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Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridainsuranceclaimslawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
  • May 1

    What Happens When Your Long-Term Care Claim is Denied?

    What Happens When Your Long-Term Care Claim is Denied?
    According to The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, in 2012, more than 8 million Americans have long-term care insurance. People over 80 years old made up more than one-half of the claims opened in 2012. What does long-term…
  • Apr 8

    When your insurer lets you down

    When your insurer lets you down
    If you are like most homeowners, you have paid your insurance premium monthly for as long as you've had your home. Then comes the day when you need to file a claim and your insurance company does everything in their power to avoid paying that…
Rank this Week: 865

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jul 31

    Cyber at Lloyds: Catching the cyber horse in motion

    Cyber at Lloyds: Catching the cyber horse in motion
    The following article was written by my good friend Tony Ellwood. Tony is senior executive, underwriting, at Lloyd’s Market Association and a thought leader. We are grateful to Tony for allowing us to republish his article, which first…
  • Jul 20

    CA Court of Appeal: CMIA Is Not All-Inclusive

    CA Court of Appeal: CMIA Is Not All-Inclusive
    In its recent decision in Eisenhower Medical Center v. Superior Court, 226 Cal. App. 4th 430 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. 2014), the Court of Appeal of California, Fourth District, had occasion to consider whether a medical facility’s…
  • Jul 11

    Court Certifies Interlocutory Appeal for the FTC v. Wyndham Matter

    Court Certifies Interlocutory Appeal for the FTC v. Wyndham Matter
    TRAUB LIEBERMAN STRAUS & SHREWSBERRY LLP’s Cyber Law Blog previously discussed various aspects of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) action filed against Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (“Wyndham”) under Section 5…
Rank this Week: 2572

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Medicaid Iceberg Ahead

    Medicaid Iceberg Ahead
    One of the key provisions of Obamacare involves Medicaid expansion. But then SCOTUS through a wrench in the works making expansion optional. The result, 24 states said "no" to expansion, gumming up the works.And now this .........Just six…
  • Jul 31

    Anecdotal evidence piling up

    Anecdotal evidence piling up
    David Williams, a Massachusetts-based healthcare industry consultant (and FoIB) has a very interesting new post from the Land of RomneyCare:"Obamacare caused one small businesses’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts premium to jump…
  • Jul 30

    When journalist/propogandist don't understand their subject, Is Medicare getting more efficent?

    When journalist/propogandist don't understand their subject, Is Medicare getting more efficent?
    Not sure if I should refer to Vox as journalism, their attempt at understanding the per-capita Part A spending is more along the lines of humor.http://www.vox.com/2014/7/28/5945197/the-amazing-news-buried-inside-a-283-page-medicare-reportBut…
Rank this Week: 53

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Lump Sum Settlements – A Primer

    Lump Sum Settlements – A Primer
    Disability insurance companies occasionally offer a lump sum buyout to the insured, sometimes unsolicited and sometimes in response to a request by you. A lump sum buyout of your policy means you would be given a greater amount of money now,…
  • Jul 25

    Line Up Your Proof

    Line Up Your Proof
    After the initial shock of learning that your long term disability claim has been denied by companies such as Unum, CIGNA, Hartford, Aetna, Standard, Reliance Standard, Liberty Mutual or Lincoln Life, it is time to take action and line up the…
  • Jul 16

    Federal Judge In California Blasts Liberty Mutual’s Biased Claims Handling

    Federal Judge In California Blasts Liberty Mutual’s Biased Claims Handling
    A federal judge in California recently lambasted Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for its financially biased long term disability claims handling. In Collins v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, Judge Dolly M. Gee found that Liberty…
Rank this Week: 2248

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

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

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
  • Jul 31

    Court: Transfer Is Not Fair, Reasonable, Or In Payee’s Best Interest:

    Court: Transfer Is Not Fair, Reasonable, Or In Payee’s Best Interest:
    New York courts have issued many opinions in matters involving structured settlement factoring transactions.  A search of legal databases reveals many decisions from New York judges rejecting such proposed transactions, on the…
  • Jul 30

    ACLI Warns Against Delaware STOLI Legislation

    ACLI Warns Against Delaware STOLI Legislation
    “Legislation Encourages Financial Fraud Against Delaware Senior Citizens.” That’s how the American Council of Life Insurers described a Delaware bill that, according to the ACLI, “would create an incentive for…
  • Jul 30

    Another Kind of Forged Order Leads to Iowa Woman’s Guilty Plea

    Another Kind of Forged Order Leads to Iowa Woman’s Guilty Plea
    As readers of Secondary Insurance Market Blog are aware, courts in New York state have been dealing with situations where court orders have been fabricated, and judges’ signatures forged. Some were led by those forged orders to…
Rank this Week: 885

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/
  • Jul 31

    3rd Circuit Affirms MSP Obligations are not Subject to NJ Collateral Source Statute

    3rd Circuit Affirms MSP Obligations are not Subject to NJ Collateral Source Statute
    On July 29, 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed that Cecelia Taransky was required to reimburse Medicare regardless of the New Jersey’s collateral source statute. Ms. Taransky contended that she was prohibited…
  • Jul 28

    Medicare Trust Fund Exhaustion Pushed Back Until 2030

    Medicare Trust Fund Exhaustion Pushed Back Until 2030
    In its Trustees Report released July 28, 2014, CMS announced that the Medicare trust fund will remain solvent until 2030, four more years than previously projected, due in part to cost controls implemented in the Affordable Care Act. Factors…
  • Jun 30

    Dueling MSA Recommendation

    Dueling MSA Recommendation
    We knew it was inevitable but the day has come. The Court of Appeals of Ohio published an opinion within which the parties debate the need for an LMSA and use the polar extreme of MSA providers to argue their cases. Unlike dueling life care…
Rank this Week: 254

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Jul 31

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2014 – Part 2

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2014 – Part 2
    Here is part two of my insights from DRI’s 2014 class action seminar held last week: Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund Decision:  Aaron Streett, who  argued the Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. case in the Supreme…
  • Jul 30

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2014 – Part 1

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2014 – Part 1
    Last week I attended the Defense Research Institute’s third class action seminar, an event that I had the privilege of helping put together.  As I’ve done in past years, I will summarize my “takeaways” from the…
  • Jul 10

    Retained Asset Account ERISA Class Action: First Circuit Overturns Judgment in Favor of Plaintiff

    Retained Asset Account ERISA Class Action: First Circuit Overturns Judgment in Favor of Plaintiff
    One of the hot areas of class action litigation against life insurers over the last few years has been the use of retained asset accounts, whereby the insurer pays life insurance proceeds not by a lump sum but instead by providing…
Rank this Week: 734

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/
  • Jul 31

    OIG Publishes Fraud Alert on Physician Lab Arrangement

    OIG Publishes Fraud Alert on Physician Lab Arrangement
    Physician ancillary service joint ventures continue to proliferate and not surprisingly, federal and state regulators are on the lookout for arrangements which may violate fraud and abuse laws .  In its recent “Special Fraud Alert:…
  • Jul 29

    Pennsylvania Department of Health Clarifies Clinical Laboratory Law

    Pennsylvania Department of Health Clarifies Clinical Laboratory Law
    On December 18, 2013, Pennsylvania Act 122 amended the Pennsylvania Clinical Laboratory Act to, among other things, impose licensure requirements on out of state clinical laboratories and to place certain prohibitions on physician…
  • Jun 30

    Medicare Rolls Out 5-Star Rating System for Providers/Physician

    Medicare Rolls Out 5-Star Rating System for Providers/Physician
    Are you and your practice ready to be rated by Medicare?  If not, you should probably get ready. According to a CMS blog post by Dr. Patrick Conway, CMS Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and Chief Medical Officer, the…
Rank this Week: 3911

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 31

    ACA Reporting for Employers: IRS Releases Draft Form

    ACA Reporting for Employers: IRS Releases Draft Form
    Under the ACA, there are two unique reporting requirements.  The first is the “individual mandate reporting” requirement under Section 6055 of the Code.  The second is the “pay or play reporting” requirement…
  • Jul 22

    Subsidies in the Federal Marketplace: A Definite Maybe

    Subsidies in the Federal Marketplace: A Definite Maybe
    Amidst all of the other issues surrounding implementation of the ACA, there is an underlying issue about whether or not subsidies (in the form of tax credits) are available for individuals who obtain coverage through the federal exchange…
  • Jul 17

    Disclosures with Respect to Preventative Care: DOL Notice Requirement post-Hobby Lobby

    Disclosures with Respect to Preventative Care: DOL Notice Requirement post-Hobby Lobby
    It seems like one of the hardest parts of ACA compliance is waiting for guidance on specific issues.  However, after the decision in Hobby Lobby, the DOL promptly issued FAQ Part XX that addresses the notice requirements for employers…
Rank this Week: 946

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: 3597

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/
Rank this Week: 178

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 380

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/
  • Jul 31

    Healthcare.gov Debacle Part Deux?

    Healthcare.gov Debacle Part Deux?
    Testifying before a Congressional subcommittee this morning, a GAO executive described a just-published analysis of the disastrous 2013 rollout of www.healthcare.gov.  CMS management had unrealistic expectations and failed to implement…
  • Jul 29

    Administering the Look-Back Measurement Method

    Administering the Look-Back Measurement Method
    We have been warning that employers will need months of advance planning and an automated process to use the ACA’s “look-back measurement method” to identify the full-time employees who will be entitled to an offer of…
  • Jul 29

    Employee Misclassification Pitfall

    Employee Misclassification Pitfall
    As we have discussed in prior posts, many employers are looking at ways to restructure their workforces due to the ACA.  In addition to ACA issues, a worker who has been misclassified can have negative consequences on the…
Rank this Week: 3630

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/
  • Jul 31

    Loss Of Use - Another Opinion

    Loss Of Use - Another Opinion
    Attorneys handling insurance cases will run into situations dealing with "loss of use" claims. The Waco Court of Appeals issued an opinion in June of 2014, that is worth reading. The style of the case is, American Alternative…
  • Jul 29

    Homeowners Policy And Fire

    Homeowners Policy And Fire
    Insurance law attorneys will one day see a claim wherein the insurance company is denying a fire loss by asserting that the fire was the result of arson by the homeowner. The Houston Court of Appeals [14th Dist.] issued an...
  • Jul 27

    Prompt Payment Penalty Calculation

    Prompt Payment Penalty Calculation
    Texas insurance law lawyers need to be able to calculate how the Prompt Payment Act when calculating damages. A 2008, Fort Worth Court of Appeals case is good to read for guidance. The style of the case is, GuideOne Lloyds...
Rank this Week: 762

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 66

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 31

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Coverage for Diminution in Value Claim

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Coverage for Diminution in Value Claim
    The purchase of reps and warranties insurance is an increasingly common part of mergers and acquisitions transactions. However, a frequently recurring question with respect to this type of insurance is how it will respond if a claim arises…
  • Jul 30

    Dark Pool Class Action Securities Suit Filed Against Barclay

    Dark Pool Class Action Securities Suit Filed Against Barclay
    On July 28, 2014, in the latest securities suit to be filed in the wake of high-profile concerns about ‘high frequency trading,” a plaintiff shareholder filed a securities class action lawsuit in the Southern District of New York…
  • Jul 29

    Guest Post: The Cloud, Cyber Security and Cloud Cyber Governance: What Every Director Needs to Know

    Guest Post: The Cloud, Cyber Security and Cloud Cyber Governance: What Every Director Needs to Know
    As I have noted frequently on this blog (most recently here), it is becoming increasingly clear that cybersecurity is viewed as a board level issue. At the same time that many boards have taken up the concerns surrounding cybersecurity…
Rank this Week: 334

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

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

    "Your Work" and the "Products-Completed Operations" Hazard

    "Your Work" and the "Products-Completed Operations" Hazard
    Here’s some advice I would give to anyone contemplating becoming a general contractor:  Don’t.   The liability insurance coverage picture is too muddy, and coverage for completed operations is too uncertain. …
  • Jul 3

    Notice Requirements and Claims-Made Coverage

    Notice Requirements and Claims-Made Coverage
    “For want of a shoe, the horse was lost,” goes the old saying.  If you handle claims from the policyholder side, nothing will aggravate you more than seeing a perfectly good claim go awry because of poor risk management…
  • Jun 11

    When is a "reservation of rights" letter enforceable?

    When is a "reservation of rights" letter enforceable?
    Lawyers and insurance companies are forever reserving their rights.  Sometimes I think it’s a reflex action against ever being forced to take an actual position.  But in the world of insurance coverage, “reservation of…
Rank this Week: 4227

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/
  • Jul 30

    Does everyone want to be an owner?

    Does everyone want to be an owner?
    In theory, employee ownership through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an almost perfect idea, since it benefits employees and businesses equally and simultaneously. Shares are allocated to, rather than purchased by, the employees,…
  • Jul 28

    DB(k) Plans: A Good Idea at the Time

    DB(k) Plans: A Good Idea at the Time
    Remember DB(k) plans? If you were in the retirement plan business back in 2006, you probably do. If you’re new in the business, you may not know about them at all. A DB(k) Plan, formally called an “Eligible Combined Plan”,…
  • Jul 21

    Fidelity reports average 401(k) balance up 12.9% in last 12 months. But let’s not live in the moment.

    Fidelity reports average 401(k) balance up 12.9% in last 12 months. But let’s not live in the moment.
    It’s a clunker of a headline, but there’s an important point to make. Yes, it’s good news that Fidelity reported last Friday. The average account balance for participants in 401(k) plans they administered rose to $91,000 for…
Rank this Week: 3925

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: 1198

First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4038

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

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

    Claim exaggeration is misrepresentation and claim was properly denied. 8th Cir, Missouri

    Claim exaggeration is misrepresentation and claim was properly denied. 8th Cir, Missouri
    This is the second time around for Young v. Allstate.  After a fire in their garage, the Youngs submitted a claim to Allstate. Allstate denied the Youngs’ insurance claim on the ground that the Youngs misrepresented material facts…
  • Jul 18

    Good faith and admiralty claim

    Good faith and admiralty claim
    New York Marine & General Ins. v. Continental Cement Company, was an action to determine coverage for a sunken barge where the insurer denied coverage on the ground the insured had failed to disclose the condition of the barge as…
  • Jul 16

    Notice / prejudice rule - claims made policy 8th Cir

    Notice / prejudice rule - claims made policy 8th Cir
    In George K. Baum & Company v. Twin City Fire Insurance Co.  there were choice of law issues.  But ultimately, the appellate court held that despite the fact the trial court should have used New York rather than Missouri law,…
Rank this Week: 1417

South Florida Injury and Insurance…

South Florida Injury and Insurance Law Blog

Covers injury and insurance law. By Gimenez & Carrillo, LLC.

http://www.sofloridainjuryinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    12 Must-Know Hints for DUI

    12 Must-Know Hints for DUI
    Whether you are the victim of a drunk driver’s recklessness, or  arrested for driving under the influence (DUI),  there are complex Criminal and Civil consequences which may follow. Any impaired driver involved in a car…
  • Mar 12

    Insurance Claim Disputes: How to Fight and Win.

    Insurance Claim Disputes: How to Fight and Win.
    Years ago your insurance policy would include something called an appraisal clause, but unless you read your policy cover to cover its unlikely it would have stood out to you in any particular way.  The appraisal process was a quick and…
  • Jan 13

    Why Your Florida Homeowner’s Insurance Might Not Be So “Assuring” After All…

    Why Your Florida Homeowner’s Insurance Might Not Be So “Assuring” After All…
    We know the importance of homeowners insurance in Florida.  Hurricanes such as Frances, Ivan, and Andrew and other “wind” events are somewhat regular reminders of what we all stand to lose and your insurance policy may not be…
Rank this Week: 4084

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: 850

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/
  • Jul 28

    Court Finds Coverage For Settlement Of Restitution Claim

    Court Finds Coverage For Settlement Of Restitution Claim
    Insurers often take the position that indemnification for claims for “restitution” are barred by public policy, and contend they have no obligation to reimburse a settlement of such claims. They often take this position even if the policy…
  • Jul 18

    D&O Coverage: The Devil Is In the Detail

    D&O Coverage: The Devil Is In the Detail
    A five-paragraph opinion by the New York Appellate Division suggests the potentially devastating consequences of ignoring the fine print of Directors & Officers Liability insurance policies. In Associated Community Bancorp., Inc., et al.…
  • Jul 2

    California Supreme Court Refines the Tort of Commercial Disparagement

    California Supreme Court Refines the Tort of Commercial Disparagement
    On June 12, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in the closely watched case of Hartford Casualty Insurance v. Swift Distribution, Inc., S207172. I reported on the Court of Appeals decision last year on this blog in the post…
Rank this Week: 2791

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Employers Dropping Long-Term Disability Insurance

    Employers Dropping Long-Term Disability Insurance
    Our Boston disability lawyers understand that many people need SSDI with costs of private insurance going up every billing period. According to a recent article in the Portland Herald Press, employers are starting to phase out benefits,…
  • Jul 23

    SSDI Cases: On Duration and the Recent Work Test

    SSDI Cases: On Duration and the Recent Work Test
    Our Boston disability lawyers understand that your work history may have as much of an effect on your level of benefits as your disability. A recent article in the Aiken Standard looks at what the author describes as a "draconian"…
  • Jul 18

    SSA to Educate the Public about What it Means to be Disabled

    SSA to Educate the Public about What it Means to be Disabled
    Our Boston disability lawyers know that the benefits appeals process can be a difficult and confusing process for claimants who do not have representation. A recent article from the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune discusses ongoing efforts by the…
Rank this Week: 4841

No Fault Defender

No Fault Defender

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

http://nofault.lisquared.com
  • Jul 22

    IME no-show (First Department)

    IME no-show (First Department)
    Sunrise Acupuncture, P.C. v Encompass Auto & Home Ins. Co., 2014 NY Slip Op 51082(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2014) “The defendant-insurer made a prima facie showing of entitlement to summary judgment dismissing the action for…
  • Jul 18

    Failure to settle declaratiory judgment not fatal to summary judgment motion in underlying Civil Court action

    Failure to settle declaratiory judgment not fatal to summary judgment motion in underlying Civil Court action
    New Milennium Medical Imagine, P.C. v. American Transit Ins. Co., Index #: 4588/13 (Civ. Ct. Kings Co. 2013) The Appellate Term held this month that a Notice of Entry is not a necessary to enforce a judgment under a theory of collateral…
  • Jul 17

    Walking out of an EUO leads to a disclaimer and a whole lot more

    Walking out of an EUO leads to a disclaimer and a whole lot more
    American States Ins. Co. v Huff, 2014 NY Slip Op 05366 (1st Dept. 2014) (1) “[p]laintiff’s motion for summary judgment as sought a declaration that plaintiff properly disclaimed coverage of its insured…” (2)…
Rank this Week: 1522

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3466

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory…

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

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

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Jul 21

    Esquenazi decision interprets the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

    Esquenazi decision interprets the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    By David McMahon and Robert G. Levy Companies doing business internationally no doubt have heard about the rise in claims brought by government agencies against companies and individuals under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Our…
  • Jul 7

    California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Director

    California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Director
    by Robert Hogeboom & Samuel Sorich The California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) has issued a notification to insurers with 2013 written premiums of $100 million or more in California to complete and submit the CDI’s…
  • Jun 27

    Recent Victory on Behalf of Medical Supplement Insurers against California Department of Insurance

    Recent Victory on Behalf of Medical Supplement Insurers against California Department of Insurance
    As a result of the filing of a Writ of Mandate and Declaratory Relief Action by Barger & Wolen LLP Senior Regulatory Counsel Robert W. Hogeboom and Litigation Partner John Holmes, the California Department of Insurance (“CDI”)…
Rank this Week: 1462

The Medicare Compliance Blog

The Medicare Compliance Blog

Covers Medicare secondary payer compliance, Medicare set-asides, mandatory insurer reporting, recovery resolutions, conditional payment notification, Medicare risk assessment, self-administration support issues, Medicare impact on long-term care. By Gould & Lamb.

http://themedicarecomplianceblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    US Court of Appeals Provides Opinion on Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons v. State Farm

    US Court of Appeals Provides Opinion on Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons v. State Farm
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit published its opinion in Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons, PLLC v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company on July 16, 2014. The long awaited decision addresses the…
  • Jun 5

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide
    On May 29, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amended the recently released Workers’ Compensation Reference Guide published in February 2014. The changes affect medical review, treating physician reports,…
  • Apr 23

    Workers Compensation Review Center (WCRC) Changes Position on Development Letter

    Workers Compensation Review Center (WCRC) Changes Position on Development Letter
    As a result of Gould and Lamb’s continued advocacy with CMS Central Office, WCRC, and Regional Offices, Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside submitters will see a light at the end of the tunnel. Based on direct conversations,…
Rank this Week: 3194

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Jul 17

    An insurer was time barred from bringing a…

    An insurer was time barred from bringing a loss transfer claim against a second insurer by operation of the doctrine of laches. Zurich Insurance Co. v. TD General Insurance Co., [2014] O.J. No. 2550, May 27, 2014, Ontario Superior Court of…
  • Jul 17

    A broker can crossclaim against an insurer…

    A broker can crossclaim against an insurer where a declaration on the issue of coverage could provide the broker with a complete defence. JBI v. ACE Ina Insurance, [2014] O.J. No. 2615, May 30, 2014, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Master…
  • Jul 17

    The principle that a claim for…

    The principle that a claim for indemnification does not arise, and therefore does not trigger the running of the limitation period, until a request for indemnification is made does not apply if s. 18 of the Limitation Act also applies. Old…
Rank this Week: 2103

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/
  • Jul 15

    Miller v. Kenny

    Miller v. Kenny
     A recent Washington Court of Appeals Division I decision addresses a host of insurer related issues concerning extra-contractual liability.           The primary ruling in Miller v. Kenny, 325 P.3d 278, 291…
  • Jul 7

    Insured-Insurer Privilege Part II

    Insured-Insurer Privilege Part II
    As you likely know from my last blog, I am an advocate of a codified "Insured-Insurer Privilege." The need for such a privilege was also described in my last blog. Briefly, an insured who is seeking defense or indemnity from its insurer is…
  • Jul 2

    Is It Time for a Codified Insured-Insurer Privilege?

    Is It Time for a Codified Insured-Insurer Privilege?
    There is no common law "Insured-Insurer privilege" that protects communications between them, such as the privilege that exists for spousal communications or attorney client communications. Did you know that in some jurisdictions an insured…
Rank this Week: 1095

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: 4325

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/
  • Jul 15

    Healthcare & Cyber Risk Insurance

    Healthcare & Cyber Risk Insurance
    All types of healthcare providers are at increased risk of data breach and should have comprehensive Cyber Risk Insurance. The FBI has issued warnings to the healthcare sector: Cyber actors will likely increase cyber intrusions against…
  • Jun 24

    Corporate Forms for Insurance Agents & Broker

    Corporate Forms for Insurance Agents & Broker
    We previously discussed corporate forms for insurance agents & brokers a few years ago in Corporate Forms for Insurance Businesses, and would like to add a simple summary of the different choices – see here. It appears unlikely that…
  • Jun 10

    Real Estate – Cyber Fraud Threat

    Real Estate – Cyber Fraud Threat
    Real estate firms, including real estate, title and escrow agents, are targets of Cyber fraud and should have Cyber Risk Insurance. As noted by KrebsonSecurity (see here), real estate and title agents are being warned of a new fraud scheme:…
Rank this Week: 840

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/
  • Jul 14

    Annuities: The Volatility Antidote

    Annuities: The Volatility Antidote
    July 14, 2014 – 2013 was a dream year for most people invested in the stock market. And with the bulls still running so far in 2014, people are left wondering just how long King Midas’ reign over Wall Street will last. But every…
  • Jul 12

    Structured Settlement Security

    Structured Settlement Security
    July 12, 2014 – In a world where security means everything and often seems in short supply, it’s reassuring to know the life companies currently offering structured settlements have all retained their “secure” ratings…
  • Jul 1

    Treasury Green Lights New Retirement Safety Net Option

    Treasury Green Lights New Retirement Safety Net Option
    July 1, 2014 – Your retirement safety net options just got a whole lot better. Effective today, 401(k) plan participants now can choose to dedicate a portion of their retirement funds toward the purchase of “longevity…
Rank this Week: 3463

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: 2699

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

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

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Train Wreck

    Train Wreck
    Plaintiff was injured when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a train at a railroad crossing. Plaintiff drove his vehicle on a road which ran parallel to the railroad tracks and then turned on a road running perpendicular to the…
  • Jul 3

    Coverage Insurers Each Pay For One-Half Of The Defense

    Coverage Insurers Each Pay For One-Half Of The Defense
    A physician was sued for defamation and interference with business relations. The physician had liability insurance policies with two different insurers: Physicians Liability and American National. The doctor reported the lawsuit to both…
  • Jun 26

    Mental Capacity To Knowingly Enter Into Contract With Arbitration Clause Is A Question For The Trial Court

    Mental Capacity To Knowingly Enter Into Contract With Arbitration Clause Is A Question For The Trial Court
    The Plaintiffs Walker Bark and Debra Yahquo were parties to two contracts with Lake Country Chevrolet for the purchase of automobiles. The Plaintiffs then brought a lawsuit which sought to have the contracts rescinded (or set aside) and to…
Rank this Week: 1992

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

Features new case law and insurance regulations on insurance coverage issues with a focus on the Pacific Northwest.

http://sohalang.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2492

Insurance Dispute Lawyer Blog

Insurance Dispute Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance dispuates and hurrican insurance claims. By Berniard Law Firm, L.L.C.

http://www.insurancedisputelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 9

    District Courts Have Broad Discretion When Ordering IRS Debt Payment

    District Courts Have Broad Discretion When Ordering IRS Debt Payment
    In an appeal filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, from the Western District of Louisiana, the Court affirmed a district court verdict ruling in favor for the IRS. The Plaintiff, S.P. Lewis was ordered to pay…
  • Jul 1

    Understanding the Direct Action Statute and Insurance Dispute

    Understanding the Direct Action Statute and Insurance Dispute
    Louisiana has a Direct Action Statute that allows injured third parties to sue an insurance company directly when the insurance company’s insured causes an injury. For example, if you are involved an automobile accident where…
  • Nov 9

    Uninsured Motorist Coverage: What Are Your Rights?

    Uninsured Motorist Coverage: What Are Your Rights?
    When you signed up for automobile insurance, you might have noticed that many states now require automobile insurance agencies to include some sort of uninsured motorist ("UM") clause in your insurance agreement. Oftentimes, the only way to…
Rank this Week: 2463

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

Covers ERISA and non-ERISA issues on disability, life and health insurance law. By Barger & Wolen.

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Jul 7

    California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Director

    California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Director
    by Robert Hogeboom & Samuel Sorich The California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) has issued a notification to insurers with 2013 written premiums of $100 million or more in California to complete and submit the CDI’s…
  • Jun 11

    Ninth Circuit Takes Narrow View of ERISA Surcharge Remedy

    Ninth Circuit Takes Narrow View of ERISA Surcharge Remedy
    In Gabriel v. Alaska Electrical Pension Fund, the Ninth Circuit ruled that a pension plan participant could not be “made whole” by using the equitable remedy of surcharge to recover pension benefits he was erroneously told he…
  • May 29

    MICRA's Big Deception

    MICRA's Big Deception
    Michael Newman authored an op-ed for the May 29th edition of the Daily Journal to speak out against what he believes is an initiative that will deceive California voters this coming November.   Newman writes that…
Rank this Week: 1737

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 7

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner
    In Beacon Residential Community Assoc. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (No. S208173), the California Supreme Court expanded the potential liability of architects who are the primary designers of a residential building, typically a…
  • Mar 7

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement
    In Wells Fargo Company USA v. v. ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. (No. 13–15625) the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals found an abuse of discretion when a U.S. District Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction.…
  • Jan 30

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change
    Commencing July 1, 2014 under SB-745, all smoke alarms including combination smoke alarms, that are solely battery powered shall contain a nonreplaceable, nonremovable battery that is capable of powering the smoke alarm for at least 10…
Rank this Week: 1037

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: 1248

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Several Things to Consider When Dealing with Foundation Problem

    Several Things to Consider When Dealing with Foundation Problem
    There are many things that may happen when you find your dream home and go under contract, but when that perfect place comes with a cracked foundation, there are things that you can do to protect your interests. In many instances, damage to…
  • Jun 1

    Florida House Passes Citizens Sinkhole Repair Program Bill

    Florida House Passes Citizens Sinkhole Repair Program Bill
    The Florida House passed HB 129, commonly referred to as the "Citizens Sinkhole Repair Bill," by a vote of 85-25 on Friday, April 11, 2014. This bill contains several changes concerning Florida's sinkhole law, but only for claims submitted…
  • Jun 1

    FAQ's About Florida Hurricane and Windstorm Claim

    FAQ's About Florida Hurricane and Windstorm Claim
    With hurricane season rapidly approaching, Florida homeowners likely have several questions concerning their hurricane and windstorm insurance coverage. The following is a list of frequently asked questions about hurricane and windstorm…
Rank this Week: 4561

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/
  • Jun 24

    Lady Commits Suicide When Her Landlord Destroys Her Building Around Her

    Lady Commits Suicide When Her Landlord Destroys Her Building Around Her
    In one of the weirdest fact patterns in a long time the appellate court ruled on intentional infliction of emotional distress is a suicide case. Obviously, the law must accommodate even extremely weird fact patterns and this case is weird.…
  • May 25

    Setoff

    Setoff
    In Segovia vs. Romero the first district appellate court clarified what money a defendant may set off against a judgement. The case is somewhat unusual procedurally. The plaintiff in this case was the wife of a State Farm insured. The…
  • Mar 24

    Stacking Underinsured Policie

    Stacking Underinsured Policie
    Underinsured Stacking The first District Court of Appeals decided an interesting case about stacking as applies to uninsured and underinsured policies. In Allstate vs Trujillo 2014 Il.App (1st) 123419, the court decided that parties can…
Rank this Week: 3541

Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers long term disability news and updates. By Frankel & Newfield, PC.

http://www.disabilityinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Newfield Published in Dynamic Chiropractic Practice Insight

    Newfield Published in Dynamic Chiropractic Practice Insight
    The July issue of Dynamic Chiropractic Practice Insights contains an article co-authored by Jason Newfield, Esq., and H. William Wolfson, CD, FICC, MS, entitled "A Practical Approach to Individual Disability Insurance." The article is a…
  • Jun 18

    Disability Claim Payments Reached $9.8 Billion in 2013

    Disability Claim Payments Reached $9.8 Billion in 2013
    Every year we take a look at the annual review of the state of LTD claims among the working population of the US, presented by the Council for Disability Awareness Long Term Disability Claims Review. This organization, made up of behemoth…
  • Jun 9

    Football players have disability insurance too - here's one with a twist

    Football players have disability insurance too - here's one with a twist
    The San Francisco 49ers signed a typically enormous contract with Colin Kaepernick last week, allegedly worth some $61 million. Nice deal - but there's an element in there that grabbed our attention. As part of the agreement, Colin was…
Rank this Week: 3048

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 21

    Words that aren’t in the Constitution

    Words that aren’t in the Constitution
    Chris McDaniel is widely quoted as saying “The word ‘education’ is not in the Constitution. Because the word is not in the Constitution, it’s none of their business…”   This sounds interesting…
  • Jun 16

    A few funnies from the #MSSen race

    A few funnies from the #MSSen race
    Thad Cochran grew up doing “all kind of indecent things with animals.”  What?  You can’t be serious.  Cochran’s attempt at a joke was weird even for political standards.  Lesson for future…
  • Jun 4

    Bad choice of word

    Bad choice of word
    A few stories caught my eye today.  First up come from NRA-ILA.  That’s the National Rifle Association Institute of Legal Action.  They are hardcore supporters of the 2nd Amendment so it came as a bit of a shock when…
Rank this Week: 3503