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Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3767

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/
  • Apr 30

    House Fire Claim

    House Fire Claim
    House fire claims being denied is a regular part of doing for insurance law lawyers.  “The Tribune” published a story in March titled, Tracking Phones: Insurers Deny Claims Based On Doubtful Data.  Here is what the story…
  • Apr 29

    Value Of A Claim

    Value Of A Claim
    A Texas Hill Country Insurance Lawyer will need to be able to discuss the value of a claim with a new client.  This discussion needs to be had along with a discussion of what court the case will be fought.  The Eastern District,…
  • Apr 27

    Prompt Pay And Appraisal

    Prompt Pay And Appraisal
    Llano County insurance lawyers need to know how the Prompt Payment of Claims Act works in situations where an appraisal clause is invoked.  An example is found in a Western District, Austin Division opinion styled, Thomas Cheski v.…
Rank this Week: 5076

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 29

    Claims Handling Requirements by State – Oregon

    Claims Handling Requirements by State – Oregon
    Next up in our state-by-state anthology of claims handling guidelines is the Beaver State – Oregon. Claims handling in Oregon is governed by the Oregon Administrative Rules. Oregon gives insurance carriers a long time to acknowledge…
  • Apr 28

    Analysis of HB 912 Regarding Insurance Adjuster

    Analysis of HB 912 Regarding Insurance Adjuster
    Analysis of the recent HB 912 regarding insurance adjusters that the Florida House passed earlier this week. SUMMARY ANALYSIS Chapter 626, F.S., regulates insurance field representatives and operations. Part VI of the chapter governs…
  • Apr 25

    Claims Handling Requirements by State – Texa

    Claims Handling Requirements by State – Texa
    I recently received a request to write about the claims handling guidelines in Texas. In the great state of Texas, the handling of insurance claims are governed by both the Administrative Code and Insurance Code. Generally, and insurance…
Rank this Week: 450

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Social Security Administration Adopts New Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disorder

    Social Security Administration Adopts New Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disorder
    In addition to dealing with short term disability benefits, long term disability benefits, and health insurance denials, many of our clients are also tasked with applying for Social Security Disability benefits. On January 17, 2017, the…
  • Apr 20

    April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

    April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month
    April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, which makes it a fine time to talk about the organization that provides information, support and education for those who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease (PD) as it provides a wealth of…
  • Apr 7

    In-Network versus Out-of-Network: What you need to know when selecting a medical provider

    In-Network versus Out-of-Network: What you need to know when selecting a medical provider
    One of the first questions we ask clients calling about the denial of medical benefits is whether the provider (i.e. hospital, treatment center, doctor) was an in-network or ­out-of-network provider. Some insurers use different terms such…
Rank this Week: 1591

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

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

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
  • Apr 28

    Texas Supreme Court Clarifies When Insured May Recover Policy Benefit

    Texas Supreme Court Clarifies When Insured May Recover Policy Benefit
    In an effort to clarify over 20 years of conflicting precedent, the Texas Supreme Court announced five rules that, according to the court, explain the relationship between claims for breach of insurance policy and extra-contractual claims for…
  • Apr 21

    New York Court Upholds Suit Limitation Period, Ruling Appraisal is Not a Condition Precedent to Filing Suit

    New York Court Upholds Suit Limitation Period, Ruling Appraisal is Not a Condition Precedent to Filing Suit
    Courts will generally uphold reasonable suit limitation periods in property insurance policies, if the insurer does not affirmatively waive or extend them. In MZM Real Estate Corp. v. Tower Ins. Co. of New York, No. 452741/2015 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.…
  • Apr 14

    Marijuana Insurance: Workers’ Compensation Carriers Take a Hit

    Marijuana Insurance: Workers’ Compensation Carriers Take a Hit
    Marijuana is becoming big business as its growth rate zooms past even the astronomical dotcom industry growth rate of the 1990s. The industry had nearly $7 billion in 2016 revenue (a 30 percent increase over 2015), and an eye-popping $20…
Rank this Week: 1900

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 479

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Getting Back to Work for Social Security Disability Benefits Recipient

    Getting Back to Work for Social Security Disability Benefits Recipient
    It takes a long time to finally be awarded Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits beginning from the date of filing a first claim to the final benefits decision. For many, this process will take over a year, and, in some cases,…
  • Apr 24

    A Look at Disability Benefits Claims Made in Rural America

    A Look at Disability Benefits Claims Made in Rural America
    In this past presidential election, many Americans and much of the world were shocked by the seemingly impossible result of Donald Trump’s victory.  One of the major reasons that Mr. Trump was ultimately elected was his huge…
  • Apr 21

    Many Wait on Compassionate Allowances Disability Benefits Despite Program Goal

    Many Wait on Compassionate Allowances Disability Benefits Despite Program Goal
    There is no question it takes a considerable amount of time to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. In fact, the wait can be over a year is some places. In some…
Rank this Week: 2748

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Big Rig Crash on Highway 160 Leads to Fire, Closes Bridge

    Big Rig Crash on Highway 160 Leads to Fire, Closes Bridge
    On April 24, two semi-trucks were involved in a serious crash on Highway 160, leading to a fire. The southbound truck appears to have crossed into the northbound lane on the highway, sideswiping the oncoming truck on the driver’s side.…
  • Apr 26

    San Jose Moves to Protect Tenant

    San Jose Moves to Protect Tenant
    San Jose took a momentous step forward in April when it passed two regulations to create stricter eviction rules and protect the city’s tenants. The Tenant Protection Ordinance and Ellis Act Ordinance both passed with six votes in favor…
  • Apr 24

    Fighting Elderly Isolation Can Help Reduce Neglect and Abuse

    Fighting Elderly Isolation Can Help Reduce Neglect and Abuse
    Elderly individuals in California often become isolated over time. As family members and friends pass away, become less mobile, or move away, older individuals may find themselves living alone with few, if any, people to interact with. This…
Rank this Week: 315

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    The Gods Must Be (Insurance) Crazy

    The Gods Must Be (Insurance) Crazy
    Heh:Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Apr 27

    MVNHS© Strikes Again

    MVNHS© Strikes Again
    As we've noted countless times, government-run healthcare means rationed healthcare. There just isn't any other way to manage costs (for certain values of "manage"). This time out, the Much Vaunted National Health System© has its sights…
  • Apr 26

    Zillow for Healthcare

    Zillow for Healthcare
    Earlier this month, I posted on how a SoCal clinic had (finally) provided an example of my personal healthcare Holy Grail, a truly transparent healthcare pricing model. The challenge is that it's specific to this small, regional chain of…
Rank this Week: 269

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    At the Intersection of the NFL Draft, ERISA, Divorce, Venue and Spousal Benefit

    At the Intersection of the NFL Draft, ERISA, Divorce, Venue and Spousal Benefit
    Is there a more hyped sporting event with less substance than the NFL Draft? Does everyone on the internet drive traffic to their sites by linking to the draft if at all possible? Well, of course the answer to both questions is yes, and so I…
  • Apr 4

    Uber, Behavioral Economics, Choice Architecture and Trial Work

    Uber, Behavioral Economics, Choice Architecture and Trial Work
    There is a lot of discussion on whether lawyers should be required to have at least a certain degree of competency with technology as a core skill set, on a par with, for instance, the rules of evidence. Personally, I am not convinced of the…
  • Mar 29

    Notes (and a Prediction) on the Supreme Court Argument on Church Plan

    Notes (and a Prediction) on the Supreme Court Argument on Church Plan
    I have used this anecdote before, so you can jump ahead if you have either read something where I have written it before or heard a talk of mine where I have said it, but if you haven’t, I have always thought it is a good lead in to any…
Rank this Week: 2864

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: 2273

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: 1969

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/
  • Apr 27

    Florida Consent Judgment Was Negotiated in Bad Faith

    Florida Consent Judgment Was Negotiated in Bad Faith
    Summary: The Eleventh Circuit considered whether the insurer was bound by a settlement agreement between a homeowner’s association insured and a homeowner, settling the homeowner’s claim for attorneys’ fees by stipulating…
  • Apr 14

    Eleventh Circuit Sorts Out “Mess” Involving Consent To Settle and Florida Sovereign Immunity Statute

    Eleventh Circuit Sorts Out “Mess” Involving Consent To Settle and Florida Sovereign Immunity Statute
    Summary: The insured, a county in Florida, and personal representative of deceased accident victim’s estate brought a declaratory judgment action against the County’s excess insurer seeking a declaration the County was allowed to…
  • Apr 10

    Pennsylvania Requires Clear and Convincing Evidence of Bad Faith

    Pennsylvania Requires Clear and Convincing Evidence of Bad Faith
    Summary: State Farm provided automobile insurance to Barry and Kimberly Shaffer which provided medical payments and UIM coverage. Barry was involved in a head-on collision which resulted in multiple serious injuries to his neck, back, eyes,…
Rank this Week: 2829

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/
  • Apr 26

    Electrical Shock Drowning and How to Prevent It

    Electrical Shock Drowning and How to Prevent It
    It is that time again. The boat and jet skis are in the water. Spring rains are bringing the lake level up to summer pool.  With the warmer temperatures, the water in the lake will soon be ready for swimming.  Our family will head…
  • Apr 17

    Dogs: Man’s Best Friend (Usually)

    Dogs: Man’s Best Friend (Usually)
    Roughly 44% of all U.S. households have a dog.  Ours has a tri-color King Charles Cavalier named Lincoln (pictured above).  Lincoln and most other dogs are wonderful companions, protectors, and exercise buddies, but when they want…
  • Apr 7

    Cuba: Coffee, Cigars, Che and Good Lawyer

    Cuba: Coffee, Cigars, Che and Good Lawyer
      Since President Obama began trying to normalize relations with Cuba, my wife and I have wanted to travel to the country, but the United States still bans general tourism to Cuba.  Visitors must fall within 12 officially authorized…
Rank this Week: 2782

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Apr 26

    London Update

    London Update
    The D&O Diary finished up its European stint with a brief stop in London earlier this week before heading home. Because it was only a brief visit with numerous commitments, I had only a little bit of a chance to look around…
  • Apr 24

    April in Pari

    April in Pari
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Europe this week, with a first stop in Paris, for meetings. I have been to Paris many times before, but almost always in the fall or winter. Before this trip, I hadn’t really had the pleasure…
  • Apr 20

    PwC Annual Study Reports Record Number of Securities Suit

    PwC Annual Study Reports Record Number of Securities Suit
    Largely driven by a “dramatic” increase in the number of federal court merger objection lawsuits, securities class action litigation filings rose to the highest level ever in 2016, according to PwC’s most recent annual…
Rank this Week: 175

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/
  • Apr 26

    Recovery Pitfalls In Home Improvement Dispute

    Recovery Pitfalls In Home Improvement Dispute
    General Business Law § 771 provides a host of requirements for home improvement contracts, chief among them being that such contracts must be in writing and signed by all parties. Additionally, the contract must contain the name,…
  • Apr 17

    Ability To Maintain Lien Foreclosure Claim As An Unauthorized Foreign Corporation

    Ability To Maintain Lien Foreclosure Claim As An Unauthorized Foreign Corporation
    Section 1312(a) of the Business Corporation Law, New York’s “door closing” statute, precludes foreign corporations doing business in the state without authority from maintaining an action in the state.  The purpose of…
  • Mar 28

    Ambiguities in New York Law Regarding Liability for Party Wall Damage

    Ambiguities in New York Law Regarding Liability for Party Wall Damage
    Claims involving adjoining land owners have proliferated in the last several years as construction activities in the New York City area have continued to be especially active. One area of concern, especially for builders of town houses…
Rank this Week: 2537

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 1748

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/
Rank this Week: 4397

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/
  • Apr 24

    Saved By The Bellwether Trial in the Ninth Circuit

    Saved By The Bellwether Trial in the Ninth Circuit
    Removal under the “mass action” provision of the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) is appropriate when 100 or more plaintiffs take the affirmative step of proposing to try their claims jointly and the claims involve common issues…
  • Apr 18

    2017 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey Highlight

    2017 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey Highlight
    Carlton Fields recently released its sixth annual Class Action Survey, which is based on detailed interviews with general counsel and senior legal officers at 373 companies operating in more than 25 industries. Those individuals shared their…
  • Apr 14

    Class Representatives Do Not Hold Veto Power Over Class Settlement

    Class Representatives Do Not Hold Veto Power Over Class Settlement
    In In re FedEx Ground Package Sys., Inc. Employment Practices Litig., No. 3:05-CV-595 RLM, 2017 WL 632119 (N.D. Ind. Feb. 14, 2017), only one of a total of seven class representatives signed off on accepting a proposed class settlement with…
Rank this Week: 1917

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/
  • Apr 24

    Cyber Risk Insurance Insight

    Cyber Risk Insurance Insight
    A few insights from a recent IT security event include: Cyber Risk Insurance is not only about breach now; ransomware and cyber crime are trending up; vendors are an exposure; the law of diminishing returns applies to IT security.
  • Apr 18

    Insuring Medical Spas & Day Spa

    Insuring Medical Spas & Day Spa
    Knowing the different exposures is critical in writing professional liability (medical malpractice or E&O), general liability & Cyber Risk Insurance for Medical Spas & Day Spas. The miscellaneous healthcare industry is growing…
  • Apr 11

    Standalone Cyber Risk Insurance

    Standalone Cyber Risk Insurance
    A comprehensive standalone Cyber Risk Insurance policy (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) is a critical piece of all organizations’ insurance protections (see prior posts here & here), and…
Rank this Week: 1766

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/
  • Apr 24

    3rd Circuit Upholds Asbestos Exclusion Under Pennsylvania Law

    3rd Circuit Upholds Asbestos Exclusion Under Pennsylvania Law
    The federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals has enforced a Travelers asbestos exclusion, finding it to be unambiguous. In General Refractories Co. v. First State Ins. Co., the court analyzed language that read: “It is agreed that this…
  • Apr 21

    Illinois Proposed Senate Bill Amendment on Supplier Diversity Reporting

    Illinois Proposed Senate Bill Amendment on Supplier Diversity Reporting
    An amendment to Illinois Senate Bill 809 proposes to add a new section to the Illinois Insurance Code (215 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/155.46) requiring insurance companies to submit supplier diversity reports. SB 809 is assigned to the Senate…
  • Apr 12

    Group P&C Insurance: Admitted And Surplus Lines Issue

    Group P&C Insurance: Admitted And Surplus Lines Issue
    New York Associate Zach Lerner authored a Law360 article on group property and casualty insurance. Within the article, Lerner identifies some of the important issues for insurers and producers to consider, both in the admitted and surplus…
Rank this Week: 363

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

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

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Laws amendment to accommodate demarcation regulation

    Laws amendment to accommodate demarcation regulation
    The pending changes to the Medical Schemes Act and the Long-term and Short-term Insurance Acts to accommodate the demarcation regulations were made on 1 April 2017 including the new definition of ‘business of a medical…
  • Apr 23

    Exclusion for medical services in a medical malpractice claim (US)

    Exclusion for medical services in a medical malpractice claim (US)
    Over a 150 patients claimed damages against a hospital because of an outbreak of fungal meningitis and related infections which resulted from the patients receiving injections with contaminated substances. The court held that there was no…
  • Apr 23

    Climate change impacts to be assessed as part of the environmental authorisation proce

    Climate change impacts to be assessed as part of the environmental authorisation proce
    Project developers and financiers should scrutinise existing projects that are in pre-environmental authorisation stage, and all future projects, to determine what issues need to be assessed prior to applying for authorisation. The…
Rank this Week: 1344

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/
Rank this Week: 361

Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog

Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog

Provides updates, analysis and breaking news for commercial policyholders.

https://www.huntoninsurancerecoveryblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Join Hunton’s Insurance Team at RIMS 2017

    Join Hunton’s Insurance Team at RIMS 2017
    The RIMS 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition is just around the corner.  Visit members of Hunton & Williams LLP’s Insurance Coverage Team at Booth #2421 to learn more about our legal services.… Continue Reading
  • Apr 20

    Eleventh Circuit Holds “Completed Work” Exclusion Does Not Bar Claims For Work Under Maintenance Contract

    Eleventh Circuit Holds “Completed Work” Exclusion Does Not Bar Claims For Work Under Maintenance Contract
    “Before the Court is, once again, the classic case of the insurer requesting relief from the consequences of the inartfully drafted, yet plain, terms of its insurance policy.” So begins the Eleventh Circuit’s recent opinion…
  • Apr 18

    Hunton Insurance Partner Syed Ahmad Speaks to Judicial Trends Favoring Policyholder

    Hunton Insurance Partner Syed Ahmad Speaks to Judicial Trends Favoring Policyholder
    Hunton & Williams insurance partner Syed Ahmad was recently quoted in Law360 regarding a recent trend in judicial decisions favoring policyholders. Ahmad addresses an apparent trend by courts to refuse to allow technical violations to…
Rank this Week: 1724

Badfaithadvisor.com

Badfaithadvisor.com

Covers insurance bad faith litigation, coverage litigation, and other news and items helpful to insurance law practitioners. By C.J. Haddick of Dickie, McCamey, & Chilcote, PC.

https://badfaithadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 1504

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/
  • Apr 20

    Managed or Mangled Money

    Managed or Mangled Money
    April 20, 2017 – If you’ve had money in an actively managed large cap fund in the United States for the past five years, there’s an 88.40% chance your manager underperformed and you would have been better off in a simple,…
  • Apr 18

    California DOI Press Release on Annuitie

    California DOI Press Release on Annuitie
    April 18, 2017 – Earlier this month during National Retirement Planning Week, the California Department of Insurance issued a Press Release urging Californians to “plan for retirement and carefully consider annuities.”…
  • Feb 16

    Just Published: “A Good Fit”

    Just Published: “A Good Fit”
    February 16, 2017 – Proud to announce the recent publication of “A Good Fit,” an article I co-authored for Workers’ Compensation (WC), a quarterly periodical of CLM Publishing. Subtitled “Structured settlements…
Rank this Week: 1990

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/
  • Apr 20

    401(k) Plan Trustees: How Do You Monitor and Select Investments?

    401(k) Plan Trustees: How Do You Monitor and Select Investments?
    Many 401(k) plan sponsors have wisely selected investment professionals to assist in selecting the plan’s investment menu, typically a listing of various mutual funds. Other plan sponsors may allocate this duty to company officers and…
  • Feb 10

    TIAA Lawsuit Puts the Spotlight on 403(b) Participant Loan

    TIAA Lawsuit Puts the Spotlight on 403(b) Participant Loan
    Participant loans from 401(k) plans have never been an employer favorite plan provision. Now participant loans from 403(b) plans have come into focus. It’s in the form of a class action law suit recently filed by participants in the…
  • Jan 21

    In the complicated world of ERISA, a Fiduciary Checklist can help

    In the complicated world of ERISA, a Fiduciary Checklist can help
    Checklists. Doctors use them. Engineers use them, Pilots use them. A checklist is a tool to manage complicated jobs. Atul Gawande, MD, author of best seller, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, puts it this way: Checklists not…
Rank this Week: 4507

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer…

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance & real estate and property law. By Insurance Law & Real Estate and Property Law.

http://www.texaspropertyinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Apr 19

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract
    Most commercial insurance policies require a proof of loss when there is a disagreement over the amount of the loss. The Policy usually reads: Action Against Us No one may bring an action against us in any way related to the existence or…
  • Feb 10

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?
    One issue I frequently encounter is a commercial property insurance policy that has the wrong named insured. This usually causes a few minutes of sheer panic followed by the relief that Texas jurisprudence does allow for common sense…
  • Feb 10

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?
    One issue I frequently encounter is a commercial property insurance policy that has the wrong named insured. This usually causes a few minutes of sheer panic followed by the relief that Texas jurisprudence does allow for common sense…
Rank this Week: 1631

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    CLE Course: Ethically Representing Parties in Insurance Coverage Matter

    CLE Course: Ethically Representing Parties in Insurance Coverage Matter
    In my last blog, I discussed an upcoming LawLine.com lecture that I will be giving with my partner, Matthew Conroy, on May 1, 2017. LawLine.com is the largest online, continuing legal education (CLE) provider in the United States. I have…
  • Apr 10

    CLE Course: Recent Litigation and Legislation in Insurance Law

    CLE Course: Recent Litigation and Legislation in Insurance Law
    In addition to my law practice, I have the honor of serving as a faculty member on LawLine.com, which is the largest online, continuing legal education (CLE) provider in the United States. I have 11 lectures available, some of which I…
  • Apr 6

    Mental and Nervous Limitations in Long-Term Disability Policie

    Mental and Nervous Limitations in Long-Term Disability Policie
    Many, if not all, group long-term disability policies contain a mental and nervous limitation, as do some individual disability insurance policies. Typically, the limitation stipulates that the policy will only pay the insured for disabling…
Rank this Week: 4115

Georgia Insurance Defense Lawyer…

Georgia Insurance Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers employer liability, food liability, insurance bad faith, CGL policy, and medical malpractice topics. By Levy & Pruett.

http://www.georgiainsurancedefenselawyer.com/
  • Apr 14

    LANDLORD NOT LIABLE FOR DECK COLLAPSE AT RENTAL HOME

    LANDLORD NOT LIABLE FOR DECK COLLAPSE AT RENTAL HOME
    In Aldredge v. Byrd, No. A17A0281, 2017 WL 1180469 (Ga. Ct. App. Mar. 30, 2017) the Georgia Court of Appeals held that a landlord was not liable for the collapse of a deck on his rental property.  The renters hosted a barbeque in the…
  • Mar 31

    NO PRE-SUIT NOTICE REQUIRED TO SUE CITIES FOR INTENTIONAL ACTS

    NO PRE-SUIT NOTICE REQUIRED TO SUE CITIES FOR INTENTIONAL ACTS
    In West v. City of Albany, 2017 WL 875033 (Ga. March 6, 2017), the Georgia Supreme Court addressed whether an injured party was required to provide notice of intent to sue a city when the alleged wrongdoing was intentional rather than…
  • Jan 24

    AN EMPLOYER MAY BE LIABLE FOR NEGLIGENT ENTRUSTMENT DESPITE A CLEAN PRE-EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECK ON THE EMPLOYEE

    AN EMPLOYER MAY BE LIABLE FOR NEGLIGENT ENTRUSTMENT DESPITE A CLEAN PRE-EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECK ON THE EMPLOYEE
    Posted by H. Lee Pruett In Cullara v. Building & Earth Sciences, Inc., Case No. A16A1735 (Ga. Ct. App., Dec. 8, 2016), the Georgia Court of Appeals seems to raise as many questions as it answers concerning an employer’s duty to…
Rank this Week: 4639

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Apr 13

    Allocation of insurance coverage for mass tort

    Allocation of insurance coverage for mass tort
    I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at a CLE conference in New York last week on the subject of mass torts.  (Full disclosure:  I was on the wedding “B list.”  My good friend Jeff Pollock, a fantastic…
  • Mar 23

    Ambiguity in insurance policie

    Ambiguity in insurance policie
    It’s hard to believe that it’s been over four years since Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey. Back then, figuring that discretion was the better part of valor, I gathered up my family and drove out to Pennsylvania to wait out the…
  • Feb 20

    Limitations periods and notice provisions in insurance policie

    Limitations periods and notice provisions in insurance policie
    When I was a kid in Maplewood, New Jersey, our next-door neighbor was a feisty Irish widow named Anne Byrne.  (She was related to our former Governor, Brendan Byrne, but I forget how.)  When I would do something stupid, which…
Rank this Week: 2021

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/
  • Apr 12

    New Challenge to the ALI Restatement (Part Two)

    New Challenge to the ALI Restatement (Part Two)
    In my post earlier today, I referenced the April 5 letter that the ALI has received from the Idaho Insurance Commissioner urging delay so that state regulators can have input concerning the final text of the Restatement of the Law of…
  • Apr 12

    New Challenge to the ALI Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance?

    New Challenge to the ALI Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance?
    After seven years and countless drafts and revisions, the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance is scheduled for a final vote at the ALI’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on May 23, 2017. …
  • Apr 11

    Epilogue: West Hills Development Co. v. Chartis Claims, Inc.

    Epilogue: West Hills Development Co. v. Chartis Claims, Inc.
    Some readers may recall West Hills Development Co. v. Chartis Claims, Inc., 360 Or. 650 (2016), in which the Oregon Supreme Court reaffirmed the law governing the broad duty to defend in Oregon. After that case was decided, a dispute over…
Rank this Week: 1476

Tennessee Disability and Life…

Tennessee Disability and Life Insurance Blog

Covers insurance law. By Pepper Law, PLC.

http://www.nashvilleinsurancelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1442

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

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

    Georgia Diminished Value Putative Class Action: Motion to Dismiss Decision

    Georgia Diminished Value Putative Class Action: Motion to Dismiss Decision
    In prior blog posts, I’ve covered developments in the putative class actions against insurance companies in Georgia involving diminution in value on property insurance claims (see my March 11, 2016 post, for example). These cases stem…
  • Apr 10

    DRI Class Action Seminar 2017

    DRI Class Action Seminar 2017
    The Defense Research Institute (DRI) is once again hosting what is sure to be a superb and well-attended class action seminar this year, on July 20-21, 2017, in Washington D.C. The program will include, among other sessions: a presentation by…
  • Mar 28

    Thoughts on the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017

    Thoughts on the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017
    A fair amount of attention has been given in the legal media to the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017, H.R. 985, which has passed the House of Representatives and is currently under consideration by the Senate. Corporate groups…
Rank this Week: 3016

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Apr 5

    Slow Down: Waiver of Subrogation Clause Does Not Bar Claim Against Co-Tenant

    Slow Down: Waiver of Subrogation Clause Does Not Bar Claim Against Co-Tenant
    When an insurer pays an insurance claim, it becomes subrogated to the rights of its insured.  The rights of the insurer, however, are no greater than the rights of its insured.  Thus, any defenses that a potentially responsible…
  • Mar 22

    The Midnight Hour: It’s Too Late to Pay Your Premiums After the Fire has Started

    The Midnight Hour: It’s Too Late to Pay Your Premiums After the Fire has Started
    Procrastinators put things off until the last minute.  Waiting until “the midnight hour” to take care of important tasks, however, can have some truly negative consequences.  A recent example of this can be found in…
  • Feb 11

    Can’t Stop This: Anti-Assignment Clause No Bar to Post-Loss Claim Assignment

    Can’t Stop This: Anti-Assignment Clause No Bar to Post-Loss Claim Assignment
    In Givaudan Fragrances Corp. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., 2017 WL 429476 (N.J. Feb. 1, 2017), the New Jersey Supreme Court held that an anti-assignment clause in an insurance policy does not prevent the post-loss assignment of an insurance…
Rank this Week: 2214

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 4

    Defense Expert’s Attack on the Collateral Source Rule Falling Short

    Defense Expert’s Attack on the Collateral Source Rule Falling Short
    The collateral source rule can be summarized by stating “[c]ompensation or indemnity for the loss received by plaintiff from a collateral source, wholly independent of the wrongdoer, as from insurance, cannot be set up by the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2340

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: 2488

Disability Insurance Legal…

Disability Insurance Legal Resource

By Comitz | Beethe. Discusses disability insurance claims, especially by physicians and dentists.

http://www.disabilitycounsel.net/blog/
  • Apr 3

    Watch Out for “Work” Provision

    Watch Out for “Work” Provision
    In a previous post, we discussed the importance of how your policy defines the key term “total disability,” and provides several examples of “total disability” definitions.  The definition of “total…
  • Mar 20

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 3

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 3
    Retirement Protection Insurance In our last two posts we discussed two different disability insurance policy riders that may help mitigate the problems that a disabling condition can create for your retirement planning. A graded lifetime…
  • Mar 13

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 2

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 2
    Lump Sum Rider In our last post we discussed some of the ways a disability can impact your retirement planning and how a graded lifetime benefits rider can help mitigate some of those problems. A lifetime benefits rider certainly has its…
Rank this Week: 2568

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/
  • Apr 3

    Watch Out for “Work” Provision

    Watch Out for “Work” Provision
    In a previous post, we discussed the importance of how your policy defines the key term “total disability,” and provides several examples of “total disability” definitions.  The definition of “total…
  • Mar 20

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 3

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 3
    Retirement Protection Insurance In our last two posts we discussed two different disability insurance policy riders that may help mitigate the problems that a disabling condition can create for your retirement planning. A graded lifetime…
  • Mar 13

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 2

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 2
    Lump Sum Rider In our last post we discussed some of the ways a disability can impact your retirement planning and how a graded lifetime benefits rider can help mitigate some of those problems. A lifetime benefits rider certainly has its…
Rank this Week: 2271

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

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

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Motels, Apartment Complexes, Restaurants, And Businesses Serving People Should Manage Risk

    Motels, Apartment Complexes, Restaurants, And Businesses Serving People Should Manage Risk
    The typical Oklahoma business manages a considerable part of its liability risks by purchasing insurance coverage. While hardly news, businesses sometimes take their insurance coverage for granted and just assume insurance will be there if an…
  • Mar 24

    Arbitration Might Not Be Required If No Mental Capacity To Knowingly Enter Into Contract

    Arbitration Might Not Be Required If No Mental Capacity To Knowingly Enter Into Contract
    The Plaintiffs Walker Bark and Debra Yahquo signed two contracts with Lake Country Chevrolet to purchase automobiles. A disagreement arose over the vehicles. Unable to resolve the dispute to their satisfaction, the Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit.…
  • Mar 20

    Oklahoma Wildfires Destroy A Staggering 800,000 Acre

    Oklahoma Wildfires Destroy A Staggering 800,000 Acre
    Fires in northwest Oklahoma have damaged more than 800,000 acres. The extent and size of the area damaged is hard for many of us to comprehend. As a couple of measuring sticks, there are 640 acres in one square mile. So it means you would…
Rank this Week: 4272

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/
  • Mar 27

    The Surprise of Familiarity

    The Surprise of Familiarity
    Watching from afar the Scouts attempting to earn their orienteering merit badges, we could see it on the boys’ faces.  They were lost; they were scared.  They should have reached their destination an hour ago.  Soon,…
  • Mar 13

    And . . . the . . . CBO . . . Scooooores!

    And . . . the . . . CBO . . . Scooooores!
    Here are the highlights we took (quickly) from this afternoon’s Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate for the American Health Care Act. The AHCA “would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the 2017-2026 period.”…
  • Mar 13

    ACA Repeal: The Middle Part

    ACA Repeal: The Middle Part
    Screenplays, new business ventures and major legislation typically have problems in Act II.  Hopes were raised so high in Act I.  Now, things seem to drag on and on, pointlessly.   Friends tell you to give up or start over…
Rank this Week: 2779

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 197

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 8

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law
    An ADU, previously known as “in-law” units or “granny flats,” are additional living spaces on single-family lots that have a separate kitchen, bathroom, and exterior access independent of the primary residence. Two…
  • Feb 18

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental
    A new law in effect for 2016, requires short-term vacation rental websites such as Airbnb to provide disclosures to tenants.  While subletting is often not allowed in rental agreements, and can even lead to eviction, many tenants…
  • Jul 2

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
Rank this Week: 5134

Tina Willis Law

Tina Willis Law

Florida injury attorney shares in-depth articles telling injury victims how to maximize their accident and injury case settlements and verdicts, and exposes some scams in the industry. Also explains all different types of accident and injury cases, and how those are handled.

http://injuryattorneyflorida.com/
  • Mar 6

    Is Failure To Perform Necessary Surgery Medical Malpractice?

    Is Failure To Perform Necessary Surgery Medical Malpractice?
    Doctors Who Fail To Perform Surgery: Medical Malpractice? As a medical malpractice lawyer based in Orlando, Florida, one question I hear regularly from potential clients is whether a doctor’s failure to perform necessary surgery is…
  • Mar 25

    Attorneys Fees In Bad Faith Florida Car Accident Case

    Attorneys Fees In Bad Faith Florida Car Accident Case
    Bad Faith Attorneys’ Fees In Florida Car Accident Cases Sometimes, in car accident cases, an Orlando personal injury attorney needs to prove that an insurance company acted in bad faith against their insured.  This can allow their…
  • Mar 7

    Florida Motorcycle Accident Settlement Amount

    Florida Motorcycle Accident Settlement Amount
    Florida Motorcycle Accident Settlement Values As an Orlando auto accident attorney, I often consult verdict and settlement reporters to help myself and my team to advise clients regarding the possible value of their case.  This list…
Rank this Week: 2023

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/
  • Mar 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
  • Mar 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4388