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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: 77

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/
  • Jan 29

    NGHP Mandatory Insurer Reporting Reminder: ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes Coming Soon, 10/01/15

    NGHP Mandatory Insurer Reporting Reminder: ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes Coming Soon, 10/01/15
    In a Technical Alert dated January 28, 2015, CMS issued a reminder that October 1, 2015 is the date to remember for reporting ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes, but for most RREs, testing can be completed now. Prior to October 1, 2015, RREs are…
  • Jan 14

    Louisiana Court Approves Zero Set Aside in Product Liability Settlement

    Louisiana Court Approves Zero Set Aside in Product Liability Settlement
    Louisiana courts continue to lead the nation in opining on MSA issues. In a declaratory judgment rendered this week, the court found that plaintiff had presented sufficient evidence from his treating physicians (one of which was a dentist) to…
  • Jan 7

    Bankruptcy Court Declares WCMSAs are a “Trust”

    Bankruptcy Court Declares WCMSAs are a “Trust”
    I have been waiting for over seven years since In re Sanchez for another bankruptcy court to tell us whether or not MSA funds would be excluded assets in bankruptcy. Today I finally found out that they are not, but the point is kind of…
Rank this Week: 198

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/
Rank this Week: 274

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: 330

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: 347

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/
  • Jan 14

    Fears | Nachawati Attorneys make D Magazine's 2015 Best Lawyers List

    Fears | Nachawati Attorneys make D Magazine's 2015 Best Lawyers List
    Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce two of our top attorneys have been selected by D Magazine for its 2015 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” edition. Cofounding partner, Majed Nachawati, has been selected for the second year in…
  • Oct 27

    Tylenol Side Effects Links to Liver Damage

    Tylenol Side Effects Links to Liver Damage
    Tylenol is the most popular over-the-counter pain relief medication used by millions of people both in the United States and around the world to alleviate ailments such as aches, pain, colds, and fever. Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson,…
  • Sep 10

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million Over Defective Vaginal Mesh Device

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million Over Defective Vaginal Mesh Device
    After a two week trial in state court in Dallas, Texas, the 12 person jury has reached a verdict Salazar v. Boston Scientific. The verdict comes after a mesh lawsuit was filed by Plaintiff, Martha Salazar, who was implanted with the Obtryx…
Rank this Week: 414

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 461

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jan 30

    Another Litigation Reform Bylaw Variant: The Minimum Stake to Sue Bylaw

    Another Litigation Reform Bylaw Variant: The Minimum Stake to Sue Bylaw
    In prior posts, I have noted the growing phenomenon of companies adopting various types of bylaws as a self-help version of litigation reform. Delaware’s courts have already approved the facially validity of both forum-selection bylaws…
  • Jan 29

    Guest Post: Hack to the Future: Eleven Cyber Risk Developments Watch in 2015

    Guest Post: Hack to the Future: Eleven Cyber Risk Developments Watch in 2015
    Without a doubt, during 2014, cyber security emerged as one of the critical topics for discussion. In the following guest post, Bill Boeck, who is  senior legal and claim resource worldwide for cyber and executive risk coverages and…
  • Jan 28

    Advisen Releases 2014 Corporate and Securities Litigation Report

    Advisen Releases 2014 Corporate and Securities Litigation Report
    New corporate and securities lawsuit filings and enforcement actions were down for the third consecutive year in 2014, according to the latest annual report from the insurance information firm, Advisen. According to the report, which is…
Rank this Week: 484

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Another Installment of: That's NOT how it work

    Another Installment of: That's NOT how it work
    It seems like only a  week ago that we referenced our 2nd ever post - wait, it was a week ago that we did that! And here we are again, talking about insurance fraud. And this one's a doozy:"Irina Vorotinov has been charged by ... with…
  • Jan 29

    Super(bowl) Health Wonk Review is up

    Super(bowl) Health Wonk Review is up
    Our favorite health care economist, Jason Shafrin, hosts this week's festive round-up of health care policy and polity. It's cold outside, so come in and warm up with some great reads.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Jan 28

    Popcorn State Expansion

    Popcorn State Expansion
    On February 1, 2015 Indiana will become the 28th state to expand Medicaid. Good news (I suppose) for those under 138% of the FPL. No more insurance premiums.But you may have trouble finding a doctor. This is nothing new nor indigenous to…
Rank this Week: 508

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/
  • Jan 27

    Supreme Court Says Health Benefits Don’t Vest: Contract Principle Apply

    Supreme Court Says Health Benefits Don’t Vest: Contract Principle Apply
    For some time, there has been a question about whether health benefits “vest” under a collective bargaining agreement.   Since neither ERISA nor the National Labor Relations Act actually requires employers to provide…
  • Jan 22

    HIPAA Medical Privacy Matters: Court Permits ADA Claim to Proceed

    HIPAA Medical Privacy Matters: Court Permits ADA Claim to Proceed
    Normally I do not like to comment on cases that are not final or court opinions that do not have a definitive outcome on a case.  But this is an exception because of the topic, which is HIPPA and privacy, which can get overlooked too…
  • Jan 15

    Employer Offering Coverage: The Multiemployer Plan Problem

    Employer Offering Coverage: The Multiemployer Plan Problem
    As we move in to the first phase of ACA compliance, a number of employers have been asking me about unionized employees and how they can know whether the employees are “offered” coverage (as required to avoid penalties) when…
Rank this Week: 563

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: 619

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/
  • Jan 29

    Notice Of Claim

    Notice Of Claim
    Arlington insurance lawyers will tell a client that a claim needs to be made to the insurance company as soon as the client knows of the claim. This is illustrated in a 1998, United States, Northern District of Texas case....
  • Jan 27

    Misrepresentation In Health Insurance Policy Application

    Misrepresentation In Health Insurance Policy Application
    Fort Worth insurance lawyers will find the 1995, case, Darby v. Jefferson Life, useful in their insurance law practice. It is from the Houston Court of Appeals [1 Dist.]. On October 5, 1987, Jefferson Life's agent, Charles Sharp, interviewed…
  • Jan 25

    Life Insurance Beneficiary

    Life Insurance Beneficiary
    Arlington insurance attorneys need to know when someone can collect on a life insurance policy as a beneficiary. A 1995, Eastland Court of Appeals opinion is worth reading. The style of the case is, Maris v. McCraw. Here is some...
Rank this Week: 648

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Jan 21

    Premium Refund Theory in Insurance Class Action Rejected By Michigan Federal District Court

    Premium Refund Theory in Insurance Class Action Rejected By Michigan Federal District Court
    One theory that has been raised by plaintiffs’ lawyers in some insurance class actions is that policyholders should receive a partial refund of their premiums because they are not receiving the coverage they paid for, or coverage…
  • Jan 19

    Cy Pres Distributions in Class Action Settlements Addressed By Eighth Circuit

    Cy Pres Distributions in Class Action Settlements Addressed By Eighth Circuit
    Over the last several years, federal courts of appeals have been closely scrutinizing cy pres distributions to charitable organizations in class action settlements. This includes opinions by the First Circuit, Third Circuit and Ninth Circuit.…
  • Dec 31

    Thoughts on Trends in Insurance Class Actions in 2014

    Thoughts on Trends in Insurance Class Actions in 2014
    As 2014 comes to a close, here are a few observations on key trends I’ve seen in insurance class actions (and class actions more broadly) over the last year: Changes in the law have frequently led to new class action filings. Most…
Rank this Week: 837

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 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.…
  • 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…
  • Nov 3

    Florida Bad Faith Insurance Claim

    Florida Bad Faith Insurance Claim
    Some insureds parties do not understand the obligation of their insurance providers to act in good faith when they make a claim. These insureds expect that their insurance company will handle their claim honestly and fairly, but what can they…
Rank this Week: 883

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    The Costs Of Car Crash Injurie

    The Costs Of Car Crash Injurie
    Every accident has a story and it is often the details of that story that make a difference in civil litigation. Our Sonoma crash law firm often talks about some recurring details on this blog, looking at specific types of crashes, specific…
  • Jan 29

    Civil Child Sexual Abuse Cases: Accountability for those Who Turn a Blind Eye to Abuse

    Civil Child Sexual Abuse Cases: Accountability for those Who Turn a Blind Eye to Abuse
    Parenthood is an intense, rewarding love. Parenthood also means never-ending concern. High on the list of every parent’s greatest fears is that someone will sexually, physically, or emotionally abuse your child. Darkness to Light, a…
  • Jan 27

    Bed Bugs in the Courts (Not Literally!) -- Using Individual Lawsuits and Class Actions to Protect California Renter

    Bed Bugs in the Courts (Not Literally!) -- Using Individual Lawsuits and Class Actions to Protect California Renter
    Landlord-tenant lawyer Greg Brod is often asked whether an individual tenant’s case can really be big enough to justify a lawsuit. Often the answer is “Yes.” Recognizing the potential for power imbalances and the critical…
Rank this Week: 982

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jan 25

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI
    New Jersey recently amended its privacy laws to now require health insurers and care providers that do business in the state to encrypt PHI. The new requirements apply to insurers authorized to issue New Jersey health benefit plans. Such…
  • Jan 4

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation

    Illinois Court Holds No E&amp;O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation
    In Margulis v. BCS Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 826 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer has a duty to defend an insurance agent under a professional…
  • Dec 17

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit
    On December 2, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota denied Target’s motion to dismiss the claims of a group of five payment-card-issuing banks, credit unions, and savings associations (the “Banks”)…
Rank this Week: 963

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: 908

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Sep 9

    Diagnosis Does Not Equal Disability; an Important Message to HIV/AIDS Victims to Document Your Restrictions and Limitation

    Diagnosis Does Not Equal Disability; an Important Message to HIV/AIDS Victims to Document Your Restrictions and Limitation
    Long Term Disability Insurance Companies typically say “diagnosis does not equal disability.” This phrase is normally among the first words spoken by a long term disability insurance company attorney to a judge in cases where the…
  • Aug 27

    How Insurance Companies “Push Poll” Your Physicians to Turn Against You

    How Insurance Companies “Push Poll” Your Physicians to Turn Against You
    “Push Polling” is a device most frequently employed in political campaigns where a political party attempts to poison the opinions of voters against the opposing candidate under the guise of conducting a poll. Masquerading as…
  • Aug 21

    Disability Considerations for Solo Practitioner

    Disability Considerations for Solo Practitioner
    If you are the sole practitioner in your legal, medical, chiropractic or dental practice, and you know that you are going to be unable to practice due to your disability, there are a multiple issues you should address prior to your last day…
Rank this Week: 1060

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Dec 15

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.
    A homeowners association or HOA is no longer allowed to impose fines against members who reduce or even eliminate watering their lawns during a declared state of emergency due to drought, despite any provision in the association’s…
  • Dec 15

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.
    A homeowners association or HOA is no longer allowed to impose fines against members who reduce or even eliminate watering their lawns during a declared state of emergency due to drought, despite any provision in the association’s…
  • Sep 26

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!
    In another year of severe drought, California faces a historic water shortage and wildfire danger. Matters are expected to worsen, as California’s rainfall and water supply has been dwindling. In response Governor Brown signed an…
Rank this Week: 1148

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Nov 20

    The insured’s application for…

    The insured’s application for long-term disability benefits was denied by the adjuster for five months after the time of her claim. The insured alleges that in denying her claim, the adjuster and the insurer did not act in good faith.…
  • Nov 20

    Where a person is not a named insured on…

    Where a person is not a named insured on an automobile policy and that person operates a vehicle listed on that policy, the policy holder for the vehicle is not absolutely liable under section 258 of the Insurance Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. I.8, if…
  • Nov 20

    A first party insurer claimed…

    A first party insurer claimed indemnification from a second party insurer for statutory accident benefits paid to an insured following a motorcycle accident. It was held by both the arbitrator and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on…
Rank this Week: 1112

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/
  • Jan 29

    Physicians Go On Strike

    Physicians Go On Strike
    According to various news outlets, physicians at the University of California student health centers (as many as 150 physicians in all) went on strike this week in protest of what they believe are unfair labor practices by the…
  • Jan 29

    CMS May Modify Meaningful Use Program Requirements in 2015

    CMS May Modify Meaningful Use Program Requirements in 2015
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that it intends to adopt regulations modifying the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EH R) Meaningful Use Program requirements as early as the Spring of 2015. …
  • Jan 27

    HHS to Shift 90% of Fee-For Service Payments to Performance-Based Payments by 2018

    HHS to Shift 90% of Fee-For Service Payments to Performance-Based Payments by 2018
    Yesterday the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) formally announced HHS’ intention to shift 90% of all traditional Medicare payments from fee-for-service (FFS) to quality or value-based payments by 2018. The…
Rank this Week: 1440

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
  • Jan 7

    DJ victory from the First Department

    DJ victory from the First Department
    Hertz Corp. v Active Care Med. Supply Corp., 2015 NY Slip Op 00212 (1st Dept. 2015) “In this action seeking a declaration that Hertz is not required to reimburse defendants for treatment they allegedly provided in connection with…
  • Jan 7

    The missing EMG/NCV undermined the expert’s analysi

    The missing EMG/NCV undermined the expert&rsquo;s analysi
    Crewe v Pisanova, 2015 NY Slip Op 00041 (4th Dept. 2015) (on to permanent consequential/significan limitation) “Defendants’ expert opined that plaintiff did not have a serious injury within the meaning of those two…
  • Jan 3

    Lack of medical necessity defense upheld

    Lack of medical necessity defense upheld
    Five Boro Med. Equip., Inc. v New York Cent. Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 2014 NY Slip Op 51888(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2014) “Plaintiff’s opposing submission, consisting of an attorney’s affirmation unaccompanied by any medical…
Rank this Week: 1524

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Rand Paul Says Many Receiving SSDI Benefits Gaming System

    Rand Paul Says Many Receiving SSDI Benefits Gaming System
    With the upcoming war in Congress over whether to increase funding to the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, the issue is getting a lot of press. Recently, according to a news article from MSNBC, Senator Rand Paul has gone…
  • Jan 25

    Social Security Benefits for Disabled Veteran

    Social Security Benefits for Disabled Veteran
    With all the troops forward deployed to places like Iraq and Afghanistan during the global war on terror, we are seeing more and more young men and women returning home from the battlefield with severe and permanent disabilities. Some of…
  • Jan 23

    Social Security Disability Claims Proce

    Social Security Disability Claims Proce
    Much of the news coverage about the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program deals with the upcoming budget shortage, which may reduce benefits by 20 percent by 2016 should congress fail to act. However, a recent news article from…
Rank this Week: 1649

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Jan 20

    ACI's 9th National Forum on ERISA Litigation

    ACI's 9th National Forum on ERISA Litigation
    The American Conference Institute (ACI) hosts a comprehensive ERISA litigation conference twice a year, in New York in October and in Chicago in April. Fall in Manhattan and spring in Chicago. What’s not to like? Beyond that though, the…
  • Jan 14

    How Do You Win an ERISA Estoppel Claim in the First Circuit?

    How Do You Win an ERISA Estoppel Claim in the First Circuit?
    I wanted to take advantage of the cold, dark, peaceful days of mid-January (do New Englanders still grow up reading Ethan Frome, with its perfect depiction of a classic, pre-global warming New England winter?) to talk briefly about an…
  • Jan 6

    What Does Spano v. Boeing Foretell About the Future of Excessive Fee Litigation (and about the Future Ruling in Tibble As Well)?

    What Does Spano v. Boeing Foretell About the Future of Excessive Fee Litigation (and about the Future Ruling in Tibble As Well)?
    Tom Clark, who writes the excellent Fiduciary Matters Blog, gave me either a late Christmas or an early New Year's present when he forwarded me, last week, the district court's December 30th decision in Spano v. Boeing, which addressed…
Rank this Week: 1543

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
  • Dec 24

    Sizing Up Cyber Risks after the Sony Breach

    Sizing Up Cyber Risks after the Sony Breach
    Sony’s most recent data breach underscores the difficulties in underwriting and insuring cyber risk. Sony incurred losses that were surprising in both their scope and type. The company already is a defendant in at least four new…
  • Dec 23

    Latest Updates to Media Liability Insurance in California

    Latest Updates to Media Liability Insurance in California
    Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP partner James Castle recently enhanced and updated the chapter on Media Liability Insurance for LexisNexis' California Insurance Law & Practice. Cases discussed include: S.B.C.C., Inc. v. St. Paul Fire &…
  • Dec 23

    Latest Updates to the California Inurance Holding Company Act

    Latest Updates to the California Inurance Holding Company Act
    Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP attorney Suh Choi has updated and enhanced Chapter 5, The California Insurance Holding Company Act, for the LexisNexis California Insurance Law & Practice treatise: The latest update features a new section on…
Rank this Week: 1538

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: 1955

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
Rank this Week: 1930

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 19

    Long Term Disability Insurer Agrees to pay Partial Disability Benefits to Physician

    Long Term Disability Insurer Agrees to pay Partial Disability Benefits to Physician
    SMDA recently convinced Long Term Disability Insurer, Lincoln Financial Group, to reverse its decision to deny Disability Benefit payments to a Physician. Our client had developed a degenerative orthopedic condition that resulted in…
  • Oct 14

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to overturn claims denial decision

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to overturn claims denial decision
    SMDA recently convinced an LTD insurer to overturn its claims denial decision by filing a comprehensive administrative appeal on behalf of our client. SMDA's client had filed a claim for disability benefits as a result of serious depression…
Rank this Week: 2036

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: 1910

Vermont Workers Compensation Law…

Vermont Workers Compensation Law Blog

Covers insurance, injury and accident law. By Kalter & Kalter.

http://www.vermontworkerscompensationlawblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    VT Workers’ Comp Covers Mental Health Claim

    VT Workers’ Comp Covers Mental Health Claim
    Physical work injuries are easy to identify. Whether it’s a herniated disc, a torn meniscus or even Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, physical injuries are generally pretty easy to see and diagnosis. But what about psychological injuries like…
  • Oct 21

    Room & Board = Wages in Workers’ Comp

    Room &amp; Board = Wages in Workers&rsquo; Comp
    In agricultural states such as Vermont, workers’ compensation lawyers often meet clients whose employers provide housing and/or board as part of their pay. Many times injured workers have not properly been advised that the market value…
  • Oct 3

    Work Injury Covered Despite Playful Pup

    Work Injury Covered Despite Playful Pup
    A recent Vermont workers’ compensation decision involving a mental health worker and her unruly dog relied on an exception to the general “coming and going” rule and found that the worker’s injury “arose out…
Rank this Week: 1808

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

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

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Nov 13

    Residential Candle Fire

    Residential Candle Fire
      Fires caused by candles result in $390 Million in claims for property loss or damage. It is estimated there are 165 fatalities each year from burning candles. Retail candle sales are increasing every year with a 700% increase in the…
  • Nov 4

    The Relationship Between The MCS-90 Endorsement And The Underlying Insurance Policy

    The Relationship Between The MCS-90 Endorsement And The Underlying Insurance Policy
    There is some disagreement between the courts in the way they are interpreting and applying the MCS-90 Endorsement and its relationship to the underlying insurance policy. The majority of jurisdictions consider the insurer’s obligations…
  • Oct 28

    Court Lacked Jurisdiction Over Out-Of-State Insurance Holding Company

    Court Lacked Jurisdiction Over Out-Of-State Insurance Holding Company
    Plaintiff filed a lawsuit against her automobile insurance carrier, Granite Insurance Company ("Granite"), for breach of contract and bad faith in investigating her insurance claim. Plaintiff also named as a Defendant American…
Rank this Week: 1826

Missouri Insurance Lawyer Blog

Missouri Insurance Lawyer Blog

By Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan LLC.

http://www.missouriinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    SENDING YOUR KIDS OFF TO COLLEGE THIS FALL? FOUR THINGS YOU AND YOUR KIDS SHOULD KNOW WHEN THEY TAKE THE CAR TO COLLEGE

    SENDING YOUR KIDS OFF TO COLLEGE THIS FALL? FOUR THINGS YOU AND YOUR KIDS SHOULD KNOW WHEN THEY TAKE THE CAR TO COLLEGE
    CAR INSURANCE: Read your automobile insurance policy and check with your insurance agent about appropriate coverage for your college student. Keep proof of insurance coverage in the vehicle. Make sure you and your new college student…
  • Jun 20

    2010 Judging the Judge

    2010 Judging the Judge
    By: Amanda Drew This November there will be many non-partisan judges asking for Missourians to vote to keep them on the bench. How do you decide who will get your vote? One resource you may want to consider is Judging the Judges 2010, a…
  • Jun 2

    Be Prepared for Severe Weather

    Be Prepared for Severe Weather
    The Severe Weather resources page is just one of the many helpful resources for people available on the Missouri Department of Insurance website. There are instructions on how to make sure you have appropriate insurance coverage, how to file…
Rank this Week: 1986

Louisiana Insurance Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers Louisiana homeowners, workers' compensation, flood and hurricane insurance issues. By Lavis Law Firm.

http://www.louisianainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Automobile Accident Insurance Lawyers Know That Alcohol Is a Leading Killer

    Automobile Accident Insurance Lawyers Know That Alcohol Is a Leading Killer
    A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirms what Automobile Accident Lawyers have known for years. Excessive Alcohol Consumption (including binge drinking) is a leading cause of premature death. It is…
  • Jul 10

    Automobile Accident Insurance Lawyers Know That Alcohol Is a Leading Killer

    Automobile Accident Insurance Lawyers Know That Alcohol Is a Leading Killer
    A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirms what Automobile Accident Lawyers have known for years. Excessive Alcohol Consumption (including binge drinking) is a leading cause of premature death. It is…
  • Jul 10

    Automobile Accident Insurance Lawyers Know That Alcohol Is a Leading Killer

    Automobile Accident Insurance Lawyers Know That Alcohol Is a Leading Killer
    A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirms what Automobile Accident Lawyers have known for years. Excessive Alcohol Consumption (including binge drinking) is a leading cause of premature death. It is…
Rank this Week: 1964

The Policy Line

The Policy Line

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

http://www.thepolicyline.com/
Rank this Week: 1828

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: 1975

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: 2004

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
  • Jan 30

    Life insurance proceeds are not marital property; Arkansas law

    Life insurance proceeds are not marital property; Arkansas law
    In Hargrove v. Hargrove, the trial court’s division of life insurance proceeds was error in light of an Arkansas statute which  excluded from the definition of “marital property” “property acquired prior to…
  • Jan 14

    Compulsory Insurance — non auto case 8th Circuit

    Compulsory Insurance — non auto case 8th Circuit
    Most people are familiar with laws that require drivers to have insurance.  These are called compulsory insurance laws.  But in Northwest Airlines, Inc. v. Westchester Fire Insurance Co., compulsory insurance laws were applied to an…
  • Dec 29

    Choice of Law in Auto Policy, 10th Circuit — Minnesota, Colorado law

    Choice of Law in Auto Policy, 10th Circuit — Minnesota, Colorado law
    In Kipling v. State Farm Mutual Automobile, the plaintiff and her husband were injured in a car accident in Colorado. Plaintiff’s husband was killed.  Plaintiff was in a car provided by her husband’s employer (Quicksilver)…
Rank this Week: 2099

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: 2144

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/
  • Jan 27

    Cyber Risk Insurance – for Smaller Firm

    Cyber Risk Insurance – for Smaller Firm
    We have known that Cyber Risk Insurance is for smaller firms (see our prior posts here, here and here), and we have been providing comprehensive and inexpensive Cyber Risk Insurance to all types of smaller firms for quite a while. So it is…
  • Jan 20

    NARAB II – What Does it Mean?

    NARAB II – What Does it Mean?
    The reauthorization of TRIA is big news (see here), but part of the TRIA bill was NARAB II, an important provision for all insurance agents and brokers. NARAB has been supported by key industry trade groups, such as NAPSLO, for quite a few…
  • Jan 13

    Insurance for Crowdfunding

    Insurance for Crowdfunding
    Crowdfunding (see our prior posts here & here) is continuing to gain momentum, and professional liability insurance is available for companies involved. Companies facilitating crowdfunding, such as platforms, broker/dealers and…
Rank this Week: 2293

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • 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…
  • Jan 9

    Superstorm Sandy and Bad Faith Claims Handling

    Superstorm Sandy and Bad Faith Claims Handling
    Representing people who have lost homes and businesses following Sandy has been gut-wrenching.  And, I have to say, many of the carriers haven’t made it any easier. I could catalog some of the problems we’ve seen, but that…
  • Dec 16

    Why are insurance policies so confusing?

    Why are insurance policies so confusing?
    Massachusetts coverage attorney Nina Kallen has taken me to task on the question of why most insurance policies are an abominable mess to read. (My original post dealt with business interruption coverage).  You can read her piece by…
Rank this Week: 2246

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/
  • Jan 26

    What Advisors Need to Know About Retirement Plans: Presentation to Illinois CPA Society

    What Advisors Need to Know About Retirement Plans: Presentation to Illinois CPA Society
    I had the opportunity recently to make a presentation on qualified retirement plans to the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS). Actually, it was using PowerPoint to begin a dialogue with the members of the ICPAS Investment Advisory Services/Personal…
  • Jan 20

    Employee Classification as Part-Time or Full-Time: Not the Same Under the Affordable Care Act and ERISA

    Employee Classification as Part-Time or Full-Time: Not the Same Under the Affordable Care Act and ERISA
    Some of the most difficult and contentious provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) are the employer mandate and upcoming reporting requirements effective in 2015. “Difficult” because the employer mandate…
  • Dec 26

    Taking credit for setting up a retirement plan

    Taking credit for setting up a retirement plan
    As we near the end of the year, many business owners rush to establish retirement plans to capture calendar fiscal year tax deductions. If you’re one of those small business owners, you may also be eligible to receive a tax credit for…
Rank this Week: 2132

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/
  • Jan 9

    Retirement: How Ready Are You?

    Retirement: How Ready Are You?
    January 9, 2015 - “Apples, peaches, pumpkin pie….” Remember that? If you once lived in a house without satellite, cable or, heck, even color television, you likely recognize this familiar jingle as part of something you…
  • Dec 24

    2014 Reflections, 2015 Intention

    2014 Reflections, 2015 Intention
    December 24, 2014 – A year ago, we prognosticated that 2014 would be “the year of the annuity” based on financial articles we were reading at the time. Boy, was it ever! Thanks to the faith and confidence our loyal clientele…
  • Dec 24

    2014 Reflections, 2015 Intention

    2014 Reflections, 2015 Intention
    December 24, 2014 – A year ago, we prognosticated that 2014 would be “the year of the annuity” based on financial articles we were reading at the time. Boy, was it ever! Thanks to the faith and confidence our loyal clientele…
Rank this Week: 2273

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: 2178

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

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

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Kruk v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35637 (D. Conn. 2013) Facts and holding: Rita Kruk (“Kruk”), a Human Resources Specialist, was a participant in an ERISA plan provided through her employment that provided…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger &amp; Wolen and Hinshaw &amp; Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
  • Aug 25

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 2383

Risk Worldwide Blog

Risk Worldwide Blog

Covers asset protection, disaster response, and insurance recovery.

http://www.riskworldwide.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Drought and climate change: their combined impact on regional precipitation.

    Drought and climate change: their combined impact on regional precipitation.
    No matter what one’s belief may be regarding the validity of climate change one thing is for certain, we are already feeling its impacts in various forms.  Perhaps the most relevant and immediate impact of a warming planet has been…
  • Feb 20

    Midwest/Chicago area winter thaw highlights snowmelt as impetus for water intrusion:

    Midwest/Chicago area winter thaw highlights snowmelt as impetus for water intrusion:
    Chicago, IL and most of the Midwest are currently experiencing a mid-winter thaw that has resulted in flooded buildings and basements throughout the region.  The unseasonably warm air that pushed through the area over the past two days…
  • Feb 13

    Water intrusion: identifying the source and mitigating the risk

    Water intrusion: identifying the source and mitigating the risk
      Each year thousands of property owners and managers file insurance claims for mold infestation, structural and interior damage or rot, and various other damages all of which stem from an initial source of water intrusion.  In a…
Rank this Week: 2304