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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: 44

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Mar 14

    Mediating a Long-Term Disability Case: The New Norm?

    Mediating a Long-Term Disability Case: The New Norm?
    {3:33 minutes to read} After having mediated hundreds of—and settled well over a thousand—long-term disability cases, I have found that mediation has now become the standard in the long-term disability industry for resolving…
  • Mar 6

    Trying a Long-term Disability Case: The Big Gamble?

    Trying a Long-term Disability Case: The Big Gamble?
    {3:35 minutes to read} Having participated in a number of long-term disability trials over the years, I can tell you that the trial process is an exhilarating experience—for an attorney—but is a very daunting and painful process…
  • Jan 31

    Why You Need a Lawyer Before Filing an LTD Claim

    Why You Need a Lawyer Before Filing an LTD Claim
    {3:40 minutes to read} Many years ago, before 1995, a professional could file a long-term disability claim on their own and likely get paid. After 1995, the industry changed dramatically. Many companies went out of business in the long-term…
Rank this Week: 200

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

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

    You’re Invited – American Bar Association Property Law Insurance Committee’s Spring CLE

    You’re Invited – American Bar Association Property Law Insurance Committee’s Spring CLE
    Have you ever wondered about when an insurer is obligated to issue payment for a covered loss, or what the necessary conditions are to trigger that obligation? What about the considerations, pros and cons, of submitting a proof of loss? Or…
  • Mar 21

    New Report Gives Insight into Increased Fire Claim Figure

    New Report Gives Insight into Increased Fire Claim Figure
    One of the most terrifying and devastating perils insured against is fire. A wildfire outbreak is one news alert that can have a massive impact on our property and lives. A new research study has exposed some of the data on the insurance…
  • Mar 20

    Assignment of Benefits, Part 6: Hawaii

    Assignment of Benefits, Part 6: Hawaii
    I received a request from one of our readers who asked that I review Assignment of Benefits (“AOBs”) in Hawaii and discuss their applicability and validity. Hawaii Revised Statute § 431:10-228 notes that, “a policy may…
Rank this Week: 264

Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

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

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/wordpress/
Rank this Week: 308

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: 433

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/
  • Mar 21

    FDA Advisory Committee Finds Opana ER Risks Outweigh Benefit

    FDA Advisory Committee Finds Opana ER Risks Outweigh Benefit
    On March 14, 2017, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee found that the risks associated with use of Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride) outweighed the potential benefits. Opana ER is an opioid pain medication, which…
  • Mar 20

    Jennifer Jordan, Featured Speaker at the 2017 ALFA International Seminar

    Jennifer Jordan, Featured Speaker at the 2017 ALFA International Seminar
    This week, Jennifer Jordan, our Chief Legal Officer, will be a featured speaker at the 2017 ALFA International – Workers’ Compensation Practice Group Seminar in Austin, Texas.  Jennifer will be co-presenting with Beth…
  • Mar 17

    MAO Recovery & Courts: Aggressively Pursuing Lien

    MAO Recovery & Courts: Aggressively Pursuing Lien
    On Wednesday, in the second decision of its kind this month, the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida denied in part and granted in part a Motion to Dismiss in a Medicare Advantage Organization (MAO) Medicare Secondary…
Rank this Week: 555

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/
  • Mar 20

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 3

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 3
    Retirement Protection Insurance In our last two posts we discussed two different disability insurance policy riders that may help mitigate the problems that a disabling condition can create for your retirement planning. A graded lifetime…
  • Mar 13

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 2

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 2
    Lump Sum Rider In our last post we discussed some of the ways a disability can impact your retirement planning and how a graded lifetime benefits rider can help mitigate some of those problems. A lifetime benefits rider certainly has its…
  • Mar 6

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 1

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 1
    Graded Lifetime Benefits Rider In previous posts we’ve talked about the importance of protecting your investment in your education and your career with an individual disability insurance policy. A vast majority of doctors and dentists…
Rank this Week: 463

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Mar 18

    When a Dog Bites, Who is the “Owner”?

    When a Dog Bites, Who is the “Owner”?
    Miami Homeowners’ Insurance Attorneys Discuss Liability for Dog Bites Under Florida law, a dog owner is liable for damages their dog inflicts on another under certain circumstances.  Florida law defines a dog owner as any person…
  • Mar 12

    Drones and Homeowners’ Insurance

    Drones and Homeowners’ Insurance
    Homeowners’ Insurance Lawyers Analyze Drone Coverage Under Homeowners’ Insurance Recreational drones have risen drastically in popularity the past few years, but questions continue to swirl concerning safety and privacy when it…
  • Mar 6

    Homeowners’ Insurance and Break-Ins in Florida

    Homeowners’ Insurance and Break-Ins in Florida
    Our Miami Homeowners’ Insurance Lawyers Explore Coverage for Break-In Related Damages Nothing is more frightening than coming home and finding your house has been burglarized, or even worse, being home while someone enters your home…
Rank this Week: 522

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: 1060

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    ObamaCare #Winning Update

    ObamaCare #Winning Update
    Our good friend Holly R tips us to some interesting, if obvious, ACA-related news:■ Ohio Senator Rob Portman points out that, under The ObamaTax, not only was the claim that "if you like your insurance you can keep it" a lie, but that…
  • Mar 23

    Health Wonk Review: AHCA Aye or Nay Edition

    Health Wonk Review: AHCA Aye or Nay Edition
    Louise Norris once again lends her deft touch to crafting an interesting, issue-centric Health Wonk Review, this time focused on TrumpCare, er, the AHCA.Don't miss it!Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Mar 21

    Affordable Insurance thru a National Single-Employer Plan

    Affordable Insurance thru a National Single-Employer Plan
    A National Single-Employer Plan would end unemployment, enable universal, affordable medical insurance, promote broader coverage, leave employees with more take-home pay, and make American goods more competitive in world markets.  All at…
Rank this Week: 1135

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 897

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/
  • Mar 23

    Can Someone In Fort Worth Sue An Insurance Company

    Can Someone In Fort Worth Sue An Insurance Company
    To sue an insurance company, a person must have “standing.” Texas is not a direct action state.  In other words, when Fred and Ted collide in their cars, the resulting lawsuit is styled Fred vs Ted, and their respective…
  • Mar 21

    Fort Worth – Delay In Paying Claim

    Fort Worth – Delay In Paying Claim
    The Fort Worth Court of Appeals delivered an opinion in 2006, that is relevant to all insurance lawyers in Texas.  The case has to do with who can assert a claim under the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act.  The opinion is styled,…
  • Mar 19

    Life Insurance And Citizenship Status And ERISA

    Life Insurance And Citizenship Status And ERISA
    Llano life insurance agents need to know about this case from the United States 5th Circuit.  It is a 2011 opinion styled, Araceli Medina Garcia v. American United Life Insurance Company. Araceli’s husband, Salvador, died in a car…
Rank this Week: 729

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

Covers banking, finance and insurance law in South Africa. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Setting aside arbitrator’s award for going beyond the dispute

    Setting aside arbitrator’s award for going beyond the dispute
    Arbitration clauses must be construed liberally to give effect to their essential purpose which is to resolve legal disputes arising from commercial relationships before privately agreed tribunals, instead of through the courts. When business…
  • Mar 21

    Failure of PI insured to report potential malpractice suit (US)

    Failure of PI insured to report potential malpractice suit (US)
    The question debated in a claim under a lawyers’ professional indemnity policy was whether the attorneys could have reasonably expected the underlying malpractice action and should have reported it to their insurers. The insurers argued…
  • Mar 19

    Loss of the right to rear a child does not give rise to constitutional damage

    Loss of the right to rear a child does not give rise to constitutional damage
    Our law does not recognise a claim for constitutional damages for loss of a parent’s right to rear a child who was stillborn as a result of medical negligence. In Mbhele v MEC Health for the Gauteng Province, an expectant mother was…
Rank this Week: 935

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1050

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Mar 22

    The Midnight Hour: It’s Too Late to Pay Your Premiums After the Fire has Started

    The Midnight Hour: It’s Too Late to Pay Your Premiums After the Fire has Started
    Procrastinators put things off until the last minute.  Waiting until “the midnight hour” to take care of important tasks, however, can have some truly negative consequences.  A recent example of this can be found in…
  • Feb 11

    Can’t Stop This: Anti-Assignment Clause No Bar to Post-Loss Claim Assignment

    Can’t Stop This: Anti-Assignment Clause No Bar to Post-Loss Claim Assignment
    In Givaudan Fragrances Corp. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., 2017 WL 429476 (N.J. Feb. 1, 2017), the New Jersey Supreme Court held that an anti-assignment clause in an insurance policy does not prevent the post-loss assignment of an insurance…
  • Dec 29

    It’s Complicated: Owens-Illinois/Carter-Wallace Allocation Revisited Yet Again

    It’s Complicated: Owens-Illinois/Carter-Wallace Allocation Revisited Yet Again
    Cases involving insurance coverage for multiple claims arising out of bodily injury or property damage resulting from exposure to toxic substances or long-term environmental damage can present extremely complex coverage issues.  In such…
Rank this Week: 969

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    What Does It Mean To "Reside" for Insurance Purposes?

    What Does It Mean To "Reside" for Insurance Purposes?
    PROPERTY – RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT – CHANGE IN OCCUPANCY – AGENT LIABILITYHarrison v. Allstate Indemnity Co.(Sup. Ct., Steuben Co., decided 3/3/2017)In 2009 plaintiffs moved 5-6 miles from the insured dwelling, their home…
  • Mar 18

    The Updated Should-You-Wish-to-Complain-About-Your-Insurance-Company Advisory Paragraph

    The Updated Should-You-Wish-to-Complain-About-Your-Insurance-Company Advisory Paragraph
    I've blogged several times about the consumer advisory paragraph of New York Insurance Regulation 64 (11 NYCRR Part 216).  Personal Lines insurers that do business in New York State should know that Regulation 64 requires…
  • Mar 16

    Falsus in Uno, Falsus in Omnibu

    Falsus in Uno, Falsus in Omnibu
    It has been said that someone who lies about little things will lie about big things.  Not may lie. Will lie.  True or not, many jurisdictions recognize the legal maxim of falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus ("false in one thing,…
Rank this Week: 1057

Disability Insurance Legal…

Disability Insurance Legal Resource

By Comitz | Beethe. Discusses disability insurance claims, especially by physicians and dentists.

http://www.disabilitycounsel.net/blog/
  • Mar 20

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 3

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 3
    Retirement Protection Insurance In our last two posts we discussed two different disability insurance policy riders that may help mitigate the problems that a disabling condition can create for your retirement planning. A graded lifetime…
  • Mar 13

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 2

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 2
    Lump Sum Rider In our last post we discussed some of the ways a disability can impact your retirement planning and how a graded lifetime benefits rider can help mitigate some of those problems. A lifetime benefits rider certainly has its…
  • Mar 6

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 1

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 1
    Graded Lifetime Benefits Rider In previous posts we’ve talked about the importance of protecting your investment in your education and your career with an individual disability insurance policy. A vast majority of doctors and dentists…
Rank this Week: 931

Florida Insurance Law Blog

Florida Insurance Law Blog

Discusses insurance news, cases, class actions, and bad faith insurance claims. By Liggio Benrubi.

http://www.floridainsurancelawblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Reverse Mortgage problems… the issues are ongoing

    Reverse Mortgage problems… the issues are ongoing
    I posted about Reverse Mortgages two weeks ago. We received some excellent and helpful e-mails in response, as well as several comments here on the Legal Examiner. One of those comments suggests that our information is old and outdated.…
  • Feb 28

    Reverse Mortgages and Mortgage Servicing: What we continue to learn is disturbing

    Reverse Mortgages and Mortgage Servicing: What we continue to learn is disturbing
    Last September, I posted about reverse mortgages here. We agreed to represent our client, Mrs. Gravlin 4 days before the trial was scheduled in the foreclosure action.  She had a reverse mortgage, they were foreclosing on her (despite…
  • Feb 12

    Medical Bankruptcy

    Medical Bankruptcy
    I’ve been  meaning to comment on this timely and recent New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/06/upshot/lost-jobs-houses-savings-even-insured-often-face-crushing-medical-debt.html?_r=0 The article in turn refers to…
Rank this Week: 589

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory…

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

Covers case law, regulation and legislation affecting the insurance industry. By Barger & Wollen LLP.

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Jun 10

    California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2015

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

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing

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

    TEST

    TEST
    In a significant decision the Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that claims-made-and-reported requirements in claims made policies should be enforced as written. An insured's failure to report a claim during the time required by the policy…
Rank this Week: 1171

No Fault Defender

No Fault Defender

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

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

    Ime cut off succeed

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

    Consolidated Attorney fee

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

    No-Show. Was it timely?

    No-Show. Was it timely?
    Acupuncture Solutions, P.C. v Lumbermans Mut. Cas. Co., 2015 NY Slip Op 50346(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2015) “The defendant-insurer made a prima facie showing of entitlement to summary judgment dismissing the action for first-party…
Rank this Week: 766

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3966

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Mar 23

    Ambiguity in insurance policie

    Ambiguity in insurance policie
    It’s hard to believe that it’s been over four years since Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey. Back then, figuring that discretion was the better part of valor, I gathered up my family and drove out to Pennsylvania to wait out the…
  • Feb 20

    Limitations periods and notice provisions in insurance policie

    Limitations periods and notice provisions in insurance policie
    When I was a kid in Maplewood, New Jersey, our next-door neighbor was a feisty Irish widow named Anne Byrne.  (She was related to our former Governor, Brendan Byrne, but I forget how.)  When I would do something stupid, which…
  • Jan 21

    The Shortcomings of D&O Insurance

    The Shortcomings of D&O Insurance
    Here’s how a major insurance company (Travelers) describes D&O insurance: “Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability insurance helps cover defense costs and damages (awards and settlements) arising out of wrongful act…
Rank this Week: 3105

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Take Note: SSDI is Not a Welfare Program

    Take Note: SSDI is Not a Welfare Program
    A woman recently wrote to an columnist who offers advice on Social Security matters, and lamented the fact that they were probably not eligible for SSDI benefits due to their retirement nest egg that was about $250,000. She noted she was 60…
  • Mar 20

    Boston SSDI Lawyers Separate Fact From Fiction

    Boston SSDI Lawyers Separate Fact From Fiction
    If you are confronted with an illness, injury or other condition that leaves you so severely impaired that you are no longer able to work, you may have considered the possibility of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI.…
  • Mar 17

    Disabled SSI Recipients Given a Chance to Build Saving

    Disabled SSI Recipients Given a Chance to Build Saving
    Up until very recently, recipients of SSI benefits – or Supplemental Security Income – were not allowed to build any sort of savings account beyond $2,000. Many have long argued this is a grave disservice, particularly for those…
Rank this Week: 1570

National Insurance Law Forum

National Insurance Law Forum

Discussion forum among insurance industry professionals, risk managers, attorneys, policyholders, students, and others with an interest in the development of American insurance law.

http://www.insurancelawforum.com/
Rank this Week: 4507

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 2258

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 2493

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/
  • Mar 21

    Third Party Breach, Third Party Exposure

    Third Party Breach, Third Party Exposure
    A breach of a printing company system shows the exposure to third party breaches, and the importance of Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) for protection from situations outside…
  • Mar 7

    One Third of US Companies Breached

    One Third of US Companies Breached
    According to a recent survey of IT professionals, 34% of [large] US companies were breached in the 12 months prior to the survey. Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) is an important…
  • Mar 2

    How Good Are Hackers? Really Good

    How Good Are Hackers? Really Good
    Expert hackers are good, and can quickly breach most targets, according to a survey. Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) is an important additional protection.
Rank this Week: 1823

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Covers first party coverage issues and bad faith for Oklahoma. By Buckman & Roach.

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Oklahoma Wildfires Destroy A Staggering 800,000 Acre

    Oklahoma Wildfires Destroy A Staggering 800,000 Acre
    Fires in northwest Oklahoma have damaged more than 800,000 acres. The extent and size of the area damaged is hard for many of us to comprehend. As a couple of measuring sticks, there are 640 acres in one square mile. So it means you would…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Coverage For Restaurants; You Definitely Want Drive Through Coverage

    Insurance Coverage For Restaurants; You Definitely Want Drive Through Coverage
    Fortunately no one was hurt when a car drove into the Silver Dollar Restaurant in Collinsville, Oklahoma.  In a news account by Emory Bryan with the above photograph, she reported: ” The police started an investigation, but…
  • Mar 10

    There’s More Than One Way To Burn Down An Apartment Complex!

    There’s More Than One Way To Burn Down An Apartment Complex!
    You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl! A woman burned down an apartment building causing reportedly $2 Million in damages. She was cleaning a squirrel for dinner by using a propane…
Rank this Week: 3538

Bad Faith Blog

Bad Faith Blog

Focused on claims of bad faith and extra contractual damages. By Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://www.badfaithblog.net/
  • Mar 20

    As Luck Would Have It: Evidence Insured Would Reject a Settlement Offer Excused Insurer from Notifying Insured of Such Offer

    As Luck Would Have It: Evidence Insured Would Reject a Settlement Offer Excused Insurer from Notifying Insured of Such Offer
    Summary: If a tree falls in the woods, and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? If a claimant offers a settlement, and the insured would have rejected it had she known of the offer, is it bad faith? The Ninth Circuit said…
  • Mar 16

    Sandberg Phoenix attending CLM Annual Conference in Nashville

    Sandberg Phoenix attending CLM Annual Conference in Nashville
    Summary: I look forward to attending, for the sixth year in a row, the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Annual Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee on March 29 through March 31. This year Sandberg…
  • Mar 13

    Insurer Must Know When It Owes (or Say Why It Shouldn’t)

    Insurer Must Know When It Owes (or Say Why It Shouldn’t)
    Summary: An insurer is required to know the law, and to fulfill any obligations that would exist even in its “least coverage” scenario. The Louisiana Court of Appeal found an insurer committed bad faith by failing to pay a…
Rank this Week: 2316

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    Latest Listeria Outbreak Turns Deadly, FDA and CDC Investigating

    Latest Listeria Outbreak Turns Deadly, FDA and CDC Investigating
    Since January 31, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes. The foodborne outbreak linked to Vulto Creamery products has so far…
  • Mar 15

    My Landlord Raised the Rent by 50%. Is that Legal?

    My Landlord Raised the Rent by 50%. Is that Legal?
    Whether or not your landlord can raise your rent and by how much depends on your rental unit and whether it is covered by the San Francisco Rent Ordinance. If you received notice of a massive rent hike on your unit, do not hesitate to reach…
  • Mar 13

    California Attorney Disbarred for Financial Elder Abuse and Fraud

    California Attorney Disbarred for Financial Elder Abuse and Fraud
    As of December 2016, California attorney Delbert Joe Modlin has been disbarred. He is no longer able to practice law or represent clients in California. Modlin has been unable to practice in California for quite some time. He was initially…
Rank this Week: 1795

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Mar 17

    CapTrust and Target Date Fund

    CapTrust and Target Date Fund
    So, Kevin O’Keefe of LexBlog has long preached that the key to effective blogging and other social media professional marketing is to provide actual information that people can use, rather than putting out, under the guise of blogging,…
  • Feb 2

    What Happens When the Pirates of the Caribbean Go Looking for a Financial Advisor to Help Invest Their Treasure?

    What Happens When the Pirates of the Caribbean Go Looking for a Financial Advisor to Help Invest Their Treasure?
    All men, who after all are all just overgrown 12 year olds, admire Johnny Depp to some degree – a grown man who becomes fabulously wealthy by playing pirate??? Sign me up! But what’s not to emulate, as this article in the New York…
  • Jan 18

    Are Forum Selection Clauses Valid Under ERISA?

    Are Forum Selection Clauses Valid Under ERISA?
    So the Supreme Court, for the second time, has now taken a pass on ruling on whether ERISA plans can contain forum selection clauses. As this article notes, a number of courts have enforced forum selection clauses in ERISA-governed plans,…
Rank this Week: 1689

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance, injury and accident law and workers' compensation. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
Rank this Week: 2427

Tennessee Injury Law Center

Tennessee Injury Law Center

Covers insurance law, products liability, medical malpractice and injury and accident law. By The Law Offices of John Day, P.C.

http://www.tennesseeinjurylawcenter.com/
  • Mar 14

    DUIs Are Up Across the Country.  What Is Your Risk in Tennessee?

    DUIs Are Up Across the Country.  What Is Your Risk in Tennessee?
    In 2015, more than 10,000 people lost their lives and another 200,000 were injured in drunk driving related car accidents and another 200,000 were injured.  In Tennessee, despite law enforcement making over 23,000 DUI arrests, drunk…
  • Mar 3

    Protect Yourself:  Driving Fatalities at their Highest Since 2007

    Protect Yourself:  Driving Fatalities at their Highest Since 2007
    Last year, 40,200 people lost their lives in car accidents.  Think about that.  40,200 lives cut short.  40,200 funerals.  40,200 families mourning the loss of a loved one.  For more perspective on that, the Chicago…
  • Feb 25

    Nursing Home Abuse

    Nursing Home Abuse
    Regrettably, you are wrong if you think there is no way a 28 year-old male nursing home aide would rape an 83 year old grandmother suffering from dementia.  Rape is about control, and it is a crime of opportunity and while some states…
Rank this Week: 2231

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/
  • Mar 13

    And . . . the . . . CBO . . . Scooooores!

    And . . . the . . . CBO . . . Scooooores!
    Here are the highlights we took (quickly) from this afternoon’s Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate for the American Health Care Act. The AHCA “would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the 2017-2026 period.”…
  • Mar 13

    ACA Repeal: The Middle Part

    ACA Repeal: The Middle Part
    Screenplays, new business ventures and major legislation typically have problems in Act II.  Hopes were raised so high in Act I.  Now, things seem to drag on and on, pointlessly.   Friends tell you to give up or start over…
  • Feb 13

    Developments February 6 – 10: Is the Price Right?

    Developments February 6 – 10: Is the Price Right?
    During the week reviewed, no new bill was introduced which, if passed, would repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act, and little else happened at the three main ACA enforcement agencies – DOL, HHS and IRS. Department of Labor The…
Rank this Week: 2937

Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog

Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog

Provides updates, analysis and breaking news for commercial policyholders.

https://www.huntoninsurancerecoveryblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2514

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/
Rank this Week: 4261

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Law Offices of Russell J. Goldsmith.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 2291

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 8

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law
    An ADU, previously known as “in-law” units or “granny flats,” are additional living spaces on single-family lots that have a separate kitchen, bathroom, and exterior access independent of the primary residence. Two…
  • Feb 18

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental
    A new law in effect for 2016, requires short-term vacation rental websites such as Airbnb to provide disclosures to tenants.  While subletting is often not allowed in rental agreements, and can even lead to eviction, many tenants…
  • Jul 2

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
Rank this Week: 3449

Tina Willis Law

Tina Willis Law

Florida injury attorney shares in-depth articles telling injury victims how to maximize their accident and injury case settlements and verdicts, and exposes some scams in the industry. Also explains all different types of accident and injury cases, and how those are handled.

http://injuryattorneyflorida.com/
  • Mar 6

    Is Failure To Perform Necessary Surgery Medical Malpractice?

    Is Failure To Perform Necessary Surgery Medical Malpractice?
    Doctors Who Fail To Perform Surgery: Medical Malpractice? As a medical malpractice lawyer based in Orlando, Florida, one question I hear regularly from potential clients is whether a doctor’s failure to perform necessary surgery is…
  • Mar 25

    Attorneys Fees In Bad Faith Florida Car Accident Case

    Attorneys Fees In Bad Faith Florida Car Accident Case
    Bad Faith Attorneys’ Fees In Florida Car Accident Cases Sometimes, in car accident cases, an Orlando personal injury attorney needs to prove that an insurance company acted in bad faith against their insured.  This can allow their…
  • Mar 7

    Florida Motorcycle Accident Settlement Amount

    Florida Motorcycle Accident Settlement Amount
    Florida Motorcycle Accident Settlement Values As an Orlando auto accident attorney, I often consult verdict and settlement reporters to help myself and my team to advise clients regarding the possible value of their case.  This list…
Rank this Week: 2257

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 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
  • Nov 15

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”
    I was recently asked to review a claim denial by a well know disability insurer for a nice lady who suffered a terrible crush injury  to her foot.  She had worked at a production facility where her job duties required her to be…
  • Oct 19

    Court rejects Cigna’s denial of claim by paralyzed claimant

    Court rejects Cigna’s denial of claim by paralyzed claimant
    In this recent case out of Louisiana the court rejected Cigna’s (Life Insurance Company of North America) efforts to deny a claim by a man who was permanently paralyzed and wheelchair bound. The claimant, Mr. Hughes, had been employed…
Rank this Week: 4394

Boston Workers Compensation…

Boston Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Michael O. Smith.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3204

Tennessee Disability and Life…

Tennessee Disability and Life Insurance Blog

Covers insurance law. By Pepper Law, PLC.

http://www.nashvilleinsurancelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2571

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: 5085

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/
  • Feb 16

    Just Published: “A Good Fit”

    Just Published: “A Good Fit”
    February 16, 2017 – Proud to announce the recent publication of “A Good Fit,” an article I co-authored for Workers’ Compensation (WC), a quarterly periodical of CLM Publishing. Subtitled “Structured settlements…
  • Jan 23

    With Friends Like These . . .

    With Friends Like These . . .
    January 23, 2017 – As a post-settlement income planning specialist for more than 25 years, I have countless examples of situations where clients anticipating large sums of money improved their lives greatly by choosing to allocate some…
  • Jan 20

    The S&P 500 by President

    The S&P 500 by President
    January 20, 2017 – On Inauguration Day, here’s a little financial food for thought as you contemplate your own financial future and the decisions you’ll be making over the next few years. Twelve of the last fourteen…
Rank this Week: 3197

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer…

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance & real estate and property law. By Insurance Law & Real Estate and Property Law.

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

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?
    One issue I frequently encounter is a commercial property insurance policy that has the wrong named insured. This usually causes a few minutes of sheer panic followed by the relief that Texas jurisprudence does allow for common sense…
  • Feb 10

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?
    One issue I frequently encounter is a commercial property insurance policy that has the wrong named insured. This usually causes a few minutes of sheer panic followed by the relief that Texas jurisprudence does allow for common sense…
  • Jan 13

    Fraud and Unjust Enrichment in a Texas Roof Damage Claim

    Fraud and Unjust Enrichment in a Texas Roof Damage Claim
    It is important for claimants to use the utmost honesty when making a property damage claim. Fulgham v. Allied Property and Casualty Insurance Company illustrates the dangers of lying to an insurance company about a property damage claim. The…
Rank this Week: 2522