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California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    What You Need To Know If Insurance Denies Coverage For Your Prescription Medication

    What You Need To Know If Insurance Denies Coverage For Your Prescription Medication
    Many people know that at Kantor & Kantor, LLP we help clients when their insurance company denies coverage life insurance claims, long-term disability claims, and eating disorder treatment claims. At Kantor & Kantor, LLP we also…
  • Aug 16

    Why Appeal A Health Claims Denial… and How to Do It Right

    Why Appeal A Health Claims Denial… and How to Do It Right
    Why should I appeal? By appealing a claims denial, you are challenging the insurance company’s decision to deny benefits. Even if you think your appeal will not be approved, you should still appeal: To get treatment records considered.…
  • Aug 14

    Chronic Pain is disabling

    Chronic Pain is disabling
    Many of our clients suffer from chronic pain. For some, chronic pain is a symptom of an underlying condition, and for others it is the main condition.  In in either case, chronic pain can be and often is disabling. Because so many…
Rank this Week: 27

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 Locke Lord LLP.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • Sep 20

    Hurricane Maria Barrels Towards Puerto Rico

    Hurricane Maria Barrels Towards Puerto Rico
    Hurricane Maria is set to strike Puerto Rico today, with forecast wind speeds of more than 150 miles per hour. Maria already struck the Caribbean island of Dominica as a category 5 storm, with sustained winds of 160 miles per hour.
  • Sep 18

    Mind the Gap! Hurricanes may have significant impact on Gap coverage

    Mind the Gap! Hurricanes may have significant impact on Gap coverage
    Some estimates peg the number of cars flooded by Hurricane Harvey at more than a half million. So too, the number of flooded cars following Irma will be legion.
  • Sep 14

    Notice of Withdrawal of Proposed Amendments to the Illinois Insurance Department Consumer Complaints Rule

    Notice of Withdrawal of Proposed Amendments to the Illinois Insurance Department Consumer Complaints Rule
    The Illinois Department of Insurance (“DOI”) has issued a notice of withdrawal of its proposed amendments to the Illinois Insurance Department Consumer Complaints Rule (50 Ill. Adm. Code 926) that were described in our January 9,…
Rank this Week: 162

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 19

    Guest Post: Surge in ERISA Fee Litigation

    Guest Post: Surge in ERISA Fee Litigation
    The last couple of years have seen a wave of ERISA suits aimed at 401(k) plan sponsors and targeting plan fees. In the following guest post, Rhonda Prussack, Head of Fiduciary and Employment Practices Liability at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty…
  • Sep 18

    Insurance Coverage for Subpoena Response Cost

    Insurance Coverage for Subpoena Response Cost
    One of the perennial D&O insurance coverage questions is the issue of whether or not the D&O policy provides coverage for costs incurred in responding to a subpoena, as I have discussed in prior posts (refer here and here).…
  • Sep 17

    Thinking About the Growth of Third-Party Litigation Financing

    Thinking About the Growth of Third-Party Litigation Financing
    Third-party litigation funding has its critics and detractors (refer, for example, here and here). The fact is that third-party litigation funding is now well-established and is here to stay. A recent survey by one of the leading funding…
Rank this Week: 208

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Sep 20

    Sean Shaw Appointed to Florida’s Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedne

    Sean Shaw Appointed to Florida’s Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedne
    Merlin Law Group attorney Sean Shaw has been appointed to the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness. Reportedly, the committee will address evacuation planning, building codes, property insurance, flood prevention,…
  • Sep 19

    Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Parts of Long Island and Connecticut

    Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Parts of Long Island and Connecticut
    In advance of Hurricane Jose, a tropical storm watch was issued for parts of the Long Island and Connecticut. Although the storm is expected to stay out to sea, the area is expecting rain, rough surf, and wind and beach erosion. As we have…
  • Sep 18

    Time Limitations in Virgin Islands Insurance Claims After Hurricane Irma

    Time Limitations in Virgin Islands Insurance Claims After Hurricane Irma
    As I noted in my previous blog, Business Interruption Will Play Big Role in Rebuilding the U.S. Virgin Islands After Irma, the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands is staggering. To make matters worse, the powerful…
Rank this Week: 248

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 321

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    At the Intersection of the NFL Draft, ERISA, Divorce, Venue and Spousal Benefit

    At the Intersection of the NFL Draft, ERISA, Divorce, Venue and Spousal Benefit
    Is there a more hyped sporting event with less substance than the NFL Draft? Does everyone on the internet drive traffic to their sites by linking to the draft if at all possible? Well, of course the answer to both questions is yes, and so I…
  • Apr 4

    Uber, Behavioral Economics, Choice Architecture and Trial Work

    Uber, Behavioral Economics, Choice Architecture and Trial Work
    There is a lot of discussion on whether lawyers should be required to have at least a certain degree of competency with technology as a core skill set, on a par with, for instance, the rules of evidence. Personally, I am not convinced of the…
  • Mar 29

    Notes (and a Prediction) on the Supreme Court Argument on Church Plan

    Notes (and a Prediction) on the Supreme Court Argument on Church Plan
    I have used this anecdote before, so you can jump ahead if you have either read something where I have written it before or heard a talk of mine where I have said it, but if you haven’t, I have always thought it is a good lead in to any…
Rank this Week: 474

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/
  • Oct 18

    Fears Nachawati is Representing Former NFL Players in Concussion Related Case

    Fears Nachawati is Representing Former NFL Players in Concussion Related Case
    Fears Nachawati is proudly representing former NFL players and their families in the tragic cases of CTE and other concussion related injuries.   If you or someone you care about is a former NFL player, please contact us at…
  • Oct 18

    Fears Nachawati Signs Former NFL Star Player Mel Gray in Concussion Related Case

    Fears Nachawati Signs Former NFL Star Player Mel Gray in Concussion Related Case
    Fears Nachawati is proudly representing former NFL players and their families in the tragic cases of CTE and other concussion related injuries. Mel Gray, 12 year NFL veteran of the St. Louis Cardinals, is the newest player to be represented.…
  • Oct 4

    Fears Nachawati Attorneys Selected to 2016 Super Lawyers List

    Fears Nachawati Attorneys Selected to 2016 Super Lawyers List
    Fears Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that Partner Majed Nachawati has been selected to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by receive this honor.…
Rank this Week: 473

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: 511

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Who Lives, Who Die

    Who Lives, Who Die
    Talk radio host Dennis Prager enlightens me in ways others do not. While most talk radio focuses on politics or news, his show is different. It does address current issues but also offers up topics like the Male-Female Hour that discusses…
  • Sep 20

    Navigator Funding and Agent Commission

    Navigator Funding and Agent Commission
    Obamacare supporters and Democrats in congress are outraged to learn that President Trump is cutting funding for an arm of Obamacare's outreach known as "Navigators". These unlicensed individuals who don't have professional liability…
  • Sep 19

    Yeah, about that promise

    Yeah, about that promise
    You may recall it:Well...First, in email from Anthem:"Small Group plans will not be offered on SHOP in 2018Anthem will no longer offer Small Group plans on the federally-facilitated SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program) Marketplace in…
Rank this Week: 1037

Disability Insurance Legal…

Disability Insurance Legal Resource

By Comitz | Beethe. Discusses disability insurance claims, especially by physicians and dentists.

http://www.disabilitycounsel.net/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Attorney Derek Funk Named in Top Valley Lawyers 2017

    Attorney Derek Funk Named in Top Valley Lawyers 2017
    North Valley Magazine has named Comitz | Beethe’s Derek Funk as a Top Valley Lawyer for 2017. The list was compiled using a third-party attorney ranking system and showcases only 35 of the area’s leading attorneys.  
  • Sep 11

    Spine-Related Musculoskeletal Conditions – Part 4 – Spondylolisthesi

    Spine-Related Musculoskeletal Conditions – Part 4 – Spondylolisthesi
    In this series of blog posts, we have been reviewing spine-related musculoskeletal conditions.  The next condition we will be looking at is spondylolisthesis. Spondylolisthesis Definition: Occurs when a vertebra (typically in the…
  • Sep 4

    What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation? – Part 4

    What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation? – Part 4
    This is the last post in our series of posts about neuropsychological evaluations.  We will conclude this series by discussing (1) why an insurance company would ask for an exam, and (2) how a neuropsychological evaluation can impact…
Rank this Week: 1017

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/
  • Sep 8

    ALI Reinsurance Restatement Takes Another Step Towards Approval

    ALI Reinsurance Restatement Takes Another Step Towards Approval
    Following last May’s tumultuous decision by the American Law Institute to defer a final vote on its proposed Restatement of Law, Liability Insurance, the Restatement reporters have been busy drafting new text to meet the concerns that…
  • Aug 16

    Certain Underwriters v. Mass. Bonding and Ins. Co. Court of Appeals Decision

    Certain Underwriters v. Mass. Bonding and Ins. Co. Court of Appeals Decision
    The Oregon Court of Appeals delivered a decision in the Publications – OpinionsCOA2017 ((A156649) Certain Underwriters v. Mass. Bonding and Ins Co).  The trial court’s decision to dismiss London’s contribution claims…
  • Jul 20

    Noncumulation Clause Results in “All Sums” Allocation for Long-Tail Environmental Liabilitie

    Noncumulation Clause Results in “All Sums” Allocation for Long-Tail Environmental Liabilitie
    By David M. Knapp, Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP Applying the New York Court of Appeal’s landmark Viking Pump decision for the first time, the Second Circuit recently held that an “all sums” allocation applied to…
Rank this Week: 1128

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.mslawllp.com/category/insurance-blog/
Rank this Week: 832

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Aug 17

    Medicare Secondary Payer Act Class Action

    Medicare Secondary Payer Act Class Action
    There have been a substantial number of putative class actions filed recently against insurers involving the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSPA). These cases are typically filed by assignees of Medicare advantage organizations that have paid…
  • Aug 15

    Class Action Involving Application of Deductible to Actual Cash Value Payment

    Class Action Involving Application of Deductible to Actual Cash Value Payment
    An emerging issue in class action litigation against the insurance industry involves an attempt by plaintiffs’ attorneys to argue that insurers should not be permitted to apply any deductible to payments made on an actual cash value…
  • Aug 14

    Update on Labor Depreciation Class Action

    Update on Labor Depreciation Class Action
    There have been two recent federal district court decisions in the widespread class action litigation involving the application of depreciation to the labor cost component of replacement cost value on property insurance claims. (For…
Rank this Week: 1115

Florida Insurance Law Blog

Florida Insurance Law Blog

Discusses insurance news, cases, class actions, and bad faith insurance claims. By Liggio Benrubi.

http://www.floridainsurancelawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Our Force Placed Insurance Class Action. When lenders want to protect their interest in vehicles.

    Our Force Placed Insurance Class Action. When lenders want to protect their interest in vehicles.
    Let me begin by apologizing for the very long delay in blog posts…..I’m a busy, practicing Trial Lawyer, who occasionally blogs, and not a professional blogger who ghosts writes a blog…..  Still I’ll try to post…
  • Mar 20

    Reverse Mortgage problems… the issues are ongoing

    Reverse Mortgage problems… the issues are ongoing
    I posted about Reverse Mortgages two weeks ago. We received some excellent and helpful e-mails in response, as well as several comments here on the Legal Examiner. One of those comments suggests that our information is old and outdated.…
  • Feb 28

    Reverse Mortgages and Mortgage Servicing: What we continue to learn is disturbing

    Reverse Mortgages and Mortgage Servicing: What we continue to learn is disturbing
    Last September, I posted about reverse mortgages here. We agreed to represent our client, Mrs. Gravlin 4 days before the trial was scheduled in the foreclosure action.  She had a reverse mortgage, they were foreclosing on her (despite…
Rank this Week: 1207

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

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

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

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • Apr 13

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

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 634

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
  • Sep 20

    Paving Over Potholes in Claims-Made Policie

    Paving Over Potholes in Claims-Made Policie
    As summer comes to a close, road repair crews across the country are identifying the street repairs and potholes that must be filled before the cold weather approaches. Now is also a good time for policyholders to identify some of the…
  • Sep 14

    Understanding Business Interruption Insurance and Wide-Impact Catastrophe

    Understanding Business Interruption Insurance and Wide-Impact Catastrophe
    In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, policyholders can expect insurers to put forward strong objections to some of the most consequential claims asserted by insureds. In a recent client alert, our colleagues Joe Jean, Geoffrey Greeves…
  • Sep 12

    Riddell, Inc. v. Superior Court: Insurers Flagged for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

    Riddell, Inc. v. Superior Court: Insurers Flagged for Unsportsmanlike Conduct
    California law has long held that an insurer may not use declaratory relief or other tactics to prejudice the defense of its policyholder in an underlying lawsuit. But in their zeal to avoid coverage, and despite California Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 2057

Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog

Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog

Provides updates, analysis and breaking news for commercial policyholders.

https://www.huntoninsurancerecoveryblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Hunton’s Patrick McDermott Confirmed To DC Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council

    Hunton’s Patrick McDermott Confirmed To DC Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council
    Congratulations to Hunton & Williams insurance recovery lawyer, Patrick McDermott, on his confirmation by the DC Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors to the organization’s Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council.  The DC…
  • Sep 20

    Connecting The Risks: Electric Vehicles and Insurance

    Connecting The Risks: Electric Vehicles and Insurance
    In an article that first appeared in Electric Light & Power, Hunton & Williams attorneys Sergio F. Oehninger and Paul T. Moura discuss the growing Electric Vehicle (EV) industry and the risks posed due to the consequential strain on…
  • Sep 19

    Notable Upcoming NY Court of Appeals Insurance Case

    Notable Upcoming NY Court of Appeals Insurance Case
    Three significant insurance disputes are pending before the New York Court of Appeals, and Hunton partner Syed Ahmad discusses the importance of those cases in Law 360’s article titled 3 Insurance Cases To Watch At NY’s High…
Rank this Week: 2062

Life Insurance Law Blog

Life Insurance Law Blog

By Currin Compliance Services, LLC.

http://www.currincompliance.com/life-insurance-law-blog/
  • Sep 20

    Regulation 210 final and effective March 19, 2018

    Regulation 210 final and effective March 19, 2018
    With an announcement on its website on September 19, 2017, DFS posted the final Regulation 210. The headline of the release is: “DFS Issues Final Regulation to Protect New Yorkers from Unjustified Life Insurance Premium…
  • Aug 15

    Guidance from NY: Filing 2017 CSO Mortality Table

    Guidance from NY: Filing 2017 CSO Mortality Table
    As you probably know by now, on May 2, 2017, NY released guidance on the filing requirements for insurers and fraternal benefit societies wanting to use the 2017 CSO mortality table. The Department began accepting submissions of policy forms…
  • Aug 15

    Guidance from NY: Filing 2017 CSO Mortality Table

    Guidance from NY: Filing 2017 CSO Mortality Table
    As you probably know by now, on May 2, 2017, NY released guidance on the filing requirements for insurers and fraternal benefit societies wanting to use the 2017 CSO mortality table. The Department began accepting submissions of policy forms…
Rank this Week: 2588

Share Lawyer’s Blog

Share Lawyer’s Blog

Covers long term or short term disability insurance law in Canada.

http://www.sharelawyers.com/blog/
  • Sep 20

    A Client Appreciates the Regular Update

    A Client Appreciates the Regular Update
    We love hearing from our clients, and this kind of interaction happens all the time! We regularly receive emails, letters, phone calls, and comments on social media from people who use our services. Their kind words motivate us to fight even…
  • Sep 4

    Injury Leads to Disability – Share Lawyers Help

    Injury Leads to Disability – Share Lawyers Help
    At Share Lawyers we know that living with a disability is very difficult and that in an ideal world, the disabled would be given the benefits they deserve without question. Unfortunately, insurance companies often fight tooth and nail to deny…
  • Sep 1

    Long Term Disability Benefits and C.P.P. Disability – What’s the Difference?

    Long Term Disability Benefits and C.P.P. Disability – What’s the Difference?
    We often encounter confusion from people regarding LTD vs. CPP, and we hope to clarify the differences with some quick points. General LTD is private insurance available through Group Insurance Benefits, usually through a workplace, or group…
Rank this Week: 1685

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

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

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Aggregation of claims for related transaction

    Aggregation of claims for related transaction
    Where a policy aggregated claims for ‘similar acts or omissions in a series of related matters or transactions’ the enquiry was whether there was a real connection between the transactions in which they occurred. The use of the…
  • Sep 20

    Insurance claim barred because of once-and-for-all rule (US)

    Insurance claim barred because of once-and-for-all rule (US)
    A New Jersey appeals court held that a contractor’s lawsuit against the insurer demanding cover for a claim against the contractors arising from a construction defect was barred because the claim should have been brought in a previous…
  • Sep 19

    Insurance exclusion for ‘that particular part’ on which ‘performing operations’ (US)

    Insurance exclusion for ‘that particular part’ on which ‘performing operations’ (US)
    The insured subcontracted a builder to build 53 prefabricated modular units for its residential blindness rehabilitation facility. The insurer denied an indemnity for water damage under a partly completed roof saying that the applicable…
Rank this Week: 2079

Reinsurance Focus

Reinsurance Focus

Covers new reinsurance-related and arbitration developments. By Carlton Fields.

http://reinsurancefocus.com/
Rank this Week: 2012

Badfaithadvisor.com

Badfaithadvisor.com

Covers insurance bad faith litigation, coverage litigation, and other news and items helpful to insurance law practitioners. By C.J. Haddick of Dickie, McCamey, & Chilcote, PC.

https://badfaithadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 2122

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/
  • Sep 19

    Life Insurance Beneficiary — Spouse

    Life Insurance Beneficiary — Spouse
    What are some of the rules related to the naming of a spouse as the beneficiary in a life insurance policy? One spouse can designate his or her estate as the beneficiary of the policy, at the expense of the other spouse, absent a showing of…
  • Sep 17

    Persons Entitled To Life Insurance Benefit

    Persons Entitled To Life Insurance Benefit
    Who is entitled to life insurance benefits?  This may seem an easy answer and is most of the time, but not always. According to the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Insurance Code, Section 1103.102, the designated beneficiary of a life…
  • Sep 16

    Life Insurance – Effective Date

    Life Insurance – Effective Date
    It is not an issue seen often by life insurance lawyers, but it does come up.  When is the date coverage is in effect? Most policies expressly state the “effective date” of coverage.  This date may be earlier than, or…
Rank this Week: 4439

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/
  • Sep 18

    Attorney Derek Funk Named in Top Valley Lawyers 2017

    Attorney Derek Funk Named in Top Valley Lawyers 2017
    North Valley Magazine has named Comitz | Beethe’s Derek Funk as a Top Valley Lawyer for 2017. The list was compiled using a third-party attorney ranking system and showcases only 35 of the area’s leading attorneys.  
  • Sep 11

    Spine-Related Musculoskeletal Conditions – Part 4 – Spondylolisthesi

    Spine-Related Musculoskeletal Conditions – Part 4 – Spondylolisthesi
    In this series of blog posts, we have been reviewing spine-related musculoskeletal conditions.  The next condition we will be looking at is spondylolisthesis. Spondylolisthesis Definition: Occurs when a vertebra (typically in the…
  • Sep 4

    What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation? – Part 4

    What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation? – Part 4
    This is the last post in our series of posts about neuropsychological evaluations.  We will conclude this series by discussing (1) why an insurance company would ask for an exam, and (2) how a neuropsychological evaluation can impact…
Rank this Week: 1771

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
  • Sep 18

    Reopening a Prior Administrative Law Judge Denial: The Res Judicata Doctrine

    Reopening a Prior Administrative Law Judge Denial: The Res Judicata Doctrine
    And so you find yourself in the position of having pursued your Social Security disability claim for years.  You’ve applied and been denied repeatedly, and finally in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).   Now you…
  • Sep 13

    Treating Physicians and their Role in the Social Security Disability Proce

    Treating Physicians and their Role in the Social Security Disability Proce
    There is nothing more frustrating when representing someone in their Social Security disability claim than hearing that a longstanding medical provider is not willing to address a residual functional capacity questionnaire.  These forms…
  • Sep 7

    The Social Security Disability Program is Non-Adversarial

    The Social Security Disability Program is Non-Adversarial
    Contrary to the beliefs of many who have been denied their Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, it is important to understand that the Social Security disability program set up to…
Rank this Week: 1697

Bad Faith Blog

Bad Faith Blog

Focused on claims of bad faith and extra contractual damages. By Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://www.badfaithblog.net/
  • Sep 18

    We Would Like to Hear from You

    We Would Like to Hear from You
    There are many loyal readers of the Bad Faith Blog in St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and many places in between. In order to better meet your needs, we encourage you to contact us and tell us…
  • Aug 18

    Michigan Supreme Court: UTPA Penalty Interest Proper for Untimely UIM Benefit Payment

    Michigan Supreme Court: UTPA Penalty Interest Proper for Untimely UIM Benefit Payment
    Summary: Insured injured in a car accident claimed underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits because the adverse driver was insufficiently insured. The insured asked the court to assess penalty interest under the Uniform Trade Practices Act (UTPA)…
  • Aug 7

    Iowa Supreme Court Ruling Provides Partial Relief to Comp Carrier

    Iowa Supreme Court Ruling Provides Partial Relief to Comp Carrier
    Summary: Toby Thornton filed a lawsuit against his employer’s insurer, American Interstate Insurance, alleging common law bad faith for denying his claim for permanent and total disability (PTD) and his request for partial commutation…
Rank this Week: 1687

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1859

Physician Law

Physician Law

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

http://physicianlaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 4141

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    UPS Workers File Wrongful Death Suit Following Workplace Shooting

    UPS Workers File Wrongful Death Suit Following Workplace Shooting
    In June 2017, an armed United Parcel Service (UPS) employee entered into a package delivery warehouse in San Francisco and began shooting. Three UPS workers were killed and two were wounded. An additional three employees were hurt while…
  • Sep 13

    What Happens When Someone Buys Your Apartment Building?

    What Happens When Someone Buys Your Apartment Building?
    Apartment buildings or rental houses and condos are typically investment properties for the landlords. As with any investment, there may come a time when it is better for the landlord to sell than to hold on to it. This means that one day,…
  • Sep 11

    Medicare Audit Reveals Elder Abuse and Neglect

    Medicare Audit Reveals Elder Abuse and Neglect
    An audit conducted by Daniel Levinson, Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, found that elder abuse and neglect is a significant concern for Medicare beneficiaries and that the Medicare program currently has…
Rank this Week: 3521

Policyholder Perspective

Policyholder Perspective

Provides analysis of trends and developments in the area of insurance coverage law. By Farella Braun + Martel.

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
  • Sep 14

    Insurance Broker Series: Stephen Leveroni, ABD Insurance and Financial Service

    Insurance Broker Series: Stephen Leveroni, ABD Insurance and Financial Service
    Farella’s Insurance Recovery Group lawyers regularly collaborate with and learn from different players and functions within the insurance industry. To provide more value to our readers, we have reached out to a series of…
  • Sep 7

    Insurance Broker Series: Cris Christensen, ABD Insurance and Financial Service

    Insurance Broker Series: Cris Christensen, ABD Insurance and Financial Service
    Farella’s Insurance Recovery Group lawyers regularly collaborate with and learn from different players and functions within the insurance industry.  To provide more value to our readers, we have reached out to a series of…
  • Sep 1

    Insurance Broker Series: Winnie Van, ABD Insurance and Financial Service

    Insurance Broker Series: Winnie Van, ABD Insurance and Financial Service
    Farella’s Insurance Recovery Group lawyers regularly collaborate with and learn from different players and functions within the insurance industry. To provide more value to our readers, we have reached out to a series of…
Rank this Week: 3831

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: 1781

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/
  • Sep 14

    “Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter”

    “Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter”
    That’s the title of a web page that employers may find helpful upon receipt of an IRS communication asserting liability for employer mandate taxes under Code § 4980H.  It should have an official notice (“CP”)…
  • Sep 7

    Go for Launch in 10, 9, 8 …

    Go for Launch in 10, 9, 8 …
    Does the IRS expect to publish more information about the employer shared responsibility payment procedures? Yes. The IRS expects to publish guidance of general applicability describing the employer shared responsibility payment procedures in…
  • Aug 16

    “Hello? Chicken Little here. Sky’s falling.”

    “Hello? Chicken Little here. Sky’s falling.”
    We don’t blame you for hearing that whenever someone warns of employer mandate taxes coming your way.  Nevertheless, we’re donning the chicken suit once again to keep you aware.  This time, we’ll keep it short and…
Rank this Week: 2195

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3367

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: 2604

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Sep 12

    Is Lloyd’s of London a racketeering enterprise?

    Is Lloyd’s of London a racketeering enterprise?
    I have a fair amount of experience in litigating coverage disputes under Lloyd’s of London policies. Let’s just say that, because of the labyrinthine structure of the organization (if it IS an “organization”), pursuing…
  • Aug 10

    Forum selection clauses in insurance policie

    Forum selection clauses in insurance policie
    My wife has been pestering me to get out of an unused gym membership for some time.  See, as a lawyer, I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I neglected to read the small print in the contract. It said that, unless I canceled in…
  • Jun 28

    New Developments in Insurance Broker Liability

    New Developments in Insurance Broker Liability
    We had a broker liability case not long ago involving a manufacturing facility on the banks of the Hudson River that got wiped out by Sandy.  The client had no flood coverage.  We argued that, under the particular circumstances of…
Rank this Week: 2645

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
  • Sep 12

    When The Party Is Over For A Party Wall

    When The Party Is Over For A Party Wall
    A recent case from Supreme Court, New York County, clarifies a limit to the rights of a property owner that shares a party wall with a neighbor who redevelops its site without relying on the party wall. The post When The Party Is Over For A…
  • Jul 24

    Willful Exaggeration Standard Remains High

    Willful Exaggeration Standard Remains High
    For those in the construction industry, mechanics’ liens are sure to be a familiar occurrence. And, for those who have ever had a project of theirs liened, they will be aware of the tenacity of these legal devices. Mechanics’…
  • Apr 26

    Recovery Pitfalls In Home Improvement Dispute

    Recovery Pitfalls In Home Improvement Dispute
    General Business Law § 771 provides a host of requirements for home improvement contracts, chief among them being that such contracts must be in writing and signed by all parties. Additionally, the contract must contain the name,…
Rank this Week: 1653

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 12

    Insurance Agents E&O & Hurricane

    Insurance Agents E&O & Hurricane
    Insurance agents & brokers face an increased risk of E&O (errors & omissions) claims from hurricanes and other catastrophes, along with insolvency risk from insurers, and the agency itself may be directly impacted. Good internal…
  • Aug 29

    Healthcare Data Breach Exposure

    Healthcare Data Breach Exposure
    Healthcare data breach exposures are not all cyber based. Third parties, paper records and fines are also exposures that should be included in a comprehensive Cyber Risk Insurance policy.
  • Aug 15

    Consumer Phishing/Wire Transfer Fraud – a Liability Exposure?

    Consumer Phishing/Wire Transfer Fraud – a Liability Exposure?
    Consumer phishing/wire transfer fraud is increasing, and may be a growing liability threat for all types of organizations, particularly organizations anticipating receipt of funds from customers by wire transfer. Organizations can implement…
Rank this Week: 1524

Boston Workers Compensation…

Boston Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Michael O. Smith.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2475

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 7

    SIMPLE vs. 401(k): November 1 Deadline Approaching

    SIMPLE vs. 401(k): November 1 Deadline Approaching
    Tax planning as in life can be a series of trade-offs. Whether to have a SIMPLE-IRA vs. a 401(k) plan is one of those trade-offs. And if you currently have a SIMPLE-IRA and want to change to 401(k), then you’ve got a November 1,…
  • Aug 14

    The White Rabbit and ERISA

    The White Rabbit and ERISA
    It occurred to me after my last post, October 1 401(k) Safe Harbor deadline gets closer, that the White Rabbit could relate to ERISA. The White Rabbit, of course, is the first character Alice meets up with in Lewis Carroll’s classic…
  • Aug 11

    October 1 401(k) Safe Harbor deadline gets closer

    October 1 401(k) Safe Harbor deadline gets closer
    That’s No. 3 in my Pension Plan Procrastination Perils Proper Personal Planning list. If you want to set up a new Safe Harbor 401(k) plan for 2017, it has to be done by October 1. A Safe Harbor plan permits owners…
Rank this Week: 4155

Tennessee Disability and Life…

Tennessee Disability and Life Insurance Blog

Covers insurance law. By Pepper Law, PLC.

http://www.nashvilleinsurancelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1948

Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

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

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/news-resources/
Rank this Week: 2688

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
  • Sep 5

    Circuit Court Finds Putative Class Affidavits, Combined With Other Records, May Satisfy Ascertainability Requirement

    Circuit Court Finds Putative Class Affidavits, Combined With Other Records, May Satisfy Ascertainability Requirement
    Defendants BMW and Creditsmarts were parties to a marketing agreement through which BMW offered its direct automotive “up2drive” loans to borrowers at participating independent car dealers through Creditsmarts’…
  • Aug 30

    Still Standing: Ninth Circuit Again Finds Standing in Spokeo Remand

    Still Standing: Ninth Circuit Again Finds Standing in Spokeo Remand
    The Ninth Circuit recently issued its latest opinion in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, the closely-watched putative class action dating back to 2010. The plaintiff initiated the lawsuit against Spokeo, which aggregates publicly available data about…
  • Aug 24

    Kansas Judge Rejects Discovery From Putative Class Member

    Kansas Judge Rejects Discovery From Putative Class Member
    A magistrate judge in Kansas denied the defendant’s request to conduct discovery of putative class members via a voluntary questionnaire. Plaintiff Hapka filed a class action against home health care provider CareCentrix stemming from a…
Rank this Week: 1857

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/
  • Sep 5

    NEW Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) Contract Awarded

    NEW Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) Contract Awarded
    Finally, a new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) award has been issued.  This news comes after several months of work being completed by Provider Resources, the incumbent contractor, under an expired contract. …
  • Aug 3

    Settling a Case in Arizona?  What You Need to Know About Full & Final Settlement

    Settling a Case in Arizona?  What You Need to Know About Full & Final Settlement
    Historically, workers’ compensation claims in Arizona have been subject to a number of limitations.  If additional medical treatment was needed, a claimant could reopen a claim at any time, despite the finality and resolution of…
  • Aug 1

    New WCMSA Reference Guide Issued

    New WCMSA Reference Guide Issued
    As you may be aware, on July 10th, here on our blog we announced the quiet release of a change to CMS’ re-review process.  However, as we noted at that time, this process was not formalized by CMS, and had simply been…
Rank this Week: 4290

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    SSDI Claim Review Proce

    SSDI Claim Review Proce
    Schloesser v. Berryhill Schloesser v. Berryhill, a case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, involves claimant who worked as a dry curer in a meat processing plant for more than two decades. His job required claimant to…
  • Aug 31

    Substantial Gainful Activity in Boston SSDI Case

    Substantial Gainful Activity in Boston SSDI Case
    If a claimant is receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, that means he or she is disabled and has worked enough time in the years leading up to becoming disabled to qualify for disability benefits. The first issue is…
  • Aug 23

    Vocational Experts in Boston SSDI Case

    Vocational Experts in Boston SSDI Case
    In a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims case, there is a good chance a claimant will have to have a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ).  At this hearing, there will likely be  a person known as…
Rank this Week: 2367

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 31

    The Interest Rate Dance

    The Interest Rate Dance
    August 31, 2017 – Ever since the global financial near-apocalypse of 2009 caused everybody everywhere to rethink everything we thought we knew about money, saving, the market, investing, et cetera, I’ve noticed a pattern here in…
  • Aug 21

    Future Income Balancing Act

    Future Income Balancing Act
    August 21, 2017 – A lot of people pretend to know a lot about retirement income planning. But few are truly as knowledgeable on the subject as Dr. Wade Pfau, Professor of Retirement Income at The American College and retirement…
  • May 22

    Warren Buffett Talks Structured Settlement

    Warren Buffett Talks Structured Settlement
    Berkshire Hathaway’s 2017 Annual Meeting Excerpt  Warren Buffett Knows (and Likes) Structured Settlements   May 22, 2017 – Earlier this month, attendees of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.’s Annual Meeting witnessed…
Rank this Week: 2466