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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: 49

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: 186

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: 255

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 16

    Assignment of Benefits, Part 4: Colorado

    Assignment of Benefits, Part 4: Colorado
    The requests from our readers keep coming and in this week’s installment of my blog series on Assignments of Benefits (“AOBs”) we will be discussing the applicability and validity of AOBs in Colorado. In Parrish Chiropractic…
Rank this Week: 302

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 15

    Running out the clock

    Running out the clock
    Is it possible that the "Repeal" part of "Repeal & Replace" is becoming moot?Certainly recent events seem to support the theory (which I just made up):Exhibit A: Yesterday, we learned that the proposed merger of Aetna and Humana was…
Rank this Week: 267

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: 262

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 310

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 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…
  • Feb 15

    Guest Post: The “Wicked Problem” of Cybersecurity

    Guest Post: The “Wicked Problem” of Cybersecurity
    Cybersecurity is one of the most important and challenging issues of our time, one with which many organizations are struggling. In the following guest post, John Doernberg takes a look at the ways we talk about cybersecurity and asks whether…
Rank this Week: 378

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: 453

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Fears Nachawati is Representing Former NFL Players in Concussion Related Case

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

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

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

    Fears Nachawati Attorneys Selected to 2016 Super Lawyers List

    Fears Nachawati Attorneys Selected to 2016 Super Lawyers List
    Fears Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that Partner Majed Nachawati has been selected to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by receive this honor.…
Rank this Week: 462

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • 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…
  • Nov 17

    The law of subrogation, and how it affects policyholder

    The law of subrogation, and how it affects policyholder
    “Subrogation” seems to be a simple concept. You suffer a loss. Your insurance company pays for the loss. Your insurance company then assumes your rights against the party that damaged you. But, like everything in the insurance…
Rank this Week: 577

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: 780

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

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

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 837

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: 700

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: 832

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: 871

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: 1017

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: 1075

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…
Rank this Week: 1125

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/
  • Oct 17

    6 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in Injury Case

    6 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in Injury Case
    If you have been involved in an accident, there are important steps you may need to take to protect your rights and interests. In addition, the following six biggest mistakes to avoid in injury cases may be helpful to you. Fail to Proactively…
  • Oct 17

    6 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in Injury Case

    6 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in Injury Case
    If you have been involved in an accident, there are important steps you may need to take to protect your rights and interests. In addition, the following six biggest mistakes to avoid in injury cases may be helpful to you. Fail to Proactively…
  • Oct 9

    What is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

    What is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
      When clients come to see me shortly after having been involved in an accident, I am often asked what the value of the case is. This is a legitimate question, but one that is very difficult to answer early on. It becomes an easier…
Rank this Week: 904

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

Covers civil litigation and insurance defense in Washington, D.C. By David Stratton.

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • Feb 12

    Crime stats and map - Fairfax County, Virginia

    Crime stats and map - Fairfax County, Virginia
    Here is a link to a crime mapping website, that will give you the date, location, and type of crimes reported in Fairfax County for any date range. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/policeevent... Makes me wonder if any other jurisdictions around…
  • Nov 20

    A handy unofficial website that does a…

    A handy unofficial website that does a statewide search of all Virginia circuit courts BUT FFX and Alexandria. http://vacircuitcourtsearch.com/
  • Jul 26

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA
    A headline in the Christian Science Monitor caught my eye the other day: "Are you an independent contractor? Probably not, Labor Department says." The article goes on to discuss a new Department of Labor ruling concerning the…
Rank this Week: 951

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: 1113

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: 1454

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: 1276

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: 1369

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: 1234

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: 1217

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1274

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

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

http://www.insurerereport.com/
  • Nov 4

    Comments on NYSDFS Cybersecurity Regulation Begin Pouring In

    Comments on NYSDFS Cybersecurity Regulation Begin Pouring In
    On September 28, 2016, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) released for comment a proposed new regulation entitled Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (23 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 500). Various industry…
  • Nov 2

    Just Down the Hall — D.C. Appeals Court Hears Appeal Over MetLife’s SIFI Statu

    Just Down the Hall — D.C. Appeals Court Hears Appeal Over MetLife’s SIFI Statu
    On March 30, 2016, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia stripped MetLife of its designation as a nonbank systemically important financial institution (nonbank SIFI). She held that the designation…
  • Oct 26

    Court Finds Ambiguity Over When Property Damage Commenced

    Court Finds Ambiguity Over When Property Damage Commenced
    Ambiguity surrounding the term “commencing” led a court to deny an insurer’s motion seeking to dismiss an insured’s property damage claim, despite the insured’s inability to state when the property damage at…
Rank this Week: 1520

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law…

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law Blog

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

http://kytortjournal.com
  • Sep 27

    Businesses are Responsible for Injuries from Misusing Caution Sign

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

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

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

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

    Court of Appeals Clarifies Law Regarding Apportionment for Third Party Defendants.
    The Kentucky Court of Appeals recently published two cases dealing with apportionment involving third-party defendants that are of interest.   In the case of Memorial Sports Complex, LLC v. McCormick, et al., the Court was required to…
Rank this Week: 1479

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/
  • Feb 9

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  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1233

First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    Sharing the CaseGlide Vision: Building the Future of Insurance Claim

    Sharing the CaseGlide Vision: Building the Future of Insurance Claim
        Overview: Our Current Focus: we have linked the smartest claims people with the smartest technology people. With that behind us, we are dedicating all of our resources to building the leading claims analytics and predictive…
  • Aug 26

    Tropical Storm Erika Projected to Make Landfall in Florida Soon

    Tropical Storm Erika Projected to Make Landfall in Florida Soon
    Tropical Storm Erika may be making landfall in Florida early next week. Here is a recap of the other most important facts: the current winds are at 45 MPH its moving swiftly west at 17MPH Erika is expected to remain a tropical storm with…
  • Aug 2

    A Rude Awakening: the 2015 Florida Homeowners Insurance Litigation Alarm

    A Rude Awakening: the 2015 Florida Homeowners Insurance Litigation Alarm
    Don’t you wish you were in your bed, with your pillow and your comforter? Imagine the blinds are dropped all the way to the window sill. They’re tilted in a way that not one flicker of light shines in. I know. Its painful to think…
Rank this Week: 1508

Washington State Insurance Law…

Washington State Insurance Law Blog

Features summaries of recent appellate court opinions on issues of law important to the Washington insurance industry. By Jason W. Anderson.

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

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'
    The 'R' Street Institute, a new think tank focusing on free markets, has published its inaugural research project, a state-by-state report card on insurance regulation. The Institute measured states' performance based on fourteen…
  • Oct 25

    No Jury Required at Reasonableness Hearing

    No Jury Required at Reasonableness Hearing
    The Washington Supreme Court held today in a 6/3 split decision that an insurer is not entitled to have a jury decide the reasonableness of a covenant judgment.
  • Jul 1

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'
    The 'R' Street Institute, a new think tank focusing on free markets, has published its inaugural research project, a state-by-state report card on insurance regulation.
Rank this Week: 1561

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2644

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: 1682

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: 2073

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: 2197

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: 1654

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: 2084

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…
Rank this Week: 1999

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: 1731

Tennessee Disability and Life…

Tennessee Disability and Life Insurance Blog

Covers insurance law. By Pepper Law, PLC.

http://www.nashvilleinsurancelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1658

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: 2085

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: 1824

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/
  • Nov 15

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”
    I was recently asked to review a claim denial by a well know disability insurer for a nice lady who suffered a terrible crush injury  to her foot.  She had worked at a production facility where her job duties required her to be…
  • Oct 19

    Court rejects Cigna’s denial of claim by paralyzed claimant

    Court rejects Cigna’s denial of claim by paralyzed claimant
    In this recent case out of Louisiana the court rejected Cigna’s (Life Insurance Company of North America) efforts to deny a claim by a man who was permanently paralyzed and wheelchair bound. The claimant, Mr. Hughes, had been employed…
  • Jul 10

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit
    A US District Court Judge recently granted a motion filed by SMDA granting LTD benefits to one of our clients.  The Court found that the third party administrator had abused its discretion in recommending a denial of benefits.  The…
Rank this Week: 2053