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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/
  • Feb 10

    Questionable Retaliation Theory Gets Traction

    Questionable Retaliation Theory Gets Traction
    Since our earliest postings, we have warned of a notion, prevalent among employee counsel, that an employer plan sponsor unlawfully retaliates against an employee by reducing her work hours in order to deprive her of ACA…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2036

Alabama Insurance Defense Report

Alabama Insurance Defense Report

Covers insurance law for claim professionals and practitioners. By Thomas Little.

http://alabamainsurancedefensereport.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4868

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: 1237

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: 2923

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: 3140

California Insurance Defense

California Insurance Defense

Covers claims handling practices and litigation procedures for insurers, self-insured businesses, claims adjusters, and insurance attorneys. By John Armstrong.

http://californiainsurancedefense.wordpress.com/
  • May 8

    Grammar and the Law: Use the Restrictive Comma; It Adds Clarity: Fail to Use It, And Pay the Price

    Grammar and the Law: Use the Restrictive Comma; It Adds Clarity: Fail to Use It, And Pay the Price
    Many of us had an English teacher that taught us that adding the final comma to a list was not necessary so we didn’t need to do it. And if you writing or reading for pleasure, and dollars and cents are not determined but how your sentence…
  • May 8

    Grammar and the Law: Use the Restrictive Comma; It Adds Clarity: Fail to Use It, And Pay the Price

    Grammar and the Law: Use the Restrictive Comma; It Adds Clarity: Fail to Use It, And Pay the Price
    Many of us had an English teacher that taught us that adding the final comma to a list was not necessary so we didn’t need to do it. And if you writing or reading for pleasure, and dollars and cents … Continue reading →
  • Mar 14

    The Best Defense Is A Good Setoff

    The Best Defense Is A Good Setoff
    If you got it, of course. Today, I’m talking about the common law doctrine of setoff as it applies in California litigation. Contractual offsets are a different topic for another day, such as offsetting worker’s compensation payments from…
Rank this Week: 4230

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1980

California Insurance Litigation…

California Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers California insurance law and litigation, including ERISA law, class actions and unfair business practices. By McKennon Schindler LLP.

http://www.californiainsurancelitigation.com
Rank this Week: 790

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 1149

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 8

    Exertion Levels: What They Are, and Why They Matter

    Exertion Levels: What They Are, and Why They Matter
    The Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) contains definitions of various exertion levels that are used to place different jobs within categories based on the level of strength required to perform each job. You may have noticed these…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3638

Consider the Risks

Consider the Risks

Covers insurance law issues. By Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye.

http://www.princelobelinsuranceblog.com
  • Feb 13

    Moving Risk Management to the Nano-scale (Literally and Figuratively)

    Moving Risk Management to the Nano-scale (Literally and Figuratively)
    One problem with the implementation of risk management (the identification, reduction, and allocation of negative contingencies) as a process is size. Let’s face it, broad-based risk management takes a back seat in small organizations…
  • Nov 3

    ST.O.L.I. on the Rocks With a Twist

    ST.O.L.I. on the Rocks With a Twist
    A few months ago, we wrote about the concept of insurable interest and the potential challenges that life insurers face when seeking to avoid stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) transactions. In particular, New York’s highest court…
  • Oct 12

    The CGL Intellectual Property Exclusion Gets a Workout and Beats a Right of Publicity Claim Without Breaking a Sweat

    The CGL Intellectual Property Exclusion Gets a Workout and Beats a Right of Publicity Claim Without Breaking a Sweat
    In a recent decision, (Aroa Marketing, Inc. v. Hartford Ins. Co. of Midwest, 198 Cal. App. 4th 781 (2011)), the California Court of Appeals upheld a trial court dismissal (without leave to amend) of an insured’s suit for breach of the…
Rank this Week: 4961

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 400

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 16

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?
      The following was written by my good friend Scott Godes. While Scott may be intellectually dishonest, he is an effective advocate and counselor to his policyholder clients. Thanks Scott. Court Offers Narrow Interpretation of…
  • May 15

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?
    On April 27, 2015, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari on the seminal question of whether a putative class of consumers’ allegations of statutory violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”),…
  • May 3

    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,…
Rank this Week: 2210

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 9

    Anti-Concurrent-Causation Exclusion

    Anti-Concurrent-Causation Exclusion
    Hail claims lawyers need to read the Texas Supreme Court opinion styled, JAW The Point, L.L.C. v. Lexington Insurance Company. This is a 2015, opinion that is relevant to most hail damage claims, as well as lots of other claims....
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 987

Declarations and Exclusions

Declarations and Exclusions

News and comment on California insurance law, the politics of insurance, and other risky business. By George Wallace.

http://www.declarationsandexclusions.com/
  • Nov 3

    BLAWG REVIEW #325.8 <br>"May There Be No Moaning of the Bar"

    BLAWG REVIEW #325.8 &lt;br&gt;"May There Be No Moaning of the Bar"
    ~~~ Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, * * * Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may...
  • Apr 2

    Blawg Review #315

    Blawg Review #315
    Welcome to Blawg Review #315, the initial Monday edition of the resurgent Blawg Review, the weekly blog carnival for everyone interested in the law.  Launched originally in April 2005, and overseen by the still-anonymous Editor, Blawg…
  • Mar 15

    Marc Randazza: The Mark of Excellence

    Marc Randazza: The Mark of Excellence
    You will recall, perhaps, that I am a defendant in The Litigation Commonly Known as Rakofsky v. Internet. I have not posted updates on the case since last October, principally because the case was subject to a stay order. With the stay in…
Rank this Week: 802

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 &amp; 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: 2748

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law…

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law Blog

Covers ERISA and Disability benefits litigation. By the Wood Law Firm.

http://www.erisaontheweb.com/
  • Feb 9

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  • Jun 5

    Court Awards Substantial Attorney's Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case

    Court Awards Substantial Attorney's Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case
    In this ERISA disability case, the federal district court in Chicago awarded attorney’s fees of $109,312.75 to the successful plaintiff, Holmstrom.  The case started after MetLife decided to terminate her claim for long-term disability…
  • Apr 8

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee
    Steven Alfano won his ERISA claim for long-term disability benefits against CIGNA. The district court had previously ruled that there was “no sound basis in the record to support CIGNA’s finding that plaintiff’s back condition … had…
Rank this Week: 2325

First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    Sharing the CaseGlide Vision: Building the Future of Insurance Claim

    Sharing the CaseGlide Vision: Building the Future of Insurance Claim
        Overview: Our Current Focus: we have linked the smartest claims people with the smartest technology people. With that behind us, we are dedicating all of our resources to building the leading claims analytics and predictive…
  • Aug 26

    Tropical Storm Erika Projected to Make Landfall in Florida Soon

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

    A Rude Awakening: the 2015 Florida Homeowners Insurance Litigation Alarm

    A Rude Awakening: the 2015 Florida Homeowners Insurance Litigation Alarm
    Don’t you wish you were in your bed, with your pillow and your comforter? Imagine the blinds are dropped all the way to the window sill. They’re tilted in a way that not one flicker of light shines in. I know. Its painful to think…
Rank this Week: 3585

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Florida Homeowners’ Insurance and Long-Term Leak

    Florida Homeowners’ Insurance and Long-Term Leak
    Homeowners’ insurance will generally cover leaks that occur within your home, but if the insurer believes the leak existed for some time prior to the homeowners’ reporting of it, they will generally seek to deny coverage. …
  • Feb 8

    Florida Homeowners’ Insurance and Long-Term Leak

    Florida Homeowners’ Insurance and Long-Term Leak
    Homeowners’ insurance will generally cover leaks that occur within your home, but if the insurer believes the leak existed for some time prior to the homeowners’ reporting of it, they will generally seek to deny coverage. …
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4126

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: 1059

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: 4460

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: 1076

Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

Covers construction and insurance issues in New Zealand. By Grimshaw & Co.

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/wordpress/
Rank this Week: 3074

Gunn Law Blog

Gunn Law Blog

Covers Florida Insurance and bad faith law, as well as personal injury law. By Lee Gunn.

http://gunnlawblog.typepad.com/gunn_law_blog/
  • Oct 15

    The increased use

    The increased use
    The increased use of non-standard forms in the personal lines market makes it more difficult for consumers to make an informed decision when purchasing insurance.  Consumers are no longer buying essentially the same scope of coverages. …
  • Oct 10

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  • Oct 10

    THE NON-DELEGABLE DUTY

    THE NON-DELEGABLE DUTY
    On October 1, 2010, the Second District Court of Appeal issued an important and instructive opinion on the pleading requirements for asserting a claim for breach of non-delegable duties. Gunn Law Group and Gunn Appellate Practice successfully…
Rank this Week: 4392

Illinois Lawyers Blog

Illinois Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.illinoislawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    “Hit-and-Run” Insurance Coverage Requires Physical Contact

    “Hit-and-Run” Insurance Coverage Requires Physical Contact
    In the past, our attorneys have written about the importance of obtaining Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist coverage through your automobile insurance policy. Uninsured Motorist coverage can provide protection for you and your…
  • Sep 3

    Fraud: Conversion of Art by Dealer

    Fraud: Conversion of Art by Dealer
    Henry and Ann have something in common with art dealer Frederick:  They love art, and collect 19th and 20th century American painters.  They, and dozens of other collectors, entrusted pieces from their collections to a well-known…
  • Aug 13

    Underinsured Motorist Coverage Helps Fund Charitable Trust

    Underinsured Motorist Coverage Helps Fund Charitable Trust
    In a recent blog, we discussed the importance of protecting yourself and your family through uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage.  Uninsured motorist coverage provides compensation for injuries sustained in an…
Rank this Week: 3108

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: 4883

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Feb 10

    Wilcox v. State Farm: Minnesota Supreme Court Decision In Labor Depreciation Class Action

    Wilcox v. State Farm: Minnesota Supreme Court Decision In Labor Depreciation Class Action
    Today the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its opinion in Wilcox v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, a putative class action alleging that State Farm, in estimating the “actual cash value” of property damage under…
  • Feb 10

    Delay In Seeking Class Certification May Be Grounds For Denial Of Certification

    Delay In Seeking Class Certification May Be Grounds For Denial Of Certification
    A recent decision by a Florida appellate court highlights an important point that defendants can effectively raise in other jurisdictions as well – a named plaintiff’s failure to timely seek certification can, by itself, be…
  • Feb 2

    Blog Name Change: Welcome To Class Actions Insider

    Blog Name Change: Welcome To Class Actions Insider
    After nearly four years of blogging, I’ve decided to make one small change. The name of the blog is now “Class Actions Insider” and the site is www.classactionsinsider.com.  You can still find it at…
Rank this Week: 1407

Insurance Company Patrol

Insurance Company Patrol

Features news about insurance companies, insurance professionals, and the way they treat policyholders.

http://www.insurancecompanypatrol.com/
  • Aug 14

    Insurer to Pay Civil Penalty After Multi-State Exam

    Insurer to Pay Civil Penalty After Multi-State Exam
    American Family Life Assurance Co. of Columbus will pay $1.6 million to settle market conduct claims by three states.   The Columbus, Ga.-based insurer will pay $700,000 each to Minnesota and Missouri, and $200,000 to Idaho. The penalty…
  • Aug 13

    Health Net to Pay Fine After Losing Member Record

    Health Net to Pay Fine After Losing Member Record
    Health Net of Connecticut Inc. will pay a $25,000 fine after admitting that it lost computer records for 24,000 members in the state.   The stipulation and consent order entered into between Health Net and the State of Connecticut…
  • Aug 6

    Chubb Group to Pay Fine in Missouri Over Market Conduct

    Chubb Group to Pay Fine in Missouri Over Market Conduct
    Chubb National Insurance Co. will pay a $68,000 fine after insurance regulators in Missouri levied charges of market misconduct against it and three sister companies.   The market conduct exam conducted by the Missouri Department of…
Rank this Week: 2641

Insurance Coverage Blog

Insurance Coverage Blog

Covers legal issues relating to insurance coverage and recovery. Published by David Rossmiller of Dunn Carney.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • Jun 13

    Oregon Enacts Major Changes to Environmental Insurance Law

    Oregon Enacts Major Changes to Environmental Insurance Law
    Oregon insurance and environmental contamination law has undergone major and far-reaching changes in favor of policyholders and landowners with the enactment of Senate Bill 814. The bill went into effect on June 10, 2013 after it was signed…
  • Nov 6

    Wait, I'm not covered for that?

    Wait, I'm not covered for that?
    I remember when I called my first insurance agent. I was asked a million questions, I had no idea why the information was important, didn't know all the answers, didn't understand the terms, and at the end of the day, had NO idea what…
  • Oct 18

    'Tis the season to be politicking

    'Tis the season to be politicking
    In perusing this article and this article in the Insurance Journal I was struck by the differences between the everyday understanding of an insurance contract and the understanding I have been gaining through working with them in the legal…
Rank this Week: 1972

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 60

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: 3866

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
  • Jun 10

    California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2015

    California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2015
    The deadline for Assembly bills to be passed by the California Assembly and for Senate bills to be passed by the California Senate was June 5. Bills that met the deadline are eligible for enactment this year. Bills that failed to meet the…
  • Mar 25

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing
    In an unusual display of speedy discretion, federal District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell wasted no time in dismissing the complaint on a public works payment bond filed by Advance Industrial Coating, LLC in Advance Indus. Coating, LLC v.…
  • Mar 24

    TEST

    TEST
    In a significant decision the Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that claims-made-and-reported requirements in claims made policies should be enforced as written. An insured's failure to report a claim during the time required by the policy…
Rank this Week: 4171

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: 4146

Insurance Scrawl

Insurance Scrawl

Commentary on the law of insurance, the insurance of business, and the business of insurance. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/insurance-scrawl/
  • Feb 18

    Insurability of Punitive Damages - Texas Style

    Insurability of Punitive Damages - Texas Style
    It’s not as if the only cases I read these days are from the former independent nation of Texas, but the Texas Supreme Court is on a roll in clearing out its backlog of important insurance cases, some involving additional insured coverage…
  • Feb 2

    Cleaning Up the Mess in Texas: Insurer Funding Payment of Liability Claims When Coverage Is Doubted

    Cleaning Up the Mess in Texas: Insurer Funding Payment of Liability Claims When Coverage Is Doubted
    In May 2005, the Texas Supreme Court unanimously held that a liability insurer that voluntarily settles a claim against an insured may recover the payment against its own insured if it proves that the claim is uncovered and it reserved its…
  • Jan 16

    The Covenant to Provide Notice: Materiality or Prejudice Needed To Refuse Payment

    The Covenant to Provide Notice: Materiality or Prejudice Needed To Refuse Payment
    Sometimes courts get it right, both analytically and in the result. This was true in the landmark decision of the Texas Supreme Court in PAJ, Inc. v. Hanover Insurance Co. (Texas Jan. 11, 2008).
Rank this Week: 4012

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    Genworth Struggling

    Genworth Struggling
    Several days ago, Genworth Financial (one of the major LTCi carriers) suspended "new sales of life insurance products and fixed annuities to help reverse financial losses."On the one hand, this should save the troubled carrier upwards of "$50…
  • Feb 9

    Privacy, Shmivacy Redux

    Privacy, Shmivacy Redux
    "You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system"As we noted several years ago, that's the (explicitly hidden) message greeting newly-registered visitors to the…
  • Feb 9

    How Much Does That Website Cost?

    How Much Does That Website Cost?
    Open Enrollment 3.0 is complete. Now the brain trusts of Obamacare are touting the great success of healthcare.gov in managing the people who signed up without issues this year. Before they get too excited maybe we should step back…
Rank this Week: 609

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: 330

It's No-Fault of NY

It's No-Fault of NY

Covers New York no-fault insurance law news, analysis and commentary. By Damin J. Toell and Erik B. Lutwin.

http://nynofaultlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    How do you spell "Pyrrhic victory"?

    How do you spell "Pyrrhic victory"?
    A new post. It's only been like a year and a half. Anyway, there's a new Appellate Division case you should read.Matter of Carothers v GEICO Indem. Co., __ A.D. 3d, __, 2010 NY Slip Op 09256 (2d Dep't, 2010).
  • Jul 30

    Coverage Counsel

    Coverage Counsel
    I'm not sure how it's possible, but apparently I never, before now, had a link in my blogroll to Roy A. Mura, Esq.'s wonderful blog Coverage Counsel. Mr. Mura's posts deal with no-fault issues, as well as a much wider range of insurance law…
  • Jul 23

    Provider EUO

    Provider EUO
    David M. Gottlieb, Esq. has previously covered this issue at No-Fault Paradise, but it seems to me that it's worth some additional attention.On June 24, 2009, the NYS Insurance Department issued an opinion letter entitled "Examinations Under…
Rank this Week: 4499

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
  • Apr 22

    Kentucky Tort Journal Signs Off

    Kentucky Tort Journal Signs Off
    After several years, several changes, and more than several posts it is with a heavy heart that I advise my readers that the Kentucky Tort Journal is signing off.  I will no longer be posting or updating original posts or decisions.
  • Sep 10

    Court of Appeals Minutes for September 5th

    Court of Appeals Minutes for September 5th
    The Court of Appeals recently posted its minutes for September 5th, here.  One published case dealing with torts and insurance.
  • Sep 10

    KLR Reports on $5.1 Million Dollar Verdict!

    KLR Reports on $5.1 Million Dollar Verdict!
    The Kentucky Law Review recently reported on the $5.1 million dollar verdict in Jefferson County. The KLR notes it is one of the highest awards in recent memory and links to the Courier Journal article, discussing the case. Click on the…
Rank this Week: 1019

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: 3310

Life Insurance Law Blog

Life Insurance Law Blog

By Currin Compliance Services, LLC.

http://www.currincompliance.com/life-insurance-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 3552

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/
  • Oct 17

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Kruk v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35637 (D. Conn. 2013) Facts and holding: Rita Kruk (“Kruk”), a Human Resources Specialist, was a participant in an ERISA plan provided through her employment that provided…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger &amp; Wolen and Hinshaw &amp; Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
  • Aug 25

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 2095

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Joshua Haffner.

http://www.losangelesinsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3100

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: 1250

Louisiana Insurance Litigation…

Louisiana Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers insurance litigation, class actions and punitive damages. By Thornhill & Collings.

http://www.louisianainsurancelitigation.com/
  • Aug 21

    THE OCTOBER 1, 2013, REAL ESTATE CRASH!

    THE OCTOBER 1, 2013, REAL ESTATE CRASH!
    If you thought the CDO caused a real estate crash that could have been avoided with proper regulation, you are going to be pleased to know that the next example of why voters are sick and tired of Washington ineptness is upon us and it could…
  • Apr 11

    BP Deadline

    BP Deadline
    With the three year anniversary of the Deep Water Horizon (DWH) drill ship catastrophe on the Macondo well, the deadline to file claims under the Oil Field Pollution Act ("OPA") is April 20, 2013. The claims filed require in many cases the…
  • Jan 18

    MetLife settles allegations on auto accident surcharges (Boston Globe)

    MetLife settles allegations on auto accident surcharges (Boston Globe)
    MetLife will pay a $50,000 penalty and refund an undetermined amount of money to customers to settle allegations it imposed costly surcharges on Massachusetts drivers who were found not at fault in auto accidents. In detailing an agreement…
Rank this Week: 4395

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: 2820