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InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Breaking: BX Bail

    Breaking: BX Bail
    Remember that running gag about how "if you like your plan, you can keep it?"Well, if you're in either the Sunflower or Show-Me States, the joke's on you:"Blue Cross pulls out of Obamacare markets in Kansas, Missouri ... the insurer says it…
  • May 24

    Pirate's Bounty

    Pirate's Bounty
    Johnny Depp has made a fortune playing a variety of roles. By one account he has raked in $650 million over the last 13 years. A very talented and versatile actor playing everything from the Lone Rangers faithful sidekick Tonto,  a…
  • May 23

    ACA Anecdata, anti-Fallon Style

    ACA Anecdata, anti-Fallon Style
    We've been hearing a lot of stories lately from folks who ostensibly benefited from ObamaCare, but what about those "left behind?" Surely their lives matter, too?"My husband would’ve died with Obamacare ... In April of 2008, my husband,…
Rank this Week: 225

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 24

    What Should I do if I Believe My Elderly Parent is Being Abused?

    What Should I do if I Believe My Elderly Parent is Being Abused?
    When you have elderly parents in nursing homes, it can be difficult to monitor their health and safety. You are not around every day to ensure that they get enough food and water, are properly bathed, receive their medications, and are not…
  • May 22

    Construction Site Catches Fire a Second Time

    Construction Site Catches Fire a Second Time
    A construction site on San Pablo Avenue between Oakland and Emeryville caught fire on Saturday, May 13. The fire broke out in the mixed-use apartment complex around 5 a.m. and took about 100 hours to control. Both the Oakland Fire Department…
  • May 19

    Street Racing Causes Accident in California

    Street Racing Causes Accident in California
    In mid-May, a pair of Mustangs raced down 25th Street in Palmdale, California, when they encountered an intersection. Because the vehicles were moving so fast, they were unable to stop. One mustang lost control after the driver slammed on the…
Rank this Week: 475

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 23

    Guest Post: SEC Enforcement Data: Midyear Review

    Guest Post: SEC Enforcement Data: Midyear Review
    In the following guest post, Tammy Yuen and Ted Carleton of the Skarzynski Black law firm review and analyze the May 9, 2017 Cornerstone Research report entitled “SEC Enforcement Activity: Public Companies and Subsidiaries, Midyear FY…
  • May 22

    Is Deal Litigation in Delaware Done?

    Is Deal Litigation in Delaware Done?
    As documented on this site (for example, here and here) and elsewhere, deal litigation has been shifting from Delaware Chancery Court to courts in other states and to federal courts. This shift is largely the result of two Delaware court…
  • May 21

    Why Are There Fewer Public Companies and How Worried Should We Be About it?

    Why Are There Fewer Public Companies and How Worried Should We Be About it?
    There are fewer public companies in the U.S. than there were in the nineties. Understanding the reason for the decline in the number of public companies is important to understanding whether or not the decline is a cause for concern, as well…
Rank this Week: 315

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

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

    Innocent Spouse Ability to Recover Policy Proceeds Following Arson

    Innocent Spouse Ability to Recover Policy Proceeds Following Arson
    In Texas, unlike some states, courts assign a minor role to public policy when interpreting insurance policies. A good example is the treatment of an arsonist’s innocent spouse. As has been described earlier, the “arson…
  • May 22

    Arizona Insurers Reminded to Provide Timely and Specific Notice of Coverage Change

    Arizona Insurers Reminded to Provide Timely and Specific Notice of Coverage Change
    Last week, the Arizona Department of Insurance issued the first Regulatory Bulletin of 2017.1 The Bulletin reminded property insurance carriers that, pursuant to A.R.S. § 20-1677, they must provide their policyholders with written notice…
  • May 21

    More on the Ripeness of Bad Faith in First-Party Property Cases in Florida

    More on the Ripeness of Bad Faith in First-Party Property Cases in Florida
    As a follow up to my colleague, Shaun Marker’s series, In Florida, An Appraisal Award May Be A Final Determination Of Liability For A Bad Faith Case, posted August 30, September 8, and September 15, 2014, I wanted to take a moment…
Rank this Week: 92

Bad Faith Blog

Bad Faith Blog

Focused on claims of bad faith and extra contractual damages. By Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

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

    Sandberg Phoenix will be one of the Sponsors at the DRI Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar

    Sandberg Phoenix will be one of the Sponsors at the DRI Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar
    Sandberg Phoenix Insurance Chair Phil Graham and attorneys Aaron French, Ken Goleaner, and Tony Martin will be attending the DRI Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar in Boston May 31 – June 2. Sandberg Phoenix is…
  • May 22

    Alaska Insurers Face Potential New Claims Handling Tort

    Alaska Insurers Face Potential New Claims Handling Tort
    Summary: A driver lost control of his truck and crashed into a cabin causing property damage, including a heating fuel spill, and personal injuries to the cabin’s owner. The cabin’s owner brought suit against the driver and his…
  • May 15

    Texas Law Firm’s Coverage and EC Awards Properly Reduced from $33M to $28M

    Texas Law Firm’s Coverage and EC Awards Properly Reduced from $33M to $28M
    Summary: OneBeacon Insurance Company (OneBeacon) provided professional liability insurance to T. Wade Welch & Associates (Welch Firm) and firm attorneys, including Ross Wooten (Wooten). After a legal malpractice award against the Welch…
Rank this Week: 2202

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Natural Nuisances: Mother Nature Isn’t Liable, You Are!

    Natural Nuisances: Mother Nature Isn’t Liable, You Are!
    Our firm recently obtained a pair of related victories: We first won the trial, then won the appeal. In this case, a neighboring shopping center’s negligent maintenance of their property’s Japanese Knotweed—a noxious weed…
  • May 15

    Discretionary Authority and the Arbitrary and Capricious Standard Under ERISA

    Discretionary Authority and the Arbitrary and Capricious Standard Under ERISA
    I’ve previously blogged about the standard of review issue when courts decide whether ERISA-governed long-term disability benefits have been correctly denied or terminated by an insurance company.  When the insurance company has…
  • May 1

    Do You Have Claims-Made Professional Liability Coverage? Know Your Reporting Requirement

    Do You Have Claims-Made Professional Liability Coverage? Know Your Reporting Requirement
    Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) is generally sold as claims-made coverage—a unique type of time-limited coverage primarily for professionals. Typical examples of PLI coverage include:  •Legal malpractice for attorneys;…
Rank this Week: 4803

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: 2295

Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog

Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog

Provides updates, analysis and breaking news for commercial policyholders.

https://www.huntoninsurancerecoveryblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2630

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

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

    Do Recent Events Make You “Wanna Cry”?

    Do Recent Events Make You “Wanna Cry”?
    On May 12, 2017, a massive ransomware cyber-attack infected over 100,000 computers in more than 150 countries. This malware, a Trojan virus known as “WannaCry,” encrypts files, and then threatens to destroy them, unless the…
  • May 16

    The Time a Government Subcontractor Fell Off a Ladder … Right after Its Defense Base Act Insurance Lapsed

    The Time a Government Subcontractor Fell Off a Ladder … Right after Its Defense Base Act Insurance Lapsed
    Imagine you are a prime contractor to a Department of the United States of America supplying logistical support for the war on terrorism in Afghanistan. As the prime, you are kicking on all cylinders, including purchasing comprehensive…
  • May 2

    Side A DIC Insurance – The D&O Safety Net

    Side A DIC Insurance – The D&O Safety Net
    In the world of Directors and Officers insurance, no coverage may be less understood than the Side A Difference in Conditions (DIC) policy. While this type of insurance is generally available in the market, the vast majority of corporate…
Rank this Week: 2625

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 23

    Exhausting Administrative Remedies – ERISA

    Exhausting Administrative Remedies – ERISA
    Exhausting administrative remedies is the law when it comes to ERISA claims.  This is again illustrated in a 2017 opinion from the U.S. 5th Circuit.  The opinion is styled, Memorial Hermann Health System v. Southwest LTC, Limited…
  • May 21

    Denial Due To Exclusion In Policy

    Denial Due To Exclusion In Policy
    There are several reasons an insurance company will deny coverage under an insurance policy.  Probably the most common reason is due to a misrepresentation in the policy application.  The second most common reason is based on…
  • May 20

    Life Insurance For Government Employee

    Life Insurance For Government Employee
    It’s bad enough when private insurance companies mistreat life insurance beneficiaries but an April 2017, story from the Chicago Tribune shows that the U.S. Government does the same thing.  The story is titled, USPS Agrees To $49…
Rank this Week: 203

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1620

Comitz Beethe's Disability…

Comitz Beethe's Disability Insurance Claim Blog

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

http://www.disabilitycounsel.net/blog/
  • May 22

    I used to practice __________ but now I’m _____________?

    I used to practice __________ but now I’m _____________?
      You spent years in school and invested countless hours to establish and maintain your practice.  You even protected this investment by purchasing a disability policy.  Yet, if you do become disabled and make a claim, your…
  • May 18

    Comitz | Beethe Attorney Ed Comitz Posts CE Course on Dentaltown

    Comitz | Beethe Attorney Ed Comitz Posts CE Course on Dentaltown
    Ed Comitz’s Continuing Education course “Disability Insurance Roulette: Why is it So Hard to Collect on My Policy” is now available through Dentaltown.  This CE is an electronically delivered, self-instructional program…
  • May 15

    Are Benefits Taxable?

    Are Benefits Taxable?
    The Answer Is: It Depends Whether your disability benefit payments are taxable depends on what type of policy or plan you have and how your premiums are paid.  This post is not intended as tax advice—we’ve outlined some basic…
Rank this Week: 2305

Disability Insurance Legal…

Disability Insurance Legal Resource

By Comitz | Beethe. Discusses disability insurance claims, especially by physicians and dentists.

http://www.disabilitycounsel.net/blog/
  • May 22

    I used to practice __________ but now I’m _____________?

    I used to practice __________ but now I’m _____________?
      You spent years in school and invested countless hours to establish and maintain your practice.  You even protected this investment by purchasing a disability policy.  Yet, if you do become disabled and make a claim, your…
  • May 18

    Comitz | Beethe Attorney Ed Comitz Posts CE Course on Dentaltown

    Comitz | Beethe Attorney Ed Comitz Posts CE Course on Dentaltown
    Ed Comitz’s Continuing Education course “Disability Insurance Roulette: Why is it So Hard to Collect on My Policy” is now available through Dentaltown.  This CE is an electronically delivered, self-instructional program…
  • May 15

    Are Benefits Taxable?

    Are Benefits Taxable?
    The Answer Is: It Depends Whether your disability benefit payments are taxable depends on what type of policy or plan you have and how your premiums are paid.  This post is not intended as tax advice—we’ve outlined some basic…
Rank this Week: 2608

Badfaithadvisor.com

Badfaithadvisor.com

Covers insurance bad faith litigation, coverage litigation, and other news and items helpful to insurance law practitioners. By C.J. Haddick of Dickie, McCamey, & Chilcote, PC.

https://badfaithadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 2451

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/
  • May 22

    Warren Buffett Talks Structured Settlement

    Warren Buffett Talks Structured Settlement
    Berkshire Hathaway’s 2017 Annual Meeting Excerpt  Warren Buffett Knows (and Likes) Structured Settlements   May 22, 2017 – Earlier this month, attendees of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.’s Annual Meeting witnessed…
  • Apr 20

    Managed or Mangled Money

    Managed or Mangled Money
    April 20, 2017 – If you’ve had money in an actively managed large cap fund in the United States for the past five years, there’s an 88.40% chance your manager underperformed and you would have been better off in a simple,…
  • Apr 18

    California DOI Press Release on Annuitie

    California DOI Press Release on Annuitie
    April 18, 2017 – Earlier this month during National Retirement Planning Week, the California Department of Insurance issued a Press Release urging Californians to “plan for retirement and carefully consider annuities.”…
Rank this Week: 3180

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/
  • May 22

    ALI Restatement Set For Vote on Tuesday

    ALI Restatement Set For Vote on Tuesday
    The Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance is scheduled for a debate and vote at the ALI’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 23.  To the surprise of many, however, the ALI announced this morning that any…
  • May 15

    Xia v. ProBuilders Specialty

    Xia v. ProBuilders Specialty
    Insurers should be aware of the recent Washington State Supreme Court decision in Xia v. ProBuilders Specialty, No. 92436-8 ___ Wn.2d ____ (2017), handed down on April 27, 2017. The decision may have significant impacts not…
  • May 10

    ALI Restatement: The Arguments Begin

    ALI Restatement: The Arguments Begin
    Even as the May 23 date for a final vote on the American Law Institute’s Restatement, Law of Liability Insurance draws near, a torrent of criticism from outside parties is raising questions with respect to the fate of this project. On…
Rank this Week: 1096

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

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

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • May 22

    Ransomware Assessment – After the WannaCry Attack

    Ransomware Assessment – After the WannaCry Attack
    After the WannaCry ransomware attack, what to do and what might be next. A summary of the attack, a few steps to take for protection, including Cyber Risk Insurance, and what might be around the corner.
  • May 13

    Ransomware – What to Do

    Ransomware – What to Do
    The recent widespread outbreak of ransomware attacking a Microsoft vulnerability demonstrates the importance of preparation, and the benefits of Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage). …
  • May 9

    Healthcare Practice Fined for a Vendor Breach

    Healthcare Practice Fined for a Vendor Breach
    Cyber Risk Insurance can respond to a wide range of exposures, including this unusual situation involving a medical office, paper records, a third party, and a fine.
Rank this Week: 1781

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 22

    Key Insurance Industry Bills Passed by Georgia Assembly in 2017 Legislative Session

    Key Insurance Industry Bills Passed by Georgia Assembly in 2017 Legislative Session
    The following are summaries some of the key legislative bills that the Georgia General Assembly adopted in its 2017 legislative regular session that affect the insurance industry. The 2017 legislative session, which ended on March 30, 2017,…
  • May 19

    Texas Legislature Amends Prompt Pay Statute for Insurance Claim

    Texas Legislature Amends Prompt Pay Statute for Insurance Claim
    The Texas Legislature has passed new legislation that amends key provisions of Texas’s Prompt Pay Statute for insurance claims. Most types of insurance companies writing policies in Texas are required to comply with Texas’s Prompt…
  • May 17

    Illinois Department of Insurance Proposes Repeal of Reinsurance Ceded Contracts Regulation

    Illinois Department of Insurance Proposes Repeal of Reinsurance Ceded Contracts Regulation
    The Illinois Department of Insurance has issued a Notice of Proposed Repealer of the Reinsurance Ceded Contracts regulation (50 Ill. Adm. Code Part 1101). The regulation requires all insurance companies to submit a certified copy of a…
Rank this Week: 1029

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

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

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

    Exclusions for faulty workmanship & recalls rejected (US)

    Exclusions for faulty workmanship & recalls rejected (US)
    A Los Angeles court found the insurer liable for a damaged shipment of corn syrup, rejecting the defences that two exclusions for precautionary recalls and faulty workmanship resulting in goods being restored, repaired or replaced applied…
  • May 22

    Claim rejected for misrepresentation (US)

    Claim rejected for misrepresentation (US)
    A Pennsylvania court held that the insurer was not liable because of misrepresentation for a portion of a $227 million settlement by a building owner arising from a building collapse that took seven lives and injured 12 people. The event…
  • May 16

    Some administrative and constitutional principles from the nuclear energy case

    Some administrative and constitutional principles from the nuclear energy case
    The Cape High Court decision in April 2017 setting aside the Minister of Energy’s decision determining the requirements for procurement of nuclear generation capacity and tabling of the related Russian intergovernmental agreement (IGA)…
Rank this Week: 2584

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Young People with Disabilities Face Challenges Getting an Education

    Young People with Disabilities Face Challenges Getting an Education
    When a child is born with a serious disabling condition, this can impact every aspect of life. While children with disabilities are entitled to a public education, with appropriate accommodations made for their disability, disabled students…
  • May 18

    A Boston Lawmaker Wants to Mandate Contractors Hire People With Disabilitie

    A Boston Lawmaker Wants to Mandate Contractors Hire People With Disabilitie
    A lawmaker in South Boston is arguing in favor of a bill to mandate state contractors hire enough disabled workers to perform contracted services so employees with disabilities make up 10 percent of the workforce. Hiring disabled workers…
  • May 15

    Disability Groups Ask Government for Assistance to Students With Autism

    Disability Groups Ask Government for Assistance to Students With Autism
    In the past few decades, autism has been getting a lot more attention, as the number of cases has grown exponentially. Research and related therapies have followed. While there are more services in place now than in years past to help…
Rank this Week: 1643

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1480

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: 4641

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 2304

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1948

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 2389

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: 2310

Tennessee Injury Law Center

Tennessee Injury Law Center

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

http://www.tennesseeinjurylawcenter.com/
  • May 18

    Hit and Run Accidents: Do You Know What To Do?

    Hit and Run Accidents: Do You Know What To Do?
    According to a recent report in The Tennessean, Franklin police need help locating a driver who caused a deadly motorcycle accident last week on McEwen drive.  According to witnesses, an unidentified Nolensville woman, age 50, changed…
  • May 8

    Beware of the “Lawyers”

    Beware of the “Lawyers”
    Recently, I have seen two instances of people posing as lawyers and engaging in unscrupulous behavior.  Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery is now involved in one of the cases, and criminal charges are pending against the…
  • Apr 26

    Electrical Shock Drowning and How to Prevent It

    Electrical Shock Drowning and How to Prevent It
    It is that time again. The boat and jet skis are in the water. Spring rains are bringing the lake level up to summer pool.  With the warmer temperatures, the water in the lake will soon be ready for swimming.  Our family will head…
Rank this Week: 2234

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • May 14

    Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017

    Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017
    HR 1215 advancing through the house, the subject of medical neglect to come up again. HR 15 would limit noneconomic damages to $250,000 on medical neglect claims throughout the country. This would affect states’ rights to decide their…
  • Dec 26

    Medical Providers Need Not Bill Health Insurance

    Medical Providers Need Not Bill Health Insurance
    In Barry v St Mary’s Hospital the Plaintiff treated at Defendant – St Mary’s – for injuries he sustained in a car wreck. The defendant asserted 3 liens against the Plaintiff’s personal injury claim which he had…
  • Dec 26

    Medical Providers Need Not Bill Health Insurance

    Medical Providers Need Not Bill Health Insurance
    In Barry v St Mary’s Hospital the Plaintiff treated at Defendant – St Mary’s – for injuries he sustained in a car wreck. The defendant asserted 3 liens against the Plaintiff’s personal injury claim which he had…
Rank this Week: 1611

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • May 11

    Demands for insurance policy limits in a serious liability case

    Demands for insurance policy limits in a serious liability case
    Earlier this month, I was asked by Elizabeth Lorell, an excellent defense lawyer, to speak at a CLE conference sponsored by her law firm.  (You can read Elizabeth’s bio here.) The audience consisted of other defense lawyers, and…
  • Apr 13

    Allocation of insurance coverage for mass tort

    Allocation of insurance coverage for mass tort
    I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at a CLE conference in New York last week on the subject of mass torts.  (Full disclosure:  I was on the wedding “B list.”  My good friend Jeff Pollock, a fantastic…
  • Mar 23

    Ambiguity in insurance policie

    Ambiguity in insurance policie
    It’s hard to believe that it’s been over four years since Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey. Back then, figuring that discretion was the better part of valor, I gathered up my family and drove out to Pennsylvania to wait out the…
Rank this Week: 3085

Boston Workers Compensation…

Boston Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Michael O. Smith.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3092

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/
  • May 5

    The Next Frontier in ADA Access Litigation – Online

    The Next Frontier in ADA Access Litigation – Online
    We invite you to read Part 1 and Part 2 in a series of posts by Fox partner Dori K. Stibolt, regarding the new trend in ADA Title III litigation involving web access for the visually impaired. Many of these cases have focused…
  • Apr 24

    Pennsylvania Department of Health Issues New Physician Regulations for Medical Marijuana

    Pennsylvania Department of Health Issues New Physician Regulations for Medical Marijuana
    As first posted on our sister blog, “In The Weeds” (Fox Rothschild’s Cannabis Law Blog), the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued its long-awaited proposed temporary regulations regarding physicians on April 11,…
  • Apr 19

    Regulatory changes allow patients greater access to medical marijuana in New York state

    Regulatory changes allow patients greater access to medical marijuana in New York state
      The New York State Department of Health recently announced two regulatory enhancements to improve patient access to medical marijuana. On March 22, 2017, chronic pain was added as a new qualifying condition for patients seeking medical…
Rank this Week: 4271

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • May 5

    Chunks of Change for the Laboratories of Democracy*

    Chunks of Change for the Laboratories of Democracy*
    In the wee hours of May 5, 2017, a state governor awoke, startled.  Late on May 4, he or she had been briefed on the Patient and State Stability Fund and the Federal Invisible Risk Sharing Program described in § 132 of the…
  • May 4

    May The 4th Be with You

    May The 4th Be with You
    And if you are an ACA “Applicable Large Employer” (ALE), it was. The American Health Care Act, H.R. 1628, with last minute amendments noted in H. Rep. 115-109, passed the House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon, May…
  • May 3

    ACA Retaliation: A Ca$e in Point

    ACA Retaliation: A Ca$e in Point
    Most EEOC retaliation charges are dismissed if the supporting evidence is flimsy.  So why should employers expect ACA retaliation charges to be more costly?  Here’s why:  Gallas v. The Medical Center of Aurora, DOL…
Rank this Week: 2821

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • May 4

    CIGA Entitled to Judicial Declaration of Unlawful CMS Interpretation of the MSP

    CIGA Entitled to Judicial Declaration of Unlawful CMS Interpretation of the MSP
    On May 3, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued its order with regard to CIGA’s entitlement to relief following the court’s award of partial summary judgment in January.  Based upon…
  • May 4

    HHS Grants to Fight Opioid Addiction: How Could the Grants Impact Your MSA?

    HHS Grants to Fight Opioid Addiction: How Could the Grants Impact Your MSA?
    Nationwide, states and workers’ compensation boards have been taking measures to curb the overprescribing and misuse of opioids and the crisis that has ensued as a result.  Nonetheless, opioid addiction continues to be a growing…
  • May 3

    Evidence of Medicare Advantage Organization Not Acting in Medicare’s Best Interest

    Evidence of Medicare Advantage Organization Not Acting in Medicare’s Best Interest
    For the past year or so, we have watched courts treat Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) as if they were on equal footing as the federal government acting in the best interest of the Medicare Trust Funds.  The courts have…
Rank this Week: 301

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    At the Intersection of the NFL Draft, ERISA, Divorce, Venue and Spousal Benefit

    At the Intersection of the NFL Draft, ERISA, Divorce, Venue and Spousal Benefit
    Is there a more hyped sporting event with less substance than the NFL Draft? Does everyone on the internet drive traffic to their sites by linking to the draft if at all possible? Well, of course the answer to both questions is yes, and so I…
  • Apr 4

    Uber, Behavioral Economics, Choice Architecture and Trial Work

    Uber, Behavioral Economics, Choice Architecture and Trial Work
    There is a lot of discussion on whether lawyers should be required to have at least a certain degree of competency with technology as a core skill set, on a par with, for instance, the rules of evidence. Personally, I am not convinced of the…
  • Mar 29

    Notes (and a Prediction) on the Supreme Court Argument on Church Plan

    Notes (and a Prediction) on the Supreme Court Argument on Church Plan
    I have used this anecdote before, so you can jump ahead if you have either read something where I have written it before or heard a talk of mine where I have said it, but if you haven’t, I have always thought it is a good lead in to any…
Rank this Week: 898

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/
  • Apr 26

    Recovery Pitfalls In Home Improvement Dispute

    Recovery Pitfalls In Home Improvement Dispute
    General Business Law § 771 provides a host of requirements for home improvement contracts, chief among them being that such contracts must be in writing and signed by all parties. Additionally, the contract must contain the name,…
  • Apr 17

    Ability To Maintain Lien Foreclosure Claim As An Unauthorized Foreign Corporation

    Ability To Maintain Lien Foreclosure Claim As An Unauthorized Foreign Corporation
    Section 1312(a) of the Business Corporation Law, New York’s “door closing” statute, precludes foreign corporations doing business in the state without authority from maintaining an action in the state.  The purpose of…
  • Mar 28

    Ambiguities in New York Law Regarding Liability for Party Wall Damage

    Ambiguities in New York Law Regarding Liability for Party Wall Damage
    Claims involving adjoining land owners have proliferated in the last several years as construction activities in the New York City area have continued to be especially active. One area of concern, especially for builders of town houses…
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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/
  • Apr 20

    401(k) Plan Trustees: How Do You Monitor and Select Investments?

    401(k) Plan Trustees: How Do You Monitor and Select Investments?
    Many 401(k) plan sponsors have wisely selected investment professionals to assist in selecting the plan’s investment menu, typically a listing of various mutual funds. Other plan sponsors may allocate this duty to company officers and…
  • Feb 10

    TIAA Lawsuit Puts the Spotlight on 403(b) Participant Loan

    TIAA Lawsuit Puts the Spotlight on 403(b) Participant Loan
    Participant loans from 401(k) plans have never been an employer favorite plan provision. Now participant loans from 403(b) plans have come into focus. It’s in the form of a class action law suit recently filed by participants in the…
  • Jan 21

    In the complicated world of ERISA, a Fiduciary Checklist can help

    In the complicated world of ERISA, a Fiduciary Checklist can help
    Checklists. Doctors use them. Engineers use them, Pilots use them. A checklist is a tool to manage complicated jobs. Atul Gawande, MD, author of best seller, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, puts it this way: Checklists not…
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Texas Property Insurance Lawyer…

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance & real estate and property law. By Insurance Law & Real Estate and Property Law.

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

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract
    Most commercial insurance policies require a proof of loss when there is a disagreement over the amount of the loss. The Policy usually reads: Action Against Us No one may bring an action against us in any way related to the existence or…
  • Feb 10

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?
    One issue I frequently encounter is a commercial property insurance policy that has the wrong named insured. This usually causes a few minutes of sheer panic followed by the relief that Texas jurisprudence does allow for common sense…
  • Feb 10

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?
    One issue I frequently encounter is a commercial property insurance policy that has the wrong named insured. This usually causes a few minutes of sheer panic followed by the relief that Texas jurisprudence does allow for common sense…
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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 14

    LANDLORD NOT LIABLE FOR DECK COLLAPSE AT RENTAL HOME

    LANDLORD NOT LIABLE FOR DECK COLLAPSE AT RENTAL HOME
    In Aldredge v. Byrd, No. A17A0281, 2017 WL 1180469 (Ga. Ct. App. Mar. 30, 2017) the Georgia Court of Appeals held that a landlord was not liable for the collapse of a deck on his rental property.  The renters hosted a barbeque in the…
  • Mar 31

    NO PRE-SUIT NOTICE REQUIRED TO SUE CITIES FOR INTENTIONAL ACTS

    NO PRE-SUIT NOTICE REQUIRED TO SUE CITIES FOR INTENTIONAL ACTS
    In West v. City of Albany, 2017 WL 875033 (Ga. March 6, 2017), the Georgia Supreme Court addressed whether an injured party was required to provide notice of intent to sue a city when the alleged wrongdoing was intentional rather than…
  • Jan 24

    AN EMPLOYER MAY BE LIABLE FOR NEGLIGENT ENTRUSTMENT DESPITE A CLEAN PRE-EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECK ON THE EMPLOYEE

    AN EMPLOYER MAY BE LIABLE FOR NEGLIGENT ENTRUSTMENT DESPITE A CLEAN PRE-EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECK ON THE EMPLOYEE
    Posted by H. Lee Pruett In Cullara v. Building & Earth Sciences, Inc., Case No. A16A1735 (Ga. Ct. App., Dec. 8, 2016), the Georgia Court of Appeals seems to raise as many questions as it answers concerning an employer’s duty to…
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Tennessee Disability and Life…

Tennessee Disability and Life Insurance Blog

Covers insurance law. By Pepper Law, PLC.

http://www.nashvilleinsurancelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2534

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Apr 11

    Georgia Diminished Value Putative Class Action: Motion to Dismiss Decision

    Georgia Diminished Value Putative Class Action: Motion to Dismiss Decision
    In prior blog posts, I’ve covered developments in the putative class actions against insurance companies in Georgia involving diminution in value on property insurance claims (see my March 11, 2016 post, for example). These cases stem…
  • Apr 10

    DRI Class Action Seminar 2017

    DRI Class Action Seminar 2017
    The Defense Research Institute (DRI) is once again hosting what is sure to be a superb and well-attended class action seminar this year, on July 20-21, 2017, in Washington D.C. The program will include, among other sessions: a presentation by…
  • Mar 28

    Thoughts on the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017

    Thoughts on the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017
    A fair amount of attention has been given in the legal media to the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017, H.R. 985, which has passed the House of Representatives and is currently under consideration by the Senate. Corporate groups…
Rank this Week: 3589

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Apr 5

    Slow Down: Waiver of Subrogation Clause Does Not Bar Claim Against Co-Tenant

    Slow Down: Waiver of Subrogation Clause Does Not Bar Claim Against Co-Tenant
    When an insurer pays an insurance claim, it becomes subrogated to the rights of its insured.  The rights of the insurer, however, are no greater than the rights of its insured.  Thus, any defenses that a potentially responsible…
  • Mar 22

    The Midnight Hour: It’s Too Late to Pay Your Premiums After the Fire has Started

    The Midnight Hour: It’s Too Late to Pay Your Premiums After the Fire has Started
    Procrastinators put things off until the last minute.  Waiting until “the midnight hour” to take care of important tasks, however, can have some truly negative consequences.  A recent example of this can be found in…
  • Feb 11

    Can’t Stop This: Anti-Assignment Clause No Bar to Post-Loss Claim Assignment

    Can’t Stop This: Anti-Assignment Clause No Bar to Post-Loss Claim Assignment
    In Givaudan Fragrances Corp. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., 2017 WL 429476 (N.J. Feb. 1, 2017), the New Jersey Supreme Court held that an anti-assignment clause in an insurance policy does not prevent the post-loss assignment of an insurance…
Rank this Week: 3027

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 4

    Defense Expert’s Attack on the Collateral Source Rule Falling Short

    Defense Expert’s Attack on the Collateral Source Rule Falling Short
    The collateral source rule can be summarized by stating “[c]ompensation or indemnity for the loss received by plaintiff from a collateral source, wholly independent of the wrongdoer, as from insurance, cannot be set up by the…
  • Nov 16

    Minors’ settlements in Mississippi

    Minors’ settlements in Mississippi
    I spent this morning before a chancellor obtaining approval for a minor’s personal injury settlement.  Prior to the hearing, I followed a routine that virtually ensures success. First, I reviewed Chancellor Primeaux’s outline…
  • Oct 28

    The Nasty Side of Judicial Election

    The Nasty Side of Judicial Election
    Years ago judicial elections in Mississippi consisted of the candidates making stump speeches about their qualifications.  Members of the community would support or oppose judges based on their interactions and experiences with the…
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Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Covers first party coverage issues and bad faith for Oklahoma. By Buckman & Roach.

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Motels, Apartment Complexes, Restaurants, And Businesses Serving People Should Manage Risk

    Motels, Apartment Complexes, Restaurants, And Businesses Serving People Should Manage Risk
    The typical Oklahoma business manages a considerable part of its liability risks by purchasing insurance coverage. While hardly news, businesses sometimes take their insurance coverage for granted and just assume insurance will be there if an…
  • Mar 24

    Arbitration Might Not Be Required If No Mental Capacity To Knowingly Enter Into Contract

    Arbitration Might Not Be Required If No Mental Capacity To Knowingly Enter Into Contract
    The Plaintiffs Walker Bark and Debra Yahquo signed two contracts with Lake Country Chevrolet to purchase automobiles. A disagreement arose over the vehicles. Unable to resolve the dispute to their satisfaction, the Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit.…
  • Mar 20

    Oklahoma Wildfires Destroy A Staggering 800,000 Acre

    Oklahoma Wildfires Destroy A Staggering 800,000 Acre
    Fires in northwest Oklahoma have damaged more than 800,000 acres. The extent and size of the area damaged is hard for many of us to comprehend. As a couple of measuring sticks, there are 640 acres in one square mile. So it means you would…
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Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1074

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 8

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law
    An ADU, previously known as “in-law” units or “granny flats,” are additional living spaces on single-family lots that have a separate kitchen, bathroom, and exterior access independent of the primary residence. Two…
  • 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”),…
Rank this Week: 3410