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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

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: 289

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/
  • Jun 24

    Is Medicare Advantage Entitled To Bring A Private Cause Of Action Under The Medicare Secondary Payer Act?

    Is Medicare Advantage Entitled To Bring A Private Cause Of Action Under The Medicare Secondary Payer Act?
    This article by Jennifer Jordan, general counsel at MEDVAL, was recently published in the William Mitchell Law Review. It’s an in-depth analysis of the current state of Medicare Advantage recovery rights and provides a well-reasoned…
  • Jun 22

    Medicare Reimbursement and Collateral Source Rule in Delaware

    Medicare Reimbursement and Collateral Source Rule in Delaware
    On June 12, 2015, the Supreme Court of Delaware rendered a decision in Stayton v. Delaware Health Corporation, et al. opining that the collateral source rule would not apply in the recovery sought by the plaintiff. The case involves a 76 year…
  • Jun 19

    Technical Alert: CMS Sets a New Standard for Partial SSN Querie

    Technical Alert: CMS Sets a New Standard for Partial SSN Querie
    CMS has changed the criteria for matching Medicare beneficiaries on an NGHP Mandatory Insurer Reporting Query, but only if a partial SSN has been entered. Effective immediately, when a partial SSN is submitted for query, all five data…
Rank this Week: 431

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 457

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/
  • Jun 30

    Farming And Ranching Insurance Policie

    Farming And Ranching Insurance Policie
    Mineral Wells insurance lawyers are in an agriculture setting and thus are more likely to see insurance situations involving farm and ranch insurance policies. A U.S. District Court case from the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division…
  • Jun 28

    Life Insurance And ERISA

    Life Insurance And ERISA
    Forest Hill insurance lawyers who handle ERISA claims can tell you horror stories about the rulings and statutes that govern ERISA. The Washington Post published an article not long ago giving reasons and examples about some of the issues…
  • Jun 27

    ERISA And Life Insurance

    ERISA And Life Insurance
    Haltom City life insurance attorneys who handle ERISA claims should already know this, but here goes anyway. Insurance companies can make erroneous arguments with near impunity when it comes to life and accidental death policies provided by…
Rank this Week: 507

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/
  • Jun 26

    More Than a Dozen Ethicon Mesh Lawsuits to Go to Jury

    More Than a Dozen Ethicon Mesh Lawsuits to Go to Jury
    Judge Joseph Goodwin, the federal judge in charge of overseeing multidistrict litigation involving transvaginal mesh and sling products, has moved to consolidate more than a dozen such lawsuits for jury trial this November. The decision came…
  • Jun 25

    More Studies Suggest Xarelto Could Double Risk for Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    More Studies Suggest Xarelto Could Double Risk for Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    Xarelto, a relatively new prescription blood thinner, was first approved by the FDA in 2011 for patients who were at risk of developing blood clots as a result of knee or hip replacement surgeries. The marketers of the anticoagulant, Janssen…
  • Jun 23

    Drunk Driver in Two-Car Crash Kills One CSUN Student, Injures Several in Northridge, California

    Drunk Driver in Two-Car Crash Kills One CSUN Student, Injures Several in Northridge, California
    Pictured above: Los Angeles Police Department investigating the crash  Early Sunday, an accident involving a drunk driver left a 19-year-old CSUN student dead and several others injured. The accident occurred in Northridge, California at…
Rank this Week: 649

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jun 30

    What Constitutes Insurance "Bad Faith" in Ohio?

    What Constitutes Insurance "Bad Faith" in Ohio?
    This is the best time of the year for NBA basketball fans, and this year, particularly so for Ohioans rooting for the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their first ever NBA Finals Championship. While all eyes are fixed on the Cavaliers-Warriors…
  • Jun 30

    Ice Damming and What it Can do to Your Home

    Ice Damming and What it Can do to Your Home
    No, ice damming isn’t the practice of cursing at ice during the winter months (although may residents of the Northeast may beg to differ). Ice dams have ravaged Massachusetts and the surrounding areas this past winter and are wreaking…
  • Jun 29

    Is matching required in Missouri?

    Is matching required in Missouri?
    In the area of property damage law, one of the hot topics these days is matching. If only a portion of a structure is damaged and the material to be used to repair or replace the damaged portion is no longer available, is the insurance…
Rank this Week: 1077

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

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

    Creative Writing

    Creative Writing
    A long time ago I took a college course in creative writing. The instructor encouraged us to use our imagination to write stories, fact or fiction. Just make sure it is entertaining.Seems an insurance agent in North Carolina decided to do his…
  • Jun 29

    Monday LinkageFest

    Monday LinkageFest
    ■ Death. Taxes. Health Insurance. New ObamaTax forms are soon to be on their way (most likely):"If the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) implements the current rules as planned, insurers will have to send 1095-B coverage notice forms for…
  • Jun 29

    You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

    You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello
    The "Hello, Goodbye" song by the Beatles could be fitting in light of the SCREWTUS decision on same sex unions. The New York Times finds that some companies with domestic partner health insurance coverage may say goodbye to those benefits now…
Rank this Week: 1001

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: 1358

Vegas Personal Injury Law Blog

Vegas Personal Injury Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury law and insurance issues in Las Vegas. By Allen A. Cap.

http://vegaspersonalinjurylawblog.com/blog
  • Jan 8

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?
    When I was a rookie attorney, I handled my first wrongful death case. That case involved an engine part that came off a moving car and penetrated the windshield of a vehicle approaching in the opposite direction and hit a front seat passenger…
  • Mar 3

    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Will Not Respond To Non-Injury Fender Bender

    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Will Not Respond To Non-Injury Fender Bender
    The Las Vegas Metropolitan  Police Department announced Monday, February 24, 2014, that beginning March 3, 2014,officers will no longer be responding to minor non-injury fender bender car accidents. Metro Police says officers are being…
  • Aug 26

    Low Property Damage Motor Vehicle Accidents- Why Are People Injured In These Accidents?

    Low Property Damage Motor Vehicle Accidents- Why Are People Injured In These Accidents?
    Anybody that tells you that people cannot be  injured in low property damage-bumper kiss type accidents is presenting a generic and biased point of view. Human logic has a tendency to equate the severity of auto accident property damage…
Rank this Week: 943

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: 1336

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law…

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law Blog

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

http://kytortjournal.com
  • Apr 22

    Kentucky Tort Journal Signs Off

    Kentucky Tort Journal Signs Off
    After several years, several changes, and more than several posts it is with a heavy heart that I advise my readers that the Kentucky Tort Journal is signing off.  I will no longer be posting or updating original posts or decisions.
  • Sep 10

    Court of Appeals Minutes for September 5th

    Court of Appeals Minutes for September 5th
    The Court of Appeals recently posted its minutes for September 5th, here.  One published case dealing with torts and insurance.
  • Sep 10

    KLR Reports on $5.1 Million Dollar Verdict!

    KLR Reports on $5.1 Million Dollar Verdict!
    The Kentucky Law Review recently reported on the $5.1 million dollar verdict in Jefferson County. The KLR notes it is one of the highest awards in recent memory and links to the Courier Journal article, discussing the case. Click on the…
Rank this Week: 787

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/
  • Jun 30

    Insurance Agents & Cyber Risk Insurance

    Insurance Agents & 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…
  • Jun 23

    Professional Liability Insurance – Claim Reporting Reminder

    Professional Liability Insurance – Claim Reporting Reminder
    We have commented on professional liability insurance (E&O, D&O, EPL, Cyber Risk) claim reporting a number of times previously (see here, here and here for a few), but the subject requires continuous discussion in order to protect…
  • Jun 16

    Small Businesses Are Targets of Cyber Attack

    Small Businesses Are Targets of Cyber Attack
    Cyber attacks against small businesses are on the rise (see prior post), yet many small businesses still do not buy Cyber Risk insurance. Attacks and breaches against small and medium sized businesses are generally not reported. For every…
Rank this Week: 1413

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

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

http://www.insurerereport.com/
Rank this Week: 1984

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jun 29

    D&O Insurance: A Question of “Capacity”

    D&O Insurance: A Question of “Capacity”
    In  a recent post in which I discussed the “basic value proposition” of D&O insurance, I noted that among the five indispensable elements required in order for coverage under a D&O insurance policy to exist is the…
  • Jun 29

    D&O Insurance: A Question of “Capacity”

    D&O Insurance: A Question of “Capacity”
    In  a recent post in which I discussed the “basic value proposition” of D&O insurance, I noted that among the five indispensable elements required in order for coverage under a D&O insurance policy to exist is the…
  • Jun 28

    D&O Insurance: A “Final” Analysi

    D&O Insurance: A “Final” Analysi
    One of the standard features of D&O insurance policy is the fraud exclusion, which these days typically provides that the exclusion is triggered only after a “final” judicial determination that the precluded conduct has…
Rank this Week: 1476

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/
Rank this Week: 2102

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/
  • Jun 29

    New Case Highlights Deep Hole in Cyber Insurance Policie

    New Case Highlights Deep Hole in Cyber Insurance Policie
    Insurance policies covering data breach liability began appearing roughly ten years ago. We noted then a troublesome provision in some forms that seemed to exclude coverage for the insured’s failure to maintain data security – in other…
  • Jun 15

    Insurance May Cover Call Recording Class Action

    Insurance May Cover Call Recording Class Action
    Companies often monitor or record conversations between their employees and customers for training or quality control purposes. California law prohibits monitoring or recording unless both parties consent. Class actions have been brought…
  • Jun 1

    Submitting Your Defense Bills to Insurers Could Mean Waiving Privilege

    Submitting Your Defense Bills to Insurers Could Mean Waiving Privilege
    Recently, the California Court of Appeal decided County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors v. Superior Court, 235 Cal. App. 4th 1154 (2015), a case considering whether the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department could be required to produce…
Rank this Week: 4127

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/
  • Jun 29

    Budgeting for Employer Mandate Tax Assessment

    Budgeting for Employer Mandate Tax Assessment
    For October 1 fiscal year employers, it’s budget season. Calendar year employers aren’t far behind. Those doubting their employer mandate compliance need to accrue reserves for non-deductible assessments that the IRS may impose in…
  • Jun 25

    Healthcare.gov Subsidies Trigger Employer Mandate Tax Assessments.

    Healthcare.gov Subsidies Trigger Employer Mandate Tax Assessments.
    This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States, by a 6-3 margin, removed the last legal obstacle to employer mandate tax enforcement. Because the HHS had authority under Code § 36B to subsidize insurance plans bought through…
  • Jun 19

    Few Surprises in Final SBC Reg

    Few Surprises in Final SBC Reg
    Last week the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury (“Departments”) issued final regulations that included additional rules relating to the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC). The June 2015 regulations…
Rank this Week: 2751

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: 3492

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Johnson v. Colvin: Social Security Disability Benefit

    Johnson v. Colvin: Social Security Disability Benefit
    Johnson v. Colvin, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, involves claimant who suffered from a variety of serious medical conditions including, morbid obesity, chronic asthma, depression, post-traumatic stress…
  • Jun 25

    Engstrand v. Colvin: Denial of SSDI Benefit

    Engstrand v. Colvin: Denial of SSDI Benefit
    Engstrand v. Colvin, a case from the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit involves claimant who was working as a dairy farmer before becoming disabled. Claimant worked until he turned 47 years old. He had been suffering from…
  • Jun 21

    Child Cancer Patients Turn to Supplemental Security Income Benefits as Adult

    Child Cancer Patients Turn to Supplemental Security Income Benefits as Adult
    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is essentially a government-run, long term disability insurance program. However, instead of paying a premium directly to an insurance company, as is required to secure and maintain a private…
Rank this Week: 2867

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3897

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/
  • Jun 26

    IRS Makes Permanent Relief Program for Delinquent Form 5500-EZ

    IRS Makes Permanent Relief Program for Delinquent Form 5500-EZ
    The sound you may have heard recently was the sigh of relief when the IRS announced Revenue Procedure 2015-32. The Rev. Proc. made permanent a pilot program that ended Tuesday, June 2 that provided administrative relief for delinquent Form…
  • Jun 3

    How the re-proposed Fiduciary Rule came to be

    How the re-proposed Fiduciary Rule came to be
    As everyone in the ERISA world knows,  the Department of Labor (DOL) on April 20, 2015 published a proposed regulation in the Federal Register relating to the definition of fiduciary within the meaning of ERISA section 3(21)(A)(ii).…
  • May 26

    The Fiduciary Hierarchy

    The Fiduciary Hierarchy
    The recent Department of Labor’s re-proposed Fiduciary Rule has generated many opinions on how it will affect fiduciary service models. One constant, however, cuts through all of the debate: the Plan Sponsor still has the fiduciary…
Rank this Week: 1589

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance, injury and accident law and workers' compensation. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
  • Jun 26

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Sides with Injured Correctional Officer in Workers’ Compensation Case

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Sides with Injured Correctional Officer in Workers’ Compensation Case
    In a recent opinion, Marchand v. Department of Correction, Mass. App. Ct. (2015), the Massachusetts Appeals Court recently heard an appeal from a trial court decision, which found that the plaintiff was entitled to continue to…
  • Jun 19

    Alleged Workers’ Compensation Fraud in Massachusetts Asbestos Abatement Company

    Alleged Workers’ Compensation Fraud in Massachusetts Asbestos Abatement Company
    According to a statement made by the Massachusetts Attorney General this week, the owner of an asbestos abatement company was allegedly indicted this month and will face arraignment next month in connection with purportedly failing to…
  • Jun 12

    Mental Injury Benefits from Workers’ Compensation

    Mental Injury Benefits from Workers’ Compensation
    Although all workers’ compensation benefits require that the injury occur during the course of employment, injuries do not necessarily have to be physical in order to be compensable. Benefits can also be temporary or permanent,…
Rank this Week: 2098

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3658

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Robertson v. BCBS Texas (D. Montana Apr. 15, 2015, No. CV 14–224–M–DWM): “Law and Justice Can Pass Like Ships in the Night”

    Robertson v. BCBS Texas (D. Montana Apr. 15, 2015, No. CV 14–224–M–DWM): “Law and Justice Can Pass Like Ships in the Night”
    In July 2011, Plaintiff Lana Robertson was diagnosed with diffuse systemic sclerosis, a rare autoimmune disease that causes the skin and other connective tissues in the body to tighten and harden. Without treatment, the disease can attack…
  • Jun 20

    The Importance of Requesting and Closely Reviewing your Claim File:

    The Importance of Requesting and Closely Reviewing your Claim File:
    By law, when an insurance company denies all or part of your Long Term Disability (“LTD”) or Life insurance claim and gives you the right to appeal their decision, you also have a right to request and receive, free of charge, a…
  • Jun 15

    Unum Bad Faith Practice

    Unum Bad Faith Practice
    A resident of Michigan has filed a Long term Disability lawsuit against Unum, one of the largest insurers in the country with a 16.2 percent market share. Unum got there by being a leader in the insurance industry. But the company has come…
Rank this Week: 1517

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: 5086

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Joshua Haffner.

http://www.losangelesinsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2179

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/
  • Jun 25

    A Man Walks Into A Bar . . .

    A Man Walks Into A Bar . . .
    And stabs and kills his mother’s boyfriend. The parents of the murder victim sue the restaurant and win $40 million dollars.  Probably not the punchline you were expecting and you might be wondering how the restaurant is to blame.…
  • Jun 25

    A Man Walks Into A Bar . . .

    A Man Walks Into A Bar . . .
    And stabs and kills his mother’s boyfriend. The parents of the murder victim sue the restaurant and win $40 million dollars.  Probably not the punch line you were expecting and you might be wondering how the restaurant is to blame.…
  • Jun 23

    “No one intentionally sold a toxic toy to Mrs. Monje”

    “No one intentionally sold a toxic toy to Mrs. Monje”
    Well, I would certainly hope not. But that really is not the point. The point is Spin Master manufactured a toy, Aqua Dots, which was tainted with the date rape drug.  Children, who tend to put things in their mouth, ingested the drug…
Rank this Week: 2165

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Jun 24

    Third Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Contractual Liability Exclusion Bars Coverage for Breach of Contract Claim

    Third Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Contractual Liability Exclusion Bars Coverage for Breach of Contract Claim
    As a general rule, a liability insurance policy does not provide coverage for a breach of contract claim.  Such policies typically contain a contractual liability exclusion, which provides that there is no coverage for defense costs or…
  • Jun 12

    N.J. Appellate Division Holds No Coverage for Mold Damage

    N.J. Appellate Division Holds No Coverage for Mold Damage
    In Kavesh v. Franklin Mutual Insurance, No. A-5210-13T1 (App. Div. June 10, 2015), the Appellate Division affirmed a trial court’s ruling that there was no coverage for mold damage under a homeowner’s insurance policy issued to…
  • Jun 1

    Recovery of Attorney’s Fees in Insurance Coverage Action

    Recovery of Attorney’s Fees in Insurance Coverage Action
    As a general rule, the prevailing party in a litigation is not entitled to recover attorney’s fees from the losing party.  This is known as “the American rule.”  There are, however, several exceptions to this…
Rank this Week: 2313

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/
  • Jun 24

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015
    June 25, 2015 – Please join us in urging Congress to pass Senate Bill 349, the “Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015.” The bill, introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) earlier this year, is supported by the National…
  • Jun 18

    Best Retirement Income Choice

    Best Retirement Income Choice
    June 18, 2015 – So you’ve saved a bunch of money during your working life and are finally getting serious about making some decisions about how to make sure this gob of money lasts for as long as you do. Maybe you’re lucky…
  • May 29

    The Taylor Swift – Structured Settlement Connection

    The Taylor Swift – Structured Settlement Connection
    May 29, 2015 – Hopefully the hook worked and you’re reading this post to find out what possible connection could exist between superstar recording sensation Taylor Swift and Structured Settlements. Truth be told, there are…
Rank this Week: 1925

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/
  • Jun 24

    Off Topic-Terrible Michigan Supreme Court Decision

    Off Topic-Terrible Michigan Supreme Court Decision
    While this Blog is usually devoted to issues involving LTD claims and cases, I felt I needed to go off topic for a minute. The Michigan Supreme Court issued a decision this past week in a case where a disabled young man drowned in a public…
  • Mar 11

    6TH CIRCUIT ISSUES MAJOR DECISION -DISGORGEMENT OF PROFITS EARNED BY INSURANCE COMPANY NOT ALLOWED

    6TH CIRCUIT ISSUES MAJOR DECISION -DISGORGEMENT OF PROFITS EARNED BY INSURANCE COMPANY NOT ALLOWED
    In Rochow v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 3532 (6th Cir. 2015), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (the Court) en banc overturned a previous decision of a 3 judge panel that had allowed plaintiff's claim for the disgorgement…
  • Feb 25

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS
    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently determined that LTD Insurer-MetLife wrongfully denied a claimant's request for LTD benefits. SMDA was retained by the claimant after her administrative remedies had been…
Rank this Week: 1546

First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    The Assignment of Benefits Turning Point in Florida Homeowners Insurance

    The Assignment of Benefits Turning Point in Florida Homeowners Insurance
    In a few years, we are all going to look back on these last few months as the biggest turning point in assignment of benefits-related homeowners insurance claims in Florida. You might be surprised as to where we believe the new turn will lead…
  • May 17

    To Hail and Back: The Four Problems with Hail Claims and the Six Tools You Need to Solve Them

    To Hail and Back: The Four Problems with Hail Claims and the Six Tools You Need to Solve Them
    Coming to a Roof Near You As you know, the water extraction assignment of benefits (AOB) issue has had the insurance industry’s center stage for the last couple of months. As a result, we have not heard that much about another trending…
  • Apr 15

    AOBs … Nothing But the Fact

    AOBs … Nothing But the Fact
    There has been a flood of analysis of the assignment of benefits (AOB) issue lately. Throughout the debates over new AOB legislation, a lot of facts have been revealed. For those of us who are too busy to collect all these updates, we wanted…
Rank this Week: 2014

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: 4290

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

Covers insurance law. By Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler, P.A.

http://www.businessinsuranceattorney.com/
  • Jun 22

    Is an Insurance Captive Right For Your Business? Part 2

    Is an Insurance Captive Right For Your Business? Part 2
    As I said in part one of my blog on captive insurance companies, the exploding popularity of captives cannot be denied, and it is not difficult to understand why. A business that forms a captive insurer often enjoys lower premium costs simply…
  • Jun 16

    Is An Insurance Captive Right For Your Business? Part 1

    Is An Insurance Captive Right For Your Business? Part 1
    More than 90 percent of all Fortune 500 companies use captives, according to Forbes. Captives are popular because, when structured properly, these insurance entities can create substantial financial benefits for their corporate owners. First…
  • May 26

    The Wall Street Journal finds that Travelers Insurance won’t share its umbrella

    The Wall Street Journal finds that Travelers Insurance won’t share its umbrella
    Today’s Wall Street Journal front page features an article titled, “Travelers Doesn’t Want to Share its Umbrella,” about Travelers Insurance threatening suit against virtually every company that uses an umbrella as…
Rank this Week: 2174

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 11

    Trifecta of email scams sent to me today

    Trifecta of email scams sent to me today
    Hello, FedEx wishes you to confirm Package of $750,000.00 (Seven Hundred and Fifty Usd) from the CNN TV Online Lottery as registered with us in your name, for shipping to your residence. Do respond to dispatch with a confirmation of your…
Rank this Week: 1920

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: 1936

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: 4758

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 16

    It's a Top Hat Plan? Prove It

    It's a Top Hat Plan? Prove It
    This is a great article in PlanAdvisor on the recent decision in Tolbert v. RBC. Tolbert is a truly fascinating, and wonderfully instructive, district court decision on one of my favorite topics, and actually favorite things to do (I know…
  • Jun 10

    Susan Mangiero on Tibble and the Complexity of Monitoring Plan Investment

    Susan Mangiero on Tibble and the Complexity of Monitoring Plan Investment
    So, as I and dozens of other observers have pointed out (although I am confident I am the only one who quoted Shakespeare on the subject), the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Tibble drove home the importance of monitoring plan…
Rank this Week: 2833

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
  • 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.…
  • Mar 15

    Excess Insurance: Questions Raised By Qualcomm And Issues Relating To The Duty To Defend

    Excess Insurance: Questions Raised By Qualcomm And Issues Relating To The Duty To Defend
    Partner Seth Lamden will be presenting a program entitled "Excess Insurance: Questions Raised by Qualcomm and Issues Relating to the Duty to Defend" at the American Conference Institute's 2nd National Forum on Insurance Allocation at the Omni…
Rank this Week: 3691

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
Rank this Week: 3032

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • 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…
  • May 28

    Developments in cyberliability coverage

    Developments in cyberliability coverage
    We in business are all overwhelmed with reading material, but I try to make sure that I read at least some legal and business publications every day to keep up with developing trends.  And, it seems that every day I see another article…
  • Apr 28

    Insurance Coverage for Alleged Intentional Harm

    Insurance Coverage for Alleged Intentional Harm
    I’ve sometimes commented on this blog that my first boss in the business warned me: “If you assume there’s no coverage, you won’t find any.” There are plenty of risk managers and brokers who believe that general…
Rank this Week: 1847

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • 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…
  • May 28

    Personal Injury Lawyers Sort Out Complex Workplace Negligence Case

    Personal Injury Lawyers Sort Out Complex Workplace Negligence Case
    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: 2318

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 & Suffering – What’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: 4680

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: 3739

Vermont Workers Compensation Law…

Vermont Workers Compensation Law Blog

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

http://www.vermontworkerscompensationlawblog.com/
  • Jun 4

    Giant Employer Puts Big Spin on Small Change

    Giant Employer Puts Big Spin on Small Change
    Walmart has long been under fire for its treatment of its one million hourly employees that it employs in the United States. Many employees have voiced complaints over low pay, unpredictable and inflexible hours, and general working…
  • May 22

    Employee or Independent Contractor: Important Question for VT Workers’ Comp

    Employee or Independent Contractor: Important Question for VT Workers’ Comp
    Have you ever had an employer tell you you’re not an “employee,” but rather an “independent contractor”? More importantly, do you know that independent contractors generally aren’t entitled to…
  • Dec 5

    VT Workers’ Comp Covers Mental Health Claim

    VT Workers’ Comp Covers Mental Health Claim
    Physical work injuries are easy to identify. Whether it’s a herniated disc, a torn meniscus or even Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, physical injuries are generally pretty easy to see and diagnosis. But what about psychological injuries like…
Rank this Week: 2334