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InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Breaking Tar Heel State BX New

    Breaking Tar Heel State BX New
    As if North Carolina Blue Cross hasn't put itself in enough hot water, FoIB Jeff M tips us that the carrier has decided it doesn't really need (want?) a lot of new business:Effective for the 2017 plan year (Open Enrollment '16), NC BX is…
  • Aug 25

    STOLI: Lagniappe

    STOLI: Lagniappe
    We first blogged on "Dead Peasant" life insurance over 10 years ago:"Stranger Owned Life Insurance (SOLI) is part of the “premium financing” phenomenon."The concept certainly had its drawbacks: for one thing, it created (or could…
  • Aug 25

    Contrary to popular myth: The EpiPen story

    Contrary to popular myth: The EpiPen story
    Over at The Grey lady, Aaron Carroll (professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine) has a helpful explication of how the current EpiPen kerfluffle came about. He outlines the history of how the EpiPen came into being, and…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Aug 25

    Fears Nachawati Takes on Texas Wrongful Death Case

    Fears Nachawati Takes on Texas Wrongful Death Case
    On August 3, 2016, a Texarkana man was tragically killed in Sabine County, Texas as a result of a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and an unoccupied vehicle. Jerry Lee Woods, 58, was the driver of a 2006 tractor trailer…
  • Aug 18

    Fears Nachawati Partner Nominated to Inn of Court

    Fears Nachawati Partner Nominated to Inn of Court
    Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that founding partner Majed Nachawati has been nominated to become a member of the William “Mac” Taylor, Jr. American Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court is an association of…
  • Mar 1

    Firm Sponsors Local Baseball Team

    Firm Sponsors Local Baseball Team
    Fears | Nachawati is a proud sponsor of Cedar Ridge Baseball! We wish them the best of luck with the remainder of their season. We're always happy to help and support the community!
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/
  • Aug 24

    Guest Post: Company Directors Who Cannot Read or Understand English Warned by Australian Court

    Guest Post: Company Directors Who Cannot Read or Understand English Warned by Australian Court
    In our increasingly global economy, corporate boards are increasingly diverse, and among the diversities boards increasingly encompass are geographic and cultural diversity. However, while diverse directors may serve for many reasons, they…
  • Aug 23

    Interview with Christopher Bogart, CEO of Litigation Funding Firm Burford Capital

    Interview with Christopher Bogart, CEO of Litigation Funding Firm Burford Capital
    One of the most noteworthy recent developments in the litigation arena has been the rise of litigation funding.  Litigation funding is well-established in Australia and Canada, and it is becoming increasingly important elsewhere. Among…
  • Aug 22

    Another Round of Frisbee Photo

    Another Round of Frisbee Photo
    Readers continue to send in their pictures taken with their Tenth Anniversary edition D&O Diary Frisbees. The Frisbee Photos have been taken in locations both far and near, with the most recent collection including a very heavy…
Rank this Week: 147

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 25

    Wyoming Requires Insurer Prejudice for Late Notice

    Wyoming Requires Insurer Prejudice for Late Notice
    The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled on August 17, 2016 that an insurer “must be prejudiced before being entitled to deny coverage when the insured has failed to give notice ‘as soon as practicable.’” In addressing a…
  • Aug 16

    Illinois Treasurer Holds Statewide Hearings on Life Insurers that Do Not Pay Death Benefit

    Illinois Treasurer Holds Statewide Hearings on Life Insurers that Do Not Pay Death Benefit
    Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs has called for statewide hearings to educate the public on how life insurance companies avoid paying death benefits. The first hearing is scheduled for August 17th in Normal, Illinois. According to…
  • Aug 15

    Terminology for the Consummate Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer: "Audit Premium"

    Terminology for the Consummate Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer: "Audit Premium"
    “Audit Premium” Any premium that is determined to be payable from (Audit Additional Premium) or to (Audit Return Premium) a policyholder as a result of a policy provision that permits the insurance company to base the ultimate…
Rank this Week: 157

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: 223

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 327

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 375

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: 424

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/
  • Aug 25

    Cyber Risk Insurance Premium Reaches $1.0 Billion

    Cyber Risk Insurance Premium Reaches $1.0 Billion
    According to Fitch Ratings, the Cyber Risk Insurance market in the US reached approximately $1.0 billion in premium in 2015, with 120 insurers writing the coverage.
  • Jul 12

    Cyber-Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increase – Ransomware

    Cyber-Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increase – Ransomware
    Cyber-Attacks on healthcare organizations are increasing, driven by ransomware, and is Cyber Risk Insurance which includes coverage for ransomware attacks is a critical component of any IT security plan.
  • Jun 1

    Cyber Risk Insurance & Email Piracy (BEC, Social Engineering Fraud)

    Cyber Risk Insurance & Email Piracy (BEC, Social Engineering Fraud)
    As we have noted (here & here), Email Piracy, also called Business Email Compromise (BEC) and social engineering fraud, is a significant threat, and only a few Cyber Risk Insurance policies provide adequate protection from this type of…
Rank this Week: 612

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/
  • Aug 15

    Attorney-Client Privilege

    Attorney-Client Privilege
    The Washington Court of Appeals’ recent decision in Steel v. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co., 2016 WL 4001431 (2016) should be of interest to those seeking (or seeking to preclude) the production of attorney-client privileged and…
  • Aug 14

    DRI Schedules Free Seminars For Claims Executives in Atlanta and Hartford

    DRI Schedules Free Seminars For Claims Executives in Atlanta and Hartford
    As part of its ongoing outreach to the insurance industry, DRI Insurance Law Committee will be presenting two one day seminars in Hartford and Atlanta next month at which senior claims executives and outside coverage counsel will partner to…
  • May 23

    CyberAttacks and Superstorm Sandy: Implications for the U.S. Power Grid

    CyberAttacks and Superstorm Sandy: Implications for the U.S. Power Grid
    Much has been written about business interruption losses following Superstorm Sandy and still more, of late, concerning the type of losses that might flow from a directed cyber-attack targeting U.S. infrastructure.  As yet, however, no…
Rank this Week: 654

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/
  • Aug 25

    Insurance Claims And Emotional Distre

    Insurance Claims And Emotional Distre
    Damages and coverages available under an insurance policy will vary depending on the circumstances and policy language. As it relates to a claim for emotional distress, a 1994, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals case is a good read. The opinion...
  • Aug 23

    Hail Claims And Staying Out Of Federal Court

    Hail Claims And Staying Out Of Federal Court
    Lawyers who handle hail claims know the insurance companies prefer to fight lawsuits in Federal Court. Hail claims lawyers know one way of defeating the insurance company desire to be in Federal Court is by suing the adjuster. The Sherman...
  • Aug 21

    Motion To Remand - Water Damage

    Motion To Remand - Water Damage
    Insurance lawyers would prefer to fight their cases in State Court rather than Federal Court. The opposite is true for insurance companies. Unfortunately, the insurance companies win most these battles for which court the case should be…
Rank this Week: 714

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 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 18

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim
    Don't ever assume that you Life Insurance policy will pay benefits to your beneficiaries. Why? Because so often, benefits are not paid. We know this is true because we are in the business of suing insurance companies when they fail to pay…
Rank this Week: 756

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/
  • Aug 12

    Possible furloughs for the Social Security Administration in the future?

    Possible furloughs for the Social Security Administration in the future?
    There’s been talk and chatter about the possibility of Social Security Offices and staff being furloughed in the near future.  Nearly three years ago, in 2013, we experienced the government shut down, and extreme delays in the…
  • Aug 12

    Possible furloughs for the Social Security Administration in the future?

    Possible furloughs for the Social Security Administration in the future?
    There’s been talk and chatter about the possibility of Social Security Offices and staff being furloughed in the near future.  Nearly three years ago, in 2013, we experienced the government shut down, and extreme delays in the…
  • Aug 10

    More MSPA Claims 1 Cases Dismissed

    More MSPA Claims 1 Cases Dismissed
    In its continuing efforts to bring MSP recovery claims against all PIP insurers in Florida under an alleged assignment from a now defunct Medicare Advantage Organization, MSPA Claims 1, LLC has had two more of its federal cases dismissed.…
Rank this Week: 760

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 835

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: 1153

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff
    On April 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstated plaintiffs’ action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain that arose out of the well-reported breach of payment card information. The action was previously…
  • Apr 24

    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,…
  • Apr 13

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 1165

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: 1211

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: 1237

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
  • Aug 22

    Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Kentucky

    Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Kentucky
    I will be speaking at a seminar hosted by National Business Institute titled; “Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Kentucky.”  The seminar will take place on Friday, September 23, 2016, at the Holiday Inn Louisville…
  • Jul 15

    You Don’t Have to be “Inside” a Car to “Occupy” It for Insurance Purposes.

    You Don’t Have to be “Inside” a Car to “Occupy” It for Insurance Purposes.
    The Court of Appeals recently discussed what qualifies as “occupying” a car for purposes of qualifying for underinsured motorists coverage (UIM) in Jackson v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., unpublished.  The Court discussed…
  • Jul 12

    Supreme Court Upholds $1.45 Million Punative Damages Award

    Supreme Court Upholds $1.45 Million Punative Damages Award
      This is a decision that was actually rendered in May by the Kentucky Supreme Court.  However, it has serious implications as the most recent opinion the Court has issued on punitive damages and it’s worth your time. Saint…
Rank this Week: 1614

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: 1665

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Jul 1

    Visa/Mastercard Class Action Settlement Struck Down Due To Intraclass Conflict

    Visa/Mastercard Class Action Settlement Struck Down Due To Intraclass Conflict
    Yesterday the Second Circuit reversed the approval of what was reportedly the largest antitrust class action settlement in history, valued at $7.25 billion. In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, 2016…
  • Jun 1

    DRI Class Action Seminar 2016

    DRI Class Action Seminar 2016
    The Defense Research Institute (DRI) will be hosting its annual class action seminar in Washington, D.C. on July 21-22, 2016. If you haven’t been, this is the year to go. If you’ve been before, you won’t want to miss this…
  • May 16

    Spokeo v. Robins Supreme Court Opinion: What Is Concrete Harm?

    Spokeo v. Robins Supreme Court Opinion: What Is Concrete Harm?
    Today the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, addressing whether the plaintiff had standing to sue in a putative class action brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Like some…
Rank this Week: 1666

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 17

    Does Your Practice Have a Leadership Succession Plan?

    Does Your Practice Have a Leadership Succession Plan?
    Many medical groups have difficulty developing a succession plan for practice leadership. Some practices do not even have a formal governance structure in place (though they should), but even those that do may find it challenging to identify…
  • Jul 18

    What is the Medicare Quality Payment Program and How May It Affect My Practice?

    What is the Medicare Quality Payment Program and How May It Affect My Practice?
    There are big changes coming to the Medicare incentive programs as we know them.  Beginning on January 1, 2017, the new Quality Payment Program (the “Program”) will replace all existing Medicare incentive programs with a…
  • Jun 22

    Food for Thought: Is a Free Meal the Way to a Physician’s Heart (and Prescription Pad)?

    Food for Thought: Is a Free Meal the Way to a Physician’s Heart (and Prescription Pad)?
    Long gone are the days when drug reps enticed physicians with extravagant meals at five-star restaurants and box seats to the Phillies’ playoffs (and sadly, gone are the days when the Phillies actually made the playoffs). According to a…
Rank this Week: 1731

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: 1732

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/
  • Jul 10

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit
    A US District Court Judge recently granted a motion filed by SMDA granting LTD benefits to one of our clients.  The Court found that the third party administrator had abused its discretion in recommending a denial of benefits.  The…
  • Jun 21

    SMDA partner recovers $1.2 million for seriously injured client

    SMDA partner recovers $1.2 million for seriously injured client
    SMDA partner, Patrick Derkacz, recently recovered $1.2 million dollars on behalf of his seriously injured clients.  Mr. Derkacz convinced State Farm to pay this significant settlement the day after taking the deposition of the at-fault…
  • Jan 5

    SMDA STRINGS TOGETHER ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS WINS

    SMDA STRINGS TOGETHER ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS WINS
    Anyone familiar with LTD Insurance claims and ERISA knows that you must first exhaust your administrative remedies before filing suit. In other words, you have to try and convince the LTD insurer to reverse its decision to deny the claim for…
Rank this Week: 1844

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: 1871

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/
  • Feb 9

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  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1920

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 16

    Benefit Plan Regulators Have Been Busy – Very Busy

    Benefit Plan Regulators Have Been Busy – Very Busy
    Benefit plan regulators were active in the period leading up to the Federal government’s June 30 fiscal year-end. Significant new rules and regulations were proposed for retirement plans, deferred compensation plans and group health…
  • Aug 16

    Inside the Cash Balance Plan Black Box

    Inside the Cash Balance Plan Black Box
    In the world of science and engineering, a black box is a device, system or object which can be viewed solely in terms of its input and output without the user knowing how it works. In our ERISA world,  a Cash Balance plan be a black box…
  • Aug 8

    Pension Plans Continue to Enjoy Double Digit Annual Growth – Cash Balance Plans That I

    Pension Plans Continue to Enjoy Double Digit Annual Growth – Cash Balance Plans That I
    Cash Balance plans continue their impressive growth rate. Accordingly to the 2016 Cash Balance Research Report recently published by Kravitz, Inc., the number of new Cash Balance plans increased by 19% with assets increasing to $1 Trillion.…
Rank this Week: 1922

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/
  • Apr 15

    GEORGIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS LEAD PAINT EXCLUDED BY ABSOLUTE POLLUTION EXCLUSION

    GEORGIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS LEAD PAINT EXCLUDED BY ABSOLUTE POLLUTION EXCLUSION
    Posted by Charles Carmichael The Georgia Supreme Court recently held in Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. v. Smith et al., No. S15G1177 (Ga. March 21, 2016), that lead paint unambiguously qualifies as a pollutant and that personal…
  • Apr 15

    GEORGIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS LEAD PAINT EXCLUDED BY ABSOLUTE POLLUTION EXCLUSION

    GEORGIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS LEAD PAINT EXCLUDED BY ABSOLUTE POLLUTION EXCLUSION
    Posted by Charles Carmichael The Georgia Supreme Court recently held in Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. v. Smith et al., No. S15G1177 (Ga. March 21, 2016), that lead paint unambiguously qualifies as a pollutant and that personal…
  • Oct 14

    COURT OF APPEALS REVERSES ITSELF ON LAY WITNESS OPINION OF SPEED

    COURT OF APPEALS REVERSES ITSELF ON LAY WITNESS OPINION OF SPEED
    Posted by Susan J. Levy and Layne Zhou On July 28, 2015, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed itself on the issue of whether lay testimony as to speed, based only on the experience of impact, constituted admissible evidence to defeat…
Rank this Week: 2010

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Jan 4

    Cardiac Issues and Long Term Disability

    Cardiac Issues and Long Term Disability
    {3:00 minutes to read} Cardiac issues are among the most difficult long-term disability cases. People who have had heart attacks and other cardiac conditions are often afraid of a recurrence. If your cardiologist has told you to “avoid…
  • Dec 30

    Golfing, Gardening & Tennis: the Long-term Disability Graveyard

    Golfing, Gardening &amp; Tennis: the Long-term Disability Graveyard
    {3:00 minutes to read} Many people continue to engage in activities such as golf, gardening, or tennis, even when applying for or receiving long-term disability benefits. They don’t want a reduced quality of life, so they refuse to give…
  • Dec 16

    How to Support Your MS Disability Claim

    How to Support Your MS Disability Claim
    {3:55  minutes to read} Multiple Sclerosis (“MS”) is an incredibly debilitating condition that is unique to diagnose and often difficult to prove to the insurance company. MS is a demyelinating, autoimmune disease. When one…
Rank this Week: 2018

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: 2048

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: 2107

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: 2238

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/
  • Jul 18

    Accidents Involving Rental Car

    Accidents Involving Rental Car
    Although it is now the “off-season” in Florida, we are a Mecca for tourists who often rent cars. Unfamiliarity with the vehicle and the local roads sometimes results in these tourists causing accidents. Unfortunately, if this…
  • Jul 18

    Accidents Involving Rental Car

    Accidents Involving Rental Car
    Although it is now the “off-season” in Florida, we are a Mecca for tourists who often rent cars. Unfamiliarity with the vehicle and the local roads sometimes results in these tourists causing accidents. Unfortunately, if this…
  • May 25

    Personal Articles Policy- Protecting Jewelry, Artwork and more

    Personal Articles Policy- Protecting Jewelry, Artwork and more
    Most standard homeowner’s policies provide coverage for damage to personal property. Personal property includes such things as clothing, furniture, artwork, jewelry, furs, firearms and electronic devices. However, this coverage is…
Rank this Week: 2349

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: 2414

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: 2450

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

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

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?
    A popular workers compensation insurance program offered by Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Company (Applied Underwriters) and California Insurance Company may be in trouble. On January 21, 2016,…
  • Apr 15

    Leave It to the Policyholder Professionals – Do Not Try This at Home

    Leave It to the Policyholder Professionals – Do Not Try This at Home
    Recently, I was asked to look at coverage for a case where the insurer had denied a duty to defend several years before. We concluded that the insurer should have been defending based on certain allegations in the complaint and asked it to…
  • Apr 5

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change
    and David Smith In the December post Systemic Cyber Risks And The Internet of Things, we wrote about the increasing risk of cyber attacks on infrastructure and consumer products, and related insurance issues. We noted in that post that, while…
Rank this Week: 2546

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: 2758

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Feb 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”),…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2819

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2830

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: 2832

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

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

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Drones For Christmas? Learn the Laws and Regulations That Apply

    Drones For Christmas? Learn the Laws and Regulations That Apply
    Drones, also known as UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles), are becoming a public sensation.  As their popularity grows and more people own them, legal issues have begun to surface.  For instance, beginning on December 21, 2015,…
  • Dec 18

    Drones For Christmas? Learn the Laws and Regulations That Apply

    Drones For Christmas? Learn the Laws and Regulations That Apply
    Drones, also known as UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles), are becoming a public sensation.  As their popularity grows and more people own them, legal issues have begun to surface.  For instance, beginning on December 21, 2015,…
  • Nov 17

    Turkey Fryers, Fires, and Liabilities, Oh My!

    Turkey Fryers, Fires, and Liabilities, Oh My!
    Propane turkey fryers have the ability to turn into a fountain of fire, causing fire damage to homes and injuries to people. The holiday season is supposed to be about family, friends, and food. With all the fun to be had at holiday parties…
Rank this Week: 2870

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2880

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: 2881

Insurance Coverage Blog

Insurance Coverage Blog

Covers legal issues relating to insurance coverage and recovery. Published by David Rossmiller of Dunn Carney.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • Jun 13

    Oregon Enacts Major Changes to Environmental Insurance Law

    Oregon Enacts Major Changes to Environmental Insurance Law
    Oregon insurance and environmental contamination law has undergone major and far-reaching changes in favor of policyholders and landowners with the enactment of Senate Bill 814. The bill went into effect on June 10, 2013 after it was signed…
  • Nov 6

    Wait, I'm not covered for that?

    Wait, I'm not covered for that?
    I remember when I called my first insurance agent. I was asked a million questions, I had no idea why the information was important, didn't know all the answers, didn't understand the terms, and at the end of the day, had NO idea what…
  • Oct 18

    'Tis the season to be politicking

    'Tis the season to be politicking
    In perusing this article and this article in the Insurance Journal I was struck by the differences between the everyday understanding of an insurance contract and the understanding I have been gaining through working with them in the legal…
Rank this Week: 3016

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: 3041