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Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

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

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Mar 3

    Melissa Anderson v. Thomas Aul, 2015WI 19 25 (February 25, 2015)

    Melissa Anderson v. Thomas Aul, 2015WI 19 25 (February 25, 2015)
     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…
  • Mar 2

    Sony and Its Insurers Wrangle over Coverage for Data Breach

    Sony and Its Insurers Wrangle over Coverage for Data Breach
    A coverage dispute winding its way through New York appellate courts could provide useful guidance about the scope of “personal and advertising injury” coverage in standard commercial general liability policies. According to a…
  • Feb 13

    Do Medical Records Support Removal And Do Unripe Claims Get Dismissed

    Do Medical Records Support Removal And Do Unripe Claims Get Dismissed
    By Edward Sylvester In Alilin v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., No. 6:14-cv-1183-Orl-41DAB (D. for M.D. Fla., Jan. 30, 2015), Judge Carlos Mendoza denied Alilin's challenge to the amount in controversy prong of State Farm's removal to…
Rank this Week: 1707

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/
  • Mar 3

    Storm Damage Claim

    Storm Damage Claim
    Dallas insurance lawyers handling storm damage claims need to dread a recent opinion from the US District Court, Southern Division Texas, Houston Division. The opinion is styled, Nasti v. State Farm Lloyds, et al. This is an insurance case…
  • Mar 1

    ERISA Claim

    ERISA Claim
    Fort Worth insurance attorneys handling ERISA claims need to read this case from the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. It is styled, Killen v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company. Killen worked for Covenant from 2002 until March 2009,…
  • Feb 28

    Proof Of Loss - Must Be Timely Submitted

    Proof Of Loss - Must Be Timely Submitted
    Mansfield insurance lawyers will tell their clients that a proof of loss must be submitted in a timely manner for losses. A 2015, US Southern District, Galveston Division opinion re-interates this point. The style of the case is, Fennelly…
Rank this Week: 593

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    You're doing it wrong...

    You're doing it wrong...
    So, some years back, one of our clients - we'll call him Bruce - bought a life insurance policy on his son, Bruce Jr. He named himself as the sole beneficiary, and declined to name a contingent.(A contingent beneficiary is one who would…
  • Mar 3

    Another day, Another CoOp Snafu

    Another day, Another CoOp Snafu
    Last week, Bob posted his take on the rather tumultuous CoOp situation. As fate would have it, I was working on a post about the same thing, but with a slightly different "angle." Now, I frequently claim that "I was told there'd be no math"…
  • Mar 2

    Five Little Words: An Epiphany

    Five Little Words: An Epiphany
    "Exchange established by the State under 1311"I've always believed the adage that "words mean things;" that is, words have meaning and one should be careful in how they're used. Sometimes, silence is golden: not speaking can communicate…
Rank this Week: 298

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 3

    New Drug May Be Able to Reverse Xarelto's Side Effect

    New Drug May Be Able to Reverse Xarelto's Side Effect
    Xarelto is one of the newest blood thinners on the market. It is prescribed to treat patients who are at risk of developing blood clots. However, Xarelto has recently received negative feedback from the pharmaceutical world because of its…
  • Mar 2

    Questcor Reveals Numerous Severe Side Effects of Acthar in Filing

    Questcor Reveals Numerous Severe Side Effects of Acthar in Filing
    Acthar is a prescription gel given to a wide variety of patients who suffer from different ailments. Among them are people with lupus, infants who suffer from infantile spasms, adults who are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and for other…
  • Feb 27

    Xarelto Manufacturers Continue to Pursue FDA Approval Even as Lawsuits Rise

    Xarelto Manufacturers Continue to Pursue FDA Approval Even as Lawsuits Rise
    It was recently announced that Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturers of Xarelto, will continue to pursue additional FDA approvals for the drug, only this time, for stroke patients. Even as the two manufacturers continue to be hit…
Rank this Week: 308

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 3

    Repeat Bed Bug Infestations Raise Issues of Landlord Liability

    Repeat Bed Bug Infestations Raise Issues of Landlord Liability
    Lawyers are taught to read each and every document carefully before signing or using it at trial. So, while Northern California bedbug eradication lawyer Greg Brod knows to read beyond a headline, he found the headlines of two articles in…
  • Mar 2

    Understanding and Combatting Medicare Coding Fraud

    Understanding and Combatting Medicare Coding Fraud
    Medicare billing is a complex and specialized field. Translating patient care into billing codes takes knowledge and skill. While most providers and coders work hard to make sure billing codes accurately reflect the care provided, others…
  • Feb 27

    ATV Accidents: Statistics, Safety, and Legal Representation

    ATV Accidents: Statistics, Safety, and Legal Representation
    While cars are responsible for a strong majority of vehicle-related accidents, they are not the only culprit in the fatal or injury-causing accidents we see in our Northern California injury practice. All-terrain vehicle accidents…
Rank this Week: 1261

First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Document Assembly and Automation: Making Easy Things Easy

    Document Assembly and Automation: Making Easy Things Easy
    * Note: this is an article I wrote for Claims Journal; however, I wanted to share this article with the First Party Property Insurance Blog Community. If you already read it, then you are amazing. Whether you have read it or not, I need…
  • Feb 24

    Claiming What’s Yours: Why Homeowners Insurers Need Claims Litigation Analytic

    Claiming What’s Yours: Why Homeowners Insurers Need Claims Litigation Analytic
    * Note: this is an article I wrote for Claims Journal; however, I wanted to share this article with the First Party Property Insurance Blog Community. If you already read it, then you are amazing. Whether you have read it or not, I need…
  • Feb 9

    Five Ways to Solve the Assignment of Benefits and Water Damage Restoration Insurance Problem

    Five Ways to Solve the Assignment of Benefits and Water Damage Restoration Insurance Problem
    Overview The assignment of benefits issue is still not resolved. While most people in the insurance industry just seem to spew anger about it, some are coming up with solutions. I’ll highlight a few of the potential solutions that have…
Rank this Week: 3967

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Mar 3

    Back to the Future: Learning from the Past and Looking into the Future of 401(k) Advisor Fee

    Back to the Future: Learning from the Past and Looking into the Future of 401(k) Advisor Fee
    So, my past two Mondays have been bookended by being quoted in a pair of excellent articles concerning the operation of 401(k) plans, one in Pensions & Investments and the other in Fiduciary News. The interesting thing about them is that…
  • Feb 5

    Me, Tibble, Pensions & Investments and Don Draper

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

    ACI's 9th National Forum on ERISA Litigation

    ACI's 9th National Forum on ERISA Litigation
    The American Conference Institute (ACI) hosts a comprehensive ERISA litigation conference twice a year, in New York in October and in Chicago in April. Fall in Manhattan and spring in Chicago. What’s not to like? Beyond that though, the…
Rank this Week: 1876

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Mar 3

    Insurance Company Lawyers Called "Dogs on a Leash"

    Insurance Company Lawyers Called "Dogs on a Leash"
    The CBS 60 Minutes documentary, The Storm After The Storm, called insurance company lawyers, "Dogs on a Leash." It raised the question whether insurers should be held accountable for acquiescing to unethical and wrongful misconduct by their…
  • Mar 2

    Medical Marijuana Grow House Goes "Up In Smoke"

    Medical Marijuana Grow House Goes "Up In Smoke"
    You can't make this stuff up. A marijuana grow house goes "up in smoke"1 and I get to write about it in a property insurance blog! Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company may be off the hook after a recent ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court…
  • Mar 1

    Appellate Court Affirms Trial Court Order Compelling Appraisal for Supplemental Hurricane Claim

    Appellate Court Affirms Trial Court Order Compelling Appraisal for Supplemental Hurricane Claim
    On Wednesday, Florida's Third District Court of Appeal issued an opinion affirming a trial court’s order compelling appraisal of a homeowners’ supplemental Hurricane Katrina claim.1 The insureds, the Cardelles, had filed claims…
Rank this Week: 408

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
Rank this Week: 3279

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Congress Working to Fund Disability Benefits Program

    Congress Working to Fund Disability Benefits Program
    The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits as well as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. SSA is the same agency that oversees Social Security Retirement…
  • Feb 27

    Adaire v. Colvin: Contradictory Evidence in SSDI Hearing

    Adaire v. Colvin: Contradictory Evidence in SSDI Hearing
    Adaire v. Colvin, an appeal form the United States Circuit for the Seventh Circuit, involved a disability claimant who became disabled as a child due to sclerosis. When he was 15 years old, surgeons implanted rods into his spine to correct…
  • Feb 24

    Hall v. Colvin: Evidence in Disability Case

    Hall v. Colvin: Evidence in Disability Case
    Hall v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, features an opinion written by Judge Posner. Judge Posner is an appellate judge who typically drafts opinions rather critical to administrative law…
Rank this Week: 4846

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Miami Homeowners’ Insurance Attorneys Discuss Determining Bad Faith

    Miami Homeowners’ Insurance Attorneys Discuss Determining Bad Faith
    One of the things that many people talk about is insurance companies showing bad faith, but what does that really mean?  Bad faith is exhibited when an insurance company does not comply with the terms of an insurance contract or fails to…
  • Feb 23

    Florida Homeowners' Insurance Attorneys Discuss How to Hire an Attorney

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

    Miami Property Insurance Attorneys Discuss When to Hire an Attorney

    Miami Property Insurance Attorneys Discuss When to Hire an Attorney
    A person who owns a home and purchases homeowners' insurance usually thinks that will be the end of it and he will be covered in the event of an accident or natural disaster. For most people, this is, in fact, the reality. When there is a…
Rank this Week: 5008

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/
  • Mar 2

    Economists Say YES to Annuitie

    Economists Say YES to Annuitie
    March 2, 2015 -With Superbowl XLIX recently concluded, if you played for the New England Patriots, CONGRATULATIONS!  Earning a Superbowl ring puts you in very elite company. With the 87th Academy Awards now behind us, if you were among…
  • Feb 16

    Happy Birthday, George

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

    Why Retirees Don’t Buy Annuitie

    Why Retirees Don’t Buy Annuitie
    February 15, 2015 Are you among the 76 million people born between 1946 and 1964? Worked most of your adult life? Have some money sitting in a 401(k) or similar retirement account? Want to make sure it lasts the rest of your life? If you…
Rank this Week: 4335

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/
  • Mar 2

    New FMLA Rules Recognize Celebration Rule: Managing Benefit

    New FMLA Rules Recognize Celebration Rule: Managing Benefit
    Although the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”) is not something I usually address, the DOL final regulations issued last week did address an issue I have previously written about and that is recognition of same-sex…
  • Feb 23

    Medical Premium Reimbursement: Limited Relief for Some Employer

    Medical Premium Reimbursement: Limited Relief for Some Employer
    Back in November of 2014, the DOL issued FAQ Part 22, which directly addresses some recent efforts by employers to reimburse employees for participation in the exchange through Code Section 105, or through some type of other…
  • Feb 17

    IRS Releases “Final” Versions and Instructions for Forms 1094 and 1095: Start Collecting Data

    IRS Releases “Final” Versions and Instructions for Forms 1094 and 1095: Start Collecting Data
    At last, the forms are upon us.  Last week, the IRS issued its “final” versions of the forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B and 1095-C along with instructions for the “B” forms and instructions for the “C”…
Rank this Week: 667

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/
  • Mar 2

    Disability Buyout Policie

    Disability Buyout Policie
    Have you ever wondered about disability buyout insurance for doctors and dentists? Attorney Patrick T. Stanley gives a comprehensive overview of these policies on Comitz Beethe’s healthcare transactions and litigation blog. Check it out…
  • Feb 11

    Disability Insurer Profiles: Northwestern Mutual

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

    Disability Insurer Profiles: MetLife

    Disability Insurer Profiles: MetLife
    Today we’re profiling another popular insurer that issues private disability policies to dentists and physicians: MetLife. Company: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a.k.a. MetLife. Location: New York, NY. Associated Entities:…
Rank this Week: 4118

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/
  • Mar 2

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table
    CMS issued a notification on the CMS website that as of April 1, 2015, CMS will begin referencing CDC’s Table 1: Life table for the total population: United States, 2010, (Vol. 63, No. 7) for WCMSA life expectancy calculations. This…
  • Feb 23

    Medicare Beneficiary Sues “CSM Medicare Set-Aside Philiphidia” for Abuse

    Medicare Beneficiary Sues “CSM Medicare Set-Aside Philiphidia” for Abuse
    On February 18, 2015, the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a pro se civil complaint filed by a resident of Waldorf, MD formerly employed by Securiguard, Inc. Ms. Treakle settled her 1999 work injury in 2006 for…
  • Feb 12

    Courts Can Only Enforce the Law, Making MSAs Tricky at TIme

    Courts Can Only Enforce the Law, Making MSAs Tricky at TIme
    The most important thing you can do in any settlement involving a Medicare beneficiary is thoroughly memorialize the measures taken to protect Medicare’s interests. Vague mention in passing can lead to settlements blowing up or one of…
Rank this Week: 430

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/
  • Mar 2

    International Capital Standards Delayed

    International Capital Standards Delayed
    On Thursday at the ACI Conference on Insurance Regulation a panel composed of Kermit Brooks, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, AXA Equitable; Alessandro Iuppa, SVP & Senior Policy Advisor on Global Affairs International…
  • Mar 2

    Texas Insurance Commissioner Confirmed

    Texas Insurance Commissioner Confirmed
    Authored by Theresa FelicianoDavid Mattax was confirmed as the Texas Insurance Commissioner on February 24, 2015 by the Texas Senate. David Mattax was appointed to the position by Governor Greg Abbott on January 21, 2015. The Senate voted…
  • Feb 25

    Insights into antitrust issues with joint underwriting focus of Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes article from Locke Lord

    Insights into antitrust issues with joint underwriting focus of Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes article from Locke Lord
    Insurance companies face increased scrutiny from both government antitrust enforcers and the plaintiff antitrust class action bar. With many companies now undertaking a reassessment of their practices for compliance with antitrust laws,…
Rank this Week: 265

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Mar 2

    The New Zealand Edition

    The New Zealand Edition
    The D&O Diary continued its South Pacific sojourn over the weekend with a short stop in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, for meetings and for a brief look around. Auckland is located on New Zealand’s Northern Island,…
  • Feb 27

    Cornerstone Research Releases 2014 M&A Litigation Report

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

    The D&O Diary Goes Down Under

    The D&O Diary Goes Down Under
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Australia this week. Here’s what you need to know about Sydney in late February – if you traverse the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, fly across the Equator and the International Date Line,…
Rank this Week: 312

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Watch out for ambiguous, or even deceptive language in communications regarding employee benefits!

    Watch out for ambiguous, or even deceptive language in communications regarding employee benefits!
    A common problem we see in correspondence from insurance companies to insureds is ambiguous and misleading language. A new life insurance matter we are handling provides a perfect example: In this case, a woman who had just been diagnosed…
  • Feb 26

    What is “Binding Arbitration”?

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

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

    Lyme Disease Disables Client - Long Term Disability Insurance Denial Overturned!
    Our client, a 32 year old, highly successful professional, was diagnosed with Lyme disease, as well as chronic fatigue syndrome, Epstein Barr virus, Barbonella and babesia. As a result of her disease, she suffered from cognitive impairment,…
Rank this Week: 1583

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

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

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
Rank this Week: 881

Physician Law

Physician Law

Features news, updates, and tips on legal issues affecting physicians and non-institutional providers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://physicianlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 27

    CMS Releases Physician Value Modifier Payment Data

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

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

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

    Employers in Philadelphia Must Provide Paid Sick Leave

    Employers in Philadelphia Must Provide Paid Sick Leave
    Beginning May 13, 2015, employers must provide paid sick leave to employees who work in Philadelphia, per the City of Brotherly Love’s newly enacted Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Ordinance. The ordinance will undoubtedly…
Rank this Week: 2712

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Feb 27

    Final HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016

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

    IRS Floats Cadillac Tax Enforcement Balloon

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

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – Listen Live

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – Listen Live
    For our fellow ACA junkies who can’t wait for the Supreme Court of the United States to post the March 4, 2015 oral argument on its web site, several organizations, including the Cato Institute,  are advertising their plans to…
Rank this Week: 2610

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

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

    How not to respond to a question in court

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

    Search terms……….Ask Randy v2

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

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

    Landowners file suit against MDWF&P over dogs on private land
    On February 2, 2015 three plaintiffs filed suit in Hinds County Chancery Court against the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, and Sam Polles, in his official…
Rank this Week: 3295

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: 1874

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: 4120

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Feb 25

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

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

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna

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

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

    Long Term Disability Insurer Agrees to pay Partial Disability Benefits to Physician
    SMDA recently convinced Long Term Disability Insurer, Lincoln Financial Group, to reverse its decision to deny Disability Benefit payments to a Physician. Our client had developed a degenerative orthopedic condition that resulted in…
Rank this Week: 3718

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4776

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

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

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

    Professional Liability Insurance (E&O) Placement Tip

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

    Cyber Risk Insurance – Update on Bank Account Takeover

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

    Buying or Selling An Insurance Agency – Coverage

    Buying or Selling An Insurance Agency – Coverage
    Proper E&O insurance coverage is critical for both the buyer and seller of an insurance agent/broker. And the form of the transaction will have a significant impact on insurance agent/broker E&O insurance needs. Curtis Pearsall point…
Rank this Week: 1699

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

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

    "Ordinance or Law" Coverage for Costs of Repair

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

    Independent Counsel and the Insurance Company's Duty to Defend

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

    Superstorm Sandy and Bad Faith Claims Handling

    Superstorm Sandy and Bad Faith Claims Handling
    Representing people who have lost homes and businesses following Sandy has been gut-wrenching.  And, I have to say, many of the carriers haven’t made it any easier. I could catalog some of the problems we’ve seen, but that…
Rank this Week: 4241

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Medical Records as Hearsay in Workers Compensation Claim

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

    Wage Loss and PPD Award in Consolidated Case

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

    The Deterrent Effect of Medical Malpractice Law

    The Deterrent Effect of Medical Malpractice Law
    I always wondered about the deterrent effect of medical malpractice laws. In other words, if you pass laws which limit responsibility of tortfeasors do you embolden them to commit torts? Does the fact that they have limited responsibility…
Rank this Week: 4989

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
Rank this Week: 1377

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Feb 19

    New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Two Insurance Bad Faith Decision

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

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

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

    Motion for Reconsideration Denied in NJ Hurricane Sandy Case

    Motion for Reconsideration Denied in NJ Hurricane Sandy Case
    Judge Travis L. Francis of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County, denied a motion for reconsideration filed by Wakefern Food Corporation in a Hurricane Sandy insurance case.  The court had previously granted summary judgment…
Rank this Week: 3267

No Fault Defender

No Fault Defender

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The law on signature

    The law on signature
    People v. Haywood, 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 00555 (2d Dept. 2015) “The trial court properly precluded the defendant from cross-examining one of the complaining witnesses regarding a notarized statement which she had denied signing, and for…
Rank this Week: 941

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: 1547

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

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

    Latest issue of Coverage Opinions is now available

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

    Sovereign Immunity waived by purchase of insurance — Missouri law

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

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

    No duty to defend; assault and battery exclusion unambiguous and listed on the declarations page Ark law
    In George v. Great Lakes Reinsurance, 2015 Ark App 36, a gunman fired into a crowd at a party room owned by George.  George was sued, and told Great Lakes to defend him.  Great Lakes defended him under a reservation of rights, and…
Rank this Week: 1522

Risk Worldwide Blog

Risk Worldwide Blog

Covers asset protection, disaster response, and insurance recovery.

http://www.riskworldwide.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2575

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: 4351

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

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

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

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

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco

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

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.
    A homeowners association or HOA is no longer allowed to impose fines against members who reduce or even eliminate watering their lawns during a declared state of emergency due to drought, despite any provision in the association’s…
Rank this Week: 2096

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

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

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

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?

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

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

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

    Frozen pension plans becoming a high maintenance item

    Frozen pension plans becoming a high maintenance item
    When defined benefit pension plans come up in conversation (that’s what we ERISA folks do when we get together), it’s usually about the decline of traditional pension plans and the increase in of cash balance plans. Frozen pension…
Rank this Week: 1473

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Feb 8

    California Prosecutors Settle PHI Breach with Retailer

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

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI

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

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

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation
    In Margulis v. BCS Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 826 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer has a duty to defend an insurance agent under a professional…
Rank this Week: 2787

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie

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

    Delray Beach Automobile Accident Attorney

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

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
Rank this Week: 1120

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

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

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2173

Life Insurance Law Blog

Life Insurance Law Blog

By Currin Compliance Services, LLC.

http://www.currincompliance.com/life-insurance-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 3786

Vegas Personal Injury Law Blog

Vegas Personal Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?

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

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

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

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

    Low Property Damage Motor Vehicle Accidents- Why Are People Injured In These Accidents?
    Anybody that tells you that people cannot be  injured in low property damage-bumper kiss type accidents is presenting a generic and biased point of view. Human logic has a tendency to equate the severity of auto accident property damage…
Rank this Week: 3979

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: 2006

Vermont Workers Compensation Law…

Vermont Workers Compensation Law Blog

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

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

    VT Workers’ Comp Covers Mental Health Claim

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

    Room & Board = Wages in Workers’ Comp

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

    Work Injury Covered Despite Playful Pup

    Work Injury Covered Despite Playful Pup
    A recent Vermont workers’ compensation decision involving a mental health worker and her unruly dog relied on an exception to the general “coming and going” rule and found that the worker’s injury “arose out…
Rank this Week: 4028