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InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Facebook for Physician

    Facebook for Physician
    Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Wellpoint and Blue Shield of California are partnering to create a Health Information Exchange, or HIE. An HIE is a federally-funded network designed to “allow patients’…
  • Aug 19

    Transparency redefined

    Transparency redefined
    We've long been fans of transparency in health care, both its delivery and its financing. That is, the ability of the consumer to pre-determine how much a given procedure or med may cost, in order to make an informed decision.But transparency…
  • Aug 19

    Cavalcade of Risk #215 – Dog Days of Summer Edition is up

    Cavalcade of Risk #215 – Dog Days of Summer Edition is up
    Paul Dzielinski makes his CavRisk debut (a day early, how's that for promptness!) with an excellent round-up of interesting posts, and his own helpful insights on each one.Bravo, Paul! Original content copyright © InsureBlog
Rank this Week: 21

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: 74

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 15

    Repeat Drunk Driver Tyler White Thompson Kills Justin Romo in Pomona, California

    Repeat Drunk Driver Tyler White Thompson Kills Justin Romo in Pomona, California
    Last weekend, a drunk driver in Pomona, California killed an innocent man in a wrong-way crash. The accident occurred after 3a.m. on Saturday morning on the 210 Freeway. Tyler White Thompson, age 24, swerved into the wrong lane and crashed…
  • Aug 14

    Millions of Men Taking Viagra Are at Risk of Higher Incidence of Melanoma

    Millions of Men Taking Viagra Are at Risk of Higher Incidence of Melanoma
    In June of this year, the Journal of the American Medial Association (JAMA) released a study that linked the usage of Viagra to an increased development of skin cancer, or melanoma. The deadly skin disease is estimated to kill an estimated…
  • Aug 13

    GM Underreported Number of Fatalities Linked to Faulty Ignitions Switches and Recalled Auto

    GM Underreported Number of Fatalities Linked to Faulty Ignitions Switches and Recalled Auto
    Last Friday, on August 8th, General Motors was forced to recall more than 312,000 vehicles throughout the world. This year alone, the car company has had to recall more than 29 million cars total. GM has been under increased scrutiny since it…
Rank this Week: 197

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: 340

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 326

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/
Rank this Week: 381

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: 426

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 19

    Damages For Claim Denial

    Damages For Claim Denial
    Mineral Wells insurance lawyers need to be able to discuss the value of a claim with a client when asked. It is often times difficult to do so. Sometimes part of the value is easy to determine while other parts...
  • Aug 17

    Insurance Claims And Subrogation

    Insurance Claims And Subrogation
    Tarrant County Insurance Attorneys need to understand how insurance claims work with subrogation issues. The Texas Supreme Court, in 2006, issued an opinion as it relates to subrogation and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits. The style…
  • Aug 16

    Life Insurance Application

    Life Insurance Application
    Life insurance application - Insurance attorneys need to know about the law related to life insurance applications. A 1994, Texas Supreme Court case discusses one aspect of this. The style of the case is, Fredonia State Bank v. General…
Rank this Week: 455

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Provides news and commentary on the legal developments in the secondary insurance market, with an emphasis on the secondary market's impact upon the insurance industry. By Katherine Scanlon and Peter Vodola.

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
Rank this Week: 544

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
  • Aug 14

    New York Central Mutual has got tied up in Sound Shore (again?)

    New York Central Mutual has got tied up in Sound Shore (again?)
    Mount Sinai Hosp. v New York Cent. Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 2014 NY Slip Op 05779 (2d Dept. 2014) (1) “In March 2011, Ana Rodriguez, who was insured under a policy of automobile insurance issued by the defendant, New York Central Mutual…
  • Aug 13

    Policy exhaustion arbitration-trial de novo

    Policy exhaustion arbitration-trial de novo
    Interboro v. Miriam Cantor, Index #: 601298/14 (Sup. Ct. Nassau Co. 2014) Here, Defendant sought no-fault reimbursement before AAA in the amount of $10,888.33.  Defendant was awarded $7,934.24.  Defendant was paid out $5,228.18, the…
  • Aug 13

    Reargument granted and complaint dismissed under PA law

    Reargument granted and complaint dismissed under PA law
    Optimal Well-Being Chiropractic, P.C. v Infinity Ins. Co., 2014 NY Slip Op 51203(U)(App. Term 2d Dept. 2014) This fact pattern asked if under PA law, the injured person who was complicit in the scheme to obtain lower priced insurance…
Rank this Week: 592

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/
  • Aug 7

    Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege in NY?

    Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege in NY?
    In National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. v. TransCanada Energy USA, Inc., a New York appellate court holds that documents prepared in the ordinary course of an insurer’s investigation of whether to pay or deny a…
  • Aug 7

    Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege in NY?

    Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege in NY?
    In National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. v. TransCanada Energy USA, Inc., a New York appellate court holds that documents prepared in the ordinary course of an insurer’s investigation of whether to pay or deny a…
  • Jul 15

    Miller v. Kenny

    Miller v. Kenny
     A recent Washington Court of Appeals Division I decision addresses a host of insurer related issues concerning extra-contractual liability.           The primary ruling in Miller v. Kenny, 325 P.3d 278, 291…
Rank this Week: 540

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: 622

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/
  • Dec 4

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
  • May 1

    What Happens When Your Long-Term Care Claim is Denied?

    What Happens When Your Long-Term Care Claim is Denied?
    According to The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, in 2012, more than 8 million Americans have long-term care insurance. People over 80 years old made up more than one-half of the claims opened in 2012. What does long-term…
  • Apr 8

    When your insurer lets you down

    When your insurer lets you down
    If you are like most homeowners, you have paid your insurance premium monthly for as long as you've had your home. Then comes the day when you need to file a claim and your insurance company does everything in their power to avoid paying that…
Rank this Week: 646

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/
  • Aug 18

    Withdrawn Employers Don’t Have Standing: Why Employers Can’t Sue Trustee

    Withdrawn Employers Don’t Have Standing: Why Employers Can’t Sue Trustee
    For employers who cease to contribute to a multiemployer defined benefit pension plan, withdrawal liability is becoming more and more common.  When a pension fund is underfunded, the cessation of the contribution obligation can trigger…
  • Aug 15

    The Trouble With Exceptions: Be Careful with Plan Rule

    The Trouble With Exceptions: Be Careful with Plan Rule
    Recently I was working with a client who had an appeal from an individual seeking to get additional benefits under a health plan.  In a nutshell, the issue was an annual limit on visits and the participant wanted the plan to pay for…
  • Aug 11

    COBRA Notice Penalties: Employer Pays Even Though They Also Paid Bill

    COBRA Notice Penalties: Employer Pays Even Though They Also Paid Bill
    The issue of COBRA notices and penalties can create problems when considering who is entitled to the notice and when they have to be issued.  When claims are brought for alleged violations of the provision of COBRA notices, some…
Rank this Week: 740

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Aug 14

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?
    Legislative action abound! The nation’s several states have been busy this year attempting to protect the citizenry’s protected personal and private information. This blog previously explored Kentucky’s place as the 47th…
  • Aug 11

    Tangible Property Coverage: The Next Frontier in the Tech Insurance Market

    Tangible Property Coverage: The Next Frontier in the Tech Insurance Market
    In the beginning ​ The emergence of the Internet as a business platform at the end of the nineties also announced the arrival of new risks to organizations. In those early days, there was a widely held belief that the primary concern…
  • Aug 8

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?
    Legislative action abound! The nation’s several states have been busy this year attempting to protect the citizenry’s protected personal and private information. This blog previously explored Kentucky’s place as the 47th…
Rank this Week: 656

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Aug 19

    Can an Insured Impose Limitations on the Insurer's Use of Personal Information During a Claim Investigation?

    Can an Insured Impose Limitations on the Insurer's Use of Personal Information During a Claim Investigation?
    In practically every homeowner insurance policy, the insurance company requires the insured to perform certain duties after a loss. Among the duties is to provide the insurance company, when requested, documents including banking or financial…
  • Aug 18

    "Replacement" is a Condition Precedent to Recovering "Replacement Cost" in Kentucky

    "Replacement" is a Condition Precedent to Recovering "Replacement Cost" in Kentucky
    Insurance policies may provide several methods to calculate the amount it will pay an insured for a loss. The term replacement cost will be defined or explained in the policy. In a recent federal district court case in Kentucky, Hampton v.…
  • Aug 17

    California Court Holds: A Flash Flood is....a Flood

    California Court Holds: A Flash Flood is....a Flood
    Last month, the Court of Appeal of the State of California, Fourth Appellate District held, “[a] flash flood is a type of ‘flood,’ as demonstrated by the fact that it is defined in terms of a flood.”1 While seemingly a…
Rank this Week: 813

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Jul 31

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2014 – Part 2

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2014 – Part 2
    Here is part two of my insights from DRI’s 2014 class action seminar held last week: Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund Decision:  Aaron Streett, who  argued the Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. case in the Supreme…
  • Jul 30

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2014 – Part 1

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2014 – Part 1
    Last week I attended the Defense Research Institute’s third class action seminar, an event that I had the privilege of helping put together.  As I’ve done in past years, I will summarize my “takeaways” from the…
  • Jul 10

    Retained Asset Account ERISA Class Action: First Circuit Overturns Judgment in Favor of Plaintiff

    Retained Asset Account ERISA Class Action: First Circuit Overturns Judgment in Favor of Plaintiff
    One of the hot areas of class action litigation against life insurers over the last few years has been the use of retained asset accounts, whereby the insurer pays life insurance proceeds not by a lump sum but instead by providing…
Rank this Week: 784

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: 915

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Where Health Care Fraud and Government Contracting Fraud Intersect

    Where Health Care Fraud and Government Contracting Fraud Intersect
    Readers of this blog know that our firm is actively working to help combat fraud against our government, including health care fraud and government contracting fraud. Sometimes, these two fields overlap. In this post, we look at a case of…
  • Aug 15

    Variety, Number of Medicare Fraud Schemes Overwhelm Efforts to Collar Them

    Variety, Number of Medicare Fraud Schemes Overwhelm Efforts to Collar Them
    The federal government’s quest to stem the tide of fraud against Medicare has been overmatched by a flood of schemes that have been as widespread as they have been varied. For every case of Medicare fraud the government has cracked, it…
  • Aug 15

    A Settlement Offer by Another Name: GM Offers Compensation Plan for Defect Victim

    A Settlement Offer by Another Name: GM Offers Compensation Plan for Defect Victim
    Car makers should be focused on the future, on the next car to come down the assembly rather than the last. However, lately it seems GM is spending more time dealing with problems from yesterday’s cars than making tomorrow’s. …
Rank this Week: 1436

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1105

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Jul 17

    An insurer was time barred from bringing a…

    An insurer was time barred from bringing a loss transfer claim against a second insurer by operation of the doctrine of laches. Zurich Insurance Co. v. TD General Insurance Co., [2014] O.J. No. 2550, May 27, 2014, Ontario Superior Court of…
  • Jul 17

    A broker can crossclaim against an insurer…

    A broker can crossclaim against an insurer where a declaration on the issue of coverage could provide the broker with a complete defence. JBI v. ACE Ina Insurance, [2014] O.J. No. 2615, May 30, 2014, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Master…
  • Jul 17

    The principle that a claim for…

    The principle that a claim for indemnification does not arise, and therefore does not trigger the running of the limitation period, until a request for indemnification is made does not apply if s. 18 of the Limitation Act also applies. Old…
Rank this Week: 1264

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 7

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner
    In Beacon Residential Community Assoc. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (No. S208173), the California Supreme Court expanded the potential liability of architects who are the primary designers of a residential building, typically a…
  • Mar 7

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement
    In Wells Fargo Company USA v. v. ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. (No. 13–15625) the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals found an abuse of discretion when a U.S. District Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction.…
  • Jan 30

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change
    Commencing July 1, 2014 under SB-745, all smoke alarms including combination smoke alarms, that are solely battery powered shall contain a nonreplaceable, nonremovable battery that is capable of powering the smoke alarm for at least 10…
Rank this Week: 1384

Missouri Insurance Lawyer Blog

Missouri Insurance Lawyer Blog

By Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan LLC.

http://www.missouriinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    2010 Judging the Judge

    2010 Judging the Judge
    By: Amanda Drew This November there will be many non-partisan judges asking for Missourians to vote to keep them on the bench. How do you decide who will get your vote? One resource you may want to consider is Judging the Judges 2010, a…
  • Jun 2

    Be Prepared for Severe Weather

    Be Prepared for Severe Weather
    The Severe Weather resources page is just one of the many helpful resources for people available on the Missouri Department of Insurance website. There are instructions on how to make sure you have appropriate insurance coverage, how to file…
  • May 20

    Do I sue Google? Autonomous Cars and Injury Case

    Do I sue Google? Autonomous Cars and Injury Case
    Google, one of today's most innovative companies seems to have a never ending line up of great ideas. One of these is its autonomous vehicle which literally drives itself. A story in The Atlantic, reports that the vehicle has never gotten a…
Rank this Week: 1107

Tucker's Disability Benefits Blog

Tucker's Disability Benefits Blog

Covers disability law and disability benefits. By John Tucker.

http://thedisabilitylawfirm.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 7

    Social Security Adds New Conditions to Fast Track Disabilitty Approval Proce

    Social Security Adds New Conditions to Fast Track Disabilitty Approval Proce
    In July, the Social Security Administration announced that its new "Compassionate Allowances Conditions Fast Track Disability Process" will expand to include 100 Conditions.   Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue, announced 12…
  • Sep 4

    Could Proposed Pentagon Plan to Start Military Retirement At Normal Retirement Age Impact VA Disability Claims?

    Could Proposed Pentagon Plan to Start Military Retirement At Normal Retirement Age Impact VA Disability Claims?
    CBS News is reporting that a Pentagon study is suggesting that one budgetary fix that may help ease deficits is to move the starting date for military retirement pension payments back to normal retirement age.  The report on CBS' webpage…
  • Aug 30

    Excellent Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your 401k

    Excellent Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your 401k
    Occasionally, I offer information on this blog outside of the topic of disability area that I think may be helpful.  A large part of our practice involves ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.  ERISA is the…
Rank this Week: 1349

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: 1988

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
  • Aug 12

    "Member of Household"; minor; auto policy Oklahoma law

    "Member of Household"; minor; auto policy Oklahoma law
    In Shelter Mutual Insurance Co. v. American Hallmark Insurance Co., 2014 OK CIV APP 66, Faulkner, a minor, caused an accident while driving a car insured by Shelter. Shelter paid the damages and sought pro rata contribution from another…
  • Aug 11

    Coverage denied in zip code case

    Coverage denied in zip code case
    There are only a handful of decisions addressing whether a commercial general liability (CGL) policy provides coverage for lawsuits brought against retailers allegedly collecting their customers’ ZIP code information. Thus, when a…
  • Aug 7

    ERISA, supplemental life coverage, dismissal reversed, 8th Cir. Missouri

    ERISA, supplemental life coverage, dismissal reversed, 8th Cir. Missouri
    In Silva v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Abel, Silva's son, applied for a life insurance policy from work, and had money withheld from his paycheck for the policy.  When Abel died, the claim was denied because it was claimed he…
Rank this Week: 1932

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 12

    Second Circuit Denies Insurance Companies the Right to Reduce Benefits Due to Personal Injury Settlement

    Second Circuit Denies Insurance Companies the Right to Reduce Benefits Due to Personal Injury Settlement
    There is great news for the disabled who have had their long term disability benefits reduced due to a personal injury settlement. In Wurz v. Rawlings Company, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that New York law…
  • Jul 31

    Lump Sum Settlements – A Primer

    Lump Sum Settlements – A Primer
    Disability insurance companies occasionally offer a lump sum buyout to the insured, sometimes unsolicited and sometimes in response to a request by you. A lump sum buyout of your policy means you would be given a greater amount of money now,…
  • Jul 25

    Line Up Your Proof

    Line Up Your Proof
    After the initial shock of learning that your long term disability claim has been denied by companies such as Unum, CIGNA, Hartford, Aetna, Standard, Reliance Standard, Liberty Mutual or Lincoln Life, it is time to take action and line up the…
Rank this Week: 1602

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/
  • Aug 5

    Cyber Risk Insurance – A Necessary Coverage

    Cyber Risk Insurance – A Necessary Coverage
    Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy, Network Security insurance) is a necessary insurance coverage for all organizations and most organizations are starting to buy the coverage. As an insurance agent or broker, you should…
  • Jul 15

    Healthcare & Cyber Risk Insurance

    Healthcare &amp; Cyber Risk Insurance
    All types of healthcare providers are at increased risk of data breach and should have comprehensive Cyber Risk Insurance. The FBI has issued warnings to the healthcare sector: Cyber actors will likely increase cyber intrusions against…
  • Jun 24

    Corporate Forms for Insurance Agents & Broker

    Corporate Forms for Insurance Agents &amp; Broker
    We previously discussed corporate forms for insurance agents & brokers a few years ago in Corporate Forms for Insurance Businesses, and would like to add a simple summary of the different choices – see here. It appears unlikely that…
Rank this Week: 1610

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

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

    Did the First Circuit Just Change its Test for Preemption?

    Did the First Circuit Just Change its Test for Preemption?
    Or did it just use a clever turn of phrase? More likely the latter, I think, but even if that is the case, it is absolutely a turn of phrase that is useful and important to know for anyone litigating an ERISA preemption issue in the First…
  • Jul 28

    Changing Firms, and a Brief Note on the Right of Service Providers to Make a Profit

    Changing Firms, and a Brief Note on the Right of Service Providers to Make a Profit
    So, some of you may have noticed a change on the masthead at the top of this blog, which notes that I am now at the Wagner Law Group , in its Boston office. It has been a pleasure litigating ERISA and business disputes for the past nearly…
  • Jul 16

    Just Finished Speaking to ASPPA on ERISA Litigation, Soon to Speak at ACI's National ERISA Litigation Forum

    Just Finished Speaking to ASPPA on ERISA Litigation, Soon to Speak at ACI's National ERISA Litigation Forum
    So I had a great deal of fun speaking on current events in ERISA litigation to the ASPPA regional conference here in Boston this past Thursday, and my great thanks both to the organizers who invited me and everyone who attended. I am…
Rank this Week: 2372

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/
  • Aug 4

    U.S. Supreme Court and Department of Labor Provide New Guidelines for ESOP Trustee

    U.S. Supreme Court and Department of Labor Provide New Guidelines for ESOP Trustee
    A recent court decisions and the Settlement Agreement in a Department of Labor (DOL) enforcement action against an institutional ESOP trustee provide new guidelines for trustees and other ESOP fiduciaries involved in the purchase or sale of…
  • Jul 30

    Does everyone want to be an owner?

    Does everyone want to be an owner?
    In theory, employee ownership through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an almost perfect idea, since it benefits employees and businesses equally and simultaneously. Shares are allocated to, rather than purchased by, the employees,…
  • Jul 28

    DB(k) Plans: A Good Idea at the Time

    DB(k) Plans: A Good Idea at the Time
    Remember DB(k) plans? If you were in the retirement plan business back in 2006, you probably do. If you’re new in the business, you may not know about them at all. A DB(k) Plan, formally called an “Eligible Combined Plan”,…
Rank this Week: 1967

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
  • Jul 21

    Esquenazi decision interprets the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

    Esquenazi decision interprets the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    By David McMahon and Robert G. Levy Companies doing business internationally no doubt have heard about the rise in claims brought by government agencies against companies and individuals under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Our…
  • Jul 7

    California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Director

    California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Director
    by Robert Hogeboom & Samuel Sorich The California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) has issued a notification to insurers with 2013 written premiums of $100 million or more in California to complete and submit the CDI’s…
  • Jun 27

    Recent Victory on Behalf of Medical Supplement Insurers against California Department of Insurance

    Recent Victory on Behalf of Medical Supplement Insurers against California Department of Insurance
    As a result of the filing of a Writ of Mandate and Declaratory Relief Action by Barger & Wolen LLP Senior Regulatory Counsel Robert W. Hogeboom and Litigation Partner John Holmes, the California Department of Insurance (“CDI”)…
Rank this Week: 1778

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: 1631

Insurance Dispute Lawyer Blog

Insurance Dispute Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance dispuates and hurrican insurance claims. By Berniard Law Firm, L.L.C.

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

    District Courts Have Broad Discretion When Ordering IRS Debt Payment

    District Courts Have Broad Discretion When Ordering IRS Debt Payment
    In an appeal filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, from the Western District of Louisiana, the Court affirmed a district court verdict ruling in favor for the IRS. The Plaintiff, S.P. Lewis was ordered to pay…
  • Jul 1

    Understanding the Direct Action Statute and Insurance Dispute

    Understanding the Direct Action Statute and Insurance Dispute
    Louisiana has a Direct Action Statute that allows injured third parties to sue an insurance company directly when the insurance company’s insured causes an injury. For example, if you are involved an automobile accident where…
  • Nov 9

    Uninsured Motorist Coverage: What Are Your Rights?

    Uninsured Motorist Coverage: What Are Your Rights?
    When you signed up for automobile insurance, you might have noticed that many states now require automobile insurance agencies to include some sort of uninsured motorist ("UM") clause in your insurance agreement. Oftentimes, the only way to…
Rank this Week: 1739

The Policy Line

The Policy Line

Discusses recent case law on insurance coverage issues. By Carroll, Burdick & McDonough, LLP.

http://www.thepolicyline.com/
Rank this Week: 2338

Insurance Coverage Blog

Insurance Coverage Blog

Covers legal issues relating to insurance coverage and recovery. Published by David Rossmiller of Dunn Carney.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • Jun 13

    Oregon Enacts Major Changes to Environmental Insurance Law

    Oregon Enacts Major Changes to Environmental Insurance Law
    Oregon insurance and environmental contamination law has undergone major and far-reaching changes in favor of policyholders and landowners with the enactment of Senate Bill 814. The bill went into effect on June 10, 2013 after it was signed…
  • Nov 6

    Wait, I'm not covered for that?

    Wait, I'm not covered for that?
    I remember when I called my first insurance agent. I was asked a million questions, I had no idea why the information was important, didn't know all the answers, didn't understand the terms, and at the end of the day, had NO idea what…
  • Oct 18

    'Tis the season to be politicking

    'Tis the season to be politicking
    In perusing this article and this article in the Insurance Journal I was struck by the differences between the everyday understanding of an insurance contract and the understanding I have been gaining through working with them in the legal…
Rank this Week: 1931

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: 1722

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: 1508

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Social Security Disability Insurance Claims and PTSD

    Social Security Disability Insurance Claims and PTSD
    According to a recent article in the LA Times, the influx of disability claims related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is leading to a variety of problems. The article follows a 49-year-old man who explains he is so plagued by…
  • Aug 15

    Hanson v. Colvin: A Critical Look by a Court of Appeals on a Denial of Benefit

    Hanson v. Colvin: A Critical Look by a Court of Appeals on a Denial of Benefit
    In Hanson v. Colvin, an appeal heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the claimant filled for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) because he was unable to work…
  • Aug 13

    SSDI Program in Urgent Need of Help from Congre

    SSDI Program in Urgent Need of Help from Congre
    Our Boston Social Security Disability Insurance attorneys understand the importance of keeping up with current changes with the SSDI program. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Medicare's hospital program expenditures…
Rank this Week: 3111

Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

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

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/wordpress/
Rank this Week: 2832

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/
  • Aug 18

    First Look at ACA Employer Compliance Software

    First Look at ACA Employer Compliance Software
    As we explained last month, employers who want to use the “look-back measurement method” of full-time employee identification should be shopping for IT solutions.  Here are four that we think deserve consideration.  None…
  • Jul 31

    Healthcare.gov Debacle Part Deux?

    Healthcare.gov Debacle Part Deux?
    Testifying before a Congressional subcommittee this morning, a GAO executive described a just-published analysis of the disastrous 2013 rollout of www.healthcare.gov.  CMS management had unrealistic expectations and failed to implement…
  • Jul 29

    Administering the Look-Back Measurement Method

    Administering the Look-Back Measurement Method
    We have been warning that employers will need months of advance planning and an automated process to use the ACA’s “look-back measurement method” to identify the full-time employees who will be entitled to an offer of…
Rank this Week: 2644

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3876

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

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

    Direct Actions against a Defendant's Insurance Company

    Direct Actions against a Defendant's Insurance Company
    Since the economy tanked, we’ve seen a number of cases in our office (particularly in the area of construction defects) where a defendant (such as a subcontractor) has become insolvent, and we’ve been called upon to pursue a…
  • Aug 1

    Construction Defects and the "Your Work" Exclusion

    Construction Defects and the "Your Work" Exclusion
    My old law partner Carl Salisbury is on the warpath against carriers' efforts to escape construction defect coverage.  He has some interesting things to say about a recent pro-carrier South Carolina decision.  You can read Carl's…
  • Jul 30

    "Your Work" and the "Products-Completed Operations" Hazard

    "Your Work" and the "Products-Completed Operations" Hazard
    Here’s some advice I would give to anyone contemplating becoming a general contractor:  Don’t.   The liability insurance coverage picture is too muddy, and coverage for completed operations is too uncertain. …
Rank this Week: 2819

First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2668

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 13

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?
    The traditional law of alienation of affection cases is somewhat straight forward.   The tort of alienation of affections was recognized in Mississippi as early as 1926 in McRae v. Robinson, 145 Miss. 191, 110 So. 504 (1926). In Camp v.…
  • Jun 21

    Words that aren’t in the Constitution

    Words that aren’t in the Constitution
    Chris McDaniel is widely quoted as saying “The word ‘education’ is not in the Constitution. Because the word is not in the Constitution, it’s none of their business…”   This sounds interesting…
  • Jun 16

    A few funnies from the #MSSen race

    A few funnies from the #MSSen race
    Thad Cochran grew up doing “all kind of indecent things with animals.”  What?  You can’t be serious.  Cochran’s attempt at a joke was weird even for political standards.  Lesson for future…
Rank this Week: 2860

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/
  • Aug 12

    It’s Official (at least for now): ICD-10 Implementation Date is Now October 1, 2015

    It’s Official (at least for now): ICD-10 Implementation Date is Now October 1, 2015
    According to a final rule published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on August 4, 2014, providers will be required to use  the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision for diagnosis coding starting on…
  • Jul 31

    OIG Publishes Fraud Alert on Physician Lab Arrangement

    OIG Publishes Fraud Alert on Physician Lab Arrangement
    Physician ancillary service joint ventures continue to proliferate and not surprisingly, federal and state regulators are on the lookout for arrangements which may violate fraud and abuse laws .  In its recent “Special Fraud Alert:…
  • Jul 29

    Pennsylvania Department of Health Clarifies Clinical Laboratory Law

    Pennsylvania Department of Health Clarifies Clinical Laboratory Law
    On December 18, 2013, Pennsylvania Act 122 amended the Pennsylvania Clinical Laboratory Act to, among other things, impose licensure requirements on out of state clinical laboratories and to place certain prohibitions on physician…
Rank this Week: 4356