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InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

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  • Aug 1

    Cavalcade of Risk #214: Call for submission

    Cavalcade of Risk #214: Call for submission
    Jaan Sidorov hosts next week's Cav. Entries are due by Monday (the 4th).To submit your risk-related post, just click here to email it.You'll need to provide:■ Your post's url and title■ Your blog's url and name■ Your…
  • Jul 31

    Medicaid Iceberg Ahead

    Medicaid Iceberg Ahead
    One of the key provisions of Obamacare involves Medicaid expansion. But then SCOTUS through a wrench in the works making expansion optional. The result, 24 states said "no" to expansion, gumming up the works.And now this .........Just six…
  • Jul 31

    Anecdotal evidence piling up

    Anecdotal evidence piling up
    David Williams, a Massachusetts-based healthcare industry consultant (and FoIB) has a very interesting new post from the Land of RomneyCare:"Obamacare caused one small businesses’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts premium to jump…
Rank this Week: 51

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 67

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/
Rank this Week: 182

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: 263

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/
  • Jul 31

    3rd Circuit Affirms MSP Obligations are not Subject to NJ Collateral Source Statute

    3rd Circuit Affirms MSP Obligations are not Subject to NJ Collateral Source Statute
    On July 29, 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed that Cecelia Taransky was required to reimburse Medicare regardless of the New Jersey’s collateral source statute. Ms. Taransky contended that she was prohibited…
  • Jul 28

    Medicare Trust Fund Exhaustion Pushed Back Until 2030

    Medicare Trust Fund Exhaustion Pushed Back Until 2030
    In its Trustees Report released July 28, 2014, CMS announced that the Medicare trust fund will remain solvent until 2030, four more years than previously projected, due in part to cost controls implemented in the Affordable Care Act. Factors…
  • Jun 30

    Dueling MSA Recommendation

    Dueling MSA Recommendation
    We knew it was inevitable but the day has come. The Court of Appeals of Ohio published an opinion within which the parties debate the need for an LMSA and use the polar extreme of MSA providers to argue their cases. Unlike dueling life care…
Rank this Week: 285

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: 325

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Aug 1

    Whistleblower Bounties: A Good Idea? UK Regulators Say No

    Whistleblower Bounties: A Good Idea? UK Regulators Say No
    When Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act four years ago, one of the legislation’s signature features was the creation of potentially massive bounties for whistleblowers that reported financial fraud to the SEC. The possibility of…
  • Aug 1

    Second Circuit Vacates Dismissal of JinkoSolar Securities Suit

    Second Circuit Vacates Dismissal of JinkoSolar Securities Suit
    In an interesting July 31, 2014 opinion (here), the Second Circuit vacated the dismissal of the securities class action lawsuit that had been filed against JinkoSolar Holdings Co. Ltd, and certain of its directors and officers, as well as…
  • Jul 31

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Coverage for Diminution in Value Claim

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Coverage for Diminution in Value Claim
    The purchase of reps and warranties insurance is an increasingly common part of mergers and acquisitions transactions. However, a frequently recurring question with respect to this type of insurance is how it will respond if a claim arises…
Rank this Week: 393

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/
  • Jul 31

    Loss Of Use - Another Opinion

    Loss Of Use - Another Opinion
    Attorneys handling insurance cases will run into situations dealing with "loss of use" claims. The Waco Court of Appeals issued an opinion in June of 2014, that is worth reading. The style of the case is, American Alternative…
  • Jul 29

    Homeowners Policy And Fire

    Homeowners Policy And Fire
    Insurance law attorneys will one day see a claim wherein the insurance company is denying a fire loss by asserting that the fire was the result of arson by the homeowner. The Houston Court of Appeals [14th Dist.] issued an...
  • Jul 27

    Prompt Payment Penalty Calculation

    Prompt Payment Penalty Calculation
    Texas insurance law lawyers need to be able to calculate how the Prompt Payment Act when calculating damages. A 2008, Fort Worth Court of Appeals case is good to read for guidance. The style of the case is, GuideOne Lloyds...
Rank this Week: 686

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: 730

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 698

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: 790

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: 760

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: 869

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/
  • Jul 31

    Court: Transfer Is Not Fair, Reasonable, Or In Payee’s Best Interest:

    Court: Transfer Is Not Fair, Reasonable, Or In Payee’s Best Interest:
    New York courts have issued many opinions in matters involving structured settlement factoring transactions.  A search of legal databases reveals many decisions from New York judges rejecting such proposed transactions, on the…
  • Jul 30

    ACLI Warns Against Delaware STOLI Legislation

    ACLI Warns Against Delaware STOLI Legislation
    “Legislation Encourages Financial Fraud Against Delaware Senior Citizens.” That’s how the American Council of Life Insurers described a Delaware bill that, according to the ACLI, “would create an incentive for…
  • Jul 30

    Another Kind of Forged Order Leads to Iowa Woman’s Guilty Plea

    Another Kind of Forged Order Leads to Iowa Woman’s Guilty Plea
    As readers of Secondary Insurance Market Blog are aware, courts in New York state have been dealing with situations where court orders have been fabricated, and judges’ signatures forged. Some were led by those forged orders to…
Rank this Week: 1156

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/
  • Jul 31

    ACA Reporting for Employers: IRS Releases Draft Form

    ACA Reporting for Employers: IRS Releases Draft Form
    Under the ACA, there are two unique reporting requirements.  The first is the “individual mandate reporting” requirement under Section 6055 of the Code.  The second is the “pay or play reporting” requirement…
  • Jul 22

    Subsidies in the Federal Marketplace: A Definite Maybe

    Subsidies in the Federal Marketplace: A Definite Maybe
    Amidst all of the other issues surrounding implementation of the ACA, there is an underlying issue about whether or not subsidies (in the form of tax credits) are available for individuals who obtain coverage through the federal exchange…
  • Jul 17

    Disclosures with Respect to Preventative Care: DOL Notice Requirement post-Hobby Lobby

    Disclosures with Respect to Preventative Care: DOL Notice Requirement post-Hobby Lobby
    It seems like one of the hardest parts of ACA compliance is waiting for guidance on specific issues.  However, after the decision in Hobby Lobby, the DOL promptly issued FAQ Part XX that addresses the notice requirements for employers…
Rank this Week: 1079

National Insurance Law Forum

National Insurance Law Forum

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

http://www.insurancelawforum.com/
  • Jul 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…
  • Jul 7

    Insured-Insurer Privilege Part II

    Insured-Insurer Privilege Part II
    As you likely know from my last blog, I am an advocate of a codified "Insured-Insurer Privilege." The need for such a privilege was also described in my last blog. Briefly, an insured who is seeking defense or indemnity from its insurer is…
  • Jul 2

    Is It Time for a Codified Insured-Insurer Privilege?

    Is It Time for a Codified Insured-Insurer Privilege?
    There is no common law "Insured-Insurer privilege" that protects communications between them, such as the privilege that exists for spousal communications or attorney client communications. Did you know that in some jurisdictions an insured…
Rank this Week: 1057

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: 1112

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

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

    Claim exaggeration is misrepresentation and claim was properly denied. 8th Cir, Missouri

    Claim exaggeration is misrepresentation and claim was properly denied. 8th Cir, Missouri
    This is the second time around for Young v. Allstate.  After a fire in their garage, the Youngs submitted a claim to Allstate. Allstate denied the Youngs’ insurance claim on the ground that the Youngs misrepresented material facts…
  • Jul 18

    Good faith and admiralty claim

    Good faith and admiralty claim
    New York Marine & General Ins. v. Continental Cement Company, was an action to determine coverage for a sunken barge where the insurer denied coverage on the ground the insured had failed to disclose the condition of the barge as…
  • Jul 16

    Notice / prejudice rule - claims made policy 8th Cir

    Notice / prejudice rule - claims made policy 8th Cir
    In George K. Baum & Company v. Twin City Fire Insurance Co.  there were choice of law issues.  But ultimately, the appellate court held that despite the fact the trial court should have used New York rather than Missouri law,…
Rank this Week: 1244

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: 1489

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
  • Jul 22

    IME no-show (First Department)

    IME no-show (First Department)
    Sunrise Acupuncture, P.C. v Encompass Auto & Home Ins. Co., 2014 NY Slip Op 51082(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2014) “The defendant-insurer made a prima facie showing of entitlement to summary judgment dismissing the action for…
  • Jul 18

    Failure to settle declaratiory judgment not fatal to summary judgment motion in underlying Civil Court action

    Failure to settle declaratiory judgment not fatal to summary judgment motion in underlying Civil Court action
    New Milennium Medical Imagine, P.C. v. American Transit Ins. Co., Index #: 4588/13 (Civ. Ct. Kings Co. 2013) The Appellate Term held this month that a Notice of Entry is not a necessary to enforce a judgment under a theory of collateral…
  • Jul 17

    Walking out of an EUO leads to a disclaimer and a whole lot more

    Walking out of an EUO leads to a disclaimer and a whole lot more
    American States Ins. Co. v Huff, 2014 NY Slip Op 05366 (1st Dept. 2014) (1) “[p]laintiff’s motion for summary judgment as sought a declaration that plaintiff properly disclaimed coverage of its insured…” (2)…
Rank this Week: 1448

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: 1402

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

Offers news and commentary on specialty insurance, risk management and private equity, with an emphasis on professional liability and entrepreneurship. By Tennant Risk Services.

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Jul 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…
  • Jun 10

    Real Estate – Cyber Fraud Threat

    Real Estate – Cyber Fraud Threat
    Real estate firms, including real estate, title and escrow agents, are targets of Cyber fraud and should have Cyber Risk Insurance. As noted by KrebsonSecurity (see here), real estate and title agents are being warned of a new fraud scheme:…
Rank this Week: 1423

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Covers first party coverage issues and bad faith for Oklahoma. By Buckman & Roach.

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Train Wreck

    Train Wreck
    Plaintiff was injured when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a train at a railroad crossing. Plaintiff drove his vehicle on a road which ran parallel to the railroad tracks and then turned on a road running perpendicular to the…
  • Jul 3

    Coverage Insurers Each Pay For One-Half Of The Defense

    Coverage Insurers Each Pay For One-Half Of The Defense
    A physician was sued for defamation and interference with business relations. The physician had liability insurance policies with two different insurers: Physicians Liability and American National. The doctor reported the lawsuit to both…
  • Jun 26

    Mental Capacity To Knowingly Enter Into Contract With Arbitration Clause Is A Question For The Trial Court

    Mental Capacity To Knowingly Enter Into Contract With Arbitration Clause Is A Question For The Trial Court
    The Plaintiffs Walker Bark and Debra Yahquo were parties to two contracts with Lake Country Chevrolet for the purchase of automobiles. The Plaintiffs then brought a lawsuit which sought to have the contracts rescinded (or set aside) and to…
Rank this Week: 1634

Louisiana Insurance Litigation…

Louisiana Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers insurance litigation, class actions and punitive damages. By Thornhill & Collings.

http://www.louisianainsurancelitigation.com/
  • Aug 21

    THE OCTOBER 1, 2013, REAL ESTATE CRASH!

    THE OCTOBER 1, 2013, REAL ESTATE CRASH!
    If you thought the CDO caused a real estate crash that could have been avoided with proper regulation, you are going to be pleased to know that the next example of why voters are sick and tired of Washington ineptness is upon us and it could…
  • Apr 11

    BP Deadline

    BP Deadline
    With the three year anniversary of the Deep Water Horizon (DWH) drill ship catastrophe on the Macondo well, the deadline to file claims under the Oil Field Pollution Act ("OPA") is April 20, 2013. The claims filed require in many cases the…
  • Jan 18

    MetLife settles allegations on auto accident surcharges (Boston Globe)

    MetLife settles allegations on auto accident surcharges (Boston Globe)
    MetLife will pay a $50,000 penalty and refund an undetermined amount of money to customers to settle allegations it imposed costly surcharges on Massachusetts drivers who were found not at fault in auto accidents. In detailing an agreement…
Rank this Week: 1490

Consider the Risks

Consider the Risks

Covers insurance law issues. By Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye.

http://www.princelobelinsuranceblog.com
  • Feb 13

    Moving Risk Management to the Nano-scale (Literally and Figuratively)

    Moving Risk Management to the Nano-scale (Literally and Figuratively)
    One problem with the implementation of risk management (the identification, reduction, and allocation of negative contingencies) as a process is size. Let’s face it, broad-based risk management takes a back seat in small organizations…
  • Nov 3

    ST.O.L.I. on the Rocks With a Twist

    ST.O.L.I. on the Rocks With a Twist
    A few months ago, we wrote about the concept of insurable interest and the potential challenges that life insurers face when seeking to avoid stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) transactions. In particular, New York’s highest court…
  • Oct 12

    The CGL Intellectual Property Exclusion Gets a Workout and Beats a Right of Publicity Claim Without Breaking a Sweat

    The CGL Intellectual Property Exclusion Gets a Workout and Beats a Right of Publicity Claim Without Breaking a Sweat
    In a recent decision, (Aroa Marketing, Inc. v. Hartford Ins. Co. of Midwest, 198 Cal. App. 4th 781 (2011)), the California Court of Appeals upheld a trial court dismissal (without leave to amend) of an insured’s suit for breach of the…
Rank this Week: 1533

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/
  • 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 11

    Ninth Circuit Takes Narrow View of ERISA Surcharge Remedy

    Ninth Circuit Takes Narrow View of ERISA Surcharge Remedy
    In Gabriel v. Alaska Electrical Pension Fund, the Ninth Circuit ruled that a pension plan participant could not be “made whole” by using the equitable remedy of surcharge to recover pension benefits he was erroneously told he…
  • May 29

    MICRA's Big Deception

    MICRA's Big Deception
    Michael Newman authored an op-ed for the May 29th edition of the Daily Journal to speak out against what he believes is an initiative that will deceive California voters this coming November.   Newman writes that…
Rank this Week: 1980

Georgia Insurance Defense Lawyer…

Georgia Insurance Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers employer liability, food liability, insurance bad faith, CGL policy, and medical malpractice topics. By Levy & Pruett.

http://www.georgiainsurancedefenselawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1994

Washington State Insurance Law…

Washington State Insurance Law Blog

Features summaries of recent appellate court opinions on issues of law important to the Washington insurance industry. By Jason W. Anderson.

http://www.washingtoninsurancelaw.com/
  • Apr 11

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'
    The 'R' Street Institute, a new think tank focusing on free markets, has published its inaugural research project, a state-by-state report card on insurance regulation. The Institute measured states' performance based on fourteen…
  • Oct 25

    No Jury Required at Reasonableness Hearing

    No Jury Required at Reasonableness Hearing
    The Washington Supreme Court held today in a 6/3 split decision that an insurer is not entitled to have a jury decide the reasonableness of a covenant judgment.
  • Jul 1

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'
    The 'R' Street Institute, a new think tank focusing on free markets, has published its inaugural research project, a state-by-state report card on insurance regulation.
Rank this Week: 1903

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: 1690

Msquire's Musings

Msquire's Musings

Covers the analysis and management of legal risks for entrepreneurs, small businesses, community associations (homeowners associations) and other non-profit organizations. By Linda E. Cummings.

http://msquire.wordpress.com
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face.  Indeed, the idea that…
  • Oct 13

    On Big Gifts in Small Package

    On Big Gifts in Small Package
    I struggled a bit for a title for this post, and I’m still not sure I got it right (but I’m thinking there might not be a “right” title for this one). Anyway . . . .  Despite my best efforts to “catch up” on Columbus Day, this…
  • Oct 7

    More on Electric Car Charging Stations – for Community Association

    More on Electric Car Charging Stations – for Community Association
    A reader of  my post here sent me an e-mail message raising concerns about whether installing charging stations could make a community association an unlicensed electric power re-seller.  The reader raised an important issue.  As…
Rank this Week: 1708

Scott Godes' Insurance Law Blog

Scott Godes' Insurance Law Blog

Discusses insurance coverage issues.

http://law.lexisnexis.com/author-center/Scott-Godes/rss
Rank this Week: 1640

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: 1942

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jul 16

    Federal Judge In California Blasts Liberty Mutual’s Biased Claims Handling

    Federal Judge In California Blasts Liberty Mutual’s Biased Claims Handling
    A federal judge in California recently lambasted Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for its financially biased long term disability claims handling. In Collins v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, Judge Dolly M. Gee found that Liberty…
Rank this Week: 2247

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/
  • Jul 28

    Court Finds Coverage For Settlement Of Restitution Claim

    Court Finds Coverage For Settlement Of Restitution Claim
    Insurers often take the position that indemnification for claims for “restitution” are barred by public policy, and contend they have no obligation to reimburse a settlement of such claims. They often take this position even if the policy…
  • Jul 18

    D&O Coverage: The Devil Is In the Detail

    D&amp;O Coverage: The Devil Is In the Detail
    A five-paragraph opinion by the New York Appellate Division suggests the potentially devastating consequences of ignoring the fine print of Directors & Officers Liability insurance policies. In Associated Community Bancorp., Inc., et al.…
  • Jul 2

    California Supreme Court Refines the Tort of Commercial Disparagement

    California Supreme Court Refines the Tort of Commercial Disparagement
    On June 12, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in the closely watched case of Hartford Casualty Insurance v. Swift Distribution, Inc., S207172. I reported on the Court of Appeals decision last year on this blog in the post…
Rank this Week: 2275

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: 2154

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: 2057

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance bad faith, and LTD policy issues. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Jun 5

    SMDA convinces Lincoln National Life to overturn claims denial Decision

    SMDA convinces Lincoln National Life to overturn claims denial Decision
    Lincoln National Life recently overturned its decision to deny an SMDA client's claim after we filed an administrative appeal of Lincoln's claim's denial decision. Our client had worked for FoMoCo for more than a decade when the facility…
  • Mar 13

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL
    SMDA prepared a comprehensive administrative appeal on behalf of a gentleman who had been forced to stop working as a press operator as a result of ongoing orthopedic problems with his neck. He had underwent cervical discectomy surgery as a…
  • Feb 28

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie
    The 6th Circuit recently granted a request for en banc review of the Rochow v Life Insurance of North America case where a three judge panel determined that the claimant could recover for unjust enrichment the profits the insurance company…
Rank this Week: 2195

North Carolina Litigation Blog

North Carolina Litigation Blog

Covers litigation in North Carolina including construction law, personal injury, insurance, N.C. Court of Appeals and N.C. Supreme Court opinions. By Angela Jolly.

http://northcarolinalitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    McIlveen and Project Halo team up

    McIlveen and Project Halo team up
      The McIlveen Family Law Firm has jump started its summer by becoming involved with several charities around Charlotte and Gastonia. …Continue reading »
  • Feb 15

    Child Support

    Child Support
    Reblogged from N.C. Family Law Blog: Child Support
  • Feb 9

    Rising Flood Waters in Charlotte Mean Higher Insurance Cost

    Rising Flood Waters in Charlotte Mean Higher Insurance Cost
    If you live in the Charlotte area then you that when the heavy rains come so does the flooding and it’s only getting worse. NC flood maps are being updated so be sure to check your address to see if your house is now in a flood zone. If so…
Rank this Week: 2445

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: 2573

RiskProf

RiskProf

Discussions on Insurance, Liability Law and Economics. By Martin F. Grace and J. Tyler Leverty.

http://riskprof.typepad.com/tort/
  • May 10

    Welcome Summer 2010

    Welcome Summer 2010
    We'll be using this blog for everything but grades this semester.  Grades will be posed on Ulearn.Text: Cross and Miller, Wests Legal Environment of Business (2007) 6th Edition.Here is a link with info from Amazon.  This book is available…
  • Sep 29

    American Association for Justice is a Caricature

    American Association for Justice is a Caricature
    I got a kick out of this article in the Washington Times on Sept.
  • Aug 12

    Isn't this a good thing?

    Isn't this a good thing?
    HILO, Hawaii -- Living on the slope of one of the most active volcanos in the world can be expensive when it comes to homeowners insurance.
Rank this Week: 2029

Alabama Insurance Defense Report

Alabama Insurance Defense Report

Covers insurance law for claim professionals and practitioners. By Thomas Little.

http://alabamainsurancedefensereport.wordpress.com
  • Jul 29

    “Sealed Container” Defense does not Apply to UCC Breach of Warranty Claim

    “Sealed Container” Defense does not Apply to UCC Breach of Warranty Claim
    Alabama appellate courts have long held that the “sealed container” defense applies to retailers and distributors sued on products liability claims under the Alabama Extended Manufacturer’s Liability Doctrine (AEMLD).  Pursuant to…
  • Jul 26

    Alabama Federal District Court Holds Insurer Has No Bad Faith Liability to Third Party Beneficiary

    Alabama Federal District Court Holds Insurer Has No Bad Faith Liability to Third Party Beneficiary
    Recently, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama held, in a case of first impression in the state, that an insurer’s liability for bad faith did not extend to a third party beneficiary to an insurance contract.  In…
  • Jul 17

    Smith, Spires & Peddy Summer Newsletter

    Smith, Spires & Peddy Summer Newsletter
    Our firm’s Summer Newsletter is out.  There’s some informative stuff in there, including a great article on the new Medicare reporting requirements,  one on insurer liability for hospital liens, and one on venue in Alabama, plus a…
Rank this Week: 2330

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

Covers directors and officers liability. By Kevin LaCroix.

http://dandodiary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 15

    Subprime Litigation Wave Hits State Street

    Subprime Litigation Wave Hits State Street
    To see this page on The D & O Diary's new website, click here. To go to the homepage of The D & O Diary's new ebsite, click here.On January 3, 2008, State Street Corporation announced (here) that for the fourth quarter of 2007, it will be…
  • Feb 15

    A Closer Look at the 2007 Life Sciences Securities Lawsuit

    A Closer Look at the 2007 Life Sciences Securities Lawsuit
    To see this page on The D & O Diary's new website, refer here. To go to the home page of The D & O Diary's new website, click here. In prior posts (most recently here), I noted that even during the two-year lull in securities lawsuits filings…
  • Feb 15

    Tracking the Opt-Out Settlement

    Tracking the Opt-Out Settlement
    To see this page on The D & O Diary's new website, click here. To go to the home page of The D & O Diary's new website, click here.In prior posts (most recently here), I have written about the increasing importance of opt-out settlements in…
Rank this Week: 2302

Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers long term disability news and updates. By Frankel & Newfield, PC.

http://www.disabilityinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    BAD NEWS FOR SSDI IS WORSE NEWS FOR LTD CLAIMANTS

    BAD NEWS FOR SSDI IS WORSE NEWS FOR LTD CLAIMANTS
    We're hearing some bad news about the trust fund that funds Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and that translates to extremely bad news for individual and ERISA Long Term Disability Insurance companies and their claimants. Two…
  • Jun 23

    Newfield Published in Dynamic Chiropractic Practice Insight

    Newfield Published in Dynamic Chiropractic Practice Insight
    The July issue of Dynamic Chiropractic Practice Insights contains an article co-authored by Jason Newfield, Esq., and H. William Wolfson, CD, FICC, MS, entitled "A Practical Approach to Individual Disability Insurance." The article is a…
  • Jun 18

    Disability Claim Payments Reached $9.8 Billion in 2013

    Disability Claim Payments Reached $9.8 Billion in 2013
    Every year we take a look at the annual review of the state of LTD claims among the working population of the US, presented by the Council for Disability Awareness Long Term Disability Claims Review. This organization, made up of behemoth…
Rank this Week: 3196

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jul 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”,…
  • Jul 21

    Fidelity reports average 401(k) balance up 12.9% in last 12 months. But let’s not live in the moment.

    Fidelity reports average 401(k) balance up 12.9% in last 12 months. But let’s not live in the moment.
    It’s a clunker of a headline, but there’s an important point to make. Yes, it’s good news that Fidelity reported last Friday. The average account balance for participants in 401(k) plans they administered rose to $91,000 for…
Rank this Week: 2617

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: 3169