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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: 29

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Feb 20

    Melbourne

    Melbourne
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Australia this week, for meetings and for little bit of a look around. The first stop on this sojourn down under was in Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria, on the Southeastern quadrant of…
  • Feb 19

    A Closer Look at Securities Litigation Involving Life Sciences Companie

    A Closer Look at Securities Litigation Involving Life Sciences Companie
    As I noted in my survey of 2016 securities class action litigation (here), one of the factors contributing to the rise in securities litigation last year was the volume of litigation filed against companies in the life sciences sector.…
  • Feb 16

    Book Review: Federal Securities Litigation

    Book Review: Federal Securities Litigation
    The interpretation and application of the federal securities laws has in recent years proven to be a rapidly changing arena. For that reason, it is a particularly welcome development that the authors of the “Federal Securities…
Rank this Week: 829

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Feb 20

    Limitations periods and notice provisions in insurance policie

    Limitations periods and notice provisions in insurance policie
    When I was a kid in Maplewood, New Jersey, our next-door neighbor was a feisty Irish widow named Anne Byrne.  (She was related to our former Governor, Brendan Byrne, but I forget how.)  When I would do something stupid, which…
  • Jan 21

    The Shortcomings of D&O Insurance

    The Shortcomings of D&O Insurance
    Here’s how a major insurance company (Travelers) describes D&O insurance: “Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability insurance helps cover defense costs and damages (awards and settlements) arising out of wrongful act…
  • Dec 22

    Policy rescission because of misrepresentations on an insurance application

    Policy rescission because of misrepresentations on an insurance application
    There’s an old joke about lawyers and clients. A man is flying in a hot-air balloon and realizes he’s lost. He spots a guy down below. He lowers the balloon and shouts, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised my friend I…
Rank this Week: 1589

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 1848

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Ethical Conundrum: Who owns your cells?

    Ethical Conundrum: Who owns your cells?
    Sometimes the tech threatens to overwhelm the law. For example, we've posted before about who actually owns the data that various medical devices gather:"Hugo Campos has [an ICD] buried in his chest to help keep him alive. But he has no idea…
  • Feb 16

    Beware of geeks bearing gifts marked “free stuff”. They lie.

    Beware of geeks bearing gifts marked “free stuff”. They lie.
    Occasionally some member of America’s health-policy leadership triumvirate – a politician, a government bureaucrat, a starry-eyed pundit  - repeats the notion that Americans have a “right to healthcare” and that…
  • Feb 16

    From the P&C Files: A Very Big Deal, Indeed

    From the P&C Files: A Very Big Deal, Indeed
    For want of a nail, so the story goes, a kingdom was lost. In this case, the "kingdom" may well be the Sunshine State's homeowner's insurance market:"An Ohio insurance-rating company has warned that recent court rulings and skyrocketing…
Rank this Week: 312

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

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

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Churches Need Liability Insurance Just Like Everyone Else!

    Churches Need Liability Insurance Just Like Everyone Else!
    You don’t always think about a church needing liability insurance. Churches are bad, in fact,  churches are known for doing good. Some church groups engage in food banks, food drives, clothing centers, and all sorts of work to make…
  • Feb 17

    Living in Oklahoma’s Tornado Alley and Needing Insurance

    Living in Oklahoma’s Tornado Alley and Needing Insurance
    Living in Oklahoma means living with tornadoes, and living with tornadoes means having to deal with tornado damage. The damage caused by tornadoes can be catastrophic. The aftermath can leave whole towns devastated. Comfort can be found in…
  • Feb 7

    Lessons That Can Be Learned From State Farm’s Highly Efficient Oklahoma Claim Practice

    Lessons That Can Be Learned From State Farm’s Highly Efficient Oklahoma Claim Practice
    You can learn a lot by observing what others do. If they have a better way of adjusting claims, then it probably pays to imitate their processes. You should also pay attention to things that don’t work. Intelligent people imitate…
Rank this Week: 3910

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

Covers banking, finance and insurance law in South Africa. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
Rank this Week: 1698

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Feb 19

    Be Sure to Tell Your Carrier the Reason Why Your Witness is Significant to Their Investigation

    Be Sure to Tell Your Carrier the Reason Why Your Witness is Significant to Their Investigation
    It is well established in Arizona that an insurance “carrier has an obligation to immediately conduct an adequate investigation, act reasonably in evaluating the claim, and act promptly in paying a legitimate claim.”1 The Arizona…
  • Feb 18

    Denial Letters in Federal Flood Claim

    Denial Letters in Federal Flood Claim
    A recent case out of the District of New Jersey addressed language in the Standard Flood Insurance Policy (“SFIP”) that permits the insured to bring suit within one year after “the date of the written denial of all or part…
  • Feb 17

    Something is Wrong: My Insurance Company is Stalling

    Something is Wrong: My Insurance Company is Stalling
    Frustration is starting to set in for many policyholders with Hurricane Matthew claims. Here are few tips for those who are concerned that they are not being properly indemnified. 90 days have passed: Confirmation of Coverage is Due We are…
Rank this Week: 4978

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/
  • Feb 19

    Abuse Of Discretion – ERISA

    Abuse Of Discretion – ERISA
    Dallas and Fort Worth lawyers who handle ERISA claims need to read this recent Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division opinion.  It is styled, Martha Shindoll v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Company. Shindoll had an ERISA plan…
  • Feb 18

    Interpreting An Insurance Policy

    Interpreting An Insurance Policy
    One of the first things Dallas and Fort Worth insurance lawyers want to do in an insurance case is to read the policy.  The next thing would be to know how the courts interpret policies.  A recent article from the State Bar of…
  • Feb 16

    How Relevant Is a Misrepresentation

    How Relevant Is a Misrepresentation
    As most Llano insurance  lawyers can tell someone, the answer to the titled questions is:  It Depends! A 1976, Waco Court of Appeals opinion gives some guidance on an answer.  The case is styled, Westchester Fire Insurance…
Rank this Week: 4112

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    Social Security Disability Appeal Successful

    Social Security Disability Appeal Successful
    In a recent case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, claimant applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, and his application was denied by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).…
  • Feb 15

    SSDI Appeal Results in Affirmation of Denial

    SSDI Appeal Results in Affirmation of Denial
    In a recent SSDI case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the claimant was denied an award of benefits after a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ).  An ALJ is an employee of the United States…
  • Feb 12

    Second Amendment Rights and Disability Benefit

    Second Amendment Rights and Disability Benefit
    There is clearly a huge debate going on in this country about the Second Amendment and it the rights it actually guarantees.  There are those who believe the Second Amendment was drafted to give citizens virtually unlimited rights with…
Rank this Week: 2091

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
  • Feb 17

    Washington Weighs In On The Scope Of Insurance Regulators’ Authority

    Washington Weighs In On The Scope Of Insurance Regulators’ Authority
    In January, we reported that California’s Supreme Court had embraced a problematic approach to the state’s Unfair Insurance Practices Act—one that allows the Commissioner of Insurance to create new statutory torts by…
  • Feb 10

    Third Circuit Affirms Rescission of $25 Million Contaminated Products Policy

    Third Circuit Affirms Rescission of $25 Million Contaminated Products Policy
    In H.J. Heinz Co. v. Starr Surplus Lines Ins. Co., No. 16-1447 (3d Cir. Jan. 11, 2017), the Third Circuit affirmed a District Court’s order allowing insurer Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company (“Starr”) to rescind a $25…
  • Feb 3

    Florida Appellate Court Rejects Jury’s Bad Faith Verdict

    Florida Appellate Court Rejects Jury’s Bad Faith Verdict
    It feels like a black swan event: last month, in GEICO Gen. Ins. Co. v. Harvey, No. 4D15-2724 (Fla. Ct. App. Jan. 4, 2017), a Florida appellate panel unanimously overturned a jury verdict, on the ground that the plaintiff’s bad…
Rank this Week: 1842

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Your Rights During a No-Fault Eviction in San Francisco

    Your Rights During a No-Fault Eviction in San Francisco
    Evictions, or when you are required by your landlord to leave your rental unit, can happen in multiple ways. Evictions based on fault occurs if you do not pay rent or break the lease in some other way. No-fault evictions occur when you…
  • Feb 15

    Berkeley Resident Dies in Bicycle Accident

    Berkeley Resident Dies in Bicycle Accident
    On February 8, a long-time Berkeley resident was killed in a bicycle-vehicle accident on Sacramento Street south of Hopkins Street at around 7 in the morning, Berkeleyside reported. Motorists stopped to help and call 911, and the Berkeley…
  • Feb 13

    What Katherine Jackson’s Elder Abuse Accusations Can Teach U

    What Katherine Jackson’s Elder Abuse Accusations Can Teach U
    Katherine Jackson, 86, the mother of famous siblings Michael and Janet Jackson, came forward earlier this year claiming that her nephew, Trent Lamar Jackson, had been financially and emotionally abusing her for years. According to documents…
Rank this Week: 3659

Bad Faith Blog

Bad Faith Blog

Focused on claims of bad faith and extra contractual damages. By Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://www.badfaithblog.net/
  • Feb 17

    Eighth Circuit: Fact Issues Require Reversal of Summary Judgment In Iowa Crop Insurance Hall Lo

    Eighth Circuit: Fact Issues Require Reversal of Summary Judgment In Iowa Crop Insurance Hall Lo
    Summary: Bruhn Farms Joint Venture (“Bruhn”) suffered significant hail damage to crops. Bruhn notified the insurer of the hail damage. After a month of no action, Bruhn requested and received approval to harvest the crops. By the…
  • Feb 13

    Tri-Partite Relationship Did Not Result in Bad Faith Exposure

    Tri-Partite Relationship Did Not Result in Bad Faith Exposure
    Summary: The insureds sued their homeowners’ insurer and the defense attorneys hired by the insurer alleging bad faith in handling their claim, legal malpractice, and breach of fiduciary duty. The insurer resolved the bad faith claim by…
  • Feb 6

    No Excess Judgment, No Problem: Excess Insurer Has Claim Against Primary Insurer

    No Excess Judgment, No Problem: Excess Insurer Has Claim Against Primary Insurer
    Summary: An employer’s excess insurer brought an action for bad faith against the primary insurer, which had defended the employer against a worker’s personal injury action that resulted in a settlement in excess of the primary…
Rank this Week: 1970

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3330

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/
  • Feb 16

    Just Published: “A Good Fit”

    Just Published: “A Good Fit”
    February 16, 2017 – Proud to announce the recent publication of “A Good Fit,” an article I co-authored for Workers’ Compensation (WC), a quarterly periodical of CLM Publishing. Subtitled “Structured settlements…
  • Jan 23

    With Friends Like These . . .

    With Friends Like These . . .
    January 23, 2017 – As a post-settlement income planning specialist for more than 25 years, I have countless examples of situations where clients anticipating large sums of money improved their lives greatly by choosing to allocate some…
  • Jan 20

    The S&P 500 by President

    The S&P 500 by President
    January 20, 2017 – On Inauguration Day, here’s a little financial food for thought as you contemplate your own financial future and the decisions you’ll be making over the next few years. Twelve of the last fourteen…
Rank this Week: 1520

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: 1453

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
  • Feb 16

    Judge Cites Pillsbury Legal Analysis in Decision

    Judge Cites Pillsbury Legal Analysis in Decision
    Readers of this blog have come to expect from our lawyers incisive and reliable analysis of the most important insurance coverage issues of the day. At least one judge apparently feels the same way. In a recent decision in the ongoing…
  • Feb 13

    Buyer Beware: Some Policies Do Not Cover What You Think They Do

    Buyer Beware: Some Policies Do Not Cover What You Think They Do
    Barely removed from the Super Bowl, football fans have begun their long hibernation in anticipation of next season. But the Patriots’ incredible comeback reminds me that it coincided with the tenth anniversary of one of the great NFL…
  • Feb 6

    Cyberextortion/Ransomware Insurance Coverage: A Key Part of Your 21st Century Commercial Insurance Program

    Cyberextortion/Ransomware Insurance Coverage: A Key Part of Your 21st Century Commercial Insurance Program
    Out of the blue one morning, a destination hotel’s operator receives an email informing it that the hotel’s computer and electronic key systems have been infiltrated, leaving the hotel locked out of its own computer system and,…
Rank this Week: 1799

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Key Terms In Your Homeowners’ Insurance Policy Explained

    Key Terms In Your Homeowners’ Insurance Policy Explained
    Our Homeowners’ Insurance Attorneys Define Some Important Homeowners’ Insurance Policy Terms Have you ever read your homeowners’ insurance policy?  If you have, chances are you were left with more questions than answers…
  • Feb 8

    Liability for Damage Caused by Fallen Trees in Florida

    Liability for Damage Caused by Fallen Trees in Florida
    What Happens If Your Tree Damages the Neighbor’s Home or Property? Trees abound in Florida, with numerous species of palms, oaks, and pine trees growing several feet into the air.  While Floridians tend to love their trees and…
  • Feb 1

    Florida Supreme Court Rules that Insurer Must Pay Homeowners’ Attorney’s Fees Even Though It Acted in Good Faith

    Florida Supreme Court Rules that Insurer Must Pay Homeowners’ Attorney’s Fees Even Though It Acted in Good Faith
    When the insurer acts in bad faith in denying a claim, homeowners can file suit to recover the benefits they were wrongfully denied in addition to attorney’s fees.  The award of attorney’s fees is important as it can…
Rank this Week: 3494

Tennessee Injury Law Center

Tennessee Injury Law Center

Covers insurance law, products liability, medical malpractice and injury and accident law. By The Law Offices of John Day, P.C.

http://www.tennesseeinjurylawcenter.com/
  • Feb 15

    ATVs and Young Drivers: A Dangerous Combination

    ATVs and Young Drivers: A Dangerous Combination
    Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter’s accident reminds us that all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) can be very dangerous for children.  Spears’ 8-year old daughter’s ATV accidentally went into a pond on the property and the girl…
  • Jan 31

    A Safer Super Bowl Sunday

    A Safer Super Bowl Sunday
    This Sunday is Super Bowl LI or 51 for those of you, who like me, only do Roman Numerals to a point.  This year’s match-up pits the New England Patriots against the Atlanta Falcons in a showdown in Houston.  Whether you are…
  • Jan 31

    A Safer Super Bowl Sunday

    A Safer Super Bowl Sunday
    This Sunday is Super Bowl LI or 51 for those of you, who like me, only do Roman Numerals to a point.  This year’s match-up pits the New England Patriots against the Atlanta Falcons in a showdown in Houston.  Whether you are…
Rank this Week: 1868

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/
  • Feb 14

    Contractor’s Tools Exclusion Bars Coverage for Crane Collapse under Builder’s Risk Policy

    Contractor’s Tools Exclusion Bars Coverage for Crane Collapse under Builder’s Risk Policy
    In Lend Lease (US) Construction LMB Inc. v. Zurich American Insurance Company, New York’s high court holds that the contractor’s tools exclusion barred coverage for a tower crane collapse caused by Superstorm Sandy under a…
  • Feb 13

    Second Circuit Deems Policy Ambiguous Regarding Post-Exhaustion Defense

    Second Circuit Deems Policy Ambiguous Regarding Post-Exhaustion Defense
    By David M. Knapp, Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP In American Commercial Lines LLC, et al. v. Water Quality Insurance Syndicate, 16-91-cv(L) (2d Cir. Feb. 10, 2017), the Second Circuit reversed a decision from the Southern District of…
  • Feb 8

    NY Appellate Courts Address Liability Policy Exclusion

    NY Appellate Courts Address Liability Policy Exclusion
    By David M. Knapp, Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP New York’s Appellate Division recently issued two decisions of note: In Country-Wide Ins. Co. v. Excelsior Ins. Co., 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 00718 (1st Dept. Feb. 2, 2017), the First…
Rank this Week: 1100

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/
  • Feb 14

    The Cost of HIPAA Violation

    The Cost of HIPAA Violation
    A significant fine against a hospital shows the cost of not having, and the need for, strong IT security and Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage). According to the HHS, a Texas…
  • Jan 31

    Doctors & Lawyers Not Immune to Cyber Attack

    Doctors & Lawyers Not Immune to Cyber Attack
    Doctors & lawyers will need to improve their cyber security and to buy comprehensive Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) due to a dramatic increase in hacker & ransomware…
  • Jan 25

    Cyber Insurance – Coming of Age in 2017?

    Cyber Insurance – Coming of Age in 2017?
    The Cyber Risk Insurance market is growing and evolving rapidly, and will continues to do so. The growth and evolution of the market has been pushed along by the rapid growth and evolution of cyber attacks. Allocating tremendous efforts and…
Rank this Week: 315

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/
  • Feb 13

    Disability Insurance for the Professional Athlete: Can It Protect Your Value?

    Disability Insurance for the Professional Athlete: Can It Protect Your Value?
    After an unprecedented overtime win by the New England Patriots, Super Bowl LI is in the books. Now that the 2016-2017 NFL season is officially over, all eyes are turning to the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft in late April. The most elite players in…
  • Feb 6

    New Genetic Testing Predicts Most Effective Medication

    New Genetic Testing Predicts Most Effective Medication
    In today’s pharmaceutical market there are countless prescription drugs marketed to people suffering from disabling conditions, and many of these drugs promise breakthrough relief not offered by their competitors. Individuals suffering…
  • Jan 26

    Am I Under Surveillance?

    Am I Under Surveillance?
    In previous posts we’ve looked at when disability insurance companies are most likely to conduct surveillance of claimants and new technologies that they’re deploying to do so.  Surveillance is a common tool used by…
Rank this Week: 1452

Disability Insurance Legal…

Disability Insurance Legal Resource

By Comitz | Beethe. Discusses disability insurance claims, especially by physicians and dentists.

http://www.disabilitycounsel.net/blog/
  • Feb 13

    Disability Insurance for the Professional Athlete: Can It Protect Your Value?

    Disability Insurance for the Professional Athlete: Can It Protect Your Value?
    After an unprecedented overtime win by the New England Patriots, Super Bowl LI is in the books. Now that the 2016-2017 NFL season is officially over, all eyes are turning to the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft in late April. The most elite players in…
  • Feb 6

    New Genetic Testing Predicts Most Effective Medication

    New Genetic Testing Predicts Most Effective Medication
    In today’s pharmaceutical market there are countless prescription drugs marketed to people suffering from disabling conditions, and many of these drugs promise breakthrough relief not offered by their competitors. Individuals suffering…
  • Jan 26

    Am I Under Surveillance?

    Am I Under Surveillance?
    In previous posts we’ve looked at when disability insurance companies are most likely to conduct surveillance of claimants and new technologies that they’re deploying to do so.  Surveillance is a common tool used by…
Rank this Week: 1737

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/
  • Feb 13

    Developments February 6 – 10: Is the Price Right?

    Developments February 6 – 10: Is the Price Right?
    During the week reviewed, no new bill was introduced which, if passed, would repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act, and little else happened at the three main ACA enforcement agencies – DOL, HHS and IRS. Department of Labor The…
  • Feb 9

    2015 Form 1095-C Penalty Letters: Have You Got Mail?

    2015 Form 1095-C Penalty Letters: Have You Got Mail?
    Since late December, 2016, many Applicable Large Employer Members have received IRS Letter 5699 from a Tax Compliance Officer at an address in Florence, Kentucky.  The “Dear Taxpayer” letter is headed: “Request for…
  • Feb 6

    The End of the Beginning: Developments January 27 – February 5

    The End of the Beginning: Developments January 27 – February 5
    Nothing resembling a repeal/replace consensus bill emerged from any committee in either chamber during the survey period.  Instead, in a Fox News interview broadcast just before the Super Bowl, the President confessed that ACA repeal may…
Rank this Week: 2581

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Feb 11

    Can’t Stop This: Anti-Assignment Clause No Bar to Post-Loss Claim Assignment

    Can’t Stop This: Anti-Assignment Clause No Bar to Post-Loss Claim Assignment
    In Givaudan Fragrances Corp. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., 2017 WL 429476 (N.J. Feb. 1, 2017), the New Jersey Supreme Court held that an anti-assignment clause in an insurance policy does not prevent the post-loss assignment of an insurance…
  • Dec 29

    It’s Complicated: Owens-Illinois/Carter-Wallace Allocation Revisited Yet Again

    It’s Complicated: Owens-Illinois/Carter-Wallace Allocation Revisited Yet Again
    Cases involving insurance coverage for multiple claims arising out of bodily injury or property damage resulting from exposure to toxic substances or long-term environmental damage can present extremely complex coverage issues.  In such…
  • Dec 14

    Your Cheatin’ Heart: Attempt to Hide Affair Results in Seven-Year Prison Term

    Your Cheatin’ Heart: Attempt to Hide Affair Results in Seven-Year Prison Term
    New Jersey passed the Insurance Fraud Prevention Act (“IFPA”) to aggressively address the problem of insurance fraud in New Jersey.  To that end, the IFPA provides for the imposition of both civil and criminal penalties in…
Rank this Week: 1385

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer…

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance & real estate and property law. By Insurance Law & Real Estate and Property Law.

http://www.texaspropertyinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Feb 10

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?
    One issue I frequently encounter is a commercial property insurance policy that has the wrong named insured. This usually causes a few minutes of sheer panic followed by the relief that Texas jurisprudence does allow for common sense…
  • Feb 10

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?
    One issue I frequently encounter is a commercial property insurance policy that has the wrong named insured. This usually causes a few minutes of sheer panic followed by the relief that Texas jurisprudence does allow for common sense…
  • Jan 13

    Fraud and Unjust Enrichment in a Texas Roof Damage Claim

    Fraud and Unjust Enrichment in a Texas Roof Damage Claim
    It is important for claimants to use the utmost honesty when making a property damage claim. Fulgham v. Allied Property and Casualty Insurance Company illustrates the dangers of lying to an insurance company about a property damage claim. The…
Rank this Week: 1783

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: 858

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/
  • Feb 10

    WCRC RFP Due Date Revised, Again.

    WCRC RFP Due Date Revised, Again.
    CMS just issued an additional amendment to the RFP for the WCMSA review contractor. The amendment published additional responses to questions by offerors, and also a change in the due date for proposals to 10:00 am February 15, 2017. The…
  • Feb 6

    California Proposition 64, and Other Marijuana Legislation: Are These Legislative Actions the Gateway to Marijuana Inclusion in Medicare-Set Asides?…Not Likely.

    California Proposition 64, and Other Marijuana Legislation: Are These Legislative Actions the Gateway to Marijuana Inclusion in Medicare-Set Asides?…Not Likely.
    In 1996, California became the first state to allow for medical use of marijuana.  Marijuana is and remains classified as a Schedule I drug, which is defined by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency as, “substances with no…
  • Jan 20

    WCRC RFP Due Date Revised

    WCRC RFP Due Date Revised
    Yesterday, CMS issued an amendment to the RFP for the WCMSA review contractor. The amendment published responses to questions by offerors, and informed offerors that additional answers to questions will be released on January 25, 2017. The…
Rank this Week: 4562

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/
Rank this Week: 1187

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: 1532

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/
Rank this Week: 772

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Make Sure Your Lawyer Knows the Law Controlling the “Standard of Review!”

    Make Sure Your Lawyer Knows the Law Controlling the “Standard of Review!”
    Many of the “rules” governing ERISA claims are not contained in the statute itself, but rather are the result of judicial decisions interpreting ERISA. In the landmark case of Firestone v. Bruch, 489 U.S. 101 (1989), the U.S.…
  • Jan 23

    What’s Going to Happen to Obamacare?

    What’s Going to Happen to Obamacare?
    Donald Trump has just been sworn into office as this country’s 45th president, and Barack Obama is a private citizen once again. Now that Obama is gone, will his signature legislative achievement follow close behind him? If…
  • Jan 20

    The pitfalls of doing your own appeal without talking to an attorney first.

    The pitfalls of doing your own appeal without talking to an attorney first.
    Why pass on free personalized advice? One of the people who contacted us this week was a woman who had her Long Term Disability benefits terminated by Standard Insurance Company after Standard had paid her those benefits for many…
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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/
  • Feb 2

    Gorsuch on Class Actions: How Might He Compare to Scalia?

    Gorsuch on Class Actions: How Might He Compare to Scalia?
    Justice Scalia made major contributions to class action law,  writing the Supreme Court’s opinions in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes and Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, two of the Court’s most significant class action decisions in…
  • Jan 18

    Supreme Court to Hear Class Action Cases Involving Class Action Waivers and Tolling of Statutes of Limitation

    Supreme Court to Hear Class Action Cases Involving Class Action Waivers and Tolling of Statutes of Limitation
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in class action cases involving: (1) class action waivers in employment contracts; and (2) whether filing of a securities class action tolled a statute of repose. In both cases the questions…
  • Jan 6

    Ascertainability Not Required In Ninth Circuit, But Manageability Remain

    Ascertainability Not Required In Ninth Circuit, But Manageability Remain
    One of the first significant class action appellate decisions of 2017 was issued this week. In Briseno v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., No. 15-55727 (9th Cir. Jan. 3, 2017), the Ninth Circuit held that Rule 23 does not require that it be…
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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: 2035

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

Covers business and insurance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
  • Feb 1

    Access To Neighboring Properties Under RPAPL 881

    Access To Neighboring Properties Under RPAPL 881
    Courts are increasingly being called upon to decide disputes over access to a neighboring property during construction, and their guide is RPAPL § 881, titled “Access to adjoining property to make improvements or repairs.”…
  • Feb 1

    Access To Neighboring Properties Under RPAPL 881

    Access To Neighboring Properties Under RPAPL 881
    Courts are increasingly being called upon to decide disputes over access to a neighboring property during construction, and their guide is RPAPL § 881, titled “Access to adjoining property to make improvements or repairs.”…
  • Jan 4

    New York Continues to Uphold the Public’s “inherent right to know” Through FOIL Request

    New York Continues to Uphold the Public’s “inherent right to know” Through FOIL Request
    A New York court recently recognized the importance of the public’s access to government records. On December 13, 2016, Justice Robert J. Muller granted Petitioners access under the Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) to a…
Rank this Week: 1915

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Jan 31

    Why You Need a Lawyer Before Filing an LTD Claim

    Why You Need a Lawyer Before Filing an LTD Claim
    {3:40 minutes to read} Many years ago, before 1995, a professional could file a long-term disability claim on their own and likely get paid. After 1995, the industry changed dramatically. Many companies went out of business in the long-term…
  • Jan 31

    Why You Need a Lawyer Before Filing an LTD Claim

    Why You Need a Lawyer Before Filing an LTD Claim
    {3:40 minutes to read} Many years ago, before 1995, a professional could file a long-term disability claim on their own and likely get paid. After 1995, the industry changed dramatically. Many companies went out of business in the long-term…
  • Jan 20

    Pursuing A Bad Faith Claim Against Your Insurance Company

    Pursuing A Bad Faith Claim Against Your Insurance Company
    {3:20 minutes to read} An insurance company engages in bad faith when it unreasonably denies, delays, terminates or underpays your claim. For example, if the insurance company refuses to pay for your homeowner’s claim or your…
Rank this Week: 4457

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: 896

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Law Offices of Russell J. Goldsmith.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 1917

Tennessee Disability and Life…

Tennessee Disability and Life Insurance Blog

Covers insurance law. By Pepper Law, PLC.

http://www.nashvilleinsurancelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1758

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Troupe Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1856

Louisiana Insurance & Injury…

Louisiana Insurance & Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law, workers compensation and injury law. By Lavis Law Firm.

https://www.lavislaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1803

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/
  • Dec 26

    Medical Providers Need Not Bill Health Insurance

    Medical Providers Need Not Bill Health Insurance
    In Barry v St Mary’s Hospital the Plaintiff treated at Defendant – St Mary’s – for injuries he sustained in a car wreck. The defendant asserted 3 liens against the Plaintiff’s personal injury claim which he had…
  • Dec 26

    Medical Providers Need Not Bill Health Insurance

    Medical Providers Need Not Bill Health Insurance
    In Barry v St Mary’s Hospital the Plaintiff treated at Defendant – St Mary’s – for injuries he sustained in a car wreck. The defendant asserted 3 liens against the Plaintiff’s personal injury claim which he had…
  • Dec 26

    The Most Interesting Case in Illinois on Electronic Discovery

    The Most Interesting Case in Illinois on Electronic Discovery
    There has been little guidance from the courts in Illinois about electronic discovery.  The Illinois Supreme Court has changed the rules a little bit to accommodate electronic issues. But for the most part we treat electronic discovery…
Rank this Week: 3297

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Poults, Planes, Piling & Named Perils -- A Fowl Coverage Decision for Thanksgiving

    Poults, Planes, Piling & Named Perils -- A Fowl Coverage Decision for Thanksgiving
    COMMERCIAL PROPERTY – TURKEY FLOATER POLICY – MALICIOUS MISCHIEF Larson v. Fireman's Fund Insurance Company(Iowa Sup. Ct., decided 12/14/1965)Did you know that a "turkey intitle:insurance" search on Google Scholar in all…
  • Nov 14

    Get Your Current 11 NYCRR Part 216 (NY Insurance Regulation 64) Here

    Get Your Current 11 NYCRR Part 216 (NY Insurance Regulation 64) Here
    Go on.  Find a copy of New York Insurance Regulation 64 (11 NYCRR Part 216) on the New York Department of Financial Services' website.  I double dog dare ya.  Click as many links as you want within the DFS website and you still…
  • Oct 10

    Can You Find The The Mistake?

    Can You Find The The Mistake?
    HOMEOWNERS – INTENTIONAL ACT – CRIMINAL ASSAULT – DUTY TO DEFEND – DUTY TO INDEMNIFYState Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Gloria(Sup. Ct., Suffolk Co., decided 3/14/2016)When I was blogging regularly I…
Rank this Week: 1267

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 16

    Minors’ settlements in Mississippi

    Minors’ settlements in Mississippi
    I spent this morning before a chancellor obtaining approval for a minor’s personal injury settlement.  Prior to the hearing, I followed a routine that virtually ensures success. First, I reviewed Chancellor Primeaux’s outline…
  • Oct 28

    The Nasty Side of Judicial Election

    The Nasty Side of Judicial Election
    Years ago judicial elections in Mississippi consisted of the candidates making stump speeches about their qualifications.  Members of the community would support or oppose judges based on their interactions and experiences with the…
  • Oct 24

    Another First

    Another First
    Firsts of anything have always been memorable to me whether it was my first dog, girlfriend, school, gun, whitetail deer, 10 pound bass or whatever. Practicing law is no different.  I remember back to my first divorce trial, first injury…
Rank this Week: 1539