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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: 92

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Dec 22

    Judge Recused for Telling Insurer to "Fork Over the Money"

    Judge Recused for Telling Insurer to "Fork Over the Money"
    Insurance litigation can take on a life of its own. While pointed exchanges between attorneys is not altogether uncommon, judges typically stay above the fray, even when they believe a claim or defense has little chance of prevailing. This is…
  • Dec 21

    Multiple Claims Against Same Carrier? Same Line Items Denied? Consider a Mass Action: Aggregate Litigation Serie

    Multiple Claims Against Same Carrier? Same Line Items Denied? Consider a Mass Action: Aggregate Litigation Serie
    If you are a public adjuster or roofing contractor, you may help multiple policyholders - in same area, with the same carrier - after a natural disaster. If your policyholder clients are getting the same line items denied in claim after claim…
  • Dec 20

    Important Decision in Favor of Policyholders on Matching Issue

    Important Decision in Favor of Policyholders on Matching Issue
    One area of dispute in property insurance claims involving hail or storm damage is how much needs to be replaced. When part of a building’s roof or siding is damaged as a result of a storm, sometimes the replacement material is no…
Rank this Week: 180

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 208

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/
  • Dec 16

    Senate Adjourns Without Passing TRIA Extension

    Senate Adjourns Without Passing TRIA Extension
    The U.S. Senate adjourned for the year on Tuesday without passing an extension of TRIA. Strong opposition from retiring Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) blocked a vote on the measure that was overwhelmingly supported by lawmakers in the House as…
  • Dec 11

    House Passes TRIA Extension and Sends the Bill to Senate

    House Passes TRIA Extension and Sends the Bill to Senate
    On Wednesday, the House overwhelmingly passed an extension of TRIA by a vote of 417-7. The House vote is a step closer to ensuring the bill does not expire at years’ end. The legislation will now be sent to the Senate. Most Senators…
  • Dec 11

    Congress Passes Bill Loosening Dodd-Frank Capital Restrictions on Insurer

    Congress Passes Bill Loosening Dodd-Frank Capital Restrictions on Insurer
    Congress passed a bill that will loosen the Dodd-Frank capital rules imposed on insurers. The legislation unanimously passed the Senate in June and passed by voice vote in the House on Wednesday. S. 2270 changes the Collins Amendment and will…
Rank this Week: 229

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Anticipated Government Trick

    Anticipated Government Trick
    This particular story has been making the rounds lately:"New rules being proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will give that agency enormous new powers ... the government will choose and force you to pay for a policy…
  • Dec 19

    Chemin d'Liverpool

    Chemin d'Liverpool
    The Brits have their Liverpool Pathway, and we (now) have the ACA Death Panels, and it appears that the French are well on their way, as well:"Doctors in France will have the right to put terminally-ill patients into a deep sleep until they…
  • Dec 19

    Cavalcade of Risk #224 - Swan Song edition: Call for submission

    Cavalcade of Risk #224 - Swan Song edition: Call for submission
    We'll be hosting next week's Swan Song edition right here at IB. After 8 1/2 years, the Cavalcade of Risk is folding its tent, so don't miss your last opportunity to send in a post.Entries are due by Monday (the 22nd).To submit your …
Rank this Week: 294

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 307

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/
Rank this Week: 435

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/
  • Dec 17

    Multiemployer Pension Plan Reform: So Now What?

    Multiemployer Pension Plan Reform: So Now What?
    When the House passed the most recent budget bill, it included a provision related to multiemployer pension plan reform.  In my last post, I suggested it might be too early to count on anything being final in that bill until it made it…
  • Dec 12

    Proposed Multiemployer Pension Reform: Don’t Count Your Chickens Before they Pa

    Proposed Multiemployer Pension Reform: Don’t Count Your Chickens Before they Pa
    Employers participating in multiemployer pension plans are in a constant state of hope that some relief is coming from Congress that will reduce or eliminate unfunded liability and do away with withdrawal liability.  So something like…
  • Dec 9

    Investment Policy Statements in Retirement Plans: Are They Plan Documents?

    Investment Policy Statements in Retirement Plans: Are They Plan Documents?
    In prior posts, I have discussed the importance of having up-to-date investment policy statements.  Not only are they a good proof of diligence on the part of fiduciaries (assuming they are followed) but they also serve as a sort of…
Rank this Week: 429

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
  • Dec 22

    New 10th Circuit case finds claim note waives attorney client privilege

    New 10th Circuit case finds claim note waives attorney client privilege
    Route 66’s hail claim was, for the most part, denied by Seneca after Western Claims looked at the roof and said it wasn’t damaged. Seneca settled with Route 66 and then sued Western Claims and its adjuster for the amount of the…
  • Dec 19

    No bad faith where law is unsettled — Iowa workers compensation

    No bad faith where law is unsettled — Iowa workers compensation
    In Paulino v. Chartis, Paulino was injured at work, resulting in Paulino becoming a paraplegic.  As a result, Paulino needed certain living accommodations when he was discharged from rehabilitative services.  Since no specialized…
  • Dec 16

    Oklahoma law limited damages for uninsured motorists is unconstitutional

    Oklahoma law limited damages for uninsured motorists is unconstitutional
    As part of tort reform, Oklahoma passed a law that precluded uninsured motorists from recovering damages for pain and suffering and other non-economic damages.  The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down this law as a special law in…
Rank this Week: 759

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Dec 16

    Supreme Court Opinion in Dart Cherokee Basin v. Owen

    Supreme Court Opinion in Dart Cherokee Basin v. Owen
    Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co., LLC v. Owens, No. 13-719 (slip opinion). Unsurprisingly, the Court held that a notice of removal under the Class Action Fairness Act does not need to…
  • Dec 8

    Offer of Judgment to Named Plaintiff Did Not Moot Putative Class Action, According to Eleventh Circuit

    Offer of Judgment to Named Plaintiff Did Not Moot Putative Class Action, According to Eleventh Circuit
    Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, 133 S. Ct. 1523 (2013), lawyers have debated whether a defendant can defeat a class action by offering full relief to the named plaintiff(s), either before a…
  • Dec 1

    State Enforcement Actions Following Class Settlements Addressed By Ninth Circuit

    State Enforcement Actions Following Class Settlements Addressed By Ninth Circuit
    A recent Ninth Circuit decision caught my eye. It addressed whether a state enforcement action can be barred by a class action settlement on the same issue, finding that it was barred in part, to the extent the suit sought restitution that…
Rank this Week: 1077

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/
Rank this Week: 1044

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/
  • Dec 8

    NY Court of Appeals Interprets Noncumulation Clause In Favor of Insurer

    NY Court of Appeals Interprets Noncumulation Clause In Favor of Insurer
    In Nesmith v. Allstate Ins. Co., New York’s high court revisited the issue of the noncumulation clause in an insurance policy wherein a plaintiff was seeking to recover alleged damages as a result of exposure to lead-based paint. The…
  • Nov 17

    Additional Insured Status under Excess and Umbrella Policie

    Additional Insured Status under Excess and Umbrella Policie
    Blanket additional insured endorsements often require examination of a contract between the named insured and the purported additional insured, as many of these endorsements provide insured status contingent on the named insured being…
  • Oct 28

    EBOLA – First Party Insurance Implications???

    EBOLA – First Party Insurance Implications???
    Shortly after a nurse infected with Ebola visited a wedding shop to look for wedding gowns, the owner of the shop put herself into quarantine and temporarily closed her shop.    Is that business interruption loss covered? …
Rank this Week: 1126

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/
  • Dec 4

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
  • Nov 3

    Florida Bad Faith Insurance Claim

    Florida Bad Faith Insurance Claim
    Some insureds parties do not understand the obligation of their insurance providers to act in good faith when they make a claim. These insureds expect that their insurance company will handle their claim honestly and fairly, but what can they…
  • Nov 1

    Motorcycle Accidents: What happens when insurance companies let you down?

    Motorcycle Accidents: What happens when insurance companies let you down?
    According to information released by Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System, during 2012 there were more than 9,000 accidents involving motorcycles on Florida roadways. In total, 457 drivers and passengers were killed and overall,…
Rank this Week: 785

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/
  • Nov 20

    IRS issues updated Rollover Chart

    IRS issues updated Rollover Chart
    What’s an eligible rollover distribution and what’s not can be a complicated and confusing matter. Here’s a recent and handy rollover chart by the Internal Revenue Service updated for new rules that may be helpful. 1…
  • Nov 13

    The Top Five 401(k) compliance matters that employers can’t delegate away

    The Top Five 401(k) compliance matters that employers can’t delegate away
    Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, is pictured above with the sign he kept on his desk, “The buck stops here.” It meant that the President had to make the decisions and accept the ultimate responsibility for…
  • Nov 6

    Retirement Plan Limits for 2015

    Retirement Plan Limits for 2015
    On October 23, 2014 the IRS announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2015. The chart below highlights the new limits for 401(k) and other defined …
Rank this Week: 778

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/
  • Oct 27

    Tylenol Side Effects Links to Liver Damage

    Tylenol Side Effects Links to Liver Damage
    Tylenol is the most popular over-the-counter pain relief medication used by millions of people both in the United States and around the world to alleviate ailments such as aches, pain, colds, and fever. Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson,…
  • Sep 10

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million Over Defective Vaginal Mesh Device

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million Over Defective Vaginal Mesh Device
    After a two week trial in state court in Dallas, Texas, the 12 person jury has reached a verdict Salazar v. Boston Scientific. The verdict comes after a mesh lawsuit was filed by Plaintiff, Martha Salazar, who was implanted with the Obtryx…
  • Aug 26

    Drunk Driver Causes Wrong-Way Crash Seriously Injuring Two

    Drunk Driver Causes Wrong-Way Crash Seriously Injuring Two
    On Sunday, August 24 at 4:30 a.m., a driver traveling on Highway 66 in Rowlett was going the wrong way when he crashed into another vehicle. The drunk driver injured himself and two others, resulting in hospitalization at Baylor Regional…
Rank this Week: 1053

The Policy Line

The Policy Line

Discusses recent case law on insurance coverage issues. By Carroll, Burdick & McDonough, LLP.

http://www.thepolicyline.com/
Rank this Week: 853

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: 893

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/
  • Dec 21

    Exclusions In Insurance Policy'

    Exclusions In Insurance Policy'
    Arlington insurance attorneys will tell their clients they need to be aware of exclusions in insurance policies and how they are interpreted. Just reading the declarations page is not enough. The entire policy needs to be including the…
  • Dec 20

    Hail Damage And Appraisal

    Hail Damage And Appraisal
    Fort Worth insurance lawyers who handle hail damage claims need to be know how courts interpret appraisal clauses in insurance policies. A 2009, Texas Supreme Court case is a must read for helping to understand the appraisal process. The…
  • Dec 18

    Interpreting An Insurance Policy - What Dallas Lawyers Need To Know

    Interpreting An Insurance Policy - What Dallas Lawyers Need To Know
    Dallas insurance lawyers need to know how the Courts look at policy language when deciding how to rule on cases involving insurance. A 1997, Amarillo Court of Appeals case is a good one to read to help understand how the...
Rank this Week: 1357

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: 1624

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Dec 14

    Snapchat Data Breach – A Case Study

    Snapchat Data Breach – A Case Study
    In early October 2014, the popular mobile messaging and social media app Snapchat suffered a very high profile leak of approximately 100,000 to 200,000 user images sourced from the database of a Snapchat third-party client, SnapSaved.…
  • Dec 7

    NIST Framework as Basis for Standard of Care for Cyber Security

    NIST Framework as Basis for Standard of Care for Cyber Security
    When the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released its Cybersecurity Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the “Framework”), (a priority program for the federal…
  • Nov 19

    Cyber Security Indeed: Derivative Action Dismissed Where Board Proactively Addressed Cyber Risks and Exposure

    Cyber Security Indeed: Derivative Action Dismissed Where Board Proactively Addressed Cyber Risks and Exposure
    In the first of what is certain to become a cottage industry of derivative lawsuits involving alleged inadequate cybersecurity and deficient public disclosures, on October 20, 2014, a New Jersey federal court granted a motion to dismiss filed…
Rank this Week: 1270

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/
  • Nov 18

    HHS Cost Data Transparency Perhaps Not So Transparent

    HHS Cost Data Transparency Perhaps Not So Transparent
    Despite the Department of Health and Human Services’ intent to make Medicare healthcare cost data more transparent for the healthcare consumer, according to a recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, current…
  • Nov 7

    CMS Issues FY2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

    CMS Issues FY2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
    Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final Physician Fee Schedule for Fiscal Year 2015.   The annual Physician Fee Schedule includes various policy and payment changes to be…
  • Oct 31

    Office of Inspector General Releases Work Plan for FY 2015

    Office of Inspector General Releases Work Plan for FY 2015
    Each year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) publishes a Work Plan for the coming fiscal year which summarizes new and ongoing reviews and activities that the OIG plans to pursue with…
Rank this Week: 1527

Missouri Insurance Lawyer Blog

Missouri Insurance Lawyer Blog

By Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan LLC.

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

    SENDING YOUR KIDS OFF TO COLLEGE THIS FALL? FOUR THINGS YOU AND YOUR KIDS SHOULD KNOW WHEN THEY TAKE THE CAR TO COLLEGE

    SENDING YOUR KIDS OFF TO COLLEGE THIS FALL? FOUR THINGS YOU AND YOUR KIDS SHOULD KNOW WHEN THEY TAKE THE CAR TO COLLEGE
    CAR INSURANCE: Read your automobile insurance policy and check with your insurance agent about appropriate coverage for your college student. Keep proof of insurance coverage in the vehicle. Make sure you and your new college student…
  • Jun 20

    2010 Judging the Judge

    2010 Judging the Judge
    By: Amanda Drew This November there will be many non-partisan judges asking for Missourians to vote to keep them on the bench. How do you decide who will get your vote? One resource you may want to consider is Judging the Judges 2010, a…
  • Jun 2

    Be Prepared for Severe Weather

    Be Prepared for Severe Weather
    The Severe Weather resources page is just one of the many helpful resources for people available on the Missouri Department of Insurance website. There are instructions on how to make sure you have appropriate insurance coverage, how to file…
Rank this Week: 1169

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • 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…
  • Aug 9

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia
    I had previously written about judicial estoppel and lack of standing defenses that could arise from a plaintiff's prior bankruptcy filing. There is a recent decision in the District of Columbia in which judicial estoppel barred a plaintiff's…
  • Mar 2

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance
    In a recent case, a homeowner brought suit in Maryland federal court against her insurance broker for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation, and fraud, after her house sustained fire…
Rank this Week: 1890

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: 1786

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: 1248

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: 1451

Tucker's Disability Benefits Blog

Tucker's Disability Benefits Blog

Covers disability law and disability benefits. By John Tucker.

http://thedisabilitylawfirm.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 7

    Social Security Adds New Conditions to Fast Track Disabilitty Approval Proce

    Social Security Adds New Conditions to Fast Track Disabilitty Approval Proce
    In July, the Social Security Administration announced that its new "Compassionate Allowances Conditions Fast Track Disability Process" will expand to include 100 Conditions.   Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue, announced 12…
  • Sep 4

    Could Proposed Pentagon Plan to Start Military Retirement At Normal Retirement Age Impact VA Disability Claims?

    Could Proposed Pentagon Plan to Start Military Retirement At Normal Retirement Age Impact VA Disability Claims?
    CBS News is reporting that a Pentagon study is suggesting that one budgetary fix that may help ease deficits is to move the starting date for military retirement pension payments back to normal retirement age.  The report on CBS' webpage…
  • Aug 30

    Excellent Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your 401k

    Excellent Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your 401k
    Occasionally, I offer information on this blog outside of the topic of disability area that I think may be helpful.  A large part of our practice involves ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.  ERISA is the…
Rank this Week: 1967

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.

       Download Nova Cas. Co v.
  • 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: 1135

Scott Godes' Insurance Law Blog

Scott Godes' Insurance Law Blog

Discusses insurance coverage issues.

http://law.lexisnexis.com/author-center/Scott-Godes/rss
Rank this Week: 1569

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
  • Dec 22

    New Chapter on Cyber-Security Insurance Authored by Hinshaw & Culbertson Partner

    New Chapter on Cyber-Security Insurance Authored by Hinshaw &amp; Culbertson Partner
    Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP partner Travis Wall recently authored the chapter on Cyber-Security Insurance for the LexisNexis' California Insurance Law & Practice treatise. The chapter provides an introduction to common cyber incidents,…
  • Dec 15

    California Court Upholds In-House Counsel Privilege

    California Court Upholds In-House Counsel Privilege
    By Terrence P. McAvoy and Michael G. Ruff Brief Summary In Palmer v. Superior Court California's Second District Court of Appeal upheld the in-house counsel privilege for communications concerning a dispute with a current client and, in…
  • Dec 5

    Insurance Regulator Too 'Aggressive,' Insurers Say

    Insurance Regulator Too 'Aggressive,' Insurers Say
    Four insurance companies sued the California Department of Insurance, claiming the agency has become "increasingly aggressive" in its efforts to enforce the state's Unfair Insurance Practices Act. The companies say the department is trying…
Rank this Week: 3896

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
  • Dec 22

    Hasbro Fails on Appeal to Discontinue Workers’ Compensation Benefit

    Hasbro Fails on Appeal to Discontinue Workers’ Compensation Benefit
    Hasbro Employee Injured on Assembly Line Receives Benefits When a self-insured employer appeals a decision awarding workers’ compensation benefits to one of its employees, it must at least raise its objections at the original hearing or…
  • Dec 15

    Worker Killed at New Bedford Massachusetts Seafood Plant Leaves Five Children

    Worker Killed at New Bedford Massachusetts Seafood Plant Leaves Five Children
    Virtually all Massachusetts employees are eligible for workers’ compensation insurance coverage, even if they work for a temporary agency or are undocumented immigrants. Their survivors are eligible for workers’ compensation…
  • Dec 8

    Central Transport, LLC in Billerica, Massachusetts Cited For Safety Violation

    Central Transport, LLC in Billerica, Massachusetts Cited For Safety Violation
    Central Transport’s Billerica, Massachusetts Shipping Terminal Cited For Hazards The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Central Transport LLC for safety hazards at its freight shipping terminal in…
Rank this Week: 2546

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Florida Homeowners' Insurance Attorneys Discuss Condominium Damage

    Florida Homeowners' Insurance Attorneys Discuss Condominium Damage
    When a homeowner purchases homeowners' insurance, he expects that the coverage will pay for any necessary repairs if there is a loss event. In South Florida, there are numerous ways that a property can sustain serious damage, including…
  • Aug 25

    Citizens Property Insurance Votes to Lower Insurance Rates, But Not For Everyone in South Florida

    Citizens Property Insurance Votes to Lower Insurance Rates, But Not For Everyone in South Florida
    For the first time in over four years, Citizens Property Insurance ("Citizens") has voted to lower rates for approximately 70 percent of its customers. For everyone else, however, there will be yet another year of increases. The rate change…
  • Jun 30

    Several Things to Consider When Dealing with Foundation Problem

    Several Things to Consider When Dealing with Foundation Problem
    There are many things that may happen when you find your dream home and go under contract, but when that perfect place comes with a cracked foundation, there are things that you can do to protect your interests. In many instances, damage to…
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Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

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

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
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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: 4579

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Medicare Drug Theft: Report Finds Pricey HIV-Drugs Dispensed After Death

    Medicare Drug Theft: Report Finds Pricey HIV-Drugs Dispensed After Death
    Earlier this month we wrote about the theft of prescription drugs, focusing on the growing problem of medications being stolen from our nation’s seniors and why drug theft is a form of elder abuse. We urge all readers to ensure their…
  • Dec 19

    The Uncertain Legal Status of Uber and Other Ride-Share Companie

    The Uncertain Legal Status of Uber and Other Ride-Share Companie
    Perhaps the biggest phenomenon in the transportation world during 2014 has been the rise of Uber and other ride-share apps. While some have been in existence for a number of years, ride sharing companies grew exponentially this year with…
  • Dec 18

    The Impact of Alcohol: Santa Rosa Injury Lawyer Examines the True Meaning of BAC

    The Impact of Alcohol: Santa Rosa Injury Lawyer Examines the True Meaning of BAC
    In most news stories (and blog posts) about drunk driving accidents there is at least one reference to blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”). Most readers have probably heard that the legal limit in all states is 0.08%, but it can…
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Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury, medical malpractice and workers compensation law. By Ackerman Law Office, P.C.

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 21

    The Deterrent Effect of Medical Malpractice Law

    The Deterrent Effect of Medical Malpractice Law
    I always wondered about the deterrent effect of medical malpractice laws. In other words, if you pass laws which limit responsibility of tortfeasors do you embolden them to commit torts? Does the fact that they have limited responsibility…
  • Oct 5

    Caselaw Update

    Caselaw Update
    I spoke at the Illinois Trial Lawyers seminar in September 2014. I gave an update on tort law.  Below is a breakdown of the cases that I discussed.  There were a few already on this blog that I did not include.  Enjoy.…
  • Jun 24

    Lady Commits Suicide When Her Landlord Destroys Her Building Around Her

    Lady Commits Suicide When Her Landlord Destroys Her Building Around Her
    In one of the weirdest fact patterns in a long time the appellate court ruled on intentional infliction of emotional distress is a suicide case. Obviously, the law must accommodate even extremely weird fact patterns and this case is weird.…
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Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits and Budgetary Problem

    Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits and Budgetary Problem
    For more than a year, we have heard on the news about how funding is set to run out on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits unless Congress does something fast. According to a recent news article from the Buffalo News, it…
  • Dec 15

    Cline v. Colvin: Back Pain and Disability Benefit

    Cline v. Colvin: Back Pain and Disability Benefit
    Cline v. Colvin, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, deals with the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program run by the United States Social Security Administration (SSA). In Cline, claimant applied for…
  • Dec 11

    Copeland v. Colvin: SSDI and SSI Eligibility

    Copeland v. Colvin: SSDI and SSI Eligibility
    Copeland v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, involves claimant who filed an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in…
Rank this Week: 3151

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance bad faith, and LTD policy issues. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Dec 19

    Long Term Disability Insurer Agrees to pay Partial Disability Benefits to Physician

    Long Term Disability Insurer Agrees to pay Partial Disability Benefits to Physician
    SMDA recently convinced Long Term Disability Insurer, Lincoln Financial Group, to reverse its decision to deny Disability Benefit payments to a Physician. Our client had developed a degenerative orthopedic condition that resulted in…
  • Oct 14

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to overturn claims denial decision

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to overturn claims denial decision
    SMDA recently convinced an LTD insurer to overturn its claims denial decision by filing a comprehensive administrative appeal on behalf of our client. SMDA's client had filed a claim for disability benefits as a result of serious depression…
  • Sep 23

    State Farm Leads in number of complaints for all Michigan No-Fault Insurer

    State Farm Leads in number of complaints for all Michigan No-Fault Insurer
    The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services released its list of complaint ratios for 2013 recently. Leading the pack by a wide margin, with 101 complaints, State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Company had more than twice the…
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California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Senator Patrick Kennedy and Public Respond to Anthem’s Behavior in CBS’ 60 minutes segment, ‘Denied’

    Senator Patrick Kennedy and Public Respond to Anthem’s Behavior in CBS’ 60 minutes segment, ‘Denied’
    On Sunday December 14, 2014, CBS’ 60 minutes reported on the tragic and avoidable death of 15 year old Katherine West. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mental-illness-health-care-insurance-60-minutes/. Katherine suffered from a severe…
  • Dec 13

    Kantor & Kantor Helps Cancer Patient Get Life Saving Treatment

    Kantor &amp; Kantor Helps Cancer Patient Get Life Saving Treatment
    Kantor & Kantor recently helped a client who had been denied health insurance coverage for his life saving cancer treatment. Our client was a participating member of the U.S. Jesco International, Inc. Health and Welfare Plan (Plan).…
  • Dec 2

    A Grateful Thanksgiving for another Kantor & Kantor Client!

    A Grateful Thanksgiving for another Kantor &amp; Kantor Client!
    We represented Mr. Polnicky, who was employed as a Reserve Mortgage Consultant at Wells Fargo. He suffered from back and neck pain and was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis, chronic lumbago, hamstring contractures and generalized anxiety and…
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First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
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New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Dec 16

    New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation Treatise: A Practitioner’s Guide

    New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation Treatise: A Practitioner’s Guide
    The book I co-authored with my partner, Frank DeAngelis, is now available for pre-order.  The book, which is entitled “New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation Treatise: A Practitioner’s Guide,” is being published by…
  • Dec 10

    Gregory Packaging: NJ Court Further Chips Away at Physical Loss or Damage Requirement

    Gregory Packaging: NJ Court Further Chips Away at Physical Loss or Damage Requirement
    As a general matter, a first-party property insurance policy provides coverage for direct physical loss or damage to covered property.  An all-risk policy, one of the most common types of first-party property insurance policies, provides…
  • Nov 20

    Insureds’ Counsel Seek to Have NJ Federal Courts Adopt the Raimey Decision

    Insureds’ Counsel Seek to Have NJ Federal Courts Adopt the Raimey Decision
    In my prior blog post, I reported on a recent decision by Judge Gary R. Brown, a United States Magistrate Judge from the Eastern District of New York.  In that decision, Raimey v. Wright National Flood Ins. Co., 14 CV 461…
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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/
  • Dec 16

    Disability Insurer Profiles: MetLife

    Disability Insurer Profiles: MetLife
    Today we’re profiling another popular insurer that issues private disability policies to dentists and physicians: MetLife. Company: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a.k.a. MetLife. Location: New York, NY. Associated Entities:…
  • Nov 10

    Disability Insurer Profiles: MassMutual

    Disability Insurer Profiles: MassMutual
    We have written about Unum, arguably the most notorious disability insurance company, in great detail.  However, we realize that many physicians and dentists may not know very much about other disability insurance companies, including…
  • Nov 3

    Legal Requirements for Denial Letters: What Your Insurance Company Has to Tell You When It Denies or Terminates Your Claim

    Legal Requirements for Denial Letters: What Your Insurance Company Has to Tell You When It Denies or Terminates Your Claim
    If your claim for disability insurance benefits is denied or terminated (i.e., if the insurance company discontinues benefits they were once paying), the insurance company will send you a letter notifying you of that denial or…
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New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Dec 16

    Why are insurance policies so confusing?

    Why are insurance policies so confusing?
    Massachusetts coverage attorney Nina Kallen has taken me to task on the question of why most insurance policies are an abominable mess to read. (My original post dealt with business interruption coverage).  You can read her piece by…
  • Dec 5

    Calculating Business Interruption Damage

    Calculating Business Interruption Damage
    When I was in college, there was an English professor named Frank Kinahan, who taught a class called “The Little Red Schoolhouse.”  A lot of my fellow students (not me, of course!) apparently thought that if they could just…
  • Nov 7

    Additional Insured Coverage

    Additional Insured Coverage
    Years ago, there was a Bell Labs facility behind my house, and on Sunday afternoons, the engineers (mostly Indian and Pakistani) would get together and play cricket on the large lawn. I watched the matches quite a bit, but I never could get a…
Rank this Week: 2351

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

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

    Claims Against Lawyers: Insurance Coverage Issue

    Claims Against Lawyers: Insurance Coverage Issue
    Presented by ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) & Section of Litigation Insurance Coverage Litigation Committees Hosted at the offices of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLPTopics: Insurance Policyholder,…
  • Nov 12

    Finding Insurance Coverage for Consumer Products Class Action Complaint

    Finding Insurance Coverage for Consumer Products Class Action Complaint
    Consumer class action claims are a familiar tool for addressing dissatisfaction with a defective product.  Given that one of the goals of a consumer class action claim is to recover damages for the claimants, triggering insurance…
  • Nov 10

    Is a Vice President an Officer Entitled to Indemnification or Advancement?

    Is a Vice President an Officer Entitled to Indemnification or Advancement?
    This question didn’t seem to be that complicated at first blush.  Now it is.  The Third Circuit’s recent ruling that a former Vice President of Goldman Sachs is not necessarily an officer entitled to…
Rank this Week: 3852

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
  • Dec 15

    DJ granted in causation

    DJ granted in causation
    Interboro Ins. Co. v Anesthesia Solutions, P.C., Index # 600498/14 (Sup. Ct. Nassau Co. 2014) In this case, the insurance carrier provided a peer report and radiological review, similar to what occurred in Mian v. Interboro.  The Court…
  • Dec 15

    OBS must be an Article 28 to be compensable

    OBS must be an Article 28 to be compensable
    OBS is not compensable according to Judge d’Auguste: (Hat-Tip from Jerry Maline from Richard Lau’s office) “Finally, the parties both cite to statements published on the DOH’s website reflecting its position concerning…
  • Dec 12

    CPLR 3216 again

    CPLR 3216 again
    Restoration Sports & Spine v Geico Ins. Co., 2014 NY Slip Op 51729(U)(App. Term 2d Dept. 2014) “Plaintiffs commenced this action to recover assigned first-party no-fault benefits in September 2008. On June 25, 2011, defendant served…
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