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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/
  • Jan 23

    With Friends Like These . . .

    With Friends Like These . . .
    January 23, 2017 – As a post-settlement income planning specialist for more than 25 years, I have countless examples of situations where clients anticipating large sums of money improved their lives greatly by choosing to allocate some…
  • Jan 20

    The S&P 500 by President

    The S&P 500 by President
    January 20, 2017 – On Inauguration Day, here’s a little financial food for thought as you contemplate your own financial future and the decisions you’ll be making over the next few years. Twelve of the last fourteen…
  • Aug 23

    Outliving Your Retirement

    Outliving Your Retirement
    August 23, 2016 – They call it “The Longevity Paradox” – People recognize they’re living longer but don’t seem to be taking the necessary steps to ensure long life financial security. A few staggering facts…
Rank this Week: 2535

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jan 23

    NERA Economic Consulting: Record Number of Securities Suit Filings in 2016

    NERA Economic Consulting: Record Number of Securities Suit Filings in 2016
    According to NERA Economic Consulting’s latest annual securities litigation report, there were a “record number” of securities class action lawsuit filed in 2016. The January 23, 2017 report, which is entitled “Recent…
  • Jan 22

    More About Litigation Reform Bylaws: Will “No Pay” Provisions Succeed Where Forum Selection Bylaws Have Failed?

    More About Litigation Reform Bylaws: Will “No Pay” Provisions Succeed Where Forum Selection Bylaws Have Failed?
    In recent years, we approached the point where nearly every M&A transaction attracted one or more merger objection lawsuit, which all too often was resolved through a “disclosure only settlement” in which the defendant company…
  • Jan 19

    The Better Angels of Our Nature

    The Better Angels of Our Nature
    There have been few darker hours in our country’s history than March 4, 1861, the date of Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address. Seven states had already seceded from the Union and armed conflict loomed. While denouncing…
Rank this Week: 472

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    What’s Going to Happen to Obamacare?

    What’s Going to Happen to Obamacare?
    Donald Trump has just been sworn into office as this country’s 45th president, and Barack Obama is a private citizen once again. Now that Obama is gone, will his signature legislative achievement follow close behind him? If…
  • Jan 20

    The pitfalls of doing your own appeal without talking to an attorney first.

    The pitfalls of doing your own appeal without talking to an attorney first.
    Why pass on free personalized advice? One of the people who contacted us this week was a woman who had her Long Term Disability benefits terminated by Standard Insurance Company after Standard had paid her those benefits for many…
  • Jan 18

    Your Insurance Claim Will Probably Be Denied!

    Your Insurance Claim Will Probably Be Denied!
    On January 13, 2017, the Los Angeles Times published a column entitled Healthcare insurance hell: If at first your claim is denied, try, try again The article describes on insured’s extreme difficulty in obtaining approval for…
Rank this Week: 1648

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    "X" for the Block!

    "X" for the Block!
    Last we looked, the previous administration was looking to hold up the proposed merger of Humana and Aetna:"The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it would file lawsuits against the proposed merger[s] ... there are [currently] five…
  • Jan 20

    Universal Life's Rocky Road: The Latest

    Universal Life's Rocky Road: The Latest
    As we've been saying for a long time, the first few Universal Life iterations contained the seeds of their own destruction. Flashing forward a bit, we more recently noted that carriers themselves seem to have a penchant for, shall we say,…
  • Jan 19

    Failure to Resuscitate

    Failure to Resuscitate
    A couple weeks back we shared the news that Obamacare enrollment was flatlining. However, there were still four weeks left in open enrollment which gave hope to resuscitation.Yesterday HHS released another data set with two additional weeks…
Rank this Week: 963

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Social Security Disability Services Reduced Due to Budget Cut

    Social Security Disability Services Reduced Due to Budget Cut
    Over the past couple of years, we have been hearing a lot about how there is not enough money in the budget for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.  For a while, it looked like…
  • Jan 19

    GOFundMe Campaign Costs Woman Social Security Disability Income

    GOFundMe Campaign Costs Woman Social Security Disability Income
    Crowd source online funding campaigns are getting increasingly more popular these days.  While we first saw these services used for new inventors trying to raise the money to develop prototypes and get their new ideas to markets, we now…
  • Jan 16

    Traveling Out of the U.S. with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefit

    Traveling Out of the U.S. with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefit
    People who receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits will want to research their rights if they plan on moving out of the country. People who relocate or travel for extended periods of time out of the country may be at risk of…
Rank this Week: 2319

Tennessee Injury Law Center

Tennessee Injury Law Center

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

http://www.tennesseeinjurylawcenter.com/
  • Jan 23

    Nashville Pedestrian Accident

    Nashville Pedestrian Accident
    Last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,376 pedestrians were killed in our country.  That total is up from 2014 when 4,884 pedestrians lost their lives. Throughout the United States, a pedestrian is…
  • Jan 9

    Seven Questions You Should Ask Your Insurance Agent

    Seven Questions You Should Ask Your Insurance Agent
    At the Law Offices of John Day, we deal with insurance policies and insurance companies every single day. Unfortunately, all too often we see clients who declined uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage or bought too low a limits for their…
  • Dec 26

    Advice From a Lawyer on the New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make

    Advice From a Lawyer on the New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make
    As the New Year approaches, many start to think about improvements they want to make in their lives for 2017.   At the Law Offices of John Day, our work involves helping people who have been injured in accidents and, since most…
Rank this Week: 1963

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/
  • Jan 23

    President Trump’s First ACA “Executive Action”

    President Trump’s First ACA “Executive Action”
    Shortly after his January 20 inauguration, President Trump signed an Executive Order (promptly published by Politico) titled, “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Appeal.” …
  • Jan 20

    On Your Mark, Get Ready, to Go . . . Somewhere: Congressional Developments January 12-18

    On Your Mark, Get Ready, to Go . . . Somewhere: Congressional Developments January 12-18
    On January 13, the House passed the 2017 budget resolution (S. Con. Res. 3), which should be found on President Trump’s desk Monday morning.  As previously explained, this sets the stage for a filibuster-proof, budget…
  • Jan 12

    Fitness Enthusiasm Wanes Early: ACA-Related Congressional Actions January 5 – 12

    Fitness Enthusiasm Wanes Early: ACA-Related Congressional Actions January 5 – 12
    On January 5, the House passed the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017” (H.R. 26), streamlining the process for Congressional review and rejection of administrative agency rules, including a 10-year…
Rank this Week: 2340

Bad Faith Blog

Bad Faith Blog

Focused on claims of bad faith and extra contractual damages. By Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://www.badfaithblog.net/
  • Jan 23

    Motorcyclist Decedent Not Covered on Commercial Policy, So No Bad Faith

    Motorcyclist Decedent Not Covered on Commercial Policy, So No Bad Faith
    Summary: The Netherlands Insurance Company provided insurance coverage to three corporate entities for which David Edens was the Chief Executive Officer. David and Rhonda Edens were the parents of Zachery who was a motorcyclist killed when an…
  • Jan 18

    Cabin Crushed, Claim Properly Denied, No Montana Unfair Trade Practices Act Exposure

    Cabin Crushed, Claim Properly Denied, No Montana Unfair Trade Practices Act Exposure
    Summary: Parker’s cabin was damaged when a boulder came down a hillside and crashed into it. The trial court found the earth movement exclusion applied, found there was no coverage, and denied Parker’s Unfair Trade Practices Act…
  • Jan 13

    No Ambiguity, No Problem, No Statutory Bad Faith

    No Ambiguity, No Problem, No Statutory Bad Faith
    Summary: American Family insured William and Joyce Davis, Jennifer Hansen’s parents, and named the Davises on the declarations sheet. Hansen was injured in an auto accident, settled her claim, and presented an underinsured motorist…
Rank this Week: 1945

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    Merlin vs Badger II – Gonna Be the Baddest Show in Orlando

    Merlin vs Badger II – Gonna Be the Baddest Show in Orlando
    The Windstorm Insurance Conference in Orlando will feature a debate re-match between yours truly representing the policyholder view and Steve Badger who represents insurance companies. Many of my policyholder friends often ask how I can…
  • Jan 21

    “Other Insurance” Provision

    “Other Insurance” Provision
    In 2012, the Barnard Elementary School Building (“Barnard Building”) in Tulsa, Oklahoma sustained approximately $6 million in fire damage in 2012. There were two insurance policies covering the same policy period: (1) a policy…
  • Jan 20

    Insurance Bulletins Can Help Consumers Looking for Full Recovery

    Insurance Bulletins Can Help Consumers Looking for Full Recovery
    Rarely do insurance commissioner bulletins warn insurance companies of paying too much or that consumers are not entitled to insurance benefits. Most departments of insurance only write bulletins because insurance company adjusters pay far…
Rank this Week: 4588

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    Is My Apartment Uninhabitable or Just Old?

    Is My Apartment Uninhabitable or Just Old?
    When renting in California, you are bound to encounter some old and slightly rundown apartments. If you are a tenant in the same unit for a few years, you will likely be the one to discuss something that is broken or in a potentially…
  • Jan 20

    The Dangers of Household Products That Look Like Food to Children

    The Dangers of Household Products That Look Like Food to Children
    Household products have evolved a great deal in recent years. Cleaning has increasingly become about power and efficiency. The faster we can clean up a mess or finish with a chore, the better. These products also cannot entirely escape the…
  • Jan 18

    GoCar Driver Allegedly Causes an Accident in San Francisco

    GoCar Driver Allegedly Causes an Accident in San Francisco
    A driver and passenger of a rented GoCar in San Francisco were involved in a collision mid-January, according to Mission Local. The two individuals were injured after they collided with a Toyota sedan on 24th Street, throwing them from their…
Rank this Week: 3041

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

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

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
  • Jan 22

    Setting aside CCMA decision for unreasonablene

    Setting aside CCMA decision for unreasonablene
    The Constitutional Court has reaffirmed that a decision reached by a commissioner in the CCMA can be set aside if it is one that a reasonable decision-maker could not reach. Applying this test gives effect not only to the constitutional right…
  • Jan 18

    Public participation in the legislative proce

    Public participation in the legislative proce
    A law will be set aside if the lawmaker (Parliament or the National Council of Provinces) fails to satisfy its obligation to facilitate public involvement in the process of making law. In Land Access Movement of South Africa v Chairperson of…
  • Jan 18

    Fit and proper tooth whitening

    Fit and proper tooth whitening
    Oral hygienists may perform tooth whitening procedures only if they have received adequate education and training on the procedure at an institution accredited by the Professional Board for Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene (PBDOH). The Health…
Rank this Week: 1593

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/
  • Jan 22

    Federal Court And Suing The Adjuster

    Federal Court And Suing The Adjuster
    Any insurance lawyer who has filed very many lawsuits knows that one key to helping their client have a good result is to be able to keep their case out of Federal Court.  One way of doing this is by properly suing the claim…
  • Jan 21

    Uninsured Claim And Extra-Contractual Damage

    Uninsured Claim And Extra-Contractual Damage
    Most insurance lawyers already know the law regarding uninsured (UIM) claims and extra-contractual damages.  A Dallas Court of Appeals opinion restates it.  The opinion is, In Re Geico Advantage Insurance Company and Celia Stefl.…
  • Jan 19

    ERISA – Is It Or Not?

    ERISA – Is It Or Not?
    Whether an insurance plan falls under ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) or not, is a question routinely asked.  However, it is not a question easily answered.  A Southern District, Galveston Division opinion…
Rank this Week: 4854

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

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

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1719

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Jan 21

    The Shortcomings of D&O Insurance

    The Shortcomings of D&O Insurance
    Here’s how a major insurance company (Travelers) describes D&O insurance: “Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability insurance helps cover defense costs and damages (awards and settlements) arising out of wrongful act…
  • Dec 22

    Policy rescission because of misrepresentations on an insurance application

    Policy rescission because of misrepresentations on an insurance application
    There’s an old joke about lawyers and clients. A man is flying in a hot-air balloon and realizes he’s lost. He spots a guy down below. He lowers the balloon and shouts, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised my friend I…
  • Nov 17

    The law of subrogation, and how it affects policyholder

    The law of subrogation, and how it affects policyholder
    “Subrogation” seems to be a simple concept. You suffer a loss. Your insurance company pays for the loss. Your insurance company then assumes your rights against the party that damaged you. But, like everything in the insurance…
Rank this Week: 2807

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Pursuing A Bad Faith Claim Against Your Insurance Company

    Pursuing A Bad Faith Claim Against Your Insurance Company
    {3:20 minutes to read} An insurance company engages in bad faith when it unreasonably denies, delays, terminates or underpays your claim. For example, if the insurance company refuses to pay for your homeowner’s claim or your…
  • Jan 11

    High Scrutiny of Long-Term Disability Insurance Claims by Insurance Companie

    High Scrutiny of Long-Term Disability Insurance Claims by Insurance Companie
    {3:30 minutes to read} Filing a claim for long-term disability benefits is an exhausting and complicated process—especially in the early stages. Professionals need to be wary of what this process entails in order to be prepared and…
  • Dec 22

    Do You Think You Have a Bad Faith Insurance Claim?

    Do You Think You Have a Bad Faith Insurance Claim?
    {3:40 minutes to read} In my last blog, I spoke about what bad faith is generally. In this blog, I discuss a few preliminary considerations when you are wondering if your insurance company has treated you in bad faith and whether you can do…
Rank this Week: 716

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/
  • Jan 20

    WCRC RFP Due Date Revised

    WCRC RFP Due Date Revised
    Yesterday, CMS issued an amendment to the RFP for the WCMSA review contractor. The amendment published responses to questions by offerors, and informed offerors that additional answers to questions will be released on January 25, 2017. The…
  • Jan 19

    Arymo ER – Latest Addition to the Abuse Deterrent Opioids Market

    Arymo ER – Latest Addition to the Abuse Deterrent Opioids Market
    Last week, the FDA approved Arymo ER, an abuse-deterrent formulation of morphine sulfate extended release tablets, marketed by Egalet Corporation. Arymo ER comes in three dosage strengths: 15mg, 30mg, and 60mg and slated to hit the market…
  • Jan 18

    MSP False Claims Action Reaching Its Conclusion

    MSP False Claims Action Reaching Its Conclusion
    On January 18, 2017, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals brought an end to Kent Takemoto’s dreams of whistle blower riches. The Court upheld the District Court’s adoption of the Magistrate’s recommendation to dismiss the…
Rank this Week: 623

Comitz Beethe's Disability…

Comitz Beethe's Disability Insurance Claim Blog

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

http://www.disabilitycounsel.net/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Understanding Your Policy: Examination Provision

    Understanding Your Policy: Examination Provision
    Disability insurance companies are constantly searching for new ways to expand the power and control they have over their policyholders through the use of restrictive policy provisions.  In previous posts we’ve discussed how…
  • Jan 12

    Understanding Your Policy: Maximum Benefit Period

    Understanding Your Policy: Maximum Benefit Period
    Your maximum benefit period is one of the most important provisions in your disability insurance policy.  Its terms control the period of time during which you are eligible to receive benefits under your policy.  Many disability…
  • Jan 4

    Policy Riders: A Guide to the Bells and Whistles of Individual Disability Insurance – Part 5

    Policy Riders: A Guide to the Bells and Whistles of Individual Disability Insurance – Part 5
    New and Unique Policy Riders In this series of posts we are discussing policy riders, the add-ons to your basic disability insurance policy that provide additional terms or benefits in exchange for higher premiums. In part one, we walked…
Rank this Week: 1244

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
  • Jan 19

    FCPA Insurance: Hope in the Wilderne

    FCPA Insurance: Hope in the Wilderne
    It’s a jungle out there. Penalties imposed under the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act for bribery charges proliferated like vines in 2016. In the dramatic conclusion of the Brazil-based Operation Car Wash probe, Brazilian construction giant…
  • Jan 12

    The Great American Faceoff: The Policyholder’s Right to Surrender—and Win

    The Great American Faceoff: The Policyholder’s Right to Surrender—and Win
    Texas is not a place known for surrendering. (Remember the Alamo!). But like their compatriots in other states, Texas policyholders sometimes see the advantage of surrendering their liability insurance policy rights to their litigation…
  • Dec 21

    Enforcing Your Right to Access Your Insurer’s Claims Documents During Discovery

    Enforcing Your Right to Access Your Insurer’s Claims Documents During Discovery
    The first thing your insurance company must do after receiving notice of a loss is investigate your claim and make a coverage determination. The insurer will evaluate the strength of your claim, whether to pay it and what amount to pay. Even…
Rank this Week: 1771

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

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

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1786

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
Rank this Week: 1215

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    South Florida Homeowners Insurance Claims Attorneys Address Condominium Insurance

    South Florida Homeowners Insurance Claims Attorneys Address Condominium Insurance
    Condominium living offers so many advantages, in particular for people who bought condominiums as a vacation property. As South Florida’s homeowners insurance claims attorneys, we have seen cases in which the condominium association,…
  • Jan 11

    South Florida Homeowners Claims Attorney Explains The Role Of An Insurance Adjuster

    South Florida Homeowners Claims Attorney Explains The Role Of An Insurance Adjuster
    As experienced South Florida homeowners insurance claims attorneys, we carefully scrutinize the work insurance adjusters perform when evaluating our client’s claim. It is a good idea to understand the role of the insurance adjuster in…
  • Jan 4

    South Florida Home Insurance Attorneys Offer Advice When Filing A Claim

    South Florida Home Insurance Attorneys Offer Advice When Filing A Claim
    As property insurance claim lawyers practicing in homeowner’s insurance claims, we would like to offer advice to Florida residents and property owners about things you should consider when filing a claim.  The following list is by…
Rank this Week: 3622

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/
  • Jan 18

    New York Cybersecurity Regulation 23 NYCRR 500

    New York Cybersecurity Regulation 23 NYCRR 500
    A new cybersecurity regulation will apply to all New York licensed insurance agencies and agents, both resident and non-resident, as presently drafted. The New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) has issued a revised…
  • Jan 11

    Ransomware – Scaled

    Ransomware – Scaled
    A recent cyber-attack demonstrates a new approach to ransomware and provides some lessons for Cyber Risk Insurance practitioners (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage).
  • Jan 10

    Cyber Risk for Small Businesse

    Cyber Risk for Small Businesse
    Small and medium sized businesses are targets of hackers and should be buying Cyber Risk Insurance along with instituting strong IT security.
Rank this Week: 1361

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Jan 18

    Are Forum Selection Clauses Valid Under ERISA?

    Are Forum Selection Clauses Valid Under ERISA?
    So the Supreme Court, for the second time, has now taken a pass on ruling on whether ERISA plans can contain forum selection clauses. As this article notes, a number of courts have enforced forum selection clauses in ERISA-governed plans,…
  • Jan 12

    The Church Plan Cases at the Supreme Court: A Billion Here, A Billion There and Soon You Are Talking Real Money

    The Church Plan Cases at the Supreme Court: A Billion Here, A Billion There and Soon You Are Talking Real Money
    Several years ago, when the first of the class actions were filed alleging that medical institutions were improperly claiming church plan status under ERISA, I was speaking on a panel at one of the American Conference Institute’s ERISA…
  • Jan 3

    The Year in Review: Looking Back at ERISA Litigation In 2016

    The Year in Review: Looking Back at ERISA Litigation In 2016
    2016 was the year that church plans went to the Supreme Court, excessive fee claims came to elite universities and the Department of Labor’s authority to alter its regulation of fiduciary conduct was challenged in multiple courts. Of…
Rank this Week: 2361

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Jan 18

    Supreme Court to Hear Class Action Cases Involving Class Action Waivers and Tolling of Statutes of Limitation

    Supreme Court to Hear Class Action Cases Involving Class Action Waivers and Tolling of Statutes of Limitation
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in class action cases involving: (1) class action waivers in employment contracts; and (2) whether filing of a securities class action tolled a statute of repose. In both cases the questions…
  • Jan 6

    Ascertainability Not Required In Ninth Circuit, But Manageability Remain

    Ascertainability Not Required In Ninth Circuit, But Manageability Remain
    One of the first significant class action appellate decisions of 2017 was issued this week. In Briseno v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., No. 15-55727 (9th Cir. Jan. 3, 2017), the Ninth Circuit held that Rule 23 does not require that it be…
  • Nov 11

    What Will The Courtrooms Of The 2020s Look Like?

    What Will The Courtrooms Of The 2020s Look Like?
    I recently attended a presentation by futurist Michael Rogers that sparked me to think about what the courtrooms of the 2020s might look like. According to Rogers, one of the next big advances in technology will be augmented reality devices,…
Rank this Week: 2887

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

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

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    Legal Advice Is Needed In Coverage Questions About The Failure To Properly Notify The Insurance Company

    Legal Advice Is Needed In Coverage Questions About The Failure To Properly Notify The Insurance Company
    A classic example of the need for sound legal advice can be seen in questions of proper notice. The typical insurance policy has a notice provision. The contract requires the insured individual or insured company to give timely notice of a…
  • Jan 13

    Businesses Fires Hurt Far More Than Just The Owners Of The Company

    Businesses Fires Hurt Far More Than Just The Owners Of The Company
    Fires destroy property, businesses and also the livelihood of employees. The typical business is insured for loss of property and usually the interruption of business operations. But, the standard business insurance policy doesn’t…
  • Jan 13

    Fires Were Extensive In Oklahoma At The End Of The Year

    Fires Were Extensive In Oklahoma At The End Of The Year
    The number of fires in Oklahoma as the year closed were significant. Almost everyday, you heard or read about another fire. Some days there were multiple fires. House fires, apartment fires, mobile homes, restaurant fires, businesses hit by…
Rank this Week: 4105

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/
  • Jan 18

    South Carolina Endorses Pro Rata Allocation

    South Carolina Endorses Pro Rata Allocation
    A new South Carolina Supreme Court decision has upheld a pro rata allocation of progressive damages. In the January 11, 2017 opinion in Harleysville Group Insurance v. Heritage Communities, Inc., et al., the court described that two…
  • Jan 13

    New Cybersecurity Requirements coming for NYS DFS Insurers, Producers, and Other Licensee

    New Cybersecurity Requirements coming for NYS DFS Insurers, Producers, and Other Licensee
    As previously reported and explained here, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) promulgated a proposed regulation mandating cybersecurity requirements for all licensees, including insurance companies and producers, banks,…
  • Jan 11

    New York Passes New Insurance Law Establishing State Insurance Advisory Board

    New York Passes New Insurance Law Establishing State Insurance Advisory Board
    Effective on December 31, 2016, New York Senate Bill 7536 was signed into law enacting New York Insurance Law Section 201 (“Section 201”). Section 201 establishes the State Insurance Advisory Board (the “Advisory…
Rank this Week: 1275

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

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

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 1781

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3501

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3659

Boston Workers Compensation…

Boston Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2491

Tennessee Disability and Life…

Tennessee Disability and Life Insurance Blog

Covers insurance law. By Pepper Law, PLC.

http://www.nashvilleinsurancelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1697

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1627

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 1622

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/
  • Jan 3

    Extrinsic Evidence Triggers Duty to Defend under New York Law

    Extrinsic Evidence Triggers Duty to Defend under New York Law
    A recent decision from a New York appellate court reminds us that, under New York law, the duty to defend may be triggered not only by the allegations of a complaint, but also by extrinsic evidence, i.e., actual knowledge of facts outside the…
  • Dec 22

    Criminal Acts Exclusion and Joint Obligations Clauses Bar Coverage for Claims Arising from Insured’s Criminal Act

    Criminal Acts Exclusion and Joint Obligations Clauses Bar Coverage for Claims Arising from Insured’s Criminal Act
    Criminal Acts Exclusion and Joint Obligations Clauses Bar Coverage for Claims Arising from Insured’s Criminal Act In Allstate Insurance Company v. Morgan, 123 F. Supp. 3d 1266 (D. Or. 2015), the District of Oregon held an insurer was…
  • Dec 16

    2016: A Year of Anniversarie

    2016: A Year of Anniversarie
    Even as this annus horribilus passes into oblivion, we note several important anniversaries in 2016. Fifty years ago saw a confluence of legal theory, case law and insurance industry developments that  led ineluctably to the storm…
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Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Troupe Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationattorneyblog.com/
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New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Dec 29

    It’s Complicated: Owens-Illinois/Carter-Wallace Allocation Revisited Yet Again

    It’s Complicated: Owens-Illinois/Carter-Wallace Allocation Revisited Yet Again
    Cases involving insurance coverage for multiple claims arising out of bodily injury or property damage resulting from exposure to toxic substances or long-term environmental damage can present extremely complex coverage issues.  In such…
  • Dec 14

    Your Cheatin’ Heart: Attempt to Hide Affair Results in Seven-Year Prison Term

    Your Cheatin’ Heart: Attempt to Hide Affair Results in Seven-Year Prison Term
    New Jersey passed the Insurance Fraud Prevention Act (“IFPA”) to aggressively address the problem of insurance fraud in New Jersey.  To that end, the IFPA provides for the imposition of both civil and criminal penalties in…
  • Nov 16

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

    It’s Too Late: Notice of a Loss Under a Claims-Made Policy
    An insured generally is required to provide its insurer with timely notice of a loss that may be covered under its insurance policy.  Failure to provide timely notice may preclude coverage for the loss.  Under New Jersey law, an…
Rank this Week: 1507

Louisiana Insurance & Injury…

Louisiana Insurance & Injury Lawyer Blog

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

https://www.lavislaw.com/blog/
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Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 26

    Medical Providers Need Not Bill Health Insurance

    Medical Providers Need Not Bill Health Insurance
    In Barry v St Mary’s Hospital the Plaintiff treated at Defendant – St Mary’s – for injuries he sustained in a car wreck. The defendant asserted 3 liens against the Plaintiff’s personal injury claim which he had…
  • Dec 26

    The Most Interesting Case in Illinois on Electronic Discovery

    The Most Interesting Case in Illinois on Electronic Discovery
    There has been little guidance from the courts in Illinois about electronic discovery.  The Illinois Supreme Court has changed the rules a little bit to accommodate electronic issues. But for the most part we treat electronic discovery…
  • Nov 22

    Why the “Primary Cause” Test in Illinois Workers Compensation Claims is a Bad Idea

    Why the “Primary Cause” Test in Illinois Workers Compensation Claims is a Bad Idea
    The court in Steak and Shake vs the Worker’s Compensation Commission addressed what is now a common issue in politics. Groups in Illinois wish to limit liability for workers’ compensation claims by only allowing the case to be…
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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/
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Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Can You Find The The Mistake?

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

RandyWallace

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

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

    Minors’ settlements in Mississippi

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

    The Nasty Side of Judicial Election

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

    Another First

    Another First
    Firsts of anything have always been memorable to me whether it was my first dog, girlfriend, school, gun, whitetail deer, 10 pound bass or whatever. Practicing law is no different.  I remember back to my first divorce trial, first injury…
Rank this Week: 1120

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

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

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”

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

    Court rejects Cigna’s denial of claim by paralyzed claimant

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

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit

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

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

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

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

    Comments on NYSDFS Cybersecurity Regulation Begin Pouring In

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

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

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

    Court Finds Ambiguity Over When Property Damage Commenced

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

Texas Injury Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Fears Nachawati Attorneys Selected to 2016 Super Lawyers List

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

    Fears | Nachawati Represents Tornado Victims Suing Over Their Demolished Home

    Fears | Nachawati Represents Tornado Victims Suing Over Their Demolished Home
    Fears | Nachawati represents the victimized homeowners against Nabors, a demolition company that recklessly tore down the wrong home after the Rowlett tornado. We will hold the company accountable after its refusal to right the wrong. See…
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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/
  • Oct 17

    6 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in Injury Case

    6 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in Injury Case
    If you have been involved in an accident, there are important steps you may need to take to protect your rights and interests. In addition, the following six biggest mistakes to avoid in injury cases may be helpful to you. Fail to Proactively…
  • Oct 17

    6 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in Injury Case

    6 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in Injury Case
    If you have been involved in an accident, there are important steps you may need to take to protect your rights and interests. In addition, the following six biggest mistakes to avoid in injury cases may be helpful to you. Fail to Proactively…
  • Oct 9

    What is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

    What is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
      When clients come to see me shortly after having been involved in an accident, I am often asked what the value of the case is. This is a legitimate question, but one that is very difficult to answer early on. It becomes an easier…
Rank this Week: 629