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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: 4203

National Insurance Law Forum

National Insurance Law Forum

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

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

    New Publication Addresses Critical CGL Issue

    New Publication Addresses Critical CGL Issue
    I’m pleased to report that fellow bloggers, Mike Aylward and Shaun Baldwin, were contributing authors of Critical Issues in CGL, 3d Edition, published by National Underwriter. This edition has been fully revised and updated, and…
  • Aug 7

    Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege in NY?

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

    Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege in NY?

    Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege in NY?
    In National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. v. TransCanada Energy USA, Inc., a New York appellate court holds that documents prepared in the ordinary course of an insurer’s investigation of whether to pay or deny a…
Rank this Week: 1589

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Sep 17

    The Appraisal Provision in First-Party Property Policie

    The Appraisal Provision in First-Party Property Policie
    I’m not a big fan of arbitration.  I think it costs too much (which kind of goes against its main marketing point), and I don’t particularly like the fact that there’s no right of appeal absent the arbitrator committing…
  • Aug 16

    Direct Actions against a Defendant's Insurance Company

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

    Construction Defects and the "Your Work" Exclusion

    Construction Defects and the "Your Work" Exclusion
    My old law partner Carl Salisbury is on the warpath against carriers' efforts to escape construction defect coverage.  He has some interesting things to say about a recent pro-carrier South Carolina decision.  You can read Carl's…
Rank this Week: 3133

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
  • Sep 24

    So you sued the TPA and not the insurance carrier – now what?

    So you sued the TPA and not the insurance carrier – now what?
    B&R Consol., LLC v Zurich Am. Ins. Co., 2014 NY Slip Op 06287 (2d Dept. 2014) “The defendants’ contention that Zurich is not a proper party to this action under Insurance Law § 3420(b) because it did not issue the subject…
  • Sep 24

    Peer review of acupuncture not substantitated

    Peer review of acupuncture not substantitated
    Shirom Acupuncture, P.C. v Kemper Independence Ins. Co., 2014 NY Slip Op 51407(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2014) “We agree that the peer review report relied upon by the defendant-insurer was insufficient to establish, as a matter of law,…
  • Sep 24

    Default not granted and a questionable appeal

    Default not granted and a questionable appeal
    Metropolitan Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v Braun, 2014 NY Slip Op 06283 (1st Dept. 2014) “The motion court providently exercised it discretion in granting defendants’ cross motion for an extension of time to interpose an answer.…
Rank this Week: 4080

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: 2089

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

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

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Intentionally Set Fires or Arson

    Intentionally Set Fires or Arson
    Arson or intentionally set fires cost insurance companies $593 Million every year. It is estimated 5% of all residential fires are intentionally set. It is imperative for insurance adjusters to watch for suspicious claims involving house…
  • Sep 18

    “Claims Made” Versus “Occurrence” Based Insurance Policie

    “Claims Made” Versus “Occurrence” Based Insurance Policie
    Different insurance policies identify different events which trigger coverage. Two types of common insurance policies are "claims made" policies and "occurrence" policies. Under a "claims made" policy, coverage is triggered when, during the…
  • Sep 3

    Exceptions To Liability Under The Carmack Amendment In Motor Truck Cargo Claim

    Exceptions To Liability Under The Carmack Amendment In Motor Truck Cargo Claim
    The Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act generally imposes strict liability on motor carriers for actual loss or injury to property which occurs during interstate shipments. However, there are five (5) exceptions outlined in the…
Rank this Week: 1397

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/
  • Sep 29

    Does Your Practice Need a Disruptive Physician Policy?

    Does Your Practice Need a Disruptive Physician Policy?
    One of the most challenging  problems I encounter in representing physician practice is disruptive physician behavior.  This type of behavior usually manifests in a host of unpleasant ways such as outbursts in the office…
  • Sep 26

    Physician Employment Agreements: For Cause or Not-For-Cause

    Physician Employment Agreements: For Cause or Not-For-Cause
    As a health care attorney, I am called upon quite frequently to draft and/or review .  One of the recurring discussions I have with physicians about such arrangements revolves around the issue of contract termination.  Many…
  • Aug 31

    Physicians Can Review and Correct Reported Data under the Sunshine Act

    Physicians Can Review and Correct Reported Data under the Sunshine Act
    Many physicians recently received a notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) notifying them of the opportunity to register with the CMS “Open Payments” system and review financial data reported about them…
Rank this Week: 1835

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

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

    Citizens Property Insurance Approves July 1, 2015 End to Surcharge

    Citizens Property Insurance Approves July 1, 2015 End to Surcharge
    Almost two months ago I wrote a blog about the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation’s announcement it was issuing orders for insurance companies to end a 1.3 percent “emergency assessment” for the state-run Florida…
  • Sep 30

    Limitations on Discovery: Going Behind the Face of an Appraisal Award

    Limitations on Discovery: Going Behind the Face of an Appraisal Award
    Disputed insurance claims are often resolved in the appraisal process. The process is generally less time consuming and less expensive than full blown litigation and, if done properly, can resolve the majority of discrepancies between the…
  • Sep 29

    The Information In Your Insurance Application Is Extremely Important

    The Information In Your Insurance Application Is Extremely Important
    The information in an application for insurance is extremely important; it contains information which the insurance company uses to determine if it will extend coverage, what type and how much coverage, and is used to determine the level of…
Rank this Week: 262

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 18

    Is that a compliment?

    Is that a compliment?
    “The defendants in this case are wrong, and thus the arguments made by their counsel are wrong, but counsel are extremely honest.” Brief of Appellants at page 2 in Chapman v. Coca-Cola, et al.
  • Sep 11

    A little overkill?

    A little overkill?
    For the last couple of days a few signs have been in a yard I pass on the way to work.  By my count, there are 20 “No Trespassing” signs.  Seems just a bit much.  Neighbor dispute?  Overzealous girlscout…
  • Aug 13

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?
    The traditional law of alienation of affection cases is somewhat straight forward.   The tort of alienation of affections was recognized in Mississippi as early as 1926 in McRae v. Robinson, 145 Miss. 191, 110 So. 504 (1926). In Camp v.…
Rank this Week: 3183

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2403

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/
  • Sep 15

    How safe is your retirement nest egg from creditors?

    How safe is your retirement nest egg from creditors?
    So, you’ve transferred your 401(k) retirement nest egg into an individual retirement account (IRA). This gives you more control over management and distribution of IRA assets. But, you may have concerns about creditors and their ability…
  • Sep 12

    Are you ready for retirement? [Infographic]

    Are you ready for retirement? [Infographic]
    With thanks to All Finance Tax, Ltd., a Cork, Ireland-based firm providing tax, accounting, and strategic business consulting services.… Continue Reading
  • Aug 4

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

    U.S. Supreme Court and Department of Labor Provide New Guidelines for ESOP Trustee
    A recent court decisions and the Settlement Agreement in a Department of Labor (DOL) enforcement action against an institutional ESOP trustee provide new guidelines for trustees and other ESOP fiduciaries involved in the purchase or sale of…
Rank this Week: 4813

Risk Worldwide Blog

Risk Worldwide Blog

Covers asset protection, disaster response, and insurance recovery.

http://www.riskworldwide.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Drought and climate change: their combined impact on regional precipitation.

    Drought and climate change: their combined impact on regional precipitation.
    No matter what one’s belief may be regarding the validity of climate change one thing is for certain, we are already feeling its impacts in various forms.  Perhaps the most relevant and immediate impact of a warming planet has been…
  • Feb 20

    Midwest/Chicago area winter thaw highlights snowmelt as impetus for water intrusion:

    Midwest/Chicago area winter thaw highlights snowmelt as impetus for water intrusion:
    Chicago, IL and most of the Midwest are currently experiencing a mid-winter thaw that has resulted in flooded buildings and basements throughout the region.  The unseasonably warm air that pushed through the area over the past two days…
  • Feb 13

    Water intrusion: identifying the source and mitigating the risk

    Water intrusion: identifying the source and mitigating the risk
      Each year thousands of property owners and managers file insurance claims for mold infestation, structural and interior damage or rot, and various other damages all of which stem from an initial source of water intrusion.  In a…
Rank this Week: 2107

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: 2508

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Flooded Roads, Heavy Rains, and Being Prepared Even in California’s Drought

    Flooded Roads, Heavy Rains, and Being Prepared Even in California’s Drought
    It may seem somewhat strange to be talking about flooded roads in a state that has faced years of serious drought conditions. Still, Mother Nature always seems to have a few tricks up her sleeve and our region saw some soaking rains in…
  • Sep 29

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud: Unexpected Culprits, Costs, and Links to Health Care Fraud

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud: Unexpected Culprits, Costs, and Links to Health Care Fraud
    Picture a case of workers’ compensation fraud. Chances are if you are like most Americans, the image in your head is a worker who claims to be injured and unable to work, but then goes trail running, competes in weight lifting…
  • Sep 26

    Kentucky Case Example of When Medicare Fraud May Have Cost a Patient’s Life

    Kentucky Case Example of When Medicare Fraud May Have Cost a Patient’s Life
    As San Francisco qui tam lawsuit attorney Gregory J. Brod has pointed out in our blog posts, the problem of Medicare fraud is as pervasive as it is costly to taxpayers and honest enrollees in the Medicare system. Unfortunately, the financial…
Rank this Week: 1333

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: 4754

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

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

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
Rank this Week: 474

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

Features new case law and insurance regulations on insurance coverage issues with a focus on the Pacific Northwest.

http://sohalang.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2011

South Florida Injury and Insurance…

South Florida Injury and Insurance Law Blog

Covers injury and insurance law. By Gimenez & Carrillo, LLC.

http://www.sofloridainjuryinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    12 Must-Know Hints for DUI

    12 Must-Know Hints for DUI
    Whether you are the victim of a drunk driver’s recklessness, or  arrested for driving under the influence (DUI),  there are complex Criminal and Civil consequences which may follow. Any impaired driver involved in a car…
  • Jul 29

    12 Must-Know Hints for DUI

    12 Must-Know Hints for DUI
    Whether you are the victim of a drunk driver’s recklessness, or  arrested for driving under the influence (DUI),  there are complex Criminal and Civil consequences which may follow. Any impaired driver involved in a car…
  • Mar 12

    Insurance Claim Disputes: How to Fight and Win.

    Insurance Claim Disputes: How to Fight and Win.
    Years ago your insurance policy would include something called an appraisal clause, but unless you read your policy cover to cover its unlikely it would have stood out to you in any particular way.  The appraisal process was a quick and…
Rank this Week: 3058

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/
  • Sep 23

    Cyber Theft – Who Pays?

    Cyber Theft – Who Pays?
    A victim of a Cyber Theft lost $327,000 and is proceeding with a lawsuit against their bank. See Krebs on Security (here) for information on the breach, the mechanics the thieves used and the legal arguments that might be used in the suit.…
  • Sep 3

    Standalone Tail – A Better Insurance Solution

    Standalone Tail – A Better Insurance Solution
    A Standalone Tail insurance policy can be a better solution than exercising an Extended Reporting Period (ERP) provision in a professional liability insurance policy (E&O, D&O, EPL, Cyber). Tail coverage covers claims made against an…
  • Aug 5

    Cyber Risk Insurance – A Necessary Coverage

    Cyber Risk Insurance – A Necessary Coverage
    Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy, Network Security insurance) is a necessary insurance coverage for all organizations and most organizations are starting to buy the coverage. As an insurance agent or broker, you should…
Rank this Week: 302

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury, medical malpractice and workers compensation law. By Ackerman Law Office, P.C.

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Lady Commits Suicide When Her Landlord Destroys Her Building Around Her

    Lady Commits Suicide When Her Landlord Destroys Her Building Around Her
    In one of the weirdest fact patterns in a long time the appellate court ruled on intentional infliction of emotional distress is a suicide case. Obviously, the law must accommodate even extremely weird fact patterns and this case is weird.…
  • May 25

    Setoff

    Setoff
    In Segovia vs. Romero the first district appellate court clarified what money a defendant may set off against a judgement. The case is somewhat unusual procedurally. The plaintiff in this case was the wife of a State Farm insured. The…
  • Mar 24

    Stacking Underinsured Policie

    Stacking Underinsured Policie
    Underinsured Stacking The first District Court of Appeals decided an interesting case about stacking as applies to uninsured and underinsured policies. In Allstate vs Trujillo 2014 Il.App (1st) 123419, the court decided that parties can…
Rank this Week: 3338

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/
  • Sep 10

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million Over Defective Vaginal Mesh Device

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million Over Defective Vaginal Mesh Device
    After a two week trial in state court in Dallas, Texas, the 12 person jury has reached a verdict Salazar v. Boston Scientific. The verdict comes after a mesh lawsuit was filed by Plaintiff, Martha Salazar, who was implanted with the Obtryx…
  • Aug 26

    Drunk Driver Causes Wrong-Way Crash Seriously Injuring Two

    Drunk Driver Causes Wrong-Way Crash Seriously Injuring Two
    On Sunday, August 24 at 4:30 a.m., a driver traveling on Highway 66 in Rowlett was going the wrong way when he crashed into another vehicle. The drunk driver injured himself and two others, resulting in hospitalization at Baylor Regional…
  • Aug 20

    Transvaginal Mesh Trials Continue Throughout August

    Transvaginal Mesh Trials Continue Throughout August
    Boston Scientific, one of several manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices, has resumed trials in Massachusetts last week as it seeks to defend itself against plaintiffs who allege injury as a result of using the company's transvaginal…
Rank this Week: 464

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: 2766

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Sep 30

    Supreme Court Will Not Consider the Securities Act Statute of Repose Issue in the Indy Mac Case After All

    Supreme Court Will Not Consider the Securities Act Statute of Repose Issue in the Indy Mac Case After All
    As I had noted on this blog (here), one of the important securities law cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket for the upcoming term involved the failed IndyMac bank. The Court had granted cert in the case to decide whether the…
  • Sep 29

    The Travel Issue: Edinburgh Edition

    The Travel Issue: Edinburgh Edition
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in the United Kingdom this week, with the first stop in the venerable city of Edinburgh, for meetings and an event. Due to flight delays, cancellations and missed connections, my visit to Scotland’s…
  • Sep 25

    Oklahoma Legislature Adopts Derivative Litigation Fee-Shifting Provision

    Oklahoma Legislature Adopts Derivative Litigation Fee-Shifting Provision
    One of the most interesting recent developments has been the onset of innovative litigation reform efforts in the form of bylaw revisions. Among the most intriguing of these efforts involves fee shifting bylaws, whereby an unsuccessful…
Rank this Week: 547

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/
  • Sep 13

    IRS on S&P 500 Linked Structured Settlement: It Works!

    IRS on S&P 500 Linked Structured Settlement: It Works!
    September 13, 2014 – Every Friday morning, when the Internal Revenue Service releases its written determinations to the public as required by law, not much fanfare is usually made of the event. (Insert chirping crickets soundtrack here)…
  • Sep 12

    A True Independence Day

    A True Independence Day
    September 12, 2014 - A couple of months ago, while many of us were celebrating Independence Day grilling hot dogs and watching fireworks, retired U.S. Army sergeant Theresa Hannigan was celebrating a very different kind of independence. She…
  • Aug 29

    Both Sides, Now . . . and Later

    Both Sides, Now . . . and Later
    I’ve looked at life from both sides now from win and lose and still somehow it’s life’s illusions I recall. I really don’t know life at all. August 29, 2014 – Almost fifty years ago, a blossoming 24-year old…
Rank this Week: 3113

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

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

http://www.insurerereport.com/
Rank this Week: 1385

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Sep 26

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!
    In another year of severe drought, California faces a historic water shortage and wildfire danger. Matters are expected to worsen, as California’s rainfall and water supply has been dwindling. In response Governor Brown signed an…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 4006

The Medicare Compliance Blog

The Medicare Compliance Blog

Covers Medicare secondary payer compliance, Medicare set-asides, mandatory insurer reporting, recovery resolutions, conditional payment notification, Medicare risk assessment, self-administration support issues, Medicare impact on long-term care. By Gould & Lamb.

http://themedicarecomplianceblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    US Court of Appeals Provides Opinion on Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons v. State Farm

    US Court of Appeals Provides Opinion on Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons v. State Farm
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit published its opinion in Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons, PLLC v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company on July 16, 2014. The long awaited decision addresses the…
  • Jun 5

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide
    On May 29, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amended the recently released Workers’ Compensation Reference Guide published in February 2014. The changes affect medical review, treating physician reports,…
  • Apr 23

    Workers Compensation Review Center (WCRC) Changes Position on Development Letter

    Workers Compensation Review Center (WCRC) Changes Position on Development Letter
    As a result of Gould and Lamb’s continued advocacy with CMS Central Office, WCRC, and Regional Offices, Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside submitters will see a light at the end of the tunnel. Based on direct conversations,…
Rank this Week: 4368

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

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

http://www.medval.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 143

The Policy Line

The Policy Line

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

http://www.thepolicyline.com/
Rank this Week: 4929

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: 4791

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
Rank this Week: 3811

Vermont Workers Compensation Law…

Vermont Workers Compensation Law Blog

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

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

    Labor Day Reflection

    Labor Day Reflection
    Over the Labor Day weekend, I was reading Ken Follett’s, Fall of Giants, when I came upon a horrible description of a turn of the century coal mine explosion and its aftermath. The families of the miners killed in the explosion were…
  • Aug 19

    Changing Your Mind About Traumatic Brain Injurie

    Changing Your Mind About Traumatic Brain Injurie
    Traumatic brain injury is a process not an event. This is the emerging school of thought of many medical, neurological and psychological professionals and it has many positive ramifications for workers’ compensation claimants. Following…
  • Jul 24

    Construction Falls- What Goes Up Should Should Come Down Safely

    Construction Falls- What Goes Up Should Should Come Down Safely
    We were recently watching a documentary on the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and were cringing at the footage of construction workers who were working without any safety equipment at all, even while working on the 605 foot Space Needle. No…
Rank this Week: 3055

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.

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  • 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.
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