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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: 121

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Five Little Words: An Epiphany

    Five Little Words: An Epiphany
    "Exchange established by the State under 1311"I've always believed the adage that "words mean things;" that is, words have meaning and one should be careful in how they're used. Sometimes, silence is golden: not speaking can communicate…
  • Feb 27

    Rationing the MVNHS©

    Rationing the MVNHS©
    In response to yesterday's post on the apparent death-spiral of the Much Vaunted National Health System©, frequent (and valued) commenter John Fembup observed that this is not really news; in fact, Dr David Owens (former chief of the…
  • Feb 26

    MVNHS© Circling the Drain?

    MVNHS© Circling the Drain?
    While prognosticators opine breathlessly on the potential Halbig/King/Burwell fallout, it may be instructive to cast our eyes eastward to see how Britain's Much Vaunted National Health System© is faring:"NHS may be forced to abandon free…
Rank this Week: 232

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/
  • Mar 2

    Questcor Reveals Numerous Severe Side Effects of Acthar in Filing

    Questcor Reveals Numerous Severe Side Effects of Acthar in Filing
    Acthar is a prescription gel given to a wide variety of patients who suffer from different ailments. Among them are people with lupus, infants who suffer from infantile spasms, adults who are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and for other…
  • Feb 27

    Xarelto Manufacturers Continue to Pursue FDA Approval Even as Lawsuits Rise

    Xarelto Manufacturers Continue to Pursue FDA Approval Even as Lawsuits Rise
    It was recently announced that Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturers of Xarelto, will continue to pursue additional FDA approvals for the drug, only this time, for stroke patients. Even as the two manufacturers continue to be hit…
  • Feb 26

    45-Year-Old Construction Worker Killed in Crane Accident in Portage, Indiana

    45-Year-Old Construction Worker Killed in Crane Accident in Portage, Indiana
    Pictured above: Construction workers and firemen at the scene of the accident  Last Friday, an accident took the life of a worker who was employed on a construction site. The accident happened in the Near North Side neighborhood in…
Rank this Week: 280

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/
  • Mar 2

    International Capital Standards Delayed

    International Capital Standards Delayed
    On Thursday at the ACI Conference on Insurance Regulation a panel composed of Kermit Brooks, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, AXA Equitable; Alessandro Iuppa, SVP & Senior Policy Advisor on Global Affairs International…
  • Mar 2

    Texas Insurance Commissioner Confirmed

    Texas Insurance Commissioner Confirmed
    Authored by Theresa FelicianoDavid Mattax was confirmed as the Texas Insurance Commissioner on February 24, 2015 by the Texas Senate. David Mattax was appointed to the position by Governor Greg Abbott on January 21, 2015. The Senate voted…
  • Feb 25

    Insights into antitrust issues with joint underwriting focus of Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes article from Locke Lord

    Insights into antitrust issues with joint underwriting focus of Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes article from Locke Lord
    Insurance companies face increased scrutiny from both government antitrust enforcers and the plaintiff antitrust class action bar. With many companies now undertaking a reassessment of their practices for compliance with antitrust laws,…
Rank this Week: 284

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/
  • Mar 1

    ERISA Claim

    ERISA Claim
    Fort Worth insurance attorneys handling ERISA claims need to read this case from the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. It is styled, Killen v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company. Killen worked for Covenant from 2002 until March 2009,…
  • Feb 28

    Proof Of Loss - Must Be Timely Submitted

    Proof Of Loss - Must Be Timely Submitted
    Mansfield insurance lawyers will tell their clients that a proof of loss must be submitted in a timely manner for losses. A 2015, US Southern District, Galveston Division opinion re-interates this point. The style of the case is, Fennelly…
  • Feb 26

    Suing Insurance Agent

    Suing Insurance Agent
    Insurance lawyers in the Dallas and Fort Worth area will tell you that being in a position to be able to sue an insurance agent who has committed acts costing their clients money are sometimes easy targets. Not only are...
Rank this Week: 288

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Mar 2

    Medical Marijuana Grow House Goes "Up In Smoke"

    Medical Marijuana Grow House Goes "Up In Smoke"
    You can't make this stuff up. A marijuana grow house goes "up in smoke"1 and I get to write about it in a property insurance blog! Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company may be off the hook after a recent ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court…
  • Mar 1

    Appellate Court Affirms Trial Court Order Compelling Appraisal for Supplemental Hurricane Claim

    Appellate Court Affirms Trial Court Order Compelling Appraisal for Supplemental Hurricane Claim
    On Wednesday, Florida's Third District Court of Appeal issued an opinion affirming a trial court’s order compelling appraisal of a homeowners’ supplemental Hurricane Katrina claim.1 The insureds, the Cardelles, had filed claims…
  • Feb 28

    Getting Coverage for your Art: Stolen or Burned Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    Getting Coverage for your Art: Stolen or Burned Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture
    On both sides of my family, I have relatives I consider amazing artists. Both sell or sold their paintings and both have pieces on display in galleries. I have one fond memory from a young age going to see my great aunt, Majel Carter’s…
Rank this Week: 303

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Mar 2

    The New Zealand Edition

    The New Zealand Edition
    The D&O Diary continued its South Pacific sojourn over the weekend with a short stop in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, for meetings and for a brief look around. Auckland is located on New Zealand’s Northern Island,…
  • Feb 27

    Cornerstone Research Releases 2014 M&A Litigation Report

    Cornerstone Research Releases 2014 M&A Litigation Report
    According to the latest report from Cornerstone Research, during 2014, over 90 percent of M&A transactions resulting in at least one lawsuit, but each deal attracted a smaller average number of lawsuits and in fewer jurisdictions than in…
  • Feb 27

    The D&O Diary Goes Down Under

    The D&O Diary Goes Down Under
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Australia this week. Here’s what you need to know about Sydney in late February – if you traverse the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, fly across the Equator and the International Date Line,…
Rank this Week: 397

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 614

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 2

    New FMLA Rules Recognize Celebration Rule: Managing Benefit

    New FMLA Rules Recognize Celebration Rule: Managing Benefit
    Although the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”) is not something I usually address, the DOL final regulations issued last week did address an issue I have previously written about and that is recognition of same-sex…
  • Feb 23

    Medical Premium Reimbursement: Limited Relief for Some Employer

    Medical Premium Reimbursement: Limited Relief for Some Employer
    Back in November of 2014, the DOL issued FAQ Part 22, which directly addresses some recent efforts by employers to reimburse employees for participation in the exchange through Code Section 105, or through some type of other…
  • Feb 17

    IRS Releases “Final” Versions and Instructions for Forms 1094 and 1095: Start Collecting Data

    IRS Releases “Final” Versions and Instructions for Forms 1094 and 1095: Start Collecting Data
    At last, the forms are upon us.  Last week, the IRS issued its “final” versions of the forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B and 1095-C along with instructions for the “B” forms and instructions for the “C”…
Rank this Week: 735

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Understanding and Combatting Medicare Coding Fraud

    Understanding and Combatting Medicare Coding Fraud
    Medicare billing is a complex and specialized field. Translating patient care into billing codes takes knowledge and skill. While most providers and coders work hard to make sure billing codes accurately reflect the care provided, others…
  • Feb 27

    ATV Accidents: Statistics, Safety, and Legal Representation

    ATV Accidents: Statistics, Safety, and Legal Representation
    While cars are responsible for a strong majority of vehicle-related accidents, they are not the only culprit in the fatal or injury-causing accidents we see in our Northern California injury practice. All-terrain vehicle accidents…
  • Feb 25

    California Child Injury Lawyer on the Danger of Scooter Accident

    California Child Injury Lawyer on the Danger of Scooter Accident
    There are few sounds as good for the soul as the noise of children at play. In a world where technology often keeps even young children glued to screens, it is especially heart-warming to hear kids engaged in active, outdoor play. It is…
Rank this Week: 730

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/
  • Mar 2

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table
    CMS issued a notification on the CMS website that as of April 1, 2015, CMS will begin referencing CDC’s Table 1: Life table for the total population: United States, 2010, (Vol. 63, No. 7) for WCMSA life expectancy calculations. This…
  • Feb 23

    Medicare Beneficiary Sues “CSM Medicare Set-Aside Philiphidia” for Abuse

    Medicare Beneficiary Sues “CSM Medicare Set-Aside Philiphidia” for Abuse
    On February 18, 2015, the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a pro se civil complaint filed by a resident of Waldorf, MD formerly employed by Securiguard, Inc. Ms. Treakle settled her 1999 work injury in 2006 for…
  • Feb 12

    Courts Can Only Enforce the Law, Making MSAs Tricky at TIme

    Courts Can Only Enforce the Law, Making MSAs Tricky at TIme
    The most important thing you can do in any settlement involving a Medicare beneficiary is thoroughly memorialize the measures taken to protect Medicare’s interests. Vague mention in passing can lead to settlements blowing up or one of…
Rank this Week: 714

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/
  • Feb 24

    Professional Liability Insurance (E&O) Placement Tip

    Professional Liability Insurance (E&O) Placement Tip
    Professional liability insurance (E&O, D&O, EPL, Cyber) does not operate quite the same way as other lines of coverage. Part of this is driven by the use of claims-made insurance forms, and part is based on the services, exposures and…
  • Feb 10

    Cyber Risk Insurance – Update on Bank Account Takeover

    Cyber Risk Insurance – Update on Bank Account Takeover
    We continue to hear that the threat to a smaller organization of cyber-attack is real (see prior post), and we have talked about Cyber Risk Insurance as one (essential) method of protection. A bank account takeover attack is just one of these…
  • Feb 3

    Buying or Selling An Insurance Agency – Coverage

    Buying or Selling An Insurance Agency – Coverage
    Proper E&O insurance coverage is critical for both the buyer and seller of an insurance agent/broker. And the form of the transaction will have a significant impact on insurance agent/broker E&O insurance needs. Curtis Pearsall point…
Rank this Week: 651

No Fault Defender

No Fault Defender

Provides a defense attorney's perspective on New York's No-Fault law. By Jason Tenenbaum.

http://nofault.lisquared.com
  • Feb 19

    It came and I am surprised – but if everything is now done in New Jersey, what’s the long term impact?

    It came and I am surprised – but if everything is now done in New Jersey, what’s the long term impact?
    Government Empls. Ins. Co. v Avanguard Med. Group, PLLC, 2015 NY Slip Op 01413 (2d Dept. 2015) (1) “We hold that, absent express statutory or regulatory authorization, a no-fault insurer is not required to pay a facility fee for…
  • Feb 12

    Attorney fees for cases filed on or after February 4, 2015

    Attorney fees for cases filed on or after February 4, 2015
    11 NYCRR 65-4.6 The following limitations shall apply to the payment by insurers of applicants’ attorney’s fees for services necessarily performed in the resolution of no-fault disputes: (a) If an arbitration was initiated or a…
  • Feb 12

    The law on signature

    The law on signature
    People v. Haywood, 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 00555 (2d Dept. 2015) “The trial court properly precluded the defendant from cross-examining one of the complaining witnesses regarding a notarized statement which she had denied signing, and for…
Rank this Week: 650

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
  • Feb 18

    Latest issue of Coverage Opinions is now available

    Latest issue of Coverage Opinions is now available
    The latest issue of Coverage Opinions is now available here. Below is a list of articles available in the latest issue.   Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Frank Shorter – Olympic Gold Medalist And Lawyer Running…
  • Feb 11

    Sovereign Immunity waived by purchase of insurance — Missouri law

    Sovereign Immunity waived by purchase of insurance — Missouri law
    In Argonaut Great Central Ins. v. Audrain County, a grocery store insured by Argonaut was burgled and then burned down.  The grocery store’s alarm system was monitored through Audrain County.  Argonaut claimed the alarm…
  • Feb 10

    No duty to defend; assault and battery exclusion unambiguous and listed on the declarations page Ark law

    No duty to defend; assault and battery exclusion unambiguous and listed on the declarations page Ark law
    In George v. Great Lakes Reinsurance, 2015 Ark App 36, a gunman fired into a crowd at a party room owned by George.  George was sued, and told Great Lakes to defend him.  Great Lakes defended him under a reservation of rights, and…
Rank this Week: 626

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
Rank this Week: 828

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory…

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

Covers case law, regulation and legislation affecting the insurance industry. By Barger & Wollen LLP.

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Feb 13

    Do Medical Records Support Removal And Do Unripe Claims Get Dismissed

    Do Medical Records Support Removal And Do Unripe Claims Get Dismissed
    By Edward Sylvester In Alilin v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., No. 6:14-cv-1183-Orl-41DAB (D. for M.D. Fla., Jan. 30, 2015), Judge Carlos Mendoza denied Alilin's challenge to the amount in controversy prong of State Farm's removal to…
  • Dec 24

    Sizing Up Cyber Risks after the Sony Breach

    Sizing Up Cyber Risks after the Sony Breach
    Sony’s most recent data breach underscores the difficulties in underwriting and insuring cyber risk. Sony incurred losses that were surprising in both their scope and type. The company already is a defendant in at least four new…
  • Dec 23

    Latest Updates to Media Liability Insurance in California

    Latest Updates to Media Liability Insurance in California
    Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP partner James Castle recently enhanced and updated the chapter on Media Liability Insurance for LexisNexis' California Insurance Law & Practice. Cases discussed include: S.B.C.C., Inc. v. St. Paul Fire &…
Rank this Week: 787

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Provides news and commentary on the legal developments in the secondary insurance market, with an emphasis on the secondary market's impact upon the insurance industry. By Katherine Scanlon and Peter Vodola.

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
Rank this Week: 1106

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: 1045

The Medicare Compliance Blog

The Medicare Compliance Blog

Covers Medicare secondary payer compliance, Medicare set-asides, mandatory insurer reporting, recovery resolutions, conditional payment notification, Medicare risk assessment, self-administration support issues, Medicare impact on long-term care. By Gould & Lamb.

http://themedicarecomplianceblog.com/
  • Oct 6

    Humana v. Farmers – Medicare Advantage Plans at Issue

    Humana v. Farmers – Medicare Advantage Plans at Issue
    A recent federal court decision from Texas gives a Medicare Advantage plan a potential green light to seek reimbursement under the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Act. At issue in the case, Humana Insurance Company v. Farmers Texas Mutual…
  • Jul 18

    US Court of Appeals Provides Opinion on Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons v. State Farm

    US Court of Appeals Provides Opinion on Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons v. State Farm
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit published its opinion in Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons, PLLC v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company on July 16, 2014. The long awaited decision addresses the…
  • Jun 5

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide
    On May 29, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amended the recently released Workers’ Compensation Reference Guide published in February 2014. The changes affect medical review, treating physician reports,…
Rank this Week: 1227

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

Covers civil litigation and insurance defense in Washington, D.C. By David Stratton.

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • Aug 10

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now
    "Can cell phones cause brain cancer?" With that question, which he did not answer, Judge Weisberg of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia began a 76-page discourse on the admissibility of the testimony of eight…
  • Aug 9

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia
    I had previously written about judicial estoppel and lack of standing defenses that could arise from a plaintiff's prior bankruptcy filing. There is a recent decision in the District of Columbia in which judicial estoppel barred a plaintiff's…
  • Mar 2

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance
    In a recent case, a homeowner brought suit in Maryland federal court against her insurance broker for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation, and fraud, after her house sustained fire…
Rank this Week: 954

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Feb 8

    California Prosecutors Settle PHI Breach with Retailer

    California Prosecutors Settle PHI Breach with Retailer
    Beginning in 2012, California environmental regulators and others began investigating the grocery store chain Safeway relating to the company’s waste disposal practices. During the investigation, certain documents listing medical and…
  • Jan 25

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI
    New Jersey recently amended its privacy laws to now require health insurers and care providers that do business in the state to encrypt PHI. The new requirements apply to insurers authorized to issue New Jersey health benefit plans. Such…
  • Jan 4

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation
    In Margulis v. BCS Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 826 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer has a duty to defend an insurance agent under a professional…
Rank this Week: 1676

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

Covers Insurance Law. By the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A.

http://www.floridainsuranceclaimslawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 6

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie
      The State of Florida is a bicycle rider’s paradise. With virtually year around sunshine and warm weather as well as miles and miles of incredibly beautiful coastline, it should come as no surprise that bicycles are a common sight…
  • Dec 29

    Delray Beach Automobile Accident Attorney

    Delray Beach Automobile Accident Attorney
    If you were involved in a car accident, of course you want to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for your losses, injuries and expenses, including medical bills, lost income, automobile and property damage and more.…
  • Dec 4

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
Rank this Week: 1723

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

Provides analysis of trends and developments in the area of insurance coverage law. By Farella Braun + Martel.

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1649

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Sep 9

    Diagnosis Does Not Equal Disability; an Important Message to HIV/AIDS Victims to Document Your Restrictions and Limitation

    Diagnosis Does Not Equal Disability; an Important Message to HIV/AIDS Victims to Document Your Restrictions and Limitation
    Long Term Disability Insurance Companies typically say “diagnosis does not equal disability.” This phrase is normally among the first words spoken by a long term disability insurance company attorney to a judge in cases where the…
  • Aug 27

    How Insurance Companies “Push Poll” Your Physicians to Turn Against You

    How Insurance Companies “Push Poll” Your Physicians to Turn Against You
    “Push Polling” is a device most frequently employed in political campaigns where a political party attempts to poison the opinions of voters against the opposing candidate under the guise of conducting a poll. Masquerading as…
  • Aug 21

    Disability Considerations for Solo Practitioner

    Disability Considerations for Solo Practitioner
    If you are the sole practitioner in your legal, medical, chiropractic or dental practice, and you know that you are going to be unable to practice due to your disability, there are a multiple issues you should address prior to your last day…
Rank this Week: 1481

Louisiana Insurance Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers Louisiana homeowners, workers' compensation, flood and hurricane insurance issues. By Lavis Law Firm.

http://www.louisianainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Automobile Accident Insurance Lawyers Know That Alcohol Is a Leading Killer

    Automobile Accident Insurance Lawyers Know That Alcohol Is a Leading Killer
    A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirms what Automobile Accident Lawyers have known for years. Excessive Alcohol Consumption (including binge drinking) is a leading cause of premature death. It is…
  • Jul 10

    Automobile Accident Insurance Lawyers Know That Alcohol Is a Leading Killer

    Automobile Accident Insurance Lawyers Know That Alcohol Is a Leading Killer
    A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirms what Automobile Accident Lawyers have known for years. Excessive Alcohol Consumption (including binge drinking) is a leading cause of premature death. It is…
  • Jul 10

    Automobile Accident Insurance Lawyers Know That Alcohol Is a Leading Killer

    Automobile Accident Insurance Lawyers Know That Alcohol Is a Leading Killer
    A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirms what Automobile Accident Lawyers have known for years. Excessive Alcohol Consumption (including binge drinking) is a leading cause of premature death. It is…
Rank this Week: 1294

Louisiana Insurance Litigation…

Louisiana Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers insurance litigation, class actions and punitive damages. By Thornhill & Collings.

http://www.louisianainsurancelitigation.com/
  • Aug 21

    THE OCTOBER 1, 2013, REAL ESTATE CRASH!

    THE OCTOBER 1, 2013, REAL ESTATE CRASH!
    If you thought the CDO caused a real estate crash that could have been avoided with proper regulation, you are going to be pleased to know that the next example of why voters are sick and tired of Washington ineptness is upon us and it could…
  • Apr 11

    BP Deadline

    BP Deadline
    With the three year anniversary of the Deep Water Horizon (DWH) drill ship catastrophe on the Macondo well, the deadline to file claims under the Oil Field Pollution Act ("OPA") is April 20, 2013. The claims filed require in many cases the…
  • Jan 18

    MetLife settles allegations on auto accident surcharges (Boston Globe)

    MetLife settles allegations on auto accident surcharges (Boston Globe)
    MetLife will pay a $50,000 penalty and refund an undetermined amount of money to customers to settle allegations it imposed costly surcharges on Massachusetts drivers who were found not at fault in auto accidents. In detailing an agreement…
Rank this Week: 1507

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law…

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law Blog

Features commentary on recent tort and insurance developments in Kentucky. By Edward Brutscher.

http://kytortjournal.com
  • Apr 22

    Kentucky Tort Journal Signs Off

    Kentucky Tort Journal Signs Off
    After several years, several changes, and more than several posts it is with a heavy heart that I advise my readers that the Kentucky Tort Journal is signing off.  I will no longer be posting or updating original posts or decisions.
  • Sep 10

    Court of Appeals Minutes for September 5th

    Court of Appeals Minutes for September 5th
    The Court of Appeals recently posted its minutes for September 5th, here.  One published case dealing with torts and insurance.
  • Sep 10

    KLR Reports on $5.1 Million Dollar Verdict!

    KLR Reports on $5.1 Million Dollar Verdict!
    The Kentucky Law Review recently reported on the $5.1 million dollar verdict in Jefferson County. The KLR notes it is one of the highest awards in recent memory and links to the Courier Journal article, discussing the case. Click on the…
Rank this Week: 1477

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Watch out for ambiguous, or even deceptive language in communications regarding employee benefits!

    Watch out for ambiguous, or even deceptive language in communications regarding employee benefits!
    A common problem we see in correspondence from insurance companies to insureds is ambiguous and misleading language. A new life insurance matter we are handling provides a perfect example: In this case, a woman who had just been diagnosed…
  • Feb 26

    What is “Binding Arbitration”?

    What is “Binding Arbitration”?
    From time-to-time we review a health insurance policy for a client who has been denied medical treatment, services, or benefits and we find that their policy contains a binding arbitration provision. Oftentimes our clients are surprised to…
  • Feb 25

    Lyme Disease Disables Client - Long Term Disability Insurance Denial Overturned!

    Lyme Disease Disables Client - Long Term Disability Insurance Denial Overturned!
    Our client, a 32 year old, highly successful professional, was diagnosed with Lyme disease, as well as chronic fatigue syndrome, Epstein Barr virus, Barbonella and babesia. As a result of her disease, she suffered from cognitive impairment,…
Rank this Week: 2071

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/
  • Feb 27

    CMS Releases Physician Value Modifier Payment Data

    CMS Releases Physician Value Modifier Payment Data
    Many physicians are aware of the push by the Medicare program to move away from a fee for service physician payment model to one which recognizes higher quality and lower cost care.  However, few physicians have a good understanding of…
  • Feb 26

    Excluded Physician Not Precluded from Collecting Pre-Exclusion Receivables According to OIG Advisory Opinion

    Excluded Physician Not Precluded from Collecting Pre-Exclusion Receivables According to OIG Advisory Opinion
    A physician who was excluded from the Medicare program is not precluded from receiving payment for services rendered prior to the exclusion according to Advisory Opinion 15-02 published by the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) earlier…
  • Feb 23

    Employers in Philadelphia Must Provide Paid Sick Leave

    Employers in Philadelphia Must Provide Paid Sick Leave
    Beginning May 13, 2015, employers must provide paid sick leave to employees who work in Philadelphia, per the City of Brotherly Love’s newly enacted Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Ordinance. The ordinance will undoubtedly…
Rank this Week: 1983

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/
  • Feb 27

    Final HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016

    Final HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016
    This is an annual regulatory publication that covers many Exchange and market reform initiatives. The early release that we read for this article was 474 pages long. You can read the more compact (129-page) Federal Register version here.…
  • Feb 27

    IRS Floats Cadillac Tax Enforcement Balloon

    IRS Floats Cadillac Tax Enforcement Balloon
    Beginning in 2018, relatively generous group health plans will begin accruing non-deductible excise tax liabilities equal to 40% of the “excess benefit” provided to beneficiaries. Codified at 26 U.S.C. § 4980I,…
  • Feb 24

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – Listen Live

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – Listen Live
    For our fellow ACA junkies who can’t wait for the Supreme Court of the United States to post the March 4, 2015 oral argument on its web site, several organizations, including the Cato Institute,  are advertising their plans to…
Rank this Week: 1889

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

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

http://www.insurerereport.com/
Rank this Week: 2677

Risk Worldwide Blog

Risk Worldwide Blog

Covers asset protection, disaster response, and insurance recovery.

http://www.riskworldwide.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2595

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/
  • Feb 12

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?
    Illinois legislation, the first in the country, recently authorized a new state sponsored retirement savings vehicle called the Secure Choice Savings Program (Secure Choice). The program is aimed at upwards of 2 million Illinois workers who…
  • Feb 10

    401(k) Loans: A “Temporary Band-Aid”?

    401(k) Loans: A “Temporary Band-Aid”?
    That’s not my metaphor which is why it’s in quotes. It belongs to Eve Tahmincioglu, the Career Diva, about whom I wrote in 2008. Eve wrote a blog post about the increasing number of 401(k) loans, It’s for retirement…
  • Feb 3

    Frozen pension plans becoming a high maintenance item

    Frozen pension plans becoming a high maintenance item
    When defined benefit pension plans come up in conversation (that’s what we ERISA folks do when we get together), it’s usually about the decline of traditional pension plans and the increase in of cash balance plans. Frozen pension…
Rank this Week: 1899

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Feb 5

    Me, Tibble, Pensions & Investments and Don Draper

    Me, Tibble, Pensions & Investments and Don Draper
    With the Supreme Court hearing argument this month in Tibble, I thought I would pass along a link to this article in Pensions & Investments (registration may be required) on the case. Leaving aside (for the moment) the fact that I am…
  • Jan 20

    ACI's 9th National Forum on ERISA Litigation

    ACI's 9th National Forum on ERISA Litigation
    The American Conference Institute (ACI) hosts a comprehensive ERISA litigation conference twice a year, in New York in October and in Chicago in April. Fall in Manhattan and spring in Chicago. What’s not to like? Beyond that though, the…
  • Jan 14

    How Do You Win an ERISA Estoppel Claim in the First Circuit?

    How Do You Win an ERISA Estoppel Claim in the First Circuit?
    I wanted to take advantage of the cold, dark, peaceful days of mid-January (do New Englanders still grow up reading Ethan Frome, with its perfect depiction of a classic, pre-global warming New England winter?) to talk briefly about an…
Rank this Week: 2027

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jan 18

    Rescuer Law: Compensation for Mariners Injured Rescuing Persons or Property?

    Rescuer Law: Compensation for Mariners Injured Rescuing Persons or Property?
    If a person by his fault creates a situation of peril, he must answer for it to any person who attempts to rescue the person who is in danger.  He owes a duty to such a person above all others. The rescuer may act instinctively out of…
  • Dec 3

    Upright Victoria, BC Lawyers Protest the Lack of Legal Aid Funding

    Upright Victoria, BC Lawyers Protest the Lack of Legal Aid Funding
    Lawyers in Victoria, BC who deal with legal aid cases recently halted their services as a way to pressure the government to increase funding for the system. Members of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC said that “government funding…
  • Dec 2

    ICBC Lawyers Win Case Against Cyclist via Firm Application of the Law

    ICBC Lawyers Win Case Against Cyclist via Firm Application of the Law
    Last July, 2014, a young British Columbian cyclist was inadvertently forced off the road by a motorist who was unaware of the cyclist’s presence. Knowledgeable ICBC lawyers point out that the cyclist was attempting to pass the motor…
Rank this Week: 2485

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

Covers ERISA and non-ERISA issues on disability, life and health insurance law. By Barger & Wolen.

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Kruk v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35637 (D. Conn. 2013) Facts and holding: Rita Kruk (“Kruk”), a Human Resources Specialist, was a participant in an ERISA plan provided through her employment that provided…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
  • Aug 25

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 2348

Missouri Insurance Lawyer Blog

Missouri Insurance Lawyer Blog

By Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan LLC.

http://www.missouriinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    SENDING YOUR KIDS OFF TO COLLEGE THIS FALL? FOUR THINGS YOU AND YOUR KIDS SHOULD KNOW WHEN THEY TAKE THE CAR TO COLLEGE

    SENDING YOUR KIDS OFF TO COLLEGE THIS FALL? FOUR THINGS YOU AND YOUR KIDS SHOULD KNOW WHEN THEY TAKE THE CAR TO COLLEGE
    CAR INSURANCE: Read your automobile insurance policy and check with your insurance agent about appropriate coverage for your college student. Keep proof of insurance coverage in the vehicle. Make sure you and your new college student…
  • Jun 20

    2010 Judging the Judge

    2010 Judging the Judge
    By: Amanda Drew This November there will be many non-partisan judges asking for Missourians to vote to keep them on the bench. How do you decide who will get your vote? One resource you may want to consider is Judging the Judges 2010, a…
  • Jun 2

    Be Prepared for Severe Weather

    Be Prepared for Severe Weather
    The Severe Weather resources page is just one of the many helpful resources for people available on the Missouri Department of Insurance website. There are instructions on how to make sure you have appropriate insurance coverage, how to file…
Rank this Week: 2232

Washington State Insurance Law…

Washington State Insurance Law Blog

Features summaries of recent appellate court opinions on issues of law important to the Washington insurance industry. By Jason W. Anderson.

http://www.washingtoninsurancelaw.com/
  • Apr 11

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'
    The 'R' Street Institute, a new think tank focusing on free markets, has published its inaugural research project, a state-by-state report card on insurance regulation. The Institute measured states' performance based on fourteen…
  • Oct 25

    No Jury Required at Reasonableness Hearing

    No Jury Required at Reasonableness Hearing
    The Washington Supreme Court held today in a 6/3 split decision that an insurer is not entitled to have a jury decide the reasonableness of a covenant judgment.
  • Jul 1

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'
    The 'R' Street Institute, a new think tank focusing on free markets, has published its inaugural research project, a state-by-state report card on insurance regulation.
Rank this Week: 2710

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: 2713

Alabama Insurance and Construction…

Alabama Insurance and Construction Law Blog

Covers construction collection efforts, construction defect claims, and construction contract terms. By Greg Vaughan, Esq.

http://www.bamalawblog.com/
  • Dec 29

    Beware of tornado cleanup scammers--Story on Fox 10 TV

    Beware of tornado cleanup scammers--Story on Fox 10 TV
    Beware of tornado cleanup scammers Updated: Friday, 28 Dec 2012, 6:23 PM CST Published : Friday, 28 Dec 2012, 10:50 AM CST Steve Alexander Photojournalist: La-Keya Stinchcomb MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - With two tornadoes striking the Mobile…
  • Dec 28

    STORM RECOVERY CHECKLIST

    STORM RECOVERY CHECKLIST
    www.HolstonVaughan.com Storm Recovery Checklist By: Greg Vaughan, Esq. This list was prepared, from the homeowner’s perspective, to consider when recovering from a windstorm loss. Please consult a professional (i.e. builder, city…
  • Jun 19

    Replacement Cost vs. Actual Cash Value

    Replacement Cost vs. Actual Cash Value
    Now is a good time to take your homeowner's insurance policy to your local insurance agent to review the types of coverage that you have. Ask your insurance agent whether or not your policy recovers the cost of "replacing" your possessions or…
Rank this Week: 1883

California Insurance Defense

California Insurance Defense

Covers claims handling practices and litigation procedures for insurers, self-insured businesses, claims adjusters, and insurance attorneys. By John Armstrong.

http://californiainsurancedefense.wordpress.com/
  • May 8

    Grammar and the Law: Use the Restrictive Comma; It Adds Clarity: Fail to Use It, And Pay the Price

    Grammar and the Law: Use the Restrictive Comma; It Adds Clarity: Fail to Use It, And Pay the Price
    Many of us had an English teacher that taught us that adding the final comma to a list was not necessary so we didn’t need to do it. And if you writing or reading for pleasure, and dollars and cents are not determined but how your sentence…
  • May 8

    Grammar and the Law: Use the Restrictive Comma; It Adds Clarity: Fail to Use It, And Pay the Price

    Grammar and the Law: Use the Restrictive Comma; It Adds Clarity: Fail to Use It, And Pay the Price
    Many of us had an English teacher that taught us that adding the final comma to a list was not necessary so we didn’t need to do it. And if you writing or reading for pleasure, and dollars and cents … Continue reading →
  • Mar 14

    The Best Defense Is A Good Setoff

    The Best Defense Is A Good Setoff
    If you got it, of course. Today, I’m talking about the common law doctrine of setoff as it applies in California litigation. Contractual offsets are a different topic for another day, such as offsetting worker’s compensation payments from…
Rank this Week: 2190

Tucker's Disability Benefits Blog

Tucker's Disability Benefits Blog

Covers disability law and disability benefits. By John Tucker.

http://thedisabilitylawfirm.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 7

    Social Security Adds New Conditions to Fast Track Disabilitty Approval Proce

    Social Security Adds New Conditions to Fast Track Disabilitty Approval Proce
    In July, the Social Security Administration announced that its new "Compassionate Allowances Conditions Fast Track Disability Process" will expand to include 100 Conditions.   Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue, announced 12…
  • Sep 4

    Could Proposed Pentagon Plan to Start Military Retirement At Normal Retirement Age Impact VA Disability Claims?

    Could Proposed Pentagon Plan to Start Military Retirement At Normal Retirement Age Impact VA Disability Claims?
    CBS News is reporting that a Pentagon study is suggesting that one budgetary fix that may help ease deficits is to move the starting date for military retirement pension payments back to normal retirement age.  The report on CBS' webpage…
  • Aug 30

    Excellent Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your 401k

    Excellent Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your 401k
    Occasionally, I offer information on this blog outside of the topic of disability area that I think may be helpful.  A large part of our practice involves ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.  ERISA is the…
Rank this Week: 1964

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Congress Working to Fund Disability Benefits Program

    Congress Working to Fund Disability Benefits Program
    The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits as well as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. SSA is the same agency that oversees Social Security Retirement…
  • Feb 27

    Adaire v. Colvin: Contradictory Evidence in SSDI Hearing

    Adaire v. Colvin: Contradictory Evidence in SSDI Hearing
    Adaire v. Colvin, an appeal form the United States Circuit for the Seventh Circuit, involved a disability claimant who became disabled as a child due to sclerosis. When he was 15 years old, surgeons implanted rods into his spine to correct…
  • Feb 24

    Hall v. Colvin: Evidence in Disability Case

    Hall v. Colvin: Evidence in Disability Case
    Hall v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, features an opinion written by Judge Posner. Judge Posner is an appellate judge who typically drafts opinions rather critical to administrative law…
Rank this Week: 3478

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Miami Homeowners’ Insurance Attorneys Discuss Determining Bad Faith

    Miami Homeowners’ Insurance Attorneys Discuss Determining Bad Faith
    One of the things that many people talk about is insurance companies showing bad faith, but what does that really mean?  Bad faith is exhibited when an insurance company does not comply with the terms of an insurance contract or fails to…
  • Feb 23

    Florida Homeowners' Insurance Attorneys Discuss How to Hire an Attorney

    Florida Homeowners' Insurance Attorneys Discuss How to Hire an Attorney
    Homeowners' insurance is a safety net for when the worst thing possible happens, whether that is a tree that takes out part of the home during a hurricane or a fire that burns the house to the ground. A family that is dealing with the…
  • Feb 17

    Miami Property Insurance Attorneys Discuss When to Hire an Attorney

    Miami Property Insurance Attorneys Discuss When to Hire an Attorney
    A person who owns a home and purchases homeowners' insurance usually thinks that will be the end of it and he will be covered in the event of an accident or natural disaster. For most people, this is, in fact, the reality. When there is a…
Rank this Week: 2985

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

Covers structured settlements and related products and services from the insurance and legal communities.

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Mar 2

    Economists Say YES to Annuitie

    Economists Say YES to Annuitie
    March 2, 2015 -With Superbowl XLIX recently concluded, if you played for the New England Patriots, CONGRATULATIONS!  Earning a Superbowl ring puts you in very elite company. With the 87th Academy Awards now behind us, if you were among…
  • Feb 16

    Happy Birthday, George

    Happy Birthday, George
    February 16, 2015 – If you’re off work today here in the United States, it may surprise you to know that it’s not because Presidents Day is a federal holiday since no such holiday exists. 5 USC § 6103(a) does, however,…
  • Feb 15

    Why Retirees Don’t Buy Annuitie

    Why Retirees Don’t Buy Annuitie
    February 15, 2015 Are you among the 76 million people born between 1946 and 1964? Worked most of your adult life? Have some money sitting in a 401(k) or similar retirement account? Want to make sure it lasts the rest of your life? If you…
Rank this Week: 3004