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InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    BREAKING: InHealth Mutual Now Under DOI Control

    BREAKING: InHealth Mutual Now Under DOI Control
    [From email just now]"COLUMBUS - Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor was appointed receiver for Coordinated Health Mutual, Inc. today following the Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) request to liquidate the company which provides health insurance to nearly…
  • May 26

    ACA-related Spelling Problems [UPDATED!]

    ACA-related Spelling Problems [UPDATED!]
    Folks keep misspelling "3,000% rate decrease." For instance:"Most health insurers in Pennsylvania are pressing for double-digit rates increases for Obamacare plan coverage starting in January"This is unpossible.Or this egregious…
  • May 25

    O'Care Hall of Shame (Part 367)

    O'Care Hall of Shame (Part 367)
    So, the McKinsey Center for U.S. Health System Reform has released the findings from its most recent survey of the last Open Enrollment (its 8th such). Those of us who've been following along at home are not surpriosed, but one suspects that…
Rank this Week: 861

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/
  • May 26

    Ten Memorial Day Weekend Safety Tips and One Heartfelt Thank You.

    Ten Memorial Day Weekend Safety Tips and One Heartfelt Thank You.
    Memorial Day is a day to remember and be grateful for those brave men and women who have died while serving our country in the military. It is also the unofficial start of summer. Beach trips, parades, lake outings, pool parties and barbecues…
  • May 17

    Dog bites: how to avoid being a statistic or a defendant in a lawsuit

    Dog bites: how to avoid being a statistic or a defendant in a lawsuit
    This is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, so it is a great time to give you some advice on how not to be a dog bite statistic and how to avoid being sued if you, like us, are a dog owner. First, let’s look at the numbers of this very…
  • May 10

    Ten Tips To Help Avoid Pedestrian Accident

    Ten Tips To Help Avoid Pedestrian Accident
    According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security statistics, there were 1,579 pedestrian accidents last year. But, there were actually many more because the State’s statistics do not include pedestrian accidents…
Rank this Week: 1658

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: 1867

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • May 26

    Rib time!

    Rib time!
    Cooking ribs is a constant work in progress for me.  Add this, remove that, more time / less heat, higher heat / less time, foil time, type of wood for smoke, new rubs, types of sugar, etc.  There are so many variables in cooking…
  • May 25

    Can I have a pit bull where in live in Mississippi?

    Can I have a pit bull where in live in Mississippi?
    Yes, I realize that after yesterday’s Dog Bite Laws in Mississippi post, this is the second post in two days about dogs.  I had this information from previous dog bite cases our firm has handled and intended to update it for last…
  • May 24

    Dog Bite Laws in Mississippi

    Dog Bite Laws in Mississippi
    According to The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year, over 800,000 of those bites require medical attention and roughly half of the dog bites that require medical attention…
Rank this Week: 1482

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • May 26

    Matching Damaged Property of Residential Losse

    Matching Damaged Property of Residential Losse
    Rutgers Law Professor Jay Feinman was commissioned by United Policyholders to write a report on the issue of "matching" following property losses to residential structures. He summarized the issue of matching as following: Disputes can arise…
  • May 25

    Hail Storms, Wear and Tear, and Inadequate Maintenance

    Hail Storms, Wear and Tear, and Inadequate Maintenance
    Hailstorms are wreaking havoc as noted in Brandee Bower's post yesterday, Greetings From Hail Alley. After contacting their insurance companies, some policyholders unfortunately find their insurance companies deny the claims based on…
  • May 24

    Greetings from Hail Alley!

    Greetings from Hail Alley!
    On May 10, 2016 there was a severe thunderstorm near Colorado Springs, Colorado. The below photograph depicts hail streaks (hail falling to the ground) and is a stunning image that captures the destructive nature of these…
Rank this Week: 830

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/
  • May 26

    ERISA And Time Limitations For Appeal

    ERISA And Time Limitations For Appeal
    ERISA lawyers can tell you that the rules with ERISA claims are pretty tough. This is illustrated by a Dallas Division opinion issued in March 2016. The style of the case is, Sharon Smith v. The Boeing Company. Sharon sued...
  • May 24

    Insurance Agent Responsibility

    Insurance Agent Responsibility
    As any insurance lawyer working in Grand Prairie can tell you, the insurance can be held liable for improper action or inaction. This is illustrated in the 1998, Texas Supreme Court case styled, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v. Garrison…
  • May 22

    Use Of An Automobile

    Use Of An Automobile
    Dallas insurance lawyers understand that a key to being able to help a client is understanding how courts interpret insurance policies. A 14th Court of Appeals opinion gives some insight. The style of the case is, Farmers Insurance Exchange…
Rank this Week: 151

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: 237

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • May 25

    Divided Loyalties? Defense Counsel in M&A Litigation

    Divided Loyalties? Defense Counsel in M&A Litigation
    What is the role of defense counsel in deal litigation? What impact does the involvement of “top” deal litigation firms have on lawsuit outcomes? And what will the impact on deal litigation be from the advent of forum selection…
  • May 24

    Under Morrison, U.S. Securities Laws Don’t Apply to Toshiba’s Unsponsored ADRs Purchased OTC in the U.S.

    Under Morrison, U.S. Securities Laws Don’t Apply to Toshiba’s Unsponsored ADRs Purchased OTC in the U.S.
    It has been nearly six years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 2010 decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank, in which the Court restricted the ability of shareholders of non-U.S. companies who purchased their shares…
  • May 23

    Two Cities in Canada

    Two Cities in Canada
    The D&O Diary was on assignment in Canada last week for meetings and to attend a PLUS Canadian Chapter event in Montréal. It was a short sunlit visit to our Northern neighbor, but it was just long enough for a bit of foreign…
Rank this Week: 944

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/
  • May 25

    The Death of Subjective Deliberate Indifference

    The Death of Subjective Deliberate Indifference
    In civil rights cases plaintiff typically uses statute called section 1983. This statute which allows for the plaintiff to file suit for violations of their constitutional rights. The statute gives a person the right to file suit against a…
  • Mar 7

    Public Duty Rule is Abolished in Illinoi

    Public Duty Rule is Abolished in Illinoi
    The Supreme Court eliminated the public duty rule in the case of Coleman vs East Joliet Fire Protection District. The common-law public duty rule provided that governmental entities, such as fire and police entities, were immune from…
  • Feb 14

    My Predictions on Public Employee (State Jobs) and Union

    My Predictions on Public Employee (State Jobs) and Union
      An old case, Abood, holds that unions can require nonunion members to pay their fair share of union dues because they benefit from the union negotiating for them. Abood said this applies to public sector jobs like state jobs. …
Rank this Week: 3397

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

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

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
  • May 25

    Extra-territorial application of NCA to offshore credit agreement

    Extra-territorial application of NCA to offshore credit agreement
    A settlement agreement concluded outside South Africa between a foreign company and a person resident in the United Kingdom that was concluded completely outside the South African credit market and has no bearing on accessibility to credit by…
  • May 23

    Bank held liable for the fraudulent conduct of a former director of its customer

    Bank held liable for the fraudulent conduct of a former director of its customer
    A bank needs to ensure that a company has authorised its director to allow the company’s bank account to be debited each month, if the payments settle the director’s personal obligations. This much is clear from the recent SCA…
  • May 21

    Higher degree of care required when dealing with children

    Higher degree of care required when dealing with children
    A higher degree of care is required when dealing with children. Teachers owe young children in their care a legal duty to act positively to prevent physical harm being sustained by them through misadventure. The appellant Pro Tempo…
Rank this Week: 1124

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • May 25

    The Cost/Benefit Analysis of Self-Funding Employee Health Benefit

    The Cost/Benefit Analysis of Self-Funding Employee Health Benefit
    I enjoyed this article from CFO on whether smaller employers should switch over to self-funded health plans, to take advantage of potential cost savings in comparison to insured plans, and to obtain comparatively favorable treatment under the…
  • May 23

    Excessive Fee Litigation Against Small Plans - Damberg v. LaMettry's Collision

    Excessive Fee Litigation Against Small Plans - Damberg v. LaMettry's Collision
    My partner, Marcia Wagner, is quoted in this article about a somewhat stunning development, the filing of a class action excessive fee case against a relatively small plan, with around $9 million in assets. I have been asked for some time, by…
  • May 12

    The Centre Barely Holds: ERISA Preemption After Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

    The Centre Barely Holds: ERISA Preemption After Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
    When I was a very young lawyer practicing policyholder-side insurance coverage law, prominent coverage lawyer Jerry Oshinsky, still relatively fresh off inventing the triple-trigger, described to me the concept of “partial equitable…
Rank this Week: 2740

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/
  • May 25

    Personal Articles Policy- Protecting Jewelry, Artwork and more

    Personal Articles Policy- Protecting Jewelry, Artwork and more
    Most standard homeowner’s policies provide coverage for damage to personal property. Personal property includes such things as clothing, furniture, artwork, jewelry, furs, firearms and electronic devices. However, this coverage is…
  • Apr 19

    What is animal liability coverage and why you should add it to your Homeowner’s Policy

    What is animal liability coverage and why you should add it to your Homeowner’s Policy
    Back in November I wrote a blog post called “Insurance coverage for dog bites?” It discussed dog bite claims and the difficulty in getting the homeowner’s insurer for a dog owner to pay the claim. This difficulty arises from…
  • Feb 2

    Homeowner’s Insurance and Mold Coverage

    Homeowner’s Insurance and Mold Coverage
    Mold exists everywhere in Florida. Our state is a veritable paradise for mold, with its high levels of humidity, abundant food sources and temperate climate. Many homeowners become quite concerned when mold is found in their home.…
Rank this Week: 4628

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1043

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: 1140

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3603

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/
  • May 23

    Study Shows Increase in Long Term Disability Claim Denial

    Study Shows Increase in Long Term Disability Claim Denial
    The most recent study conducted by the Council for Disability Awareness shows that long term disability claim approvals have declined in recent years: In addition, 50% of the companies surveyed reported increased claim termination rates. The…
  • May 16

    Long Term Disability by Gender, Age and Occupation

    Long Term Disability by Gender, Age and Occupation
    In previous posts, we have reviewed data collected by the Council for Disability Awareness related to long term disability claims.[1]  In the next few posts, we are going to look at the most recent study conducted by the Council for…
  • May 9

    Case Study: Interpreting Policy Language – Part 2

    Case Study: Interpreting Policy Language – Part 2
    In Part 1 of this post, we started to look at the recent case Leonor v. Provident Life and Accident Company[1].  The key issue in this case was whether the policy language “the important duties” meant “all the important…
Rank this Week: 1119

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: 1372

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

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

    SSDI Benefits and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    SSDI Benefits and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is designed to provide monthly benefits to Americans who have worked for enough years and paid enough taxes to have paid into the system and then become disabled so they can no longer…
  • May 20

    A Look at the Future of SSDI and SSI

    A Look at the Future of SSDI and SSI
    A recent news feature from the Brookings Institute discusses the future of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) fund.  The Brookings Institute is a non-profit think tank that has policy making experts to research issues and…
  • May 17

    A Case to Fix Social Security Disability Now

    A Case to Fix Social Security Disability Now
    For much of last year, we have been hearing about how the Social Security disability fund would run out of money by late in 2016.  This budget shortfall would result in a roughly 19 percent cut across the board in paid benefits. In other…
Rank this Week: 2350

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
  • May 23

    Treatment Considerations for Maine’s Indigent Claimants Suffering from a Mental Health Disability

    Treatment Considerations for Maine’s Indigent Claimants Suffering from a Mental Health Disability
    Many of Maine’s disabled are suffering from severe mental health problems that impact their ability not only to work but also to seek out the types of treatment they need so as to appropriately treat their mental health illness.…
  • May 14

    The Vocational Analysis Administrative Law Judges Undertake at Hearing

    The Vocational Analysis Administrative Law Judges Undertake at Hearing
    There is a common misconception among many Social Security disability claimants that disability benefits are payable if they remain unable to perform the work that they’ve undertaken for years.  We hear this from skilled…
  • Apr 3

    5 Common Mistakes seen from Maine Social Security Disability Applicant

    5 Common Mistakes seen from Maine Social Security Disability Applicant
    The Social Security disability process involves a complex set of rules and regulations that are not commonly understood.  Here are some of the most commonly seen mistakes we see from those who have been denied Social Security Disability…
Rank this Week: 1608

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
  • May 23

    Death of Orion—OIC’s Amending Scheme Leaves the Insurer “Mostly” Dead

    Death of Orion—OIC’s Amending Scheme Leaves the Insurer “Mostly” Dead
    In The Odyssey, Homer describes Orion as a giant hunter armed with bronze club. As the legend goes, Orion was killed—either by the sting of a great scorpion or by the bow of Artemis—and was placed among the stars, creating the…
  • May 17

    A “Suit” by Any Other Name: Ninth Circuit Rules CERCLA 104(e) Letter Triggers Duty to Defend

    A “Suit” by Any Other Name: Ninth Circuit Rules CERCLA 104(e) Letter Triggers Duty to Defend
    Recently, we wrote about the breadth of the “duty to defend,” and its importance to policyholders.  As if on cue, late last week the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed in Ash Grove Cement Company v. Liberty Mutual…
  • May 9

    Don’t Allow Terrorism Exclusions to Swallow Up Essential Coverage

    Don’t Allow Terrorism Exclusions to Swallow Up Essential Coverage
    The recent bombings at the Brussels Airport and Maalbeek metro station are another sobering reminder of how much vigilance is needed to protect against these kinds of public health and safety from attacks. They show once again that…
Rank this Week: 1723

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: 2674

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Joshua Haffner.

http://www.losangelesinsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1666

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3567

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/
  • May 19

    Final Rule Regarding Expansion of the Functionality of the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal

    Final Rule Regarding Expansion of the Functionality of the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal
    On May 17, 2016, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule, specifying the timeline and process for expansion of the current Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal. The Final Rule, entitled Medicare…
  • May 13

    Purdue Pharma Should Have to Supplement MSA

    Purdue Pharma Should Have to Supplement MSA
    On May 11, 2016, Circuit Judge Steven Coms in Pike County, Kentucky, ruled to unseal records related to a 2007 suit brought by the State’s Attorney General against OxyContin manufacturer Perdue Pharma. The suit was settled in December…
  • May 11

    Humana Stretches Boundaries of MSP Private Cause of Action Again

    Humana Stretches Boundaries of MSP Private Cause of Action Again
    In the Fourth Circuit, Humana is currently pursuing reimbursement from the attorneys representing a passenger in a motor vehicle action under the persons in receipt of settlement funds provision of the MSP in yet another attempt to get the…
Rank this Week: 64

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

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

    New edition of Coverage opinion

    New edition of Coverage opinion
    There is a new edition of the on line newsletter, Coverage Opinions. There is a case on the “Designated Premises Endorsement” a case claiming bad faith as a result of withdrawing the defense on the eve of trial; the duty to defend…
  • May 10

    Policyholder knew defense was undertaken under reservation of rights, 8th Cir

    Policyholder knew defense was undertaken under reservation of rights, 8th Cir
    In National Surety Corporation v. Dustex Corporation, the issue was whether the insurance company properly reserved its rights to deny coverage to its policyholder /  insured, Dustex. The insurance company had reserved its rights as to…
  • Apr 29

    Admitting liability was violation of cooperation clause — 8th Circuit, Minnesota

    Admitting liability was violation of cooperation clause — 8th Circuit, Minnesota
    In American Family Mutual Ins. v. Donaldson, American Family insured Todd Patton with an auto policy and an umbrella policy.  Todd’s son Jacob was driving the family car when he was in an accident which hurt his passenger,…
Rank this Week: 3447

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/
  • May 17

    Update: Investment Firms & Cyber Crime

    Update: Investment Firms & Cyber Crime
    Investment related firms should purchase Cyber Risk Insurance including coverage for loss of money and including social engineering fraud, and practice good risk management.
  • May 10

    Investment Firms & Cyber Risk Exposure

    Investment Firms & Cyber Risk Exposure
    Investment firms such as Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) and Broker Dealers (BDs) need compliance and risk management measures to include Cyber Risk exposures and a comprehensive Cyber Risk Insurance policy.
  • May 3

    Surplus Lines Market – Valuable

    Surplus Lines Market – Valuable
    The Surplus Lines insurance market provides an alternative for unusual or higher risk insurance unavailable to purchasers from the standard market.
Rank this Week: 2428

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • May 16

    Spokeo v. Robins Supreme Court Opinion: What Is Concrete Harm?

    Spokeo v. Robins Supreme Court Opinion: What Is Concrete Harm?
    Today the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, addressing whether the plaintiff had standing to sue in a putative class action brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Like some…
  • Mar 22

    Tyson Foods Supreme Court Opinion Addresses Statistical Evidence in Class Action

    Tyson Foods Supreme Court Opinion Addresses Statistical Evidence in Class Action
    Today, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo, addressing the use of statistical evidence in class actions. The plaintiffs’ bar will undoubtedly claim the decision as a victory because class certification was…
  • Mar 11

    Property Insurance Diminution in Value Class Action: Georgia Federal Court Certifies Cla

    Property Insurance Diminution in Value Class Action: Georgia Federal Court Certifies Cla
    One of the issues I’ve been covering on this blog is a series of putative class actions in Georgia arising out of a Georgia Supreme Court decision in 2012, which held that diminution in value of real property is potentially covered…
Rank this Week: 2905

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
Rank this Week: 1382

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/
  • May 12

    House v. Burwell: Insurer Cost-Sharing Subsidies Unauthorized

    House v. Burwell: Insurer Cost-Sharing Subsidies Unauthorized
    A U.S. District Judge has ruled that HHS unlawfully has spent billions of dollars to reimburse insurers for cost-sharing reductions granted to individuals who bought health insurance through an ACA Exchange such as Healthcare.gov. U.S. House…
  • May 5

    Updated HSA limit

    Updated HSA limit
    This week, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2016-28, which updated the plan limits for health savings accounts and high deductible health plans. These limits, effective for 2017 calendar years, were virtually unchanged from the 2016 limits.…
  • Apr 15

    CMS’ New Initiative Intended to Transform Primary Health Care

    CMS’ New Initiative Intended to Transform Primary Health Care
    CMS’ efforts to improve the delivery of primary health care moved into new territory this week when the agency announced a new five-year delivery model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), which CMS’ chief medical officer…
Rank this Week: 2082

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • May 6

    Is “occurrence” an ambiguous term?

    Is “occurrence” an ambiguous term?
    There’s a famous (apocryphal?) story about Cato the Elder, one of the leaders of ancient Rome.  Cato was obsessed with destroying Carthage (now Tunis), the Roman Empire’s rival. He would end every speech (and apparently most…
  • Apr 18

    Enforcing insurance coverage for “intentional” business tort

    Enforcing insurance coverage for “intentional” business tort
    The other day, I was talking with a lawyer who represented a plaintiff in litigation relating to a failed business transaction. He was lamenting the fact that, if he were to take judgment against the defendants, there wouldn’t be…
  • Mar 17

    Beware the Strict Interpretation of Notice Provisions in Claims-Made Policie

    Beware the Strict Interpretation of Notice Provisions in Claims-Made Policie
    A few years back, a major financial institution retained us to review its insurance coverage program. After checking the main items I usually look for, I asked the Risk Manager whether the heads of the organization’s various business…
Rank this Week: 2553

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: 1638

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/
  • May 2

    Miss the April 30, 2016 PPA Restatement Deadline? Use Plan B.

    Miss the April 30, 2016 PPA Restatement Deadline? Use Plan B.
    The deadline for restating a 401(k), profit sharing, or money purchase pension plan to a pre-approved Pension Protection Act document has come and gone. So what’s a fiduciary to do? It was, after all, a responsibility of the plan…
  • Apr 12

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?
    If your employer provides group health coverage, you should have received a detailed booklet, usually prepared by an insurance company that describes your coverage. The booklet is a formidable document that describes your group health…
  • Mar 28

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration
    We used to call them “rehires” back in the day: those employees who quit and were hired back. And it didn’t happen all that often. Many companies had policies not to. They’re now called “boomerang employees, and…
Rank this Week: 1675

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff
    On April 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstated plaintiffs’ action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain that arose out of the well-reported breach of payment card information. The action was previously…
  • Apr 24

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • Apr 13

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 4825

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 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 18

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim
    Don't ever assume that you Life Insurance policy will pay benefits to your beneficiaries. Why? Because so often, benefits are not paid. We know this is true because we are in the business of suing insurance companies when they fail to pay…
Rank this Week: 821

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

    Retirement Surprise

    Retirement Surprise
    April 20, 2016 – “Lynn” called me recently for help with a few structured settlement annuities I helped place on her behalf about five years ago. Our firm occasionally fields calls from former clients who are moving,…
  • Feb 29

    Indexed Annuity Surge Continue

    Indexed Annuity Surge Continue
    February 29, 2016 – According to a recent InvestmentNews article citing a LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute report, 2015 saw a 13% increase in indexed annuity purchases over the prior year to a record $54.5 billion. To put this figure…
  • Feb 18

    Structured Settlement Markets Ranked Among World’s Largest Insurer

    Structured Settlement Markets Ranked Among World’s Largest Insurer
    February 18, 2016 – It’s always nice when the structured settlement companies active in the structured settlement marketplace make the news for their superior financial size and strength. Such was the case when half of the…
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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/
  • Apr 19

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?
    A popular workers compensation insurance program offered by Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Company (Applied Underwriters) and California Insurance Company may be in trouble. On January 21, 2016,…
  • Apr 15

    Leave It to the Policyholder Professionals – Do Not Try This at Home

    Leave It to the Policyholder Professionals – Do Not Try This at Home
    Recently, I was asked to look at coverage for a case where the insurer had denied a duty to defend several years before. We concluded that the insurer should have been defending based on certain allegations in the complaint and asked it to…
  • Apr 5

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change
    and David Smith In the December post Systemic Cyber Risks And The Internet of Things, we wrote about the increasing risk of cyber attacks on infrastructure and consumer products, and related insurance issues. We noted in that post that, while…
Rank this Week: 3920

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 15

    GEORGIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS LEAD PAINT EXCLUDED BY ABSOLUTE POLLUTION EXCLUSION

    GEORGIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS LEAD PAINT EXCLUDED BY ABSOLUTE POLLUTION EXCLUSION
    Posted by Charles Carmichael The Georgia Supreme Court recently held in Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. v. Smith et al., No. S15G1177 (Ga. March 21, 2016), that lead paint unambiguously qualifies as a pollutant and that personal…
  • Apr 15

    GEORGIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS LEAD PAINT EXCLUDED BY ABSOLUTE POLLUTION EXCLUSION

    GEORGIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS LEAD PAINT EXCLUDED BY ABSOLUTE POLLUTION EXCLUSION
    Posted by Charles Carmichael The Georgia Supreme Court recently held in Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. v. Smith et al., No. S15G1177 (Ga. March 21, 2016), that lead paint unambiguously qualifies as a pollutant and that personal…
  • Oct 14

    COURT OF APPEALS REVERSES ITSELF ON LAY WITNESS OPINION OF SPEED

    COURT OF APPEALS REVERSES ITSELF ON LAY WITNESS OPINION OF SPEED
    Posted by Susan J. Levy and Layne Zhou On July 28, 2015, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed itself on the issue of whether lay testimony as to speed, based only on the experience of impact, constituted admissible evidence to defeat…
Rank this Week: 4283

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Apr 4

    Navigating Your ICBC Claim

    Navigating Your ICBC Claim
    The simplest way to explain how motor vehicle claims in B.C. are handled is to divide them into two categories: (1) accidents that you are at fault for, and (2) accidents that someone else is at fault for.  When you are injured in a…
  • Mar 4

    Don’t be Frustrated at the Driver Who stops for the Pedestrian to Cro

    Don’t be Frustrated at the Driver Who stops for the Pedestrian to Cro
    Most drivers do not know that a pedestrian has the right of way to cross at an uncontrolled intersection, whether there is a marked crosswalk or not.  In our blog post “Common Driver Mistakes:  The Unmarked Crosswalk” we…
  • Jan 16

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria
    The other night a tweet was posted: It highlighted a common problem, a “ghost crosswalk” across a busy road to a bus stop in Saanich.  It seems that being a pedestrian in Victoria comes with some less than ideal conditions.…
Rank this Week: 1387

Florida Insurance Law Blog

Florida Insurance Law Blog

Discusses insurance news, cases, class actions, and bad faith insurance claims. By Liggio Benrubi.

http://www.floridainsurancelawblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Reverse Mortgage problems… the issues are ongoing

    Reverse Mortgage problems… the issues are ongoing
    I posted about Reverse Mortgages two weeks ago. We received some excellent and helpful e-mails in response, as well as several comments here on the Legal Examiner. One of those comments suggests that our information is old and outdated.…
  • Feb 28

    Reverse Mortgages and Mortgage Servicing: What we continue to learn is disturbing

    Reverse Mortgages and Mortgage Servicing: What we continue to learn is disturbing
    Last September, I posted about reverse mortgages here. We agreed to represent our client, Mrs. Gravlin 4 days before the trial was scheduled in the foreclosure action.  She had a reverse mortgage, they were foreclosing on her (despite…
  • Feb 12

    Medical Bankruptcy

    Medical Bankruptcy
    I’ve been  meaning to comment on this timely and recent New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/06/upshot/lost-jobs-houses-savings-even-insured-often-face-crushing-medical-debt.html?_r=0 The article in turn refers to…
Rank this Week: 4207

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    Firm Sponsors Local Baseball Team

    Firm Sponsors Local Baseball Team
    Fears | Nachawati is a proud sponsor of Cedar Ridge Baseball! We wish them the best of luck with the remainder of their season. We're always happy to help and support the community!
  • Feb 25

    Mobile Home, Car Accident, Death

    Mobile Home, Car Accident, Death
     BASTROP COUNTY, TEXAS – Deborah Sue Jackson and her son, Blake Anthony Jackson, were killed when their vehicle struck a mobile home being transported by a truck. Two other children, Deborah’s 13 year old son and 6 year old…
  • Feb 24

    Wrongful Death, Nanny, Baby

    Wrongful Death, Nanny, Baby
    On January 14, 2013, Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy was babysitting a 1 year old girl, Rehma Sabir, she had watched for six months in Cambridge, a suburb of Boston. Something occurred and the baby suffered a catastrophic brain swelling…
Rank this Week: 932

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 974

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

Covers insurance law. By Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler, P.A.

http://www.businessinsuranceattorney.com/
  • Feb 20

    Baltimore Sun Op-Ed on Health Insurance Claim Denial

    Baltimore Sun Op-Ed on Health Insurance Claim Denial
    In a previous blog post, I argued that Maryland’s General Assembly should take up legislation that would penalize health insurers for denying claims in bad faith. Yesterday The Baltimore Sun published a version of this…
  • Feb 3

    Maryland Should Pass a Lack-of-Good-Faith Statute for Health Insurance

    Maryland Should Pass a Lack-of-Good-Faith Statute for Health Insurance
    The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) has placed health insurers under substantial financial pressure. This pressure appears to be resulting in an increasing number of healthcare claim denials. Unfortunately, the increase, if it…
  • Jan 20

    BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland Reverses Denial of $160K Health Insurance Claim

    BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland Reverses Denial of $160K Health Insurance Claim
    While our politicians debate the merits of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “Obamacare”), insurers continue to deny health insurance claims by the thousands every year. These denials often saddle consumers with outsized medical…
Rank this Week: 1657

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 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”),…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4963

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • Feb 12

    Crime stats and map - Fairfax County, Virginia

    Crime stats and map - Fairfax County, Virginia
    Here is a link to a crime mapping website, that will give you the date, location, and type of crimes reported in Fairfax County for any date range. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/policeevent... Makes me wonder if any other jurisdictions around…
  • Nov 20

    A handy unofficial website that does a…

    A handy unofficial website that does a statewide search of all Virginia circuit courts BUT FFX and Alexandria. http://vacircuitcourtsearch.com/
  • Jul 26

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA
    A headline in the Christian Science Monitor caught my eye the other day: "Are you an independent contractor? Probably not, Labor Department says." The article goes on to discuss a new Department of Labor ruling concerning the…
Rank this Week: 3177

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law…

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law Blog

Covers ERISA and Disability benefits litigation. By the Wood Law Firm.

http://www.erisaontheweb.com/
  • Feb 9

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  • Jun 5

    Court Awards Substantial Attorney's Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case

    Court Awards Substantial Attorney's Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case
    In this ERISA disability case, the federal district court in Chicago awarded attorney’s fees of $109,312.75 to the successful plaintiff, Holmstrom.  The case started after MetLife decided to terminate her claim for long-term disability…
  • Apr 8

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee
    Steven Alfano won his ERISA claim for long-term disability benefits against CIGNA. The district court had previously ruled that there was “no sound basis in the record to support CIGNA’s finding that plaintiff’s back condition … had…
Rank this Week: 947