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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/
  • Jul 23

    Will § 4980H Require Judicial Amendment Too?

    Will § 4980H Require Judicial Amendment Too?
    Occasionally, a deep dive into a real world scenario opens our eyes to a plausible, alternate understanding of an important ACA term or rule.  Here’s one.  We’re embarrasssed to admit that our…
  • Jul 22

    Simple ACA Rules for Simple (But Not Small) Employer

    Simple ACA Rules for Simple (But Not Small) Employer
    You’re an ACA “Applicable Large Employer,” but not by much. You have three executives, none of whom has any HR or benefit plan expertise. You rely on a local payroll service and your insurance agent. You hope they are on top…
  • Jul 20

    Final Regulations Issued Concerning ACA’s Preventive Services Mandate

    Final Regulations Issued Concerning ACA’s Preventive Services Mandate
    Last week the Agencies (DOL, HHS and IRS) issued final regulations concerning ACA’s preventive services mandate. This mandate requires non-grandfathered plans to cover specific preventive services, such as immunizations, mammograms, and…
Rank this Week: 1559

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: 4137

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

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

    Baseball, Hot Dogs and Class Action Lawyer

    Baseball, Hot Dogs and Class Action Lawyer
    One of my favorite kid friendly, safe for work jokes: Q: Moose walks into a bar. What’s he say? A: Ouch. If you like that one, how about this one: Q:Woman buys an expensive seat at the ballpark. What’s she say? A: Get me a class…
  • Jun 18

    Do You "Work For" Uber?

    Do You "Work For" Uber?
    You know, the Uber decision out of the California Labor Commission is fascinating, even if it isn’t directly on point with the subject of this blog. It immediately brought me back to the first appeal brief I ever wrote, as a young…
  • Jun 16

    It's a Top Hat Plan? Prove It

    It's a Top Hat Plan? Prove It
    This is a great article in PlanAdvisor on the recent decision in Tolbert v. RBC. Tolbert is a truly fascinating, and wonderfully instructive, district court decision on one of my favorite topics, and actually favorite things to do (I know…
Rank this Week: 2382

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: 2416

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

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

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

    Drones, anyone: Is it time to buy drone insurance for your business?

    Drones, anyone: Is it time to buy drone insurance for your business?
    According to the Federal Aviation Administration, drones are the fastest growing segment of the aviation industry. Corporate risk managers predict that within five years, 40 percent of all businesses will be using drones as part of their…
  • Jul 13

    A Cautionary Tale For Businesses: Make Sure You Have The Right Insurance Protections In Place

    A Cautionary Tale For Businesses: Make Sure You Have The Right Insurance Protections In Place
    Given the important role that commercial insurance plays in protecting, and sometimes saving, businesses of every size, smart companies pay attention to their insurance applications, insurance policies and other communications from their…
  • Jun 22

    Is an Insurance Captive Right For Your Business? Part 2

    Is an Insurance Captive Right For Your Business? Part 2
    As I said in part one of my blog on captive insurance companies, the exploding popularity of captives cannot be denied, and it is not difficult to understand why. A business that forms a captive insurer often enjoys lower premium costs simply…
Rank this Week: 1901

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: 3867

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Four Kantor & Kantor Attorneys make the California Super Lawyers List for 2014

    Four Kantor & Kantor Attorneys make the California Super Lawyers List for 2014
    Kantor & Kantor is honored to announce the selection of four attorneys from the firm for the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Inclusion in this list is reserved for attorneys who exhibit distinct excellence in their practice.…
  • Jul 22

    Proving Disabilities Based On Pain

    Proving Disabilities Based On Pain
    Many of our clients have disabling pain. However, the difficulty is proving that the pain is disabling. There is no test to quantify the severity of pain as it is an entirely subjective condition. This does not mean however, that an…
  • Jul 8

    Miracle Hepatitis C Drug Cure Being Denied: Not Sick Enough

    Miracle Hepatitis C Drug Cure Being Denied: Not Sick Enough
    Have you been denied medically necessary prescription drug treatment for Hepatitis C? If you have, Kantor & Kantor, LLP has a solution to help navigate you toward insurance carrier approval of Harvoni treatment for Hepatitis C. In…
Rank this Week: 2191

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: 5013

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Jul 8

    Successful appeal of an application…

    Successful appeal of an application judge's determination that the appellant insurer had a duty to defend its insured under a homeowner's insurance policy. The insured's son was hit by a car while crossing the road after getting out her…
  • Jul 8

    Judicial review of an umpire's decision…

    Judicial review of an umpire's decision made pursuant to section 12 of the Insurance Act, R.S.B.C. 2012, c.1, regarding the value of stolen jewellery The standard of review was whether the umpire's decision was patently…
  • Jul 8

    The Court found on a special case under…

    The Court found on a special case under Rule 9-3 that the insurer did not have a duty to defend the insureds with respect to claims for negligent acts occurring within the policy period when the resulting damage (i.e., a landslide) occurred…
Rank this Week: 1655

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/
  • Jul 27

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and You: The Issue, and 10 Things You Can Do to Prevent It

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and You: The Issue, and 10 Things You Can Do to Prevent It
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome consists of pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the fingers or hand caused by pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. The median nerve controls the feeling and movement in the thumb and all of the fingers…
  • Jul 20

    Do You Need Disability Insurance for More than Just Yourself?

    Do You Need Disability Insurance for More than Just Yourself?
    We spend a lot of time talking about disability insurance claims and mostly focus on the big one: personal disability insurance. However, there are three other types of insurance that you may not have been aware of, and could be potentially…
  • Jul 13

    Presenteeism & Sick Doctors: Does This Lead to More Sick People?

    Presenteeism & Sick Doctors: Does This Lead to More Sick People?
    We’ve discussed the issues involved with “presenteeism” and how it can affect disability insurance claims, but it’s making waves in other news regarding healthcare workers and their patients. Healthcare workers are…
Rank this Week: 1823

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: 4183

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 493

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: 4925

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 1

    Texas Guaranty Fund

    Texas Guaranty Fund
    Insurance attorneys need to be able to discuss the Texas Guaranty Fund with their clients and how this fund works. Four large insurance companies were declared insolvent in 2013, and as a result lawyers will have situations where a client...
  • Jul 30

    Assignment Of Benefit

    Assignment Of Benefit
    Insurance lawyers get calls from companies that have an assignment of benefits (AOB). This AOB is discussed in an article published by Claims Journal. It does a good job of discussing it and even though it talks about events in...
  • Jul 28

    Prompt Pay And Auto Insurance

    Prompt Pay And Auto Insurance
    Mansfield insurance lawyers need to read the Houston Court of Appeals [14th Dist.] opinion styled, Daugherty v. American Motorists Insurance Company. It was issued in 1998. Daugherty filed suit against American for refusing to pay his claim.…
Rank this Week: 4153

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: 993

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Can My Disability Insurance Policy Be Rescinded?

    Can My Disability Insurance Policy Be Rescinded?
    {3:56 minutes to read} Rescission is a legal term which means to cancel, revoke, or repeal a law, order, or agreement. If an insurance company rescinds your policy, they are, in effect, saying: “This policy never should have been…
  • Jul 15

    Does your doctor have your back?

    Does your doctor have your back?
    The most critical element to your long term disability claim is ensuring that you have a supportive physician. Physician support goes well beyond your doctor simply agreeing that your illness or injury limits you from working. Your doctor…
  • Jul 15

    Does your doctor have your back?

    Does your doctor have your back?
    The most critical element to your long term disability claim is ensuring that you have a supportive physician. Physician support goes well beyond your doctor simply agreeing that your illness or injury limits you from working. Your doctor…
Rank this Week: 1083

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

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

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 15

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary
    Yesterday the Department of Labor issued a number of proposed rules related to retirement plans, conflict of interest, providing investment advice and the definition of “fiduciary.”  Since the original proposed rule was…
  • Apr 8

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”
    Earlier this week, Starbucks announced that it is expanding its tuition reimbursement program to include more employees.  One article I read actually referred to as it as a “tuition plan.”  I don’t pretend to…
  • Apr 1

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document
    It seems that everyone has a smart phone or a tablet and I can’t think of anyone I know who does not have internet access at home.  Consequently, plan sponsors ask all the time if they can just e-mail plan documents to employees to…
Rank this Week: 710

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 6

    Court of Appeals Finds Sun Life Acted Arbitrarily and Capriciously

    Court of Appeals Finds Sun Life Acted Arbitrarily and Capriciously
    Sherry DeLisle continued working after her car crashes in 1998 and 2000. She suffered spinal and closed head injuries.  Her employer, Krandall & Sons, fired her on April 17, 2002, stating that “she was not doing her job.”  Eight…
Rank this Week: 1862

First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    The Assignment of Benefits Turning Point in Florida Homeowners Insurance

    The Assignment of Benefits Turning Point in Florida Homeowners Insurance
    In a few years, we are all going to look back on these last few months as the biggest turning point in assignment of benefits-related homeowners insurance claims in Florida. You might be surprised as to where we believe the new turn will lead…
  • May 17

    To Hail and Back: The Four Problems with Hail Claims and the Six Tools You Need to Solve Them

    To Hail and Back: The Four Problems with Hail Claims and the Six Tools You Need to Solve Them
    Coming to a Roof Near You As you know, the water extraction assignment of benefits (AOB) issue has had the insurance industry’s center stage for the last couple of months. As a result, we have not heard that much about another trending…
  • Apr 15

    AOBs … Nothing But the Fact

    AOBs … Nothing But the Fact
    There has been a flood of analysis of the assignment of benefits (AOB) issue lately. Throughout the debates over new AOB legislation, a lot of facts have been revealed. For those of us who are too busy to collect all these updates, we wanted…
Rank this Week: 2174

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3688

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/
  • Jun 12

    Pain & Suffering – What’s it Worth?

    Pain &amp; Suffering &ndash; What&rsquo;s it Worth?
    Can you sue for pain and suffering in an accident or medical malpractice case in Florida? The short answer is yes. However, there are other factors that go into pain and suffering claims and the potential for monetary awards. These are things…
  • Mar 26

    Homeowners’ Insurance Policies and Exclusions for Long-Term Leak

    Homeowners’ Insurance Policies and Exclusions for Long-Term Leak
      Do insurers have a responsibility to pay for long term leaks in the house? The answer is usually no. Most homeowners’ insurance policies have an exclusion for long term leaks. The policies will pay for leaks that are discovered…
  • Feb 6

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie
      The State of Florida is a bicycle rider’s paradise. With virtually year around sunshine and warm weather as well as miles and miles of incredibly beautiful coastline, it should come as no surprise that bicycles are a common sight…
Rank this Week: 4751

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/
  • May 15

    Random and contrasting thoughts on attitudes and justice

    Random and contrasting thoughts on attitudes and justice
    Not every post is about what cases we’re winning, losing, or simply struggling with.  This past week I’ve spent a good deal of time simply ruminating about two opposite but telling things I’ve read.  Let me share…
  • May 3

    Mortgage Servicer

    Mortgage Servicer
    We have been involved, for some time now, in two class action cases against a company that was formerly known as “American Home Mortgage Servicing”, they changed their name to “Homeward” (hah!), and they were…
  • Apr 24

    Do the Regulators really regulate?

    Do the Regulators really regulate?
    For many years, Florida has allowed health insurers to sell group policies within the state, that are not subject to much regulation in the state, under a statute known as the out-of-state group law, Fla. Stat. 627.6515:…
Rank this Week: 4512

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: 4289

Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

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

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/wordpress/
Rank this Week: 2793

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

       Download Nova Cas. Co v.

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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: 4381

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

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

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

    Insurance for Emerging Companies: Understanding the Insurance You Have

    Insurance for Emerging Companies: Understanding the Insurance You Have
    Our Insurance Recovery Group is often asked to help emerging companies understand their insurance program and assist with claims. This is the first in a series of posts that will address the insurance issues impacting growing companies. The…
  • Jul 23

    Claims for Defective Solar Panels Are Covered by CGL Insurance

    Claims for Defective Solar Panels Are Covered by CGL Insurance
    Several solar panel manufacturers and their distributors have been sued in class actions alleging the panels are defective and need to be replaced. As will be explained below, these kinds of claims are covered by general liability insurance…
  • Jun 29

    New Case Highlights Deep Hole in Cyber Insurance Policie

    New Case Highlights Deep Hole in Cyber Insurance Policie
    Insurance policies covering data breach liability began appearing roughly ten years ago. We noted then a troublesome provision in some forms that seemed to exclude coverage for the insured’s failure to maintain data security – in other…
Rank this Week: 4130

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

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

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2015 – Part 2

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2015 – Part 2
    Here is part two of my insights from last week’s DRI class action seminar: No Injury Classes and Article III Standing: Andrew Pincus, lead counsel in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins (to be decided by the Supreme Court next Term, see my May…
  • Jul 27

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2015 – Part 1

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2015 – Part 1
    As I’ve done in past years, this post and the next one will summarize some takeaways I gleaned from this year’s DRI Class Action Seminar. Impact of Dart Cherokee: Nowell Berreth, who argued this case in the Supreme Court, spoke…
  • Jul 7

    Is a Class of Opt Outs Viable? Florida Court of Appeal Says No

    Is a Class of Opt Outs Viable? Florida Court of Appeal Says No
    A recent Florida appellate court decision caught my eye because it addressed a potentially-important issue that is not expressly addressed by Fed. R. Civ. P. 23, and has rarely been litigated: whether persons who have opted out of a class…
Rank this Week: 1519

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: 3440

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: 1999

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: 38

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • 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…
  • Aug 10

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now
    "Can cell phones cause brain cancer?" With that question, which he did not answer, Judge Weisberg of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia began a 76-page discourse on the admissibility of the testimony of eight…
Rank this Week: 1441

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: 1471

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

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

    Breaching the Duty to Defend: Remedy for Recovering Peace of Mind

    Breaching the Duty to Defend: Remedy for Recovering Peace of Mind
    Given the American Law Institute’s recent discussion at its May 2015 meeting, regarding Preliminary Draft No. 1 of the Restatement on Liability Insurance, Chapter 2, Sections 20 and 21, I would like to add my voice to those who support…
  • Jun 16

    To Be or Not to Be – an Insured Contract: Coverage for Breach of Warranty Claim

    To Be or Not to Be – an Insured Contract: Coverage for Breach of Warranty Claim
    In Bituminous Casualty Corporation v. Plano Molding Company, 2015 IL App (2d) 140292, the Illinois Appellate Court tackled one of the most misunderstood issues in the commercial general liability policy: does an obligation to indemnify…
  • Jun 14

    Minimizing Financial Losses Using Builder's Risk Insurance

    Minimizing Financial Losses Using Builder's Risk Insurance
    Seth Lamden will be presenting the program entitled "Minimizing Financial Losses Using Builder's Risk Insurance" at the AACE International's Annual Meeting on Monday, June 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada.…
Rank this Week: 3720

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: 3502

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Paying More and Enjoying it Le

    Paying More and Enjoying it Le
    If you like your plan ......... If you like your doctor ........... We will reduce premiums by $2500 .........Not only are legal Americans paying more for their health insurance AND health care while enjoying it less, some have figured out…
  • Jul 31

    Punctuation Count

    Punctuation Count
    Are you the type that pays attention to punctuation? How about an asterisk that directs you to a footnote.If you just ignore them, you should consider changing.Here's a wake up call about your Social Security statement.At first glance, the…
  • Jul 30

    About that promise

    About that promise
    So I'm currently going through a batch of renewals for clients with Grandmothered individual medical plans. Briefly, these are older plans that are exempt from some (but not all) SCOTUScare requirements. In general, they have much lower…
Rank this Week: 2896

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: 415

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: 1239

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: 2733

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jul 22

    Groom-to-be in Serious Condition after Hit and Run

    Groom-to-be in Serious Condition after Hit and Run
    There’s a bride-to-be who was less than 6 weeks away from what was supposed to be her wedding day.  This time was supposed to be the start of a new life together – filled with planning and anticipation.  This time was…
  • Jun 12

    No Token Choice – Medical Marijuana Users’ Rights to Choose Confirmed by SCC

    No Token Choice – Medical Marijuana Users’ Rights to Choose Confirmed by SCC
    Many people find that medical marijuana provides relief where other options have failed. However, until yesterday, June 11, 2015 – medical marijuana users in Canada could only legally consume their marihuana by smoking it. Many faced a…
  • May 28

    Criminal Negligence in the Workplace: Marine Employment Lesson

    Criminal Negligence in the Workplace: Marine Employment Lesson
    For the first time in B.C. history, the government has charged an employer with criminal negligence causing the death of an employee.  Although the facts of the case do not involve the death of a mariner, this article should be of…
Rank this Week: 2744

Life Insurance Law Blog

Life Insurance Law Blog

By Currin Compliance Services, LLC.

http://www.currincompliance.com/life-insurance-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 2009

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: 934

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Joshua Haffner.

http://www.losangelesinsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1972

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: 4974

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: 4386

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    A Closer Look at Alleged Social Security Disability Fraud

    A Closer Look at Alleged Social Security Disability Fraud
    Aside from the budget crisis facing the Social Security program next year, one of the recurring themes is that many beneficiaries currently receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are basically gaming the system and…
  • Jul 22

    More Politics Over Fate of Social Security Disability Program

    More Politics Over Fate of Social Security Disability Program
    With the presidential election drawing closer, Republican candidates have ramped up their number of comments about what do to fix the program. While the candidates appear resolute in their vows not to fund the program in the near future,…
  • Jul 18

    White House Urges Congress to Fund Social Security Disability Program

    White House Urges Congress to Fund Social Security Disability Program
    The candidates for the Republican presidential nomination have been making big headlines for the past several months talking about the problems with the Social Security disability benefits fund and how it is running out of money. While the…
Rank this Week: 2750