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The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Feb 7

    There’s a Reason You Are Suddenly Hearing About the TCPA Everywhere You Go

    There’s a Reason You Are Suddenly Hearing About the TCPA Everywhere You Go
    On the panel in which I participated during last week’s PLUS D&O Symposium, one of the important topics we discussed was the question of coverage under a D&O insurance policy for claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection…
  • Feb 7

    Spanish Class Action is the Latest Collective Investor Action Filed Outside U.S.

    Spanish Class Action is the Latest Collective Investor Action Filed Outside U.S.
    The filing of securities class action lawsuits is, of course, well-established in the United States, and in recent years has become a regular phenomenon in Australia and Canada as well. In the wake of various recent scandals, numerous group…
  • Jan 31

    Two German Cities in Winter

    Two German Cities in Winter
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Germany this week, with the first stop for a meeting and a short visit in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg – “Free,” as a free Imperial city under the Holy Roman Empire, and…
Rank this Week: 412

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/
  • Feb 7

    ERISA Briefly

    ERISA Briefly
    ERISA lawyers are in a position to be the bearers of bad news as it relates to persons having ERISA claims. Here are some paragraphs from a recent article on ERISA submitted to the State Bar of Texas. ERISA, Employee...
  • Feb 6

    Willful Killing - Life Insurance

    Willful Killing - Life Insurance
    Life insurance attorneys in Dallas can tell you about Section 1103.151 of the Texas Insurance Code. It is often times called the "Slayer Statute." Here is a 1969, Fort Worth Court of Appeals opinion that dealt with the Slayer…
  • Feb 4

    Who Caused The Death?

    Who Caused The Death?
    Benbrook insurance lawyers at some point will have to deal with the Slayer Statute which is found in the Texas Insurance Code, Section 1103.151. In 1900, the Slayer Statute did not exist in Texas. A Texas opinion from that time...
Rank this Week: 643

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Feb 7

    Missouri Insurance Statistics for Homeowner

    Missouri Insurance Statistics for Homeowner
    I start most Saturday mornings in the same way—I read Nicole Vinson’s blog, which is always very informational and entertaining, and I do some research on insurance practices around the country. This Saturday, I woke up in…
  • Feb 6

    Recorded Statements Matter in a Property Insurance Lo

    Recorded Statements Matter in a Property Insurance Lo
    Often after a property loss, the insurance company may request a recorded statement of a policyholder in the days following the loss. This differs from a request for an Examination Under Oath, but policyholders must be familiar with…
  • Feb 5

    Homeowners: Know Your Rights When it Comes to Insurance Claim Repair

    Homeowners: Know Your Rights When it Comes to Insurance Claim Repair
    In my previous blog, I discussed the importance of homeowners doing their homework before buying an insurance policy. This week, I am staying on the homework theme. Homeowners should know their rights for insurance claim repairs. If a loss…
Rank this Week: 799

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 6

    Two Suicides Alleged to Be Caused By Disability Benefits Reduction

    Two Suicides Alleged to Be Caused By Disability Benefits Reduction
    There has been a lot of coverage lately about an alleged Social Security disability benefits scene that is said to involve people getting benefits to which they should not be entitled. While there are a lot of allegations being thrown around,…
  • Jan 31

    Social Security Disability Issues with Adult Disabled Children

    Social Security Disability Issues with Adult Disabled Children
    A recent news feature from Forbes deals with a rather complex issue involving Social Security disability benefits for adult children with disabilities. While the term “adult children” sounds a bit odd, we are talking about…
  • Jan 27

    Loveless v. Colvin: Social Security Disability Appeal

    Loveless v. Colvin: Social Security Disability Appeal
    Loveless v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, involved a claimant, who at 56 years of age had a lengthy work history. Claimant worked various jobs, including a delivery driver, warehouse…
Rank this Week: 1177

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/
  • Feb 5

    CMS Considering IMR Determinations More Favorably

    CMS Considering IMR Determinations More Favorably
    An interesting and exciting turn of events has occurred within the last week, and we are pleased to report that we have begun to notice a change in the manner by which CMS is considering Independent Medical Review determinations (IMRs). …
  • Feb 1

    Updates Added to the WCMSA Reference Guide

    Updates Added to the WCMSA Reference Guide
    An updated and revised WCMSA reference guide has been issued. The revised guide, version 2.4, can be found here. The revised WCMSA reference guide only has one update, which specifically addresses ongoing responsibility for medicals (ORM)…
  • Jan 22

    Takemoto False Claims Act Suit Finally Dismissed with Prejudice

    Takemoto False Claims Act Suit Finally Dismissed with Prejudice
    For anyone following the ongoing saga of Kent Takemoto’s final attempt to cash in on the insurance industry’s obligations to Medicare, we have finally reach the conclusion. On January 20, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the…
Rank this Week: 163

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    End of Week Linkage

    End of Week Linkage
    ■ First up, a tale of wasteful spending courtesy of co-blogger Bob V. According to the Congressional Budget Office:"It will cost the federal government – taxpayers, that is – $50,000 for every person who gets health…
  • Feb 3

    Finally! Free male cancer screening

    Finally! Free male cancer screening
    Regular readers already know that the long list of ObamaTax "freebies" (preventive care bennies paid at 100% with no deductible, etc) does not include male-specific items such as prostate screenings.But never fear, turns out a completely…
  • Feb 3

    Interesting Underwriting Dilemna

    Interesting Underwriting Dilemna
    Had unusual message when I arrived at the office this today:"Good morning! I'm considering donating a kidney to my father, and I've been told to ask about my life insurance. For one thing, can they cancel it or raise my rates if I do go…
Rank this Week: 315

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: 3152

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: 194

Florida Insurance Law Blog

Florida Insurance Law Blog

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

http://www.floridainsurancelawblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Continental Airbags Class Action

    Continental Airbags Class Action
    Several weeks ago, our terrific team, filed suit on behalf of 2008 – 2010 Honda Accord Owners regarding their Airbag systems (SRS). This system is not a Takata system, but is instead manufactured by Continental. We learned today that…
  • Feb 3

    Ruminations on advertising and being a fiduciary

    Ruminations on advertising and being a fiduciary
    I’ve been doing a lot of driving lately, to Jacksonville, Orlando, Miami, Tampa… and it seems that in every major city, there are the same billboards, showing some smiling individual with the tag line that their lawyer got them X…
  • Dec 30

    Honor and Mendacity, the yang and yin of doing things right

    Honor and Mendacity, the yang and yin of doing things right
    If you haven’t taken the time to go and watch “The Big Short” movie, you really ought to. It is thought provoking, true, informative, and it will make you angry. (The acting, and the directing are beyond top notch). Like…
Rank this Week: 4395

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/
Rank this Week: 2059

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: 2512

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: 2867

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
  • Feb 3

    When Indemnitor Is Off the Hook For Contractual Indemnity

    When Indemnitor Is Off the Hook For Contractual Indemnity
    Contractual indemnification clauses are among the most overused and misunderstood rights that parties argue over and negotiate for.  Although nothing in Illinois law prohibits parties from specifically contracting to provide for…
  • Dec 27

    Defective Construction Claims: Why Do Illinois Courts Treat Construction Companies Like Criminals?

    Defective Construction Claims: Why Do Illinois Courts Treat Construction Companies Like Criminals?
    Illinois courts have been prolific in addressing whether damage caused by defective construction can be considered an "occurrence" or "accident." The lively panel will examine the precedents behind the principles to debate and/or defend…
  • Dec 22

    Request for Money Damages Not Required to Trigger Duty to Defend

    Request for Money Damages Not Required to Trigger Duty to Defend
    Applying Illinois law, the court in Country Mutual Insurance Co. v. Bible Pork, Inc., 2015 IL App (5th) 140211, held that an express request in an underlying complaint for damages because of property damage or bodily injury is not necessary…
Rank this Week: 3745

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
  • Feb 3

    Uninsured Motor vehicle doesn’t have to include government vehicles 8th Cir, Ark law (unpublished)

    Uninsured Motor vehicle doesn’t have to include government vehicles 8th Cir, Ark law (unpublished)
    In American Alternative Insurance Corporation v Williams,Williams was injured while riding as a passenger in an ambulance when it got hit by a city bus.  Williams got a $475,000 judgment against the bus company, which paid its limits of…
  • Feb 2

    Anti-stacking UM policy struck down — again! Missouri law

    Anti-stacking UM policy struck down — again! Missouri law
    In Nationwide v. Dugger, Tanya Dugger’s daughter was killed when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by a train.  Tanya Dugger had an automobile policy with Nationwide that insured two vehicles. The Policy contained…
  • Jan 25

    Underinsured Coverage Ambiguous because of declarations page — Missouri law

    Underinsured Coverage Ambiguous because of declarations page — Missouri law
    In Nationwide Ins. Co. of America v. Thomas, the court found that contradictory policy language entitled Thomas to recover excess damages. Thomas was injured as a passenger in an automobile accident. Thomas’ damages exceeded…
Rank this Week: 3940

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

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

http://www.businessinsuranceattorney.com/
  • Feb 3

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

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

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

    BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland Reverses Denial of $160K Health Insurance Claim
    While our politicians debate the merits of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “Obamacare”), insurers continue to deny health insurance claims by the thousands every year. These denials often saddle consumers with outsized medical…
  • Oct 21

    Maryland Insurance Administration Releases New Limited Lines Producer Form

    Maryland Insurance Administration Releases New Limited Lines Producer Form
    All insurance producers with Maryland resident or non-resident licenses should be aware that the Maryland Insurance Administration has released a newly approved Limited Lines Registration form. It can be accessed here. Alex Brown is the Chair…
Rank this Week: 2414

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/
  • Feb 2

    5 Insurance Tips for Emerging Companie

    5 Insurance Tips for Emerging Companie
    When a new company moves to secure funding and formalize operations, insurance is often an afterthought. But with a bit of effort, emerging companies can obtain strong insurance protection, maximize their existing coverage, and make…
  • Jan 20

    Talking to the Board About Cyber Insurance

    Talking to the Board About Cyber Insurance
    In the ACC Docket article, Cybersecurity and Data Breaches: How In-House Counsel Can Engage the Board, my fellow partner Carly Alameda and her co-author Olga Mack of ClearSlide correctly observe that cyber insurance may cover costs a company…
  • Jan 6

    Protect Your Wine Business Against Data Security Breaches and Other Cyber Risk

    Protect Your Wine Business Against Data Security Breaches and Other Cyber Risk
    and David Smith David Smith and I have recently been writing and speaking about cyber risks and cyber insurance for the wine industry. While many of the high-profile data security breaches in the news involve large public companies, all…
Rank this Week: 4043

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/
  • Feb 2

    Homeowner’s Insurance and Mold Coverage

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

    Insurance coverage for dog bites?

    Insurance coverage for dog bites?
    You were attacked and bitten by a dog, either while at someone’s home or off the dog owner’s property. Your injuries are serious and the dog owner tells you not to worry because their homeowner’s insurance will cover claim.…
  • Oct 11

    “I was in a car accident. Who pays for my medical bills and lost wages?”

    “I was in a car accident. Who pays for my medical bills and lost wages?”
    Every car registered in Florida must carry No-Fault insurance. This coverage is also known as PIP, or personal injury protection coverage. No-fault pays 80% of your reasonable medical expenses and it also pays 60% of your lost wages if you…
Rank this Week: 4663

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
Rank this Week: 3099

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Florida Homeowners’ Insurance and Dog Bite

    Florida Homeowners’ Insurance and Dog Bite
    The American Veterinary Medical Foundation estimates that 36.5 percent of all households across the United States own dogs.  Most dog owners have friendly and loved pets, but on occasion, a dog will unexpectedly bite.  The…
  • Jan 26

    How to Report Your Florida Property Damage Insurance Claim

    How to Report Your Florida Property Damage Insurance Claim
    As experienced homeowners’ insurance claims attorneys, we understand how critically important it is that you report your claim in a timely manner to your insurance company.  There are several ways to report the claim and the…
  • Jan 20

    The 411 on Florida Flood Insurance

    The 411 on Florida Flood Insurance
    The Florida flood insurance market has become quite expensive in recent years, leaving many Floridians scrambling to find private insurers or opting out of flood insurance entirely.  Currently, Florida requires residents in high-risk…
Rank this Week: 3703

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Joshua Haffner.

http://www.losangelesinsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2430

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/
  • Feb 1

    Protecting Yourself Against Defective Product

    Protecting Yourself Against Defective Product
    Last year was a record year for vehicle recalls. Already this year, Ford has announced a recall of nearly 400,000 Ranger pickups due to faulty airbags.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just announced a…
  • Jan 29

    Xarelto: Convenient But Also Dangerou

    Xarelto: Convenient But Also Dangerou
    You may have seen the Xarelto commercials featuring Arnold Palmer, Kevin Nealon, Chris Bosh and Brian Vickers — the ones that tout the convenience of Xarelto. According to the manufacturer, there are two benefits of Xarelto: (1)…
  • Jan 20

    Winter Weather Driving and Car Insurance

    Winter Weather Driving and Car Insurance
    Well it is finally here: winter weather. If you have to get out and about in it, here are some winter driving tips along with a very important piece of advice about your insurance.  Before you go: Clean your windows of ice and snow. Make…
Rank this Week: 2419

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: 4861

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Troupe Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    What Happens To My Social Security Benefits If I Settle My Workers’ Comp Case? – Part 2

    What Happens To My Social Security Benefits If I Settle My Workers’ Comp Case? – Part 2
    Part 1 of this blog dealt with how weekly workers’ compensation benefits and monthly Social Security Disability benefits can offset each other.  But what happens if you settle your workers’ comp case? In Part 1, we used an…
  • Jan 6

    Can I Receive Both Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Social Security Disability benefits? – Part 1

    Can I Receive Both Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Social Security Disability benefits? – Part 1
    The Short answer is “Yes.” However, depending upon certain factors, one may not be able to collect his or her Social Security Disability benefit in full.  This is because the receipt of weekly workers’ compensation…
  • Apr 28

    How Much Is My Workers Comp Case Worth?

    How Much Is My Workers Comp Case Worth?
    How Much Is My Workers Comp Case Worth? This is one of the most common questions asked of attorneys practicing in workers compensation, or any personal injury type of law.  For someone who has sustained a work-related injury, with…
Rank this Week: 2409

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/
  • Feb 1

    Reader Poll: Which disability insurance company has the worst reputation?

    Reader Poll: Which disability insurance company has the worst reputation?
    After helping physicians and dentists on claims with every major private disability insurance carrier, we have our own opinions on which companies are the most notorious for targeting and denying claims. We’re curious what our readers…
  • Jan 25

    Will Physical Therapy Help Your Back Pain?

    Will Physical Therapy Help Your Back Pain?
    In previous posts, we have discussed some of the methods used to treat back pain. One common method of treatment is physical therapy. However, according to a recent study published in JAMA, physical therapy may not provide significant…
  • Jan 18

    Case Study: Can You Sue Your Insurer For Emotional Distress?

    Case Study: Can You Sue Your Insurer For Emotional Distress?
    At least one court thinks so. In Daie v. The Reed Grp., Ltd.[1], the claimant was denied long term disability benefits under an ERISA plan. Instead of merely asking the court to reverse the denial of benefits (a result that can…
Rank this Week: 2516

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 2387

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Jan 28

    Insurance insolvency and allocation-of-lo

    Insurance insolvency and allocation-of-lo
    A few years back, we wrote about the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision in Farmers Mutual Ins. Co. v. New Jersey Property-Liability Guarantee Assn.  In Farmers, the Court held that, in the context of long-tail claims, any…
  • Jan 12

    Can an insurance company depreciate labor costs in determining actual cash value?

    Can an insurance company depreciate labor costs in determining actual cash value?
    Years ago, there was a comedy ensemble variously called “The Dead End Kids,” “The East Side Kids,” and, finally, “The Bowery Boys.”  (They were made famous in the 1938 Cagney/Bogart film, “Angels…
  • Dec 21

    Beware the differences between indemnity agreements and insurance policie

    Beware the differences between indemnity agreements and insurance policie
    I used to know a guy who worked for a major, nationally known public adjustment company.  In years where there were no major hurricanes or tornado incidents, he would literally walk around looking like he had the weight of the world on…
Rank this Week: 2122

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/
  • Jan 26

    Reminder of the ACA Related Deadlines for 2016

    Reminder of the ACA Related Deadlines for 2016
    This post is intended to be a brief reminder of some of the 2016 deadlines. As originally described in our December post the following are the updated dates for Forms 1094 and 1095. Forms Original IRS Due Date Updated IRS Due Date Forms…
  • Jan 25

    ACA Myths That Just Won’t Die

    ACA Myths That Just Won’t Die
    Lawyers, politicians, economists, climate scientists, fad diet peddlers . . . we all know that it’s child’s play to persuade people of what they want to believe. Perhaps that explains the persistence of so many…
  • Jan 4

    How (and How Not) to Read This Blog

    How (and How Not) to Read This Blog
    TNearly three years ago, having spent hundreds of hours immersed in ACA minutiae, we anticipated that clients would not react well to fees for services that consisted principally of telling them that they had asked the wrong question. So we…
Rank this Week: 2836

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: 2658

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/
  • Jan 25

    Happy Affordable Care Act New Year

    Happy Affordable Care Act New Year
    Ir’s not exactly hats and horns for the 2016 Affordable Care Act (ACA) New Year, but there are a few reasons to celebrate regarding compliance matters. Filing Extensions The 2016 ACA reporting deadlines that apply to all subject…
  • Dec 18

    Enhanced health benefits for executives? That’s another Affordable Care Act issue to consider

    Enhanced health benefits for executives? That’s another Affordable Care Act issue to consider
    A prohibition on discrimination has applied to self-insured plans for years under  Section 105(h) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) now extends that ban on discrimination in insured group health…
  • Dec 18

    Enhanced health benefits for executives? That’s another Affordable Care Act issue to consider

    Enhanced health benefits for executives? That’s another Affordable Care Act issue to consider
    A prohibition on discrimination has applied to self-insured plans for years under  Section 105(h) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) now extends that ban on discrimination in insured group health…
Rank this Week: 4345

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/
  • Jan 25

    Physicians and Practice Staff Are Not Required to Obtain Child Abuse Clearances in Pennsylvania

    Physicians and Practice Staff Are Not Required to Obtain Child Abuse Clearances in Pennsylvania
    Previously on the Fox Rothschild Physician Law Blog, we reported on the July 2015 amendments to the PA Child Protective Services Law.  See our August 31, 2015 post here:  What You Need to Know about PA’s Child Protective…
  • Jan 8

    Understanding Medicare Overpayment

    Understanding Medicare Overpayment
    Under the federal Affordable Care Act, physicians and other providers have only 60 days to refund overpayments to the Medicare program before they face potential liability under the False Claims Act.  In addition, if CMS or the…
  • Jan 5

    OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion on Patient Assistance Charitable Foundation

    OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion on Patient Assistance Charitable Foundation
    This week the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published Advisory Opinion 15-16 addressing a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation (the “Requestor”) that would seek donations from third parties (including drug manufacturers) and…
Rank this Week: 4271

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 986

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/
  • Jan 20

    Cyber Risk Insurance Coverage is Critical

    Cyber Risk Insurance Coverage is Critical
    Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) continues to evolve as the insurers try to keep up with rapidly changing technology and the growth of cyber crime. For a variety of reasons,…
  • Jan 6

    Tips for Preventing Email Piracy

    Tips for Preventing Email Piracy
    As we have noted previously (see here and here), email piracy, also called Business Email Compromise (BEC), is a serious threat. Because the attacks are based on deception and human behavior, traditional technology protections are not likely…
  • Dec 22

    Surplus Lines Insurance Growth in a Competitive Market

    Surplus Lines Insurance Growth in a Competitive Market
    The Surplus Lines Insurance (E&S Insurance) market continues to grow despite the competitive market, with premiums increasing 6.7% in 2014 and 27% from 2010 to 2014. Why? An Insurance Journal article (see here) provides some insights,…
Rank this Week: 1256

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jan 16

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria
    The other night a tweet was posted: It highlighted a common problem, a “ghost crosswalk” across a busy road to a bus stop in Saanich.  It seems that being a pedestrian in Victoria comes with some less than ideal conditions.…
  • Jan 7

    Waiving Goodbye to Rights in Marine Accident

    Waiving Goodbye to Rights in Marine Accident
    When is a Liability Waiver Effective? Giving up, or waiving, the right to claim for the consequences of someone else’s carelessness is something we all frequently do.   A surprising number of activities we regularly engage in…
  • Jan 6

    Zombie Ships – the Perils of Failing to Neutralize Your Vessel Ownership

    Zombie Ships – the Perils of Failing to Neutralize Your Vessel Ownership
    Captain Black decided to sell his tug and barge to a fellow from up the coast who wanted to start a dock building business.  His wife and warmer weather begged for Black’s attention.  Black signed the bills of sale and pushed…
Rank this Week: 2538

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/
  • Jan 14

    I Prefer The Revenant Bear

    I Prefer The Revenant Bear
    January 14, 2016 – If you haven’t yet seen The Revenant, I won’t spoil the movie for you by telling you all about it. But surely you’ve seen the commercials advertising the film which earned Golden Globe Awards for…
  • Jan 13

    “You Saved My Life”

    “You Saved My Life”
    January 13, 2016 – As a structured settlement expert for nearly twenty-five years, I’ve always been grateful I chose a career path that allows me to help people. Not everyone has that honor or special responsibility. It’s a…
  • Jan 12

    Ziggy’s Wall Street Oddity

    Ziggy’s Wall Street Oddity
    January 12, 2016 – With tributes to the late rock icon David Bowie continuing to pour in across the globe, the debate about which David Bowie song was the greatest will likely rage on for a few weeks at least. Whether you liked his…
Rank this Week: 2090

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/
  • Jan 14

    Fears | Nachawati Partner is Appointed to Legal Ethics Commitee

    Fears | Nachawati Partner is Appointed to Legal Ethics Commitee
    We are proud to announce Fears | Nachawati Partner, Majed Nachawati, has recently been appointed to the Legal Ethics Committee by the Dallas Bar Association for the 2016 year. The Legal Ethics Committee is responsible for facilitating and…
  • Nov 20

    Lethal Shards from IVC Filter Killing and Injuring Patients for Year

    Lethal Shards from IVC Filter Killing and Injuring Patients for Year
      NOVEMBER 2015 - Reports first surfaced in 2005 that the radial arms and struts of medical equipment manufacturer Bard’s Recovery IVC Filter had broken off inside the body of patients. Since that time the U.S. Food and Drug…
  • Nov 19

    Ethicon Trial in Dallas Reports Testimony on TVM Danger

    Ethicon Trial in Dallas Reports Testimony on TVM Danger
    NOVEMBER 2015 - Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Prosima device is the center of a trial in progress currently in Dallas. The testimony stated that although medical professionals were aware that there are safer natural alternatives to the mesh…
Rank this Week: 558

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Jan 13

    Owens-Illinois/Carter-Wallace Allocation and Insolvent Insurer

    Owens-Illinois/Carter-Wallace Allocation and Insolvent Insurer
    Determining precisely when property damage or personal injury occurred in a case involving exposure to chemicals or other toxic substances over a period of many years can be extremely difficult, if not impossible.  Equally difficult is…
  • Dec 30

    Failure to Timely File Affidavit of Merit Results in Dismissal of Claim Against Insurance Broker

    Failure to Timely File Affidavit of Merit Results in Dismissal of Claim Against Insurance Broker
    In an action seeking recovery based on professional malpractice, a plaintiff is required to provide the defendant with an “affidavit of merit” prepared by “an appropriate licensed person” setting forth that there…
  • Dec 7

    Court Rules Insurer Owed No Duties to Doctor Who Lied on Insurance Application

    Court Rules Insurer Owed No Duties to Doctor Who Lied on Insurance Application
    With respect to auto liability policies, the rule has long been that an insurer is still liable to innocent third parties even if the policy at issue is rescinded based on the insured’s misrepresentations.  As discussed in a prior…
Rank this Week: 1324

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/
  • Jan 10

    The Learned Treatise Doctrine in Illinoi

    The Learned Treatise Doctrine in Illinoi
    In Illinois the Supreme Court adopted the “Illinois Rules of Evidence.”  They are found here. As a practitioner, it is nice to have what is supposed to be the law on evidence spelled out in a simple document. I had the honor…
  • Dec 23

     James R. Hausman v Holland America

     James R. Hausman v Holland America
      In James Hausman versus Holland America the jury awarded 21.5 million in favor of plaintiff James Hausman. The case took nine days in federal court in Seattle. The plaintiff’s lawyer was Rick Friedman, author of books entitled…
  • Nov 1

    Personal Injury Waivers in Illinoi

    Personal Injury Waivers in Illinoi
    While in Illinois enforces personal-injury waiver forms, they have to be very specific. This was demonstrated in the case entitled Offord vs Fitness International, LLC (LA Fitness) 2015 IL App (1st) 150879. I suppose at the outset I should…
Rank this Week: 3572

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 3

    CIGNA REVERSES LTD CLAIM DENIAL ON APPEAL

    CIGNA REVERSES LTD CLAIM DENIAL ON APPEAL
    SMDA recently convinced Cigna to overturn a claims denial decision by filing a comprehensive administrative appeal of the LTD claims denial decision. SMDA was hired by a client who worked for Norwegian Cruise Lines who developed significant…
  • Sep 8

    SMDA Partner wins 7 figure Verdict

    SMDA Partner wins 7 figure Verdict
    While this blog is normally devoted to all things Long Term Disability, I wanted to give a shout out to my legal partner, Phil Serafini who obtained an outstanding result in a automobile no-fault case. SMDA was contacted by the mother of a…
Rank this Week: 4250

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Jan 4

    Cardiac Issues and Long Term Disability

    Cardiac Issues and Long Term Disability
    {3:00 minutes to read} Cardiac issues are among the most difficult long-term disability cases. People who have had heart attacks and other cardiac conditions are often afraid of a recurrence. If your cardiologist has told you to “avoid…
  • Dec 30

    Golfing, Gardening & Tennis: the Long-term Disability Graveyard

    Golfing, Gardening & Tennis: the Long-term Disability Graveyard
    {3:00 minutes to read} Many people continue to engage in activities such as golf, gardening, or tennis, even when applying for or receiving long-term disability benefits. They don’t want a reduced quality of life, so they refuse to give…
  • Dec 16

    How to Support Your MS Disability Claim

    How to Support Your MS Disability Claim
    {3:55  minutes to read} Multiple Sclerosis (“MS”) is an incredibly debilitating condition that is unique to diagnose and often difficult to prove to the insurance company. MS is a demyelinating, autoimmune disease. When one…
Rank this Week: 4101

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: 2127

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/
  • Dec 28

    Summary Judgment Denied Where Issue Of Fact Exists As To Whether Seller Was “Ready, Willing And Able” To Close

    Summary Judgment Denied Where Issue Of Fact Exists As To Whether Seller Was “Ready, Willing And Able” To Close
    According to the First Department, a cooperative apartment owner cannot claim to be “ready, willing and able” to close where the board of directors of the cooperative has not provided "unequivocal assurances" that it will not…
  • Dec 21

    First Department Upholds Contractual Indemnification Claim

    First Department Upholds Contractual Indemnification Claim
    The First Department has ruled that, regardless of the nature of the claims against a sponsor of a condominium development, a contractual indemnification clause in the sponsor's agreement with its architect can be enforced as to the…
  • Dec 16

    First Department Affirms Contractual Termination Conversion Clause

    First Department Affirms Contractual Termination Conversion Clause
    The decision appears to be the first clear New York State Court decision interpreting the interplay of a termination for convenience clause and a termination conversion clause in construction contracts when a termination in extreme bad faith…
Rank this Week: 2405

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 574

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

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

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Drones For Christmas? Learn the Laws and Regulations That Apply

    Drones For Christmas? Learn the Laws and Regulations That Apply
    Drones, also known as UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles), are becoming a public sensation.  As their popularity grows and more people own them, legal issues have begun to surface.  For instance, beginning on December 21, 2015,…
  • Nov 17

    Turkey Fryers, Fires, and Liabilities, Oh My!

    Turkey Fryers, Fires, and Liabilities, Oh My!
    Propane turkey fryers have the ability to turn into a fountain of fire, causing fire damage to homes and injuries to people. The holiday season is supposed to be about family, friends, and food. With all the fun to be had at holiday parties…
  • Nov 10

    Do Insurance Policies Provide Coverage for Man-made Earthquakes in Oklahoma?

    Do Insurance Policies Provide Coverage for Man-made Earthquakes in Oklahoma?
    Earthquake insurance is not automatically included in a standard homeowners policy. However, insurance companies may provide coverage for earthquakes for an additional charge. Earthquake coverage may be purchased as either an endorsement to a…
Rank this Week: 4152

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: 918

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • Nov 20

    A handy unofficial website that does a…

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

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA
    A headline in the Christian Science Monitor caught my eye the other day: "Are you an independent contractor? Probably not, Labor Department says." The article goes on to discuss a new Department of Labor ruling concerning the…
  • May 8

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS
    The District of Columbia government has upgraded its Legislative Information Management System ("LIMS"). As a result of the upgrades, the database covers all legislation passed by the D.C. Council from 1989 to the present, a total…
Rank this Week: 3360