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Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 27

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Mar 27

    Notes from the London Underground

    Notes from the London Underground
    The D&O Diary was in London this week for meetings and a couple of industry events. Though my schedule on this visit was full, I did have a little time between meetings for a bit of touristing. I have been to London many times…
  • Mar 25

    Guest Post: Is Employee Awareness and Training the Holy Grail of Cybersecurity?

    Guest Post: Is Employee Awareness and Training the Holy Grail of Cybersecurity?
    In the current environment, most organizations are aware of the potential threats to their firms from a breach of their data systems and networks. Among the ways companies can protect themselves from these types of threats is through improved…
  • Mar 25

    Facts, Opinions, Omissions, and Context: The U.S. Supreme Court Issues Omnicare Opinion

    Facts, Opinions, Omissions, and Context: The U.S. Supreme Court Issues Omnicare Opinion
    In a March 24, 2015 opinion in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund (here), the U.S. Supreme Court set aside the Sixth Circuit’s ruling that allegations of “objective falsity” were…
Rank this Week: 204

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/
  • Mar 25

    McRaith Offers Additional Information on the April 13 Deadline for TRIA Disclosure Notice

    McRaith Offers Additional Information on the April 13 Deadline for TRIA Disclosure Notice
    Michael McRaith, the Director of the Federal Insurance Office, has offered useful information, linked here, regarding the TRIA disclosure notices to supplement the February 6 interim guidance. The interim guidance called for an April 13, 2015…
  • Mar 23

    Internal Revenue Service finds Contracts protecting against Foreign Currency Fluctuations not to be Insurance

    Internal Revenue Service finds Contracts protecting against Foreign Currency Fluctuations not to be Insurance
    Companies looking to establish insurance coverage, especially in situations involving a captive type of arrangement, will, as always, need to focus on the qualification of the coverage as insurance for U.S. federal income tax purposes. While…
  • Mar 23

    Connecticut Governor Appoints Insurance Commissioner

    Connecticut Governor Appoints Insurance Commissioner
    On March 20, 2015, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that Katharine L. Wade will be the new Commissioner of the Connecticut Insurance Department (the “Department”). Ms. Wade has over 20 years of experience in the…
Rank this Week: 248

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Mar 27

    Three-Vehicle Crash Injures Several In Pasadena

    Three-Vehicle Crash Injures Several In Pasadena
    Pictured above: Police officials at the scene of the accident  This Tuesday, just before 7am, an accident that involved three cars and several people occurred on Spencer Highway in Pasadena, Texas. An unidentified woman was driving a…
  • Mar 26

    Zimmer Persona Recalls Knee Replacement Plate Has Been Recalled

    Zimmer Persona Recalls Knee Replacement Plate Has Been Recalled
    On March 12, Zimmer Persona recalled more than 11,600 of their personalized artificial knee component. The recall of these particular knee replacements primarily impacted all lots and size of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plates.…
  • Mar 25

    Drunk Driver Kills Woman in Farmers Branch, TX

    Drunk Driver Kills Woman in Farmers Branch, TX
    Last Friday night, at around 10:30, a woman was killed in a drunk driving car crash in Farmers Branch, Texas. The accident occurred at the intersection of Webb Chapel Road and Valwood Parkway. The woman, who has been identified as…
Rank this Week: 393

National Insurance Law Forum

National Insurance Law Forum

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

http://www.insurancelawforum.com/
Rank this Week: 423

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/
  • Mar 13

    The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Infographic

    The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Infographic
    Every year around this time, the Internal Revenue Service publishes a list of the year’s “Dirty Dozen Tax Scams”. Here they are as an infographic courtesy of  The Accounting School Guide. Source:…
  • Feb 12

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?
    Illinois legislation, the first in the country, recently authorized a new state sponsored retirement savings vehicle called the Secure Choice Savings Program (Secure Choice). The program is aimed at upwards of 2 million Illinois workers who…
  • Feb 10

    401(k) Loans: A “Temporary Band-Aid”?

    401(k) Loans: A “Temporary Band-Aid”?
    That’s not my metaphor which is why it’s in quotes. It belongs to Eve Tahmincioglu, the Career Diva, about whom I wrote in 2008. Eve wrote a blog post about the increasing number of 401(k) loans, It’s for retirement…
Rank this Week: 376

The Medicare Compliance Blog

The Medicare Compliance Blog

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

http://themedicarecomplianceblog.com/
  • Oct 6

    Humana v. Farmers – Medicare Advantage Plans at Issue

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

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

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

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide
    On May 29, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amended the recently released Workers’ Compensation Reference Guide published in February 2014. The changes affect medical review, treating physician reports,…
Rank this Week: 419

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

Features new case law and insurance regulations on insurance coverage issues with a focus on the Pacific Northwest.

http://sohalang.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 587

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: 494

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: 2440

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/
  • Mar 27

    Fix to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Delayed

    Fix to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Delayed
    According to usatoday.com, The U.S. Senate will not act on legislation to fix the 21% pay cut under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule before it goes into effect on April 1.  Although the House passed legislation earlier this week which…
  • Mar 25

    CMS Prepares for Physician Fee Schedule Cut

    CMS Prepares for Physician Fee Schedule Cut
    As of today’s date, Congress has not yet fixed or even patched the expected 21% cut to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.  A eNews alert sent out today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services notifies physicians of the…
  • Mar 23

    Pennsylvania Senate Bill would Limit Retroactive Denial

    Pennsylvania Senate Bill would Limit Retroactive Denial
    These days, more often than not, physicians and up on the short end of the stick when it comes to new health care legislation. However, last month a bill was introduced by Senator David Argall which, if passed, would give physicians and other…
Rank this Week: 1139

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Holding Trucking Companies Responsible When Mechanical Issues Lead to Tragic Crashe

    Holding Trucking Companies Responsible When Mechanical Issues Lead to Tragic Crashe
    Large trucks have the potential to cause terrible accidents. Whether the victim is an employee or a bystander, large truck accidents are frightening and tragic. The tragedy of a truck-related fatality is compounded when the investigation…
  • Mar 25

    Child Care Injuries in Northern California

    Child Care Injuries in Northern California
    While our culture often defines success by looking at someone’s material possessions, our work reminds us every day that our own health and the well-being of our loved ones that truly matters most. From the moment your child is born,…
  • Mar 24

    Oakland Apartment Fire Attorney on Civilian Deaths in Residential Fire

    Oakland Apartment Fire Attorney on Civilian Deaths in Residential Fire
    Many of us have sat before a burning fire and marveled at its intricacy and beauty. While fire can be fascinating, it remains one of the most powerful and dangerous forces known to man. As described below, residential fires pose a greater…
Rank this Week: 2893

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Mar 27

    So I Have A Boat In My Front Yard Following Super Storm Sandy; Will My Flood Insurer Cover The Removal Of It And Other Non-Owned Debris? - Part 3

    So I Have A Boat In My Front Yard Following Super Storm Sandy; Will My Flood Insurer Cover The Removal Of It And Other Non-Owned Debris? - Part 3
    A common scenario after Sandy was that folks ended up with all sorts of debris scattered across their properties that had been deposited by the powerful storm. Things like boats, docks, parts of structures and plants and sand were left…
  • Mar 25

    Venue - Where Should I File My Lawsuit?

    Venue - Where Should I File My Lawsuit?
    Venue refers to the place where a lawsuit may be brought. If more than one county is proper, the plaintiff may choose where to file. There is a strong presumption in favor of the plaintiff's choice. The party seeking a change of venue has the…
  • Mar 24

    Title Insurer May be Sued for Negligence in Florida

    Title Insurer May be Sued for Negligence in Florida
    When representing policyholders we are always trying to make our clients whole through the payment of attorneys’ fees or other costs of litigation. The basis behind this is, had the insurance company paid what they were supposed to in…
Rank this Week: 4927

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Mar 27

    Insurance coverage for asbestos-related liabilitie

    Insurance coverage for asbestos-related liabilitie
    Every once in a while, I wonder where the last 30 years have gone, and I think about all the cases and clients that we’ve handled during that time. A lot has changed since I started practicing law. In the old days, for example, we…
  • Feb 23

    "Ordinance or Law" Coverage for Costs of Repair

    "Ordinance or Law" Coverage for Costs of Repair
    I was saddened to learn that Judge Ruggero Aldisert, formerly of the Third Circuit, recently passed away.  I never had the privilege of appearing before Judge Aldisert, and I never met the man, but I feel indebted to him for writing two…
  • Jan 26

    Independent Counsel and the Insurance Company's Duty to Defend

    Independent Counsel and the Insurance Company's Duty to Defend
    I know that this is hard to believe, but even when an insurance company complies with its duty to defend, the interests of the insurance company and its policyholder may not be aligned.  The policyholder may want to settle, while the…
Rank this Week: 2105

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    More March (Open Enrollment) Madne

    More March (Open Enrollment) Madne
    As we noted a few weeks ago, Our Betters in DC© have (illegally) extended Open Enrollment season for those who flaunted the (evil) Individual Mandate last year:"The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a…
  • Mar 26

    Outstanding Carrier Trick

    Outstanding Carrier Trick
    A few months ago, I "inherited" a small group from a colleague transitioning out of that side of the business. One of the challenges with this process is that the new agent doesn't have any of the original paperwork (applications, etc) to…
  • Mar 26

    And The Winner Is ........

    And The Winner Is ........
    Obamacare is 5 years (and a few days) old.If you listen to the administration, and news media, this is a popular program.Of course the same administration thought it was a good idea to swap 5 terrorists for a deserter.So how is Obamacare…
Rank this Week: 763

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

Covers global insurance and reinsurance law and news. By Goldberg Segalla.

http://www.insurerereport.com/
Rank this Week: 1649

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3516

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3580

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: 4892

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    ERISA Plan? How Do You Know?

    ERISA Plan? How Do You Know?
    Fort Worth lawyers who handle ERISA plans have learned that almost all companies that have their own employee insurance plans will claim they are ERISA plans. The real question though is - are they? Knowing which employee plans are true...
  • Mar 24

    Hail Storm Claim

    Hail Storm Claim
    Parker County lawyers who handle hail storm claims should keep up legislation dealing with the topic. The Insurance Journal published an article that should be read. The title of the article is, Bills Aimed At Property Claims Litigation…
  • Mar 22

    Renters Insurance And Breach Of Contract

    Renters Insurance And Breach Of Contract
    Irving insurance lawyers wishing to sue for breach of contract in an insurance dispute need to read this Houston Court of Appeals opinion styled, Zatorski v. USAA. Zatorski owned a high-rise, loft residence in Houston. A kitchen pipe broke…
Rank this Week: 3884

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/
  • Mar 26

    Homeowners’ Insurance Policies and Exclusions for Long-Term Leak

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

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie
      The State of Florida is a bicycle rider’s paradise. With virtually year around sunshine and warm weather as well as miles and miles of incredibly beautiful coastline, it should come as no surprise that bicycles are a common sight…
  • Dec 29

    Delray Beach Automobile Accident Attorney

    Delray Beach Automobile Accident Attorney
    If you were involved in a car accident, of course you want to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for your losses, injuries and expenses, including medical bills, lost income, automobile and property damage and more.…
Rank this Week: 4755

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Mascio v. Colvin: Disability Benefits Appeal

    Mascio v. Colvin: Disability Benefits Appeal
    Mascio v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, involved claimant who applied for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and the Social Security Administration (SSA) denied her claim for…
  • Mar 23

    Wounded Warriors Denied for Social Security Disability Benefit

    Wounded Warriors Denied for Social Security Disability Benefit
    During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it was impossible to watch the news without seeing the consequences to brave men and women of our armed forces. Many were killed, and even more were sent home with serious disabilities…
  • Mar 21

    Disability Advocates Urge SSDI Reform

    Disability Advocates Urge SSDI Reform
    If you are disabled and in the process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, or are currently a recipient of SSDI benefits, you are probably paying close attention to the massive news coverage of the impending…
Rank this Week: 1728

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
  • Mar 25

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing

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

    TEST

    TEST
    In a significant decision the Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that claims-made-and-reported requirements in claims made policies should be enforced as written. An insured's failure to report a claim during the time required by the policy…
  • 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: 3642

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
Rank this Week: 1357

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    California Insurance Code section 10110.6 - Applies to Employer Group Plan Document

    California Insurance Code section 10110.6 - Applies to Employer Group Plan Document
    Back in December 2013, we announced an early victory we won on behalf of a client under California Insurance Code section 10110.6. Well, we did it again! First, some background. Section 10110.6 was enacted effective January 1, 2012. Its…
  • Mar 23

    Long-term Care Insurer Fined Over Failure to Pay Timely Claim

    Long-term Care Insurer Fined Over Failure to Pay Timely Claim
    Recently, the Commerce Department of Minnesota fined Bankers Life and Casualty Company $20,000, as a result of complaints about the long term care insurer's failure to pay timely claims and pay interest. "Consumers invest in long-term care…
  • Feb 28

    Watch out for ambiguous, or even deceptive language in communications regarding employee benefits!

    Watch out for ambiguous, or even deceptive language in communications regarding employee benefits!
    A common problem we see in correspondence from insurance companies to insureds is ambiguous and misleading language. A new life insurance matter we are handling provides a perfect example: In this case, a woman who had just been diagnosed…
Rank this Week: 1535

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/
  • Mar 24

    Finding a Needle in a Stack of Needles: DOL Makes Hay on Bad Plan

    Finding a Needle in a Stack of Needles: DOL Makes Hay on Bad Plan
    The DOL fiscal year facts sheet for 2014 has some real interesting (and scary) facts.  The DOL claims that the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) oversees the administration of 684,000 retirement plans, 2.4 million health…
  • Mar 19

    What Makes An Average Defined Contribution Plan?

    What Makes An Average Defined Contribution Plan?
    When I am meeting with plan sponsors to review the specifics of their defined contribution retirement plans, I am routinely asked about how they compare to other plans.  Notwithstanding the variety of sizes of plans, it’s not…
  • Mar 9

    ERISA Equitable Relief: Reversing Rochow

    ERISA Equitable Relief: Reversing Rochow
    Previously I had written about the 6th Circuit’s expansion of what constitutes appropriate remedies under ERISA, when it affirmed a judgment directing a disability insurer to pay not just benefits due, but also $2.8 million in…
Rank this Week: 1472

Boston Workers Compensation…

Boston Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2056

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

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

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Mar 24

    Email Piracy – Using Email to Steal Money

    Email Piracy – Using Email to Steal Money
    Hackers are now using email in different and creative ways to steal money from small businesses – Email Piracy – so make sure your Cyber Risk Insurance covers this type of loss. Email Piracy is a new trend and is simpler than bank…
  • Mar 12

    Healthcare Data Breach & Cyber Risk Insurance

    Healthcare Data Breach & Cyber Risk Insurance
    Healthcare organizations have significant cyber risk exposure, as demonstrated by the Anthem breach, and should carry Cyber Risk Insurance. Smaller healthcare organizations also have significant exposure and breaches can develop in unexpected…
  • Mar 10

    Cyber Risk Insurance & Insurance Agent Training

    Cyber Risk Insurance & Insurance Agent Training
    Cyber Risk insurance has become a critical coverage for virtually all organizations, but the coverage is new, varies between insurers and continues to change. How does an insurance agent or broker keep up to best support his or her customers?…
Rank this Week: 764

First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Transparency, Technology’s Next Gift to the Legal Department

    Transparency, Technology’s Next Gift to the Legal Department
    Introduction Q: What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer? A: A bad lawyer makes your case drag on for years. A good lawyer makes it last even longer. Q: What’s the difference between a jellyfish and a lawyer?…
  • Mar 17

    Seven Reasons You Should Stop Emailing about Claims Litigation Today

    Seven Reasons You Should Stop Emailing about Claims Litigation Today
    Introduction Emailing is the modern day cigarette. Everyone knows they shouldn’t do it; however, everyone keeps doing it. Everyone hates the fact that they spend all day in their email inbox, but each morning they check email from…
  • Mar 10

    Litigation Project Management: Building Your Homeowners Insurance Litigation Skyscraper

    Litigation Project Management: Building Your Homeowners Insurance Litigation Skyscraper
    * Note: this is an article I wrote for Claims Journal; however, I wanted to share this article with the First Party Property Insurance Blog Community. If you already read it, then you are amazing. Whether you have read it or not, I need…
Rank this Week: 1545

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Mar 23

    Contesting Wills and Estates: What Elements are Needed for Legitimacy?

    Contesting Wills and Estates: What Elements are Needed for Legitimacy?
    In a recent issue of Maclean’s Magazine, the story of David Bull was shared to millions of readers throughout the country. In essence, Mr. Bull was left out of his father’s will and decided to contest the validity of the document…
  • Mar 20

    Personal Injury Lawyers Recommend Recording Details of Accident Scene

    Personal Injury Lawyers Recommend Recording Details of Accident Scene
    As reported in Global News, a man from Vancouver Island crashed his car into a power pole at 60kmph in the wee hours of the morning last January 11. Andrew MacDonald was trapped in his car until firefighters arrived at the scene. Despite his…
  • Mar 18

    Victoria, BC Lawyers Lead Distracted Driving Program for Young Driver

    Victoria, BC Lawyers Lead Distracted Driving Program for Young Driver
    Due to the growing number of young drivers involved in car accidents as a result of distracted driving, the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia is taking the initiative to launch a program addressing this concern. Victoria, BC…
Rank this Week: 2148

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury, medical malpractice and workers compensation law. By Ackerman Law Office, P.C.

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Indiana Workers Compensation – Interview with George Patrick

    Indiana Workers Compensation – Interview with George Patrick
      We had the honor of having George Patrick, a workers compensation lawyer from Indiana, on the radio on Saturday, March 14, 2015, Pi day.  His interview is here.  This is especially interesting to me because I have heard so…
  • Feb 22

    Medical Records as Hearsay in Workers Compensation Claim

    Medical Records as Hearsay in Workers Compensation Claim
    In worker’s compensation claims employees and employers typically put medical records of the petitioner and evidence. The doctors are often not usually called as witnesses.  Recent changes to the Worker’s Compensation Act…
  • Jan 20

    Wage Loss and PPD Award in Consolidated Case

    Wage Loss and PPD Award in Consolidated Case
        If the petitioner has two cases the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission can award both a permanent partial disability award and a wage loss differential award. Go here to see a video of me discussing the case Deerfield case…
Rank this Week: 3322

Comitz Beethe's Disability…

Comitz Beethe's Disability Insurance Claim Blog

Covers disability insurance claims, claim tips, insurer profiles, insurance industry news, and case studies.

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

    Ed Comitz Selected as one of Arizona’s Top 100 Lawyers by Az Business Magazine

    Ed Comitz Selected as one of Arizona’s Top 100 Lawyers by Az Business Magazine
      Attorney Ed Comitz, the head of the healthcare and disability insurance practice at Comitz | Beethe, was chosen by Az Business as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona. Attorneys throughout the state were nominated by their firms…
  • Mar 2

    Disability Buyout Policie

    Disability Buyout Policie
    Have you ever wondered about disability buyout insurance for doctors and dentists? Attorney Patrick T. Stanley gives a comprehensive overview of these policies on Comitz Beethe’s healthcare transactions and litigation blog. Check it out…
  • Feb 11

    Disability Insurer Profiles: Northwestern Mutual

    Disability Insurer Profiles: Northwestern Mutual
    In this series, we’re taking a look at some of the most popular disability insurance companies for doctors.  See our profiles of MassMutual and MetLife.  Northwestern Mutual is another disability insurer that specifically…
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ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Mar 19

    “CBO Says . . .”

    “CBO Says . . .”
    It’s a Capitol Hill game. Anything that has any significant budgetary consequence may be lauded or condemned based on the Congressional Budget Office forecast of that consequence. So what has the CBO said about ACA subsidy payments,…
  • Mar 13

    HDHP Family Coverage Cost Sharing Limit Put Simply

    HDHP Family Coverage Cost Sharing Limit Put Simply
    The HHS 2016 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters was the usual grab bag of regulatory minutiae, but some things were more easily grabbed than others. So, HHS has published a good, simple explanation of how the annual cost sharing limit…
  • Mar 4

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – First Read of the Omen

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – First Read of the Omen
    Apologizing to our readers for having advertised live audio that wasn’t, you really can find the Wall Street Journal’s live blog entries here.    The Court’s official audio and…
Rank this Week: 1768

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Mar 18

    The Continuing Erosion of the Physical Loss or Damage Requirement under First-Party Insurance Policie

    The Continuing Erosion of the Physical Loss or Damage Requirement under First-Party Insurance Policie
    Here is a link to my most recent article, titled “Finding Coverage in the Absence of Actual Damage: The Continuing Erosion of the Physical Loss or Damage Requirement under First-Party Insurance Policies,” which appeared in the…
  • Feb 19

    New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Two Insurance Bad Faith Decision

    New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Two Insurance Bad Faith Decision
    On February 18, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued two bad faith decisions, Badiali v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group, (A-48-12) (071931), and Wadeer v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company, (A-54) (072010).  The…
  • Feb 13

    N.J. Federal Court Holds Suit-Limitation Provision No Bar to Sandy Claim

    N.J. Federal Court Holds Suit-Limitation Provision No Bar to Sandy Claim
    The general statute of limitations for breach of contract actions in New Jersey is six years.  That statute generally applies to claims seeking recovery under an insurance policy.  Most first-party property insurance policies,…
Rank this Week: 2128

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 16

    STOLI Issues Reach Two Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal: One Goes to the Source for Answers to Certified Question

    STOLI Issues Reach Two Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal: One Goes to the Source for Answers to Certified Question
    Two federal circuit courts of appeals recently had before them cases involving stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) issues. In one, the appeals court decided to certify questions about state law to the highest court of the state in…
  • Mar 12

    Judge Orders Appointment of Trustee for Life Settlements Investment Company

    Judge Orders Appointment of Trustee for Life Settlements Investment Company
    A federal bankruptcy court this month ordered the appointment of a trustee to run Life Partners Holdings, Inc., because of what the judge said was gross mismanagement by the company. The Securities and Exchange Commission had sought…
  • Mar 9

    Report: Life Settlement Fund to Liquidate

    Report: Life Settlement Fund to Liquidate
    “Any possibility of rehabilitating Tranen Capital Ltd. and its life settlement fund Tranen Capital Alternative Investment Fund . . . has ended with proceedings to liquidate,” according to The Deal Pipeline, in a March 3 article,…
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The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

Covers structured settlements and related products and services from the insurance and legal communities.

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Mar 16

    Life Insurance Industry Forecast: Smooth Sailing Ahead

    Life Insurance Industry Forecast: Smooth Sailing Ahead
      March 16, 2015 – Demonstrating that good news often travels in threes, I’m pleased to unfurl the attached triad of recent links which point to “smooth sailing” for the life insurance industry in 2015: A.M. Best:…
  • Mar 2

    Economists Say YES to Annuitie

    Economists Say YES to Annuitie
    March 2, 2015 -With Superbowl XLIX recently concluded, if you played for the New England Patriots, CONGRATULATIONS!  Earning a Superbowl ring puts you in very elite company. With the 87th Academy Awards now behind us, if you were among…
  • Feb 16

    Happy Birthday, George

    Happy Birthday, George
    February 16, 2015 – If you’re off work today here in the United States, it may surprise you to know that it’s not because Presidents Day is a federal holiday since no such holiday exists. 5 USC § 6103(a) does, however,…
Rank this Week: 2045

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
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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: 2774

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 11

    6TH CIRCUIT ISSUES MAJOR DECISION -DISGORGEMENT OF PROFITS EARNED BY INSURANCE COMPANY NOT ALLOWED

    6TH CIRCUIT ISSUES MAJOR DECISION -DISGORGEMENT OF PROFITS EARNED BY INSURANCE COMPANY NOT ALLOWED
    In Rochow v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 3532 (6th Cir. 2015), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (the Court) en banc overturned a previous decision of a 3 judge panel that had allowed plaintiff's claim for the disgorgement…
  • Feb 25

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS
    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently determined that LTD Insurer-MetLife wrongfully denied a claimant's request for LTD benefits. SMDA was retained by the claimant after her administrative remedies had been…
  • Jan 8

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna
    SMDA recently convinced Long Term Disability Insurer Cigna to reverse its original claims denial decision by filing a comprehensive administrative appeal. SMDA was retained by a very nice client who was having significant mental health…
Rank this Week: 1027

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Mar 9

    US District Court in Texas Finds Plaintiffs Lack Article III Standing in PHI Breach

    US District Court in Texas Finds Plaintiffs Lack Article III Standing in PHI Breach
    Beverly Peters v. St. Joseph Services Corporation d/b/a St. Joseph Health Care System was a class action that arose out of a data breach of the defendant-health care service provider. It was alleged in the action that malicious hackers…
  • Mar 5

    Gaps in Security The Increasing Need for Cyber Coverage

    Gaps in Security The Increasing Need for Cyber Coverage
    The following article was written by Brian Bassett and Guy Hollingsworth.  Brian is a Partner with Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP. Guy is a Claims Manager with AmTrust North America. Thanks guys! Rick We live in an…
  • Feb 8

    California Prosecutors Settle PHI Breach with Retailer

    California Prosecutors Settle PHI Breach with Retailer
    Beginning in 2012, California environmental regulators and others began investigating the grocery store chain Safeway relating to the company’s waste disposal practices. During the investigation, certain documents listing medical and…
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RandyWallace

RandyWallace

Blog about current issues in Mississippi law including personal injury, divorce and insurance.

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 9

    Law and the Outdoor

    Law and the Outdoor
    Found this little jewel while researching something else. Many men, including this writer, feel that a person who has never seen squirrels jump from limb to limb in the deep swamp on a frosty Fall morning; or has never heard a wild turkey…
  • Feb 27

    How not to respond to a question in court

    How not to respond to a question in court
    Kate Royals at The Clarion Ledger reports: Grady Gibbons of Brandon, who appeared before Chancery Judge Dan Fairly in a divorce case, said Fairly wrongfully accused him of shaving to avoid a court ordered hair follicle test and threw him in…
  • Feb 24

    Search terms……….Ask Randy v2

    Search terms……….Ask Randy v2
    Version 2 of my previous blog post Ask Randy.   As stated in the previous post, it is a combination of Dear Abby, ask a friend and general Mississippi legal advice.  If you have a specific legal issue contact an attorney…
Rank this Week: 1873

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Mar 3

    Ruling on a question of law – is a…

    Ruling on a question of law – is a severance package received by the plaintiff deductible from the amount awarded for past and future loss of income.  The court found that the private insurance exception to the general rule against…
  • Mar 3

    The defendants brought a summary judgment…

    The defendants brought a summary judgment application to have the plaintiff’s action dismissed as barred by the Limitations Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, c. 24, on the basis the plaintiff’s action was commenced two years and 21 days after…
  • Mar 2

    Summary judgment application to determine…

    Summary judgment application to determine the meaning of the word “load” in the following exclusion clause:  “The weight of the load exceeding the registered lifting or supporting capacity of any machine.”…
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The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

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

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Mar 2

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table
    CMS issued a notification on the CMS website that as of April 1, 2015, CMS will begin referencing CDC’s Table 1: Life table for the total population: United States, 2010, (Vol. 63, No. 7) for WCMSA life expectancy calculations. This…
  • Feb 23

    Medicare Beneficiary Sues “CSM Medicare Set-Aside Philiphidia” for Abuse

    Medicare Beneficiary Sues “CSM Medicare Set-Aside Philiphidia” for Abuse
    On February 18, 2015, the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a pro se civil complaint filed by a resident of Waldorf, MD formerly employed by Securiguard, Inc. Ms. Treakle settled her 1999 work injury in 2006 for…
  • Feb 12

    Courts Can Only Enforce the Law, Making MSAs Tricky at TIme

    Courts Can Only Enforce the Law, Making MSAs Tricky at TIme
    The most important thing you can do in any settlement involving a Medicare beneficiary is thoroughly memorialize the measures taken to protect Medicare’s interests. Vague mention in passing can lead to settlements blowing up or one of…
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Risk Worldwide Blog

Risk Worldwide Blog

Covers asset protection, disaster response, and insurance recovery.

http://www.riskworldwide.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2786