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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: 55

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

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

    Catering Truck Crashes into Pole in Sunnyvale

    Catering Truck Crashes into Pole in Sunnyvale
    On March 17 at around 9:30 a.m., a catering truck crashed into a traffic signal pole in East Caribbean Drive. Two women were in the truck. One was airlifted to a nearby hospital and the other was taken by ambulance. Both are being treated for…
  • Mar 22

    New California Tenant Rights Laws in Effect January 1

    New California Tenant Rights Laws in Effect January 1
    If you rent an apartment or house in California, then you should be aware of a few new laws that went into effect on January 1. These laws may affect your rights. The Bed Bug Law, AB 551 This law is important since bed bugs continue to plague…
  • Mar 20

    HR 1215 Concerns Lawmakers, Attorneys, and the Elderly

    HR 1215 Concerns Lawmakers, Attorneys, and the Elderly
    Under House Bill 1215, introduced in February 2017 by Rep. Steve King, R-IA, there would be a cap of $250,000 on non-economic damages for civil malpractice cases involving elderly and dependent adults. While California has a similar cap, it…
Rank this Week: 168

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • Mar 29

    Key-Fob Amendment to Texas Service Contract Law Considered by Legislature

    Key-Fob Amendment to Texas Service Contract Law Considered by Legislature
    The Texas Legislature is considering legislation that would expressly permit service contracts to include the replacement of a motor vehicle key or key-fob. Specifically, Senate Bill 1263 and House Bill 2275 would redefine “service…
  • Mar 28

    Excess and Surplus Lines Law Manual 2017 Update

    Excess and Surplus Lines Law Manual 2017 Update
    We are happy to provide the 2017 edition of our Excess and Surplus Lines Law Manual. This edition reflects all of the pertinent changes in the surplus lines laws and regulations of the 50 states and U.S. territories during the past year.…
  • Mar 27

    Delaware Supreme Court Endorses Single State Choice of Law for Environmental Insurance Coverage Case

    Delaware Supreme Court Endorses Single State Choice of Law for Environmental Insurance Coverage Case
    The Delaware Supreme Court has endorsed the application of a single state’s insurance law to disputes over coverage under policies issued to a global company for costs associated with environmental waste sites in two states. The…
Rank this Week: 263

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Mar 28

    Assignment of Benefits, Part 7: New York

    Assignment of Benefits, Part 7: New York
    More and more requests are coming in from our readers, and this in this post we are looking at Assignments of Benefits (“AOBs”) in New York. New York follows the majority of states we have reviewed and permits AOBs when the…
  • Mar 27

    Jury Awards Homeowner $1.3 Million Stemming from Residential Claim Dispute

    Jury Awards Homeowner $1.3 Million Stemming from Residential Claim Dispute
    Last week, a jury in California awarded a homeowner more than $1.3 million arising from a dispute with his Ameriprise insurer.1 According to the complaint, the coverage dispute arose after the insured’s home was damaged during a…
  • Mar 26

    FAPIA Conference – Educational Courses and Fishing Fun

    FAPIA Conference – Educational Courses and Fishing Fun
    Calling all anglers and Public Insurance Adjusters! Check out the 25th Anniversary FAPIA Conference that kicks off on Sunday, May 21st with a fun fishing tournament in the Florida Keys! Taking a few days in the tranquil Florida Keys to…
Rank this Week: 330

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Mar 14

    Mediating a Long-Term Disability Case: The New Norm?

    Mediating a Long-Term Disability Case: The New Norm?
    {3:33 minutes to read} After having mediated hundreds of—and settled well over a thousand—long-term disability cases, I have found that mediation has now become the standard in the long-term disability industry for resolving…
  • Mar 6

    Trying a Long-term Disability Case: The Big Gamble?

    Trying a Long-term Disability Case: The Big Gamble?
    {3:35 minutes to read} Having participated in a number of long-term disability trials over the years, I can tell you that the trial process is an exhilarating experience—for an attorney—but is a very daunting and painful process…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 380

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Mar 29

    D&O Insurance: When Is a Claim a “Securities Claim”?

    D&O Insurance: When Is a Claim a “Securities Claim”?
    Public company D&O insurance policies typically provide coverage for the corporate entity only for “Securities Claims.” A recent case in the Delaware Superior Court involved the question of whether a bankruptcy trustee’s…
  • Mar 28

    Brazilian Energy Company’s Corruption-Related U.S. Securities Suit Survives Dismissal Motion

    Brazilian Energy Company’s Corruption-Related U.S. Securities Suit Survives Dismissal Motion
    As I have frequently noted (most recently here), Brazil’s ever-expanding corruption investigation that initially focused on Petrobras, the country’s state-run oil company, has swept up an increasing number of companies across the…
  • Mar 27

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Item 303 Creates Actionable Disclosure Duty

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Item 303 Creates Actionable Disclosure Duty
    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case that will address a recurring issue that has arisen in the securities class action litigation arena – that is, whether or not the alleged failure to make a disclosure required…
Rank this Week: 427

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    #ACAWinning: Part 4,327

    #ACAWinning: Part 4,327
    Yeah, about that 3000% rate decrease:"In Anchorage, premiums for a silver ACA plan for a 64-year-old couple making $82K a year = *$50,930* a year. That's not a misprint."The plan looks like this:  [click to embiggen]So, $50,000 before…
  • Mar 29

    Marty Robbins Life Insurance

    Marty Robbins Life Insurance
    We've written pretty extensively over the past dozen or so years about Universal Life, very little of which was complimentary. The design itself, especially the first few iterations, really needed a young person as the insured, and said young…
  • Mar 28

    Short Term Medical Plans: With a Twist?

    Short Term Medical Plans: With a Twist?
    We've written before about Short Term Medical (STM) plans as potentially viable ObamaPlan alternatives. They're a lot less expensive than O'Care plans, and offer lower out-of-pocket maximum's, to boot.On the flip side, they're underwritten…
Rank this Week: 614

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 8

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law
    An ADU, previously known as “in-law” units or “granny flats,” are additional living spaces on single-family lots that have a separate kitchen, bathroom, and exterior access independent of the primary residence. Two…
  • Feb 18

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental
    A new law in effect for 2016, requires short-term vacation rental websites such as Airbnb to provide disclosures to tenants.  While subletting is often not allowed in rental agreements, and can even lead to eviction, many tenants…
  • Jul 2

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
Rank this Week: 613

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

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

    Household Guest Injuries May Be Compensable Under Homeowners’ Insurance

    Household Guest Injuries May Be Compensable Under Homeowners’ Insurance
    Household injuries occur more often than many realize.  In fact, millions of Americans are injured on residential property each year.  Those injured in their residence or at the home of another may be able to seek compensation…
  • Mar 18

    When a Dog Bites, Who is the “Owner”?

    When a Dog Bites, Who is the “Owner”?
    Miami Homeowners’ Insurance Attorneys Discuss Liability for Dog Bites Under Florida law, a dog owner is liable for damages their dog inflicts on another under certain circumstances.  Florida law defines a dog owner as any person…
  • Mar 12

    Drones and Homeowners’ Insurance

    Drones and Homeowners’ Insurance
    Homeowners’ Insurance Lawyers Analyze Drone Coverage Under Homeowners’ Insurance Recreational drones have risen drastically in popularity the past few years, but questions continue to swirl concerning safety and privacy when it…
Rank this Week: 667

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

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

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 826

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

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

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Mar 21

    FDA Advisory Committee Finds Opana ER Risks Outweigh Benefit

    FDA Advisory Committee Finds Opana ER Risks Outweigh Benefit
    On March 14, 2017, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee found that the risks associated with use of Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride) outweighed the potential benefits. Opana ER is an opioid pain medication, which…
  • Mar 20

    Jennifer Jordan, Featured Speaker at the 2017 ALFA International Seminar

    Jennifer Jordan, Featured Speaker at the 2017 ALFA International Seminar
    This week, Jennifer Jordan, our Chief Legal Officer, will be a featured speaker at the 2017 ALFA International – Workers’ Compensation Practice Group Seminar in Austin, Texas.  Jennifer will be co-presenting with Beth…
  • Mar 17

    MAO Recovery & Courts: Aggressively Pursuing Lien

    MAO Recovery & Courts: Aggressively Pursuing Lien
    On Wednesday, in the second decision of its kind this month, the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida denied in part and granted in part a Motion to Dismiss in a Medicare Advantage Organization (MAO) Medicare Secondary…
Rank this Week: 880

Comitz Beethe's Disability…

Comitz Beethe's Disability Insurance Claim Blog

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

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

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 3

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 3
    Retirement Protection Insurance In our last two posts we discussed two different disability insurance policy riders that may help mitigate the problems that a disabling condition can create for your retirement planning. A graded lifetime…
  • Mar 13

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 2

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 2
    Lump Sum Rider In our last post we discussed some of the ways a disability can impact your retirement planning and how a graded lifetime benefits rider can help mitigate some of those problems. A lifetime benefits rider certainly has its…
  • Mar 6

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 1

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 1
    Graded Lifetime Benefits Rider In previous posts we’ve talked about the importance of protecting your investment in your education and your career with an individual disability insurance policy. A vast majority of doctors and dentists…
Rank this Week: 766

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/
  • Mar 20

    As Luck Would Have It: Evidence Insured Would Reject a Settlement Offer Excused Insurer from Notifying Insured of Such Offer

    As Luck Would Have It: Evidence Insured Would Reject a Settlement Offer Excused Insurer from Notifying Insured of Such Offer
    Summary: If a tree falls in the woods, and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? If a claimant offers a settlement, and the insured would have rejected it had she known of the offer, is it bad faith? The Ninth Circuit said…
  • Mar 16

    Sandberg Phoenix attending CLM Annual Conference in Nashville

    Sandberg Phoenix attending CLM Annual Conference in Nashville
    Summary: I look forward to attending, for the sixth year in a row, the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Annual Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee on March 29 through March 31. This year Sandberg…
  • Mar 13

    Insurer Must Know When It Owes (or Say Why It Shouldn’t)

    Insurer Must Know When It Owes (or Say Why It Shouldn’t)
    Summary: An insurer is required to know the law, and to fulfill any obligations that would exist even in its “least coverage” scenario. The Louisiana Court of Appeal found an insurer committed bad faith by failing to pay a…
Rank this Week: 806

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 932

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: 918

Florida Insurance Law Blog

Florida Insurance Law Blog

Discusses insurance news, cases, class actions, and bad faith insurance claims. By Liggio Benrubi.

http://www.floridainsurancelawblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Reverse Mortgage problems… the issues are ongoing

    Reverse Mortgage problems… the issues are ongoing
    I posted about Reverse Mortgages two weeks ago. We received some excellent and helpful e-mails in response, as well as several comments here on the Legal Examiner. One of those comments suggests that our information is old and outdated.…
  • Feb 28

    Reverse Mortgages and Mortgage Servicing: What we continue to learn is disturbing

    Reverse Mortgages and Mortgage Servicing: What we continue to learn is disturbing
    Last September, I posted about reverse mortgages here. We agreed to represent our client, Mrs. Gravlin 4 days before the trial was scheduled in the foreclosure action.  She had a reverse mortgage, they were foreclosing on her (despite…
  • Feb 12

    Medical Bankruptcy

    Medical Bankruptcy
    I’ve been  meaning to comment on this timely and recent New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/06/upshot/lost-jobs-houses-savings-even-insured-often-face-crushing-medical-debt.html?_r=0 The article in turn refers to…
Rank this Week: 1031

California Insurance Litigation…

California Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers California insurance law and litigation, including ERISA law, class actions and unfair business practices. By McKennon Schindler LLP.

http://www.californiainsurancelitigation.com
Rank this Week: 1007

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 1138

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

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

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 1222

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
  • Jun 10

    California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2015

    California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2015
    The deadline for Assembly bills to be passed by the California Assembly and for Senate bills to be passed by the California Senate was June 5. Bills that met the deadline are eligible for enactment this year. Bills that failed to meet the…
  • Mar 25

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing

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

    TEST

    TEST
    In a significant decision the Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that claims-made-and-reported requirements in claims made policies should be enforced as written. An insured's failure to report a claim during the time required by the policy…
Rank this Week: 1307

Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

Covers construction and insurance issues in New Zealand. By Grimshaw & Co.

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/wordpress/
Rank this Week: 1095

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Does An Insurance Agent Have To Discuss Exclusions In A Policy?

    Does An Insurance Agent Have To Discuss Exclusions In A Policy?
    The above question comes up more often than it should.  The short answer is no.  A 2000, San Antonio Court of Appeals case styled, Nwaigwe v. Prudential Property & Casualty Insurance Company, discusses the agent’s…
  • Mar 26

    Insurance Company Insolvency

    Insurance Company Insolvency
    All insurance lawyers need to know what happens to a claim when an insurance company becomes insolvent.  Insolvency to an insurance company is the same as bankruptcy to other companies and individuals.  So what effect is this to…
  • Mar 25

    Llano County Property Owners – When Is A Fence Part Of Your Home

    Llano County Property Owners – When Is A Fence Part Of Your Home
    The Insurance Journal published an article on an opinion issued by the Texas Supreme Court that will have an impact on all property owners in the State of Texas.  The title of the article is, Texas High Court Sides With Policyholder In…
Rank this Week: 1420

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1404

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Mar 22

    The Midnight Hour: It’s Too Late to Pay Your Premiums After the Fire has Started

    The Midnight Hour: It’s Too Late to Pay Your Premiums After the Fire has Started
    Procrastinators put things off until the last minute.  Waiting until “the midnight hour” to take care of important tasks, however, can have some truly negative consequences.  A recent example of this can be found in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1819

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

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

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Mar 21

    Third Party Breach, Third Party Exposure

    Third Party Breach, Third Party Exposure
    A breach of a printing company system shows the exposure to third party breaches, and the importance of Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) for protection from situations outside…
  • Mar 7

    One Third of US Companies Breached

    One Third of US Companies Breached
    According to a recent survey of IT professionals, 34% of [large] US companies were breached in the 12 months prior to the survey. Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) is an important…
  • Mar 2

    How Good Are Hackers? Really Good

    How Good Are Hackers? Really Good
    Expert hackers are good, and can quickly breach most targets, according to a survey. Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy and Network Security insurance coverage) is an important additional protection.
Rank this Week: 1899

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: 1603

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: 1896

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: 1425

No Fault Defender

No Fault Defender

Provides a defense attorney's perspective on New York's No-Fault law. By Jason Tenenbaum.

http://nofault.lisquared.com
  • Mar 26

    Ime cut off succeed

    Ime cut off succeed
    V.S. Care Acupuncture PC v MVAIC, 2015 NY Slip Op 50350(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2015) Defendant MVAIC made a prima facie showing of entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by demonstrating that it timely denied plaintiff’s…
  • Mar 26

    Consolidated Attorney fee

    Consolidated Attorney fee
    EMA Acupuncture P.C. v Allstate Ins. Co., 2015 NY Slip Op 50348(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2015) Good job James F. Sullivan and crew. We sustain so much of the order under review as limited the amount of any recovery of attorneys’ fees…
  • Mar 26

    No-Show. Was it timely?

    No-Show. Was it timely?
    Acupuncture Solutions, P.C. v Lumbermans Mut. Cas. Co., 2015 NY Slip Op 50346(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2015) “The defendant-insurer made a prima facie showing of entitlement to summary judgment dismissing the action for first-party…
Rank this Week: 1503

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 & Wolen and Hinshaw & 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: 1754

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: 1719

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: 1606

Alabama Insurance Defense Report

Alabama Insurance Defense Report

Covers insurance law for claim professionals and practitioners. By Thomas Little.

http://alabamainsurancedefensereport.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1576

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

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

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Cyberattack by telephone held not computer fraud (US)

    Cyberattack by telephone held not computer fraud (US)
    Where an insurer’s policy covered computer fraud, a Georgia US judge refused to grant the insured an indemnity when the fraud had been committed over the phone. The insured provides a service that allows customers to load funds onto…
  • Mar 28

    Deregistered corporation comes back to life retrospectively on reinstatement

    Deregistered corporation comes back to life retrospectively on reinstatement
    A corporation which is deregistered under the Companies Act 2008 is automatically and retrospectively re-vested with its rights when it is reinstated (under section 82(4)). In ZNK Investments CC v Luckytso Transport and Construction CC,…
  • Mar 28

    Review of pension fund trustee decision

    Review of pension fund trustee decision
    The role of a board of trustees is inextricably linked to the exercise of discretion. The ability to review a decision is rarely considered by a board until a situation arises where a decision they have passed is challenged. The objects and…
Rank this Week: 2230

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2318

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

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

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

    Arbitration Might Not Be Required If No Mental Capacity To Knowingly Enter Into Contract

    Arbitration Might Not Be Required If No Mental Capacity To Knowingly Enter Into Contract
    The Plaintiffs Walker Bark and Debra Yahquo signed two contracts with Lake Country Chevrolet to purchase automobiles. A disagreement arose over the vehicles. Unable to resolve the dispute to their satisfaction, the Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit.…
  • Mar 20

    Oklahoma Wildfires Destroy A Staggering 800,000 Acre

    Oklahoma Wildfires Destroy A Staggering 800,000 Acre
    Fires in northwest Oklahoma have damaged more than 800,000 acres. The extent and size of the area damaged is hard for many of us to comprehend. As a couple of measuring sticks, there are 640 acres in one square mile. So it means you would…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Coverage For Restaurants; You Definitely Want Drive Through Coverage

    Insurance Coverage For Restaurants; You Definitely Want Drive Through Coverage
    Fortunately no one was hurt when a car drove into the Silver Dollar Restaurant in Collinsville, Oklahoma.  In a news account by Emory Bryan with the above photograph, she reported: ” The police started an investigation, but…
Rank this Week: 2888

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Mar 23

    Ambiguity in insurance policie

    Ambiguity in insurance policie
    It’s hard to believe that it’s been over four years since Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey. Back then, figuring that discretion was the better part of valor, I gathered up my family and drove out to Pennsylvania to wait out the…
  • Feb 20

    Limitations periods and notice provisions in insurance policie

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

    The Shortcomings of D&O Insurance

    The Shortcomings of D&amp;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…
Rank this Week: 2829

Disability Insurance Legal…

Disability Insurance Legal Resource

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

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

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 3

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 3
    Retirement Protection Insurance In our last two posts we discussed two different disability insurance policy riders that may help mitigate the problems that a disabling condition can create for your retirement planning. A graded lifetime…
  • Mar 13

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 2

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 2
    Lump Sum Rider In our last post we discussed some of the ways a disability can impact your retirement planning and how a graded lifetime benefits rider can help mitigate some of those problems. A lifetime benefits rider certainly has its…
  • Mar 6

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 1

    Protecting Your Retirement Income – Part 1
    Graded Lifetime Benefits Rider In previous posts we’ve talked about the importance of protecting your investment in your education and your career with an individual disability insurance policy. A vast majority of doctors and dentists…
Rank this Week: 2440

Tina Willis Law

Tina Willis Law

Florida injury attorney shares in-depth articles telling injury victims how to maximize their accident and injury case settlements and verdicts, and exposes some scams in the industry. Also explains all different types of accident and injury cases, and how those are handled.

http://injuryattorneyflorida.com/
  • Mar 6

    Is Failure To Perform Necessary Surgery Medical Malpractice?

    Is Failure To Perform Necessary Surgery Medical Malpractice?
    Doctors Who Fail To Perform Surgery: Medical Malpractice? As a medical malpractice lawyer based in Orlando, Florida, one question I hear regularly from potential clients is whether a doctor’s failure to perform necessary surgery is…
  • Mar 25

    Attorneys Fees In Bad Faith Florida Car Accident Case

    Attorneys Fees In Bad Faith Florida Car Accident Case
    Bad Faith Attorneys’ Fees In Florida Car Accident Cases Sometimes, in car accident cases, an Orlando personal injury attorney needs to prove that an insurance company acted in bad faith against their insured.  This can allow their…
  • Mar 7

    Florida Motorcycle Accident Settlement Amount

    Florida Motorcycle Accident Settlement Amount
    Florida Motorcycle Accident Settlement Values As an Orlando auto accident attorney, I often consult verdict and settlement reporters to help myself and my team to advise clients regarding the possible value of their case.  This list…
Rank this Week: 2890

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Mar 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
  • Mar 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2378

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

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

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

    Just Published: “A Good Fit”

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

    With Friends Like These . . .

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

    The S&P 500 by President

    The S&amp;P 500 by President
    January 20, 2017 – On Inauguration Day, here’s a little financial food for thought as you contemplate your own financial future and the decisions you’ll be making over the next few years. Twelve of the last fourteen…
Rank this Week: 2798

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: 2447

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: 2415

Louisiana Insurance & Injury…

Louisiana Insurance & Injury Lawyer Blog

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

https://www.lavislaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2044

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: 2353