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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: 31

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/
  • Jun 30

    What impact will Brexit have on the passporting rights of UK-based financial services?

    What impact will Brexit have on the passporting rights of UK-based financial services?
    Introduction For many years, the European Union’s single market directives have allowed City of London firms to ‘passport’ their services across the European Economic Area (‘EEA’) and operate out of other member…
  • Jun 30

    Brexit And The Re/Insurance Industry

    Brexit And The Re/Insurance Industry
    This article examines some potential issues for UK re/insurers following the referendum vote for the UK to end its membership in the EU. Prolonged period of uncertainty but “business as usual”? One of the most significant concerns…
  • Jun 29

    Political Risk Coverage Expanding to Life Science Needs; Opportunities for Surplus Lines Insurers Likely to Follow

    Political Risk Coverage Expanding to Life Science Needs; Opportunities for Surplus Lines Insurers Likely to Follow
    The insurance industry is beginning to see the emergence of new kinds of coverage to protect life science companies from contingencies traditionally not covered by political risk policies. Political risk coverage is often underwritten to…
Rank this Week: 238

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

    Of Time and Summer (A Reprise)

    Of Time and Summer (A Reprise)
    In recognition of the Independence Day holiday in the U.S., and in what has become an annual tradition, I am reprising here my 2012 essay about Time and Summer, which can be found here. Have a great Fourth of July holiday. Thank you to…
  • Jun 28

    Is Australia About to Become the Global Forum of Choice for Securities Class Action Litigation?

    Is Australia About to Become the Global Forum of Choice for Securities Class Action Litigation?
    As I have noted in prior posts, in recent years, there has been a significant growth in shareholder class action litigation in Australia. There are a number of reasons for this development; among other things, Australia’s class action…
  • Jun 27

    Russian Trade Sanctions-Related Securities Lawsuit Dismissed

    Russian Trade Sanctions-Related Securities Lawsuit Dismissed
    In a prior post, I noted that among the implications of the international trade sanctions is the possibility that companies affected by sanctions could face D&O claims. Among the risks the sanctions program presents is the possibility…
Rank this Week: 436

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

    Former NYDP Officer Pleads Guilty to $600,000 in Disability Benefits Theft

    Former NYDP Officer Pleads Guilty to $600,000 in Disability Benefits Theft
    A former officer in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has just plead guilty to theft of more than $600,000 in Social Security disability benefits, according to a recent article from the Daily News.  This officer was employed by…
  • Jun 25

    Stacy v. Colvin: SSDI Appeal

    Stacy v. Colvin: SSDI Appeal
    In Stacy v. Colvin, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, claimant alleged that the administrative law judge (ALJ) violated two rules applicable to Social Security Disability Insurance benefits appeals. …
  • Jun 21

    Worker Taxed Thousands for Social Security Disability Benefits He Never Received

    Worker Taxed Thousands for Social Security Disability Benefits He Never Received
    According to a recent news feature from Forbes, a United States Postal Service worker was injured on the job and claimed workers’ compensation benefits.  He was approved for those workers’ compensation benefits and started…
Rank this Week: 398

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/
  • Mar 1

    Firm Sponsors Local Baseball Team

    Firm Sponsors Local Baseball Team
    Fears | Nachawati is a proud sponsor of Cedar Ridge Baseball! We wish them the best of luck with the remainder of their season. We're always happy to help and support the community!
  • Feb 25

    Mobile Home, Car Accident, Death

    Mobile Home, Car Accident, Death
     BASTROP COUNTY, TEXAS – Deborah Sue Jackson and her son, Blake Anthony Jackson, were killed when their vehicle struck a mobile home being transported by a truck. Two other children, Deborah’s 13 year old son and 6 year old…
  • Feb 24

    Wrongful Death, Nanny, Baby

    Wrongful Death, Nanny, Baby
    On January 14, 2013, Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy was babysitting a 1 year old girl, Rehma Sabir, she had watched for six months in Cambridge, a suburb of Boston. Something occurred and the baby suffered a catastrophic brain swelling…
Rank this Week: 441

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 440

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: 405

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

Covers business and insurance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 586

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

    Hail Claims And Insurance Companie

    Hail Claims And Insurance Companie
    Lawyers who handle hail damage claims will want to read this article. It was published by the Insurance Journal in February 2015. It is titled, Attorneys, Insurers Facing Off Over Hail Litigation In Texas. The vestiges of twin hailstorms…
  • Jun 28

    Insurance Agent Cheating People

    Insurance Agent Cheating People
    The Insurance Journal published an article in May 2016, that insurance lawyers and consumers will find interesting. The article is titled, Fraud Lead to 20 Year Prison Sentence for Houston Insurance Agent. Harris County District Attorney…
  • Jun 26

    Prompt Pay Act - Insurance Company Dutie

    Prompt Pay Act - Insurance Company Dutie
    Texas insurance lawyers need to be able to tell their clients the responsibility the insurance company has under the Texas Prompt Pay Act. To start with, no deadlines are triggered until the insurance company receives all items, statements,…
Rank this Week: 639

National Insurance Law Forum

National Insurance Law Forum

Discussion forum among insurance industry professionals, risk managers, attorneys, policyholders, students, and others with an interest in the development of American insurance law.

http://www.insurancelawforum.com/
Rank this Week: 727

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Friday LinkFest

    Friday LinkFest
    ■ First up, the folks at Employee Benefit News ask a rather interesting question:"Should HSAs and 401(k)s be more closely linked?"My first reaction was "what part of health savings account" did you not understand?" But then, when one…
  • Jun 30

    Land o'Lincoln Lawsuit

    Land o'Lincoln Lawsuit
    InHealth may be the most recent Co-Op casualty, but it's not the one most recently in the news:"A struggling Illinois health insurance co-op is suing the federal government, claiming it is being shortchanged $72.8 million in promised payments…
  • Jun 29

    From the P&C Files: Halt (Production)!

    From the P&amp;C Files: Halt (Production)!
    This is interesting:A few days after the Orlando nightclub terror attack, the TV show "The Last Ship" postponed its season premier because the plot involved a similar scenario. In this case, the episode was already "in the can" and could be…
Rank this Week: 1023

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jul 1

    What Constitutes a "Residence Premises"

    What Constitutes a "Residence Premises"
    A standard term in a homeowners policy is “residence premises.” However, a dispute can arise regarding the interpretation of this term when an insured either moves and does not advise his insurance carrier or if the insured is not…
  • Jun 30

    Does Your Insurance Policy Have A Non-Cumulation Clause?

    Does Your Insurance Policy Have A Non-Cumulation Clause?
    Today I was reading about a Summary Judgment Motion filed by Liberty Mutual in the case of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v. The Fairbanks Company, in the Southern District of New York.1 The motion seeks to limit Fairbanks’ ability to…
  • Jun 29

    When Does Business Personal Property Become Personal Property?

    When Does Business Personal Property Become Personal Property?
    Although they typically insure personal property owned or used by insureds while it is anywhere in the world, most homeowner insurance policies contain a special limitation of liability for “business” personal property. For…
Rank this Week: 914

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 27

    Finally, June 27

    Finally, June 27
    Today is June 27, the first day indicated by CMS as the target date CMS anticipated releasing the adjusted solicitation for the new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC).  We, at MEDVAL, are eagerly awaiting the revised…
  • Jun 22

    Medicare Trustees Announce Trust Fully Funded Through 2028

    Medicare Trustees Announce Trust Fully Funded Through 2028
    CMS News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2016 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries Medicare Trustees Report Shows Continued Slow Cost Growth Today, the Medicare Trustees projected that the trust fund financing…
  • Jun 21

    C&R Rescinded Because Applicant was not Informed of Risks Associated with not Obtaining CMS Approval

    C&amp;R Rescinded Because Applicant was not Informed of Risks Associated with not Obtaining CMS Approval
    A noteworthy panel decision was reported out of California this week involving the WCAB rescinding the WCJ’s order approving the parties’ C&R due to an alleged “mutual misunderstanding” regarding the MSA. The case…
Rank this Week: 789

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Law Offices of Russell J. Goldsmith.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 1016

Physician Law

Physician Law

Features news, updates, and tips on legal issues affecting physicians and non-institutional providers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://physicianlaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 933

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 1124

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law…

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law Blog

Covers ERISA and Disability benefits litigation. By the Wood Law Firm.

http://www.erisaontheweb.com/
  • Feb 9

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  • Jun 5

    Court Awards Substantial Attorney's Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case

    Court Awards Substantial Attorney's Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case
    In this ERISA disability case, the federal district court in Chicago awarded attorney’s fees of $109,312.75 to the successful plaintiff, Holmstrom.  The case started after MetLife decided to terminate her claim for long-term disability…
  • Apr 8

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee
    Steven Alfano won his ERISA claim for long-term disability benefits against CIGNA. The district court had previously ruled that there was “no sound basis in the record to support CIGNA’s finding that plaintiff’s back condition … had…
Rank this Week: 1022

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: 1079

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Jul 1

    Visa/Mastercard Class Action Settlement Struck Down Due To Intraclass Conflict

    Visa/Mastercard Class Action Settlement Struck Down Due To Intraclass Conflict
    Yesterday the Second Circuit reversed the approval of what was reportedly the largest antitrust class action settlement in history, valued at $7.25 billion. In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, 2016…
  • Jun 1

    DRI Class Action Seminar 2016

    DRI Class Action Seminar 2016
    The Defense Research Institute (DRI) will be hosting its annual class action seminar in Washington, D.C. on July 21-22, 2016. If you haven’t been, this is the year to go. If you’ve been before, you won’t want to miss this…
  • May 16

    Spokeo v. Robins Supreme Court Opinion: What Is Concrete Harm?

    Spokeo v. Robins Supreme Court Opinion: What Is Concrete Harm?
    Today the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, addressing whether the plaintiff had standing to sue in a putative class action brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Like some…
Rank this Week: 2978

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Danger on the Road: Crashes and Fires Involving Trucks Carrying Hazardous Material

    Danger on the Road: Crashes and Fires Involving Trucks Carrying Hazardous Material
    From crashes to mechanical issues, accidents involving large trucks are always frightening and the danger is magnified when the truck is carrying hazardous materials.  Transporting fuel and other potentially dangerous materials is…
  • Jun 29

    Northern California Child Injury Lawyer Examines Furniture Tip-Over Accidents Amid Major Recall

    Northern California Child Injury Lawyer Examines Furniture Tip-Over Accidents Amid Major Recall
    Being a parent is hard work.  There is no greater responsibility and no greater joy.  As the parents on our team know firsthand, most parents try their very best to keep our children safe.  Still, we are all too aware of the…
  • Jun 28

    San Francisco/Oakland Injury Lawyer on the Dangers of Car Fire

    San Francisco/Oakland Injury Lawyer on the Dangers of Car Fire
    It’s a common scene in action movies: A car is racing down the highway, perhaps engaged in a high-speed chase, when there’s a crash and the car explodes in a giant ball of fire.  Car fires make for a dramatic moment on…
Rank this Week: 3044

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

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

http://www.insurerereport.com/
  • Jul 1

    And Then There Were Two — GE Capital No Longer a Nonbank SIFI

    And Then There Were Two — GE Capital No Longer a Nonbank SIFI
    GE Capital is no longer a nonbank SIFI. The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) formally announced on June 29, 2016 that it voted unanimously on June 28, 2016 to rescind the designation. In conjunction with the vote, FSOC released a…
  • Jun 29

    Wildfire Smoke Constitutes “Direct Physical Loss”

    Wildfire Smoke Constitutes “Direct Physical Loss”
    An Oregon federal court decision deemed “air” physical property covered by a property insurance policy, in holding that wildfire smoke infiltration of an outdoor theater caused a physical loss of property. The policyholder, an…
  • Jun 20

    Principle Based Reserving Coming January 1, 2017

    Principle Based Reserving Coming January 1, 2017
    In recent years, life insurance companies have expressed concern that the current approach to product reserves does not take into account the increasingly complex, non-static, nature of current life insurance products. In response to these…
Rank this Week: 2701

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3608

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3485

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
Rank this Week: 2340

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

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

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

    Brexit: your risks and opportunitie

    Brexit: your risks and opportunitie
    Brexit will have significant consequences for many businesses. The departure process will take several years but planning should start immediately to identify the risks and opportunities. Our team of lawyers with specific industry and EU law…
  • Jun 20

    Re-registration of a company restores existing MPRDA right

    Re-registration of a company restores existing MPRDA right
    The Supreme Court of Appeal settled the debate surrounding the interpretation and relationship between s56(c) of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 2002 and s73(6A) of the Companies Act 1973 by declaring that a right which…
  • Jun 15

    Grounds for removal of trustee

    Grounds for removal of trustee
    The overriding question when a court is asked to remove a trustee is whether or not the conduct of the trustee imperils the trust property or its proper administration. The decisive consideration is the welfare of the beneficiaries and the…
Rank this Week: 2212

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 29

    Think before you send.

    Think before you send.
    Some 10+ years ago a defense lawyer as young as I was filed a motion in limine a few days before trial.  Most of it was baseless and by my estimation designed to either get a few more billable hours in or distract me from trial…
  • May 26

    Rib time!

    Rib time!
    Cooking ribs is a constant work in progress for me.  Add this, remove that, more time / less heat, higher heat / less time, foil time, type of wood for smoke, new rubs, types of sugar, etc.  There are so many variables in cooking…
  • May 25

    Can I have a pit bull where in live in Mississippi?

    Can I have a pit bull where in live in Mississippi?
    Yes, I realize that after yesterday’s Dog Bite Laws in Mississippi post, this is the second post in two days about dogs.  I had this information from previous dog bite cases our firm has handled and intended to update it for last…
Rank this Week: 1850

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
  • Jun 29

    Is That Product Liability Claim Covered?

    Is That Product Liability Claim Covered?
    Colleagues Matthew D. Stockwell and Amanda Senske recently published an article in the June 2016 edition of Claims magazine, a PropertyCasualty360 publication, titled “Is That Product Liability Claim Covered?” In the article,…
  • Jun 22

    California Supreme Court Teaches Stonewalling Insurer a Lesson in Punitive Damages Math.

    California Supreme Court Teaches Stonewalling Insurer a Lesson in Punitive Damages Math.
    When a jury awards punitive damages against an insurance company for bad faith, the maximum it may award is determined based on a multiple of its underlying award of compensatory damages and attorney fees (so-called “Brandt…
  • Jun 20

    Settle with Caution: Excess Insurers May Have an Additional Coverage Defense

    Settle with Caution: Excess Insurers May Have an Additional Coverage Defense
    Ever since the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided Zeig v. Mass. Bonding & Insurance Co. in 1928, it has been well-settled that a policyholder can compromise a disputed claim with its insurer for less than the full limits…
Rank this Week: 2190

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 28

    Brexit, Stage Left

    Brexit, Stage Left
    June 28, 2016– Financial markets like predictability. So when voters in the United Kingdom decided to pull a Snagglepuss by telling the European Union they were going it alone, the financial markets reacted accordingly. They went…
  • Jun 13

    Fast Annuity Stat

    Fast Annuity Stat
    June 13, 2016 – Some quick statistics we singled out from among the Key Findings of the 2013 Survey of Owners of Individual Annuity Contracts, conducted jointly by The Gallup Organization and Matthew Greenwald & Associates for The…
  • Jun 3

    Dream On, Don

    Dream On, Don
    June 3, 2016 – It’s been less than a week since I read about the abrupt death of one of the structured settlement industry’s greatest champions Don McNay and I’m still struggling to come to grips with this tragic news.…
Rank this Week: 1886

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/
  • Jun 27

    New Methods of Surveillance: Part 2 – Drone

    New Methods of Surveillance: Part 2 – Drone
    In Part 1 of this post, we discussed “stingrays”—a relatively new technology that is becoming more and more common. In Part 2, we will be discussing another new technology that is becoming increasingly prevalent as a…
  • Jun 20

    New Methods of Surveillance: Part 1 – “Stingrays”

    New Methods of Surveillance: Part 1 – “Stingrays”
    In previous posts, we have discussed how insurance companies will hire private investigators to conduct surveillance on disability claimants.  In the next two posts, we will be discussing some modern surveillance technologies that most…
  • Jun 13

    Deciphering Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse Policy Exclusions – Part 2

    Deciphering Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse Policy Exclusions – Part 2
    In Part 1, we looked at how insurance companies broadly define mental disorders and substance abuse.  In this post, we will be looking at a sample mental disorder and substance abuse limitation provision. What Does a Mental Disorder and…
Rank this Week: 2339

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 23

    And the Award Goes To . . .

    And the Award Goes To . . .
    Drum roll, please.  The winner is John Day. Recently, the Nashville Business Journal awarded John the 2016 Best of the Bar Award in the category of Litigation and Dispute.  The Nashville Business Journal took nominations from the…
  • Jun 2

    Eleven Safety Tips for Parents of Teenaged Driver

    Eleven Safety Tips for Parents of Teenaged Driver
    The 100 days after Memorial Day are generally regarded as the most dangerous for teenage drivers. It makes sense, right? Kids are not in school so they are running the roads – headed to the mall, the pool, a friend’s house,…
  • May 26

    Ten Memorial Day Weekend Safety Tips and One Heartfelt Thank You.

    Ten Memorial Day Weekend Safety Tips and One Heartfelt Thank You.
    Memorial Day is a day to remember and be grateful for those brave men and women who have died while serving our country in the military. It is also the unofficial start of summer. Beach trips, parades, lake outings, pool parties and barbecues…
Rank this Week: 2097

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 23

    EEOC Sample Notice for Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program

    EEOC Sample Notice for Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program
    You know the drill.  A manufacturer advertises a new drug, warning, of course, that some users may suffer serious side effects.  A year or two later, lawyers counter-advertise for new clients with those conditions who took the…
  • Jun 20

    2015 ACA Information Reporting: Parts Sold Separately, Some Assembly Required

    2015 ACA Information Reporting: Parts Sold Separately, Some Assembly Required
    Ten days before the deadline for electronic filing of 2015 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, many employers are discovering that they contracted for less than all the needed services. Here’s what we’re seeing all too commonly. Some vendors…
  • May 12

    House v. Burwell: Insurer Cost-Sharing Subsidies Unauthorized

    House v. Burwell: Insurer Cost-Sharing Subsidies Unauthorized
    A U.S. District Judge has ruled that HHS unlawfully has spent billions of dollars to reimburse insurers for cost-sharing reductions granted to individuals who bought health insurance through an ACA Exchange such as Healthcare.gov. U.S. House…
Rank this Week: 2668

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3647

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 21

    SMDA partner recovers $1.2 million for seriously injured client

    SMDA partner recovers $1.2 million for seriously injured client
    SMDA partner, Patrick Derkacz, recently recovered $1.2 million dollars on behalf of his seriously injured clients.  Mr. Derkacz convinced State Farm to pay this significant settlement the day after taking the deposition of the at-fault…
  • Jan 5

    SMDA STRINGS TOGETHER ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS WINS

    SMDA STRINGS TOGETHER ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS WINS
    Anyone familiar with LTD Insurance claims and ERISA knows that you must first exhaust your administrative remedies before filing suit. In other words, you have to try and convince the LTD insurer to reverse its decision to deny the claim for…
  • Jan 5

    SMDA STRINGS TOGETHER ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS WINS

    SMDA STRINGS TOGETHER ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS WINS
    Anyone familiar with LTD Insurance claims and ERISA knows that you must first exhaust your administrative remedies before filing suit. In other words, you have to try and convince the LTD insurer to reverse its decision to deny the claim for…
Rank this Week: 4266

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Joshua Haffner.

http://www.losangelesinsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2124

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: 1871

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 16

    401(k) Self-Directed Brokerage Accounts: A Cautionary Tale

    401(k) Self-Directed Brokerage Accounts: A Cautionary Tale
    A recently filed lawsuit rekindled some old concerns about self-directed brokerage accounts. What are they? Let’s start at the beginning. Self-Directed Brokerage Accounts or “SDBAs” is the name the retirement industry has…
  • May 2

    Miss the April 30, 2016 PPA Restatement Deadline? Use Plan B.

    Miss the April 30, 2016 PPA Restatement Deadline? Use Plan B.
    The deadline for restating a 401(k), profit sharing, or money purchase pension plan to a pre-approved Pension Protection Act document has come and gone. So what’s a fiduciary to do? It was, after all, a responsibility of the plan…
  • Apr 12

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?
    If your employer provides group health coverage, you should have received a detailed booklet, usually prepared by an insurance company that describes your coverage. The booklet is a formidable document that describes your group health…
Rank this Week: 1609

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: 4625

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 9

    Medical Error is the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United State

    Medical Error is the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United State
    Medical error is now the third leading cause of death in the United States. The first two are heart disease and cancer. This, according to a British Medical Journal analysis by Martin Makary and Michael Daniel, professor at the Johns Hopkins…
  • May 25

    The Death of Subjective Deliberate Indifference

    The Death of Subjective Deliberate Indifference
    In civil rights cases plaintiff typically uses statute called section 1983. This statute which allows for the plaintiff to file suit for violations of their constitutional rights. The statute gives a person the right to file suit against a…
  • Mar 7

    Public Duty Rule is Abolished in Illinoi

    Public Duty Rule is Abolished in Illinoi
    The Supreme Court eliminated the public duty rule in the case of Coleman vs East Joliet Fire Protection District. The common-law public duty rule provided that governmental entities, such as fire and police entities, were immune from…
Rank this Week: 3437

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2421

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Jun 1

    A potential business insurance coverage trap: the Professional Services Exclusion

    A potential business insurance coverage trap: the Professional Services Exclusion
    When my daughter was little, we loved putting jigsaw puzzles together. We would dump the pieces on the floor and spend hours trying to figure out how they fit. Sometimes there would be a “gap” in the puzzle, and we’d…
  • May 6

    Is “occurrence” an ambiguous term?

    Is “occurrence” an ambiguous term?
    There’s a famous (apocryphal?) story about Cato the Elder, one of the leaders of ancient Rome.  Cato was obsessed with destroying Carthage (now Tunis), the Roman Empire’s rival. He would end every speech (and apparently most…
  • Apr 18

    Enforcing insurance coverage for “intentional” business tort

    Enforcing insurance coverage for “intentional” business tort
    The other day, I was talking with a lawyer who represented a plaintiff in litigation relating to a failed business transaction. He was lamenting the fact that, if he were to take judgment against the defendants, there wouldn’t be…
Rank this Week: 2061

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 1

    Cyber Risk Insurance & Email Piracy (BEC, Social Engineering Fraud)

    Cyber Risk Insurance &amp; Email Piracy (BEC, Social Engineering Fraud)
    As we have noted (here & here), Email Piracy, also called Business Email Compromise (BEC) and social engineering fraud, is a significant threat, and only a few Cyber Risk Insurance policies provide adequate protection from this type of…
  • May 17

    Update: Investment Firms & Cyber Crime

    Update: Investment Firms &amp; Cyber Crime
    Investment related firms should purchase Cyber Risk Insurance including coverage for loss of money and including social engineering fraud, and practice good risk management.
  • May 10

    Investment Firms & Cyber Risk Exposure

    Investment Firms &amp; Cyber Risk Exposure
    Investment firms such as Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) and Broker Dealers (BDs) need compliance and risk management measures to include Cyber Risk exposures and a comprehensive Cyber Risk Insurance policy.
Rank this Week: 1714

Louisiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Injury Lawyer Blog

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

https://www.lavislaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2175

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/
  • May 25

    Personal Articles Policy- Protecting Jewelry, Artwork and more

    Personal Articles Policy- Protecting Jewelry, Artwork and more
    Most standard homeowner’s policies provide coverage for damage to personal property. Personal property includes such things as clothing, furniture, artwork, jewelry, furs, firearms and electronic devices. However, this coverage is…
  • Apr 19

    What is animal liability coverage and why you should add it to your Homeowner’s Policy

    What is animal liability coverage and why you should add it to your Homeowner’s Policy
    Back in November I wrote a blog post called “Insurance coverage for dog bites?” It discussed dog bite claims and the difficulty in getting the homeowner’s insurer for a dog owner to pay the claim. This difficulty arises from…
  • Feb 2

    Homeowner’s Insurance and Mold Coverage

    Homeowner’s Insurance and Mold Coverage
    Mold exists everywhere in Florida. Our state is a veritable paradise for mold, with its high levels of humidity, abundant food sources and temperate climate. Many homeowners become quite concerned when mold is found in their home.…
Rank this Week: 3225

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
Rank this Week: 2251

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff
    On April 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstated plaintiffs’ action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain that arose out of the well-reported breach of payment card information. The action was previously…
  • Apr 24

    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,…
  • Apr 13

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 4733