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InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    How to Get Skinny Without Trying

    How to Get Skinny Without Trying
    The march towards skinny health insurance networks continues. Anyone with half a brain knew the carriers would figure out ways to protect themselves from Obamacare and limited access to care was at the top of their list.Along with skinny drug…
  • Sep 3

    SSDD

    SSDD
    And in other news, same stuff, different day.Highmark Health reported an operating loss of $171 million during the first six months of the year as losses soared for health plans sold in Affordable Care Act exchanges.  - Modern…
  • Sep 3

    LTCi Up North

    LTCi Up North
    Seems that we Americans aren't the only ones with a long term care problem. Our Neighbors to the North© have their own challenges:"Three in five Canadians (63%) say their family is not in a good position (financially or otherwise) to…
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • Sep 4

    NBC Investigation on Dangerous Device Exposes IVC Safety Concern

    NBC Investigation on Dangerous Device Exposes IVC Safety Concern
      SEPTEMBER 2015 - NBC News investigated the safety concerns from patients implanted with the IVC filter, a medical device that is designed to stop blood clots. The news story revealed that 27 deaths are known to have been caused by…
  • Sep 3

    Uncontrollable Bleeding After Pradaxa Use can Lead to Death

    Uncontrollable Bleeding After Pradaxa Use can Lead to Death
      AUGUST - 2015 Pradaxa is a prescription blood thinner medicine that lowers the chance of blood clots forming in your body. It is commonly prescribed to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in patients with Atrial Fibrillation…
  • Sep 2

    Power Morcellators Transform Treatable Conditions into a Death Sentence

    Power Morcellators Transform Treatable Conditions into a Death Sentence
      AUGUST 2015 - Surgeries using power morcellators have transformed treatable conditions into a death sentence. For one Texas family, this nightmare became all too real. A mother of three died from cancer that spread after her…
Rank this Week: 98

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Sep 3

    Season’s End Serenade

    Season’s End Serenade
    There are those who prefer to live in warmer climates, where the cold winds of winter never blow. During the last two exceptionally  frigid winters back home in Ohio, I certainly daydreamed about what it might be like to live in a place…
  • Sep 1

    Guest Post: Coverage for Future Injuries: Is Your Cyber Policy Up To The Neiman Marcus Challenge?

    Guest Post: Coverage for Future Injuries: Is Your Cyber Policy Up To The Neiman Marcus Challenge?
    As I discussed in a recent post, on July 20, 2015, the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in the Neiman Marcus consumer data breach class action lawsuit. In its opinion (a copy of which can be found here), the appellate court ruled that the…
  • Aug 31

    When Data Hacks Lead to D&O Lawsuits, Actual and Threatened

    When Data Hacks Lead to D&O Lawsuits, Actual and Threatened
    Many observers, including even this blog, have speculated whether the rising wave of data breaches and cyber security attacks will result in litigation against the directors and officers of the affected companies. Indeed, in 2014, there were…
Rank this Week: 145

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/
  • Aug 27

    Illinois Governor Vetoes Expansion of Breach Notice Requirement

    Illinois Governor Vetoes Expansion of Breach Notice Requirement
    A recent attempt by the Illinois legislature to significantly expand the scope of the Illinois data breach notification legislation was vetoed by Governor Rauner. As passed by the General Assembly, Illinois Senate Bill 1833 would have…
  • Aug 26

    Bloomberg BNA: A Guide for Insurers on Creating and Maintaining a Cybersecurity Plan

    Bloomberg BNA: A Guide for Insurers on Creating and Maintaining a Cybersecurity Plan
    In a recent Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Data Security newsletter article, Locke Lord Partner Elizabeth Tosaris examined the steps insurers could take in order to craft a comprehensive security plan to ensure safety against a…
  • Aug 24

    FTC Interpreted to be Cyber Security Police

    FTC Interpreted to be Cyber Security Police
    Today, August 24, 2015, in a long-anticipated decision, the Third Circuit has interpreted the enforcement authority of the Federal Trade Commission under the Federal Trade Commission Act to include cyber security deficiencies as…
Rank this Week: 160

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: 246

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Google Scholar Lately?

    Google Scholar Lately?
    Four days.  It took me only four days back in November 2009 to hear and blog about the then beta Google Scholar for case law research.  I was impressed with Google Scholar then, and almost six years later I remain impressed.…
  • Aug 26

    Intoxication, Stabilization, and Necessary Emergency Health Service

    Intoxication, Stabilization, and Necessary Emergency Health Service
    In July 2010, the New York State legislature passed a law -- Chapter 303 of the Laws of 2010 -- amending the mandatory PIP endorsement's intoxication exclusion by requiring New York no-fault insurers to pay for "necessary emergency…
  • Aug 25

    Wind or Water? -- A Superstorm Sandy Lo

    Wind or Water? -- A Superstorm Sandy Lo
    HOMEOWNERS – PROPERTY – FLOOD – WATER DAMAGE EXCLUSION – WIND – ANTI-CONCURRENT CAUSATION CLAUSE    Clarke v. Travco Ins. Co.(S.D.N.Y., decided 8/7/2015)During Superstorm Sandy,…
Rank this Week: 340

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Sep 4

    Why The Tom Brady Decision is Similar to Insurance Altered Engineering and Damage Report

    Why The Tom Brady Decision is Similar to Insurance Altered Engineering and Damage Report
    The Tom Brady legal victory is being criticized, lauded, and talked about by millions in our fanatical football country. Unlike the vast majority of fans—and being a nerdy insurance lawyer—I read the report. While doing so, I was…
  • Sep 3

    FEMA Flood Back to Slow Mo with Old Guard in Place

    FEMA Flood Back to Slow Mo with Old Guard in Place
    Brad Kieserman is a leader. He took over a National Flood Insurance mess caused by others previously overseeing the National Flood Program and changed the culture. Unfortunately, the Red Cross hired him away and the old bureaucratic guard is…
  • Sep 3

    Excess Insurance Carriers Dismissed From Superstorm Sandy Claim in New York

    Excess Insurance Carriers Dismissed From Superstorm Sandy Claim in New York
    In the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the County of New York, the Honorable Barbara Jaffe, granted defendants’ Arch Insurance Group and Arch Specialty Insurance Company’s motions, dismissing them from a Superstorm…
Rank this Week: 378

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Aug 31

    What Does Retaliation under ERISA Look Like?

    What Does Retaliation under ERISA Look Like?
    What’s worse than playing games with your employees’ retirement savings? Well, probably not much, from both a moral and legal perspective. The heavy hand of the plaintiff’s bar, and possibly the Department of Labor, will…
  • Aug 19

    Defensive Plan Building, Otherwise Known as "Minimizing Legal Risks in the Design, Implementation and Administration of Employee Benefit Plans"

    Defensive Plan Building, Otherwise Known as "Minimizing Legal Risks in the Design, Implementation and Administration of Employee Benefit Plans"
    I can’t even recall how many times I have written – on this blog and elsewhere – on what I call “defensive plan building,” which is the idea that plans should be designed, built out and operated with the risk of…
  • Aug 10

    The Problem with Providing Group Life to Employee

    The Problem with Providing Group Life to Employee
    Robert Wood, in Jackson Lewis’ Benefit Law Advisor, asks – and implies an answer to – the simple question of whether group employee life policies and plans are worth the risk for mid-size and smaller employers. He points out…
Rank this Week: 422

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/
  • Sep 1

    Protection for Non-Profit Service: Non-Profit D&O

    Protection for Non-Profit Service: Non-Profit D&O
    Serving on the board of a non-profit entity brings exposures, and as a Director of a non-profit you should ensure that the non-profit you are associated with has Directors and Officers (D&O) insurance for protection (see prior posts here,…
  • Aug 11

    Cyber Risk Trends for Law Firm

    Cyber Risk Trends for Law Firm
    Law firms have significant cyber risk exposure, and should be carrying Cyber Risk Insurance. A recent article, Cybersecurity: The Looming And Growing Threat (see here), highlights seven trends in law firm cyber security: Law firms are viewed…
  • Jul 21

    Persuasion

    Persuasion
    This post is off topic from our typical posts, but hopefully helpful to insurance practitioners. As in any business, persuasion is important in insurance, whether soliciting a customer, communicating with an underwriter or interacting with…
Rank this Week: 607

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/
  • Sep 3

    Client Questions Regarding Settlement

    Client Questions Regarding Settlement
    In working to settle coverage actions, insurers often seek to include non-monetary terms in a settlement that insureds may resist.  Such non-monetary terms often are as hotly debated as the amount of money to be paid. Insurers often seek…
  • Aug 25

    Insurers (in some situations) can directly sue independent counsel for reimbursement

    Insurers (in some situations) can directly sue independent counsel for reimbursement
    The California Supreme Court in Hartford Casualty Insurance Company v. J.R. Marketing, L.L.C., 190 Cal. Rptr. 3d 599 (Cal. 2015), has held an insurer has the right to seek reimbursement of unreasonable and excessive attorneys’…
  • Jul 23

    Hawai’i declines to adopt Cedell, for now . . .

    Hawai’i declines to adopt Cedell, for now . . .
    It has been more than two years since Washington’s Supreme Court issued its opinion in Cedell v. Farmers Ins. Co. of Washington, 176 Wash.2d 686, 295 P.3d 239 (2013), radically changing the attorney-client privilege for insurers in…
Rank this Week: 651

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/
  • Sep 3

    Insurance Taking Advantage Of Customer

    Insurance Taking Advantage Of Customer
    Area insurance law lawyers find stories like the following to be good for clients who have claims against insurance companies. It shows the wrongs that companies commit and these wrongs becoming public gives the public a sense of "no…
  • Sep 1

    Insurance Company Trying To Rescind A Policy

    Insurance Company Trying To Rescind A Policy
    Life insurance lawyers need to know the facts in a 1980, Texas Supreme Court case. It is styled, Mayes v. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. This case is important because a life insurance company often times to rescind a policy...
  • Aug 30

    Settling Liability Claim

    Settling Liability Claim
    Insurance attorneys need to know the law in Texas as it relates to the responsibility an insurance company owes to its insureds and liability coverage. The Insurance Journal published an article in July 2015, that discusses a Louisiana case…
Rank this Week: 738

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document
    It seems that everyone has a smart phone or a tablet and I can’t think of anyone I know who does not have internet access at home.  Consequently, plan sponsors ask all the time if they can just e-mail plan documents to employees to…
Rank this Week: 758

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: 768

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: 812

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

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

    Successful appeal of an application…

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

    Judicial review of an umpire's decision…

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

    The Court found on a special case under…

    The Court found on a special case under Rule 9-3 that the insurer did not have a duty to defend the insureds with respect to claims for negligent acts occurring within the policy period when the resulting damage (i.e., a landslide) occurred…
Rank this Week: 844

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

Covers ERISA and non-ERISA issues on disability, life and health insurance law. By Barger & Wolen.

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Kruk v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35637 (D. Conn. 2013) Facts and holding: Rita Kruk (“Kruk”), a Human Resources Specialist, was a participant in an ERISA plan provided through her employment that provided…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
  • Aug 25

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 1157

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 16

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?
      The following was written by my good friend Scott Godes. While Scott may be intellectually dishonest, he is an effective advocate and counselor to his policyholder clients. Thanks Scott. Court Offers Narrow Interpretation of…
  • May 15

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?
    On April 27, 2015, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari on the seminal question of whether a putative class of consumers’ allegations of statutory violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”),…
  • May 3

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
Rank this Week: 1174

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: 1269

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: 1270

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: 1655

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: 1687

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Sep 3

    Predominance Is Lacking Where Some Class Members Have No Injury, Says the Ohio Supreme Court

    Predominance Is Lacking Where Some Class Members Have No Injury, Says the Ohio Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to decide next Term, in Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, whether a class can be certified when many class members lack injury (see my June 16 post for more on that). The Ohio Supreme Court recently weighed in…
  • Sep 2

    Offers of Judgment in Class Actions: First Circuit Suggests Sending a Bank Check

    Offers of Judgment in Class Actions: First Circuit Suggests Sending a Bank Check
    There has been a lot of activity in the federal courts of appeals recently regarding the use of offers of judgment to named plaintiffs in class actions. The Fifth and Seventh Circuits recently held that an unaccepted Rule 68 offer to the…
  • Aug 20

    Offers of Judgment in Class Actions: Fifth and Seventh Circuits Weigh In

    Offers of Judgment in Class Actions: Fifth and Seventh Circuits Weigh In
    As highlighted in my June 16 blog post, the Supreme Court has granted certiorari, in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, No. 14-857 (SCOTUSblog page), to decide whether an offer of complete relief to a named plaintiff renders a putative class action…
Rank this Week: 1720

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/
  • Aug 31

    What You Need to Know About PA’s Child Protective Services Law

    What You Need to Know About PA’s Child Protective Services Law
    Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law received a major overhaul after the Penn State child abuse scandal.  On July 1, 2015, Gov. Wolf signed into law the third, and perhaps final, legislation on the matter.  The new…
  • Aug 14

    First Court Decision on the Medicare/Medicaid 60-day Overpayment Rule

    First Court Decision on the Medicare/Medicaid 60-day Overpayment Rule
    You may have heard some years ago that the Affordable Care Act established a “60-day overpayment rule” that requires a provider to report and return any overpayment from a federal health care program (such as Medicare or Medicaid)…
  • Jul 29

    Are the Days of Private Medical Practice Over?

    Are the Days of Private Medical Practice Over?
    According to a recent study published by Accenture, only 1 in 3 physicians will be in independent private medical practice by 2016.  What’s killing the private medical office?  No surprise there —  according to the…
Rank this Week: 1747

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: 1806

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/
  • Aug 18

    6TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS OVERTURNS AETNA"S LTD DENIAL DECISION

    6TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS OVERTURNS AETNA"S LTD DENIAL DECISION
    A panel of the 6th Circuit Court of appeals recently overturned Aetna Life Insurance Company's decision denying LTD benefits to one of our client's. In Mckenna v Aetna Life Insurance Co. the court found that Aetna improperly rejected our…
  • Aug 3

    LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURER APPROVES BENEFITS CLAIM AFTER REMAND

    LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURER APPROVES BENEFITS CLAIM AFTER REMAND
    In a case mentioned previously on this Blog, a Long Term Disability Insurer (MetLife) reversed its claims denial decision upon remand from Federal Court. The client last worked in 2009 and can expect more than five years of past due…
  • Jun 24

    Off Topic-Terrible Michigan Supreme Court Decision

    Off Topic-Terrible Michigan Supreme Court Decision
    While this Blog is usually devoted to issues involving LTD claims and cases, I felt I needed to go off topic for a minute. The Michigan Supreme Court issued a decision this past week in a case where a disabled young man drowned in a public…
Rank this Week: 1875

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

Covers directors and officers liability. By Kevin LaCroix.

http://dandodiary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 15

    Subprime Litigation Wave Hits State Street

    Subprime Litigation Wave Hits State Street
    To see this page on The D & O Diary's new website, click here. To go to the homepage of The D & O Diary's new ebsite, click here.On January 3, 2008, State Street Corporation announced (here) that for the fourth quarter of 2007, it will be…
  • Feb 15

    A Closer Look at the 2007 Life Sciences Securities Lawsuit

    A Closer Look at the 2007 Life Sciences Securities Lawsuit
    To see this page on The D & O Diary's new website, refer here. To go to the home page of The D & O Diary's new website, click here. In prior posts (most recently here), I noted that even during the two-year lull in securities lawsuits filings…
  • Feb 15

    Tracking the Opt-Out Settlement

    Tracking the Opt-Out Settlement
    To see this page on The D & O Diary's new website, click here. To go to the home page of The D & O Diary's new website, click here.In prior posts (most recently here), I have written about the increasing importance of opt-out settlements in…
Rank this Week: 1877

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/
  • Aug 27

    U.S. Steel Freezes Pension Plans: Symbolic Recognition of End of Traditional Defined Benefit Plan Era

    U.S. Steel Freezes Pension Plans: Symbolic Recognition of End of Traditional Defined Benefit Plan Era
    It was just a brief note on the Form 8-K filed on August 17, 2015 by U.S. Steel Corporation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As described above, on August 17, 2015, the Corporation enacted a hard freeze of benefits accrued…
  • Aug 14

    Employees contribute more to 401(k) plans, but number of new plans decline

    Employees contribute more to 401(k) plans, but number of new plans decline
    Employee Benefit Advisor, for whom I serve on the Editorial Advisory Board, recently reported that DC Plan Participation Rates, Account Balance Increase. The reporter, Paula Aven Gladych cited the Deloitte 2015 Defined Contribution…
  • Jul 14

    Who do you trust: the institution or the individual?

    Who do you trust: the institution or the individual?
                  My social media role model, Kevin O’Keefe, blogged an interesting question yesterday, Individual lawyer or law firm blog, which is trusted more? Kevin is President and Founder of LexBlog,…
Rank this Week: 1955

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: 1967

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: 2085

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: 2087

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Is Your Insurance Company Requesting a Field Interview?

    Is Your Insurance Company Requesting a Field Interview?
    {3:10 minutes to read} What is a field interview and why does the insurance company want one? A field interview is an interview where an employee or an independent contractor working for your disability insurance company comes to visit…
  • Aug 26

    Do You Think You Have a Bad Faith Insurance Claim?

    Do You Think You Have a Bad Faith Insurance Claim?
    {Read in 3:40 minutes} When wondering if your insurance company has treated you in bad faith and whether you can do something about it, there are a few preliminary considerations. Is the insurance policy governed by federal law or state law?…
  • Aug 19

    Are You Eligible for Residual or Partial Disability?

    Are You Eligible for Residual or Partial Disability?
    {Read in 3:45 minutes} What is residual or partial disability? Having a “residual” or “partial” disability means either you are limited in performing one or more of your job duties, or you can still perform them…
Rank this Week: 2126

RiskProf

RiskProf

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

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

    Welcome Summer 2010

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

    American Association for Justice is a Caricature

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

    Isn't this a good thing?

    Isn't this a good thing?
    HILO, Hawaii -- Living on the slope of one of the most active volcanos in the world can be expensive when it comes to homeowners insurance.
Rank this Week: 2124

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: 2291

Msquire's Musings

Msquire's Musings

Covers the analysis and management of legal risks for entrepreneurs, small businesses, community associations (homeowners associations) and other non-profit organizations. By Linda E. Cummings.

http://msquire.wordpress.com
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face.  Indeed, the idea that…
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face. …
  • Oct 13

    On Big Gifts in Small Package

    On Big Gifts in Small Package
    I struggled a bit for a title for this post, and I’m still not sure I got it right (but I’m thinking there might not be a “right” title for this one). Anyway . . . .  Despite my best efforts to “catch up” on Columbus Day, this…
Rank this Week: 2449

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

Covers Insurance Law. By the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A.

http://www.floridainsuranceclaimslawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 12

    Pain & Suffering – What’s it Worth?

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

    Homeowners’ Insurance Policies and Exclusions for Long-Term Leak

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

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie
      The State of Florida is a bicycle rider’s paradise. With virtually year around sunshine and warm weather as well as miles and miles of incredibly beautiful coastline, it should come as no surprise that bicycles are a common sight…
Rank this Week: 2465

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: 2509

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/
Rank this Week: 2610

Louisiana Insurance Litigation…

Louisiana Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers insurance litigation, class actions and punitive damages. By Thornhill & Collings.

http://www.louisianainsurancelitigation.com/
  • Aug 21

    THE OCTOBER 1, 2013, REAL ESTATE CRASH!

    THE OCTOBER 1, 2013, REAL ESTATE CRASH!
    If you thought the CDO caused a real estate crash that could have been avoided with proper regulation, you are going to be pleased to know that the next example of why voters are sick and tired of Washington ineptness is upon us and it could…
  • Apr 11

    BP Deadline

    BP Deadline
    With the three year anniversary of the Deep Water Horizon (DWH) drill ship catastrophe on the Macondo well, the deadline to file claims under the Oil Field Pollution Act ("OPA") is April 20, 2013. The claims filed require in many cases the…
  • Jan 18

    MetLife settles allegations on auto accident surcharges (Boston Globe)

    MetLife settles allegations on auto accident surcharges (Boston Globe)
    MetLife will pay a $50,000 penalty and refund an undetermined amount of money to customers to settle allegations it imposed costly surcharges on Massachusetts drivers who were found not at fault in auto accidents. In detailing an agreement…
Rank this Week: 2832

It's No-Fault of NY

It's No-Fault of NY

Covers New York no-fault insurance law news, analysis and commentary. By Damin J. Toell and Erik B. Lutwin.

http://nynofaultlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    How do you spell "Pyrrhic victory"?

    How do you spell "Pyrrhic victory"?
    A new post. It's only been like a year and a half. Anyway, there's a new Appellate Division case you should read.Matter of Carothers v GEICO Indem. Co., __ A.D. 3d, __, 2010 NY Slip Op 09256 (2d Dep't, 2010).
  • Jul 30

    Coverage Counsel

    Coverage Counsel
    I'm not sure how it's possible, but apparently I never, before now, had a link in my blogroll to Roy A. Mura, Esq.'s wonderful blog Coverage Counsel. Mr. Mura's posts deal with no-fault issues, as well as a much wider range of insurance law…
  • Jul 23

    Provider EUO

    Provider EUO
    David M. Gottlieb, Esq. has previously covered this issue at No-Fault Paradise, but it seems to me that it's worth some additional attention.On June 24, 2009, the NYS Insurance Department issued an opinion letter entitled "Examinations Under…
Rank this Week: 2898

Louisiana Insurance Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers Louisiana homeowners, workers' compensation, flood and hurricane insurance issues. By Lavis Law Firm.

http://www.louisianainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2912

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

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

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Nov 13

    Residential Candle Fire

    Residential Candle Fire
      Fires caused by candles result in $390 Million in claims for property loss or damage. It is estimated there are 165 fatalities each year from burning candles. Retail candle sales are increasing every year with a 700% increase in the…
  • Nov 4

    The Relationship Between The MCS-90 Endorsement And The Underlying Insurance Policy

    The Relationship Between The MCS-90 Endorsement And The Underlying Insurance Policy
    There is some disagreement between the courts in the way they are interpreting and applying the MCS-90 Endorsement and its relationship to the underlying insurance policy. The majority of jurisdictions consider the insurer’s obligations…
  • Oct 28

    Court Lacked Jurisdiction Over Out-Of-State Insurance Holding Company

    Court Lacked Jurisdiction Over Out-Of-State Insurance Holding Company
    Plaintiff filed a lawsuit against her automobile insurance carrier, Granite Insurance Company ("Granite"), for breach of contract and bad faith in investigating her insurance claim. Plaintiff also named as a Defendant American…
Rank this Week: 2929

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: 2933

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2985

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • 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”),…
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

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

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco
    New legislation in the City and County of San Francisco is taking effect that allows qualified residents to legally rent their units through the Short-Term Residential Rental Registry via the San Francisco Planning Department.  San…
Rank this Week: 2984

The Medicare Compliance Blog

The Medicare Compliance Blog

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

http://themedicarecomplianceblog.com/
  • Oct 6

    Humana v. Farmers – Medicare Advantage Plans at Issue

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

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

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

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide
    On May 29, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amended the recently released Workers’ Compensation Reference Guide published in February 2014. The changes affect medical review, treating physician reports,…
Rank this Week: 3003