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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: 54

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 84

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Aug 4

    Great News for Florida Policyholders!

    Great News for Florida Policyholders!
    I usually don't cut and paste press releases in their entirety and offer them to our blog readers.  However, I have to make an exception this time.  My good friend, Sha'Ron James, was recently appointed as Florida's Insurance…
  • Aug 4

    Insurance Companies in The Construction Repair and Restoration Busine

    Insurance Companies in The Construction Repair and Restoration Busine
    A recent trend in the property insurance industry is that some companies are buying or making partnerships with insurance repair and restoration companies. They are literally trying to profit from the claim. Yesterday's press release by…
  • Aug 3

    Judge Robert Fall's Impact on Superstorm Sandy Litigation in Ocean County New Jersey

    Judge Robert Fall's Impact on Superstorm Sandy Litigation in Ocean County New Jersey
    Friday was the last day the special Superstorm Sandy docket in Ocean County New Jersey was under the authority of Judge Robert Fall. Anybody writing the history of Superstorm Sandy litigation would be remiss to not credit Judge Fall for…
Rank this Week: 244

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: 237

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/
  • Aug 4

    CMS Webinar Regarding Changes to the Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Process and Workload Scheduled for August 25, 2015

    CMS Webinar Regarding Changes to the Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Process and Workload Scheduled for August 25, 2015
    CMS has announced that a webinar regarding the upcoming changes to the Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) Recovery Process and Workload will be presented on August 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST. As noted in prior posts, effective October 2015, the…
  • Aug 3

    Collateral Source Rule in Delaware – Part II

    Collateral Source Rule in Delaware – Part II
    In follow up to the Delaware Supreme Court ruling in Stayton v. Delaware Health Corp. [see blog dated June 22, 2015], declaring Medicare payments not subject to the collateral source rule, the Superior Court on July 28, 2015 extended the…
  • Jul 29

    CMS’ Fraud Prevention System Creates Significant Impact

    CMS’ Fraud Prevention System Creates Significant Impact
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently recognized and applauded the agency’s internal Fraud Prevention System for the identification or prevention of $820 million in improper payments during the program’s…
Rank this Week: 321

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Life Insurance Denial...Overturned

    Life Insurance Denial...Overturned
    Most people don't realize it, but life insurance claims often get denied. You will immediately ask :wait, how can an insurance company deny a life insurance, once a person actually dies?" It's the natural question of course, but life…
  • Jul 22

    Four Kantor & Kantor Attorneys make the California Super Lawyers List for 2014

    Four Kantor & Kantor Attorneys make the California Super Lawyers List for 2014
    Kantor & Kantor is honored to announce the selection of four attorneys from the firm for the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Inclusion in this list is reserved for attorneys who exhibit distinct excellence in their practice.…
  • Jul 22

    Proving Disabilities Based On Pain

    Proving Disabilities Based On Pain
    Many of our clients have disabling pain. However, the difficulty is proving that the pain is disabling. There is no test to quantify the severity of pain as it is an entirely subjective condition. This does not mean however, that an…
Rank this Week: 345

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 383

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/
  • Aug 4

    Doctor With Ties to Drug Companies At Center of Increased Sales of Anticoagulant

    Doctor With Ties to Drug Companies At Center of Increased Sales of Anticoagulant
    A new generation of anticoagulants, namely Xarelto and Pradaxa, have been at the center of much controversy in recent times. The manufacturers of these drugs have seen a significant increase in sales of their drugs, thanks in part to how…
  • Aug 3

    Man Dies in Crash with Fire Truck in Agoura Hills, California

    Man Dies in Crash with Fire Truck in Agoura Hills, California
    Pictured above: The fire truck after the accident  Over the weekend, a California man involved in a crash with a Los Angeles County Fire Department fire truck was killed. The 36-year-old, identified as Eric Stein, was driving with his…
  • Jul 31

    New Evident Shows that Xarelto Can Be Passed Down From Mother to Fetu

    New Evident Shows that Xarelto Can Be Passed Down From Mother to Fetu
    A recent study has revealed that mothers who take Xarelto can pass down the drug to their unborn child. When ingested during pregnancy, the anticoagulant transfers back and forth across the placenta between a mother and her fetus. The study…
Rank this Week: 452

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 15

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary
    Yesterday the Department of Labor issued a number of proposed rules related to retirement plans, conflict of interest, providing investment advice and the definition of “fiduciary.”  Since the original proposed rule was…
  • Apr 8

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”
    Earlier this week, Starbucks announced that it is expanding its tuition reimbursement program to include more employees.  One article I read actually referred to as it as a “tuition plan.”  I don’t pretend to…
  • Apr 1

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document
    It seems that everyone has a smart phone or a tablet and I can’t think of anyone I know who does not have internet access at home.  Consequently, plan sponsors ask all the time if they can just e-mail plan documents to employees to…
Rank this Week: 469

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Urban Legends, Insurance File No. XXIV

    Urban Legends, Insurance File No. XXIV
    A lot of people suspect insurance companies systematically and fraudulently deny perfectly valid claims for some nefarious and greed-driven reason, and then blame someone else for it – e.g., missing information from physician; or your…
  • Aug 1

    Paying More and Enjoying it Le

    Paying More and Enjoying it Le
    If you like your plan ......... If you like your doctor ........... We will reduce premiums by $2500 .........Not only are legal Americans paying more for their health insurance AND health care while enjoying it less, some have figured out…
  • Jul 31

    Punctuation Count

    Punctuation Count
    Are you the type that pays attention to punctuation? How about an asterisk that directs you to a footnote.If you just ignore them, you should consider changing.Here's a wake up call about your Social Security statement.At first glance, the…
Rank this Week: 729

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: 681

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • 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”),…
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.
    For homeowner’s damaged by a home improvement contractor working on their their primary residence, don’t forget their License Bond as security.  For these homeowner’s, the available License Bond proceeds are the…
  • Feb 2

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco
    New legislation in the City and County of San Francisco is taking effect that allows qualified residents to legally rent their units through the Short-Term Residential Rental Registry via the San Francisco Planning Department.  San…
Rank this Week: 770

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/
  • Jun 12

    Pain & Suffering – What’s it Worth?

    Pain &amp; Suffering &ndash; What&rsquo;s it Worth?
    Can you sue for pain and suffering in an accident or medical malpractice case in Florida? The short answer is yes. However, there are other factors that go into pain and suffering claims and the potential for monetary awards. These are things…
  • Mar 26

    Homeowners’ Insurance Policies and Exclusions for Long-Term Leak

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

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie
      The State of Florida is a bicycle rider’s paradise. With virtually year around sunshine and warm weather as well as miles and miles of incredibly beautiful coastline, it should come as no surprise that bicycles are a common sight…
Rank this Week: 768

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/
  • Aug 4

    Insurance Companies Want To Be In Federal Court

    Insurance Companies Want To Be In Federal Court
    Tarrant county insurance attorneys need to read this opinion from the United States, Northern District Court, Amarillo Division. It is styled, Johnnie Shannon v. Underwriters at Lloyd's London, et al. There are many reasons an insurance…
  • Aug 2

    Health Insurance And Intoxication Exclusion

    Health Insurance And Intoxication Exclusion
    Insurance attorneys in Dallas County need to be able to know how the courts interpret exclusions in policies when the exclusions rule out coverage for injury resulting from intoxication of narcotics. The United States Western District Court…
  • Aug 1

    Texas Guaranty Fund

    Texas Guaranty Fund
    Insurance attorneys need to be able to discuss the Texas Guaranty Fund with their clients and how this fund works. Four large insurance companies were declared insolvent in 2013, and as a result lawyers will have situations where a client...
Rank this Week: 879

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    Do You Understand Your Disability Insurance Policy?

    Do You Understand Your Disability Insurance Policy?
    {3:54 minutes to read} An important part of having disability insurance – whether private or group coverage – is knowing and understanding the type of coverage you have. If you bought your own policy, there are 3 types of private…
  • Jul 28

    Can My Disability Insurance Policy Be Rescinded?

    Can My Disability Insurance Policy Be Rescinded?
    {3:56 minutes to read} Rescission is a legal term which means to cancel, revoke, or repeal a law, order, or agreement. If an insurance company rescinds your policy, they are, in effect, saying: “This policy never should have been…
  • Jul 15

    Does your doctor have your back?

    Does your doctor have your back?
    The most critical element to your long term disability claim is ensuring that you have a supportive physician. Physician support goes well beyond your doctor simply agreeing that your illness or injury limits you from working. Your doctor…
Rank this Week: 993

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: 1067

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: 987

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1181

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

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

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

    GAO Statement Highlights Deficiencies in Federal Exchange Enrollment Proce

    GAO Statement Highlights Deficiencies in Federal Exchange Enrollment Proce
    On July 16, 2015, the Government Accountability Office issued a written statement entitled “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Observations of 18 Undercover Tests of Enrollment Controls for Health-Care Coverage and Consumer…
  • Aug 3

    Federal Cyber Legislation – Hurry Up and Wait

    Federal Cyber Legislation – Hurry Up and Wait
    In recent months, two more companies in the healthcare industry have been hacked. UCLA Health announced on July 17, 2015 that it was the victim of a “criminal cyber attack” and “as many as 4.5 million individual potentially…
  • Jul 31

    Hawaiian High Court Allows an Excess Insurer to Equitably Subrogate a Bad Faith Claim

    Hawaiian High Court Allows an Excess Insurer to Equitably Subrogate a Bad Faith Claim
    On a certified question from the Hawaiian federal district court, the Hawaiian Supreme Court allowed an excess insurer to sue a primary insurer for bad faith. The case, St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance…
Rank this Week: 1109

Louisiana Insurance Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.louisianainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1238

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

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

http://sohalang.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1176

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/
  • Jul 21

    Persuasion

    Persuasion
    This post is off topic from our typical posts, but hopefully helpful to insurance practitioners. As in any business, persuasion is important in insurance, whether soliciting a customer, communicating with an underwriter or interacting with…
  • Jul 7

    Top Surplus Lines Insurance Market

    Top Surplus Lines Insurance Market
    The insurer rankings within the excess & surplus lines (or E&S) insurance markets changed in 2014 according to a recent listing from Insurance Journal (see here). Berkshire Hathaway continued its strong growth, at 48% year over year.…
  • Jun 30

    Insurance Agents & Cyber Risk Insurance

    Insurance Agents &amp; Cyber Risk Insurance
    All insurance agencies and brokers should carry Cyber Risk Insurance to protect themselves from data breach exposure and to demonstrate good risk management for clients, yet some insurance agencies do not purchase the coverage. Insurance…
Rank this Week: 1322

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/
  • Jul 14

    Who do you trust: the institution or the individual?

    Who do you trust: the institution or the individual?
                  My social media role model, Kevin O’Keefe, blogged an interesting question yesterday, Individual lawyer or law firm blog, which is trusted more? Kevin is President and Founder of LexBlog,…
  • Jul 7

    Employee financial stress and how employers can help

    Employee financial stress and how employers can help
    The whimsical picture shown above belies the serious matter of many American workers suffering from financial problems. They are living paycheck-to-paycheck with budgets stretched thin affecting employees at all pay levels. Dr. E. Thomas…
  • Jul 6

    Legal Advice on Your 401(k) Plan – Is It Confidential?

    Legal Advice on Your 401(k) Plan – Is It Confidential?
    Let’s say you have a concern about how your 401(k) plan is operating.  Maybe participant loans aren’t getting repaid or a service provider has neglected to allocate forfeitures on an annual bases.  So you consult a…
Rank this Week: 1319

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 16

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?

    Will Your Tech E&amp;O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else&rsquo;s Electronic Data?
      The following was written by my good friend Scott Godes. While Scott may be intellectually dishonest, he is an effective advocate and counselor to his policyholder clients. Thanks Scott. Court Offers Narrow Interpretation of…
  • May 15

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?
    On April 27, 2015, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari on the seminal question of whether a putative class of consumers’ allegations of statutory violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”),…
  • May 3

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
Rank this Week: 1391

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

Provides analysis of trends and developments in the area of insurance coverage law. By Farella Braun + Martel.

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1693

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Jul 28

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2015 – Part 2

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2015 – Part 2
    Here is part two of my insights from last week’s DRI class action seminar: No Injury Classes and Article III Standing: Andrew Pincus, lead counsel in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins (to be decided by the Supreme Court next Term, see my May…
  • Jul 27

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2015 – Part 1

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2015 – Part 1
    As I’ve done in past years, this post and the next one will summarize some takeaways I gleaned from this year’s DRI Class Action Seminar. Impact of Dart Cherokee: Nowell Berreth, who argued this case in the Supreme Court, spoke…
  • Jul 7

    Is a Class of Opt Outs Viable? Florida Court of Appeal Says No

    Is a Class of Opt Outs Viable? Florida Court of Appeal Says No
    A recent Florida appellate court decision caught my eye because it addressed a potentially-important issue that is not expressly addressed by Fed. R. Civ. P. 23, and has rarely been litigated: whether persons who have opted out of a class…
Rank this Week: 1956

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
  • Jul 9

    Breaching the Duty to Defend: Remedy for Recovering Peace of Mind

    Breaching the Duty to Defend: Remedy for Recovering Peace of Mind
    Given the American Law Institute’s recent discussion at its May 2015 meeting, regarding Preliminary Draft No. 1 of the Restatement on Liability Insurance, Chapter 2, Sections 20 and 21, I would like to add my voice to those who support…
  • Jun 16

    To Be or Not to Be – an Insured Contract: Coverage for Breach of Warranty Claim

    To Be or Not to Be – an Insured Contract: Coverage for Breach of Warranty Claim
    In Bituminous Casualty Corporation v. Plano Molding Company, 2015 IL App (2d) 140292, the Illinois Appellate Court tackled one of the most misunderstood issues in the commercial general liability policy: does an obligation to indemnify…
  • Jun 14

    Minimizing Financial Losses Using Builder's Risk Insurance

    Minimizing Financial Losses Using Builder's Risk Insurance
    Seth Lamden will be presenting the program entitled "Minimizing Financial Losses Using Builder's Risk Insurance" at the AACE International's Annual Meeting on Monday, June 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada.…
Rank this Week: 1922

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: 1643

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

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

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

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

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

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

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

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

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 1920

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: 1949

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: 1740

It's No-Fault of NY

It's No-Fault of NY

Covers New York no-fault insurance law news, analysis and commentary. By Damin J. Toell and Erik B. Lutwin.

http://nynofaultlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    How do you spell "Pyrrhic victory"?

    How do you spell "Pyrrhic victory"?
    A new post. It's only been like a year and a half. Anyway, there's a new Appellate Division case you should read.Matter of Carothers v GEICO Indem. Co., __ A.D. 3d, __, 2010 NY Slip Op 09256 (2d Dep't, 2010).
  • Jul 30

    Coverage Counsel

    Coverage Counsel
    I'm not sure how it's possible, but apparently I never, before now, had a link in my blogroll to Roy A. Mura, Esq.'s wonderful blog Coverage Counsel. Mr. Mura's posts deal with no-fault issues, as well as a much wider range of insurance law…
  • Jul 23

    Provider EUO

    Provider EUO
    David M. Gottlieb, Esq. has previously covered this issue at No-Fault Paradise, but it seems to me that it's worth some additional attention.On June 24, 2009, the NYS Insurance Department issued an opinion letter entitled "Examinations Under…
Rank this Week: 1959

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Aug 3

    Seeking Shelter from the Storm: the Washington Post on Retirement Readine

    Seeking Shelter from the Storm: the Washington Post on Retirement Readine
    Well, I am not sure how much new there is in this Washington Post article, “A Retirement Storm is Coming,” but I liked it nonetheless. It’s a good story on the problems in retirement financing people face and possible…
  • Jul 28

    Baseball, Hot Dogs and Class Action Lawyer

    Baseball, Hot Dogs and Class Action Lawyer
    One of my favorite kid friendly, safe for work jokes: Q: Moose walks into a bar. What’s he say? A: Ouch. If you like that one, how about this one: Q:Woman buys an expensive seat at the ballpark. What’s she say? A: Get me a class…
  • Jun 18

    Do You "Work For" Uber?

    Do You "Work For" Uber?
    You know, the Uber decision out of the California Labor Commission is fascinating, even if it isn’t directly on point with the subject of this blog. It immediately brought me back to the first appeal brief I ever wrote, as a young…
Rank this Week: 2563

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
  • Aug 3

    Extra expense coverage is in addition to other coverages — 8th Circuit, Missouri

    Extra expense coverage is in addition to other coverages — 8th Circuit, Missouri
    In Midwest Regional Allergy v. Cincinnati Insurance Co., the insured, Midwest, was a medical office which was damaged in a tornado. While it paid the other claims, Cincinnati Insurance denied payment under the Extra Expense provision for the…
  • Jul 31

    Per claim deductible precludes coverage for junk faxes 8th Circuit

    Per claim deductible precludes coverage for junk faxes 8th Circuit
    In Western Heritage Insurance v. Asphalt Wizards, Asphalt Wizards was sued by Fun Services of Kansas City for sending junk faxes per the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227). Fun Services wanted…
  • Jul 27

    OK to cross examine expert regarding relationship to insurance industry — Alaska

    OK to cross examine expert regarding relationship to insurance industry — Alaska
    In Ray v. Draeger, the Alaska Supreme Court found the trial court abused its discretion by not admitting evidence of an expert witness’ (doctor) substantial connection to the insurance industry. Evidence of a witness’s connection…
Rank this Week: 2239

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2138

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/
  • Jul 29

    Are the Days of Private Medical Practice Over?

    Are the Days of Private Medical Practice Over?
    According to a recent study published by Accenture, only 1 in 3 physicians will be in independent private medical practice by 2016.  What’s killing the private medical office?  No surprise there —  according to the…
  • Jul 28

    Office of Inspector General Advisory Opinion Addresses Hospital Management Service

    Office of Inspector General Advisory Opinion Addresses Hospital Management Service
    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services posted an Advisory Opinion today addressing a hospital system’s proposal to lease administrative employees and to provide operational and management…
  • Jul 20

    Expanded Authority for CMS to Deny Enrollment and Revoke Medicare Billing Privilege

    Expanded Authority for CMS to Deny Enrollment and Revoke Medicare Billing Privilege
    You may have heard that CMS recently expanded its authority to deny enrollment and revoke the Medicare billing privileges of providers and suppliers.  The new changes could affect any physician, group practice or other Medicare provider…
Rank this Week: 2286

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • 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…
  • May 8

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS
    The District of Columbia government has upgraded its Legislative Information Management System ("LIMS"). As a result of the upgrades, the database covers all legislation passed by the D.C. Council from 1989 to the present, a total…
  • Aug 10

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now
    "Can cell phones cause brain cancer?" With that question, which he did not answer, Judge Weisberg of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia began a 76-page discourse on the admissibility of the testimony of eight…
Rank this Week: 2661

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

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

    A Closer Look at Alleged Social Security Disability Fraud

    A Closer Look at Alleged Social Security Disability Fraud
    Aside from the budget crisis facing the Social Security program next year, one of the recurring themes is that many beneficiaries currently receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are basically gaming the system and…
  • Jul 22

    More Politics Over Fate of Social Security Disability Program

    More Politics Over Fate of Social Security Disability Program
    With the presidential election drawing closer, Republican candidates have ramped up their number of comments about what do to fix the program. While the candidates appear resolute in their vows not to fund the program in the near future,…
  • Jul 18

    White House Urges Congress to Fund Social Security Disability Program

    White House Urges Congress to Fund Social Security Disability Program
    The candidates for the Republican presidential nomination have been making big headlines for the past several months talking about the problems with the Social Security disability benefits fund and how it is running out of money. While the…
Rank this Week: 2708

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/
  • Jul 23

    Hawai’i declines to adopt Cedell, for now . . .

    Hawai’i declines to adopt Cedell, for now . . .
    It has been more than two years since Washington’s Supreme Court issued its opinion in Cedell v. Farmers Ins. Co. of Washington, 176 Wash.2d 686, 295 P.3d 239 (2013), radically changing the attorney-client privilege for insurers in…
  • May 4

    Breach of the Duty To Cooperate or Not…

    Breach of the Duty To Cooperate or Not…
    The Illinois Supreme Court has recognized that a cooperation clause prevents collusion between the insured and injured and enables an insurer to prepare its defense to a claim. M.F.A. Mutual Ins. Co. v. Cheek, 66 Ill. 2d 492, 496…
  • Apr 28

    The Duty to Indemnify When The Insured Settles: Who Has The Burden of Proof?

    The Duty to Indemnify When The Insured Settles: Who Has The Burden of Proof?
    When an insured’s liability is established at trial, the duty to indemnify is based on the facts proven at trial.  Ledford v. Gutoski, 319 Or. 397, 403, 877 P.2d 80, 84 (1994).  However, when the insured enters a settlement,…
Rank this Week: 2058

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jul 22

    Groom-to-be in Serious Condition after Hit and Run

    Groom-to-be in Serious Condition after Hit and Run
    There’s a bride-to-be who was less than 6 weeks away from what was supposed to be her wedding day.  This time was supposed to be the start of a new life together – filled with planning and anticipation.  This time was…
  • Jun 12

    No Token Choice – Medical Marijuana Users’ Rights to Choose Confirmed by SCC

    No Token Choice – Medical Marijuana Users’ Rights to Choose Confirmed by SCC
    Many people find that medical marijuana provides relief where other options have failed. However, until yesterday, June 11, 2015 – medical marijuana users in Canada could only legally consume their marihuana by smoking it. Many faced a…
  • May 28

    Criminal Negligence in the Workplace: Marine Employment Lesson

    Criminal Negligence in the Workplace: Marine Employment Lesson
    For the first time in B.C. history, the government has charged an employer with criminal negligence causing the death of an employee.  Although the facts of the case do not involve the death of a mariner, this article should be of…
Rank this Week: 2047

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Jul 16

    More developments in insurance coverage for construction defect

    More developments in insurance coverage for construction defect
    Back in the days of the environmental insurance coverage wars, we on the policyholder side argued (eventually successfully in New Jersey) that the word “sudden”, as used in the 1973 version of the pollution exclusion, meant…
  • Jul 8

    Insurance coverage for construction defect

    Insurance coverage for construction defect
    The ongoing battles over construction defect coverage remind me of the good old days in the ‘80’s and ‘90s when we used to fight over asbestos and environmental coverage claims (we still have some of those claims, but to a…
  • Jun 13

    Fidelity Bonds and Employee Fraud

    Fidelity Bonds and Employee Fraud
    It’s amazing to me that Nigerian banker scams continue to appear in my inbox every now and then.  After all these years, businesspeople apparently continue to fall for them.  Click here for a pretty good fact sheet from the…
Rank this Week: 2809

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

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

    New email scam involving DHL going around

    New email scam involving DHL going around
    My wife is a fan of all things involving the Minions.  When McDonalds paired with the makers of Despicable Me2 for Minion Happy Meal toys, I bought her the entire set from ebay rather than trying to kill ourselves via Happy Meals.…
  • Jun 22

    Writ denied in alienation of affection case involving golfer John Daly

    Writ denied in alienation of affection case involving golfer John Daly
    The United States Supreme Court refused to take up the alienation of affection case involving John Daly’s ex-wife and his alleged mistress.  The docket reflects that the petition for a writ of certiorari was denied today.…
  • Jun 12

    Funny quotes this Week

    Funny quotes this Week
    I don’t usually pay attention to my husband much of the time. Juror number 872 in the Aurora Theater trial explaining why she didn’t inform the trial judge about a tweet concerning the case she read from her husband.  Full…
Rank this Week: 2116

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Jul 8

    Successful appeal of an application…

    Successful appeal of an application judge's determination that the appellant insurer had a duty to defend its insured under a homeowner's insurance policy. The insured's son was hit by a car while crossing the road after getting out her…
  • Jul 8

    Judicial review of an umpire's decision…

    Judicial review of an umpire's decision made pursuant to section 12 of the Insurance Act, R.S.B.C. 2012, c.1, regarding the value of stolen jewellery The standard of review was whether the umpire's decision was patently…
  • Jul 8

    The Court found on a special case under…

    The Court found on a special case under Rule 9-3 that the insurer did not have a duty to defend the insureds with respect to claims for negligent acts occurring within the policy period when the resulting damage (i.e., a landslide) occurred…
Rank this Week: 2098

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Intentional Infliction – Causation

    Intentional Infliction – Causation
      The Illinois Supreme Court took the Turcois v Debruler case. We reported about the appellate decision here. This case involved a fascinating set of facts. The   plaintiff rented an apartment by the defendant. The defendant,…
  • May 31

    Zofran Lawsuit

    Zofran Lawsuit
      Zofran (ondansetron) is an antinausea drug. It is intended for significant nausea issues caused by things like chemotherapy. However, Glaxo SmithKline also marketed it for use with pregnant women. The problem was that Glaxo SmithKline…
  • Mar 22

    Indiana Workers Compensation – Interview with George Patrick

    Indiana Workers Compensation – Interview with George Patrick
      We had the honor of having George Patrick, a workers compensation lawyer from Indiana, on the radio on Saturday, March 14, 2015, Pi day.  His interview is here.  This is especially interesting to me because I have heard so…
Rank this Week: 2152

Boston Workers Compensation…

Boston Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2849