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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/
  • Feb 27

    CMS Releases Physician Value Modifier Payment Data

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

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

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

    Employers in Philadelphia Must Provide Paid Sick Leave

    Employers in Philadelphia Must Provide Paid Sick Leave
    Beginning May 13, 2015, employers must provide paid sick leave to employees who work in Philadelphia, per the City of Brotherly Love’s newly enacted Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Ordinance. The ordinance will undoubtedly…
Rank this Week: 4842

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

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

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
Rank this Week: 476

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Feb 27

    Final HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016

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

    IRS Floats Cadillac Tax Enforcement Balloon

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

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – Listen Live

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – Listen Live
    For our fellow ACA junkies who can’t wait for the Supreme Court of the United States to post the March 4, 2015 oral argument on its web site, several organizations, including the Cato Institute,  are advertising their plans to…
Rank this Week: 1789

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Feb 27

    United Policyholders Sues FEMA Over Withheld Sandy Claims Document

    United Policyholders Sues FEMA Over Withheld Sandy Claims Document
    Transparency is what FEMA officials publicly proclaim they desire regarding its Superstorm Sandy claims processes. They need to do a better job of getting that message out to their attorneys as evidenced in the post, WYO's Want Release From…
  • Feb 27

    The Rest of the Story Following Allegations of and The Arrest For Insurance Fraud

    The Rest of the Story Following Allegations of and The Arrest For Insurance Fraud
    The insurance industry loves to publicize when people get arrested for insurance fraud. I would suggest they and our public officials wait until those committing insurance fraud are convicted or proven guilty. Last year, I made the following…
  • Feb 26

    Ethical Obligations in Superstorm Sandy Confidential Altered Documents Settlement Discussion

    Ethical Obligations in Superstorm Sandy Confidential Altered Documents Settlement Discussion
    My phone started ringing early yesterday as my firm's East Coast attorneys were abuzz about my friend, Steve Mostyn, filing of a letter which included a proposed Superstorm Sandy settlement agreement which appeared illegal and unethical. I…
Rank this Week: 380

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    ATV Accidents: Statistics, Safety, and Legal Representation

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

    California Child Injury Lawyer on the Danger of Scooter Accident

    California Child Injury Lawyer on the Danger of Scooter Accident
    There are few sounds as good for the soul as the noise of children at play. In a world where technology often keeps even young children glued to screens, it is especially heart-warming to hear kids engaged in active, outdoor play. It is…
  • Feb 24

    San Francisco Apartment Rental Fires & The Law

    San Francisco Apartment Rental Fires & The Law
    There are few images as peaceful and serene as a cozy room adorned with oversized chairs and handmade blankets, all set before a blazing fire. Fire can be beautiful and functional; fire can also be destructive, frightening, and even deadly. …
Rank this Week: 1228

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 27

    How not to respond to a question in court

    How not to respond to a question in court
    Kate Royals at The Clarion Ledger reports: Grady Gibbons of Brandon, who appeared before Chancery Judge Dan Fairly in a divorce case, said Fairly wrongfully accused him of shaving to avoid a court ordered hair follicle test and threw him in…
  • Feb 24

    Search terms……….Ask Randy v2

    Search terms……….Ask Randy v2
    Version 2 of my previous blog post Ask Randy.   As stated in the previous post, it is a combination of Dear Abby, ask a friend and general Mississippi legal advice.  If you have a specific legal issue contact an attorney…
  • Feb 18

    Landowners file suit against MDWF&P over dogs on private land

    Landowners file suit against MDWF&P over dogs on private land
    On February 2, 2015 three plaintiffs filed suit in Hinds County Chancery Court against the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, and Sam Polles, in his official…
Rank this Week: 3141

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/
  • Feb 27

    Xarelto Manufacturers Continue to Pursue FDA Approval Even as Lawsuits Rise

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

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

    45-Year-Old Construction Worker Killed in Crane Accident in Portage, Indiana
    Pictured above: Construction workers and firemen at the scene of the accident  Last Friday, an accident took the life of a worker who was employed on a construction site. The accident happened in the Near North Side neighborhood in…
  • Feb 25

    4-Year-Old Killed by Waste And Recycling Truck in Albany, NY

    4-Year-Old Killed by Waste And Recycling Truck in Albany, NY
    Pictured above: the waste and recycling truck that hit and killed a young boy in Albany, NY  Two weeks ago, in Albany, NY, a 4-year-old boy was hit and killed by a waste and recycling truck. The young boy was hit while crossing the…
Rank this Week: 239

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Rationing the MVNHS©

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

    MVNHS© Circling the Drain?

    MVNHS© Circling the Drain?
    While prognosticators opine breathlessly on the potential Halbig/King/Burwell fallout, it may be instructive to cast our eyes eastward to see how Britain's Much Vaunted National Health System© is faring:"NHS may be forced to abandon free…
  • Feb 26

    Health Wonk Review: Decade edition

    Health Wonk Review: Decade edition
    The venerable Health Wonk Review celebrates its 10th anniversary, and I can think of no one more fitting to present it than David Williams. His own blog also turns 10 this weekend (we beat him by a month), so he's a natural to host this very…
Rank this Week: 204

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

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

http://www.insurerereport.com/
Rank this Week: 1814

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Feb 27

    Cornerstone Research Releases 2014 M&A Litigation Report

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

    The D&O Diary Goes Down Under

    The D&O Diary Goes Down Under
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Australia this week. Here’s what you need to know about Sydney in late February – if you traverse the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, fly across the Equator and the International Date Line,…
  • Feb 25

    Guest Post: Despite SLUSA, Plaintiffs File IPO Lawsuits in State Court

    Guest Post: Despite SLUSA, Plaintiffs File IPO Lawsuits in State Court
    In a recent post, I noted the curious phenomenon of plaintiffs filing IPO-related securities class lawsuits in state court. Plaintiffs have this option under the concurrent jurisdiction provisions of the ’33 Act, but I still wondered…
Rank this Week: 455

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    What is “Binding Arbitration”?

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

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

    Lyme Disease Disables Client - Long Term Disability Insurance Denial Overturned!
    Our client, a 32 year old, highly successful professional, was diagnosed with Lyme disease, as well as chronic fatigue syndrome, Epstein Barr virus, Barbonella and babesia. As a result of her disease, she suffered from cognitive impairment,…
  • Jan 27

    Dealing with Insurance Companies: Managing a Disability Claim on Your Own

    Dealing with Insurance Companies: Managing a Disability Claim on Your Own
    While we certainly do not recommend it, you may choose to handle your own short term disability or long term disability claim. If you decide to make a disability claim on your own, there are at least three things you should keep in mind…
Rank this Week: 1251

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/
  • Feb 26

    Suing Insurance Agent

    Suing Insurance Agent
    Insurance lawyers in the Dallas and Fort Worth area will tell you that being in a position to be able to sue an insurance agent who has committed acts costing their clients money are sometimes easy targets. Not only are...
  • Feb 24

    Taking Responsibility For Getting Insurance

    Taking Responsibility For Getting Insurance
    Texas insurance lawyers will sometimes find themselves in a situation where there was no insurance on a piece of property. When this happens, the next question is why isn't there insurance. Then, who is responsible for getting the coverage.…
  • Feb 22

    Agent Liability

    Agent Liability
    Dallas insurance lawyers need to know this case discussing insurance agent liability. It is a 2008 opinion from the Corpus Christi Court of Appeals. The style is, Insurance Network of Texas v. Kloesel. The Kloesel's have owned and operated…
Rank this Week: 487

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: 3373

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/
  • Feb 25

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS
    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently determined that LTD Insurer-MetLife wrongfully denied a claimant's request for LTD benefits. SMDA was retained by the claimant after her administrative remedies had been…
  • Jan 8

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna
    SMDA recently convinced Long Term Disability Insurer Cigna to reverse its original claims denial decision by filing a comprehensive administrative appeal. SMDA was retained by a very nice client who was having significant mental health…
  • Dec 19

    Long Term Disability Insurer Agrees to pay Partial Disability Benefits to Physician

    Long Term Disability Insurer Agrees to pay Partial Disability Benefits to Physician
    SMDA recently convinced Long Term Disability Insurer, Lincoln Financial Group, to reverse its decision to deny Disability Benefit payments to a Physician. Our client had developed a degenerative orthopedic condition that resulted in…
Rank this Week: 4029

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

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

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 294

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3610

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Hall v. Colvin: Evidence in Disability Case

    Hall v. Colvin: Evidence in Disability Case
    Hall v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, features an opinion written by Judge Posner. Judge Posner is an appellate judge who typically drafts opinions rather critical to administrative law…
  • Feb 21

    Zirnsak v. Colvin: Sufficiency of Evidence in SSDI Case

    Zirnsak v. Colvin: Sufficiency of Evidence in SSDI Case
    Zirnsak v. Colvin, a disability benefits appeal from the United States District Court for the Third Circuit, involved claimant who was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in 2001. In this accident, claimant suffered head trauma,…
  • Feb 18

    Curvin v. Colvin: Credibility Determinations in Disability Case

    Curvin v. Colvin: Credibility Determinations in Disability Case
    Curvin v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, involved claimant who filed for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. In March 2010, claimant applied for disability benefits after…
Rank this Week: 3586

First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3729

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

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

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Feb 24

    Professional Liability Insurance (E&O) Placement Tip

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

    Cyber Risk Insurance – Update on Bank Account Takeover

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

    Buying or Selling An Insurance Agency – Coverage

    Buying or Selling An Insurance Agency – Coverage
    Proper E&O insurance coverage is critical for both the buyer and seller of an insurance agent/broker. And the form of the transaction will have a significant impact on insurance agent/broker E&O insurance needs. Curtis Pearsall point…
Rank this Week: 856

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: 1025

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

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

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 474

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Feb 23

    "Ordinance or Law" Coverage for Costs of Repair

    "Ordinance or Law" Coverage for Costs of Repair
    I was saddened to learn that Judge Ruggero Aldisert, formerly of the Third Circuit, recently passed away.  I never had the privilege of appearing before Judge Aldisert, and I never met the man, but I feel indebted to him for writing two…
  • Jan 26

    Independent Counsel and the Insurance Company's Duty to Defend

    Independent Counsel and the Insurance Company's Duty to Defend
    I know that this is hard to believe, but even when an insurance company complies with its duty to defend, the interests of the insurance company and its policyholder may not be aligned.  The policyholder may want to settle, while the…
  • Jan 9

    Superstorm Sandy and Bad Faith Claims Handling

    Superstorm Sandy and Bad Faith Claims Handling
    Representing people who have lost homes and businesses following Sandy has been gut-wrenching.  And, I have to say, many of the carriers haven’t made it any easier. I could catalog some of the problems we’ve seen, but that…
Rank this Week: 3219

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Florida Homeowners' Insurance Attorneys Discuss How to Hire an Attorney

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

    Miami Property Insurance Attorneys Discuss When to Hire an Attorney

    Miami Property Insurance Attorneys Discuss When to Hire an Attorney
    A person who owns a home and purchases homeowners' insurance usually thinks that will be the end of it and he will be covered in the event of an accident or natural disaster. For most people, this is, in fact, the reality. When there is a…
  • Feb 12

    Miami Homeowners' Insurance Attorneys Discuss Strict Liability

    Miami Homeowners' Insurance Attorneys Discuss Strict Liability
    Homeowners throughout South Florida have homeowners' insurance in order to cover any damages that might occur through natural disasters, personal accidents, or other events that were not the result of an intentional destructive act. When…
Rank this Week: 2803

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/
  • Feb 22

    Medical Records as Hearsay in Workers Compensation Claim

    Medical Records as Hearsay in Workers Compensation Claim
    In worker’s compensation claims employees and employers typically put medical records of the petitioner and evidence. The doctors are often not usually called as witnesses.  Recent changes to the Worker’s Compensation Act…
  • Jan 20

    Wage Loss and PPD Award in Consolidated Case

    Wage Loss and PPD Award in Consolidated Case
        If the petitioner has two cases the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission can award both a permanent partial disability award and a wage loss differential award. Go here to see a video of me discussing the case Deerfield case…
  • Dec 21

    The Deterrent Effect of Medical Malpractice Law

    The Deterrent Effect of Medical Malpractice Law
    I always wondered about the deterrent effect of medical malpractice laws. In other words, if you pass laws which limit responsibility of tortfeasors do you embolden them to commit torts? Does the fact that they have limited responsibility…
Rank this Week: 2736

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
Rank this Week: 1169

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Feb 19

    New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Two Insurance Bad Faith Decision

    New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Two Insurance Bad Faith Decision
    On February 18, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued two bad faith decisions, Badiali v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group, (A-48-12) (071931), and Wadeer v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company, (A-54) (072010).  The…
  • Feb 13

    N.J. Federal Court Holds Suit-Limitation Provision No Bar to Sandy Claim

    N.J. Federal Court Holds Suit-Limitation Provision No Bar to Sandy Claim
    The general statute of limitations for breach of contract actions in New Jersey is six years.  That statute generally applies to claims seeking recovery under an insurance policy.  Most first-party property insurance policies,…
  • Jan 31

    Motion for Reconsideration Denied in NJ Hurricane Sandy Case

    Motion for Reconsideration Denied in NJ Hurricane Sandy Case
    Judge Travis L. Francis of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County, denied a motion for reconsideration filed by Wakefern Food Corporation in a Hurricane Sandy insurance case.  The court had previously granted summary judgment…
Rank this Week: 3310

No Fault Defender

No Fault Defender

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The law on signature

    The law on signature
    People v. Haywood, 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 00555 (2d Dept. 2015) “The trial court properly precluded the defendant from cross-examining one of the complaining witnesses regarding a notarized statement which she had denied signing, and for…
Rank this Week: 736

National Insurance Law Forum

National Insurance Law Forum

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

http://www.insurancelawforum.com/
Rank this Week: 1496

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

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

    Latest issue of Coverage Opinions is now available

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

    Sovereign Immunity waived by purchase of insurance — Missouri law

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

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

    No duty to defend; assault and battery exclusion unambiguous and listed on the declarations page Ark law
    In George v. Great Lakes Reinsurance, 2015 Ark App 36, a gunman fired into a crowd at a party room owned by George.  George was sued, and told Great Lakes to defend him.  Great Lakes defended him under a reservation of rights, and…
Rank this Week: 927

Risk Worldwide Blog

Risk Worldwide Blog

Covers asset protection, disaster response, and insurance recovery.

http://www.riskworldwide.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2205

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/
  • Feb 16

    Happy Birthday, George

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

    Why Retirees Don’t Buy Annuitie

    Why Retirees Don’t Buy Annuitie
    February 15, 2015 Are you among the 76 million people born between 1946 and 1964? Worked most of your adult life? Have some money sitting in a 401(k) or similar retirement account? Want to make sure it lasts the rest of your life? If you…
  • Feb 13

    Financial Health Assessment

    Financial Health Assessment
    February 13, 2015 – In less than the time it takes you to read this blog, you can give yourself a quick financial health check-up to learn where you stand financially. While I can’t attest to the accuracy of the Financial Health…
Rank this Week: 3251

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: 3282

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory…

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

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

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

    Do Medical Records Support Removal And Do Unripe Claims Get Dismissed

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

    Sizing Up Cyber Risks after the Sony Breach

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

    Latest Updates to Media Liability Insurance in California

    Latest Updates to Media Liability Insurance in California
    Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP partner James Castle recently enhanced and updated the chapter on Media Liability Insurance for LexisNexis' California Insurance Law & Practice. Cases discussed include: S.B.C.C., Inc. v. St. Paul Fire &…
Rank this Week: 896

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.
    For homeowner’s damaged by a home improvement contractor working on their their primary residence, don’t forget their License Bond as security.  For these homeowner’s, the available License Bond proceeds are the…
  • Feb 2

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco
    New legislation in the City and County of San Francisco is taking effect that allows qualified residents to legally rent their units through the Short-Term Residential Rental Registry via the San Francisco Planning Department.  San…
  • Dec 15

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.
    A homeowners association or HOA is no longer allowed to impose fines against members who reduce or even eliminate watering their lawns during a declared state of emergency due to drought, despite any provision in the association’s…
Rank this Week: 4370

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

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

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?

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

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

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

    Frozen pension plans becoming a high maintenance item

    Frozen pension plans becoming a high maintenance item
    When defined benefit pension plans come up in conversation (that’s what we ERISA folks do when we get together), it’s usually about the decline of traditional pension plans and the increase in of cash balance plans. Frozen pension…
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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/
  • Feb 11

    Disability Insurer Profiles: Northwestern Mutual

    Disability Insurer Profiles: Northwestern Mutual
    In this series, we’re taking a look at some of the most popular disability insurance companies for doctors.  See our profiles of MassMutual and MetLife.  Northwestern Mutual is another disability insurer that specifically…
  • Dec 16

    Disability Insurer Profiles: MetLife

    Disability Insurer Profiles: MetLife
    Today we’re profiling another popular insurer that issues private disability policies to dentists and physicians: MetLife. Company: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a.k.a. MetLife. Location: New York, NY. Associated Entities:…
  • Nov 10

    Disability Insurer Profiles: MassMutual

    Disability Insurer Profiles: MassMutual
    We have written about Unum, arguably the most notorious disability insurance company, in great detail.  However, we realize that many physicians and dentists may not know very much about other disability insurance companies, including…
Rank this Week: 3357

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Feb 8

    California Prosecutors Settle PHI Breach with Retailer

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

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI

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

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

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation
    In Margulis v. BCS Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 826 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer has a duty to defend an insurance agent under a professional…
Rank this Week: 2500

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie

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

    Delray Beach Automobile Accident Attorney

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

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
Rank this Week: 3975

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

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

    Me, Tibble, Pensions & Investments and Don Draper

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

    ACI's 9th National Forum on ERISA Litigation

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

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

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

Insurance Blog

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

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2060

Life Insurance Law Blog

Life Insurance Law Blog

By Currin Compliance Services, LLC.

http://www.currincompliance.com/life-insurance-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 3651

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ICBC Lawyers Win Case Against Cyclist via Firm Application of the Law
    Last July, 2014, a young British Columbian cyclist was inadvertently forced off the road by a motorist who was unaware of the cyclist’s presence. Knowledgeable ICBC lawyers point out that the cyclist was attempting to pass the motor…
Rank this Week: 3319

Vegas Personal Injury Law Blog

Vegas Personal Injury Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury law and insurance issues in Las Vegas. By Allen A. Cap.

http://vegaspersonalinjurylawblog.com/blog
  • Jan 8

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?
    When I was a rookie attorney, I handled my first wrongful death case. That case involved an engine part that came off a moving car and penetrated the windshield of a vehicle approaching in the opposite direction and hit a front seat passenger…
  • Mar 3

    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Will Not Respond To Non-Injury Fender Bender

    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Will Not Respond To Non-Injury Fender Bender
    The Las Vegas Metropolitan  Police Department announced Monday, February 24, 2014, that beginning March 3, 2014,officers will no longer be responding to minor non-injury fender bender car accidents. Metro Police says officers are being…
  • Aug 26

    Low Property Damage Motor Vehicle Accidents- Why Are People Injured In These Accidents?

    Low Property Damage Motor Vehicle Accidents- Why Are People Injured In These Accidents?
    Anybody that tells you that people cannot be  injured in low property damage-bumper kiss type accidents is presenting a generic and biased point of view. Human logic has a tendency to equate the severity of auto accident property damage…
Rank this Week: 3942

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/
Rank this Week: 2101

Vermont Workers Compensation Law…

Vermont Workers Compensation Law Blog

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

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

    VT Workers’ Comp Covers Mental Health Claim

    VT Workers’ Comp Covers Mental Health Claim
    Physical work injuries are easy to identify. Whether it’s a herniated disc, a torn meniscus or even Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, physical injuries are generally pretty easy to see and diagnosis. But what about psychological injuries like…
  • Oct 21

    Room & Board = Wages in Workers’ Comp

    Room & Board = Wages in Workers’ Comp
    In agricultural states such as Vermont, workers’ compensation lawyers often meet clients whose employers provide housing and/or board as part of their pay. Many times injured workers have not properly been advised that the market value…
  • Oct 3

    Work Injury Covered Despite Playful Pup

    Work Injury Covered Despite Playful Pup
    A recent Vermont workers’ compensation decision involving a mental health worker and her unruly dog relied on an exception to the general “coming and going” rule and found that the worker’s injury “arose out…
Rank this Week: 3450