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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/
  • Aug 30

    Settling Liability Claim

    Settling Liability Claim
    Insurance attorneys need to know the law in Texas as it relates to the responsibility an insurance company owes to its insureds and liability coverage. The Insurance Journal published an article in July 2015, that discusses a Louisiana case…
  • Aug 29

    Life Insurance - Homicide

    Life Insurance - Homicide
    Life Insurance attorneys will eventually have a case where the benefits of a life insurance policy are being denied for the stated reason that the beneficiary of the life insurance policy willfully brought about the death of the insured.…
  • Aug 27

    ERISA And Life Insurance And Accidental Death Coverage

    ERISA And Life Insurance And Accidental Death Coverage
    Fort Worth lawyers who handle ERISA claims will need to read this opinion out of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. It is styled, Sandra James v. Life Insurance Company of North America and...
Rank this Week: 559

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Aug 30

    Personal Liability for Insurance Adjuster

    Personal Liability for Insurance Adjuster
    Can an insurance adjuster be found personally liable for his or her handling of a claim? A recent Texas federal court considered this question. Linron Properties v. Wausau Underwriters Insurance Company,1 involved a claim under a commercial…
  • Aug 29

    Helpful Tips for Reporting a Property Damage Insurance Claim

    Helpful Tips for Reporting a Property Damage Insurance Claim
    Bad weather is hitting Florida this weekend and possibly hurricane force winds from Erika. It is very important to be both prepared before you suffer damage and to be aware of your resources and obligations if your home or business suffers…
  • Aug 28

    Governor Declares State Of Emergency For Florida With Tropical Storm Erika Approaching

    Governor Declares State Of Emergency For Florida With Tropical Storm Erika Approaching
    Governor Scott has just declared a state of emergency for the entire State of Florida and every county within the State. Let’s face it, as of this morning the forecast track and strength of Tropical Storm Erika has changed repeatedly…
Rank this Week: 448

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Aug 29

    Protecting Personal Health Information: What injury claimants need-to-know

    Protecting Personal Health Information: What injury claimants need-to-know
    After a car accident in BC, some people choose to deal with ICBC themselves.  If they are claiming for compensation for injuries sustained in the accident, it will be necessary for medical information to be provided to ICBC.  ICBC…
  • Aug 15

    Google self-driving cars – futuristic fix for unsafe driving?

    Google self-driving cars – futuristic fix for unsafe driving?
    Human beings are terrible drivers. We are easily distracted, second guess our decisions, have slow reflexes, take unnecessary risks, and suffer with exhaustion and fatigue – human beings are incredibly prone to unsafe driving.…
  • Aug 7

    “A Very Stupid Thing” – A Mariner’s Limit of Liability and How it Can be Broken

    “A Very Stupid Thing” – A Mariner’s Limit of Liability and How it Can be Broken
    “[He] is a good man; a decent man; an honest man – a fisherman. However he did a very stupid thing. He cut the plaintiffs’ submarine fibre optic cable in two. It cost them almost $1,000,000 to repair it”. So begins the…
Rank this Week: 3443

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Risk-free term insurance? Not so fast...

    Risk-free term insurance? Not so fast...
    At LifeHealthPro, Brad Cummins (a fellow insurance pro and Buckeye) has an interesting, provocative article on the risks associated with buying term life insurance.Here's a taste:"[S]ince every life insurance company has financial…
  • Aug 28

    PSA: Lo$t & Found

    PSA: Lo$t & Found
    So, got this in email:"My Money Monitor Asking Medical Mutual Members for Social Security Numbers and Other Identifying Information to Help Get Unclaimed Funds"First, it should go without saying that one should never send this type of…
  • Aug 27

    New Mexico Singing the Blue

    New Mexico Singing the Blue
    If you live in New Mexico and want Obamacare with a subsidy, Blue Cross will not be one of your choices in 2016.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico has confirmed that it will not offer on-exchange individual health insurance products on…
Rank this Week: 349

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability Benefits – A Closer Look

    Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability Benefits – A Closer Look
    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are available to workers who paid taxes long enough to have “paid into the system” and have become disabled for reasons other than an on-the-job injury. On-the-job injuries are…
  • Aug 22

    Alaura v. Colvin: SSDI Denial

    Alaura v. Colvin: SSDI Denial
    Alaura v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, involves a claimant who was hit in the back of his head by an attacker armed with a barstool. The 22-year-old claimant suffered a shattered skull as…
  • Aug 18

    Majority of Americans Believe Social Security Disability Insurance Program in Trouble

    Majority of Americans Believe Social Security Disability Insurance Program in Trouble
    As many are now aware, the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs are facing a major budget shortage if Congress does not fix the problem soon. Specifically, by late 2016, there will be…
Rank this Week: 2700

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: 1740

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/
  • Aug 28

    Grandmother's SUV Totalled by Wal-Mart, Initial Settlement Offered at $3,200

    Grandmother's SUV Totalled by Wal-Mart, Initial Settlement Offered at $3,200
      photo credit Roberta Slayton   AUGUST 2015 - A Midlothian, Texas grandmother took her Ford Expedition to Wal-Mart for a routine oil change. Roberta Slayton's car had 173,000 miles on the odometer and was in good, solid condition.…
  • Aug 27

    Teen Dies After 3 months of Xarelto Use

    Teen Dies After 3 months of Xarelto Use
      MISSION HILLS, CA - Sean David Pulskamp died tragically after taking Xarelto for three months. The cause of death was listed as cardiopulmonary arrest, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Mr. Pulskamp…
  • Aug 26

    Fears | Nachawati Sponsors Feed My Starving Children Event

    Fears | Nachawati Sponsors Feed My Starving Children Event
    Fears | Nachawati Law Firm proudly sponsored Feed My Starving Children’s volunteering event this past weekend at the Parish Episcopal School in Dallas. Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization committed to…
Rank this Week: 272

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Aug 27

    The Great War: A Book List

    The Great War: A Book List
    Last August, in conjunction with the centennial of the start of World War I, I re-read Barbara Tuchman’s classic account of the war’s first days, The Guns of August. Tuchman is a great writer and she tells the story of the…
  • Aug 25

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Increasingly Indispensable Part of M&A Deal

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Increasingly Indispensable Part of M&A Deal
    Representations and warranties insurance has been around for years, but it is becoming an increasingly important part of M&A transactions, according to an August 24, 2015 Law 360 article (here). According to the article, more buyers are…
  • Aug 24

    Third Circuit: FTC May Pursue Data Breach Enforcement Action against Wyndham Worldwide

    Third Circuit: FTC May Pursue Data Breach Enforcement Action against Wyndham Worldwide
    On August 24, 2015, in a ruling that was much-anticipated because of its potential implications for the regulatory liability exposures of companies that have been hit with data breaches, the Third Circuit affirmed the authority of the Federal…
Rank this Week: 384

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1055

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/
  • Aug 27

    Five Things You Can Do To Improve Your Credibility in Litigation and in Life

    Five Things You Can Do To Improve Your Credibility in Litigation and in Life
    I have been following the prep school rape trial involving Owen Labrie. Mr. Labrie stands accused of raping a 15 year-old girl as part of a ritual known as Senior Salute at St Paul’s School. Mr. Labrie claims he had consensual sexual…
  • Aug 25

    Pina Coladas and Ashley Madison

    Pina Coladas and Ashley Madison
    Remember the old song? Escape by Rupert Holmes. The guy is lounging in bed with his significant other and reading the personal columns. He notices one that catches his eye and, because he is in a rut in his relationship, he responds. A…
  • Aug 17

    Five Simple Steps to Keeping Children Safe This School Year

    Five Simple Steps to Keeping Children Safe This School Year
    School is officially underway. In Williamson County, today was the first full day for kindergarteners. In surrounding area schools, it is the first day of school for students. Time to be on the lookout for the littles as they wait at the bus…
Rank this Week: 3479

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/
  • Aug 27

    U.S. Steel Freezes Pension Plans: Symbolic Recognition of End of Traditional Defined Benefit Plan Era

    U.S. Steel Freezes Pension Plans: Symbolic Recognition of End of Traditional Defined Benefit Plan Era
    It was just a brief note on the Form 8-K filed on August 17, 2015 by U.S. Steel Corporation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As described above, on August 17, 2015, the Corporation enacted a hard freeze of benefits accrued…
  • Aug 14

    Employees contribute more to 401(k) plans, but number of new plans decline

    Employees contribute more to 401(k) plans, but number of new plans decline
    Employee Benefit Advisor, for whom I serve on the Editorial Advisory Board, recently reported that DC Plan Participation Rates, Account Balance Increase. The reporter, Paula Aven Gladych cited the Deloitte 2015 Defined Contribution…
  • Jul 14

    Who do you trust: the institution or the individual?

    Who do you trust: the institution or the individual?
                  My social media role model, Kevin O’Keefe, blogged an interesting question yesterday, Individual lawyer or law firm blog, which is trusted more? Kevin is President and Founder of LexBlog,…
Rank this Week: 1519

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: 3061

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/
  • Aug 27

    Illinois Governor Vetoes Expansion of Breach Notice Requirement

    Illinois Governor Vetoes Expansion of Breach Notice Requirement
    A recent attempt by the Illinois legislature to significantly expand the scope of the Illinois data breach notification legislation was vetoed by Governor Rauner. As passed by the General Assembly, Illinois Senate Bill 1833 would have…
  • Aug 26

    Bloomberg BNA: A Guide for Insurers on Creating and Maintaining a Cybersecurity Plan

    Bloomberg BNA: A Guide for Insurers on Creating and Maintaining a Cybersecurity Plan
    In a recent Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Data Security newsletter article, Locke Lord Partner Elizabeth Tosaris examined the steps insurers could take in order to craft a comprehensive security plan to ensure safety against a…
  • Aug 24

    FTC Interpreted to be Cyber Security Police

    FTC Interpreted to be Cyber Security Police
    Today, August 24, 2015, in a long-anticipated decision, the Third Circuit has interpreted the enforcement authority of the Federal Trade Commission under the Federal Trade Commission Act to include cyber security deficiencies as…
Rank this Week: 197

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

Covers New York insurance coverage cases and issues. By Roy A. Mura.

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Intoxication, Stabilization, and Necessary Emergency Health Service

    Intoxication, Stabilization, and Necessary Emergency Health Service
    In July 2010, the New York State legislature passed a law -- Chapter 303 of the Laws of 2010 -- amending the mandatory PIP endorsement's intoxication exclusion by requiring New York no-fault insurers to pay for "necessary emergency…
  • Aug 25

    Wind or Water? -- A Superstorm Sandy Lo

    Wind or Water? -- A Superstorm Sandy Lo
    HOMEOWNERS – PROPERTY – FLOOD – WATER DAMAGE EXCLUSION – WIND – ANTI-CONCURRENT CAUSATION CLAUSE    Clarke v. Travco Ins. Co.(S.D.N.Y., decided 8/7/2015)During Superstorm Sandy,…
  • Aug 21

    A Day Late and Some Dollars Short

    A Day Late and Some Dollars Short
    NO-FAULT – LATE NOTICE – WRITTEN NOTICE OF ACCIDENT  Great Health Care Chiropractic, P.C. v Elrac, Inc.(App. Term, 2nd Dept., decided 8/5/2015)Think late notice doesn't apply to no-fault claims?  Think again. The…
Rank this Week: 322

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

Covers disability insurance claim and bad faith information. By Quadrino Schwartz.

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Do You Think You Have a Bad Faith Insurance Claim?

    Do You Think You Have a Bad Faith Insurance Claim?
    {Read in 3:40 minutes} When wondering if your insurance company has treated you in bad faith and whether you can do something about it, there are a few preliminary considerations. Is the insurance policy governed by federal law or state law?…
  • Aug 19

    Are You Eligible for Residual or Partial Disability?

    Are You Eligible for Residual or Partial Disability?
    {Read in 3:45 minutes} What is residual or partial disability? Having a “residual” or “partial” disability means either you are limited in performing one or more of your job duties, or you can still perform them…
  • Aug 12

    5 Major Features of Your Disability Insurance Policy

    5 Major Features of Your Disability Insurance Policy
    {Read in 4:13 minutes} What does your disability insurance cover in the event you become disabled? Do you understand your policy? Some of the major features of disability insurance policies that you should be aware of are: 1. Own occupation…
Rank this Week: 1101

First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Tropical Storm Erika Projected to Make Landfall in Florida Soon

    Tropical Storm Erika Projected to Make Landfall in Florida Soon
    Tropical Storm Erika may be making landfall in Florida early next week. Here is a recap of the other most important facts: the current winds are at 45 MPH its moving swiftly west at 17MPH Erika is expected to remain a tropical storm with…
  • Aug 2

    A Rude Awakening: the 2015 Florida Homeowners Insurance Litigation Alarm

    A Rude Awakening: the 2015 Florida Homeowners Insurance Litigation Alarm
    Don’t you wish you were in your bed, with your pillow and your comforter? Imagine the blinds are dropped all the way to the window sill. They’re tilted in a way that not one flicker of light shines in. I know. Its painful to think…
  • Jun 24

    The Assignment of Benefits Turning Point in Florida Homeowners Insurance

    The Assignment of Benefits Turning Point in Florida Homeowners Insurance
    In a few years, we are all going to look back on these last few months as the biggest turning point in assignment of benefits-related homeowners insurance claims in Florida. You might be surprised as to where we believe the new turn will lead…
Rank this Week: 3746

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: 1911

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3407

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/
  • Aug 25

    CMS Webinar Regarding Changes to the Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Workload

    CMS Webinar Regarding Changes to the Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Workload
    On August 25, 2015, CMS held a webinar outlining the changes in workload processes and procedures in preparation for certain Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) recovery activity to transition from the Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center…
  • Aug 20

    More on the Delaware Collateral Source Rule

    More on the Delaware Collateral Source Rule
    On August 14, 2015, the Superior Court of Delaware used the Stayton decision to rule that future medical damages for Medicare beneficiaries should also be limited by the “amount of projected Medicare write-off.” In this suit…
  • Aug 13

    CMS: Medicare Residual Payments for WCMSA Depletion & ORM Termination

    CMS: Medicare Residual Payments for WCMSA Depletion & ORM Termination
    On August 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued instructions for the Shared Systems and Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to follow when a Medicare Residual Payment must be paid on Workers’…
Rank this Week: 301

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/
  • Aug 25

    2015 Form 1095-C Reporting: IT Vendor Survey

    2015 Form 1095-C Reporting: IT Vendor Survey
    On August 18, 2014, we posted our, “First Look at ACA Employer Compliance Software.” It’s time for an update. We invited less than a dozen vendors to answer these twenty-two questions. With respect to each 2015 ALE coverage…
  • Aug 12

    Draft 2015 Forms and Instructions for ACA Coverage Offer Information Reporting: Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, 1095-C and 8809

    Draft 2015 Forms and Instructions for ACA Coverage Offer Information Reporting: Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, 1095-C and 8809
    At about the same time as last year, the IRS has released draft ACA coverage information reporting Forms and Instructions to be used early next year. There are many small differences and one HUGE difference. The IRS decided not to enforce the…
  • Aug 7

    When is an overpayment “identified?”  THE ANSWER IS IN

    When is an overpayment “identified?”  THE ANSWER IS IN
    In a highly anticipated ruling in Kane ex rel United States, et al. v. Health First, Inc., et al., a New York federal judge has issued the first judicial interpretation of the sixty-day overpayment return provision in the Affordable Care…
Rank this Week: 2127

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
  • Aug 25

    Medicare and SSDI for Claimants in Maine and Other State

    Medicare and SSDI for Claimants in Maine and Other State
    Medicare is a national health insurance program administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the federal government. Unlike the programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), which…
  • Aug 24

    Common Reasons for Denial of SSDI Benefits in Massachusetts and Nationwide

    Common Reasons for Denial of SSDI Benefits in Massachusetts and Nationwide
    Anyone who has worked for a long enough period of time, and contributed enough in payroll taxes, could be eligible for benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. This is a federal program that offers…
  • Aug 21

    Failing to Follow Your Doctor’s Prescribed Therapy When Making an SSDI Claim in Massachusetts and Around the Country

    Failing to Follow Your Doctor’s Prescribed Therapy When Making an SSDI Claim in Massachusetts and Around the Country
    In order to obtain benefits from the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, a claimant must establish that they have been diagnosed with a medical condition or injury (or, what is otherwise referenced in the regulations as a…
Rank this Week: 3274

Louisiana Insurance Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers Louisiana homeowners, workers' compensation, flood and hurricane insurance issues. By Lavis Law Firm.

http://www.louisianainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4073

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/
  • Aug 25

    Insurers (in some situations) can directly sue independent counsel for reimbursement

    Insurers (in some situations) can directly sue independent counsel for reimbursement
    The California Supreme Court in Hartford Casualty Insurance Company v. J.R. Marketing, L.L.C., 190 Cal. Rptr. 3d 599 (Cal. 2015), has held an insurer has the right to seek reimbursement of unreasonable and excessive attorneys’…
  • Jul 23

    Hawai’i declines to adopt Cedell, for now . . .

    Hawai’i declines to adopt Cedell, for now . . .
    It has been more than two years since Washington’s Supreme Court issued its opinion in Cedell v. Farmers Ins. Co. of Washington, 176 Wash.2d 686, 295 P.3d 239 (2013), radically changing the attorney-client privilege for insurers in…
  • May 4

    Breach of the Duty To Cooperate or Not…

    Breach of the Duty To Cooperate or Not…
    The Illinois Supreme Court has recognized that a cooperation clause prevents collusion between the insured and injured and enables an insurer to prepare its defense to a claim. M.F.A. Mutual Ins. Co. v. Cheek, 66 Ill. 2d 492, 496…
Rank this Week: 1747

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/
  • Aug 24

    Unum is Making Some Changes, But Are They Good For Your Plan?

    Unum is Making Some Changes, But Are They Good For Your Plan?
    In previous posts, we have discussed how courts and juries have reprimanded Unum and its various subsidiaries for wrongfully denying disability claims.  Now, Unum is once again making the headlines—this time for making…
  • Aug 17

    Posture and Your Practice

    Posture and Your Practice
    Good posture is important for everyone, but especially for dentists, who spend a fair amount of time in static positions, making repetitive movements, or bending or twisting in ways that aren’t necessarily natural for human bodies.…
  • Aug 10

    Three Firm Members Named to Arizona’s Finest Lawyer

    Three Firm Members Named to Arizona’s Finest Lawyer
    (Pictured left to right: Patrick Stanley, Edward Comitz, Mike Beethe) Three firm members, Edward Comitz, Patrick Stanley, and Mike Beethe, were selected by their peers as Members of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers. Mr. Comitz and Mr. Stanley…
Rank this Week: 3391

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 24

    More scam email directed to lawyer

    More scam email directed to lawyer
    The most recent spam to hit my mailbox: Notice to Appear, You have to appear in the Court on the August 28. You are kindly asked to prepare and bring the documents relating to the case to Court on the specified date. Note: The case will be…
  • Aug 20

    Will the AshleyMadison.com data dump lead to divorces in Mississippi?

    Will the AshleyMadison.com data dump lead to divorces in Mississippi?
    AshleyMadison.com is a website designed for married people to find a person with which to have an affair. Their slogan is “Life is short.  Have an affair.”  The bottom of their site contains what appear to be little…
  • Aug 18

    3 years to file for alienation of affection in MS, but when does the 3 years start?

    3 years to file for alienation of affection in MS, but when does the 3 years start?
    As the above letter from a reditt user shows, there are a number of ways to seek revenge with a cheating spouse.  If you are in Mississippi, you can add the filing of an alienation of affection lawsuit against the paramour to the list.…
Rank this Week: 2399

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/
  • Aug 23

    ProPublica Database on Surgeons and Hospital

    ProPublica Database on Surgeons and Hospital
      As an attorney who handles medical negligence, workers compensation and other injury claims I see and talk to numerous people who have bad surgical results. Quite frankly, many of them are not necessarily the doctors’ fault. On…
  • Jun 28

    Intentional Infliction – Causation

    Intentional Infliction – Causation
      The Illinois Supreme Court took the Turcois v Debruler case. We reported about the appellate decision here. This case involved a fascinating set of facts. The   plaintiff rented an apartment by the defendant. The defendant,…
  • May 31

    Zofran Lawsuit

    Zofran Lawsuit
      Zofran (ondansetron) is an antinausea drug. It is intended for significant nausea issues caused by things like chemotherapy. However, Glaxo SmithKline also marketed it for use with pregnant women. The problem was that Glaxo SmithKline…
Rank this Week: 2489

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: 1621

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Aug 20

    Offers of Judgment in Class Actions: Fifth and Seventh Circuits Weigh In

    Offers of Judgment in Class Actions: Fifth and Seventh Circuits Weigh In
    As highlighted in my June 16 blog post, the Supreme Court has granted certiorari, in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, No. 14-857 (SCOTUSblog page), to decide whether an offer of complete relief to a named plaintiff renders a putative class action…
  • Aug 11

    Filed Rate Doctrine Addressed in Recent Second Circuit Decision

    Filed Rate Doctrine Addressed in Recent Second Circuit Decision
    The filed rate doctrine can often provide a strong defense to an insurer in a class action claiming that insurance premiums were too high for some reason. A recent Second Circuit decision applied the doctrine broadly. This decision is likely…
  • Aug 10

    Update on Labor Depreciation Class Action Litigation: Kansas Federal Court Rules for Insurer

    Update on Labor Depreciation Class Action Litigation: Kansas Federal Court Rules for Insurer
    As an update to my March 29, 2015 blog post on the status of class actions on the labor depreciation issue, a Kansas federal court recently granted summary judgment in favor of an insurer. In Graves v. American Family Mutual Insurance…
Rank this Week: 1377

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
  • Aug 19

    California Joins the Majority – Henkel No Longer a Bar to Post-Loss Assignment

    California Joins the Majority – Henkel No Longer a Bar to Post-Loss Assignment
    On August 20, 2015, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in Fluor Corp. v. Superior Court of Orange Co. and held that California Insurance Code section 520 – a statute tracing back to 1872 – dictates…
  • Aug 16

    Making Mediation Music: I’m Singing This Tune

    Making Mediation Music: I’m Singing This Tune
    Jeff  Kichaven, a widely respected and experienced mediator, hit the perfect note in his recent article, “Understanding Mediation’s ‘Apex Conversation.’”  My own perspective, as both a participant in…
  • Jul 9

    Breaching the Duty to Defend: Remedy for Recovering Peace of Mind

    Breaching the Duty to Defend: Remedy for Recovering Peace of Mind
    Given the American Law Institute’s recent discussion at its May 2015 meeting, regarding Preliminary Draft No. 1 of the Restatement on Liability Insurance, Chapter 2, Sections 20 and 21, I would like to add my voice to those who support…
Rank this Week: 3258

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
Rank this Week: 3473

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: 1033

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/
  • Aug 18

    Mastering Structured Settlement

    Mastering Structured Settlement
    August 18, 2015 – In furtherance of our ongoing commitment to do our absolute best to help clients navigate the complex and often daunting personal injury pre-and-post-settlement resolution process, I’m proud to announce today…
  • Jul 29

    Structuring for Life (Insurance)

    Structuring for Life (Insurance)
    July 29, 2015 – Investors call it leverage. Taking (or borrowing) money from one source in an effort to multiply gains or address other financial objectives. Outside of the stock market, leverage need not be motivated by desire for…
  • Jul 8

    MetLife Ad in Trial Magazine

    MetLife Ad in Trial Magazine
    July 8, 2015 – Just wanted to take a moment to pass along the attached advertisement appearing in this month’s issue of Trial which we have been authorized to share with our clients.   MetLife is one of the excellent life…
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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/
  • Aug 18

    6TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS OVERTURNS AETNA"S LTD DENIAL DECISION

    6TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS OVERTURNS AETNA"S LTD DENIAL DECISION
    A panel of the 6th Circuit Court of appeals recently overturned Aetna Life Insurance Company's decision denying LTD benefits to one of our client's. In Mckenna v Aetna Life Insurance Co. the court found that Aetna improperly rejected our…
  • Aug 3

    LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURER APPROVES BENEFITS CLAIM AFTER REMAND

    LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURER APPROVES BENEFITS CLAIM AFTER REMAND
    In a case mentioned previously on this Blog, a Long Term Disability Insurer (MetLife) reversed its claims denial decision upon remand from Federal Court. The client last worked in 2009 and can expect more than five years of past due…
  • Jun 24

    Off Topic-Terrible Michigan Supreme Court Decision

    Off Topic-Terrible Michigan Supreme Court Decision
    While this Blog is usually devoted to issues involving LTD claims and cases, I felt I needed to go off topic for a minute. The Michigan Supreme Court issued a decision this past week in a case where a disabled young man drowned in a public…
Rank this Week: 2753

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: 2073

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/
  • Aug 14

    First Court Decision on the Medicare/Medicaid 60-day Overpayment Rule

    First Court Decision on the Medicare/Medicaid 60-day Overpayment Rule
    You may have heard some years ago that the Affordable Care Act established a “60-day overpayment rule” that requires a provider to report and return any overpayment from a federal health care program (such as Medicare or Medicaid)…
  • Jul 29

    Are the Days of Private Medical Practice Over?

    Are the Days of Private Medical Practice Over?
    According to a recent study published by Accenture, only 1 in 3 physicians will be in independent private medical practice by 2016.  What’s killing the private medical office?  No surprise there —  according to the…
  • Jul 28

    Office of Inspector General Advisory Opinion Addresses Hospital Management Service

    Office of Inspector General Advisory Opinion Addresses Hospital Management Service
    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services posted an Advisory Opinion today addressing a hospital system’s proposal to lease administrative employees and to provide operational and management…
Rank this Week: 5025

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
  • Aug 14

    Failure to defend, reserve rights, results in waiver and coverage, 7th Circuit, Illinoi

    Failure to defend, reserve rights, results in waiver and coverage, 7th Circuit, Illinoi
    “This case provides a warning for insurance companies who refuse to defend their insureds.” So begins the opinion in National American Insurance v. Artisan and Truckers Casualty.  Artisan insured Barengolts, a tractor trailer…
  • Aug 13

    Demand for damages is a “claim” under claims made policy- Eighth Circuit, Minnesota

    Demand for damages is a “claim” under claims made policy- Eighth Circuit, Minnesota
    In Ritrama, Inc., v. HDI-Gerling, the district court found there was no coverage for a claim that arose before the purchase of the claims made policy.  A demand from a customer with a spreadsheet detailing damages claimed was a…
  • Aug 12

    Express v. Implied permission, 8th Circuit, Minnesota

    Express v. Implied permission, 8th Circuit, Minnesota
    Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance v. Schmidt, was a declaratory judgment action.  A child was killed while driving an ATV on the Schmidt property.  The Grinnell policy had a Select Recreational Vehicle Limited Liability Coverage…
Rank this Week: 2712

Illinois Lawyers Blog

Illinois Lawyers Blog

Covers admiralty and insurance law, and litigation. By Asperger Associates, LLC.

http://www.illinoislawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Underinsured Motorist Coverage Helps Fund Charitable Trust

    Underinsured Motorist Coverage Helps Fund Charitable Trust
    In a recent blog, we discussed the importance of protecting yourself and your family through uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage.  Uninsured motorist coverage provides compensation for injuries sustained in an…
  • Jul 28

    Product Liability

    Product Liability
    One of the reasons American products are consistently ranked among the best in the world in every category is America’s legal system –manufacturers know that, if their product fails to function properly and safely, they’ll…
  • May 15

    Truck Operator’s Plan Derails–Leading to Massive Train Derailment

    Truck Operator’s Plan Derails–Leading to Massive Train Derailment
    The American-European Express was on its inaugural run from the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, to Chicago. It consisted of 11 vintage rail coaches rebuilt by hand and coupled to the back of Amtrak’s Capital…
Rank this Week: 3322

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/
  • Aug 12

    Does safety sell?

    Does safety sell?
    When anyone purchased or leased a 2014 Cadillac CTS Sedan prior to the spring of 2014, the vehicle had a new car sticker, (called a Monroney Sticker), that indicated the 2014 CTS sedan had been tested, and had a 5 Star Crash Rating, all…
  • Aug 12

    Does safety sell?

    Does safety sell?
    When anyone purchased or leased a 2014 Cadillac CTS Sedan prior to the spring of 2014, the vehicle had a new car sticker, (called a Monroney Sticker), that indicated the 2014 CTS sedan had been tested, and had a 5 … Continue reading…
  • Aug 10

    No trial lawyer is an island, you just can’t do this stuff alone

    No trial lawyer is an island, you just can’t do this stuff alone
    We are rather heavily involved in class action litigation of all types.  Very rarely do we handle a class action without teaming up with other experienced law firms.  The amount of work, paper, and expense involved in most class…
Rank this Week: 4835

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/
  • Aug 11

    Cyber Risk Trends for Law Firm

    Cyber Risk Trends for Law Firm
    Law firms have significant cyber risk exposure, and should be carrying Cyber Risk Insurance. A recent article, Cybersecurity: The Looming And Growing Threat (see here), highlights seven trends in law firm cyber security: Law firms are viewed…
  • Jul 21

    Persuasion

    Persuasion
    This post is off topic from our typical posts, but hopefully helpful to insurance practitioners. As in any business, persuasion is important in insurance, whether soliciting a customer, communicating with an underwriter or interacting with…
  • Jul 7

    Top Surplus Lines Insurance Market

    Top Surplus Lines Insurance Market
    The insurer rankings within the excess & surplus lines (or E&S) insurance markets changed in 2014 according to a recent listing from Insurance Journal (see here). Berkshire Hathaway continued its strong growth, at 48% year over year.…
Rank this Week: 4547

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Aug 10

    The Policyholder's Right to Independent Counsel

    The Policyholder's Right to Independent Counsel
    Earlier this year, I posted about whether a policyholder has a right to independent counsel when a possible conflict of interest appears between the carrier and the policyholder.  (You can read that post here.)  We’re…
  • Jul 16

    More developments in insurance coverage for construction defect

    More developments in insurance coverage for construction defect
    Back in the days of the environmental insurance coverage wars, we on the policyholder side argued (eventually successfully in New Jersey) that the word “sudden”, as used in the 1973 version of the pollution exclusion, meant…
  • Jul 8

    Insurance coverage for construction defect

    Insurance coverage for construction defect
    The ongoing battles over construction defect coverage remind me of the good old days in the ‘80’s and ‘90s when we used to fight over asbestos and environmental coverage claims (we still have some of those claims, but to a…
Rank this Week: 3874

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

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

http://www.businessinsuranceattorney.com/
  • Jul 30

    Drones, anyone: Is it time to buy drone insurance for your business?

    Drones, anyone: Is it time to buy drone insurance for your business?
    According to the Federal Aviation Administration, drones are the fastest growing segment of the aviation industry. Corporate risk managers predict that within five years, 40 percent of all businesses will be using drones as part of their…
  • Jul 13

    A Cautionary Tale For Businesses: Make Sure You Have The Right Insurance Protections In Place

    A Cautionary Tale For Businesses: Make Sure You Have The Right Insurance Protections In Place
    Given the important role that commercial insurance plays in protecting, and sometimes saving, businesses of every size, smart companies pay attention to their insurance applications, insurance policies and other communications from their…
  • Jun 22

    Is an Insurance Captive Right For Your Business? Part 2

    Is an Insurance Captive Right For Your Business? Part 2
    As I said in part one of my blog on captive insurance companies, the exploding popularity of captives cannot be denied, and it is not difficult to understand why. A business that forms a captive insurer often enjoys lower premium costs simply…
Rank this Week: 3469

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Joshua Haffner.

http://www.losangelesinsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3324

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

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

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS

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

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

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now
    "Can cell phones cause brain cancer?" With that question, which he did not answer, Judge Weisberg of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia began a 76-page discourse on the admissibility of the testimony of eight…
Rank this Week: 2320

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Jul 8

    Successful appeal of an application…

    Successful appeal of an application judge's determination that the appellant insurer had a duty to defend its insured under a homeowner's insurance policy. The insured's son was hit by a car while crossing the road after getting out her…
  • Jul 8

    Judicial review of an umpire's decision…

    Judicial review of an umpire's decision made pursuant to section 12 of the Insurance Act, R.S.B.C. 2012, c.1, regarding the value of stolen jewellery The standard of review was whether the umpire's decision was patently…
  • Jul 8

    The Court found on a special case under…

    The Court found on a special case under Rule 9-3 that the insurer did not have a duty to defend the insureds with respect to claims for negligent acts occurring within the policy period when the resulting damage (i.e., a landslide) occurred…
Rank this Week: 1359

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1543