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InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    HSA and LTCi: What a match!

    HSA and LTCi: What a match!
    Long term readers know that we're big fans of both Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Long Term Care insurance (LTCi). What a lot of folks may not know, though, is that these two seemingly unrelated risk-management tools can actually work…
  • Apr 14

    You Can Check Out But You Can Never Leave

    You Can Check Out But You Can Never Leave
    As we posted before, sometimes getting OUT of Obamacare is as difficult as getting in. Well, it get's worse.A fellow agent in the midwest has two clients that are turning 65 and would like to get OUT of Obamacare and INTO Medicare.But…
  • Apr 14

    Pesach 5774 / Passover 2014

    Pesach 5774 / Passover 2014
    Tonight marks the first evening of Passover, and the first of the two traditional meals called "seders" ("seder" means "order"). It's a ritual and a meal, and commemorates the end of the Israelites' 400 year stint as slaves to the Egyptians.I…
Rank this Week: 65

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Injured by a Recalled Product?

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

    The international aspect of personal injury law

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

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

    How long do I have to file a lawsuit and when is it too early to get an attorney?
    In short, the answers are: It depends and it’s never too early to consider legal representation. Each personal injury matter is subject to a statute of limitations. Essentially, this term means that you only have so long to file your…
Rank this Week: 97

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Apr 16

    Cornerstone Releases 2013 Study of M&A Lawsuit Settlement

    Cornerstone Releases 2013 Study of M&A Lawsuit Settlement
    Only two percent of M&A lawsuit that settled in 2013 involved a monetary payment to shareholders, according to the latest report on M&A lawsuit settlements from Cornerstone Research. The report, entitled “Settlements in…
  • Apr 15

    PwC 2013 Securities Litigation Report Asks Whether There Are Changes Ahead

    PwC 2013 Securities Litigation Report Asks Whether There Are Changes Ahead
    In its recently released annual analysis of securities class action litigation, PricewaterhouseCoopers observes that while 2013 may not have been a particularly noteworthy year in the securities class action litigation arena,…
  • Apr 15

    D.C. Circuit Strikes Down SEC Conflicts Minerals Rules in Part, Upholds Other Provision

    D.C. Circuit Strikes Down SEC Conflicts Minerals Rules in Part, Upholds Other Provision
    In an April 14, 2014 Opinion (here), the D.C. Circuit struck down a portion of the SEC’s conflicts minerals rules as violative of the First Amendment, while at the same time upholding the other challenged portions of the Rules. A…
Rank this Week: 136

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/
  • Apr 15

    UK: PPI

    UK: PPI
    In Saville v Central Capital Limited [2014] EWCA Civ 337, the Court of Appeal upheld an appeal brought by a couple provided with insufficient payment protection insurance (PPI) sold in breach of the Insurance Conduct of Business Rules (the…
  • Apr 15

    Texas Regulators Adopt Rules Implementing Captive Insurance Law

    Texas Regulators Adopt Rules Implementing Captive Insurance Law
    The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has adopted new rules implementing provisions of the Texas Insurance Code that remove regulatory barriers for captives. The new rules go into effect on April 27, 2014.These rules implement Insurance…
  • Apr 14

    New York Regulation Expected to Reduce Level-Term Life Insurance Reserves by a Third

    New York Regulation Expected to Reduce Level-Term Life Insurance Reserves by a Third
    In a letter addressed to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (the “DFS”), said the DFS will be issuing a regulation in the coming…
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: 316

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 338

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: 378

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: 400

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

Offers news and commentary on specialty insurance, risk management and private equity, with an emphasis on professional liability and entrepreneurship. By Tennant Risk Services.

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Program Managers Need to Be Licensed

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

    Side A D&O Insurance

    Side A D&O Insurance
    D&O insurance (Directors & Officers) policy forms have evolved dramatically over the last decade or so, and now typically include a variety of coverage extensions. For private companies and non-profit entities EPL is an obvious…
  • Mar 25

    Architects/Engineers E&O Insurance Market

    Architects/Engineers E&O Insurance Market
    Like many professional liability (E&O) segments, rate increases and tightening underwriting are slowing in the Architects/Engineers E&O Insurance market. An improving economy, and the improving construction market in particular, are…
Rank this Week: 559

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/
  • Apr 15

    Preparing For the Aftermath of the Medicare Data Release

    Preparing For the Aftermath of the Medicare Data Release
     The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has just released a large set of data [http://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2014-Press-releases-items/2014-04-09.html] regarding the provision of services to…
  • Apr 1

    New York Federal Court Awards Excess Insurer Full Policy Limits in Bad Faith Claim Against Primary Insurer

    New York Federal Court Awards Excess Insurer Full Policy Limits in Bad Faith Claim Against Primary Insurer
    In a March 31, 2014 decision, the Northern District of New York found a primary insurer liable to an excess insurer for bad faith settlement practices in the defense of its insured in an underlying motor vehicle lawsuit. After a bench trial…
  • Mar 15

    Seventh Circuit Rejects Staff Counsel Challenge

    Seventh Circuit Rejects Staff Counsel Challenge
    While most state courts have sustained the right of insurers to use staff counsel, nearly all require that the insured be advised that the lawyers in question are employees of the insurance company. A new Indiana case has raised and…
Rank this Week: 600

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 15

    Asking the Right Questions About Your Disability Coverage

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

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

    Claim Denied! ... How To Deal With Surprising Insurance Denial
    It’s safe to say that most insureds have dealt with some type of insurance obstacle, whether it was a billing error that seemed nearly impossible to correct, a medication/procedure/treatment that was unfairly denied, or an outright…
  • Mar 27

    Your Insurance Company Wants You to Give Up On Your Claim

    Your Insurance Company Wants You to Give Up On Your Claim
    Insurance benefits provided by your employer benefit plan are usually governed by the federal laws of ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act). Not all plans are insured, and instead may be self-funded. But, when they are insured,…
Rank this Week: 720

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

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

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

    PPACA Compliance: It Is Not Just About Taxe

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

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

    April is a Busy Month: IRS Releases Guidance on Same Sex Marriage and Retirement Plan Rollover
    We are less than halfway into April and already the IRS has issued two notices that provide some long awaited guidance related to retirement plan administration.  One addresses treatment of same-sex marriages post-Windsor and the other…
  • Apr 3

    Why It’s Not Too Late for Your Employees to Get on the Exchange—Special Enrollment Period

    Why It’s Not Too Late for Your Employees to Get on the Exchange—Special Enrollment Period
    Now that we’ve passed the important deadline of March 31, 2014 for signing up on the Health Care Exchange/Marketplace (“the Exchange”), employers are asking questions about options for employees who did not get into the…
Rank this Week: 747

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Insurance Claims And Punitive Damage

    Insurance Claims And Punitive Damage
    Insurance lawyers who seek punitive damages in bad faith cases need to be able to determine when they apply. A 1995, Beaumont Court of Appeals case is a good one to read for this issue. The style of the case...
  • Apr 13

    Breach Of The Insurance Contract By Itself Is Not Enough To Support A Bad Faith Claim

    Breach Of The Insurance Contract By Itself Is Not Enough To Support A Bad Faith Claim
    Dallas insurance lawyers need to know that when an insurance company breaks the contract it has with it's insured, that is not enough by itself to support a claim for bad faith insurance. The 1988, Beaumont Court of Appeals case,...
  • Apr 12

    A Wrongful Denial Does Not Mean Bad Faith

    A Wrongful Denial Does Not Mean Bad Faith
    All insurance cases have to looked at closely by insurance attorneys. Not every time an insurance company denied a claim means that the insurance company has breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing. The 2006, Texas Supreme Court...
Rank this Week: 764

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

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

    The court reviewed and clarified the…

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

    The court relied on grammar and…

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

    The schedule or list of vehicles required…

    The schedule or list of vehicles required under a fleet policy is not an "amendment" to an insurance policy. Relief from forfeiture relates to a proof of loss and is not an available remedy unless coverage has first been…
Rank this Week: 818

Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Court Awards Judgment to Long Term Disability Claimant Against CIGNA

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

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

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

    Greater Long Island Dental Meeting - See you there!

    Greater Long Island Dental Meeting - See you there!
    We are headed to this year's GLIDM, held at the Huntington Hilton - Long Island's biggest gathering of dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, oral surgeons, dental practice administrators and other members of the dental profession, who…
Rank this Week: 894

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit

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

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq

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

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee
    On March 19, 2014, the Court of Appeal of Louisiana affirmed an OWC ruling denying two attorneys a request for their fee. While attorneys are frequently criticized for the amounts they take from settlements, no one expects them to work for…
Rank this Week: 993

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Provides news and commentary on the legal developments in the secondary insurance market, with an emphasis on the secondary market's impact upon the insurance industry. By Katherine Scanlon and Peter Vodola.

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
  • Mar 31

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

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

    Another Lottery Winner’s Cautionary Tale

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

    Judge Sentences Couple To Prison Over Life Settlements Scheme

    Judge Sentences Couple To Prison Over Life Settlements Scheme
    A federal judge in California this month sentenced a couple to five years in prison , and ordered them to pay more than $13 million in restitution to victims of a life settlements scheme, according to reports from news and government sources.…
Rank this Week: 1053

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Heimeshoff highlights the importance of contractual limitation periods in ERISA plan

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

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

    Compliance: Cigna v. Amara and how ERISA summary plan descriptions have changed
    Before the Supreme Court issued its 2011 opinion in Cigna v. Amara, an ERISA plan’s summary plan description (SPD) was widely considered to be part of the plan’s governing documents. Plan terms found only in the SPD were…
Rank this Week: 1105

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Apr 9

    The Insurance Industry and ICANN: The Next Frontier

    The Insurance Industry and ICANN: The Next Frontier
    We all take the Internet for granted.  Short of a power outage taking down phone lines, cell towers and satellite transmissions, the Internet will always there. Like death and taxes, you can count on it. Not that the paradigm will change…
  • Mar 6

    The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating The Cloud: A Business Guide For Cloud Computing

    The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating The Cloud: A Business Guide For Cloud Computing
    Cloud computing is the storage of data on remote computer servers and the sharing and transmittal of such information by way of the internet. Use of the cloud enables both businesses and casual users to maintain as much or as little…
  • Mar 3

    New York Court to Sony: No Personal Injury Coverage for You!

    New York Court to Sony: No Personal Injury Coverage for You!
    As many of us have been saying since the advent of cyber insurance coverage, cyber policies potentially cover privacy risks and exposures, not Commercial General Liability policies, be it under a property damage or a personal/advertising…
Rank this Week: 1168

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
  • Apr 14

    Stipulated to defeat.

    Stipulated to defeat.
    All-In-One Medical Care, P.C. v. Government Employees Ins. Co., 2014 N.Y. Slip Op. 24070 (Dis. Ct. Nassau Co. 2014) This is what happens when we all stip to everything.  Now, we end up in Court with the usual arbitration paradigm…
  • Apr 11

    The articulable need test for a provider EBT on a medical necessity case

    The articulable need test for a provider EBT on a medical necessity case
    Arnica Acupuncture P.C. v Interboro Ins. Co., 2014 NY Slip Op 50554(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2014) “However, we find no abuse of discretion in the denial of defendant’s motion to compel the deposition of plaintiff’s…
  • Apr 10

    Staten Island Chiro – what a web you weaved and what a great investigation we did

    Staten Island Chiro – what a web you weaved and what a great investigation we did
    Staten Island Chiropractic v. American Tr. Ins. Co. It is story time here on the blog. I dedicate this post to the work of my former teammates at American Transit Insurance Company.  It was a little more than a year ago that our team,…
Rank this Week: 1281

Insurance Dispute Lawyer Blog

Insurance Dispute Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Uninsured Motorist Coverage: What Are Your Rights?

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

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

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

    Accident Reviews Nature of Employer-Employee Relationship

    Accident Reviews Nature of Employer-Employee Relationship
    If you have ever been injured on the job or if you have ever known an employee who broke the law while on the job, you might know something about an employee-employer relationship and the legal obligations that come with such a relationship.…
Rank this Week: 1312

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: 1335

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: 1650

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law…

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law Blog

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

http://kytortjournal.com
  • Apr 22

    Kentucky Tort Journal Signs Off

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

    Court of Appeals Minutes for September 5th

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

    KLR Reports on $5.1 Million Dollar Verdict!

    KLR Reports on $5.1 Million Dollar Verdict!
    The Kentucky Law Review recently reported on the $5.1 million dollar verdict in Jefferson County. The KLR notes it is one of the highest awards in recent memory and links to the Courier Journal article, discussing the case. Click on the…
Rank this Week: 1706

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/
  • Apr 1

    New Tool For HIPAA Security Assessment

    New Tool For HIPAA Security Assessment
    This past Friday, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, in collaboration with the HHS Office for Civil Rights and HHS Office of the General Counsel, developed a HIPAA “Security Risk Assessment…
  • Mar 12

    Why Medical Practice Mergers Fail (or Fail to Get Off the Ground)

    Why Medical Practice Mergers Fail (or Fail to Get Off the Ground)
    Mergers and acquisitions are exceedingly common in most industries as business leaders have seen the obvious value in consolidation. Even in healthcare, major players such as hospitals and insurance companies are moving to consolidate and…
  • Mar 3

    Physicians Leaving Private Practice for Hospital Employment but at What Cost?

    Physicians Leaving Private Practice for Hospital Employment but at What Cost?
    There was an interesting article published on nytimes.com over the weekend (see ”New Law’s Demands on Doctors Have Many Seeking a Network“) comparing and contrastng the practice of two primary care physicians, one…
Rank this Week: 1716

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: 1806

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Mar 13

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL

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

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie

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

    SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH LTD INSURERS

    SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH LTD INSURERS
    As a follow up to the last post, the US Supreme Court sided with the Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company enforcing its contractual limitations period. In Heimeshoff v Hartford Life and Acc. Insur. Co., ______S.Ct. _______ (2013).…
Rank this Week: 1829

Long Term Disability Law Blog

Long Term Disability Law Blog

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

http://www.longtermdisabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1846

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: 1853

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law…

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Court of Appeals Finds Sun Life Acted Arbitrarily and Capriciously

    Court of Appeals Finds Sun Life Acted Arbitrarily and Capriciously
    Sherry DeLisle continued working after her car crashes in 1998 and 2000. She suffered spinal and closed head injuries.  Her employer, Krandall & Sons, fired her on April 17, 2002, stating that “she was not doing her job.”  Eight…
Rank this Week: 1908

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: 1943

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/
Rank this Week: 2010

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: 2043

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
  • Feb 26

    Personal Injury Coverage Does not Apply to Data Breach

    Personal Injury Coverage Does not Apply to Data Breach
    According to a Law360 report, Sony Units Denied Coverage For Suits Tied To Cyber Attack (subscription required), a New York state judge ruled last Friday in the Zurich v. Sony insurance litigation that the stealing of consumer information…
  • Feb 25

    FTC Calls for National Data Security Standards as Proposed Legislation Stall

    FTC Calls for National Data Security Standards as Proposed Legislation Stall
    In congressional testimony, the Federal Trade Commission’s Chairwoman, Edith Ramirez, recently reiterated the FTC’s call for stronger data security laws, while federal legislation concerning data security and breach notification…
  • Feb 4

    Assessing Cyber Threats - The Blind Spot Between Perception and Realty

    Assessing Cyber Threats - The Blind Spot Between Perception and Realty
    A recent survey by the Ponemon Institute entitled, “Cyber Security Incident Response: Are We as Prepared as We Think?,” suggests that many companies lack the mechanisms to meaningfully address cyber risk. Among the survey’s…
Rank this Week: 2138

Georgia Insurance Defense Lawyer…

Georgia Insurance Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers employer liability, food liability, insurance bad faith, CGL policy, and medical malpractice topics. By Levy & Pruett.

http://www.georgiainsurancedefenselawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2145

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

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

    Overstating Your Restrictions & Limitations May Harm Your Claim

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

    DON’T FORGET SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS

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

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

    FEDERAL COURT REPRIMANDS UNUM FOR ATTEMPTING TO RE-WRITE POLICY TO TERMINATE DISABILITY CLAIM
    On March 24, 2014, a federal judge in Ohio reprimanded Unum for attempting to re-write the terms of its own policy in order to cut off disability benefits of one of its insured physicians. The plaintiff in Jalali v. Unum Life Insurance…
Rank this Week: 2234

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: 2355

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…
  • 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…
  • Oct 7

    More on Electric Car Charging Stations – for Community Association

    More on Electric Car Charging Stations – for Community Association
    A reader of  my post here sent me an e-mail message raising concerns about whether installing charging stations could make a community association an unlicensed electric power re-seller.  The reader raised an important issue.  As…
Rank this Week: 2424

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/
  • Mar 18

    Mitigating Cyber Risk: Strategies to Reduce Exposure

    Mitigating Cyber Risk: Strategies to Reduce Exposure
    It’s official—cybersecurity is now a top-ranked risk at the board level, according to the “Lloyds Risk Index 2013.” This should make digital risk a focus of senior corporate management. Those managing corporate risk should leverage…
  • Feb 19

    Common Policyholder Pitfalls When Navigating London Aviation Insurance Claim

    Common Policyholder Pitfalls When Navigating London Aviation Insurance Claim
    By Dennis Cusack and Erica Villanueva Maintaining appropriate insurance is critical for the entire aviation industry. Many US-based airlines, aircraft owners/financiers, and aircraft lease servicers devote significant resources at the front…
  • Oct 8

    The CGL “Business Risk” Exclusion

    The CGL “Business Risk” Exclusion
    I recently came upon an interesting case from the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit that examined the complex and confusing Commercial General Liability (CGL) “business risk” exclusions. Oxford Aviation, Inc. et al. v.…
Rank this Week: 2638

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: 2656

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: 2873

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridainsuranceclaimslawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
  • Apr 8

    When your insurer lets you down

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

    New Florida Bad Faith Insurance Decision

    New Florida Bad Faith Insurance Decision
    Residents in Palm Beach, Miami, and throughout southern Florida count on their insurance providers to be there when they need them. The entire purpose of paying premiums into an insurance policy is to provide peace of mind, knowing that…
Rank this Week: 2907

Florida Insurance Claim Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claim Lawyer Blog

By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

http://www.floridainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2945

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: 2948

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

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

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    Medical Clinic Not Responsible For Patient Who Causes An Automobile Accident

    Medical Clinic Not Responsible For Patient Who Causes An Automobile Accident
    An elderly patient was examined during a scheduled appointment with a medical clinic. The patient was observed to be unstable. She advised the doctor's office that she was under a lot of stress due to concern over her daughter being…
  • Jan 31

    No Insurance Coverage Available Because LLC Was Not A Named Insured

    No Insurance Coverage Available Because LLC Was Not A Named Insured
    No Insurance Coverage Available Because LLC Was Not A Named Insured No coverage was available to a limited liability company when it was not named as an insured in the liability insurance policy. An individual by the name of Kouk owned…
  • Jan 2

    Perjury

    Perjury
    Plaintiff filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Defendant that arose out of a gas pressure vessel explosion on an oil and gas lease. During the discovery phase of the lawsuit, a deposition was conducted of the former co-plaintiff in…
Rank this Week: 2969