.  I double dog dare ya.  Click as many links as you want within the DFS website and you still…
  • Oct 10

    Can You Find The The Mistake?

    Can You Find The The Mistake?
    HOMEOWNERS – INTENTIONAL ACT – CRIMINAL ASSAULT – DUTY TO DEFEND – DUTY TO INDEMNIFYState Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Gloria(Sup. Ct., Suffolk Co., decided 3/14/2016)When I was blogging regularly I…
Rank this Week: 549

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Using the Courts to Move Insurance Coverage Goals Part I

    Using the Courts to Move Insurance Coverage Goals Part I
    HOW INSURERS’ RECENT WRONGFUL RATIONING OF HARVONI DRUG TREATMENT FOR HEPATITIS C EXPOSES A LONG HISTORY OF UNREASONABLE AND HARMFUL INSURANCE COMPANY PRACTICES Written by Tim Rozelle, Esq. In July, August, October and December 2015,…
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
Rank this Week: 538

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law…

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law Blog

Covers ERISA and Disability benefits litigation. By the Wood Law Firm.

http://www.erisaontheweb.com/
  • Feb 9

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  • Jun 5

    Court Awards Substantial Attorney's Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case

    Court Awards Substantial Attorney's Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case
    In this ERISA disability case, the federal district court in Chicago awarded attorney’s fees of $109,312.75 to the successful plaintiff, Holmstrom.  The case started after MetLife decided to terminate her claim for long-term disability…
  • Apr 8

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee
    Steven Alfano won his ERISA claim for long-term disability benefits against CIGNA. The district court had previously ruled that there was “no sound basis in the record to support CIGNA’s finding that plaintiff’s back condition … had…
Rank this Week: 574

Declarations and Exclusions

Declarations and Exclusions

News and comment on California insurance law, the politics of insurance, and other risky business. By George Wallace.

http://www.declarationsandexclusions.com/
  • Nov 3

    BLAWG REVIEW #325.8 <br>"May There Be No Moaning of the Bar"

    BLAWG REVIEW #325.8 &lt;br&gt;"May There Be No Moaning of the Bar"
    ~~~ Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, * * * Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may...
  • Apr 2

    Blawg Review #315

    Blawg Review #315
    Welcome to Blawg Review #315, the initial Monday edition of the resurgent Blawg Review, the weekly blog carnival for everyone interested in the law.  Launched originally in April 2005, and overseen by the still-anonymous Editor, Blawg…
  • Mar 15

    Marc Randazza: The Mark of Excellence

    Marc Randazza: The Mark of Excellence
    You will recall, perhaps, that I am a defendant in The Litigation Commonly Known as Rakofsky v. Internet. I have not posted updates on the case since last October, principally because the case was subject to a stay order. With the stay in…
Rank this Week: 545

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
  • Dec 5

    Keeping an Eye on the Duty to Defend and Faulty Workmanship in Pennsylvania

    Keeping an Eye on the Duty to Defend and Faulty Workmanship in Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania policyholders need to keep their eyes on the details when it comes to defending faulty workmanship claims. What you see—or think you see—is not always what you get. In Bealer v Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, the…
  • Dec 1

    Collateral Damage: Don’t Let Your Workers’ Comp Program Tie Up Your Cash and Credit

    Collateral Damage: Don’t Let Your Workers’ Comp Program Tie Up Your Cash and Credit
    No matter the industry, businesses continue to face ever-escalating workers’ comp insurance premiums. In an effort to keep costs down, many companies are turning to an increasingly popular alternative to traditional “guaranteed…
  • Nov 21

    A Bad Faith Cause of Action in New York? Maybe the Deck Is No Longer Stacked

    A Bad Faith Cause of Action in New York? Maybe the Deck Is No Longer Stacked
    New York is a tricky forum for policyholders pursuing insurance coverage claims. In particular, New York jurisprudence has long failed to recognize and address causes of action for bad faith. Historically, insureds seeking to impose…
Rank this Week: 1224

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
  • Dec 2

    California says companies can be liable for 2nd hand asbestos injurie

    California says companies can be liable for 2nd hand asbestos injurie
    Companies can be liable to household members injured by asbestos carried home by workers, according to the California Supreme Court. In Kessner v. Superior Court, the determined that there is liability to household members injured by exposure…
  • Dec 2

    UM coverage on vehicle involved in the accident is primary — Arkansas App.

    UM coverage on vehicle involved in the accident is primary — Arkansas App.
    In Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co. v. Shelter Mutual Insurance Co., 2016 Ark. App. 563, Roberson was injured while driving a car insured by Shelter.  Roberson had UM coverage through Southern Farm Bureau (Farm Bureau). …
  • Dec 1

    Injury occurring during rodeo event subject to athletic participation exclusion — MD Fla.

    Injury occurring during rodeo event subject to athletic participation exclusion — MD Fla.
    In Volusia County Cattlemen’s Association v. Western World Insurance Company; Case No: 6:15-cv-1239 (MD Fla), Desiree Cicero was participating in a cash grab event at the Cattlemen’s rodeo.  The event involved grabbing cash…
Rank this Week: 1114

Louisiana Insurance & Injury…

Louisiana Insurance & Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law, workers compensation and injury law. By Lavis Law Firm.

https://www.lavislaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1211

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury, medical malpractice and workers compensation law. By Ackerman Law Office, P.C.

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1035

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Covers class actions against insurance companies. By Robinson & Cole LLP.

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Nov 11

    What Will The Courtrooms Of The 2020s Look Like?

    What Will The Courtrooms Of The 2020s Look Like?
    I recently attended a presentation by futurist Michael Rogers that sparked me to think about what the courtrooms of the 2020s might look like. According to Rogers, one of the next big advances in technology will be augmented reality devices,…
  • Oct 17

    Defending Class Actions in 2016

    Defending Class Actions in 2016
    I thought readers might find helpful some broader observations on strategies for defending class actions in 2016: Dig in Deep Early: Some defense counsel are accustomed to the practice of filing a motion to dismiss in virtually every putative…
  • Sep 7

    Labor Depreciation Class Action Update: Decisions on Class Certification

    Labor Depreciation Class Action Update: Decisions on Class Certification
    I have had a busy summer and am overdue in updating readers on recent decisions in class actions against insurers involving the “labor depreciation” issue. The issue involves whether, when insurers estimate the “actual cash…
Rank this Week: 1174

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

Covers global insurance and reinsurance law and news. By Goldberg Segalla.

http://www.insurerereport.com/
  • Nov 4

    Comments on NYSDFS Cybersecurity Regulation Begin Pouring In

    Comments on NYSDFS Cybersecurity Regulation Begin Pouring In
    On September 28, 2016, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) released for comment a proposed new regulation entitled Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (23 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 500). Various industry…
  • Nov 2

    Just Down the Hall — D.C. Appeals Court Hears Appeal Over MetLife’s SIFI Statu

    Just Down the Hall — D.C. Appeals Court Hears Appeal Over MetLife’s SIFI Statu
    On March 30, 2016, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia stripped MetLife of its designation as a nonbank systemically important financial institution (nonbank SIFI). She held that the designation…
  • Oct 26

    Court Finds Ambiguity Over When Property Damage Commenced

    Court Finds Ambiguity Over When Property Damage Commenced
    Ambiguity surrounding the term “commencing” led a court to deny an insurer’s motion seeking to dismiss an insured’s property damage claim, despite the insured’s inability to state when the property damage at…
Rank this Week: 1017

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 1031

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

Covers banking, finance and insurance law in South Africa. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Information Regulator held its inaugural meeting on 1 December 2016

    Information Regulator held its inaugural meeting on 1 December 2016
    According to the media statement issued by the Chairperson of the Information Regulator, Advocate Pansy Tlakula, the Information Regulator’s office held its inaugural meeting on 1 December 2016 at Salu Building in Pretoria. During the…
  • Dec 6

    Delictual claim for unlawful interference with contract reined in

    Delictual claim for unlawful interference with contract reined in
    In the battle between Pick ‘n Pay and Masstores for exclusive rights to trade as a supermarket in a shopping complex the Constitutional Court, in holding for Masstores, has set out the limits for this type of delictual claim. Pick…
  • Nov 30

    Economic and social consequences of liquidation relevant to business rescue

    Economic and social consequences of liquidation relevant to business rescue
    The Supreme Court of Appeal has aligned itself with a statement by the high court that where the liquidation of a company will occasion significant collateral damage both economically and socially and destroy wealth and livelihoods, the…
Rank this Week: 2135

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Law Offices of Russell J. Goldsmith.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
  • Dec 6

    How to Avoid Problems with the Social Security Administration Following a Favorable Decision

    How to Avoid Problems with the Social Security Administration Following a Favorable Decision
    While prevailing in your Social Security disability claim may be a huge relief, it is important to remember that there are certain obligations one continues to have with the Social Security Administration (SSA).  Likewise, there are a…
  • Nov 29

    How to Pursue Your Maine Social Security Disability Claim Following a Denial

    How to Pursue Your Maine Social Security Disability Claim Following a Denial
    We face the same question, on a daily basis, from our prospective Maine Social Security disability clients: I have been disabled from working for a number of months, and, prior to contacting your office, I filed a disability claim.  I…
  • Nov 21

    The ALJ Hearing Process: The Importance of Staying On Task

    The ALJ Hearing Process: The Importance of Staying On Task
    The Social Security disability hearing process before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is meant as an opportunity to hear from you as to why you believe you’re unable to work any job for which you’re reasonably suited by…
Rank this Week: 2032

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Home Owners Policy And Arbitration

    Home Owners Policy And Arbitration
    Texas attorneys who handle insurance claims will find an article from the Texas Tribune to interesting.  The article published on November 3, 2016, and is titled, Texas Insurer Drops Push To Let Homeowners Forgo Right To Sue. The Texas…
  • Dec 4

    Uninsured / Underinsured Coverage

    Uninsured / Underinsured Coverage
    Attorneys handling uninsured / underinsured claims will find this article from the Claims Journal interesting.  The law discussed in the article is Missouri law but Texas law is similar and the results would probably be the same in…
  • Dec 3

    What Proves Bad Faith?

    What Proves Bad Faith?
    For insurance lawyers, the above question captures the ultimate question.  Most cases do not involve bad faith.  They are simple breaches of the insurance contract.  The Northern District, Dallas Division discussed the law in a…
Rank this Week: 4099

Comitz Beethe's Disability…

Comitz Beethe's Disability Insurance Claim Blog

Covers disability insurance claims, claim tips, insurer profiles, insurance industry news, and case studies.

http://www.disabilitycounsel.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 2179

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

Comments on Massachusetts social security disability law. By Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Social Security Administration and VA are Combining Databases to Help Veteran

    Social Security Administration and VA are Combining Databases to Help Veteran
    According to a recent press release from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the VA and the Social Security Administration (SSA) have just launched a new program that is designed to get Veterans the VA and Social…
  • Dec 5

    Social Security Administration Pushes for Positive Organizational Culture

    Social Security Administration Pushes for Positive Organizational Culture
    After a series of public missteps, the U.S. Social Security Administration is seeking to promote a more positive culture within – and undoubtedly a better public image. These offices, which are formally part of the agency’s Office…
  • Dec 1

    A Look at the Future of the Social Security Program

    A Look at the Future of the Social Security Program
    Until the end of last year, we were seeing constant articles about how the Social Security disability program would run out of money and nearly 11 million Americans would lose around 20 percent of their total monthly benefits across the…
Rank this Week: 2709

Tennessee Injury Law Center

Tennessee Injury Law Center

Covers insurance law, products liability, medical malpractice and injury and accident law. By The Law Offices of John Day, P.C.

http://www.tennesseeinjurylawcenter.com/
  • Dec 5

    Prior Complaints and Their Effect on a Lawsuit

    Prior Complaints and Their Effect on a Lawsuit
    Recently the investigation into the Chattanooga bus accident that claimed the lives of six children and injured dozens more has revealed parents, faculty and students had all complained about the driving of bus driver, Johnthony Walker. Ask…
  • Nov 29

    Good News for Pedestrians (and Dwight Schrute)

    Good News for Pedestrians (and Dwight Schrute)
    A new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards is expected to save 2,400 pedestrian injuries per year.   Under the new standard, motor vehicle manufacturers have until September 1, 2019 to equip their hybrid and electric vehicles with…
  • Nov 22

    Chattanooga Bus Crash Incident – Update

    Chattanooga Bus Crash Incident – Update
    The Tennessean reports that the it is not the City of Chattanooga, the school district, or Hamilton County that owns the bus involved in the Chattanooga crash but rather a private company out of Illinois. It that is correct, the cap on…
Rank this Week: 2086

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
  • Dec 2

    Florida Supreme Court Decides that Concurrent Causes Equal Coverage

    Florida Supreme Court Decides that Concurrent Causes Equal Coverage
    It’s said that “defeat is an orphan,” but insurable losses often have multiple, concurrent causes. In some cases, one or more of those causes might be outside the scope of coverage, either by omission or exclusion. In…
  • Dec 1

    Ask the Public Adjustor: Covering Life with Wisdom*

    Ask the Public Adjustor: Covering Life with Wisdom*
    Dear Public Adjustor: I’m often proud of my dad, like when he stood up to the PTA about The Catcher in the Rye. But lately he has me worried. He’s sacrificed an entire season’s corn crop to build a ballfield in the middle of…
  • Nov 18

    Title Bout: Second Circuit Limits Parties’ Control Over Construction Of Policie

    Title Bout: Second Circuit Limits Parties’ Control Over Construction Of Policie
    Like other contracts, insurance policies are divided into parts, and most of the parts appear under headings or captions. A separate contract term (known as a “titles clause” or a “headings clause”) sometimes specifies…
Rank this Week: 2075

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

Covers disability insurance claim and bad faith information. By Quadrino Schwartz.

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    Top 5 Ethical ‘Dos and Don’ts’ Attorneys Need to Know

    Top 5 Ethical ‘Dos and Don’ts’ Attorneys Need to Know
    My partner Matthew Conroy and I recently presented a continuing legal education seminar called Ethical Dos and Don’ts for Attorneys. That seminar is available online at Lawline. During the seminar, we covered a great deal of topics…
  • Nov 18

    Risk Management for Attorneys – Part 1: Document, Document, Document

    Risk Management for Attorneys – Part 1: Document, Document, Document
    My partner Matthew Conroy and I recently presented a continuing legal education seminar to lawyers on risk management for attorneys. That seminar was broadcast live and is available online at lawline.com. During the seminar, we covered many…
  • Oct 28

    Know Your Rights During An IME (Part 2)

    Know Your Rights During An IME (Part 2)
    My last article discussed the governance of an IME and how to prepare for one. This article shares my advice concerning what happens during an IME. When it comes to physical versus mental or cognitive examinations, there are a lot of…
Rank this Week: 4026

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3595

Physician Law

Physician Law

Features news, updates, and tips on legal issues affecting physicians and non-institutional providers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://physicianlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 30

    Office of Inspector General Work Plan Identifies Compliance Areas of Focus for Physician

    Office of Inspector General Work Plan Identifies Compliance Areas of Focus for Physician
    Earlier this month, the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”), the agency charged with enforcement of key federal fraud and abuse laws, published its annual Work Plan identifying the…
  • Nov 29

    OCR Alert – HIPAA Audit Email Phishing Scam

    OCR Alert – HIPAA Audit Email Phishing Scam
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued an alert on November 28, 2016, regarding an email purporting to be from OCR.  This phishing email can look…
  • Nov 19

    Are You Ready for the new Medicare Quality Payment Program? (New Blog Series)

    Are You Ready for the new Medicare Quality Payment Program? (New Blog Series)
    You may have heard that a transformation of Medicare’s physician payment program is in the works.  However, you may not know that the structure of the new program, called the “Quality Payment Program”, has been…
Rank this Week: 1388

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance, injury and accident law and workers' compensation. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
Rank this Week: 2185

Boston Workers Compensation…

Boston Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Michael O. Smith.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1988

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Bicycle Injuries and Deaths Remain High

    Bicycle Injuries and Deaths Remain High
    Bicycling has been increasing in popularity, both as a mode of transportation and as a recreational activity. Along with more bicycles on the road comes an increased incidence of serious accidents. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,…
  • Nov 20

    Elements of Legally Valid Business Contract

    Elements of Legally Valid Business Contract
    A business must deal with contracts; it does not matter what kind of business it is. Contracts are important for the smooth, efficient operation of a business. A contract is a legally binding agreement by which a business promises to receive…
  • Nov 18

    Understanding Comparative Negligence in California

    Understanding Comparative Negligence in California
    When a vehicle accident happens, it is often caused by the negligence of one of the drivers. Sometimes, however, more than one driver may have done something to contribute to the accident. In California, you may be partially responsible for…
Rank this Week: 3013

National Insurance Law Forum

National Insurance Law Forum

Discussion forum among insurance industry professionals, risk managers, attorneys, policyholders, students, and others with an interest in the development of American insurance law.

http://www.insurancelawforum.com/
Rank this Week: 1683

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Nov 17

    Future Status of Discriminatory Benefits for HCIs…Still Waiting…

    Future Status of Discriminatory Benefits for HCIs…Still Waiting…
    As we discussed in our last post, the election is officially behind us and now we begin to look to the future.  Unfortunately, we are back in the position of having more questions than answers.  Over the last couple of months we…
  • Nov 15

    ACA Repeal Reality Check

    ACA Repeal Reality Check
    We didn’t take ten weeks off because there was nothing to talk about.  Rather, we concluded around Labor Day that anything useful to be said about ACA compliance, pre-election, would be interpreted as political advocacy, so we…
  • Aug 26

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017
    If your EIN will have 250 or more full-time employees in 2016 (counting each person who was full-time in any month) you’ll need next year to file your 2016 ACA Information Returns – Forms 1094-B and 1095-B or Forms 1094-C and…
Rank this Week: 2611

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Nov 17

    The law of subrogation, and how it affects policyholder

    The law of subrogation, and how it affects policyholder
    “Subrogation” seems to be a simple concept. You suffer a loss. Your insurance company pays for the loss. Your insurance company then assumes your rights against the party that damaged you. But, like everything in the insurance…
  • Oct 7

    The assignment of insurance policies and claim

    The assignment of insurance policies and claim
    I’ve been a trial lawyer for over 30 years, and I think I need to point out that corporate/transactional lawyers aren’t real lawyers.  If you haven’t been on the receiving end of an evidence ruling that makes you wonder…
  • Sep 16

    Insurance lessons from the Penn State tragedy: “Within the scope of employment”

    Insurance lessons from the Penn State tragedy: “Within the scope of employment”
    I remember sitting in a continuing legal education class once, where the speaker was an experienced employment defense lawyer. He said that, normally, he liked to open his talks with a funny story or a joke, but he couldn’t do that…
Rank this Week: 1993

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

Blog about current issues in Mississippi law including personal injury, divorce and insurance.

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 16

    Minors’ settlements in Mississippi

    Minors’ settlements in Mississippi
    I spent this morning before a chancellor obtaining approval for a minor’s personal injury settlement.  Prior to the hearing, I followed a routine that virtually ensures success. First, I reviewed Chancellor Primeaux’s outline…
  • Oct 28

    The Nasty Side of Judicial Election

    The Nasty Side of Judicial Election
    Years ago judicial elections in Mississippi consisted of the candidates making stump speeches about their qualifications.  Members of the community would support or oppose judges based on their interactions and experiences with the…
  • Oct 24

    Another First

    Another First
    Firsts of anything have always been memorable to me whether it was my first dog, girlfriend, school, gun, whitetail deer, 10 pound bass or whatever. Practicing law is no different.  I remember back to my first divorce trial, first injury…
Rank this Week: 1790

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

Covers New Jersey insurance law decisions. By William D. Wilson.

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Nov 16

    It’s Too Late: Notice of a Loss Under a Claims-Made Policy

    It’s Too Late: Notice of a Loss Under a Claims-Made Policy
    An insured generally is required to provide its insurer with timely notice of a loss that may be covered under its insurance policy.  Failure to provide timely notice may preclude coverage for the loss.  Under New Jersey law, an…
  • Oct 25

    Rock-Paper-Scissors: Dueling Other-Insurance Clause

    Rock-Paper-Scissors: Dueling Other-Insurance Clause
    Insurance policies typically contain what are known as other-insurance clauses.  Other-insurance clauses set forth a methodology for apportioning liability when multiple insurers have issued policies that provide coverage for a…
  • Oct 17

    Shop Around: Late Notice and Forum Shopping

    Shop Around: Late Notice and Forum Shopping
    Application of a particular state’s law can have a significant impact on the determination as to whether a loss is covered.  Given the impact choice-of-law decisions may have, insureds and insurance companies may “forum…
Rank this Week: 2223

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

Covers business and insurance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2031

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance bad faith, and LTD policy issues. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Nov 15

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”
    I was recently asked to review a claim denial by a well know disability insurer for a nice lady who suffered a terrible crush injury  to her foot.  She had worked at a production facility where her job duties required her to be…
  • Oct 19

    Court rejects Cigna’s denial of claim by paralyzed claimant

    Court rejects Cigna’s denial of claim by paralyzed claimant
    In this recent case out of Louisiana the court rejected Cigna’s (Life Insurance Company of North America) efforts to deny a claim by a man who was permanently paralyzed and wheelchair bound. The claimant, Mr. Hughes, had been employed…
  • Jul 10

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit
    A US District Court Judge recently granted a motion filed by SMDA granting LTD benefits to one of our clients.  The Court found that the third party administrator had abused its discretion in recommending a denial of benefits.  The…
Rank this Week: 4295

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

Offers news and commentary on specialty insurance, risk management and private equity, with an emphasis on professional liability and entrepreneurship. By Tennant Risk Services.

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Nov 15

    Management Liability – Important for Small Busine

    Management Liability – Important for Small Busine
    Directors & Officers (D&O) and Employment Practices Liability (EPL) insurance, also called management liability, is not just for large and publicly traded businesses – small businesses need management liability coverages as…
  • Oct 25

    Cyber Risk Insurance the Norm

    Cyber Risk Insurance the Norm
    A new survey of large companies on Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) provides some insights for small and medium sized companies.
  • Oct 19

    Clients & Professional Liability Exposure

    Clients &amp; Professional Liability Exposure
    Many different types of clients can have professional liability exposures, well beyond the typical lawyers, accountants and architects, and they will need professional liability insurance (E&O). And likely Cyber Risk Insurance.
Rank this Week: 1503

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. By Stephen Rosenberg.

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Nov 7

    DOL 1, Critics of the New Fiduciary Regulations 0: Comments on NAFA v. Perez

    DOL 1, Critics of the New Fiduciary Regulations 0: Comments on NAFA v. Perez
    Well now, I wrote a few substantial posts on the multiple lawsuits challenging the Department of Labor’s new regulations governing fiduciary status at the time they were filed, a couple of which you can find here and here. One of my key…
  • Oct 31

    Upcoming Webinar on Retirement Plan Risk Management: An Overview

    Upcoming Webinar on Retirement Plan Risk Management: An Overview
    I had fun speaking on ERISA litigation remedies with Eric Serron of Steptoe and Joe Barton of Cohen Milstein this past Thursday at the American Conference Institute’s 13th National Forum on ERISA Litigation. Since Eric’s…
  • Oct 20

    When Are Defense Counsel's Fees Relevant to an Attorney Fee Claim by a Plaintiff under ERISA?

    When Are Defense Counsel's Fees Relevant to an Attorney Fee Claim by a Plaintiff under ERISA?
    Wow, this is fascinating. The “this” in question is an interesting little twist in litigation over an attorney fee award to plaintiff’s counsel in the long running ERISA litigation, Frommert v. Conkright. Attorney fee awards…
Rank this Week: 2425

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
  • Nov 4

    Spokeo Gets Lyft Off

    Spokeo Gets Lyft Off
    The Northern District of California dismissed a Fair Credit Reporting Act case against Lyft upon finding that plaintiff lacked Article III standing based on the Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S.…
  • Oct 3

    Third Circuit Applies Presumption of Timeliness to Pre-Certification Motion to Intervene as Class Representative

    Third Circuit Applies Presumption of Timeliness to Pre-Certification Motion to Intervene as Class Representative
    This case concerned a federal antitrust class action involving a proposed class of Class 8 truck purchasers who alleged a conspiracy by several truck transmission suppliers and manufacturers to raise prices by eliminating competition among…
  • Sep 29

    Third Circuit Creates Framework for Analyzing Numerosity

    Third Circuit Creates Framework for Analyzing Numerosity
    The Third Circuit recently vacated class certification, granted by the Eastern District of Pennsylvania after nearly a decade of litigation, in an antitrust case alleging that a pharmaceutical company entered into agreements with four generic…
Rank this Week: 2073

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1353

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3623