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Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Replacement Cost Value After Denial

    Replacement Cost Value After Denial
    Recently, I was asked, “if an insurer initially denies a claim and then later pays or is forced to pay, do they have to pay actual cost value, or replacement cost value?” After a little research on the topic, the old joke, if…
  • Apr 16

    What Constitutes Insurance "Bad Faith" in Wisconsin?

    What Constitutes Insurance "Bad Faith" in Wisconsin?
    Earlier this week, college hoops fans were treated to a great matchup between the University of Wisconsin and Duke University in the championship game of the 2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament. Last week, in the spirit of the tournament, I wrote…
  • Apr 15

    The Road to ALE, from Loss to Being Incurred, Part 2 - "Uninhabitable Conditions"

    The Road to ALE, from Loss to Being Incurred, Part 2 - "Uninhabitable Conditions"
    During the 15 to 30 seconds that my home rolled and shook on Sunday from the 3.5 earthquake centered in Baldwin Hills, California, I was prompted to think about the habitability or rather “uninhabitable conditions” I may encounter…
Rank this Week: 102

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: 168

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: 233

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/
  • Apr 17

    Distracted Driver Causes Accident on I-65 in Indianapolis, Indiana

    Distracted Driver Causes Accident on I-65 in Indianapolis, Indiana
    Pictured above: the resulting traffic caused by the distracted driver's accident  On Wednesday morning, a distracted driver of a semi-truck caused a messy wreck in Indianapolis, Indiana. The accident occurred on Interstate 65 near 38th…
  • Apr 16

    Should Patients on Xarelto Undergo More Frequent Blood Monitoring?

    Should Patients on Xarelto Undergo More Frequent Blood Monitoring?
    When Xarelto was first introduced to the general pharmaceutical company, it was touted as a much more convenient alternative to traditional blood thinners like warfarin. The drug was originally prescribed to patients who had undergone knee…
  • Apr 15

    Fiery Wreck in Fort Worth, Texas Results in Five Deaths, Several Injurie

    Fiery Wreck in Fort Worth, Texas Results in Five Deaths, Several Injurie
    Pictured above: The 18-wheeler after the fire was extinguished  An unfortunate accident on Sunday morning in Fort Worth, Texas resulted in the death of five people and injuries to several others. The accident happened early Sunday…
Rank this Week: 299

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/
  • Apr 14

    What Constitutes “Demonstration of Responsibility” in a PIP Claim?

    What Constitutes “Demonstration of Responsibility” in a PIP Claim?
    My understanding of PIP is that it pays regardless of fault.  In fact, Progressive Insurance’s website states:  “PIP Insurance pays for your personal medical expenses or for injuries sustained by your passengers –…
  • Apr 7

    New MMSEA Section 111 NGHP User Guide, Version 4.6, Released 04/06/2015

    New MMSEA Section 111 NGHP User Guide, Version 4.6, Released 04/06/2015
    The newest installment of the NGHP User Guide incorporates data issued in CMS’ 11/25/14 Technical Alert regarding the reporting of partial SSNs. As you may recall, the Alert provided detailed instruction as to what action an RRE should…
  • Mar 2

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table
    CMS issued a notification on the CMS website that as of April 1, 2015, CMS will begin referencing CDC’s Table 1: Life table for the total population: United States, 2010, (Vol. 63, No. 7) for WCMSA life expectancy calculations. This…
Rank this Week: 377

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    An important message from...Brussels?

    An important message from...Brussels?
    So this arrived in email:"Anthem is committed to providing our brokers with best-in-class service, and we are always looking for ways to make it easier for you to do business with us – and to help you better serve your clients.…
  • Apr 17

    How NOT to do Narrow Network

    How NOT to do Narrow Network
    We've long noted that one of the negative - and completely foreseeable - consequences of the ObamaTax is the rise of so-called "narrow" networks:"Nationwide, about half of all exchange plans feature narrow networks ... Those narrow network…
  • Apr 16

    Yeah, about keeping your Doc

    Yeah, about keeping your Doc
    As we've long documented, increasing the demand for care (more folks with insurance) will of necessity run into the brick wall of supply of said care. That is, when everyone has access to "free" healthcare, who's going to provide it,…
Rank this Week: 428

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Apr 16

    Securities Litigation Developments Outside the U.S.: Interview with Shareholder Attorney Alexander Reu

    Securities Litigation Developments Outside the U.S.: Interview with Shareholder Attorney Alexander Reu
    Among the more interesting recent securities litigation developments outside the United States was the announcement earlier this month that institutional investors had reached a 11 billion yen ($92 million) settlement of shareholder lawsuits…
  • Apr 15

    Are Event Studies in Securities Litigation Reliable?

    Are Event Studies in Securities Litigation Reliable?
    In its June 2014 opinion in the Halliburton case, the U.S. Supreme Court held that securities lawsuit defendants may introduce evidence at the class certification stage to try to show that the alleged misrepresentation on which the plaintiffs…
  • Apr 14

    Guest Post: The SEC Continues to Turn Up the Heat on Private Equity

    Guest Post: The SEC Continues to Turn Up the Heat on Private Equity
    In the following guest post,  Elan Kandel, who is a member of the Cozen O’Connor law firm, takes a look at the SEC’s recent investigative interest in the way private equity firms disclose their fees. He also reviews the…
Rank this Week: 445

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Sep 9

    Diagnosis Does Not Equal Disability; an Important Message to HIV/AIDS Victims to Document Your Restrictions and Limitation

    Diagnosis Does Not Equal Disability; an Important Message to HIV/AIDS Victims to Document Your Restrictions and Limitation
    Long Term Disability Insurance Companies typically say “diagnosis does not equal disability.” This phrase is normally among the first words spoken by a long term disability insurance company attorney to a judge in cases where the…
  • Aug 27

    How Insurance Companies “Push Poll” Your Physicians to Turn Against You

    How Insurance Companies “Push Poll” Your Physicians to Turn Against You
    “Push Polling” is a device most frequently employed in political campaigns where a political party attempts to poison the opinions of voters against the opposing candidate under the guise of conducting a poll. Masquerading as…
  • Aug 21

    Disability Considerations for Solo Practitioner

    Disability Considerations for Solo Practitioner
    If you are the sole practitioner in your legal, medical, chiropractic or dental practice, and you know that you are going to be unable to practice due to your disability, there are a multiple issues you should address prior to your last day…
Rank this Week: 447

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

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

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
  • Apr 11

    SEC Charges California Company with Fraud Over Life Settlements Investment

    SEC Charges California Company with Fraud Over Life Settlements Investment
    The Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a California company and its insurance agent-owner with fraud in the sale of life settlements investments. “Since at least 2012, Pacific West and [its owner] allegedly…
  • Apr 9

    Litigation Funding Agreement Unenforceable, Says Bankruptcy Court

    Litigation Funding Agreement Unenforceable, Says Bankruptcy Court
    A federal bankruptcy court in Connecticut held that a personal injury claimant’s obligation to a litigation funding company was a debt subject to discharge in bankruptcy, and that any purported lien or assignment rights held by the…
  • Mar 30

    Wall Street Journal Focus Turns to Structured Settlement Factoring

    Wall Street Journal Focus Turns to Structured Settlement Factoring
    The Wall Street Journal last week published an article focusing on structured settlement factoring, starting with the story of Terrence Taylor. Taylor, Journal reporter Leslie Scism wrote, lost a leg and fingers in childhood fire, and his…
Rank this Week: 537

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/
  • Mar 27

    Fix to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Delayed

    Fix to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Delayed
    According to usatoday.com, The U.S. Senate will not act on legislation to fix the 21% pay cut under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule before it goes into effect on April 1.  Although the House passed legislation earlier this week which…
  • Mar 25

    CMS Prepares for Physician Fee Schedule Cut

    CMS Prepares for Physician Fee Schedule Cut
    As of today’s date, Congress has not yet fixed or even patched the expected 21% cut to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.  A eNews alert sent out today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services notifies physicians of the…
  • Mar 23

    Pennsylvania Senate Bill would Limit Retroactive Denial

    Pennsylvania Senate Bill would Limit Retroactive Denial
    These days, more often than not, physicians and up on the short end of the stick when it comes to new health care legislation. However, last month a bill was introduced by Senator David Argall which, if passed, would give physicians and other…
Rank this Week: 640

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Mar 29

    Labor Depreciation Class Actions Heating Up Across The Country

    Labor Depreciation Class Actions Heating Up Across The Country
    Class action litigation is spreading across the country involving the application of depreciation in calculating the actual cash value of property damage under homeowners and commercial property insurance policies. This blog post will be…
  • Mar 29

    Labor Depreciation Class Actions Heating Up Across The Country

    Labor Depreciation Class Actions Heating Up Across The Country
    Class action litigation is spreading across the country involving the application of depreciation in calculating the actual cash value of property damage under homeowners and commercial property insurance policies. This blog post will be…
  • Mar 12

    Injunction in Aid of Class Action Settlement Addressed by Seventh Circuit

    Injunction in Aid of Class Action Settlement Addressed by Seventh Circuit
    Defendants who are defending multiple class actions involving the same issue in different jurisdictions can sometimes be faced with a quandary when they want to settle. They might reach a settlement agreement with plaintiffs’ counsel in…
Rank this Week: 822

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 883

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Mar 3

    Ruling on a question of law – is a…

    Ruling on a question of law – is a severance package received by the plaintiff deductible from the amount awarded for past and future loss of income.  The court found that the private insurance exception to the general rule against…
  • Mar 3

    The defendants brought a summary judgment…

    The defendants brought a summary judgment application to have the plaintiff’s action dismissed as barred by the Limitations Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, c. 24, on the basis the plaintiff’s action was commenced two years and 21 days after…
  • Mar 2

    Summary judgment application to determine…

    Summary judgment application to determine the meaning of the word “load” in the following exclusion clause:  “The weight of the load exceeding the registered lifting or supporting capacity of any machine.”…
Rank this Week: 857

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/
  • Apr 17

    NAIC Issues 12 Principles for Insurance Regulatory Guidance on Cybersecurity

    NAIC Issues 12 Principles for Insurance Regulatory Guidance on Cybersecurity
    On April 16, 2015, the Cybersecurity Task Force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners adopted 12 principles for effective cybersecurity insurance regulatory guidance. Recognizing that cybersecurity risks pose a significant…
  • Apr 14

    New Georgia Captive Law Lowers Taxes Among Other Change

    New Georgia Captive Law Lowers Taxes Among Other Change
    Authored by Brian Casey, Ben Sykes, Lee Ann Ali On April 9, 2015, the Georgia legislature sent a bill to the governor for his signature that would improve the regulatory environment for captive formation in the state. House Bill 552…
  • Apr 13

    NAIC Planning to Require Cybersecurity Insurance Data Submission

    NAIC Planning to Require Cybersecurity Insurance Data Submission
    The NAIC’s Cybersecurity Task Force and Property and Casualty Insurance Committee are jointly weighing whether to add a required cybersecurity insurance coverage supplement to the already required Property and Casualty Annual…
Rank this Week: 1033

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.
    For homeowner’s damaged by a home improvement contractor working on their their primary residence, don’t forget their License Bond as security.  For these homeowner’s, the available License Bond proceeds are the…
  • Feb 2

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco
    New legislation in the City and County of San Francisco is taking effect that allows qualified residents to legally rent their units through the Short-Term Residential Rental Registry via the San Francisco Planning Department.  San…
  • Dec 15

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.
    A homeowners association or HOA is no longer allowed to impose fines against members who reduce or even eliminate watering their lawns during a declared state of emergency due to drought, despite any provision in the association’s…
Rank this Week: 992

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: 1081

RiskProf

RiskProf

Discussions on Insurance, Liability Law and Economics. By Martin F. Grace and J. Tyler Leverty.

http://riskprof.typepad.com/tort/
  • May 10

    Welcome Summer 2010

    Welcome Summer 2010
    We'll be using this blog for everything but grades this semester.  Grades will be posed on Ulearn.Text: Cross and Miller, Wests Legal Environment of Business (2007) 6th Edition.Here is a link with info from Amazon.  This book is available…
  • Sep 29

    American Association for Justice is a Caricature

    American Association for Justice is a Caricature
    I got a kick out of this article in the Washington Times on Sept.
  • Aug 12

    Isn't this a good thing?

    Isn't this a good thing?
    HILO, Hawaii -- Living on the slope of one of the most active volcanos in the world can be expensive when it comes to homeowners insurance.
Rank this Week: 961

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: 1506

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Make Your Long Term Care Insurance Work For You

    Make Your Long Term Care Insurance Work For You
    As one of the few firms in California who handle long term care disputes, Kantor & Kantor frequently sees long term care claims which were denied on the basis that the facility or caregiver were not “eligible” under the…
  • Apr 8

    Domestic Partner files Complaint after Cigna Fails to Recognize Domestic Partnership

    Domestic Partner files Complaint after Cigna Fails to Recognize Domestic Partnership
    When purchasing life insurance, the policyholder usually nominates a beneficiary, as the person who will receive the money should something happen to the policyholder. Usually, if a beneficiary is not nominated, the spouse or closest heir…
  • Apr 4

    The Importance of Neuropyschological Testing in Disability Claims Including Cognitive Impairment

    The Importance of Neuropyschological Testing in Disability Claims Including Cognitive Impairment
    If you suffer from certain medical conditions, including Multiple Sclerosis, Complex Seizure Disorder, Dementia to name just a few, you likely also suffer from cognitive impairment which can affect your ability to perform the duties of your…
Rank this Week: 1276

First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Mar 31

    Listen Up First Party Property Insurance Blog Community

    Listen Up First Party Property Insurance Blog Community
    I hope you have been enjoying some of the recent posts about insurance claims litigation innovation. In response to these articles, I know that a lot of you have reached out to me, so this article is for you – the First Party Property…
  • Mar 24

    Transparency, Technology’s Next Gift to the Legal Department

    Transparency, Technology’s Next Gift to the Legal Department
    Introduction Q: What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer? A: A bad lawyer makes your case drag on for years. A good lawyer makes it last even longer. Q: What’s the difference between a jellyfish and a lawyer?…
Rank this Week: 1572

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1518

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: 1280

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 29

    Delray Beach Automobile Accident Attorney

    Delray Beach Automobile Accident Attorney
    If you were involved in a car accident, of course you want to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for your losses, injuries and expenses, including medical bills, lost income, automobile and property damage and more.…
Rank this Week: 1498

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: 1300

The Medicare Compliance Blog

The Medicare Compliance Blog

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

http://themedicarecomplianceblog.com/
  • Oct 6

    Humana v. Farmers – Medicare Advantage Plans at Issue

    Humana v. Farmers – Medicare Advantage Plans at Issue
    A recent federal court decision from Texas gives a Medicare Advantage plan a potential green light to seek reimbursement under the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Act. At issue in the case, Humana Insurance Company v. Farmers Texas Mutual…
  • Jul 18

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

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

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide
    On May 29, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amended the recently released Workers’ Compensation Reference Guide published in February 2014. The changes affect medical review, treating physician reports,…
Rank this Week: 1509

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/
  • Apr 16

    Interesting insurance issues arise with Obamacare

    Interesting insurance issues arise with Obamacare
    If you thought that Obamacare would stop health insurers and HMOs from denying claims, or wrongly cancelling policies, or interpreting the law in their favor instead of yours, you were way off. We’re actually seeing an increase of…
  • Nov 24

    Our Propane tank rent class action

    Our Propane tank rent class action
    You would be charitable if you told me that I am a poor blogger.  I don’t think I’ve posted in over a year.  Frankly, I’ve been extremely busy, and I simply won’t hire a “professional blogger” to…
  • Oct 22

    The Florida Civil Justice System is in peril

    The Florida Civil Justice System is in peril
    I am, at best, and infrequent blogger.  I simply refuse to hire someone to blog for me, (which I understand is the norm, and not the exception), because I think that a blog is personal, and is intended to give my personal insights and…
Rank this Week: 1869

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/
  • Apr 16

    Insurance Non-Assignment Clause

    Insurance Non-Assignment Clause
    Arlington insurance attorneys need to be aware of non-assignment clauses in insurance contracts. The 2005, Dallas Court of Appeals case, Hoffman v. St. Paul Guardian Insurance Company opinion is a good case to read. This is an appeal from…
  • Apr 14

    Insurance Lawyers Need To Stay On Top Of These Change

    Insurance Lawyers Need To Stay On Top Of These Change
    Texas insurance lawyers need to be keeping abreast of the changes to insurance law being proposed in the 2015 Texas Legislature. The Dallas News columnist, Dave Lieber, is doing a good job keeping up with the news laws being proposed....
  • Apr 12

    Life Insurance Claims Denial

    Life Insurance Claims Denial
    Fort Worth life insurance lawyers need to read the 1983 case Gloria Cartusciello v. Allied Life Insurance Company of Texas. The case is from the Houston Court of Appeals [1st Dist.]. The facts are simple and virtually undisputed. Michael…
Rank this Week: 1755

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Mitze v. Colvin: Social Security Disability Appeals Proce

    Mitze v. Colvin: Social Security Disability Appeals Proce
    Mitze v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, involved claimant who applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in 2009 at the age of 43 because she was suffering from a cyst…
  • Apr 9

    Time Is Running Out for Social Security Disability Funding

    Time Is Running Out for Social Security Disability Funding
    Time is running out for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The Social Security Administration (SSA) is nearing a fiscal cliff. By fourth quarter 2016, nearly 9 million Americans will have their benefits cut by as much as 20…
  • Apr 7

    Problems With Social Security Ticket to Work Program

    Problems With Social Security Ticket to Work Program
    Social Security Administration (SSA) officials and members of Congress have been looking for ways to cut spending for years. One of these was a program known as the Ticket to Work. It is designed so a claimant can go back to work at first on…
Rank this Week: 2155

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/
  • Apr 10

    Hey! What’s My Number? How To Improve The Odds You Will Retire In Comfort (Book Review)

    Hey! What’s My Number? How To Improve The Odds You Will Retire In Comfort (Book Review)
    Let’s say, for example, you’re concerned about not having enough money saved for retirement. You’re certainly not alone based on the myriad number of polls, surveys, and studies that have been in the news. So where do you…
  • Mar 13

    The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Infographic

    The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Infographic
    Every year around this time, the Internal Revenue Service publishes a list of the year’s “Dirty Dozen Tax Scams”. Here they are as an infographic courtesy of  The Accounting School Guide. Source:…
  • Feb 12

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?
    Illinois legislation, the first in the country, recently authorized a new state sponsored retirement savings vehicle called the Secure Choice Savings Program (Secure Choice). The program is aimed at upwards of 2 million Illinois workers who…
Rank this Week: 1590

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Mar 29

    US District Court in Pennsylvania Dismisses Data Breach Class Action on Article III Standing

    US District Court in Pennsylvania Dismisses Data Breach Class Action on Article III Standing
    In Storm & Holt v. Paytime, Inc., 1:14-cv-01138-JEJ (MD Penn. Mar. 13, 2015), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania addressed the Article III standing issue of when a cause of action may exist for a…
  • Mar 9

    US District Court in Texas Finds Plaintiffs Lack Article III Standing in PHI Breach

    US District Court in Texas Finds Plaintiffs Lack Article III Standing in PHI Breach
    Beverly Peters v. St. Joseph Services Corporation d/b/a St. Joseph Health Care System was a class action that arose out of a data breach of the defendant-health care service provider. It was alleged in the action that malicious hackers…
  • Mar 5

    Gaps in Security The Increasing Need for Cyber Coverage

    Gaps in Security The Increasing Need for Cyber Coverage
    The following article was written by Brian Bassett and Guy Hollingsworth.  Brian is a Partner with Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP. Guy is a Claims Manager with AmTrust North America. Thanks guys! Rick We live in an…
Rank this Week: 1721

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 & Wolen and Hinshaw & 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: 2049

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2252

Washington State Insurance Law…

Washington State Insurance Law Blog

Features summaries of recent appellate court opinions on issues of law important to the Washington insurance industry. By Jason W. Anderson.

http://www.washingtoninsurancelaw.com/
  • Apr 11

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'
    The 'R' Street Institute, a new think tank focusing on free markets, has published its inaugural research project, a state-by-state report card on insurance regulation. The Institute measured states' performance based on fourteen…
  • Oct 25

    No Jury Required at Reasonableness Hearing

    No Jury Required at Reasonableness Hearing
    The Washington Supreme Court held today in a 6/3 split decision that an insurer is not entitled to have a jury decide the reasonableness of a covenant judgment.
  • Jul 1

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'
    The 'R' Street Institute, a new think tank focusing on free markets, has published its inaugural research project, a state-by-state report card on insurance regulation.
Rank this Week: 2187

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: 1762

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: 3821

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/
  • Apr 16

    Fast Growing Insurance Agencie

    Fast Growing Insurance Agencie
    Fast growing insurance agencies have five common attributes according to Stuart Ganis in PropertyCasualty360 (see here). The traits are: Culture – focused on production Technology – implemented to leverage people and scale Sales…
  • Apr 7

    Tax Refund Fraud & Cyber Risk

    Tax Refund Fraud &amp; Cyber Risk
    With tax day looming, cyber criminals have beaten the tax filing deadline by committing tax refund fraud. 2014 was a record year for breaches (see prior post), w/ breaches up 46% over 2013. And the trend continues in 2015, with Anthem,…
  • Mar 31

    2014 Cyber Risk Breaches – A Big Step Upward

    2014 Cyber Risk Breaches – A Big Step Upward
    The 2014 Breach Level Index Report (here) shows that by all measures breaches were up significantly in 2014. Data breaches totaled 1,540, up 46% from the 1,056 in 2013. And records breached rose 78%, from ~575 million records to 1,023,108,267…
Rank this Week: 2461

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/
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Damned If You Do, Maybe

    EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Damned If You Do, Maybe
    Almost two years ago, the ACA enforcement agencies jointly published a set of lengthy, detailed, final rules applying the ACA’s enhanced health status discrimination prohibition to employer-administered wellness incentives. On…
  • Apr 13

    12 ACA Compliance Boxes You Should Have Checked Already

    12 ACA Compliance Boxes You Should Have Checked Already
    For employers who have delayed ACA compliance this long, you have delayed too long. Even if things go your way this June in King v. Burwell, you’ll be unprepared for EBSA compliance audits and for IRS coverage offer reporting that is…
  • Apr 2

    Is Every State Agency and Instrumentality An Applicable Large Employer Member?

    Is Every State Agency and Instrumentality An Applicable Large Employer Member?
    Your board, commission or other state-created entity has ten employees and a budget that’s a Medicaid rounding error to four decimal places.   How could you possibly be an ACA “Applicable Large Employer”?…
Rank this Week: 2881

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/
  • Apr 15

    Great News for Annuitie

    Great News for Annuitie
    April 15, 2015 – Yesterday was a great day for annuities! According to a report in InvestmentNews, Ken Fisher is leaving the building. You may have never heard of Ken Fisher but you’d be hard pressed to miss him if you’ve…
  • Mar 31

    Celebrating Our 263rd Anniversary

    Celebrating Our 263rd Anniversary
    April 1, 2015 – Although most of our clients have come to think of the Finn Financial Group as the people who help them meet their 21st century future financial security needs, it is with great pride that we pause today to pay tribute…
  • Mar 16

    Life Insurance Industry Forecast: Smooth Sailing Ahead

    Life Insurance Industry Forecast: Smooth Sailing Ahead
      March 16, 2015 – Demonstrating that good news often travels in threes, I’m pleased to unfurl the attached triad of recent links which point to “smooth sailing” for the life insurance industry in 2015: A.M. Best:…
Rank this Week: 3188

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

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

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    Don’t Be the Scapegoat for a Failed Investment or Business Strategy

    Don’t Be the Scapegoat for a Failed Investment or Business Strategy
    I will be speaking tomorrow at BASF (301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco) about insurance coverage issues arising out of legal malpractice claims. The presentation is “Don’t Be the Scapegoat for a Failed Investment or Business…
  • Apr 3

    Mind the Gap! Avoiding Unexpected Gaps in Insurance Program

    Mind the Gap! Avoiding Unexpected Gaps in Insurance Program
    No one insurance policy covers all liability risks. Risk managers expect to purchase several types or layers of insurance to cover different types of insurance liabilities, to provide sufficient limits for a catastrophe loss, or to provide…
  • Feb 2

    The Case of the Zealous Defense Counsel

    The Case of the Zealous Defense Counsel
    A law firm asked us for advice a few months into a fast-moving intellectual property lawsuit. The complaint alleged trademark and copyright infringement claims against the company and two of its officers. They noted that while the defense was…
Rank this Week: 4388

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: 2679

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: 4301

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: 3179

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Mar 27

    Insurance coverage for asbestos-related liabilitie

    Insurance coverage for asbestos-related liabilitie
    Every once in a while, I wonder where the last 30 years have gone, and I think about all the cases and clients that we’ve handled during that time. A lot has changed since I started practicing law. In the old days, for example, we…
  • Feb 23

    "Ordinance or Law" Coverage for Costs of Repair

    "Ordinance or Law" Coverage for Costs of Repair
    I was saddened to learn that Judge Ruggero Aldisert, formerly of the Third Circuit, recently passed away.  I never had the privilege of appearing before Judge Aldisert, and I never met the man, but I feel indebted to him for writing two…
  • Jan 26

    Independent Counsel and the Insurance Company's Duty to Defend

    Independent Counsel and the Insurance Company's Duty to Defend
    I know that this is hard to believe, but even when an insurance company complies with its duty to defend, the interests of the insurance company and its policyholder may not be aligned.  The policyholder may want to settle, while the…
Rank this Week: 3222

No Fault Defender

No Fault Defender

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

http://nofault.lisquared.com
  • Mar 26

    Ime cut off succeed

    Ime cut off succeed
    V.S. Care Acupuncture PC v MVAIC, 2015 NY Slip Op 50350(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2015) Defendant MVAIC made a prima facie showing of entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by demonstrating that it timely denied plaintiff’s…
  • Mar 26

    Consolidated Attorney fee

    Consolidated Attorney fee
    EMA Acupuncture P.C. v Allstate Ins. Co., 2015 NY Slip Op 50348(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2015) Good job James F. Sullivan and crew. We sustain so much of the order under review as limited the amount of any recovery of attorneys’ fees…
  • Mar 26

    No-Show. Was it timely?

    No-Show. Was it timely?
    Acupuncture Solutions, P.C. v Lumbermans Mut. Cas. Co., 2015 NY Slip Op 50346(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2015) “The defendant-insurer made a prima facie showing of entitlement to summary judgment dismissing the action for first-party…
Rank this Week: 4729

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
  • 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…
  • Mar 16

    Typo Renders Proposal For Settlement Ambiguous ― No Fees Awarded

    Typo Renders Proposal For Settlement Ambiguous ― No Fees Awarded
    In GEICO v. Ryan, No. 4D13-2615 (Fla. 4th DCA, Mar. 11, 2015), the Court reversed the Trial Court's award of attorney's fees in favor of the insured because the "Proposal for Settlement contains a patent ambiguity--spelling out $100,000 in…
Rank this Week: 4078