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InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Life Partners back in the new

    Life Partners back in the new
    We first started blogging on this monumentally bad idea in 2010:"So who really loses here?  [I]t would have to be the poor saps who bought into this idea, and forked over $50,000 (minimum!) to do so."In 2012, we noted that "Life Partners…
  • May 21

    Health Wonk Review at Julie's Place

    Health Wonk Review at Julie's Place
    HWR co-ordinator Julie Ferguson steps up to host this week's 'Review (your scheduled host, moi, is dealing with end-of-life issues with the canine member of our family).Please drop by for some great insights.Original content copyright ©…
  • May 21

    Unalienable Insurance?

    Unalienable Insurance?
    Via co-blogger Bob:Original content copyright © InsureBlog
Rank this Week: 290

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

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

    Medicare Fraud: Home Health Care Scam

    Medicare Fraud: Home Health Care Scam
    According to ABC News, the rate of Medicare fraud is on the rise. One of the areas in which Medicare fraud is growing is home health care fraud. It’s important to be aware of this type of fraud, as it makes up a significant portion of…
  • May 21

    Suing over Hot Coffee: What’s Really at Stake?

    Suing over Hot Coffee: What’s Really at Stake?
    Over the last few decades, the media has reported on a variety of lawsuits that it deems frivolous. These so-called frivolous lawsuits are often portrayed as being brought by plaintiffs who are just looking to make a quick buck. Few articles…
  • May 19

    Positive Train Control: “Without it, Everybody on a Train is One Human Error Away from an Accident”

    Positive Train Control: “Without it, Everybody on a Train is One Human Error Away from an Accident”
    Speeding is a factor in countless accidents every single day, leaving behind serious injuries and grieving families.  As we have all been reminded in the past week, the danger of speeding isn’t confined to cars.  The thoughts…
Rank this Week: 2061

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

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

http://www.insurerereport.com/
  • May 22

    Illinois Appellate Court Finds No Duty to Defend Copyright Infringement Suit

    Illinois Appellate Court Finds No Duty to Defend Copyright Infringement Suit
    In Erie Insurance Exchange v. Compeve Corp., 2015 IL App (1st) 142508, the Illinois Appellate Court held that Erie Insurance Exchange had no duty to defend Compeve Corporation and Slava Packovskis in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by…
  • May 21

    Anti-Concurrent-Causes Clause Bars Coverage When One Cause is Excluded

    Anti-Concurrent-Causes Clause Bars Coverage When One Cause is Excluded
    In JAW The Pointe, L.L.C., v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2015 WL 1870054 (Tex. April 24, 2015), the Texas Supreme Court found an insurer did not violate the Texas Insurance Code and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by denying …
  • May 20

    Indiana Supreme Court Finds Insured Afforded Coverage For “Professional Services”

    Indiana Supreme Court Finds Insured Afforded Coverage For “Professional Services”
    In Wellpoint, Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA, No. 49S05-1404-PL-244 (Ind. Apr. 22, 2015) the Indiana Supreme Court reversed the trial court and granted summary judgment for Anthem, Inc.against numerous…
Rank this Week: 3078

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
  • May 21

    Lost income — which insurer is primary? 8th Circuit, Minnesota

    Lost income — which insurer is primary? 8th Circuit, Minnesota
    In Zup’s of Babbitt-Aurora, Inc. v. West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., the issue was which insurer was responsible for the insured’s lost income following a fire which destroyed its store and adjacent shopping mall.  Zup’s…
  • May 18

    Storm damage and insurance claim

    Storm damage and insurance claim
    We have added some information on making storm damage insurance claims.  We hope you will find it helpful.… Continue Reading
  • May 12

    No subrogation by contractor for faulty workmanship claims 8th Cir. (Iowa)

    No subrogation by contractor for faulty workmanship claims 8th Cir. (Iowa)
    In The Weitz Company v. Lexington Insurance Company, Weitz was a party to a construction contract with Hyatt. Hyatt claimed that faulty workmanship caused damage to the completed buildings. Hyatt made a claim on its insurers, but they paid…
Rank this Week: 3083

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 21

    How Do I Win My Accident Case At Trial?

    How Do I Win My Accident Case At Trial?
    Not surprisingly, every accident victim whose case goes to trial wants to know the answer to this question. Of course, victory at trial depends upon a number of factors including the facts of your case, your lawyer, the opposing lawyer, the…
  • May 18

    Preventing Wrong-Way Accident

    Preventing Wrong-Way Accident
    Wrong-way accidents are just as the name implies: an accident caused by another driver going the wrong way on a street, highway or interstate. Wrong-way accidents are not terribly common but when they occur they typically involve a fatality…
  • May 14

    Irresponsible Pet Owners Really Get My Goat!

    Irresponsible Pet Owners Really Get My Goat!
    Last week, my wife and daughter were driving home from school when they noticed a goat in the road.  Fearful the goat was going to get run over or cause an accident on the narrow little road, my wife decided to try and find its…
Rank this Week: 3926

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 21

    MSP vs PIP – Part 2

    MSP vs PIP – Part 2
    In April we saw our first MSP case involving a PIP carrier denying reimbursement responsibilities for medical benefits related to a covered auto accident that were paid by Medicare. [MSP RECOVERY, LLC v. PROGRESSIVE SELECT INSURANCE CO., 2015…
  • May 11

    CMS Webinar: Appeal Rights for Applicable Plan

    CMS Webinar: Appeal Rights for Applicable Plan
    On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, CMS presented a webinar on the Appeal Rights for Applicable Plans. The final rule establishing a formal appeals process for applicable plans in situations where Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery is sought directly…
  • Apr 24

    FORMAL APPEAL RIGHTS FOR CONDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE PLANS

    FORMAL APPEAL RIGHTS FOR CONDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE PLANS
    For Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) recovery demand letters issued on or after April 28, 2015 to liability insurance (including self-insurance), no-fault insurance, or a workers’ compensation entity as the debtor, these entities will now…
Rank this Week: 420

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 21

    Life Insurance And Interpleader

    Life Insurance And Interpleader
    Dallas life insurance attorneys will encounter situations where the funds to be recovered from a life insurance policy are "inter-plead" into a court. A Texas Supreme Court opinion issued in 2007, is a must read for lawyers handling…
  • May 19

    Coverages In Disability Policie

    Coverages In Disability Policie
    Arlington insurance attorneys who handle disability policy claims would want to read this 1978, Beaumont Court of Appeals case. It is styled, Lone Star Life Insurance Company v. Griffin. Griffin testified that as he was returning to his home…
  • May 17

    Policy Definition Of Total Disability

    Policy Definition Of Total Disability
    Arlington lawyers handling insurance disability claims need to know all the places to look to find law helpful to their client. This includes not only the Texas Insurance Code, but also the Texas Administrative Code. But first, a case…
Rank this Week: 653

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

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

    Is There a Viable Cause of Action for Reverse Bad Faith Against an Insured?

    Is There a Viable Cause of Action for Reverse Bad Faith Against an Insured?
    In a recent case from Kentucky, the insured suffered a fire loss at her home.1 Although no one was home at the time of the fire, investigators found that the fire was intentionally set. The insured made an insurance claim for $866,000 of…
  • May 19

    Bad Faith and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

    Bad Faith and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
    A little over seven months have passed since the Supreme Court of Florida heard oral arguments from the attorneys for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation and Perdido Condominium Association. For those readers who are not familiar with…
  • May 18

    Insurers Prohibited from Excluding Coverage for Fracking Under Earthquake Endorsement

    Insurers Prohibited from Excluding Coverage for Fracking Under Earthquake Endorsement
    Last month, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department (“PID”) issued a notice to all insurance carriers writing homeowners insurance policies in Pennsylvania prohibiting them from denying coverage under the earthquake endorsements of…
Rank this Week: 244

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/
  • May 20

    SEC Charges California Firm With Lying About Life Settlement

    SEC Charges California Firm With Lying About Life Settlement
    The Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a California retirement planning firm with falsely telling investors that interests in life settlements the company sold were “guaranteed” and “federally…
  • May 19

    Ban Litigation Funding of Divorce Lawsuits, Says Law Review Article’s Author

    Ban Litigation Funding of Divorce Lawsuits, Says Law Review Article’s Author
    The May 2015 issue of the Michigan Law Review includes a note entitled “Eliminating Financiers From the Equation: A Call For Court-Mandated Fee Shifting in Divorces” by Bibeane Metsch-Garcia, which calls for a prohibition against…
  • May 15

    Report: Life Partners Decision Breathes New Life into Securities Lawsuit

    Report: Life Partners Decision Breathes New Life into Securities Lawsuit
    The Texas Supreme Court decision in Life Partners, Inc. v. Arnold No. 14-0122, 2015 Tex. LEXIS 440 (Tex. May 8, 2015) – described here, here and here – has also received some media attention. In the decision, the highest…
Rank this Week: 445

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 20

    Guest Post: Courts Uphold California Privacy Claims Despite Vague Allegations: Opening The Litigation Floodgates?

    Guest Post: Courts Uphold California Privacy Claims Despite Vague Allegations: Opening The Litigation Floodgates?
    Among the many concerns that arise whenever unauthorized appropriation or use of consumer data occurs is the possible violation of the consumers’ privacy that the access may represent. In numerous cases, aggrieved parties have tried to…
  • May 19

    The Anti-Corruption Enforcement Problem

    The Anti-Corruption Enforcement Problem
    For many years, the U.S. was the only country actively seeking to use its laws to fight corruption. However, more recently, a number of other countries have enacted their own anti-bribery laws while other countries have become more active in…
  • May 18

    D&O Insurance: The Major Shareholder Exclusion

    D&O Insurance: The Major Shareholder Exclusion
    An exclusion sometimes found in D&O insurance policies precludes coverage for claims made by shareholders who have a specified percentage of ownership in the insured company. This type of exclusion is called a Major Shareholder Exclusion…
Rank this Week: 260

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    May is Lupus Awareness Month

    May is Lupus Awareness Month
    Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus,…
  • May 18

    Kantor & Kantor Awarded 2014 Best of Business Award

    Kantor & Kantor Awarded 2014 Best of Business Award
    Congratulations to Kantor and Kantor LLP who won the Small Business Community Association 2015 Best of Business Award for the Small Business category. We are honored to have our work recognized in this way. Our attorneys and support staff…
  • May 11

    ERISA: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

    ERISA: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?
    Every day we are asked similar questions by our clients and prospective clients. They typically revolve around such themes as "how can my insurance company blatantly refuse to pay?" "Why is it that I have to engage a lawyer to fight for my…
Rank this Week: 1359

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

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

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

    What’s that smell? You’re in luck, it may be covered!

    What’s that smell? You’re in luck, it may be covered!
    In a recent decision issued by the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, losses caused by a persistent odor can be considered a “physical loss” and thus covered under a homeowner’s insurance policy if the smell distinctly and…
  • May 8

    Consent-to-settle clauses still require insurer’s approval before settling

    Consent-to-settle clauses still require insurer’s approval before settling
    A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Georgia is an important reminder to businesses and individuals whose policy contains a “consent-to-settle” clause – make sure you have the insurer’s approval before proceeding…
  • May 5

    Baltimore businesses: Did you have the insurance coverage you needed following the Freddie Gray unrest?

    Baltimore businesses: Did you have the insurance coverage you needed following the Freddie Gray unrest?
    With the curfew in Baltimore now lifted, and the riots behind us, many local small businesses should now be filing insurance claims to rebuild what they have lost. Some businesses will file claims for theft as the result of looting. Others…
Rank this Week: 3928

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: 3805

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • May 20

    Compensation for Sports Injuries in Canada

    Compensation for Sports Injuries in Canada
    Hockey has long been Canada’s national sport and players at the top of their game take to the ice with the intent to win games, often aggressively playing leading to bitter scuffles and hard slams, which, despite the ample protection,…
  • May 19

    Legal Stretch: Bringing Yoga to Vic West Park for a Good Cause

    Legal Stretch: Bringing Yoga to Vic West Park for a Good Cause
    Helena Mitchell is part of the Lambert and Williams team working as a legal assistant with our lawyers – at work she brings a can-do attitude, an attention to detail, and a commitment to client satisfaction.  She is a talented…
  • May 15

    Unfair Wills in British Columbia, What are the remedies?

    Unfair Wills in British Columbia, What are the remedies?
    In British Columbia, the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) regulates estate distribution and planning. Among other things, WESA allows a court to examine a Will and to change the provisions of the Will to benefit certain…
Rank this Week: 4153

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 19

    Senator Rand Paul Asks for Help on Social Security Disability Budget Issue

    Senator Rand Paul Asks for Help on Social Security Disability Budget Issue
    With GOP presidential candidates trying to get ahead in the polls and eventually attain the party's nomination, many are trying to shape themselves as fiscal hawks, to use the term favored by many cable news pundits. One of the main ways to…
  • May 16

    Online Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Appeal

    Online Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Appeal
    In our computer age, we can do more and more things online and with our smartphones. Whether it is paying for Red Sox tickets and using our phone to scan in at the stadium, or making dinner reservations, the Internet and mobile technology…
  • May 14

    Why is the Social Security Disability Program Under Attack?

    Why is the Social Security Disability Program Under Attack?
    As we get closer to the upcoming presidential election, it is likely we will continue to hear more about the upcoming budget crisis facing the Social Security Disability Fund. The problem is quite simple. The Social Security Administration…
Rank this Week: 3823

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • May 19

    Initial Thoughts on the Supreme Court's Opinion in Tibble v. Edison

    Initial Thoughts on the Supreme Court's Opinion in Tibble v. Edison
    So what does it mean if you are an ERISA litigator who writes a blog and you are too busy litigating to write a post on Tibble v. Edison (even though you have published a widely read article on the case) right after the Supreme Court issues…
  • May 4

    Will Church Plan Litigation Lead to an Attack on Governmental Plan Exemptions?

    Will Church Plan Litigation Lead to an Attack on Governmental Plan Exemptions?
    Dismayed at the attention her father was receiving from her teenage friends over dinner in a Chinese restaurant, Sally Draper remarked to the table that her father’s joke about stray cats and slow restaurant service was one he had been…
  • Apr 30

    Should Company Officers Run Retirement and Other Benefit Plans?

    Should Company Officers Run Retirement and Other Benefit Plans?
    This is great – I loved the idea of this Bloomberg BNA webinar the minute it popped up in my in-box, just from the title: “Just Say No: Why Directors Should Avoid Duties That Will Subject Them to ERISA.” I have written…
Rank this Week: 1537

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/
  • May 19

    Policyholders Should Resist Insurer Demands to Allocate Settlement

    Policyholders Should Resist Insurer Demands to Allocate Settlement
    Policyholders seeking insurance funds to settle a case often face an insurer’s demand that some amount should be allocated to uncovered claims or parties. The issue arises often under directors and officers liability (D&O) policies,…
  • Apr 30

    California’s “Independent” Cumis Counsel Regime Faces A Novel Challenge

    California’s “Independent” Cumis Counsel Regime Faces A Novel Challenge
    On May 5, the California Supreme Court will hear argument in a case that has the potential to profoundly change the relationship between the insurer, its insured and the insured’s independent defense counsel under Civil Code section 2860.…
  • Apr 15

    Don’t Be the Scapegoat for a Failed Investment or Business Strategy

    Don’t Be the Scapegoat for a Failed Investment or Business Strategy
    I will be speaking tomorrow at BASF (301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco) about insurance coverage issues arising out of legal malpractice claims. The presentation is “Don’t Be the Scapegoat for a Failed Investment or Business…
Rank this Week: 2950

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 18

    Who is responsible for service provider mistakes?

    Who is responsible for service provider mistakes?
    It took nine years in the case of Butler v. United Healthcare of Tennessee to determine who was responsible for a denied group health benefit claim. The patient, covered by her husband’s ERISA health benefit plan, sought treatment for…
  • May 11

    What We Can Learn From Australia’s Superannuation

    What We Can Learn From Australia’s Superannuation
    Superannuation is what Australia calls its retirement system, and they are doing something right. According to the 2014 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (8o-page report if downloaded), an annual study that ranks national retirement…
  • Apr 10

    Hey! What’s My Number? How To Improve The Odds You Will Retire In Comfort (Book Review)

    Hey! What’s My Number? How To Improve The Odds You Will Retire In Comfort (Book Review)
    Let’s say, for example, you’re concerned about not having enough money saved for retirement. You’re certainly not alone based on the myriad number of polls, surveys, and studies that have been in the news. So where do you…
Rank this Week: 1692

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 18

    Disability Insurer Profiles: Great-West

    Disability Insurer Profiles: Great-West
    Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company (“Great-West”) is the final disability insurance provider we will look at in our series profiling insurance companies that specifically market to physicians and dentists. See our…
  • May 11

    Disability Insurer Profiles: Standard

    Disability Insurer Profiles: Standard
    Standard is another disability insurer we will look at that specifically markets its policies to physicians and dentists. See our profiles of MassMutual, MetLife, Northwestern Mutual, Guardian, and Hartford. StanCorp Financial Group…
  • May 4

    Disability Insurer Profiles: Hartford

    Disability Insurer Profiles: Hartford
    Hartford is the next disability insurer we will look at that specifically markets its policies to physicians and dentists. See our profiles of MassMutual, MetLife, Northwestern Mutual, and Guardian. The Hartford Financial…
Rank this Week: 3819

First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
  • May 17

    To Hail and Back: The Four Problems with Hail Claims and the Six Tools You Need to Solve Them

    To Hail and Back: The Four Problems with Hail Claims and the Six Tools You Need to Solve Them
    Coming to a Roof Near You As you know, the water extraction assignment of benefits (AOB) issue has had the insurance industry’s center stage for the last couple of months. As a result, we have not heard that much about another trending…
  • Apr 15

    AOBs … Nothing But the Fact

    AOBs … Nothing But the Fact
    There has been a flood of analysis of the assignment of benefits (AOB) issue lately. Throughout the debates over new AOB legislation, a lot of facts have been revealed. For those of us who are too busy to collect all these updates, we wanted…
  • Mar 31

    Listen Up First Party Property Insurance Blog Community

    Listen Up First Party Property Insurance Blog Community
    I hope you have been enjoying some of the recent posts about insurance claims litigation innovation. In response to these articles, I know that a lot of you have reached out to me, so this article is for you – the First Party Property…
Rank this Week: 3047

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 16

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?
      The following was written by my good friend Scott Godes. While Scott may be intellectually dishonest, he is an effective advocate and counselor to his policyholder clients. Thanks Scott. Court Offers Narrow Interpretation of…
  • May 15

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?
    On April 27, 2015, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari on the seminal question of whether a putative class of consumers’ allegations of statutory violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”),…
  • May 3

    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,…
Rank this Week: 2739

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/
  • May 15

    Random and contrasting thoughts on attitudes and justice

    Random and contrasting thoughts on attitudes and justice
    Not every post is about what cases we’re winning, losing, or simply struggling with.  This past week I’ve spent a good deal of time simply ruminating about two opposite but telling things I’ve read.  Let me share…
  • May 3

    Mortgage Servicer

    Mortgage Servicer
    We have been involved, for some time now, in two class action cases against a company that was formerly known as “American Home Mortgage Servicing”, they changed their name to “Homeward” (hah!), and they were…
  • Apr 24

    Do the Regulators really regulate?

    Do the Regulators really regulate?
    For many years, Florida has allowed health insurers to sell group policies within the state, that are not subject to much regulation in the state, under a statute known as the out-of-state group law, Fla. Stat. 627.6515:…
Rank this Week: 2590

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/
  • May 14

    Amtrak Train Crash in Philadelphia Kills 8, Injures Hundred

    Amtrak Train Crash in Philadelphia Kills 8, Injures Hundred
    Pictured above: A scene from the Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia   On Tuesday night, a devastating Amtrak train derailment killed eight people and injured hundreds more that were on the train that night. The train was traveling to New…
  • May 13

    Toyota and Nissan Recall 6.5 Million Vehicles Over Airbag Concern

    Toyota and Nissan Recall 6.5 Million Vehicles Over Airbag Concern
      Pictured above: Workers at a Toyota factory in Japan.  Today, Toyota and Nissan recalled an additional 6.5 million vehicles to the 25 million that have been deemed to have potentially faulty airbags. So far, six people have died…
  • May 11

    Semi Tractor-Trailer Crashes Into and Kills Tow Truck Driver in Hudson, Ohio

    Semi Tractor-Trailer Crashes Into and Kills Tow Truck Driver in Hudson, Ohio
    Pictured above: The tractor-trailer involved in the accident  Earlier this morning, an accident involving a semi tractor-trailer occurred on the Ohio Turnpike near the mile marker 182. A tow truck driver was loading a disabled car onto…
Rank this Week: 255

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 12

    Employee Errors, Expectations & Cyber Risk

    Employee Errors, Expectations & Cyber Risk
    Cyber risk losses, primarily breaches, come from hackers & employee errors (or both), and both impact Cyber Risk Insurance losses. Good IT risk management is critical to protecting an organization, but one practitioner does not include…
  • Apr 16

    Fast Growing Insurance Agencie

    Fast Growing Insurance Agencie
    Fast growing insurance agencies have five common attributes according to Stuart Ganis in PropertyCasualty360 (see here). The traits are: Culture – focused on production Technology – implemented to leverage people and scale Sales…
  • Apr 7

    Tax Refund Fraud & Cyber Risk

    Tax Refund Fraud & Cyber Risk
    With tax day looming, cyber criminals have beaten the tax filing deadline by committing tax refund fraud. 2014 was a record year for breaches (see prior post), w/ breaches up 46% over 2013. And the trend continues in 2015, with Anthem,…
Rank this Week: 2404

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • May 12

    Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Claims in Florida

    Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Claims in Florida
    If your home is damaged in a fire, you are likely in shock and at a loss as to what will happen next.  The following is a look at some frequently asked questions concerning fire claims in Florida.  For individualized assistance,…
  • May 4

    The Landlord Insurance Policy: Six Important Clauses You Should Understand

    The Landlord Insurance Policy: Six Important Clauses You Should Understand
    Many people live in their homes for some time, and then elect to lease the home out.  While this can be a great way to generate extra income, it is important that new landlords understand how their insurance may be affected. …
  • May 1

    Understanding Your Hurricane Insurance Policy

    Understanding Your Hurricane Insurance Policy
    Hurricane season will soon be upon us and many residents are already nervous about this upcoming season due to the warm ocean waters and the amount of destruction that has occurred over the past decade.  If you have not yet pulled out…
Rank this Week: 2773

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • May 8

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS
    The District of Columbia government has upgraded its Legislative Information Management System ("LIMS"). As a result of the upgrades, the database covers all legislation passed by the D.C. Council from 1989 to the present, a total…
  • Aug 10

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now
    "Can cell phones cause brain cancer?" With that question, which he did not answer, Judge Weisberg of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia began a 76-page discourse on the admissibility of the testimony of eight…
  • Aug 9

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia
    I had previously written about judicial estoppel and lack of standing defenses that could arise from a plaintiff's prior bankruptcy filing. There is a recent decision in the District of Columbia in which judicial estoppel barred a plaintiff's…
Rank this Week: 4382

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: 1599

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
Rank this Week: 3536

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • May 4

    Decision granting summary judgment…

    Decision granting summary judgment dismissing insured's action was upheld on basis that insured did not meet qualifying conditions of disability policy and commenced action more than two years after becoming aware of disability. Thompson v.…
  • May 4

    Commercial general liability insurer was…

    Commercial general liability insurer was under obligation to defend insured in respect to claims relating to allegedly defective valves in HVAC units, which resulted in flooding. Versa Fittings and Manufacturing Inc. v. Berkley Insurance Co.,…
  • May 4

    Commercial general liability insurers are…

    Commercial general liability insurers are under duty to defend insured in third party claims and to share the costs on a proportionate basis. UPS Supply Chain Solutions Inc. v. Airon HVAC Service Ltd., [2015] O.J. No. 1360, March 18, 2015,…
Rank this Week: 1717

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: 217

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • May 4

    Rule 23 Subcommittee’s Proposed Amendment

    Rule 23 Subcommittee’s Proposed Amendment
    The Rule 23 Subcommittee of the federal Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules recently issued a report with proposed amendments to Rule 23. These are at an early stage and far from final recommendations. Here are some brief…
  • May 1

    Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins: Supreme Court to Decide Class Action Standing Issue

    Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins: Supreme Court to Decide Class Action Standing Issue
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339 (SCOTUSblog page), to decide whether a plaintiff who does not suffer any injury has Article III standing to sue for violation of a federal statute. The…
  • Apr 21

    Use of Expert Testimony at Class Certification Stage Addressed By Third Circuit

    Use of Expert Testimony at Class Certification Stage Addressed By Third Circuit
    The Third Circuit recently joined the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits in holding that, where a Daubert challenge is made to the use of expert testimony in support of class certification, the Daubert challenge must be resolved at that…
Rank this Week: 963

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

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

    Insurance Coverage for Alleged Intentional Harm

    Insurance Coverage for Alleged Intentional Harm
    I’ve sometimes commented on this blog that my first boss in the business warned me: “If you assume there’s no coverage, you won’t find any.” There are plenty of risk managers and brokers who believe that general…
  • Mar 27

    Insurance coverage for asbestos-related liabilitie

    Insurance coverage for asbestos-related liabilitie
    Every once in a while, I wonder where the last 30 years have gone, and I think about all the cases and clients that we’ve handled during that time. A lot has changed since I started practicing law. In the old days, for example, we…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4100

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Attorney Blog

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

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

    How Much Is My Workers Comp Case Worth?

    How Much Is My Workers Comp Case Worth?
    How Much Is My Workers Comp Case Worth? This is one of the most common questions asked of attorneys practicing in workers compensation, or any personal injury type of law.  For someone who has sustained a work-related injury, with…
  • Feb 20

    What to do when your Employer is uncooperative following an injury at work?

    What to do when your Employer is uncooperative following an injury at work?
    What to do when your Employer is uncooperative following an injury at work? You’ve been injured at work. Your doctor says you’re disabled from working. You need to file a claim for workers’ comp benefits, and you need…
  • Jan 12

    DIA Reviewing Board in Boston rules that returning to work against a doctor’s advice does not satisfy Section 27

    DIA Reviewing Board in Boston rules that returning to work against a doctor’s advice does not satisfy Section 27
    The Department of Industrial Accidents Reviewing Board recently held that the standards M.G.L. chapter 152, section 27 were not met, thus affirming the decision of the Administrative Judge.  Click here for a link to the case. M.G.L.…
Rank this Week: 3806

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: 4104

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 23

    The worst pro se filing ever?

    The worst pro se filing ever?
    Last week on tax day made 15 years for me in the practice of law.  In that period of time I have crossed paths with some really good people and a considerably smaller group that were anything but.  Just when I thought I had viewed…
  • Mar 9

    Law and the Outdoor

    Law and the Outdoor
    Found this little jewel while researching something else. Many men, including this writer, feel that a person who has never seen squirrels jump from limb to limb in the deep swamp on a frosty Fall morning; or has never heard a wild turkey…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2454

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/
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Damned If You Do, Maybe

    EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Damned If You Do, Maybe
    Almost two years ago, the ACA enforcement agencies jointly published a set of lengthy, detailed, final rules applying the ACA’s enhanced health status discrimination prohibition to employer-administered wellness incentives. On…
  • Apr 13

    12 ACA Compliance Boxes You Should Have Checked Already

    12 ACA Compliance Boxes You Should Have Checked Already
    For employers who have delayed ACA compliance this long, you have delayed too long. Even if things go your way this June in King v. Burwell, you’ll be unprepared for EBSA compliance audits and for IRS coverage offer reporting that is…
  • Apr 2

    Is Every State Agency and Instrumentality An Applicable Large Employer Member?

    Is Every State Agency and Instrumentality An Applicable Large Employer Member?
    Your board, commission or other state-created entity has ten employees and a budget that’s a Medicaid rounding error to four decimal places.   How could you possibly be an ACA “Applicable Large Employer”?…
Rank this Week: 3917

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 15

    Great News for Annuitie

    Great News for Annuitie
    April 15, 2015 – Yesterday was a great day for annuities! According to a report in InvestmentNews, Ken Fisher is leaving the building. You may have never heard of Ken Fisher but you’d be hard pressed to miss him if you’ve…
  • Mar 31

    Celebrating Our 263rd Anniversary

    Celebrating Our 263rd Anniversary
    April 1, 2015 – Although most of our clients have come to think of the Finn Financial Group as the people who help them meet their 21st century future financial security needs, it is with great pride that we pause today to pay tribute…
  • Mar 16

    Life Insurance Industry Forecast: Smooth Sailing Ahead

    Life Insurance Industry Forecast: Smooth Sailing Ahead
      March 16, 2015 – Demonstrating that good news often travels in threes, I’m pleased to unfurl the attached triad of recent links which point to “smooth sailing” for the life insurance industry in 2015: A.M. Best:…
Rank this Week: 4073

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/
  • Apr 15

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary
    Yesterday the Department of Labor issued a number of proposed rules related to retirement plans, conflict of interest, providing investment advice and the definition of “fiduciary.”  Since the original proposed rule was…
  • Apr 8

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”
    Earlier this week, Starbucks announced that it is expanding its tuition reimbursement program to include more employees.  One article I read actually referred to as it as a “tuition plan.”  I don’t pretend to…
  • Apr 1

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document
    It seems that everyone has a smart phone or a tablet and I can’t think of anyone I know who does not have internet access at home.  Consequently, plan sponsors ask all the time if they can just e-mail plan documents to employees to…
Rank this Week: 317

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: 1735

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/
  • Mar 27

    Fix to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Delayed

    Fix to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Delayed
    According to usatoday.com, The U.S. Senate will not act on legislation to fix the 21% pay cut under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule before it goes into effect on April 1.  Although the House passed legislation earlier this week which…
  • Mar 25

    CMS Prepares for Physician Fee Schedule Cut

    CMS Prepares for Physician Fee Schedule Cut
    As of today’s date, Congress has not yet fixed or even patched the expected 21% cut to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.  A eNews alert sent out today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services notifies physicians of the…
  • Mar 23

    Pennsylvania Senate Bill would Limit Retroactive Denial

    Pennsylvania Senate Bill would Limit Retroactive Denial
    These days, more often than not, physicians and up on the short end of the stick when it comes to new health care legislation. However, last month a bill was introduced by Senator David Argall which, if passed, would give physicians and other…
Rank this Week: 2560

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
  • Mar 26

    Ime cut off succeed

    Ime cut off succeed
    V.S. Care Acupuncture PC v MVAIC, 2015 NY Slip Op 50350(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2015) Defendant MVAIC made a prima facie showing of entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by demonstrating that it timely denied plaintiff’s…
  • Mar 26

    Consolidated Attorney fee

    Consolidated Attorney fee
    EMA Acupuncture P.C. v Allstate Ins. Co., 2015 NY Slip Op 50348(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2015) Good job James F. Sullivan and crew. We sustain so much of the order under review as limited the amount of any recovery of attorneys’ fees…
  • Mar 26

    No-Show. Was it timely?

    No-Show. Was it timely?
    Acupuncture Solutions, P.C. v Lumbermans Mut. Cas. Co., 2015 NY Slip Op 50346(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2015) “The defendant-insurer made a prima facie showing of entitlement to summary judgment dismissing the action for first-party…
Rank this Week: 1409

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/
  • Mar 26

    Homeowners’ Insurance Policies and Exclusions for Long-Term Leak

    Homeowners’ Insurance Policies and Exclusions for Long-Term Leak
      Do insurers have a responsibility to pay for long term leaks in the house? The answer is usually no. Most homeowners’ insurance policies have an exclusion for long term leaks. The policies will pay for leaks that are discovered…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 1000

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
  • Mar 25

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing
    In an unusual display of speedy discretion, federal District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell wasted no time in dismissing the complaint on a public works payment bond filed by Advance Industrial Coating, LLC in Advance Indus. Coating, LLC v.…
  • Mar 24

    TEST

    TEST
    In a significant decision the Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that claims-made-and-reported requirements in claims made policies should be enforced as written. An insured's failure to report a claim during the time required by the policy…
  • Mar 16

    Typo Renders Proposal For Settlement Ambiguous ― No Fees Awarded

    Typo Renders Proposal For Settlement Ambiguous ― No Fees Awarded
    In GEICO v. Ryan, No. 4D13-2615 (Fla. 4th DCA, Mar. 11, 2015), the Court reversed the Trial Court's award of attorney's fees in favor of the insured because the "Proposal for Settlement contains a patent ambiguity--spelling out $100,000 in…
Rank this Week: 1962

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/
  • Mar 22

    Indiana Workers Compensation – Interview with George Patrick

    Indiana Workers Compensation – Interview with George Patrick
      We had the honor of having George Patrick, a workers compensation lawyer from Indiana, on the radio on Saturday, March 14, 2015, Pi day.  His interview is here.  This is especially interesting to me because I have heard so…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4787

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4874