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InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

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

    Look out below! [UPDATED]

    Look out below! [UPDATED]
    Such a success:"[A]n intriguing analysis of Covered California’s state-run exchange found that up to half the 1.2 million new enrollees might actually drop their coverage."To be fair, some of these folks will find new jobs with…
  • Apr 22

    Dying of Thirst (Literally)

    Dying of Thirst (Literally)
    One of the major problems of the ObamaTax is that it does not, in fact, save health care dollars. This problem plagues similar regimes as well, most notably the Much Vaunted National Health System©.Never fear, though, the MVNHS© has…
  • Apr 21

    Bounty Hunter

    Bounty Hunter
    What happens when you can't get enough people to follow the "law of the land" and purchase health insurance they don't want and can't afford unless the government robs the rich to pay the poor?If you can't threaten, coax, cajole or force them…
Rank this Week: 13

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 11

    Injured by a Recalled Product?

    Injured by a Recalled Product?
    You may have heard about the recent ignition switch recall by General Motors. http://www.gm.com/ignition-switch-recall.html. Such product recalls are not uncommon and the chances are that you have received a letter at some point in your life…
  • Apr 10

    The international aspect of personal injury law

    The international aspect of personal injury law
    Were you injured abroad by an American product? Or, were you in the United States when you were personally injured and now reside abroad? If either situation applies to you, you may be entitled to the benefit of an American court – even…
  • Apr 9

    How long do I have to file a lawsuit and when is it too early to get an attorney?

    How long do I have to file a lawsuit and when is it too early to get an attorney?
    In short, the answers are: It depends and it’s never too early to consider legal representation. Each personal injury matter is subject to a statute of limitations. Essentially, this term means that you only have so long to file your…
Rank this Week: 27

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: 112

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 155

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 11

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit
    On April 11, 2014, CMS added an entire subsection to its WCMSA website for self-administration help. In the agency’s usual overreaching style, it has created requirements that are not supported by any law or regulation. While many of…
  • Apr 4

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq
    Yesterday MEDVAL did its first MSA evaluation for a California applicant taking Zohydo ER. We were genuinely shocked as this drug was not even expected to hit the market until March so we didn’t really anticipate seeing it included in…
  • Mar 24

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee
    On March 19, 2014, the Court of Appeal of Louisiana affirmed an OWC ruling denying two attorneys a request for their fee. While attorneys are frequently criticized for the amounts they take from settlements, no one expects them to work for…
Rank this Week: 213

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 22

    D&O Policy Excluding “Receiver” Claims Bars Coverage for FDIC Failed Bank Lawsuit

    D&O Policy Excluding “Receiver” Claims Bars Coverage for FDIC Failed Bank Lawsuit
    In an interesting April 7, 2014 opinion (here), Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone of the Eastern District of California, applying California law, held that a D&O insurance policy’s insured vs. insured exclusion precludes coverage…
  • Apr 21

    Flash Boys Litigation: High Frequency Traders, Brokers and Securities Exchanges Hit With Securities Suit

    Flash Boys Litigation: High Frequency Traders, Brokers and Securities Exchanges Hit With Securities Suit
    The topic of high frequency trading has dominated the business headlines since the late March publication of Michael Lewis’s new book, “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.”  The SEC, the U.S. Department of Justice and the…
  • Apr 21

    The Latest Stockpile of Readers’ Mug Shot

    The Latest Stockpile of Readers’ Mug Shot
    Because the latest round of mug shots is long overdue, quite a backlog of pictures has built up. The latest round of readers’ photos may be a bit late but it may also be one of the best collections yet.   Readers will recall that…
Rank this Week: 351

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/
  • Mar 31

    California Court: Factoring Transaction Not In Payee’s Best Interest

    California Court: Factoring Transaction Not In Payee’s Best Interest
    An unemployed, disabled, single mother’s best interests would not be served by the sale of nearly $100,000 in structured settlement payments in exchange for an immediate lump sum of $40,000, a California trial court judge ruled a few…
  • Mar 25

    Another Lottery Winner’s Cautionary Tale

    Another Lottery Winner’s Cautionary Tale
    A Kentucky man’s tale of winning the lottery and then dying broke recently made headlines in the United Kingdom, and it has also caught the attention of in the U.S. The Daily Mail earlier this month published a story under the headline:…
  • Mar 24

    Judge Sentences Couple To Prison Over Life Settlements Scheme

    Judge Sentences Couple To Prison Over Life Settlements Scheme
    A federal judge in California this month sentenced a couple to five years in prison , and ordered them to pay more than $13 million in restitution to victims of a life settlements scheme, according to reports from news and government sources.…
Rank this Week: 366

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 388

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 21

    Oklahoma Appraisal Endorsement May Be Non-Binding on Insurer

    Oklahoma Appraisal Endorsement May Be Non-Binding on Insurer
    In my last post, I wrote about my trip to Oklahoma and the opportunity to help victims of devastating hail storms and catastrophic tornadoes. One of the major reasons litigation is the most viable option in these claims is because many of the…
  • Apr 20

    Proving and Winning a First-Party Bad Faith Case, Part 6 - The Nuts and Bolts of Discovery

    Proving and Winning a First-Party Bad Faith Case, Part 6 - The Nuts and Bolts of Discovery
    In part 5 my series on Proving and Winning a First Party Bad Faith Case, I posted the interrogatories I recently served on the insurer’s attorney on a case I am handling in federal court in the Western District of Missouri. The…
  • Apr 18

    Do a Good Friday Pardon - Extend the Flood Proof of Loss Deadline

    Do a Good Friday Pardon - Extend the Flood Proof of Loss Deadline
    On Good Friday, it seems only fitting to think about justice and actions by those in power. I sent the following letter to my Congressional Representative, Kathy Castor, pleading for her to do something about the impending National Flood…
Rank this Week: 486

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 22

    Anti-Technicality Statute

    Anti-Technicality Statute
    Insurance lawyers need to know some of the more obscure areas of the Texas Insurance Code. A United States 5th Circuit of Appeals case dealt with the "Anti-Technically" Statute recently. The case is styled W.W. Rowland Trucking…
  • Apr 20

    Delay In Paying A Claim

    Delay In Paying A Claim
    Fort Worth insurance attorneys need to be aware of this 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision. The style of the case is W.W. Rowland Trucking Company, Inc. v. Max America Insurance Co. Here is the relevant information from the case....
  • Apr 19

    Life Insurance And Missed Payment

    Life Insurance And Missed Payment
    North Richland Hills Lawyers who handle life insurance claims can read this case and then tell potential clients they better hire an attorney. This case is from the United States District Court, Northern District, Fort Worth Division. The…
Rank this Week: 490

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…
  • Apr 8

    When your insurer lets you down

    When your insurer lets you down
    If you are like most homeowners, you have paid your insurance premium monthly for as long as you've had your home. Then comes the day when you need to file a claim and your insurance company does everything in their power to avoid paying that…
  • Jan 28

    New Florida Bad Faith Insurance Decision

    New Florida Bad Faith Insurance Decision
    Residents in Palm Beach, Miami, and throughout southern Florida count on their insurance providers to be there when they need them. The entire purpose of paying premiums into an insurance policy is to provide peace of mind, knowing that…
Rank this Week: 634

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • 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…
  • Aug 18

    The billable hour is here to stay

    The billable hour is here to stay
    From time to time there are articles like this one published in the New York Times last March, attacking the billable hour as the basis for billing clients for services rendered. Such articles usually have two themes -- that the billable hour…
  • Aug 1

    A D.C. decision touches on effect of a…

    A D.C. decision touches on effect of a bank's use of overseas calling centers on the privacy of customer finanical records. https://tinyurl.com/m7ptgen Creative.
Rank this Week: 653

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: 654

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
  • Apr 21

    The latest issue of Coverage Opinions by Randy Maniloff

    The latest issue of Coverage Opinions by Randy Maniloff
    The latest issue of Coverage Opinions by Randy Maniloff is out; there are some interesting discussions of coverage issues, along with some humor.  Check it out HERE some of the articles of interest include:   Alice In Wonderland…
  • Apr 11

    Court Holds That State Farm's "Good Neighbor" Slogan Is Just Opinion Or Puffery

    Court Holds That State Farm's "Good Neighbor" Slogan Is Just Opinion Or Puffery
    You gotta do what you gotta do to try to win a coverage case. But in Broadway v. State Farm, No. 13-628 (M.D. Ala. Mar. 19, 2014) an insured pushed it too hard. The court was woefully unimpressed with the insured’s efforts, even…
  • Apr 11

    Patient exclusion under CGL precludes coverage for ward 8th Cir

    Patient exclusion under CGL precludes coverage for ward 8th Cir
    In Volk v. Ace American Insurance Company, Johnson was developmentally disabled and required the use of an assistant.  While supervised by an assistant from North Country Home Care, Inc., he was blinded in his left eye by a BB gun…
Rank this Week: 679

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/
  • Mar 31

    Towers Watson risk transfer program aims to offload retiree health care risk

    Towers Watson risk transfer program aims to offload retiree health care risk
    Last week, Towers Watson & Co. unveiled a program that would enable employers to eliminate unfunded retiree health care plan liabilities for Medicare-eligible retirees by shifting those liabilities to insurers through the purchase of…
  • Feb 27

    Heimeshoff highlights the importance of contractual limitation periods in ERISA plan

    Heimeshoff highlights the importance of contractual limitation periods in ERISA plan
    Since Heimeshoff, three district court cases have already held that lawsuits to recover ERISA plan benefits were barred by the plan’s contractual limitation period. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Heimeshoff v. Hartford…
  • Feb 12

    Compliance: Cigna v. Amara and how ERISA summary plan descriptions have changed

    Compliance: Cigna v. Amara and how ERISA summary plan descriptions have changed
    Before the Supreme Court issued its 2011 opinion in Cigna v. Amara, an ERISA plan’s summary plan description (SPD) was widely considered to be part of the plan’s governing documents. Plan terms found only in the SPD were…
Rank this Week: 713

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: 831

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law…

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law Blog

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

http://www.erisaontheweb.com/
  • Jun 5

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

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

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

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee
    Steven Alfano won his ERISA claim for long-term disability benefits against CIGNA. The district court had previously ruled that there was “no sound basis in the record to support CIGNA’s finding that plaintiff’s back condition … had…
  • Apr 6

    Court of Appeals Finds Sun Life Acted Arbitrarily and Capriciously

    Court of Appeals Finds Sun Life Acted Arbitrarily and Capriciously
    Sherry DeLisle continued working after her car crashes in 1998 and 2000. She suffered spinal and closed head injuries.  Her employer, Krandall & Sons, fired her on April 17, 2002, stating that “she was not doing her job.”  Eight…
Rank this Week: 769

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
Rank this Week: 1134

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Overstating Your Restrictions & Limitations May Harm Your Claim

    Overstating Your Restrictions &amp; Limitations May Harm Your Claim
              The vast majority of long term disability claims arise out of diseases or conditions that cause pain such as a ruptured discs, migraine headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia.…
  • Apr 10

    DON’T FORGET SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS

    DON’T FORGET SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS
    Social Security disability benefits are an important consideration in connection with your long-term disability claim.  If you are filing a long-term disability claim, you should simultaneously consider applying for and obtaining Social…
  • Apr 3

    FEDERAL COURT REPRIMANDS UNUM FOR ATTEMPTING TO RE-WRITE POLICY TO TERMINATE DISABILITY CLAIM

    FEDERAL COURT REPRIMANDS UNUM FOR ATTEMPTING TO RE-WRITE POLICY TO TERMINATE DISABILITY CLAIM
    On March 24, 2014, a federal judge in Ohio reprimanded Unum for attempting to re-write the terms of its own policy in order to cut off disability benefits of one of its insured physicians. The plaintiff in Jalali v. Unum Life Insurance…
Rank this Week: 902

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: 1105

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law…

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law Blog

Features commentary on recent tort and insurance developments in Kentucky. By Edward Brutscher.

http://kytortjournal.com
  • Apr 22

    Kentucky Tort Journal Signs Off

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

    Court of Appeals Minutes for September 5th

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

    KLR Reports on $5.1 Million Dollar Verdict!

    KLR Reports on $5.1 Million Dollar Verdict!
    The Kentucky Law Review recently reported on the $5.1 million dollar verdict in Jefferson County. The KLR notes it is one of the highest awards in recent memory and links to the Courier Journal article, discussing the case. Click on the…
Rank this Week: 1047

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 17

    Employers Start Your Reporting (or at Least Start Preparing)

    Employers Start Your Reporting (or at Least Start Preparing)
    Effective in 2015, PPACA requires that employers “report” information about the health coverage they offer to employees.  IRC Section 6055 requires employers and insurers to report information about the entity providing…
  • Apr 15

    PPACA Compliance: It Is Not Just About Taxe

    PPACA Compliance: It Is Not Just About Taxe
    In today’s New York Times online, there is an article titled “Tax Preparers’ New Role: Health-Coverage Advisers.”  In it, there is a quote from a tax preparation professional who says “[w]e’re the…
  • Apr 9

    April is a Busy Month: IRS Releases Guidance on Same Sex Marriage and Retirement Plan Rollover

    April is a Busy Month: IRS Releases Guidance on Same Sex Marriage and Retirement Plan Rollover
    We are less than halfway into April and already the IRS has issued two notices that provide some long awaited guidance related to retirement plan administration.  One addresses treatment of same-sex marriages post-Windsor and the other…
Rank this Week: 1349

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 15

    CBO Updates ACA Impact Estimate

    CBO Updates ACA Impact Estimate
    Concurrently with its April 2014 update of February 2014 projections of federal revenues and spending through 2024, the Congressional Budget Office revised its projection of how the Affordable Care Act will change insurance coverage, federal…
  • Apr 14

    Is The Full-Time Employer Mandate Causing Employers to Cut Weekly Work Hours?

    Is The Full-Time Employer Mandate Causing Employers to Cut Weekly Work Hours?
    Probably not yet, on net, this year, seems to be the correct answer, though temp staffing is trending upward.  Here are three charts that we created from data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. CHANGE IN % OF…
  • Apr 10

    Who’s At Risk for Non-Payment During the ACA Subsidy “Grace Period”?

    Who’s At Risk for Non-Payment During the ACA Subsidy “Grace Period”?
    It’s buried deep, in small type, in a set of rules issued almost a year, and thousands of Federal Register pages ago.   Here’s the setup.  Jimmy has a chronic medical problem, and knows it, but he cannot afford…
Rank this Week: 1416

Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers long term disability news and updates. By Frankel & Newfield, PC.

http://www.disabilityinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Court Awards Judgment to Long Term Disability Claimant Against CIGNA

    Court Awards Judgment to Long Term Disability Claimant Against CIGNA
    A Federal Judge in Nevada has granted judgment to a Long Term Disability insurance claimant in her claim against CIGNA/LINA, following a bench trial. The court ruled for the claimant, notwithstanding its finding of fact that CIGNA…
  • Apr 8

    Liberty Life Found to Have Abused Its Discretion in ERISA Disability Claim

    Liberty Life Found to Have Abused Its Discretion in ERISA Disability Claim
    A Federal Judge in Pennsylvania has reversed a decision by Liberty Life to deny benefits to an ERISA disability insurance claimant, whose claim for benefits was not paid. The Court reached its determination that Liberty Life abused its…
  • Apr 8

    Greater Long Island Dental Meeting - See you there!

    Greater Long Island Dental Meeting - See you there!
    We are headed to this year's GLIDM, held at the Huntington Hilton - Long Island's biggest gathering of dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, oral surgeons, dental practice administrators and other members of the dental profession, who…
Rank this Week: 1152

North Carolina Litigation Blog

North Carolina Litigation Blog

Covers litigation in North Carolina including construction law, personal injury, insurance, N.C. Court of Appeals and N.C. Supreme Court opinions. By Angela Jolly.

http://northcarolinalitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    McIlveen and Project Halo team up

    McIlveen and Project Halo team up
      The McIlveen Family Law Firm has jump started its summer by becoming involved with several charities around Charlotte and Gastonia. …Continue reading »
  • Feb 15

    Child Support

    Child Support
    Reblogged from N.C. Family Law Blog: Child Support
  • Feb 9

    Rising Flood Waters in Charlotte Mean Higher Insurance Cost

    Rising Flood Waters in Charlotte Mean Higher Insurance Cost
    If you live in the Charlotte area then you that when the heavy rains come so does the flooding and it’s only getting worse. NC flood maps are being updated so be sure to check your address to see if your house is now in a flood zone. If so…
Rank this Week: 1333

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 22

    Data Breach Report: Cyber Risks Continue to Increase

    Data Breach Report: Cyber Risks Continue to Increase
    Verizon has just released its 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report, and anyone interested in Cyber Risk and Cyber Risk Insurance should check it out. Also see an excellent summary article from Re/Code here. Key points: 2013 is going to go…
  • Apr 15

    Program Managers Need to Be Licensed

    Program Managers Need to Be Licensed
    A recent bulletin from the Excess Lines Association of NY (ELANY) notes that a program manager underwriting on behalf of an excess lines insurer must be licensed as an excess lines broker. Program manager also means cover holder, managing…
  • Apr 8

    Side A D&O Insurance

    Side A D&amp;O Insurance
    D&O insurance (Directors & Officers) policy forms have evolved dramatically over the last decade or so, and now typically include a variety of coverage extensions. For private companies and non-profit entities EPL is an obvious…
Rank this Week: 1599

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Floridians May Get More Flood Insurance Option

    Floridians May Get More Flood Insurance Option
    The Florida Senate unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, designed to encourage private insurance companies into the flood insurance market. Currently, Florida homeowners are often forced to obtain flood insurance through…
  • Mar 26

    Annual Florida Insurance Summit Held in January

    Annual Florida Insurance Summit Held in January
    Each year, the Florida Chamber of Commerce has a summit to discuss the insurance issues that have been important and will continue to be significant for the foreseeable future. This presents an interesting perspective about the problems and…
  • Mar 20

    New Florida Flood Insurance Program Could Include Earth Movement Coverage

    New Florida Flood Insurance Program Could Include Earth Movement Coverage
    As many victims of Hurricane Sandy throughout the Northeast are discovering, flood insurance policies issued under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) do not cover floods caused by "liquefaction of soil," also known as earth movement.…
Rank this Week: 1694

First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Photos and Update: Villages Sinkhole Collapse

    Photos and Update: Villages Sinkhole Collapse
    image from the Orlando Sentinel image from Bay News 9 image from villages-news.com On Saturday night, a 60 feet deep and 50 feet wide sinkhole collapse occurred between two homes in the Villages.  A few weeks ago, a small hole began to…
  • Apr 7

    Supreme Court Decides Curran: CME in UM Case a Condition Subsequent

    Supreme Court Decides Curran: CME in UM Case a Condition Subsequent
    In March, Florida’s Supreme Court decided whether an insurer of uninsured motorist (“UM”) coverage has to prove prejudice when the insured fails to attend a compulsory medical examination (“CME”).…
  • Apr 1

    New Federal Franqui Decision on Sinkhole, Structural Damage, and Testing Requirement

    New Federal Franqui Decision on Sinkhole, Structural Damage, and Testing Requirement
    Federal Judge James Whittemore recently joined Judges Radabaugh, Merryday and Lazzara in finding that “structural damage” caused by sinkhole activity must mean more than “damage to the structure caused by sinkhole…
Rank this Week: 1636

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 18

    Is Chronic Lyme Disease More Debilitating Than Other Chronic Illnesses? New CDC Survey says Yes.

    Is Chronic Lyme Disease More Debilitating Than Other Chronic Illnesses? New CDC Survey says Yes.
    A recently published patient survey found that those with chronic Lyme disease experience significantly lower health quality status compared to those with other chronic diseases. In a study of over 3,000 patients with chronic Lyme disease,…
  • Apr 15

    Asking the Right Questions About Your Disability Coverage

    Asking the Right Questions About Your Disability Coverage
    We represent a number of clients who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis and various other rheumatic conditions. Recently, the American College of Rheumatology posted a blog on its website advising the newly diagnosed to ask the…
  • Apr 14

    Claim Denied! ... How To Deal With Surprising Insurance Denial

    Claim Denied! ... How To Deal With Surprising Insurance Denial
    It’s safe to say that most insureds have dealt with some type of insurance obstacle, whether it was a billing error that seemed nearly impossible to correct, a medication/procedure/treatment that was unfairly denied, or an outright…
Rank this Week: 2152

Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

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

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/wordpress/
Rank this Week: 1718

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

Blog about current issues in Mississippi law including personal injury, divorce and insurance.

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 15

    I thought stuff like this only occurred in the minds of law professor

    I thought stuff like this only occurred in the minds of law professor
    From years ago in a contract or property class in law school I vaguely remember a professor describing a situation where a swimming pool was accidentally built at the wrong house.  Maybe it was supposed to be built at 101 Jones Street…
  • Apr 11

    Gone fishing

    Gone fishing
    From the 1960 Missouri Court of Appeals case of Moore v. Moore: We will agree with respondent in his definition of Stone County freedoms that a husband has a right to go fishing. And we will go further and say that this right extends to…
  • Mar 24

    Is Justice for Sale in Arkansas? —-update

    Is Justice for Sale in Arkansas? —-update
    Matt Campbell at the Blue Hog Report provides an update on Judge Mike Maggio in Arkansas.  According to Campbell, The Arkansas Supreme Court stripped Judge Maggio of his docket.  The Arkansas Business Journal has a similar story.…
Rank this Week: 2192

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2380

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: 1769

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 8

    Promising Research for Spinal Cord Injurie

    Promising Research for Spinal Cord Injurie
    April 8, 201 4 – According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, approximately 12,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) are reported each year with motor vehicle crashes accounting for a plurality of those reported…
  • Apr 7

    Life Expectancy Calculator

    Life Expectancy Calculator
    April 7, 2014 – If you’re tired of those boring life expectancy tables that lump everyone into two categories – male and female – to estimate how long you’re most likely going to live, have we got a calculator…
  • Apr 1

    Our 5th Anniversary

    Our 5th Anniversary
    April 1, 2014 – Five years ago, in the midst of the greatest economic calamity in more than three-quarters of a century, Finn Financial Group opened its doors for business with a pledge to help others “achieve maximum financial…
Rank this Week: 2056

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: 2373

Long Term Disability Law Blog

Long Term Disability Law Blog

Covers long term disability advocacy, disability benefits and claimant tips. By Riemer & Associates LLC.

http://www.longtermdisabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1837

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/
  • Mar 13

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL
    SMDA prepared a comprehensive administrative appeal on behalf of a gentleman who had been forced to stop working as a press operator as a result of ongoing orthopedic problems with his neck. He had underwent cervical discectomy surgery as a…
  • Feb 28

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie
    The 6th Circuit recently granted a request for en banc review of the Rochow v Life Insurance of North America case where a three judge panel determined that the claimant could recover for unjust enrichment the profits the insurance company…
  • Feb 4

    SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH LTD INSURERS

    SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH LTD INSURERS
    As a follow up to the last post, the US Supreme Court sided with the Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company enforcing its contractual limitations period. In Heimeshoff v Hartford Life and Acc. Insur. Co., ______S.Ct. _______ (2013).…
Rank this Week: 2323

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 7

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement
    In Wells Fargo Company USA v. v. ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. (No. 13–15625) the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals found an abuse of discretion when a U.S. District Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction.…
  • Jan 30

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change
    Commencing July 1, 2014 under SB-745, all smoke alarms including combination smoke alarms, that are solely battery powered shall contain a nonreplaceable, nonremovable battery that is capable of powering the smoke alarm for at least 10…
  • Dec 13

    San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Upheld on Appeal

    San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Upheld on Appeal
    A unanimous California Court of Appeal upheld San Francisco’s expanded plastic bag ban, marking the latest in a string of victories for local laws phasing out single-use plastic bags. The case is Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v.…
Rank this Week: 2354

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Feb 24

    The court reviewed and clarified the…

    The court reviewed and clarified the definition of a "dependent" under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule. Security National Insurance Co. v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co., [2013] O.J. No. 5661, December 9, 2013, Ontario Superior Court…
  • Feb 24

    The court relied on grammar and…

    The court relied on grammar and punctuation to conclude a coverage provision was not ambiguous and the plain meaning was that coverage did not apply. 1088437 Ontario Inc. (c.o.b. Northmore Fuels) v. GCAN Insurance Co., [2013] O.J. No. 5407,…
  • Feb 24

    The schedule or list of vehicles required…

    The schedule or list of vehicles required under a fleet policy is not an "amendment" to an insurance policy. Relief from forfeiture relates to a proof of loss and is not an available remedy unless coverage has first been…
Rank this Week: 1650

Risk Worldwide Blog

Risk Worldwide Blog

Covers asset protection, disaster response, and insurance recovery.

http://www.riskworldwide.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Midwest/Chicago area winter thaw highlights snowmelt as impetus for water intrusion:

    Midwest/Chicago area winter thaw highlights snowmelt as impetus for water intrusion:
    Chicago, IL and most of the Midwest are currently experiencing a mid-winter thaw that has resulted in flooded buildings and basements throughout the region.  The unseasonably warm air that pushed through the area over the past two days…
  • Feb 13

    Water intrusion: identifying the source and mitigating the risk

    Water intrusion: identifying the source and mitigating the risk
      Each year thousands of property owners and managers file insurance claims for mold infestation, structural and interior damage or rot, and various other damages all of which stem from an initial source of water intrusion.  In a…
  • Feb 3

    Vacant Properties: Evolving Risks and Available Coverage

    Vacant Properties: Evolving Risks and Available Coverage
      A slow economy or sudden downturn in the markets can leave many commercial property owners and managers with the prospect of maintaining vacant buildings.  Whether it’s a reduction in work force or tenants/businesses having…
Rank this Week: 2362

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

Features new case law and insurance regulations on insurance coverage issues with a focus on the Pacific Northwest.

http://sohalang.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2240

Insurance Dispute Lawyer Blog

Insurance Dispute Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance dispuates and hurrican insurance claims. By Berniard Law Firm, L.L.C.

http://www.insurancedisputelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 9

    Uninsured Motorist Coverage: What Are Your Rights?

    Uninsured Motorist Coverage: What Are Your Rights?
    When you signed up for automobile insurance, you might have noticed that many states now require automobile insurance agencies to include some sort of uninsured motorist ("UM") clause in your insurance agreement. Oftentimes, the only way to…
  • Nov 6

    Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM) Coverage Limitations in the State of Louisiana

    Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM) Coverage Limitations in the State of Louisiana
    In a previous blog post, we discussed how exactly uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) benefits can be rejected in Louisiana. While that post went through some of the legal technicalities involved in rejecting UM coverage, it did not discuss…
  • Nov 3

    Accident Reviews Nature of Employer-Employee Relationship

    Accident Reviews Nature of Employer-Employee Relationship
    If you have ever been injured on the job or if you have ever known an employee who broke the law while on the job, you might know something about an employee-employer relationship and the legal obligations that come with such a relationship.…
Rank this Week: 1723

Consider the Risks

Consider the Risks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The CGL Intellectual Property Exclusion Gets a Workout and Beats a Right of Publicity Claim Without Breaking a Sweat
    In a recent decision, (Aroa Marketing, Inc. v. Hartford Ins. Co. of Midwest, 198 Cal. App. 4th 781 (2011)), the California Court of Appeals upheld a trial court dismissal (without leave to amend) of an insured’s suit for breach of the…
Rank this Week: 1977

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: 2250

California Insurance Defense

California Insurance Defense

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

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

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

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

    The Best Defense Is A Good Setoff

    The Best Defense Is A Good Setoff
    If you got it, of course. Today, I’m talking about the common law doctrine of setoff as it applies in California litigation. Contractual offsets are a different topic for another day, such as offsetting worker’s compensation payments from…
  • Mar 8

    Employee’s Negligence Trumps Owner of Premise’s Knowledge of Dangerous Condition Creating Triable Issues of Fact

    Employee’s Negligence Trumps Owner of Premise’s Knowledge of Dangerous Condition Creating Triable Issues of Fact
    In premise liability cases, a tried and true defense to a customer’s slip and fall action was to argue that the spillage or other dangerous condition happened before the business knew about the spill or other condition that caused or…
Rank this Week: 1976