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San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 696

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

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

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • May 2

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

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

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?

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

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration
    We used to call them “rehires” back in the day: those employees who quit and were hired back. And it didn’t happen all that often. Many companies had policies not to. They’re now called “boomerang employees, and…
Rank this Week: 1955

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    DIAM Matter

    DIAM Matter
    May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. We're helping to kick it ff with this timely, moving story:Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Apr 29

    From the P&C Files: Unclear on the concept

    From the P&C Files: Unclear on the concept
    Um...  [Hat Tip: mir&uh]Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Apr 29

    Interesting Accidental Carrier Trick

    Interesting Accidental Carrier Trick
    With networks getting skinnier and skinnier, receiving emergency care out-of-network is becoming a bigger and bigger challenge. Most plans still use the PPO model, so there's at least some level of coverage, albeit with substantially greater…
Rank this Week: 382

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 234

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/
  • May 2

    Florida Appoints David Altmaier as Insurance Commissioner

    Florida Appoints David Altmaier as Insurance Commissioner
    On April 29, 2016 it was announced that David Altmaier has been appointed as the new Insurance Commissioner for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation and will succeed Kevin M. McCarty. Altmaier has been employed by the Office since 2008…
  • Apr 29

    Flood Insurance Modernization Measure Passes U.S. House Unanimously

    Flood Insurance Modernization Measure Passes U.S. House Unanimously
    The House unanimously passed legislation yesterday which would open up flood insurance to the private market. As previously reported in this blog, H.R. 2901, the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act will lower the barriers for…
  • Apr 22

    Illinois Federal Court Dismisses Claim That Premium Payment After Insured’s Death Reinstated Lapsed Life Insurance Policy

    Illinois Federal Court Dismisses Claim That Premium Payment After Insured’s Death Reinstated Lapsed Life Insurance Policy
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently dismissed a complaint filed by a policy beneficiary asserting that her husband’s lapsed life insurance policy was reinstated because she paid the unpaid premiums…
Rank this Week: 186

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 1

    The Yates Memo: What Impact So Far?

    The Yates Memo: What Impact So Far?
    It has now been seven months since the U.S. Department of Justice announced — in the form of a September 9, 2015 memo from Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates — that it was adopting a policy focused on individual accountability…
  • Apr 28

    Despite Swiss Forum Selection Clause, U.S. Court Orders FIFA’s Insurers to Advance Insured’s Defense Expense

    Despite Swiss Forum Selection Clause, U.S. Court Orders FIFA’s Insurers to Advance Insured’s Defense Expense
    One of the key current concerns in the global D&O insurance marketplace involves questions of cross-border implementation of insurance policy responsibilities and requirements. This concern is usually presented as a problem for…
  • Apr 27

    Guest Post: IPO Companies, Section 11 Suits, and California State Court

    Guest Post: IPO Companies, Section 11 Suits, and California State Court
    One of the interesting (and challenging) quirks of the federal securities laws is that Section 22 of the ’33 Act provides concurrent state court jurisdiction for liability actions under the Act. Many courts have taken the view that…
Rank this Week: 222

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

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

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

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

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

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

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 2478

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 1

    Insurance Companies Will Prosecute Fraud Case

    Insurance Companies Will Prosecute Fraud Case
    Insurance lawyers know that some cases they see involve fraud. The trick for them is to distinguish good cases from bad cases. The Insurance Journal published an article that some would find surprising. The title of the article is, Former...
  • Apr 30

    When Your Own Insurance Finds You At Fault

    When Your Own Insurance Finds You At Fault
    Farmers Branch insurance lawyers will have a client walk in and say that their own insurance company has found them at fault for an accident and paid the other party. What can be done? A Dallas Court of Appeals case...
  • Apr 28

    ERISA Or Not

    ERISA Or Not
    ERISA lawyers will tell you that sometimes determining whether or not a plan is an ERISA plan or not can be confusing. The U.S. Southern District, Houston Division, issued an opinion that needs to be read on this issue. The...
Rank this Week: 453

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Cypress v. Colvin: SSI Appeal

    Cypress v. Colvin: SSI Appeal
    Cypress v. Colvin, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit, is an appeal from the District Court’s decision to affirm the denial of claimant’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. …
  • Apr 27

    Boston SSDI Claims for Stay-At-Home Parent

    Boston SSDI Claims for Stay-At-Home Parent
    A recent article from Huffington Post, looks at how stay-at-home parents often get denied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), even if they paid into the system for many years prior to choosing to stay home to raise a family. The…
  • Apr 23

    Taskila v. Comm’r of Social Sec.: SSDI Appeal

    Taskila v. Comm’r of Social Sec.: SSDI Appeal
    Taskila v. Comm’r of Social Sec., a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, involves a claimant who is not yet 40-years-old and has suffered numerous serious health problems. The vast majority of…
Rank this Week: 2792

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
  • Apr 29

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

    Admitting liability was violation of cooperation clause — 8th Circuit, Minnesota
    In American Family Mutual Ins. v. Donaldson, American Family insured Todd Patton with an auto policy and an umbrella policy.  Todd’s son Jacob was driving the family car when he was in an accident which hurt his passenger,…
  • Apr 28

    Transactional Legal Malpractice Causation Explained — Missouri law

    Transactional Legal Malpractice Causation Explained — Missouri law
    The elements of a claim for transactional malpractice against a lawyer include proximate cause, meaning that the lawyer’s negligence made plaintiff miss out on an agreement more favorable to plaintiff, which includes proof that any…
  • Apr 26

    Named peril policy — Ensuing Loss Coverage Disputed — Missouri law

    Named peril policy — Ensuing Loss Coverage Disputed — Missouri law
    In Bolinger vs. Clarks Fork Mutual Insurance Company,  Clarks Fork Insurance did not pay for the collapse of the Bolingers’ turkey barns after a winter storm.  The insurer said the policy didn’t cover the…
Rank this Week: 2758

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

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

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Apr 28

    Dentists Threatened by Malware

    Dentists Threatened by Malware
    Cyber Risk Insurance is important for dentists: The American Dental Association (ADA) mailed 37,000 thumb drives to members, and some of those drives may have inadvertently included malware.
  • Apr 26

    Trustee Liability & E&O Insurance

    Trustee Liability & E&O Insurance
    Trustee liability claims are on the upswing, and trustees should have E&O insurance (professional liability or errors & omissions insurance) for protection. Trusts can be formed for many different purposes (see here, here and here),…
  • Apr 12

    Preventing Social Engineering Fraud

    Preventing Social Engineering Fraud
    Social Engineering Fraud, also called email piracy or Business Email Compromise (BEC), is hard to prevent because it is based on deception (see here and here). While comprehensive protection is available within some Cyber Risk Insurance…
Rank this Week: 2528

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: 617

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
Rank this Week: 680

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
  • Apr 26

    Obtaining Insurance Coverage for Climate Change Investigation

    Obtaining Insurance Coverage for Climate Change Investigation
    New York’s Martin Act has a lot of Wall Street and energy industry companies concerned about potential investigations into their respective stances on climate change. In the client alert “When Attorneys General Attack,”…
  • Apr 25

    It Was Only a Slip! London Insurers’ Communication with Counsel via Brokers Constituted Waiver of Privilege

    It Was Only a Slip! London Insurers’ Communication with Counsel via Brokers Constituted Waiver of Privilege
    They do some things differently in London. But just because they have different customs across the pond doesn’t mean they get to play by different rules—at least not in American courts. That was the message a federal magistrate…
  • Apr 19

    A Double Standard in Construction Defect Coverage Cases?

    A Double Standard in Construction Defect Coverage Cases?
    The recent decision of Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Co. v. Metro North Condominium Associates highlights why only a minority of jurisdictions still hold to the fiction that construction defects cannot give rise to an…
Rank this Week: 3316

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

Covers business and insurance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1446

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: 1612

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

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

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Crossing borders to procure coal – Coal Baseload IPP Procurement Programme

    Crossing borders to procure coal – Coal Baseload IPP Procurement Programme
    On Wednesday, 20 April 2016 the Minister of Energy issued a determination setting out what bidders can expect to see in the request for proposal under the coal baseload cross border independent power producer procurement programme. The…
  • Apr 26

    Pros and cons of the new IFRS lease accounting standard

    Pros and cons of the new IFRS lease accounting standard
    Lessee financial reporting will be significantly affected by a new IFRS lease accounting standard that will be effective from 1 January 2019. The new rules will affect almost all leases of movable and immovable assets save for certain leases…
  • Apr 23

    Speciality lines insurance in Africa

    Speciality lines insurance in Africa
    Africa’s largely untapped specialty lines insurance market has significant opportunities for insurers willing to enter the region. As the market develops, more difficult and unusual risks will be written. Regulations which vary by…
Rank this Week: 3272

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Did Your Florida Homeowners’ Insurance Company Act in Bad Faith?

    Did Your Florida Homeowners’ Insurance Company Act in Bad Faith?
    When you purchase homeowners’ insurance, you expect your insurance company to faithfully honor the terms of your contract in the event your home sustains covered damage.  You do not anticipate unfair delays, wrongful denials, or…
  • Apr 19

    How Much Homeowners’ Insurance Do I Need?

    How Much Homeowners’ Insurance Do I Need?
    Homeowners’ insurance covers the cost to rebuild your home and replace your possession in the event of a covered loss, such as a fire or other natural disaster.  This vital insurance additionally offers liability insurance in the…
  • Apr 13

    Gearing Up for an Insurance Dispute

    Gearing Up for an Insurance Dispute
    Many homeowners faithfully pay their premiums on time for years, expecting that in the event their home is damaged, they will receive the funds they need to repair it.  Some, however, have the unfortunate experience of receiving a denial…
Rank this Week: 3867

Comitz Beethe's Disability…

Comitz Beethe's Disability Insurance Claim Blog

Covers disability insurance claims, claim tips, insurer profiles, insurance industry news, and case studies.

http://www.disabilitycounsel.net/blog/
  • Apr 25

    Myelopathy: Part 2

    Myelopathy: Part 2
    In Part 1 of this post, we listed some of the symptoms and potential causes of myelopathy.  In Part 2, we will discuss some of the methods used to treat myelopathy. Methods of Treating Myelopathy Avoidance of activities that cause pain;…
  • Apr 18

    Myelopathy: Part 1

    Myelopathy: Part 1
    In previous posts, we have discussed a number of disabling conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremors, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia. In this post, we are going to talk about another serious condition that can…
  • Apr 11

    Case Study: Mental Health Disability Claims – Part 2

    Case Study: Mental Health Disability Claims – Part 2
    In Part 1 of this post, we started looking at a case involving a mental disability claim where the court reversed Unum’s claim denial under ERISA de novo review. In Part 2, we are going to look at how the same court determined the…
Rank this Week: 4032

Tennessee Injury Law Center

Tennessee Injury Law Center

Covers insurance law, products liability, medical malpractice and injury and accident law. By The Law Offices of John Day, P.C.

http://www.tennesseeinjurylawcenter.com/
  • Apr 25

    A Driving Safety Tip You May Not Know

    A Driving Safety Tip You May Not Know
    The summer driving season is just around the corner. Time for vacations, trips to summer camp and the like.  Gas prices are expected to remain low.  In fact, the federal government is expecting gas to be at its lowest since the…
  • Apr 18

    Fundamentals Win Games and Lawsuit

    Fundamentals Win Games and Lawsuit
    Almost any coach will tell you that fundamentals win games. While lawsuits are definitely not a game, they are about winning. So just as a good baseball coach will instruct you to field a grounder with your glove on the ground and your bare…
  • Apr 11

    Pedestrian Accidents Are on the Rise in Middle Tennessee

    Pedestrian Accidents Are on the Rise in Middle Tennessee
    At the Law Offices of John Day, we are definitely seeing more accidents involving pedestrians but we are not relying on just our own anecdotal evidence for this post.  The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is projecting, once…
Rank this Week: 3638

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

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

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim
    Don't ever assume that you Life Insurance policy will pay benefits to your beneficiaries. Why? Because so often, benefits are not paid. We know this is true because we are in the business of suing insurance companies when they fail to pay…
  • Apr 8

    Kantor & Kantor LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit On Behalf of Chronic Hepatitis C Patients Against Blue Shield of California

    Kantor & Kantor LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit On Behalf of Chronic Hepatitis C Patients Against Blue Shield of California
    On October 30, 2015, Kantor & Kantor LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Blue Shield of California. Later we amended the complaint to include “California Physicians’ Service doing business as Blue Shield of…
Rank this Week: 1802

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

Covers structured settlements and related products and services from the insurance and legal communities.

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Retirement Surprise

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

    Indexed Annuity Surge Continue

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

    Structured Settlement Markets Ranked Among World’s Largest Insurer

    Structured Settlement Markets Ranked Among World’s Largest Insurer
    February 18, 2016 – It’s always nice when the structured settlement companies active in the structured settlement marketplace make the news for their superior financial size and strength. Such was the case when half of the…
Rank this Week: 2544

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

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

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

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?

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

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

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

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

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change
    and David Smith In the December post Systemic Cyber Risks And The Internet of Things, we wrote about the increasing risk of cyber attacks on infrastructure and consumer products, and related insurance issues. We noted in that post that, while…
Rank this Week: 4377

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/
  • Apr 19

    A portent of things to come? CMS releases revised WCRC contract pre-solicitation

    A portent of things to come? CMS releases revised WCRC contract pre-solicitation
    CMS has revised their pre-solicitation for the WCRC contract with the following statement: ATTENTION: RFP-CMS-2016-8A-0008 PRE-SOLICITATION notice has been updated as follows. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has…
  • Apr 18

    Additional Updates to the WCMSA Reference Guide

    Additional Updates to the WCMSA Reference Guide
    An updated and revised WCMSA reference guide was just issued today.  The revised guide, version 2.5, can be found here. The revised WCMSA reference guide has two minor updates, both of which CMS has been addressing in the past couple of…
  • Mar 30

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2011 Life Table

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2011 Life Table
    CMS has yet to issue a notification or alert regarding use of an updated life table.  However, the CMS WCMSA web portal, where we upload our CMS submissions, has alerted authorized web portal users that as of March 31, 2016, CMS will…
Rank this Week: 1013

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/
  • Apr 19

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

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

    Homeowner’s Insurance and Mold Coverage

    Homeowner’s Insurance and Mold Coverage
    Mold exists everywhere in Florida. Our state is a veritable paradise for mold, with its high levels of humidity, abundant food sources and temperate climate. Many homeowners become quite concerned when mold is found in their home.…
  • Nov 12

    Insurance coverage for dog bites?

    Insurance coverage for dog bites?
    You were attacked and bitten by a dog, either while at someone’s home or off the dog owner’s property. Your injuries are serious and the dog owner tells you not to worry because their homeowner’s insurance will cover claim.…
Rank this Week: 2375

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Apr 18

    Enforcing insurance coverage for “intentional” business tort

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

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

    Beware the Strict Interpretation of Notice Provisions in Claims-Made Policie
    A few years back, a major financial institution retained us to review its insurance coverage program. After checking the main items I usually look for, I asked the Risk Manager whether the heads of the organization’s various business…
  • Feb 24

    Recent Developments in Business Interruption Claim

    Recent Developments in Business Interruption Claim
    Arnold Palmer once described golf as “deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.”  That’s a good description for insurance also.  (Fortunate for me, since I get paid to figure it out.)  Given the rules of…
Rank this Week: 3759

Georgia Insurance Defense Lawyer…

Georgia Insurance Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.georgiainsurancedefenselawyer.com/
  • Apr 15

    GEORGIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS LEAD PAINT EXCLUDED BY ABSOLUTE POLLUTION EXCLUSION

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

    COURT OF APPEALS REVERSES ITSELF ON LAY WITNESS OPINION OF SPEED

    COURT OF APPEALS REVERSES ITSELF ON LAY WITNESS OPINION OF SPEED
    Posted by Susan J. Levy and Layne Zhou On July 28, 2015, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed itself on the issue of whether lay testimony as to speed, based only on the experience of impact, constituted admissible evidence to defeat…
  • Aug 20

    SIX FLAG $35 MILLION VERDICT: POSSIBLE EXPANSION OF PREMISES LIABILITY

    SIX FLAG $35 MILLION VERDICT: POSSIBLE EXPANSION OF PREMISES LIABILITY
    Posted by Layne Zhou In 2007, Joshua Martin, then nineteen-years-old, was walking with his brother and a friend from Six Flags Over Georgia to a nearby bus stop, when they were brutally attacked, according to the Athens Banner-Herald. Martin…
Rank this Week: 3252

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 15

    CMS’ New Initiative Intended to Transform Primary Health Care

    CMS’ New Initiative Intended to Transform Primary Health Care
    CMS’ efforts to improve the delivery of primary health care moved into new territory this week when the agency announced a new five-year delivery model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), which CMS’ chief medical officer…
  • Apr 4

    So I Made This Little 1095-C Mistake. Big Deal?

    So I Made This Little 1095-C Mistake. Big Deal?
    The 2015 Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C tell Applicable Large Employers how to furnish and file corrections to incorrectly filed Forms 1095-C. They don’t answer these two questions that arise between the March…
  • Mar 16

    Heffalumps, Woozles and Limited Non-Assessment Periods: Very Confusel

    Heffalumps, Woozles and Limited Non-Assessment Periods: Very Confusel
    They’re far they’re near they’re gone they’re here. They’re quick and slick, they’re insincere. Beware, beware, be a very wary bear. A Heffalump or Woozle is very confusel. “Heffalumps and…
Rank this Week: 748

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
  • Apr 12

    Big Win For Policyholders in Fourth Circuit Finding Duty to Defend Under General Liability Policy for Data Breach!

    Big Win For Policyholders in Fourth Circuit Finding Duty to Defend Under General Liability Policy for Data Breach!
    This week, the Fourth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s ruling of summary judgment in favor of the policyholder Portal Healthcare, finding that Travelers has a duty to defend it under a General Liability policy for a putative class…
  • Mar 10

    Pay and Chase Insurer for Settlement? Better Get a Release

    Pay and Chase Insurer for Settlement? Better Get a Release
    “Let no good deed go unpunished.”  That’s how Busch Properties probably sees the result in the Busch Properties, Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. decision from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 14-3699…
  • Feb 3

    When Indemnitor Is Off the Hook For Contractual Indemnity

    When Indemnitor Is Off the Hook For Contractual Indemnity
    Contractual indemnification clauses are among the most overused and misunderstood rights that parties argue over and negotiate for.  Although nothing in Illinois law prohibits parties from specifically contracting to provide for…
Rank this Week: 3971

National Insurance Law Forum

National Insurance Law Forum

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

http://www.insurancelawforum.com/
  • Apr 7

    Upcoming ALI CLE

    Upcoming ALI CLE
    Please join me for an upcoming American Law Institute CLE (ALI CLE) program–Additional Insured Coverage: Avoid Liability and Indemnification Pitfalls. The program is broadcasting live on April 20, 2016 from 1:00 — 2:30 p.m. ET, as…
  • Mar 23

    Potential Uncertainty Regarding Liability Coverage for Bodily Injury and Property Damage Caused by Cyber Attack

    Potential Uncertainty Regarding Liability Coverage for Bodily Injury and Property Damage Caused by Cyber Attack
    While liability insurance for cyber risks was initially created to address the risk of privacy breaches, evolving cyber threats pose risks of bodily injury and property damage that may test the scope of coverage under existing cyber liability…
  • Mar 15

    When Does The Statute of Limitations For An Insurer’s Failure to Settle Run?

    When Does The Statute of Limitations For An Insurer’s Failure to Settle Run?
    Although bad faith lawsuits against liability insurers for failing to settle within policy limits are all too common, there is significantly less case law addressing the issue of when such a cause of action accrues and, in particular, whether…
Rank this Week: 1237

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

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

    Navigating Your ICBC Claim

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

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

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

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria
    The other night a tweet was posted: It highlighted a common problem, a “ghost crosswalk” across a busy road to a bus stop in Saanich.  It seems that being a pedestrian in Victoria comes with some less than ideal conditions.…
Rank this Week: 1021

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 3288

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Mar 28

    Federal Judge Holds Suit Limitation Provision Bars Recovery of Additional Sandy Damage

    Federal Judge Holds Suit Limitation Provision Bars Recovery of Additional Sandy Damage
    Most first-party property insurance policies contain an express contractual provision, known as a suit limitation provision, that limits the time period within which an action seeking recovery under the policy may be commenced. …
  • Feb 15

    Failure to Provide Timely Notice under Claims-Made Policy Results in Forfeiture of Coverage

    Failure to Provide Timely Notice under Claims-Made Policy Results in Forfeiture of Coverage
    Most third-party liability policies are occurrence based.  In order for a loss to be covered under such a policy, the damage at issue must “occur” during the policy period.  In most instances, it does not matter when a…
  • Jan 13

    Owens-Illinois/Carter-Wallace Allocation and Insolvent Insurer

    Owens-Illinois/Carter-Wallace Allocation and Insolvent Insurer
    Determining precisely when property damage or personal injury occurred in a case involving exposure to chemicals or other toxic substances over a period of many years can be extremely difficult, if not impossible.  Equally difficult is…
Rank this Week: 3920

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: 1784

Florida Insurance Law Blog

Florida Insurance Law Blog

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

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

    Reverse Mortgage problems… the issues are ongoing

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

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

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

    Medical Bankruptcy

    Medical Bankruptcy
    I’ve been  meaning to comment on this timely and recent New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/06/upshot/lost-jobs-houses-savings-even-insured-often-face-crushing-medical-debt.html?_r=0 The article in turn refers to…
Rank this Week: 3090

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 16

    Bad pleading

    Bad pleading
    Attorney Carlos Moore filed a lawsuit against Governor Phil Bryant in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.  The lawsuit seeks to have the Federal Court declare the government use of the Mississippi…
  • Feb 26

    Minor’s settlements vs. ERISA reimbursement

    Minor’s settlements vs. ERISA reimbursement
    Today Chancellor Primeaux’s blog features a reprise repost regarding minor’s settlements that I commend to your reading.   It contains an outline from Chancellor Ed Patten that hits the high points required of the petition,…
  • Oct 1

    Can a convicted felon hunt with a bow or crossbow in Mississippi?

    Can a convicted felon hunt with a bow or crossbow in Mississippi?
    Archery season opened in the Delta and Hill Zones of Mississippi today.  Hunters will hit the woods with bows and crossbows in search of backstrap and big racks.  While many Mississippians are prevented from hunting with a gun or…
Rank this Week: 3635

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Joshua Haffner.

http://www.losangelesinsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3626

Physician Law

Physician Law

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

http://physicianlaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 4102

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 7

    Public Duty Rule is Abolished in Illinoi

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

    My Predictions on Public Employee (State Jobs) and Union

    My Predictions on Public Employee (State Jobs) and Union
      An old case, Abood, holds that unions can require nonunion members to pay their fair share of union dues because they benefit from the union negotiating for them. Abood said this applies to public sector jobs like state jobs. …
  • Jan 10

    The Learned Treatise Doctrine in Illinoi

    The Learned Treatise Doctrine in Illinoi
    In Illinois the Supreme Court adopted the “Illinois Rules of Evidence.”  They are found here. As a practitioner, it is nice to have what is supposed to be the law on evidence spelled out in a simple document. I had the honor…
Rank this Week: 2822

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Firm Sponsors Local Baseball Team

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

    Mobile Home, Car Accident, Death

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

    Wrongful Death, Nanny, Baby

    Wrongful Death, Nanny, Baby
    On January 14, 2013, Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy was babysitting a 1 year old girl, Rehma Sabir, she had watched for six months in Cambridge, a suburb of Boston. Something occurred and the baby suffered a catastrophic brain swelling…
Rank this Week: 172

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 1792

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

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

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

    Baltimore Sun Op-Ed on Health Insurance Claim Denial

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

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

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

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

    BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland Reverses Denial of $160K Health Insurance Claim
    While our politicians debate the merits of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “Obamacare”), insurers continue to deny health insurance claims by the thousands every year. These denials often saddle consumers with outsized medical…
Rank this Week: 3630

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Feb 18

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental

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

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.
    For homeowner’s damaged by a home improvement contractor working on their their primary residence, don’t forget their License Bond as security.  For these homeowner’s, the available License Bond proceeds are the…
Rank this Week: 2872

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

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

    Crime stats and map - Fairfax County, Virginia

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

    A handy unofficial website that does a…

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

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA
    A headline in the Christian Science Monitor caught my eye the other day: "Are you an independent contractor? Probably not, Labor Department says." The article goes on to discuss a new Department of Labor ruling concerning the…
Rank this Week: 4389

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law…

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law Blog

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

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

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  • Jun 5

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

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

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

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee
    Steven Alfano won his ERISA claim for long-term disability benefits against CIGNA. The district court had previously ruled that there was “no sound basis in the record to support CIGNA’s finding that plaintiff’s back condition … had…
Rank this Week: 3535