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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: 111

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/
  • Aug 25

    Wyoming Requires Insurer Prejudice for Late Notice

    Wyoming Requires Insurer Prejudice for Late Notice
    The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled on August 17, 2016 that an insurer “must be prejudiced before being entitled to deny coverage when the insured has failed to give notice ‘as soon as practicable.’” In addressing a…
  • Aug 16

    Illinois Treasurer Holds Statewide Hearings on Life Insurers that Do Not Pay Death Benefit

    Illinois Treasurer Holds Statewide Hearings on Life Insurers that Do Not Pay Death Benefit
    Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs has called for statewide hearings to educate the public on how life insurance companies avoid paying death benefits. The first hearing is scheduled for August 17th in Normal, Illinois. According to…
  • Aug 15

    Terminology for the Consummate Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer: "Audit Premium"

    Terminology for the Consummate Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer: "Audit Premium"
    “Audit Premium” Any premium that is determined to be payable from (Audit Additional Premium) or to (Audit Return Premium) a policyholder as a result of a policy provision that permits the insurance company to base the ultimate…
Rank this Week: 214

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 25

    Fears Nachawati Takes on Texas Wrongful Death Case

    Fears Nachawati Takes on Texas Wrongful Death Case
    On August 3, 2016, a Texarkana man was tragically killed in Sabine County, Texas as a result of a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and an unoccupied vehicle. Jerry Lee Woods, 58, was the driver of a 2006 tractor trailer…
  • Aug 18

    Fears Nachawati Partner Nominated to Inn of Court

    Fears Nachawati Partner Nominated to Inn of Court
    Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that founding partner Majed Nachawati has been nominated to become a member of the William “Mac” Taylor, Jr. American Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court is an association of…
  • 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!
Rank this Week: 232

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Feb 18

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental

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

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.
    For homeowner’s damaged by a home improvement contractor working on their their primary residence, don’t forget their License Bond as security.  For these homeowner’s, the available License Bond proceeds are the…
Rank this Week: 466

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 494

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

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

    History Can Be Fun

    History Can Be Fun
    Shortly after ACA was enacted into law in 2010, Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, whose Committee wrote most of it, "tried to calm an angry Montana voter by saying this: “Mark my words, several years from now, you’re going to…
  • Aug 29

    EpiPen: The EpiLogue

    EpiPen: The EpiLogue
    The other day, I linked to David Williams insightful post countering the conventional EpiPen narrative. Turns out there's even more fallout:"Mylan, said that the generic EpiPen would be available in several weeks and be identical to the…
  • Aug 29

    Healthcare is Different. Real Different.

    Healthcare is Different. Real Different.
    Modern Healthcare has released its list of the top 100 most influential people in healthcare.  It's an annual list.It's worth your time to scan the whole list.  As you do, don't overlook the fact that not one of the top 25 is a…
Rank this Week: 662

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: 560

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/
  • Apr 15

    GEORGIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS LEAD PAINT EXCLUDED BY ABSOLUTE POLLUTION EXCLUSION

    GEORGIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS LEAD PAINT EXCLUDED BY ABSOLUTE POLLUTION EXCLUSION
    Posted by Charles Carmichael The Georgia Supreme Court recently held in Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. v. Smith et al., No. S15G1177 (Ga. March 21, 2016), that lead paint unambiguously qualifies as a pollutant and that personal…
  • Apr 15

    GEORGIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS LEAD PAINT EXCLUDED BY ABSOLUTE POLLUTION EXCLUSION

    GEORGIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS LEAD PAINT EXCLUDED BY ABSOLUTE POLLUTION EXCLUSION
    Posted by Charles Carmichael The Georgia Supreme Court recently held in Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. v. Smith et al., No. S15G1177 (Ga. March 21, 2016), that lead paint unambiguously qualifies as a pollutant and that personal…
  • Oct 14

    COURT OF APPEALS REVERSES ITSELF ON LAY WITNESS OPINION OF SPEED

    COURT OF APPEALS REVERSES ITSELF ON LAY WITNESS OPINION OF SPEED
    Posted by Susan J. Levy and Layne Zhou On July 28, 2015, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed itself on the issue of whether lay testimony as to speed, based only on the experience of impact, constituted admissible evidence to defeat…
Rank this Week: 629

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

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

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    MSA Company Not Liable for Underfunding MSA

    MSA Company Not Liable for Underfunding MSA
    All these years later and Mr. Bindrum is still mad about his 2008 settlement with AIG. Today an unpublished opinion was reported out of the State of Vermont that shows that after his unsuccessful suit against AIG in federal court for…
  • Aug 12

    Possible furloughs for the Social Security Administration in the future?

    Possible furloughs for the Social Security Administration in the future?
    There’s been talk and chatter about the possibility of Social Security Offices and staff being furloughed in the near future.  Nearly three years ago, in 2013, we experienced the government shut down, and extreme delays in the…
  • Aug 12

    Possible furloughs for the Social Security Administration in the future?

    Possible furloughs for the Social Security Administration in the future?
    There’s been talk and chatter about the possibility of Social Security Offices and staff being furloughed in the near future.  Nearly three years ago, in 2013, we experienced the government shut down, and extreme delays in the…
Rank this Week: 771

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: 832

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: 769

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/
  • Jul 18

    Accidents Involving Rental Car

    Accidents Involving Rental Car
    Although it is now the “off-season” in Florida, we are a Mecca for tourists who often rent cars. Unfamiliarity with the vehicle and the local roads sometimes results in these tourists causing accidents. Unfortunately, if this…
  • Jul 18

    Accidents Involving Rental Car

    Accidents Involving Rental Car
    Although it is now the “off-season” in Florida, we are a Mecca for tourists who often rent cars. Unfamiliarity with the vehicle and the local roads sometimes results in these tourists causing accidents. Unfortunately, if this…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 933

No Fault Defender

No Fault Defender

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

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

    Ime cut off succeed

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

    Consolidated Attorney fee

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

    No-Show. Was it timely?

    No-Show. Was it timely?
    Acupuncture Solutions, P.C. v Lumbermans Mut. Cas. Co., 2015 NY Slip Op 50346(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2015) “The defendant-insurer made a prima facie showing of entitlement to summary judgment dismissing the action for first-party…
Rank this Week: 1014

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: 975

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Aug 29

    The Neglect Exclusion Does Not Apply to Pre-Loss Neglect

    The Neglect Exclusion Does Not Apply to Pre-Loss Neglect
    Homeowner and commercial property insurance policies typically exclude loss or damage caused by or resulting from neglect.1 Under the ISO Homeowners 3-Special Form,2 neglect means “neglect of an ‘insured’ to use all…
  • Aug 28

    Well...Another Bad Faith Case in Massachusett

    Well...Another Bad Faith Case in Massachusett
    Shaun Harrington was subcontracted to install a well on the McLaughlins’ property (sorry for the bad pun in the title). Unfortunately, in July and August of 2003, this well starting pumping salt water onto the McLaughlin’s…
  • Aug 27

    Does My Business Have Insurance Coverage for Losses Attributed to the Zika Virus?

    Does My Business Have Insurance Coverage for Losses Attributed to the Zika Virus?
    As most of you know, there is a spreading concern about the presence of the Zika virus in South Florida. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel warnings pertaining to the regions where the Zika virus has…
Rank this Week: 1413

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 25

    Cyber Risk Insurance Premium Reaches $1.0 Billion

    Cyber Risk Insurance Premium Reaches $1.0 Billion
    According to Fitch Ratings, the Cyber Risk Insurance market in the US reached approximately $1.0 billion in premium in 2015, with 120 insurers writing the coverage.
  • Jul 12

    Cyber-Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increase – Ransomware

    Cyber-Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increase – Ransomware
    Cyber-Attacks on healthcare organizations are increasing, driven by ransomware, and is Cyber Risk Insurance which includes coverage for ransomware attacks is a critical component of any IT security plan.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1370

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
  • Aug 22

    Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Kentucky

    Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Kentucky
    I will be speaking at a seminar hosted by National Business Institute titled; “Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Kentucky.”  The seminar will take place on Friday, September 23, 2016, at the Holiday Inn Louisville…
  • Jul 15

    You Don’t Have to be “Inside” a Car to “Occupy” It for Insurance Purposes.

    You Don’t Have to be “Inside” a Car to “Occupy” It for Insurance Purposes.
    The Court of Appeals recently discussed what qualifies as “occupying” a car for purposes of qualifying for underinsured motorists coverage (UIM) in Jackson v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., unpublished.  The Court discussed…
  • Jul 12

    Supreme Court Upholds $1.45 Million Punative Damages Award

    Supreme Court Upholds $1.45 Million Punative Damages Award
      This is a decision that was actually rendered in May by the Kentucky Supreme Court.  However, it has serious implications as the most recent opinion the Court has issued on punitive damages and it’s worth your time. Saint…
Rank this Week: 1461

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

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

    Yes, construction defects are covered “occurrences” in New Jersey

    Yes, construction defects are covered “occurrences” in New Jersey
    Are you the parent of a teenager?  Have you ever been the parent of a teenager? If the answer to either of those two questions is yes, have you ever felt like you’re banging your head against the wall? You think you’re…
  • Aug 9

    Developments in insurance coverage for asbestos-related liabilitie

    Developments in insurance coverage for asbestos-related liabilitie
    I’m not sure which is more grimly entertaining:  watching old advertisements for cigarettes (see here), or watching old advertisements for asbestos products (see here).  If you’re an executive in the front office of a…
  • Jul 6

    Enforcing insurance coverage for “intentional” tort

    Enforcing insurance coverage for “intentional” tort
    I have in my office a copy of a Travelers claims manual from the 1980s. In discussing the duty to defend, the manual says, in part: “Ambiguity…means that the words are capable of being understood in two or more reasonably logical…
Rank this Week: 1482

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 16

    Benefit Plan Regulators Have Been Busy – Very Busy

    Benefit Plan Regulators Have Been Busy – Very Busy
    Benefit plan regulators were active in the period leading up to the Federal government’s June 30 fiscal year-end. Significant new rules and regulations were proposed for retirement plans, deferred compensation plans and group health…
  • Aug 16

    Inside the Cash Balance Plan Black Box

    Inside the Cash Balance Plan Black Box
    In the world of science and engineering, a black box is a device, system or object which can be viewed solely in terms of its input and output without the user knowing how it works. In our ERISA world,  a Cash Balance plan be a black box…
  • Aug 8

    Pension Plans Continue to Enjoy Double Digit Annual Growth – Cash Balance Plans That I

    Pension Plans Continue to Enjoy Double Digit Annual Growth – Cash Balance Plans That I
    Cash Balance plans continue their impressive growth rate. Accordingly to the 2016 Cash Balance Research Report recently published by Kravitz, Inc., the number of new Cash Balance plans increased by 19% with assets increasing to $1 Trillion.…
Rank this Week: 1513

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/
  • Jul 10

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit
    A US District Court Judge recently granted a motion filed by SMDA granting LTD benefits to one of our clients.  The Court found that the third party administrator had abused its discretion in recommending a denial of benefits.  The…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1658

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 18

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim
    Don't ever assume that you Life Insurance policy will pay benefits to your beneficiaries. Why? Because so often, benefits are not paid. We know this is true because we are in the business of suing insurance companies when they fail to pay…
Rank this Week: 1419

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/
  • Apr 19

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?
    A popular workers compensation insurance program offered by Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Company (Applied Underwriters) and California Insurance Company may be in trouble. On January 21, 2016,…
  • Apr 15

    Leave It to the Policyholder Professionals – Do Not Try This at Home

    Leave It to the Policyholder Professionals – Do Not Try This at Home
    Recently, I was asked to look at coverage for a case where the insurer had denied a duty to defend several years before. We concluded that the insurer should have been defending based on certain allegations in the complaint and asked it to…
  • Apr 5

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change
    and David Smith In the December post Systemic Cyber Risks And The Internet of Things, we wrote about the increasing risk of cyber attacks on infrastructure and consumer products, and related insurance issues. We noted in that post that, while…
Rank this Week: 1601

Risk Worldwide Blog

Risk Worldwide Blog

Covers asset protection, disaster response, and insurance recovery.

http://www.riskworldwide.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1176

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

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

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

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

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

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

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

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

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 1247

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: 1724

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Aug 29

    Video Blog: Liability for Unsafe Premises – BC’s Occupiers Liability Act

    Video Blog: Liability for Unsafe Premises – BC’s Occupiers Liability Act
    Video Blog: Unsafe Premises, an Overview of Occupiers Liability Law in British Columbia In British Columbia the law provides that a person who is in physical possession or control over premises has duty of care to see that another person, and…
  • Aug 22

    Video Blog: Who can challenge an unfair will in BC?

    Video Blog: Who can challenge an unfair will in BC?
    BC Laws are the Most Sympathetic to the Wrongly Disinherited  Many people do not know that BC’s laws are the most sympathetic laws in all of Canada to people who have been unfairly treated in a family members Will.  Many…
  • Aug 19

    Video Blog: In a car accident while at work? WCB or ICBC?

    Video Blog: In a car accident while at work? WCB or ICBC?
    Injured in a Car Accident While Working – ICBC or WCB? If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident while working, you are likely confused about what your options are, and whether you should be making a claim through…
Rank this Week: 1925

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
  • Aug 29

    Muslide is not an explosion and untimely removal o.k’d (10th Cir.) Colorado law

    Muslide is not an explosion and untimely removal o.k’d (10th Cir.) Colorado law
    In Paros Properties v. Colorado Casualty, the Owner’s property was demolished by a mudslide.  The owner claimed the Building was destroyed not by the mudslide itself, but by a resulting explosion, as there was a loud noise…
  • Aug 29

    Insurance company must defend distributor in pill mill case — 7th Circuit

    Insurance company must defend distributor in pill mill case — 7th Circuit
    In Cincinnati Insurance v. H.D. Smith, the Seventh Circuit reversed a lower court’s ruling finding that Cincinnati had no duty to defend its policyholder, H.D. Smith, a pharmaceutical drug distributor, in a lawsuit filed by West…
  • Aug 22

    CGL Policy Excludes Damage to Insured’s Work Product; 8th Circuit, Iowa.

    CGL Policy Excludes Damage to Insured’s Work Product; 8th Circuit, Iowa.
    In Decker Plastics, Inc. v. W. Bend Mut. Ins. Co., the insurer denied coverage after its insured, Decker, was sued for damages caused by Decker’s defective plastic bags. West Bend argued the defective plastic bags did not…
Rank this Week: 3945

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/
  • Aug 29

    Unum Outsourcing Jobs to India?

    Unum Outsourcing Jobs to India?
    In past posts, we have discussed Unum’s track record of wrongfully denying disability claims and Unum’s bad faith efforts to avoid paying legitimate claims.  Unum was again in the news last year when it made significant…
  • Aug 22

    Should Women Pay More for Disability Insurance? Part 2

    Should Women Pay More for Disability Insurance? Part 2
    In a previous post, we discussed how a woman with the same age, job and health history as a man can end up paying an average of 25% (and in some cases, 60%) more for the same level of disability insurance protection.  We also…
  • Aug 15

    Long Term Disability by Diagnosi

    Long Term Disability by Diagnosi
    In our last few posts, we have been looking at the findings from the most recent study on long term disability claims conducted by the Council for Disability Awareness.  In this post we will be looking at the types of diagnoses…
Rank this Week: 2166

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/
  • Aug 29

    Medical Bills Are Not Reduced to the Amount Paid In Personal Injury Claim

    Medical Bills Are Not Reduced to the Amount Paid In Personal Injury Claim
    The Illinois fourth District Court of Appeals decided, on July 15, 2016, in Miller vs. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, that medical bills are not reduced to the amount paid by insurers in personal injury suits. This case creates a split in…
  • Jul 12

    A combination of Wage Loss Differential and Permanent Total Disability

    A combination of Wage Loss Differential and Permanent Total Disability
    In Chlada vs Illinois Workers Compensation Commission the Workers Compensation Commission ruled that a person can get a wage loss differential and a permanent total claim.  The case involved two injuries.  The first injury resulted…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3580

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

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

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
  • Aug 29

    A US double insurance contribution case

    A US double insurance contribution case
    A Los Angeles appeal court ordered two excess insurers to contribute pro rata to a $4 million settlement of a lawsuit by a building inspector who was paralysed after falling from a ladder at a construction site. Westchester Insurance Co…
  • Aug 24

    Blockchain – will this be trade and commodity finance’s Uber?

    Blockchain – will this be trade and commodity finance’s Uber?
    Uber’s success is that it made it as easy to order and pay for a ride as clicking a few buttons. It created a multi-billion dollar market that didn’t exist just a few years ago. Blockchain is a payment technology that enables…
  • Aug 23

    Is anti-competitive behaviour insurable?

    Is anti-competitive behaviour insurable?
    The August 2016 first-of-its-kind judgment against South African Airways in favour of Nationwide Airlines, for damages arising from conduct that was held to be an anti-competitive exclusionary act preventing Nationwide from entering into or…
Rank this Week: 2080

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: 2276

Louisiana Insurance & Injury…

Louisiana Insurance & Injury Lawyer Blog

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

https://www.lavislaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2036

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

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

http://www.insurerereport.com/
  • Aug 29

    No, No, No: No Accident, No Property Damage, No Duty to Defend Under Illinois Law

    No, No, No: No Accident, No Property Damage, No Duty to Defend Under Illinois Law
    Westfield Insurance Co. v. West Van Buren, LLC, et al., 2016 IL App (1st) 140862 represents a continuation of Illinois law in the context of an insurer’s duty to defend construction defect claims. As articulated in Westfield, accidental…
  • Aug 26

    Presumed Innocent: But Rescission Still Available to Void Coverage Due to Misrepresentation

    Presumed Innocent: But Rescission Still Available to Void Coverage Due to Misrepresentation
    A court rescinded a Georgia attorney’s professional liability coverage after his partner stole more than a million dollars from clients and lied about it on their firm’s insurance application. A federal district court in…
  • Aug 25

    Leaders of Major House Committee Wade into Equivalency Discussion

    Leaders of Major House Committee Wade into Equivalency Discussion
    On August 17, 2016, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee waded into the ongoing discussions between U.S. and EU leaders regarding equivalency with the EU’s Solvency II and negotiation of a covered…
Rank this Week: 2308

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 27

    Bad Faith Claims And Mental Anguish Damage

    Bad Faith Claims And Mental Anguish Damage
    A 1998, Dallas Court of Appeals case is a good read for lawyers wanting to recover mental anguish damages in bad faith insurance cases. The case is styled, State Farm Lloyds v Johns. Johns house was built in 1964. Johns moved in to her house…
  • Aug 27

    “Knowing” Conduct By Insurance Company

    “Knowing” Conduct By Insurance Company
    A 1998, Dallas Court of Appeals case is a good read for lawyers handling bad faith insurance cases. The case is styled, State Farm Lloyds v Johns. Johns house was built in 1964. Johns moved in to her house in 1972. In the summer of 1990,…
  • Aug 25

    Insurance Claims And Emotional Distre

    Insurance Claims And Emotional Distre
    Damages and coverages available under an insurance policy will vary depending on the circumstances and policy language. As it relates to a claim for emotional distress, a 1994, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals case is a good read. The opinion...
Rank this Week: 4837

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 27

    Social Security Disability Judge Refuses to Resign After Harassment Allegation

    Social Security Disability Judge Refuses to Resign After Harassment Allegation
    As you may have already heard, a Social Security Administration (SSA) administrative law judge (ALJ) was accused to have been of sexually harassing his co-workers at the agency and writing derogatory things about Social Security Disability…
  • Aug 25

    O’Connor-Spinner v. Colvin: SSDI Appeal

    O’Connor-Spinner v. Colvin: SSDI Appeal
    O’Connor-Spinner v. Colvin, a case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, involves a claimant who was suffering from a degenerative disk disease, severe sleep apnea, restrictive lung disease, obesity, and…
  • Aug 21

    A Look at the Review Period for Disability Benefit

    A Look at the Review Period for Disability Benefit
    As discussed in a recent news feature from ABC News, the United States Social Security Administration (SSA) will subject a claimant to review process at certain intervals following an award of disability benefits.  While in most cases it…
Rank this Week: 2640

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 26

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017
    If your EIN will have 250 or more full-time employees in 2016 (counting each person who was full-time in any month) you’ll need next year to file your 2016 ACA Information Returns – Forms 1094-B and 1095-B or Forms 1094-C and…
  • Aug 23

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B
    Last week, the IRS released draft 2016 instructions for the 1094-B and 1095-B (the “B” Forms).  The release of the draft instructions is just weeks after the IRS released the draft instructions for the 1094-C and 1095-C…
  • Aug 9

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page
    In the ACA realm, change is the only constant, so don’t take this to the bank.  We’re telling you what we see for the first time, on a first reading of the draft 2016 Forms and Instructions that the IRS has released since…
Rank this Week: 2513

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3741

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: 2178

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/
  • Aug 23

    Outliving Your Retirement

    Outliving Your Retirement
    August 23, 2016 – They call it “The Longevity Paradox” – People recognize they’re living longer but don’t seem to be taking the necessary steps to ensure long life financial security. A few staggering facts…
  • Jul 29

    Major Milestone Surpassed

    Major Milestone Surpassed
    July 29, 2016 – In March of 2009, in the depths of the Great Recession, I launched the Finn Financial Group with a pledge to help clients achieve maximum financial success and security through the effective use of structured settlements…
  • Jul 18

    Just Published: Nonphysical Injury Structured Settlements Article

    Just Published: Nonphysical Injury Structured Settlements Article
    July 18, 2016 – This brief post exists simply to call your attention to my most recently published article: “Understanding Nonphysical Injury Structured Settlements” I developed the article for Claims Management, a…
Rank this Week: 2952

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
  • Aug 23

    The Difference Between a Loan and a Gift When Applying for and Collecting SSI, Part II

    The Difference Between a Loan and a Gift When Applying for and Collecting SSI, Part II
    In Part I, we discussed the role of the SSI program and how loans and gifts are treated differently by the Social Security Administration (SSA).  In Part II, we will discuss how one can financially assist a disabled claimant applying for…
  • Aug 16

    The Difference Between a Loan and a Gift When Applying for and Collecting SSI, Part I

    The Difference Between a Loan and a Gift When Applying for and Collecting SSI, Part I
    When applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) it is important to understand the difference between what is considered a loan and what is considered a gift: the two are treated vastly different by the Social Security Administration.…
  • Aug 9

    The Role of the Vocational Expert at the Administrative Hearing, Part II

    The Role of the Vocational Expert at the Administrative Hearing, Part II
    In the first part of our blog series on Vocational Experts and their role in the Administrative Hearing process we explained the legal issues that arise in a Social Security disability claim and the manner in which an Administrative Law Judge…
Rank this Week: 2003

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
  • Aug 22

    Physician Assistance on Proof of Wage Lo

    Physician Assistance on Proof of Wage Lo
    Previously I posted a blog on this subject. Since that time, I don’t believe that much has changed with physician’s offices concerning this subject, so I am revisiting this issue to give health care providers another opportunity…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4132

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
  • Aug 22

    Phishing for Insurance Coverage

    Phishing for Insurance Coverage
    Phishing is a criminal hacker’s favorite sport, and for good reason. It’s a tried and true way to land the big one, over and over again. Whether using a spoofed bank website and stolen email addresses to trick customers into…
  • Aug 16

    Maximizing the Return on Your D&O Insurance for Merger Objection Lawsuit

    Maximizing the Return on Your D&amp;O Insurance for Merger Objection Lawsuit
    While the fast-paced world of insurance evolves every day, some advice stays golden. Partners Peter Gillon and Alex Hardiman opined on the importance of maximizing the return on your D&O insurance for the Kevin LaCroix-run D&O Diary…
  • Aug 8

    Eliminate the Weak Link in Your Supply Chain with CBI Insurance Coverage

    Eliminate the Weak Link in Your Supply Chain with CBI Insurance Coverage
    Business Interruption insurance provides the policyholder with important peace of mind—it covers lost business arising from unexpected damage to the policyholder’s property. But what if the damage isn’t to the…
Rank this Week: 2028

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Haffner Law PC.

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

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 17

    Does Your Practice Have a Leadership Succession Plan?

    Does Your Practice Have a Leadership Succession Plan?
    Many medical groups have difficulty developing a succession plan for practice leadership. Some practices do not even have a formal governance structure in place (though they should), but even those that do may find it challenging to identify…
  • Jul 18

    What is the Medicare Quality Payment Program and How May It Affect My Practice?

    What is the Medicare Quality Payment Program and How May It Affect My Practice?
    There are big changes coming to the Medicare incentive programs as we know them.  Beginning on January 1, 2017, the new Quality Payment Program (the “Program”) will replace all existing Medicare incentive programs with a…
  • Jun 22

    Food for Thought: Is a Free Meal the Way to a Physician’s Heart (and Prescription Pad)?

    Food for Thought: Is a Free Meal the Way to a Physician’s Heart (and Prescription Pad)?
    Long gone are the days when drug reps enticed physicians with extravagant meals at five-star restaurants and box seats to the Phillies’ playoffs (and sadly, gone are the days when the Phillies actually made the playoffs). According to a…
Rank this Week: 4269

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

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

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Aug 16

    NJ Supreme Court Holds Damages Resulting from Subcontractor’s Faulty Workmanship May Be Covered

    NJ Supreme Court Holds Damages Resulting from Subcontractor’s Faulty Workmanship May Be Covered
    As a general rule, there is no coverage under a commercial general liability (“CGL”) policy for damage caused by an insured-contractor’s faulty workmanship.  The reasoning behind this was explained by the New Jersey…
  • Jul 12

    New Jersey Supreme Court Revisits Take-Home Toxic-Tort Liability

    New Jersey Supreme Court Revisits Take-Home Toxic-Tort Liability
    Over a decade ago, I wrote an article titled Off-Premises Defense Washed Up?, which appeared in the May 30, 2005 issue of the National Underwriter Property & Casualty Magazine.  The article involved two appellate court decisions, one…
  • Jul 5

    GRIGGS SETTLEMENTS REVISITED

    GRIGGS SETTLEMENTS REVISITED
    As a general rule, an insured has no right to settle a claim without the consent of its liability insurer.  If it does so, it runs the risk of losing coverage for the loss.  However, if an insurer improperly denies coverage, or…
Rank this Week: 1901