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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 30

    Client Questions About Settlement

    Client Questions About Settlement
    One of the most common mistakes that insurance adjusters, and even some attorney practitioners, make during settlement negotiations is failing to anticipate all of the essential elements of the settlement agreement. Such oversights may result…
  • Aug 15

    Attorney-Client Privilege

    Attorney-Client Privilege
    The Washington Court of Appeals’ recent decision in Steel v. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co., 2016 WL 4001431 (2016) should be of interest to those seeking (or seeking to preclude) the production of attorney-client privileged and…
  • Aug 14

    DRI Schedules Free Seminars For Claims Executives in Atlanta and Hartford

    DRI Schedules Free Seminars For Claims Executives in Atlanta and Hartford
    As part of its ongoing outreach to the insurance industry, DRI Insurance Law Committee will be presenting two one day seminars in Hartford and Atlanta next month at which senior claims executives and outside coverage counsel will partner to…
Rank this Week: 4338

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 371

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law…

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law Blog

Features commentary on recent tort and insurance developments in Kentucky. By Edward Brutscher.

http://kytortjournal.com
  • Aug 30

    Car in which Passenger is Riding is Primary for Uninsured Motorists Benefit

    Car in which Passenger is Riding is Primary for Uninsured Motorists Benefit
    The Kentucky Supreme Court recently issued an opinion regarding which of two insurance policies provided primary insurance for purposes of uninsured motorists (UM) benefits provided to a passenger. The car in which the passenger was riding…
  • Aug 22

    Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Kentucky

    Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Kentucky
    I will be speaking at a seminar hosted by National Business Institute titled; “Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Kentucky.”  The seminar will take place on Friday, September 23, 2016, at the Holiday Inn Louisville…
  • Jul 15

    You Don’t Have to be “Inside” a Car to “Occupy” It for Insurance Purposes.

    You Don’t Have to be “Inside” a Car to “Occupy” It for Insurance Purposes.
    The Court of Appeals recently discussed what qualifies as “occupying” a car for purposes of qualifying for underinsured motorists coverage (UIM) in Jackson v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., unpublished.  The Court discussed…
Rank this Week: 1467

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 30

    Boyd v. Colvin: SSDI and SSI Appeal

    Boyd v. Colvin: SSDI and SSI Appeal
    There are two different types of Social Security disability benefits for which a disabled individual can apply, depending on the facts regarding his or her disability and work history. The most common type of benefits for which claimants…
  • Aug 27

    Social Security Disability Judge Refuses to Resign After Harassment Allegation

    Social Security Disability Judge Refuses to Resign After Harassment Allegation
    As you may have already heard, a Social Security Administration (SSA) administrative law judge (ALJ) was accused to have been of sexually harassing his co-workers at the agency and writing derogatory things about Social Security Disability…
  • Aug 25

    O’Connor-Spinner v. Colvin: SSDI Appeal

    O’Connor-Spinner v. Colvin: SSDI Appeal
    O’Connor-Spinner v. Colvin, a case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, involves a claimant who was suffering from a degenerative disk disease, severe sleep apnea, restrictive lung disease, obesity, and…
Rank this Week: 2872

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 30

    It Never Gets Old

    It Never Gets Old
    Our 9 year-old daughter loves telling jokes and pulling little pranks. When she finds one that really hits the mark, she will tell it over and over and each time she will giggle and say: “It never gets old”.  Something else…
  • Jul 18

    Avoiding Boat and Jet Ski Accidents in Tennessee

    Avoiding Boat and Jet Ski Accidents in Tennessee
    In 2015, there were 136 reportable boating incidents, 77 injuries and 13 fatalities. Falling overboard was the leading cause of fatalities with 3 deaths attributed to it. The most common cause of injury accidents was operator inattention. The…
  • Jul 10

    100 Deadliest Days Could Be Even Deadlier This Year

    100 Deadliest Days Could Be Even Deadlier This Year
    The good news: the economy continues to improve and gas remains cheap. The bad news: this could mean more traffic deaths especially during the 100 Deadliest Days.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, last…
Rank this Week: 2583

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Tick-Tock: Welcome to the Walmart Marketplace

    Tick-Tock: Welcome to the Walmart Marketplace
    As we noted earlier this month, agents have the opportunity to sell ObamaPlans at Walmart stores around the country. But the window for signing up to do so is closing.From email:"Tomorrow (August 31) is the last opportunity for agents and…
  • Aug 30

    MVNHS© circling the drain?

    MVNHS© circling the drain?
    Earlier this month, we noted the financial difficulties facing the Much Vaunted National Health Service©, and observed that if you're a government-run health care system and you're going broke, that's a problem. But it's not the only…
  • Aug 29

    History Can Be Fun

    History Can Be Fun
    Shortly after ACA was enacted into law in 2010, Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, whose Committee wrote most of it, "tried to calm an angry Montana voter by saying this: “Mark my words, several years from now, you’re going to…
Rank this Week: 467

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2207

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 30

    Illinois Department of Insurance Proposes Rule on Misrepresentations and False Warrantie

    Illinois Department of Insurance Proposes Rule on Misrepresentations and False Warrantie
    The Illinois Department of Insurance (“DOI”) has issued a notice of proposed rules to create 50 Ill. Adm. Code 941 regarding misrepresentations and false warranties. A previous version of the proposed rule was proposed in…
  • Aug 25

    Wyoming Requires Insurer Prejudice for Late Notice

    Wyoming Requires Insurer Prejudice for Late Notice
    The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled on August 17, 2016 that an insurer “must be prejudiced before being entitled to deny coverage when the insured has failed to give notice ‘as soon as practicable.’” In addressing a…
  • Aug 16

    Illinois Treasurer Holds Statewide Hearings on Life Insurers that Do Not Pay Death Benefit

    Illinois Treasurer Holds Statewide Hearings on Life Insurers that Do Not Pay Death Benefit
    Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs has called for statewide hearings to educate the public on how life insurance companies avoid paying death benefits. The first hearing is scheduled for August 17th in Normal, Illinois. According to…
Rank this Week: 98

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: 2977

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/
  • Aug 30

    Rental Cars and Accident

    Rental Cars and Accident
    Although it is now the “off-season” in Florida, we are a Mecca for tourists who often rent cars. Unfamiliarity with the vehicle and the local roads sometimes results in these tourists causing accidents. Unfortunately, if this…
  • Jul 18

    Accidents Involving Rental Car

    Accidents Involving Rental Car
    Although it is now the “off-season” in Florida, we are a Mecca for tourists who often rent cars. Unfamiliarity with the vehicle and the local roads sometimes results in these tourists causing accidents. Unfortunately, if this…
  • Jul 18

    Accidents Involving Rental Car

    Accidents Involving Rental Car
    Although it is now the “off-season” in Florida, we are a Mecca for tourists who often rent cars. Unfamiliarity with the vehicle and the local roads sometimes results in these tourists causing accidents. Unfortunately, if this…
Rank this Week: 631

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

    Can I Buy Someone Else’s Life Insurance Policy?

    Can I Buy Someone Else’s Life Insurance Policy?
    Weatherford life insurance lawyers, this writer included, have represented clients trying to recover proceeds from a life insurance policy purchased by third parties. The answer is yes. WealthManagement.com purchased an article discussing…
  • Aug 27

    Bad Faith Claims And Mental Anguish Damage

    Bad Faith Claims And Mental Anguish Damage
    A 1998, Dallas Court of Appeals case is a good read for lawyers wanting to recover mental anguish damages in bad faith insurance cases. The case is styled, State Farm Lloyds v Johns. Johns house was built in 1964. Johns moved in to her house…
  • Aug 27

    “Knowing” Conduct By Insurance Company

    “Knowing” Conduct By Insurance Company
    A 1998, Dallas Court of Appeals case is a good read for lawyers handling bad faith insurance cases. The case is styled, State Farm Lloyds v Johns. Johns house was built in 1964. Johns moved in to her house in 1972. In the summer of 1990,…
Rank this Week: 3522

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

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

    Video Blog: Liability for Unsafe Premises – BC’s Occupiers Liability Act

    Video Blog: Liability for Unsafe Premises – BC’s Occupiers Liability Act
    Video Blog: Unsafe Premises, an Overview of Occupiers Liability Law in British Columbia In British Columbia the law provides that a person who is in physical possession or control over premises has duty of care to see that another person, and…
  • Aug 22

    Video Blog: Who can challenge an unfair will in BC?

    Video Blog: Who can challenge an unfair will in BC?
    BC Laws are the Most Sympathetic to the Wrongly Disinherited  Many people do not know that BC’s laws are the most sympathetic laws in all of Canada to people who have been unfairly treated in a family members Will.  Many…
  • Aug 19

    Video Blog: In a car accident while at work? WCB or ICBC?

    Video Blog: In a car accident while at work? WCB or ICBC?
    Injured in a Car Accident While Working – ICBC or WCB? If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident while working, you are likely confused about what your options are, and whether you should be making a claim through…
Rank this Week: 2688

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 29

    Unum Outsourcing Jobs to India?

    Unum Outsourcing Jobs to India?
    In past posts, we have discussed Unum’s track record of wrongfully denying disability claims and Unum’s bad faith efforts to avoid paying legitimate claims.  Unum was again in the news last year when it made significant…
  • Aug 22

    Should Women Pay More for Disability Insurance? Part 2

    Should Women Pay More for Disability Insurance? Part 2
    In a previous post, we discussed how a woman with the same age, job and health history as a man can end up paying an average of 25% (and in some cases, 60%) more for the same level of disability insurance protection.  We also…
  • Aug 15

    Long Term Disability by Diagnosi

    Long Term Disability by Diagnosi
    In our last few posts, we have been looking at the findings from the most recent study on long term disability claims conducted by the Council for Disability Awareness.  In this post we will be looking at the types of diagnoses…
Rank this Week: 2663

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 29

    Medical Bills Are Not Reduced to the Amount Paid In Personal Injury Claim

    Medical Bills Are Not Reduced to the Amount Paid In Personal Injury Claim
    The Illinois fourth District Court of Appeals decided, on July 15, 2016, in Miller vs. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, that medical bills are not reduced to the amount paid by insurers in personal injury suits. This case creates a split in…
  • Jul 12

    A combination of Wage Loss Differential and Permanent Total Disability

    A combination of Wage Loss Differential and Permanent Total Disability
    In Chlada vs Illinois Workers Compensation Commission the Workers Compensation Commission ruled that a person can get a wage loss differential and a permanent total claim.  The case involved two injuries.  The first injury resulted…
  • Jun 9

    Medical Error is the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United State

    Medical Error is the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United State
    Medical error is now the third leading cause of death in the United States. The first two are heart disease and cancer. This, according to a British Medical Journal analysis by Martin Makary and Michael Daniel, professor at the Johns Hopkins…
Rank this Week: 1769

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

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

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
  • Aug 29

    A US double insurance contribution case

    A US double insurance contribution case
    A Los Angeles appeal court ordered two excess insurers to contribute pro rata to a $4 million settlement of a lawsuit by a building inspector who was paralysed after falling from a ladder at a construction site. Westchester Insurance Co…
  • Aug 24

    Blockchain – will this be trade and commodity finance’s Uber?

    Blockchain – will this be trade and commodity finance’s Uber?
    Uber’s success is that it made it as easy to order and pay for a ride as clicking a few buttons. It created a multi-billion dollar market that didn’t exist just a few years ago. Blockchain is a payment technology that enables…
  • Aug 23

    Is anti-competitive behaviour insurable?

    Is anti-competitive behaviour insurable?
    The August 2016 first-of-its-kind judgment against South African Airways in favour of Nationwide Airlines, for damages arising from conduct that was held to be an anti-competitive exclusionary act preventing Nationwide from entering into or…
Rank this Week: 2629

Louisiana Insurance & Injury…

Louisiana Insurance & Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law, workers compensation and injury law. By Lavis Law Firm.

https://www.lavislaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2595

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Aug 29

    The Neglect Exclusion Does Not Apply to Pre-Loss Neglect

    The Neglect Exclusion Does Not Apply to Pre-Loss Neglect
    Homeowner and commercial property insurance policies typically exclude loss or damage caused by or resulting from neglect.1 Under the ISO Homeowners 3-Special Form,2 neglect means “neglect of an ‘insured’ to use all…
  • Aug 28

    Well...Another Bad Faith Case in Massachusett

    Well...Another Bad Faith Case in Massachusett
    Shaun Harrington was subcontracted to install a well on the McLaughlins’ property (sorry for the bad pun in the title). Unfortunately, in July and August of 2003, this well starting pumping salt water onto the McLaughlin’s…
  • Aug 27

    Does My Business Have Insurance Coverage for Losses Attributed to the Zika Virus?

    Does My Business Have Insurance Coverage for Losses Attributed to the Zika Virus?
    As most of you know, there is a spreading concern about the presence of the Zika virus in South Florida. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel warnings pertaining to the regions where the Zika virus has…
Rank this Week: 455

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

Covers global insurance and reinsurance law and news. By Goldberg Segalla.

http://www.insurerereport.com/
  • Aug 29

    No, No, No: No Accident, No Property Damage, No Duty to Defend Under Illinois Law

    No, No, No: No Accident, No Property Damage, No Duty to Defend Under Illinois Law
    Westfield Insurance Co. v. West Van Buren, LLC, et al., 2016 IL App (1st) 140862 represents a continuation of Illinois law in the context of an insurer’s duty to defend construction defect claims. As articulated in Westfield, accidental…
  • Aug 26

    Presumed Innocent: But Rescission Still Available to Void Coverage Due to Misrepresentation

    Presumed Innocent: But Rescission Still Available to Void Coverage Due to Misrepresentation
    A court rescinded a Georgia attorney’s professional liability coverage after his partner stole more than a million dollars from clients and lied about it on their firm’s insurance application. A federal district court in…
  • Aug 25

    Leaders of Major House Committee Wade into Equivalency Discussion

    Leaders of Major House Committee Wade into Equivalency Discussion
    On August 17, 2016, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee waded into the ongoing discussions between U.S. and EU leaders regarding equivalency with the EU’s Solvency II and negotiation of a covered…
Rank this Week: 3004

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 26

    MSA Company Not Liable for Underfunding MSA

    MSA Company Not Liable for Underfunding MSA
    All these years later and Mr. Bindrum is still mad about his 2008 settlement with AIG. Today an unpublished opinion was reported out of the State of Vermont that shows that after his unsuccessful suit against AIG in federal court for…
  • Aug 12

    Possible furloughs for the Social Security Administration in the future?

    Possible furloughs for the Social Security Administration in the future?
    There’s been talk and chatter about the possibility of Social Security Offices and staff being furloughed in the near future.  Nearly three years ago, in 2013, we experienced the government shut down, and extreme delays in the…
  • Aug 12

    Possible furloughs for the Social Security Administration in the future?

    Possible furloughs for the Social Security Administration in the future?
    There’s been talk and chatter about the possibility of Social Security Offices and staff being furloughed in the near future.  Nearly three years ago, in 2013, we experienced the government shut down, and extreme delays in the…
Rank this Week: 615

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 26

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017
    If your EIN will have 250 or more full-time employees in 2016 (counting each person who was full-time in any month) you’ll need next year to file your 2016 ACA Information Returns – Forms 1094-B and 1095-B or Forms 1094-C and…
  • Aug 23

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B
    Last week, the IRS released draft 2016 instructions for the 1094-B and 1095-B (the “B” Forms).  The release of the draft instructions is just weeks after the IRS released the draft instructions for the 1094-C and 1095-C…
  • Aug 9

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page
    In the ACA realm, change is the only constant, so don’t take this to the bank.  We’re telling you what we see for the first time, on a first reading of the draft 2016 Forms and Instructions that the IRS has released since…
Rank this Week: 3138

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1833

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 25

    Fears Nachawati Takes on Texas Wrongful Death Case

    Fears Nachawati Takes on Texas Wrongful Death Case
    On August 3, 2016, a Texarkana man was tragically killed in Sabine County, Texas as a result of a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and an unoccupied vehicle. Jerry Lee Woods, 58, was the driver of a 2006 tractor trailer…
  • Aug 18

    Fears Nachawati Partner Nominated to Inn of Court

    Fears Nachawati Partner Nominated to Inn of Court
    Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that founding partner Majed Nachawati has been nominated to become a member of the William “Mac” Taylor, Jr. American Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court is an association of…
  • Mar 1

    Firm Sponsors Local Baseball Team

    Firm Sponsors Local Baseball Team
    Fears | Nachawati is a proud sponsor of Cedar Ridge Baseball! We wish them the best of luck with the remainder of their season. We're always happy to help and support the community!
Rank this Week: 248

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 25

    Cyber Risk Insurance Premium Reaches $1.0 Billion

    Cyber Risk Insurance Premium Reaches $1.0 Billion
    According to Fitch Ratings, the Cyber Risk Insurance market in the US reached approximately $1.0 billion in premium in 2015, with 120 insurers writing the coverage.
  • Jul 12

    Cyber-Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increase – Ransomware

    Cyber-Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increase – Ransomware
    Cyber-Attacks on healthcare organizations are increasing, driven by ransomware, and is Cyber Risk Insurance which includes coverage for ransomware attacks is a critical component of any IT security plan.
  • Jun 1

    Cyber Risk Insurance & Email Piracy (BEC, Social Engineering Fraud)

    Cyber Risk Insurance & Email Piracy (BEC, Social Engineering Fraud)
    As we have noted (here & here), Email Piracy, also called Business Email Compromise (BEC) and social engineering fraud, is a significant threat, and only a few Cyber Risk Insurance policies provide adequate protection from this type of…
Rank this Week: 1633

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: 582

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: 2702

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 23

    Outliving Your Retirement

    Outliving Your Retirement
    August 23, 2016 – They call it “The Longevity Paradox” – People recognize they’re living longer but don’t seem to be taking the necessary steps to ensure long life financial security. A few staggering facts…
  • Jul 29

    Major Milestone Surpassed

    Major Milestone Surpassed
    July 29, 2016 – In March of 2009, in the depths of the Great Recession, I launched the Finn Financial Group with a pledge to help clients achieve maximum financial success and security through the effective use of structured settlements…
  • Jul 18

    Just Published: Nonphysical Injury Structured Settlements Article

    Just Published: Nonphysical Injury Structured Settlements Article
    July 18, 2016 – This brief post exists simply to call your attention to my most recently published article: “Understanding Nonphysical Injury Structured Settlements” I developed the article for Claims Management, a…
Rank this Week: 2522

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
  • Aug 23

    The Difference Between a Loan and a Gift When Applying for and Collecting SSI, Part II

    The Difference Between a Loan and a Gift When Applying for and Collecting SSI, Part II
    In Part I, we discussed the role of the SSI program and how loans and gifts are treated differently by the Social Security Administration (SSA).  In Part II, we will discuss how one can financially assist a disabled claimant applying for…
  • Aug 16

    The Difference Between a Loan and a Gift When Applying for and Collecting SSI, Part I

    The Difference Between a Loan and a Gift When Applying for and Collecting SSI, Part I
    When applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) it is important to understand the difference between what is considered a loan and what is considered a gift: the two are treated vastly different by the Social Security Administration.…
  • Aug 9

    The Role of the Vocational Expert at the Administrative Hearing, Part II

    The Role of the Vocational Expert at the Administrative Hearing, Part II
    In the first part of our blog series on Vocational Experts and their role in the Administrative Hearing process we explained the legal issues that arise in a Social Security disability claim and the manner in which an Administrative Law Judge…
Rank this Week: 2530

Vegas Personal Injury Law Blog

Vegas Personal Injury Law Blog

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

http://vegaspersonalinjurylawblog.com/blog
  • Aug 22

    Physician Assistance on Proof of Wage Lo

    Physician Assistance on Proof of Wage Lo
    Previously I posted a blog on this subject. Since that time, I don’t believe that much has changed with physician’s offices concerning this subject, so I am revisiting this issue to give health care providers another opportunity…
  • Jan 8

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?
    When I was a rookie attorney, I handled my first wrongful death case. That case involved an engine part that came off a moving car and penetrated the windshield of a vehicle approaching in the opposite direction and hit a front seat passenger…
  • Jan 8

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?
    When I was a rookie attorney, I handled my first wrongful death case. That case involved an engine part that came off a moving car and penetrated the windshield of a vehicle approaching in the opposite direction and hit a front seat passenger…
Rank this Week: 4951

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
  • Aug 22

    Phishing for Insurance Coverage

    Phishing for Insurance Coverage
    Phishing is a criminal hacker’s favorite sport, and for good reason. It’s a tried and true way to land the big one, over and over again. Whether using a spoofed bank website and stolen email addresses to trick customers into…
  • Aug 16

    Maximizing the Return on Your D&O Insurance for Merger Objection Lawsuit

    Maximizing the Return on Your D&O Insurance for Merger Objection Lawsuit
    While the fast-paced world of insurance evolves every day, some advice stays golden. Partners Peter Gillon and Alex Hardiman opined on the importance of maximizing the return on your D&O insurance for the Kevin LaCroix-run D&O Diary…
  • Aug 8

    Eliminate the Weak Link in Your Supply Chain with CBI Insurance Coverage

    Eliminate the Weak Link in Your Supply Chain with CBI Insurance Coverage
    Business Interruption insurance provides the policyholder with important peace of mind—it covers lost business arising from unexpected damage to the policyholder’s property. But what if the damage isn’t to the…
Rank this Week: 2590

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Haffner Law PC.

http://www.losangelesinsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2556

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

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

    Yes, construction defects are covered “occurrences” in New Jersey

    Yes, construction defects are covered “occurrences” in New Jersey
    Are you the parent of a teenager?  Have you ever been the parent of a teenager? If the answer to either of those two questions is yes, have you ever felt like you’re banging your head against the wall? You think you’re…
  • Aug 9

    Developments in insurance coverage for asbestos-related liabilitie

    Developments in insurance coverage for asbestos-related liabilitie
    I’m not sure which is more grimly entertaining:  watching old advertisements for cigarettes (see here), or watching old advertisements for asbestos products (see here).  If you’re an executive in the front office of a…
  • Jul 6

    Enforcing insurance coverage for “intentional” tort

    Enforcing insurance coverage for “intentional” tort
    I have in my office a copy of a Travelers claims manual from the 1980s. In discussing the duty to defend, the manual says, in part: “Ambiguity…means that the words are capable of being understood in two or more reasonably logical…
Rank this Week: 1085

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 17

    Does Your Practice Have a Leadership Succession Plan?

    Does Your Practice Have a Leadership Succession Plan?
    Many medical groups have difficulty developing a succession plan for practice leadership. Some practices do not even have a formal governance structure in place (though they should), but even those that do may find it challenging to identify…
  • Jul 18

    What is the Medicare Quality Payment Program and How May It Affect My Practice?

    What is the Medicare Quality Payment Program and How May It Affect My Practice?
    There are big changes coming to the Medicare incentive programs as we know them.  Beginning on January 1, 2017, the new Quality Payment Program (the “Program”) will replace all existing Medicare incentive programs with a…
  • Jun 22

    Food for Thought: Is a Free Meal the Way to a Physician’s Heart (and Prescription Pad)?

    Food for Thought: Is a Free Meal the Way to a Physician’s Heart (and Prescription Pad)?
    Long gone are the days when drug reps enticed physicians with extravagant meals at five-star restaurants and box seats to the Phillies’ playoffs (and sadly, gone are the days when the Phillies actually made the playoffs). According to a…
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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/
  • Aug 16

    Benefit Plan Regulators Have Been Busy – Very Busy

    Benefit Plan Regulators Have Been Busy – Very Busy
    Benefit plan regulators were active in the period leading up to the Federal government’s June 30 fiscal year-end. Significant new rules and regulations were proposed for retirement plans, deferred compensation plans and group health…
  • Aug 16

    Inside the Cash Balance Plan Black Box

    Inside the Cash Balance Plan Black Box
    In the world of science and engineering, a black box is a device, system or object which can be viewed solely in terms of its input and output without the user knowing how it works. In our ERISA world,  a Cash Balance plan be a black box…
  • Aug 8

    Pension Plans Continue to Enjoy Double Digit Annual Growth – Cash Balance Plans That I

    Pension Plans Continue to Enjoy Double Digit Annual Growth – Cash Balance Plans That I
    Cash Balance plans continue their impressive growth rate. Accordingly to the 2016 Cash Balance Research Report recently published by Kravitz, Inc., the number of new Cash Balance plans increased by 19% with assets increasing to $1 Trillion.…
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New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Aug 16

    NJ Supreme Court Holds Damages Resulting from Subcontractor’s Faulty Workmanship May Be Covered

    NJ Supreme Court Holds Damages Resulting from Subcontractor’s Faulty Workmanship May Be Covered
    As a general rule, there is no coverage under a commercial general liability (“CGL”) policy for damage caused by an insured-contractor’s faulty workmanship.  The reasoning behind this was explained by the New Jersey…
  • Jul 12

    New Jersey Supreme Court Revisits Take-Home Toxic-Tort Liability

    New Jersey Supreme Court Revisits Take-Home Toxic-Tort Liability
    Over a decade ago, I wrote an article titled Off-Premises Defense Washed Up?, which appeared in the May 30, 2005 issue of the National Underwriter Property & Casualty Magazine.  The article involved two appellate court decisions, one…
  • Jul 5

    GRIGGS SETTLEMENTS REVISITED

    GRIGGS SETTLEMENTS REVISITED
    As a general rule, an insured has no right to settle a claim without the consent of its liability insurer.  If it does so, it runs the risk of losing coverage for the loss.  However, if an insurer improperly denies coverage, or…
Rank this Week: 672

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
  • Aug 15

    Products Liability Consumer Class Action Claims: When Are They Covered by Insurance?

    Products Liability Consumer Class Action Claims: When Are They Covered by Insurance?
    Jill B. Berkeley, chair of the Insurance Policyholder practice group, co-authored an article entitled "Products Liability Consumer Class Action Claims: When Are They Covered by Insurance?" in the Spring 2016 edition of the Tort Trial…
  • Jun 21

    Does Your Company Have Coverage for PCI Fines & Penalties in its Cyber Policy?

    Does Your Company Have Coverage for PCI Fines & Penalties in its Cyber Policy?
    Payment Card Industry fines and penalties are fines charged by payment card brands like Mastercard and Visa to merchants’ acquiring banks for violation of their industry rules and regulations, which often occurs when there is a data…
  • Jun 8

    “All Sums” Claims Another Victory, This Time In New York

    “All Sums” Claims Another Victory, This Time In New York
    In Viking Pump, Inc., et al. v. TIG Insurance Co., et al., 2016 N.Y. LEXIS 1018 (N.Y. May 3, 2016), policyholders scored a victory when New York’s highest court applied “all sums” allocation and vertical exhaustion.…
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Boston Workers Compensation…

Boston Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationattorney-blog.com/
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RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 28

    Garlic knot

    Garlic knot
    A few weeks back my wife went to Meridian to visit family.  While on the visit, she ate at a place called Mimmo’s in Quitman.  According to my wife, it is the absolute best bread she ever tried (all the other food was really…
  • Jun 29

    Think before you send.

    Think before you send.
    Some 10+ years ago a defense lawyer as young as I was filed a motion in limine a few days before trial.  Most of it was baseless and by my estimation designed to either get a few more billable hours in or distract me from trial…
  • May 26

    Rib time!

    Rib time!
    Cooking ribs is a constant work in progress for me.  Add this, remove that, more time / less heat, higher heat / less time, foil time, type of wood for smoke, new rubs, types of sugar, etc.  There are so many variables in cooking…
Rank this Week: 2477

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/
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Business Insurance Attorney Blog

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

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

http://www.businessinsuranceattorney.com/
  • Jul 12

    New Insurers to Enter the Maryland Insurance Market

    New Insurers to Enter the Maryland Insurance Market
    Last week the Maryland Insurance Administration revealed that six new insurers have been licensed to do business in Maryland this year, and that 11 previously licensed insurers have been approved to sell additional insurance products.…
  • Feb 20

    Baltimore Sun Op-Ed on Health Insurance Claim Denial

    Baltimore Sun Op-Ed on Health Insurance Claim Denial
    In a previous blog post, I argued that Maryland’s General Assembly should take up legislation that would penalize health insurers for denying claims in bad faith. Yesterday The Baltimore Sun published a version of this…
  • Feb 20

    Baltimore Sun Op-Ed on Health Insurance Claim Denial

    Baltimore Sun Op-Ed on Health Insurance Claim Denial
    In a previous blog post, I argued that Maryland’s General Assembly should take up legislation that would penalize health insurers for denying claims in bad faith. Yesterday The Baltimore Sun published a version of this…
Rank this Week: 2584

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/
  • Jul 10

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit
    A US District Court Judge recently granted a motion filed by SMDA granting LTD benefits to one of our clients.  The Court found that the third party administrator had abused its discretion in recommending a denial of benefits.  The…
  • Jun 21

    SMDA partner recovers $1.2 million for seriously injured client

    SMDA partner recovers $1.2 million for seriously injured client
    SMDA partner, Patrick Derkacz, recently recovered $1.2 million dollars on behalf of his seriously injured clients.  Mr. Derkacz convinced State Farm to pay this significant settlement the day after taking the deposition of the at-fault…
  • Jan 5

    SMDA STRINGS TOGETHER ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS WINS

    SMDA STRINGS TOGETHER ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS WINS
    Anyone familiar with LTD Insurance claims and ERISA knows that you must first exhaust your administrative remedies before filing suit. In other words, you have to try and convince the LTD insurer to reverse its decision to deny the claim for…
Rank this Week: 1057

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Jul 1

    Visa/Mastercard Class Action Settlement Struck Down Due To Intraclass Conflict

    Visa/Mastercard Class Action Settlement Struck Down Due To Intraclass Conflict
    Yesterday the Second Circuit reversed the approval of what was reportedly the largest antitrust class action settlement in history, valued at $7.25 billion. In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, 2016…
  • Jun 1

    DRI Class Action Seminar 2016

    DRI Class Action Seminar 2016
    The Defense Research Institute (DRI) will be hosting its annual class action seminar in Washington, D.C. on July 21-22, 2016. If you haven’t been, this is the year to go. If you’ve been before, you won’t want to miss this…
  • May 16

    Spokeo v. Robins Supreme Court Opinion: What Is Concrete Harm?

    Spokeo v. Robins Supreme Court Opinion: What Is Concrete Harm?
    Today the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, addressing whether the plaintiff had standing to sue in a putative class action brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Like some…
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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/
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CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

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

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

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

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

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

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

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

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

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim

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

Insurance Blog

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

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

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?

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

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

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

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

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