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InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    What's Old is New: The AMA, Medicare and Value

    What's Old is New: The AMA, Medicare and Value
    Almost four years ago, we wrote about a little known committee, nestled deep in the bowels of the American Medical Association (AMA), that exercised outsized power over how much money doctors will receive in Medicare reimbursements:"Three…
  • Aug 20

    Wednesday Potpourri

    Wednesday Potpourri
    ■ Craig Gottwals has the scoop on the latest Golden State efforts to come into line with the new group waiting period requirements:"A year and a half ago, California decided that the 90-day waiting period limit imposed by PPACA ... was…
  • Aug 19

    Facebook for Physician

    Facebook for Physician
    Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Wellpoint and Blue Shield of California are partnering to create a Health Information Exchange, or HIE. An HIE is a federally-funded network designed to “allow patients’…
Rank this Week: 20

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: 92

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: 300

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/
  • Aug 20

    Transvaginal Mesh Trials Continue Throughout August

    Transvaginal Mesh Trials Continue Throughout August
    Boston Scientific, one of several manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices, has resumed trials in Massachusetts last week as it seeks to defend itself against plaintiffs who allege injury as a result of using the company's transvaginal…
  • Aug 19

    OSHA Penalizes Company Almost a Million Dollars For Retaliating Against Employee

    OSHA Penalizes Company Almost a Million Dollars For Retaliating Against Employee
    Yesterday, on August 18, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalized Asphalt Specialists for retaliating against three of their workers. The company, which is based in Michigan, fired the employees after they refused to…
  • Aug 15

    Repeat Drunk Driver Tyler White Thompson Kills Justin Romo in Pomona, California

    Repeat Drunk Driver Tyler White Thompson Kills Justin Romo in Pomona, California
    Last weekend, a drunk driver in Pomona, California killed an innocent man in a wrong-way crash. The accident occurred after 3a.m. on Saturday morning on the 210 Freeway. Tyler White Thompson, age 24, swerved into the wrong lane and crashed…
Rank this Week: 284

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/
  • Aug 21

    Notice of Upcoming Enhancement to the WCMSAP

    Notice of Upcoming Enhancement to the WCMSAP
    CMS posted an alert on the Workers’ Compensation Set-Aside Web Portal (WCMSAP) page indicating a new feature to be available as of October 6, 2014. As of this date, portal users will be able to enter prescription drug information…
  • Aug 1

    S.2731 – Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2013 Introduced to Senate

    S.2731 – Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2013 Introduced to Senate
    On July 31, 2014, Senator Bill Nelson of Florida introduced the Senate version of H.R. 1982. Currently co-sponsored only by Senator Rob Portman, the bill was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance and then the Senate promptly began…
  • Jul 31

    3rd Circuit Affirms MSP Obligations are not Subject to NJ Collateral Source Statute

    3rd Circuit Affirms MSP Obligations are not Subject to NJ Collateral Source Statute
    On July 29, 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed that Cecelia Taransky was required to reimburse Medicare regardless of the New Jersey’s collateral source statute. Ms. Taransky contended that she was prohibited…
Rank this Week: 422

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 516

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 494

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: 531

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/
  • Aug 7

    Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege in NY?

    Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege in NY?
    In National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. v. TransCanada Energy USA, Inc., a New York appellate court holds that documents prepared in the ordinary course of an insurer’s investigation of whether to pay or deny a…
  • Aug 7

    Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege in NY?

    Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege in NY?
    In National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. v. TransCanada Energy USA, Inc., a New York appellate court holds that documents prepared in the ordinary course of an insurer’s investigation of whether to pay or deny a…
  • Jul 15

    Miller v. Kenny

    Miller v. Kenny
     A recent Washington Court of Appeals Division I decision addresses a host of insurer related issues concerning extra-contractual liability.           The primary ruling in Miller v. Kenny, 325 P.3d 278, 291…
Rank this Week: 615

Insurance Company Patrol

Insurance Company Patrol

Features news about insurance companies, insurance professionals, and the way they treat policyholders.

http://www.insurancecompanypatrol.com/
  • Aug 14

    Insurer to Pay Civil Penalty After Multi-State Exam

    Insurer to Pay Civil Penalty After Multi-State Exam
    American Family Life Assurance Co. of Columbus will pay $1.6 million to settle market conduct claims by three states.   The Columbus, Ga.-based insurer will pay $700,000 each to Minnesota and Missouri, and $200,000 to Idaho. The penalty…
  • Aug 13

    Health Net to Pay Fine After Losing Member Record

    Health Net to Pay Fine After Losing Member Record
    Health Net of Connecticut Inc. will pay a $25,000 fine after admitting that it lost computer records for 24,000 members in the state.   The stipulation and consent order entered into between Health Net and the State of Connecticut…
  • Aug 6

    Chubb Group to Pay Fine in Missouri Over Market Conduct

    Chubb Group to Pay Fine in Missouri Over Market Conduct
    Chubb National Insurance Co. will pay a $68,000 fine after insurance regulators in Missouri levied charges of market misconduct against it and three sister companies.   The market conduct exam conducted by the Missouri Department of…
Rank this Week: 714

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

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

    Agent Held Responsible for Underinsurance

    Agent Held Responsible for Underinsurance
    I have made it a point to blog about an insured’s responsibility when it comes to obtaining insurance policies and the right kind of coverage. In California, having the sole allegation that a broker or agent didn’t provide the…
  • Aug 20

    Experts - They May Know What To Do and How To Do It - But Do They Know How To Deliver?

    Experts - They May Know What To Do and How To Do It - But Do They Know How To Deliver?
    In a time where expert reports are more the norm than the exception, it’s important to remember that a great expert report is only as good as the expert delivering it. Delivery here is being used in the sense of delivering a timely,…
  • Aug 19

    Can an Insured Impose Limitations on the Insurer's Use of Personal Information During a Claim Investigation?

    Can an Insured Impose Limitations on the Insurer's Use of Personal Information During a Claim Investigation?
    In practically every homeowner insurance policy, the insurance company requires the insured to perform certain duties after a loss. Among the duties is to provide the insurance company, when requested, documents including banking or financial…
Rank this Week: 852

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Aug 20

    Summer Reading on Insurance Class Action

    Summer Reading on Insurance Class Action
    If you read this blog, you have an interest in the very exciting subject of class actions against insurance companies. Either that or, more likely, it’s useful to your job to read the blog. If you have some downtime as the Summer winds…
  • Aug 20

    Affirmative Defenses Must Be Addressed In Class Certification Order, According To Texas Court of Appeal

    Affirmative Defenses Must Be Addressed In Class Certification Order, According To Texas Court of Appeal
    A recent decision of the Texas Court of Appeals in Austin (Third District) caught my eye. Not because it involved insurance; rather, it was a securities class action challenging a board of directors’ approval of a corporate transaction.…
  • Jul 31

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2014 – Part 2

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2014 – Part 2
    Here is part two of my insights from DRI’s 2014 class action seminar held last week: Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund Decision:  Aaron Streett, who  argued the Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. case in the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 792

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Aug 14

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?
    Legislative action abound! The nation’s several states have been busy this year attempting to protect the citizenry’s protected personal and private information. This blog previously explored Kentucky’s place as the 47th…
  • Aug 11

    Tangible Property Coverage: The Next Frontier in the Tech Insurance Market

    Tangible Property Coverage: The Next Frontier in the Tech Insurance Market
    In the beginning ​ The emergence of the Internet as a business platform at the end of the nineties also announced the arrival of new risks to organizations. In those early days, there was a widely held belief that the primary concern…
  • Aug 8

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?
    Legislative action abound! The nation’s several states have been busy this year attempting to protect the citizenry’s protected personal and private information. This blog previously explored Kentucky’s place as the 47th…
Rank this Week: 798

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Jul 17

    An insurer was time barred from bringing a…

    An insurer was time barred from bringing a loss transfer claim against a second insurer by operation of the doctrine of laches. Zurich Insurance Co. v. TD General Insurance Co., [2014] O.J. No. 2550, May 27, 2014, Ontario Superior Court of…
  • Jul 17

    A broker can crossclaim against an insurer…

    A broker can crossclaim against an insurer where a declaration on the issue of coverage could provide the broker with a complete defence. JBI v. ACE Ina Insurance, [2014] O.J. No. 2615, May 30, 2014, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Master…
  • Jul 17

    The principle that a claim for…

    The principle that a claim for indemnification does not arise, and therefore does not trigger the running of the limitation period, until a request for indemnification is made does not apply if s. 18 of the Limitation Act also applies. Old…
Rank this Week: 908

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: 928

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/
  • 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…
  • May 1

    What Happens When Your Long-Term Care Claim is Denied?

    What Happens When Your Long-Term Care Claim is Denied?
    According to The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, in 2012, more than 8 million Americans have long-term care insurance. People over 80 years old made up more than one-half of the claims opened in 2012. What does long-term…
  • Apr 8

    When your insurer lets you down

    When your insurer lets you down
    If you are like most homeowners, you have paid your insurance premium monthly for as long as you've had your home. Then comes the day when you need to file a claim and your insurance company does everything in their power to avoid paying that…
Rank this Week: 1162

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 12

    Second Circuit Denies Insurance Companies the Right to Reduce Benefits Due to Personal Injury Settlement

    Second Circuit Denies Insurance Companies the Right to Reduce Benefits Due to Personal Injury Settlement
    There is great news for the disabled who have had their long term disability benefits reduced due to a personal injury settlement. In Wurz v. Rawlings Company, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that New York law…
  • Jul 31

    Lump Sum Settlements – A Primer

    Lump Sum Settlements – A Primer
    Disability insurance companies occasionally offer a lump sum buyout to the insured, sometimes unsolicited and sometimes in response to a request by you. A lump sum buyout of your policy means you would be given a greater amount of money now,…
Rank this Week: 1139

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
  • Aug 21

    Another 3101(d) case

    Another 3101(d) case
    Matter of Western Ramapo Sewer Extension Project, 2014 NY Slip Op 05889 (2d Dept. 2014) “The Supreme Court providently exercised its discretion in precluding two of the Sewer District’s witnesses from testifying at trial as…
  • Aug 20

    Death knell to 2309(c)

    Death knell to 2309(c)
    Midfirst Bank v Agho, 2014 NY Slip Op 05778 (2d Dept. 2014) “Our Court is observing a significant upswing in the number of appeals where the parties are contesting the admissibility of affidavits executed outside of the state,…
  • Aug 20

    CPLR 3101(d) not violated

    CPLR 3101(d) not violated
    Matter of Matter of State of New York v Dennis K., 2014 NY Slip Op 05884 (2d Dept. 2014 “The Supreme Court did not err in denying the appellant’s application to preclude certain expert testimony at the dispositional hearing,…
Rank this Week: 1424

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/
  • Aug 21

    Insurance Cases And Attorney Fee

    Insurance Cases And Attorney Fee
    As all insurance law lawyers know attorney fees in a first party insurance claim case are almost always recoverable. A 2007, Houston Court of Appeals [1st Dist.] case illustrates this. The style of the case is, Rosenblatt v. Freedom Life...
  • Aug 19

    Damages For Claim Denial

    Damages For Claim Denial
    Mineral Wells insurance lawyers need to be able to discuss the value of a claim with a client when asked. It is often times difficult to do so. Sometimes part of the value is easy to determine while other parts...
  • Aug 17

    Insurance Claims And Subrogation

    Insurance Claims And Subrogation
    Tarrant County Insurance Attorneys need to understand how insurance claims work with subrogation issues. The Texas Supreme Court, in 2006, issued an opinion as it relates to subrogation and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits. The style…
Rank this Week: 1386

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

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

    Back to School Safety: School Bus Accidents & School Transportation Safety

    Back to School Safety: School Bus Accidents &amp; School Transportation Safety
    With commercials for laptop computers and old-fashioned spiral notebooks, not to mention new sneakers and stylish jeans, there’s no question that the time children dread and parents celebrate has arrived – Back to School. As…
  • Aug 18

    Where Health Care Fraud and Government Contracting Fraud Intersect

    Where Health Care Fraud and Government Contracting Fraud Intersect
    Readers of this blog know that our firm is actively working to help combat fraud against our government, including health care fraud and government contracting fraud. Sometimes, these two fields overlap. In this post, we look at a case of…
  • Aug 15

    Variety, Number of Medicare Fraud Schemes Overwhelm Efforts to Collar Them

    Variety, Number of Medicare Fraud Schemes Overwhelm Efforts to Collar Them
    The federal government’s quest to stem the tide of fraud against Medicare has been overmatched by a flood of schemes that have been as widespread as they have been varied. For every case of Medicare fraud the government has cracked, it…
Rank this Week: 1276

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: 1375

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1142

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Aug 4

    Did the First Circuit Just Change its Test for Preemption?

    Did the First Circuit Just Change its Test for Preemption?
    Or did it just use a clever turn of phrase? More likely the latter, I think, but even if that is the case, it is absolutely a turn of phrase that is useful and important to know for anyone litigating an ERISA preemption issue in the First…
  • Jul 28

    Changing Firms, and a Brief Note on the Right of Service Providers to Make a Profit

    Changing Firms, and a Brief Note on the Right of Service Providers to Make a Profit
    So, some of you may have noticed a change on the masthead at the top of this blog, which notes that I am now at the Wagner Law Group , in its Boston office. It has been a pleasure litigating ERISA and business disputes for the past nearly…
  • Jul 16

    Just Finished Speaking to ASPPA on ERISA Litigation, Soon to Speak at ACI's National ERISA Litigation Forum

    Just Finished Speaking to ASPPA on ERISA Litigation, Soon to Speak at ACI's National ERISA Litigation Forum
    So I had a great deal of fun speaking on current events in ERISA litigation to the ASPPA regional conference here in Boston this past Thursday, and my great thanks both to the organizers who invited me and everyone who attended. I am…
Rank this Week: 1415

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: 1378

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: 1152

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
  • Aug 12

    "Member of Household"; minor; auto policy Oklahoma law

    "Member of Household"; minor; auto policy Oklahoma law
    In Shelter Mutual Insurance Co. v. American Hallmark Insurance Co., 2014 OK CIV APP 66, Faulkner, a minor, caused an accident while driving a car insured by Shelter. Shelter paid the damages and sought pro rata contribution from another…
  • Aug 11

    Coverage denied in zip code case

    Coverage denied in zip code case
    There are only a handful of decisions addressing whether a commercial general liability (CGL) policy provides coverage for lawsuits brought against retailers allegedly collecting their customers’ ZIP code information. Thus, when a…
  • Aug 7

    ERISA, supplemental life coverage, dismissal reversed, 8th Cir. Missouri

    ERISA, supplemental life coverage, dismissal reversed, 8th Cir. Missouri
    In Silva v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Abel, Silva's son, applied for a life insurance policy from work, and had money withheld from his paycheck for the policy.  When Abel died, the claim was denied because it was claimed he…
Rank this Week: 1985

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/
  • Aug 5

    Cyber Risk Insurance – A Necessary Coverage

    Cyber Risk Insurance – A Necessary Coverage
    Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy, Network Security insurance) is a necessary insurance coverage for all organizations and most organizations are starting to buy the coverage. As an insurance agent or broker, you should…
  • Jul 15

    Healthcare & Cyber Risk Insurance

    Healthcare &amp; Cyber Risk Insurance
    All types of healthcare providers are at increased risk of data breach and should have comprehensive Cyber Risk Insurance. The FBI has issued warnings to the healthcare sector: Cyber actors will likely increase cyber intrusions against…
  • Jun 24

    Corporate Forms for Insurance Agents & Broker

    Corporate Forms for Insurance Agents &amp; Broker
    We previously discussed corporate forms for insurance agents & brokers a few years ago in Corporate Forms for Insurance Businesses, and would like to add a simple summary of the different choices – see here. It appears unlikely that…
Rank this Week: 1594

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/
  • Aug 4

    U.S. Supreme Court and Department of Labor Provide New Guidelines for ESOP Trustee

    U.S. Supreme Court and Department of Labor Provide New Guidelines for ESOP Trustee
    A recent court decisions and the Settlement Agreement in a Department of Labor (DOL) enforcement action against an institutional ESOP trustee provide new guidelines for trustees and other ESOP fiduciaries involved in the purchase or sale of…
  • Jul 30

    Does everyone want to be an owner?

    Does everyone want to be an owner?
    In theory, employee ownership through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an almost perfect idea, since it benefits employees and businesses equally and simultaneously. Shares are allocated to, rather than purchased by, the employees,…
  • Jul 28

    DB(k) Plans: A Good Idea at the Time

    DB(k) Plans: A Good Idea at the Time
    Remember DB(k) plans? If you were in the retirement plan business back in 2006, you probably do. If you’re new in the business, you may not know about them at all. A DB(k) Plan, formally called an “Eligible Combined Plan”,…
Rank this Week: 2024

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
  • Jul 21

    Esquenazi decision interprets the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

    Esquenazi decision interprets the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    By David McMahon and Robert G. Levy Companies doing business internationally no doubt have heard about the rise in claims brought by government agencies against companies and individuals under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Our…
  • Jul 7

    California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Director

    California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Director
    by Robert Hogeboom & Samuel Sorich The California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) has issued a notification to insurers with 2013 written premiums of $100 million or more in California to complete and submit the CDI’s…
  • Jun 27

    Recent Victory on Behalf of Medical Supplement Insurers against California Department of Insurance

    Recent Victory on Behalf of Medical Supplement Insurers against California Department of Insurance
    As a result of the filing of a Writ of Mandate and Declaratory Relief Action by Barger & Wolen LLP Senior Regulatory Counsel Robert W. Hogeboom and Litigation Partner John Holmes, the California Department of Insurance (“CDI”)…
Rank this Week: 1719

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/
Rank this Week: 1597

Insurance Dispute Lawyer Blog

Insurance Dispute Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance dispuates and hurrican insurance claims. By Berniard Law Firm, L.L.C.

http://www.insurancedisputelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 9

    District Courts Have Broad Discretion When Ordering IRS Debt Payment

    District Courts Have Broad Discretion When Ordering IRS Debt Payment
    In an appeal filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, from the Western District of Louisiana, the Court affirmed a district court verdict ruling in favor for the IRS. The Plaintiff, S.P. Lewis was ordered to pay…
  • Jul 1

    Understanding the Direct Action Statute and Insurance Dispute

    Understanding the Direct Action Statute and Insurance Dispute
    Louisiana has a Direct Action Statute that allows injured third parties to sue an insurance company directly when the insurance company’s insured causes an injury. For example, if you are involved an automobile accident where…
  • Nov 9

    Uninsured Motorist Coverage: What Are Your Rights?

    Uninsured Motorist Coverage: What Are Your Rights?
    When you signed up for automobile insurance, you might have noticed that many states now require automobile insurance agencies to include some sort of uninsured motorist ("UM") clause in your insurance agreement. Oftentimes, the only way to…
Rank this Week: 1710

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jul 7

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner
    In Beacon Residential Community Assoc. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (No. S208173), the California Supreme Court expanded the potential liability of architects who are the primary designers of a residential building, typically a…
  • Mar 7

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement
    In Wells Fargo Company USA v. v. ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. (No. 13–15625) the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals found an abuse of discretion when a U.S. District Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction.…
  • Jan 30

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change
    Commencing July 1, 2014 under SB-745, all smoke alarms including combination smoke alarms, that are solely battery powered shall contain a nonreplaceable, nonremovable battery that is capable of powering the smoke alarm for at least 10…
Rank this Week: 1601

Missouri Insurance Lawyer Blog

Missouri Insurance Lawyer Blog

By Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan LLC.

http://www.missouriinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • May 20

    Do I sue Google? Autonomous Cars and Injury Case

    Do I sue Google? Autonomous Cars and Injury Case
    Google, one of today's most innovative companies seems to have a never ending line up of great ideas. One of these is its autonomous vehicle which literally drives itself. A story in The Atlantic, reports that the vehicle has never gotten a…
Rank this Week: 2160

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: 1620

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Boley v. Colvin: On SSDI Adjudication Procedure

    Boley v. Colvin: On SSDI Adjudication Procedure
    Boley v. Colvin, an appeal argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, involved a claimant whose application for Social Security Disability benefits was denied. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is the…
  • Aug 19

    Social Security Disability Insurance Claims and PTSD

    Social Security Disability Insurance Claims and PTSD
    According to a recent article in the LA Times, the influx of disability claims related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is leading to a variety of problems. The article follows a 49-year-old man who explains he is so plagued by…
  • Aug 15

    Hanson v. Colvin: A Critical Look by a Court of Appeals on a Denial of Benefit

    Hanson v. Colvin: A Critical Look by a Court of Appeals on a Denial of Benefit
    In Hanson v. Colvin, an appeal heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the claimant filled for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) because he was unable to work…
Rank this Week: 3094

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/
  • Aug 20

    A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases: Reviewing 2013 Case

    A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases: Reviewing 2013 Case
    Another year has passed, and what better way to celebrate than by taking a look at the various interesting disability cases that have been issued during that time. This year they are collected in the Medley. In this booklet I have summarized…
  • Jul 7

    California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Director

    California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Director
    by Robert Hogeboom & Samuel Sorich The California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) has issued a notification to insurers with 2013 written premiums of $100 million or more in California to complete and submit the CDI’s…
  • Jun 11

    Ninth Circuit Takes Narrow View of ERISA Surcharge Remedy

    Ninth Circuit Takes Narrow View of ERISA Surcharge Remedy
    In Gabriel v. Alaska Electrical Pension Fund, the Ninth Circuit ruled that a pension plan participant could not be “made whole” by using the equitable remedy of surcharge to recover pension benefits he was erroneously told he…
Rank this Week: 4628

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

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

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Application Of The Carmack Amendment In Motor Truck Cargo Claim

    Application Of The Carmack Amendment In Motor Truck Cargo Claim
    Congress enacted the Interstate Commerce Act in 1887 to regulate interstate transportation. Then in 1906 it enacted the Carmack Amendment. The purpose of the Carmack Amendment is to establish uniform federal guidelines designed to remove the…
  • Jul 10

    Train Wreck

    Train Wreck
    Plaintiff was injured when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a train at a railroad crossing. Plaintiff drove his vehicle on a road which ran parallel to the railroad tracks and then turned on a road running perpendicular to the…
  • Jul 3

    Coverage Insurers Each Pay For One-Half Of The Defense

    Coverage Insurers Each Pay For One-Half Of The Defense
    A physician was sued for defamation and interference with business relations. The physician had liability insurance policies with two different insurers: Physicians Liability and American National. The doctor reported the lawsuit to both…
Rank this Week: 4220

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
  • Aug 19

    Seth Lamden Presenting on Construction Defects and Insurance Dispute

    Seth Lamden Presenting on Construction Defects and Insurance Dispute
    On September 11, 2014, Seth D. Lamden, a partner in the Insurance Policyholder practice group, will present to AACE International - Chicago Midwest Section. His presentation is titled "Construction Defects and Insurance…
  • Aug 17

    Be Careful What You Promise in Your Company’s Privacy Policy!

    Be Careful What You Promise in Your Company’s Privacy Policy!
    Bill Boeck, Senior Vice President, Insurance & Claims Counsel for Lockton Financial Services, originally writing as a Guest Post for the D&O Diary Blog, made me raise my eyebrows when I first read this post, entitiled “Mergers,…
  • Aug 2

    Jill Berkeley to Present at the 2014 Aon Law Firm Symposium

    Jill Berkeley to Present at the 2014 Aon Law Firm Symposium
    Jill B. Berkeley, chair of the Insurance Policyholder practice group, will present at the 2014 Aon Law Firm Symposium. Jill will be a panelist during the presentation titled "How Well Do You Know Your Lawyers' Professional Liability Policy?"…
Rank this Week: 3868

Vermont Workers Compensation Law…

Vermont Workers Compensation Law Blog

Covers insurance, injury and accident law. By Kalter & Kalter.

http://www.vermontworkerscompensationlawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Changing Your Mind About Traumatic Brain Injurie

    Changing Your Mind About Traumatic Brain Injurie
    Traumatic brain injury is a process not an event. This is the emerging school of thought of many medical, neurological and psychological professionals and it has many positive ramifications for workers’ compensation claimants. Following…
  • Jul 24

    Construction Falls- What Goes Up Should Should Come Down Safely

    Construction Falls- What Goes Up Should Should Come Down Safely
    We were recently watching a documentary on the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and were cringing at the footage of construction workers who were working without any safety equipment at all, even while working on the 605 foot Space Needle. No…
  • Jul 17

    Workers’ Comp and SSDI Settlements Need Special Attention

    Workers’ Comp and SSDI Settlements Need Special Attention
    Due to the serious nature of their work injuries, many workers’ compensation claimants are also found eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are paid only to…
Rank this Week: 2745

Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

Covers construction and insurance issues in New Zealand. By Grimshaw & Co.

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/wordpress/
Rank this Week: 2809

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/
  • Aug 18

    Withdrawn Employers Don’t Have Standing: Why Employers Can’t Sue Trustee

    Withdrawn Employers Don’t Have Standing: Why Employers Can’t Sue Trustee
    For employers who cease to contribute to a multiemployer defined benefit pension plan, withdrawal liability is becoming more and more common.  When a pension fund is underfunded, the cessation of the contribution obligation can trigger…
  • Aug 15

    The Trouble With Exceptions: Be Careful with Plan Rule

    The Trouble With Exceptions: Be Careful with Plan Rule
    Recently I was working with a client who had an appeal from an individual seeking to get additional benefits under a health plan.  In a nutshell, the issue was an annual limit on visits and the participant wanted the plan to pay for…
  • Aug 11

    COBRA Notice Penalties: Employer Pays Even Though They Also Paid Bill

    COBRA Notice Penalties: Employer Pays Even Though They Also Paid Bill
    The issue of COBRA notices and penalties can create problems when considering who is entitled to the notice and when they have to be issued.  When claims are brought for alleged violations of the provision of COBRA notices, some…
Rank this Week: 4416

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/
  • Aug 18

    First Look at ACA Employer Compliance Software

    First Look at ACA Employer Compliance Software
    As we explained last month, employers who want to use the “look-back measurement method” of full-time employee identification should be shopping for IT solutions.  Here are four that we think deserve consideration.  None…
  • Jul 31

    Healthcare.gov Debacle Part Deux?

    Healthcare.gov Debacle Part Deux?
    Testifying before a Congressional subcommittee this morning, a GAO executive described a just-published analysis of the disastrous 2013 rollout of www.healthcare.gov.  CMS management had unrealistic expectations and failed to implement…
  • Jul 29

    Administering the Look-Back Measurement Method

    Administering the Look-Back Measurement Method
    We have been warning that employers will need months of advance planning and an automated process to use the ACA’s “look-back measurement method” to identify the full-time employees who will be entitled to an offer of…
Rank this Week: 2615

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Aug 16

    Direct Actions against a Defendant's Insurance Company

    Direct Actions against a Defendant's Insurance Company
    Since the economy tanked, we’ve seen a number of cases in our office (particularly in the area of construction defects) where a defendant (such as a subcontractor) has become insolvent, and we’ve been called upon to pursue a…
  • Aug 1

    Construction Defects and the "Your Work" Exclusion

    Construction Defects and the "Your Work" Exclusion
    My old law partner Carl Salisbury is on the warpath against carriers' efforts to escape construction defect coverage.  He has some interesting things to say about a recent pro-carrier South Carolina decision.  You can read Carl's…
  • Jul 30

    "Your Work" and the "Products-Completed Operations" Hazard

    "Your Work" and the "Products-Completed Operations" Hazard
    Here’s some advice I would give to anyone contemplating becoming a general contractor:  Don’t.   The liability insurance coverage picture is too muddy, and coverage for completed operations is too uncertain. …
Rank this Week: 2796

First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2639

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 13

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?
    The traditional law of alienation of affection cases is somewhat straight forward.   The tort of alienation of affections was recognized in Mississippi as early as 1926 in McRae v. Robinson, 145 Miss. 191, 110 So. 504 (1926). In Camp v.…
  • Jun 21

    Words that aren’t in the Constitution

    Words that aren’t in the Constitution
    Chris McDaniel is widely quoted as saying “The word ‘education’ is not in the Constitution. Because the word is not in the Constitution, it’s none of their business…”   This sounds interesting…
  • Jun 16

    A few funnies from the #MSSen race

    A few funnies from the #MSSen race
    Thad Cochran grew up doing “all kind of indecent things with animals.”  What?  You can’t be serious.  Cochran’s attempt at a joke was weird even for political standards.  Lesson for future…
Rank this Week: 2840