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InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

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

    Kudos to us!

    Kudos to us!
    Once again, we've been named a Best Men's Health Blog by Healthline:"Our editors carefully selected the most up-to-date, informative, and inspiring blogs that aim to uplift their readers through education and personal stories. We’re…
  • Jun 22

    Giving Back

    Giving Back
    We've written before about Gleaner Life's commitment to community:"Since 1980, The Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $2.6 million in scholarships"To be fair, that's for the direct benefit of Gleaner…
  • Jun 21

    #ACAFailure

    #ACAFailure
    Now a major motion picture (for certain values of "major"):#Obamacare has led to higher costs and fewer health insurance options for millions of Americans. It has failed the American people. pic.twitter.com/xmhT82w3Ii— The White House…
Rank this Week: 58

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Fears Nachawati is Representing Former NFL Players in Concussion Related Case

    Fears Nachawati is Representing Former NFL Players in Concussion Related Case
    Fears Nachawati is proudly representing former NFL players and their families in the tragic cases of CTE and other concussion related injuries.   If you or someone you care about is a former NFL player, please contact us at…
  • Oct 18

    Fears Nachawati Signs Former NFL Star Player Mel Gray in Concussion Related Case

    Fears Nachawati Signs Former NFL Star Player Mel Gray in Concussion Related Case
    Fears Nachawati is proudly representing former NFL players and their families in the tragic cases of CTE and other concussion related injuries. Mel Gray, 12 year NFL veteran of the St. Louis Cardinals, is the newest player to be represented.…
  • Oct 4

    Fears Nachawati Attorneys Selected to 2016 Super Lawyers List

    Fears Nachawati Attorneys Selected to 2016 Super Lawyers List
    Fears Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that Partner Majed Nachawati has been selected to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by receive this honor.…
Rank this Week: 99

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 146

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/
  • Jun 1

    Texas Eliminates Enterprise Risk Report Small Insurer Exemption

    Texas Eliminates Enterprise Risk Report Small Insurer Exemption
    With the adoption of new legislation supported by the Texas Department of Insurance, Texas has formally eliminated its $300 million minimum premium volume exemption from otherwise required Enterprise Risk Report filings for Texas licensed…
  • May 26

    Texas Legislature Passes Domestic Surplus Lines Insurance Company Legislation

    Texas Legislature Passes Domestic Surplus Lines Insurance Company Legislation
    The Texas Legislature has passed legislation authorizing domestic surplus lines insurance companies in Texas, which may lead to an influx of new insurance company applications for licensure and redomestication to Texas applications as insurer…
  • May 22

    Key Insurance Industry Bills Passed by Georgia Assembly in 2017 Legislative Session

    Key Insurance Industry Bills Passed by Georgia Assembly in 2017 Legislative Session
    The following are summaries some of the key legislative bills that the Georgia General Assembly adopted in its 2017 legislative regular session that affect the insurance industry. The 2017 legislative session, which ended on March 30, 2017,…
Rank this Week: 158

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: 208

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 320

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

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

    Insuring to Value: Replacement Cost vs Reconstruction Cost

    Insuring to Value: Replacement Cost vs Reconstruction Cost
    A recent post, Insurance Agents and Determining Coverage Limits for Buildings, generated a number of very interesting comments about the differences between Replacement Cost Value of a building and the Reconstruction Value of a building.…
  • Jun 21

    Is SIMSOL Better Than Xactimate?

    Is SIMSOL Better Than Xactimate?
    I walk around at conventions and conferences trying to learn and pick up ideas I can use. At the first celebration of FAPIA’s 25th Anniversary two weeks ago, I stopped at the SIMSOL vendor booth. I asked a rather simple question: Why do…
  • Jun 20

    The Reasons Why the SIMSOL Estimating and Insurance Claim Documentation Software is the Best Technology Platform in the P&C and Flood Insurance U.S. Marketplace

    The Reasons Why the SIMSOL Estimating and Insurance Claim Documentation Software is the Best Technology Platform in the P&C and Flood Insurance U.S. Marketplace
    EASE OF USE Although opinions are subjective, SIMSOL is widely considered the most user-friendly property estimating system available to adjusters and insurance restoration contractors today. This opinion is communicated to our technical…
Rank this Week: 364

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    At the Intersection of the NFL Draft, ERISA, Divorce, Venue and Spousal Benefit

    At the Intersection of the NFL Draft, ERISA, Divorce, Venue and Spousal Benefit
    Is there a more hyped sporting event with less substance than the NFL Draft? Does everyone on the internet drive traffic to their sites by linking to the draft if at all possible? Well, of course the answer to both questions is yes, and so I…
  • Apr 4

    Uber, Behavioral Economics, Choice Architecture and Trial Work

    Uber, Behavioral Economics, Choice Architecture and Trial Work
    There is a lot of discussion on whether lawyers should be required to have at least a certain degree of competency with technology as a core skill set, on a par with, for instance, the rules of evidence. Personally, I am not convinced of the…
  • Mar 29

    Notes (and a Prediction) on the Supreme Court Argument on Church Plan

    Notes (and a Prediction) on the Supreme Court Argument on Church Plan
    I have used this anecdote before, so you can jump ahead if you have either read something where I have written it before or heard a talk of mine where I have said it, but if you haven’t, I have always thought it is a good lead in to any…
Rank this Week: 423

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/
  • Jun 13

    Cyber Security Trends – A Recent Report

    Cyber Security Trends – A Recent Report
    Cyber Security Trends – A Recent Report: A recent report from BakerHostetler contains some interesting statistics, trends and findings including a recommendation to purchase Cyber Risk Insurance. Healthcare is 35% of all cyber…
  • Jun 6

    Red Flags for Sales People

    Red Flags for Sales People
    Insurance sales require a range of sales skills, and this article notes "no sale signals" that are useful for insurance sales.
  • May 30

    Cyber Risk Insurance – The Current Market

    Cyber Risk Insurance – The Current Market
    Sales of Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) are growing and pricing is stable. A large percentage of buyers are purchasing standalone Cyber Risk Insurance policies, and a larger…
Rank this Week: 614

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/
  • May 22

    ALI Restatement Set For Vote on Tuesday

    ALI Restatement Set For Vote on Tuesday
    The Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance is scheduled for a debate and vote at the ALI’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 23.  To the surprise of many, however, the ALI announced this morning that any…
  • May 15

    Xia v. ProBuilders Specialty

    Xia v. ProBuilders Specialty
    Insurers should be aware of the recent Washington State Supreme Court decision in Xia v. ProBuilders Specialty, No. 92436-8 ___ Wn.2d ____ (2017), handed down on April 27, 2017. The decision may have significant impacts not…
  • May 10

    ALI Restatement: The Arguments Begin

    ALI Restatement: The Arguments Begin
    Even as the May 23 date for a final vote on the American Law Institute’s Restatement, Law of Liability Insurance draws near, a torrent of criticism from outside parties is raising questions with respect to the fate of this project. On…
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/
  • Jun 22

    Specificity Of Claims Against An Adjuster

    Specificity Of Claims Against An Adjuster
    Tarrant County insurance attorneys will learn real fast that when asserting a claim against an insurance adjuster, the claim needs to be pled with specificity.  This is illustrated in a recent case from the Southern District, McAllen…
  • Jun 20

    Stephenville Homeowner Lawyer

    Stephenville Homeowner Lawyer
    Stephenville homeowner lawyers need to read this opinion from the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.  The opinion is styled, State Farm Fire & Casualty v. Cedric Flowers. This is a appeal from a summary judgment granted in…
  • Jun 18

    Prompt Payment Of Claims And Appraisal

    Prompt Payment Of Claims And Appraisal
    Does a violation of the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act survive an appraisal that is promptly paid?  This issue is addressed in an opinion from the San Antonio Court of Appeals.  The case is styled, Barbara Technologies…
Rank this Week: 688

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/
  • Jun 21

    THE UR/IMR PROCESS: STILL GOOD ON ITS FACE.

    THE UR/IMR PROCESS: STILL GOOD ON ITS FACE.
    The California Supreme Court has determined that it will not review a case involving an injured worker who asserted that the Independent Medical Review (IMR) process was unconstitutional.  This is good news for California payers,…
  • Jun 9

    FDA Requests Endo Pharmaceuticals Withdraw Opana ER From the Market

    FDA Requests Endo Pharmaceuticals Withdraw Opana ER From the Market
    On June 8, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals withdraw Opana ER from the market, citing concerns of ongoing misuse and abuse of the drug. As you will recall from our prior blog post, in March…
  • Jun 5

    Countdown to October – Are You Ready for LMSAs and NFMSAs?   

    Countdown to October – Are You Ready for LMSAs and NFMSAs?   
    We are currently four months away from CMS implementing their new workflows for Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), which outline how they will handle bills when there is a Liability Insurance Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (LMSA) or…
Rank this Week: 733

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 16

    Tips for Talking to a Lawyer

    Tips for Talking to a Lawyer
    There may come a time in your life when you will need to consult with a lawyer – whether it be good news or bad news. We routinely speak with individuals who have had life, health, and disability claims denied by their insurance…
  • May 30

    The latest on “Discretionary Clauses” in California (Insurance Code section 10110.6)

    The latest on “Discretionary Clauses” in California (Insurance Code section 10110.6)
    On May 11, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in Orzechowski v. Boeing Co. Non-Union LTD Plan, et al., Case No. 14-55919 (9th Circ. May 11, 2017) upholding the application of the California law which…
  • May 19

    “There used to be considerable skepticism that Fibromyalgia was a real disease. No more.”

    “There used to be considerable skepticism that Fibromyalgia was a real disease. No more.”
    “There used to be considerable skepticism that Fibromyalgia was a real disease. No more.” —Kennedy v. The Lilly Extended Disability Plan, –F.3d–, 2017 WL 2178091 (7th Cir., 2017) It has been said that disability…
Rank this Week: 749

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 824

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: 1148

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: 1162

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: 1182

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: 1221

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
  • Sep 27

    Businesses are Responsible for Injuries from Misusing Caution Sign

    Businesses are Responsible for Injuries from Misusing Caution Sign
     Kentucky Accident Information has a new post discussing how businesses are still responsible for injuries when they misuse or overuse yellow caution signs to warn of dangers on their property.  The article discusses not only the…
  • Sep 19

    Insurer Can’t Use Medical Review to Deny No Fault Benefits.

    Insurer Can’t Use Medical Review to Deny No Fault Benefits.
    The Court of Appeals recently decided Houchens v. GEICO, a case that questioned whether a reparations obligor in Kentucky is entitled to utilize “paper reviews,” which are not tendered to nor reviewed by a court, as the…
  • Sep 7

    Court of Appeals Clarifies Law Regarding Apportionment for Third Party Defendants.

    Court of Appeals Clarifies Law Regarding Apportionment for Third Party Defendants.
    The Kentucky Court of Appeals recently published two cases dealing with apportionment involving third-party defendants that are of interest.   In the case of Memorial Sports Complex, LLC v. McCormick, et al., the Court was required to…
Rank this Week: 1590

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
Rank this Week: 1645

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: 1661

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: 1703

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/
  • Jun 10

    Pennsylvania Department of Health Issues Final Physician Regulations for Medical Marijuana

    Pennsylvania Department of Health Issues Final Physician Regulations for Medical Marijuana
    As previously reported on our Physician Law Blog (see our post here), the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued draft “temporary” regulations regarding physician registration and certification of medical marijuana on April 11,…
  • May 31

    New York man sentenced to 10 years in prison for involvement in $26 million “billing mill”

    New York man sentenced to 10 years in prison for involvement in $26 million “billing mill”
    Earlier this month, a New York man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for allegedly operating a $26 million scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid. The defendant allegedly established 6 medical clinics in Brooklyn that paid elderly people…
  • May 30

    Keeping an Eye on Non-Compete Law

    Keeping an Eye on Non-Compete Law
    USA Today, New York Times, BNA, and several other news outlets have been reporting over the last few weeks about non-competition agreements and non-compete laws especially related to low-wage workers.  There have been interesting changes…
Rank this Week: 1717

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Mar 3

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

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
  • Mar 3

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

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

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”
    I was recently asked to review a claim denial by a well know disability insurer for a nice lady who suffered a terrible crush injury  to her foot.  She had worked at a production facility where her job duties required her to be…
Rank this Week: 1825

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: 1858

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/
  • Jun 21

    Pension Plan Procrastination Perils Proper Personal Planning

    Pension Plan Procrastination Perils Proper Personal Planning
    Or six non-alliterative reasons why waiting until the last minute to establish a retirement plan can be costly. And by last minute, I mean year-end. The conventional wisdom is that you can wait until the end of the year to put a retirement…
  • Apr 20

    401(k) Plan Trustees: How Do You Monitor and Select Investments?

    401(k) Plan Trustees: How Do You Monitor and Select Investments?
    Many 401(k) plan sponsors have wisely selected investment professionals to assist in selecting the plan’s investment menu, typically a listing of various mutual funds. Other plan sponsors may allocate this duty to company officers and…
  • Feb 10

    TIAA Lawsuit Puts the Spotlight on 403(b) Participant Loan

    TIAA Lawsuit Puts the Spotlight on 403(b) Participant Loan
    Participant loans from 401(k) plans have never been an employer favorite plan provision. Now participant loans from 403(b) plans have come into focus. It’s in the form of a class action law suit recently filed by participants in the…
Rank this Week: 1889

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Jun 21

    DOL and ERISA Long-Term Disability Claim

    DOL and ERISA Long-Term Disability Claim
    The Federal Department of Labor has issued its new and final regulations regarding disability related claims.  If your long-term disability claim is governed by the federal law ERISA, which is the Employee Retirement Income Security Act…
  • Jun 11

    Considerations When Suing an Insurance Company

    Considerations When Suing an Insurance Company
    Suing an insurance company is something that happens frequently in the United States, but there are a number of general questions that need to be thought out by lawyers before bringing such a lawsuit.  •Have you done everything you…
  • Jun 5

    Is Prudential Not Paying Your Long-Term Disability Claim?

    Is Prudential Not Paying Your Long-Term Disability Claim?
    Prudential Life is an insurance company that sells a large number of group Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance policies—and has only been selling group LTD insurance policies for a long time.  In the last year, Prudential has…
Rank this Week: 1933

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 14

    LANDLORD NOT LIABLE FOR DECK COLLAPSE AT RENTAL HOME

    LANDLORD NOT LIABLE FOR DECK COLLAPSE AT RENTAL HOME
    In Aldredge v. Byrd, No. A17A0281, 2017 WL 1180469 (Ga. Ct. App. Mar. 30, 2017) the Georgia Court of Appeals held that a landlord was not liable for the collapse of a deck on his rental property.  The renters hosted a barbeque in the…
  • Mar 31

    NO PRE-SUIT NOTICE REQUIRED TO SUE CITIES FOR INTENTIONAL ACTS

    NO PRE-SUIT NOTICE REQUIRED TO SUE CITIES FOR INTENTIONAL ACTS
    In West v. City of Albany, 2017 WL 875033 (Ga. March 6, 2017), the Georgia Supreme Court addressed whether an injured party was required to provide notice of intent to sue a city when the alleged wrongdoing was intentional rather than…
  • Jan 24

    AN EMPLOYER MAY BE LIABLE FOR NEGLIGENT ENTRUSTMENT DESPITE A CLEAN PRE-EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECK ON THE EMPLOYEE

    AN EMPLOYER MAY BE LIABLE FOR NEGLIGENT ENTRUSTMENT DESPITE A CLEAN PRE-EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECK ON THE EMPLOYEE
    Posted by H. Lee Pruett In Cullara v. Building & Earth Sciences, Inc., Case No. A16A1735 (Ga. Ct. App., Dec. 8, 2016), the Georgia Court of Appeals seems to raise as many questions as it answers concerning an employer’s duty to…
Rank this Week: 1973

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 16

    Typo Renders Proposal For Settlement Ambiguous ― No Fees Awarded

    Typo Renders Proposal For Settlement Ambiguous ― No Fees Awarded
    In GEICO v. Ryan, No. 4D13-2615 (Fla. 4th DCA, Mar. 11, 2015), the Court reversed the Trial Court's award of attorney's fees in favor of the insured because the "Proposal for Settlement contains a patent ambiguity--spelling out $100,000 in…
Rank this Week: 2019

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: 2091

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: 2196

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…
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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: 2422

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: 2507

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Three Killed by Gunman at San Francisco UPS Facility

    Three Killed by Gunman at San Francisco UPS Facility
    On Wednesday, June 14, a gunman opened fire in a United Parcel Service facility in San Francisco, killing three people and wounding two others before he killed himself. The shooter has been described as a UPS driver and was dressed in a…
  • Jun 21

    Your Rights to Have Appliances Repaired or Replaced

    Your Rights to Have Appliances Repaired or Replaced
    When you move into your apartment, a number of appliances may already be there, like a refrigerator, stove and oven, microwave, dishwasher, air conditioning unit, and washer and dryer. You assume you are responsible for the daily care of…
  • Jun 19

    California Appellate Court Expands Reading of California Elder Abuse Law

    California Appellate Court Expands Reading of California Elder Abuse Law
    The First District Court of Appeal in California found the state’s Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act should be interpreted broadly. In Mahan v. Charles E. Chan Insurance Agency, Inc., the court determined that the Act…
Rank this Week: 2636

Louisiana Insurance Litigation…

Louisiana Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.louisianainsurancelitigation.com/
  • Sep 19

    Flood Damages: Filing and Proving Your Claim

    Flood Damages: Filing and Proving Your Claim
    Over the last six months, south Louisiana residents and businesses have experienced unprecedented flooding events that exposed many property owners to the difficult process of filing a flood related insurance claim. While some of us learned…
  • Sep 19

    Flood Damages: Filing and Proving Your Claim

    Flood Damages: Filing and Proving Your Claim
    Over the last six months, south Louisiana residents and businesses have experienced unprecedented flooding events that exposed many property owners to the difficult process of filing a flood related insurance claim. While some of us learned…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2724

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 8

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

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

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental

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

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
Rank this Week: 2740

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2764

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

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

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Motels, Apartment Complexes, Restaurants, And Businesses Serving People Should Manage Risk

    Motels, Apartment Complexes, Restaurants, And Businesses Serving People Should Manage Risk
    The typical Oklahoma business manages a considerable part of its liability risks by purchasing insurance coverage. While hardly news, businesses sometimes take their insurance coverage for granted and just assume insurance will be there if an…
  • Mar 24

    Arbitration Might Not Be Required If No Mental Capacity To Knowingly Enter Into Contract

    Arbitration Might Not Be Required If No Mental Capacity To Knowingly Enter Into Contract
    The Plaintiffs Walker Bark and Debra Yahquo signed two contracts with Lake Country Chevrolet to purchase automobiles. A disagreement arose over the vehicles. Unable to resolve the dispute to their satisfaction, the Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit.…
  • Mar 20

    Oklahoma Wildfires Destroy A Staggering 800,000 Acre

    Oklahoma Wildfires Destroy A Staggering 800,000 Acre
    Fires in northwest Oklahoma have damaged more than 800,000 acres. The extent and size of the area damaged is hard for many of us to comprehend. As a couple of measuring sticks, there are 640 acres in one square mile. So it means you would…
Rank this Week: 2801

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: 2812

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: 2847

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: 2970

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: 3008

The Policy Line

The Policy Line

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

http://www.thepolicyline.com/
Rank this Week: 3172

Vegas Personal Injury Law Blog

Vegas Personal Injury Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury law and insurance issues in Las Vegas. By Allen A. Cap.

http://vegaspersonalinjurylawblog.com/blog
  • Aug 22

    Physician Assistance on Proof of Wage Lo

    Physician Assistance on Proof of Wage Lo
    Previously I posted a blog on this subject. Since that time, I don’t believe that much has changed with physician’s offices concerning this subject, so I am revisiting this issue to give health care providers another opportunity…
  • Jan 8

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?
    When I was a rookie attorney, I handled my first wrongful death case. That case involved an engine part that came off a moving car and penetrated the windshield of a vehicle approaching in the opposite direction and hit a front seat passenger…
  • Jan 8

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?
    When I was a rookie attorney, I handled my first wrongful death case. That case involved an engine part that came off a moving car and penetrated the windshield of a vehicle approaching in the opposite direction and hit a front seat passenger…
Rank this Week: 3208