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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/
  • Dec 10

    Accidental Death Policy

    Accidental Death Policy
    Lawyers handling accidental death life insurance policies would want to read all cases dealing with this subject.  Here is a 5th Circuit opinion styled, Abdul Salam Badmus v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company. In August 2010, Mutual…
  • Dec 9

    Lawsuits In Homeowners Case

    Lawsuits In Homeowners Case
    Insurance lawyers know that one of the more common claims arise from homeowners claims.  Trying to keep the case in State or County Court is most favorable for the homeowner.  However, doing that is more and more difficult. …
  • Dec 7

    Responsibility Of Insured

    Responsibility Of Insured
    An insurance contract will impose conditions on the insured person or entity.  For example, most policies require that the insured give notice of the claim and cooperate with the insurance company.  Policies may require that the…
Rank this Week: 983

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: 956

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/
Rank this Week: 283

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    DUI Crash on Bay Bridge Kills Tollbooth Operator

    DUI Crash on Bay Bridge Kills Tollbooth Operator
    Around 5 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, Daniel Berk, 32, collided with a Bay Bridge tollbooth while driving a rented box truck. Berk was seriously injured and remains hospitalized in Oakland. The passenger of the truck and the drivers and…
  • Dec 1

    San Pablo Hit-and-Run Crash Kills Four, Injures Six

    San Pablo Hit-and-Run Crash Kills Four, Injures Six
    On Saturday, November 25, four individuals were killed in a hit-and-run accident on I-80 in San Pablo, California. The collision was sizable, involving five vehicles and blocking all westbound lanes off I-80. The four individuals killed were…
  • Nov 24

    Physician Shortage Leading to Negligent Inmate Care in Sacramento Prison

    Physician Shortage Leading to Negligent Inmate Care in Sacramento Prison
    There are often controversies regarding jail and prison inmates’ rights. However, it is well established that all prisoners in state and federal facilities are entitled to receive adequate physical and mental health care. They are…
Rank this Week: 3653

Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP…

Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP Blog

Covers employment law.

http://www.kdvlaw.com/news-resources/category/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Insurance Litigator Delights Readers with Humor Column, Daily Journal, ft. Louie Castoria

    Insurance Litigator Delights Readers with Humor Column, Daily Journal, ft. Louie Castoria
    Louie H. Castoria, the co-managing partner of Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck’s San Francisco office, has been writing a weekly humor column for the Half Moon Bay Review for two decades. Children often mistake longtime insurance…
  • Dec 5

    2018 CLM & Business Insurance Construction Conference

    2018 CLM & Business Insurance Construction Conference
    2018 CLM & Business Insurance Construction Conference Wednesday, September 26 – 12:00 PM Friday, September 28 – 12:00 PM Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile 540 N Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois Registration opens on…
  • Dec 5

    2018 CLM Midwest Conference

    2018 CLM Midwest Conference
    CLM Midwest offers sessions in four tracks — Transportation, Product Liability, Religious & Non-Profit, and Claims/Litigation Management. A wide range of important issues will be covered during the interactive sessions. Participants…
Rank this Week: 2012

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    VA Disability Rating Does Not Confer Automatic SSDI Approval

    VA Disability Rating Does Not Confer Automatic SSDI Approval
    A Disability Rating from the VA Does Not Guarantee Social Security Disability Benefits There is little question that going to war as U.S. service member can have lifelong consequences for those who return home.  One major health…
  • Nov 27

    Lengthy SSDI Wait Times Harms Rightful Beneficiarie

    Lengthy SSDI Wait Times Harms Rightful Beneficiarie
    Despite what the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) would have you believe there is nothing easy or quick about the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application process. The wait in many areas, including Boston is…
  • Nov 23

    SSDI Applicants Now Waiting Nearly Two Year

    SSDI Applicants Now Waiting Nearly Two Year
    When an unrepresented claimant applies for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, they often have no idea how long the process will take and how difficult it will be to qualify for disability benefits. They have no idea because…
Rank this Week: 2678

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: 4473

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Dec 7

    Resort Company Hit with Follow-On Securities Suit in Australia

    Resort Company Hit with Follow-On Securities Suit in Australia
    In numerous prior posts, I have noted the phenomenon of securities suits following on in the wake of governmental regulatory or enforcement action. This phenomenon is well-established in the U.S.  Now it apparently is catching on outside…
  • Dec 6

    Investors File Data Breach-Related Securities Suit Against PayPal

    Investors File Data Breach-Related Securities Suit Against PayPal
    Commentators (including me) have long speculated about the possible future direction of data breach-related litigation. There have of course been a number of very high profile data breach-related consumer class action suits, but so far…
  • Dec 5

    Guest Post: Directors and Officers Must Defend Secondary Market Misrepresentation Claim

    Guest Post: Directors and Officers Must Defend Secondary Market Misrepresentation Claim
    As I have noted in prior posts, securities class action litigation represents a significant part of the corporate liability landscape in Canada. In the following guest post, James R. Lane, a founding partner of the Toronto law firm of…
Rank this Week: 661

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    ANOTHER Baby Charlie? The MVNHS© Strikes Again

    ANOTHER Baby Charlie? The MVNHS© Strikes Again
    Regular readers may recall the tragic story of Baby Charlie:"The parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard are 'utterly distraught' and facing fresh heartbreak after losing their final appeal in the European Court of Human Rights."Well,…
  • Dec 7

    From the P&C Files: Is this big?

    From the P&C Files: Is this big?
    Because it seems big:"The accusation is the result of a department investigation that found that from 2008 to 2016, Wells Fargo customers were issued approximately 1,500 insurance policies and charged premiums without their knowledge or…
  • Dec 6

    From the Comment

    From the Comment
    We're privileged to have some really interesting and informed commenters here, and the discussion can get lively (but always  civil!).But we also get some .... well, unusual feedback, such as this one from Regina Raymond in reply to our…
Rank this Week: 397

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: 1990

Tennessee Injury Law Center

Tennessee Injury Law Center

Covers insurance law, products liability, medical malpractice and injury and accident law. By The Law Offices of John Day, P.C.

http://www.tennesseeinjurylawcenter.com/
  • Dec 7

    DOs and DONT’s: The Legal Version

    DOs and DONT’s: The Legal Version
    You may have seen those fashion magazines where they have pictures of people wearing clothes the right way and the wrong way.  On the wrong way pictures, they usually put a black box over the person’s face to hide the shame of…
  • Nov 28

    Your Christmas To Do List

    Your Christmas To Do List
    For most of us, our Christmas To Do list looks something like: buy gifts, wrap gifts, send Christmas cards, decorate tree and house, attend parties, etc.  In the hustle and bustle of all things Christmas, we often forget to do those…
  • Nov 13

    Are You A Left Lane Hog?

    Are You A Left Lane Hog?
      Should I Move Over? We probably all have a long list of driving pet peeves from drivers who tailgate or don’t use their blinkers to drivers who aren’t paying attention when a light turns green so you have to honk to get…
Rank this Week: 1906

Share Lawyer’s Blog

Share Lawyer’s Blog

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

http://www.sharelawyers.com/blog/
  • Dec 7

    A Day In A Life: Wanda’s Journey With Fibromyalgia

    A Day In A Life: Wanda’s Journey With Fibromyalgia
    When Wanda wakes up and starts her day, she can’t help but be thankful for how much her life has improved compared to the year before. Wanda has always been a shoot-from-the-hip woman who was never afraid of hard work. A mother of…
  • Dec 4

    Finding the Help You Need

    Finding the Help You Need
    Finding the right legal firm to assist with your disability claims can feel like a challenge. Knowing who to turn to for effective solutions seems difficult, especially if it is your first time dealing with the legal system. Today we talk to…
  • Dec 1

    Limitation Periods in Long-Term Disability Claims – Usanovic v. Penncorp[i]

    Limitation Periods in Long-Term Disability Claims – Usanovic v. Penncorp[i]
    Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that disability insurers in Ontario do not have to provide written notice of the applicable Limitation Period when a claim is denied, other than as set out in the Insurance Act, R.S.O.…
Rank this Week: 1512

Reinsurance Focus

Reinsurance Focus

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

http://reinsurancefocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1535

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/
  • Dec 6

    Plan Your Changes before Changing Your Plan

    Plan Your Changes before Changing Your Plan
    There’s a comically profound scene in the second “Madagascar” movie.  Penguin (management) and monkey (union) committees are negotiating a labor contract.  After the monkeys seem to have secured what they want,…
  • Dec 6

    “Whoaaa, Nellie!” Before Submitting Form 14765 …

    “Whoaaa, Nellie!” Before Submitting Form 14765 …
    Entering a football stadium many years ago, your nimble correspondent encountered unarmed security contractors wearing uniforms featuring the company logo – a big, red bull’s-eye – on the front of the baseball cap and on the…
  • Nov 22

    IRS Form 14764: Response to Proposed Assessment of 2015 Employer Mandate Tax

    IRS Form 14764: Response to Proposed Assessment of 2015 Employer Mandate Tax
    On November 17, the IRS published the Form that Applicable Large Employers must use to respond to IRS letters regarding proposed assessment of 2015 employer mandate taxes.  Form 14764 is a paper, mail-in “ESRP Response” that…
Rank this Week: 2143

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

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

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
  • Dec 6

    IAIS calls for simple insurance product

    IAIS calls for simple insurance product
    It has been reported (Law360) that the International Association of Insurance Supervisors has urged governments to make sure that insurers selling basic cover to the world’s poorest communities keep their products simple to prevent…
  • Dec 6

    ‘Controversial provisions’ in Draft Taxation Laws to have far-reaching implication

    ‘Controversial provisions’ in Draft Taxation Laws to have far-reaching implication
    In July 2017, the first draft of the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) was released by National Treasury for public comment. It will give effect to the majority of the proposed tax legislation changes which were announced by the Minister of…
  • Nov 28

    Robo-directors in the boardroom

    Robo-directors in the boardroom
    Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly developing and may in the future get a seat at the boardroom table. The ability of AI to fulfil certain tasks, such as data collection and processing, at a pace exponentially faster than its human…
Rank this Week: 2274

Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog

Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog

Provides updates, analysis and breaking news for commercial policyholders.

https://www.huntoninsurancerecoveryblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2797

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/
Rank this Week: 1345

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/
  • Dec 5

    Cyber Risk Insurance – New Finding

    Cyber Risk Insurance – New Finding
    A new report on Cyber Risk and Cyber Risk Insurance provides some interesting insights into the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) Cyber Risk Insurance market. The report noted that 73% of SMEs with revenues less than $25.0 million do…
  • Nov 27

    Law Firms Do Not Buy Cyber Risk Insurance – But Should

    Law Firms Do Not Buy Cyber Risk Insurance – But Should
    A recent survey of law firms showed that most do not buy Cyber Risk Insurance. In addition, some firms indicated that insurance reduces the need for security measures.
  • Nov 13

    Ransomware is Disruptive, Expensive

    Ransomware is Disruptive, Expensive
    Ransomware attacks can be disruptive, expensive, and even crippling to many businesses, and a comprehensive Cyber Risk Insurance policy is a critical step, along with strong IT security, in protecting an organization. Two ransomware attack…
Rank this Week: 1133

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

Business Insurance Attorney Blog

Covers insurance law. By Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler, P.A.

http://www.businessinsuranceattorney.com/
  • Dec 4

    Industry experts say 2017’s natural disasters will mean 2018 rate hike

    Industry experts say 2017’s natural disasters will mean 2018 rate hike
    The insurance industry is feeling the pain from this year’s devastating hurricane season. According to a November 22 piece on the website Insurance Journal, the natural disasters during the second half of 2017 are expected to cost the…
  • Oct 4

    An unusual case before Maryland insurance regulator

    An unusual case before Maryland insurance regulator
    Here’s a recent article on an unusual case in which I am representing a young investment advisor whose advisory license was taken away by state regulators earlier this spring. What makes the case so unusual is that the gentleman in…
  • Oct 14

    Billion-dollar weather disasters increasingly frequent

    Billion-dollar weather disasters increasingly frequent
    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the United States as thus far endured a total of 12 natural disasters causing at least $1 billion in damage each in 2016. Included in that number are four major flooding events…
Rank this Week: 1905

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/
  • Dec 4

    How Long Does It Take to Get Benefits? – Part 1

    How Long Does It Take to Get Benefits? – Part 1
    You’ve made the difficult decision to give up practicing and file a claim.  You’re not working and you need to collect the disability benefits you’ve likely paid years of high premiums for.  So how long will you…
  • Nov 27

    Policy Riders: Social Insurance Substitute Rider

    Policy Riders: Social Insurance Substitute Rider
    In prior posts we’ve talked about riders and how they can modify the terms of a disability policy.  In this post, we will be looking at a rider we sometimes see in individual disability policies called a Social Insurance Substitute…
  • Nov 20

    Migraine Headache

    Migraine Headache
    Migraine headaches can be debilitating, and, in some cases, chronic.  In this post, we will look at some of the symptoms of migraines, how they are diagnosed, and some common treatments for migraines. Overview Migraines…
Rank this Week: 1527

Disability Insurance Legal…

Disability Insurance Legal Resource

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

http://www.disabilitycounsel.net/blog/
  • Dec 4

    How Long Does It Take to Get Benefits? – Part 1

    How Long Does It Take to Get Benefits? – Part 1
    You’ve made the difficult decision to give up practicing and file a claim.  You’re not working and you need to collect the disability benefits you’ve likely paid years of high premiums for.  So how long will you…
  • Nov 27

    Policy Riders: Social Insurance Substitute Rider

    Policy Riders: Social Insurance Substitute Rider
    In prior posts we’ve talked about riders and how they can modify the terms of a disability policy.  In this post, we will be looking at a rider we sometimes see in individual disability policies called a Social Insurance Substitute…
  • Nov 20

    Migraine Headache

    Migraine Headache
    Migraine headaches can be debilitating, and, in some cases, chronic.  In this post, we will look at some of the symptoms of migraines, how they are diagnosed, and some common treatments for migraines. Overview Migraines…
Rank this Week: 2389

Life Insurance Law Blog

Life Insurance Law Blog

By Currin Compliance Services, LLC.

http://www.currincompliance.com/life-insurance-law-blog/
  • Dec 4

    Finding Hidden Treasure

    Finding Hidden Treasure
    If you are like me, you know that you can find a treasure-trove of information in filing pipelines. I like the public access version of SERFF to find most of what I am looking for because it is so simple to use. Typically, I research filings…
  • Nov 13

    Trust the Expert

    Trust the Expert
    As many of you know, one of my great pleasures in life is riding my bike. I don’t get to do it as much as I would like. I ride around our beautiful county filled with farmland and rolling hills. I do fundraising rides for the Leukemia…
  • Oct 17

    Humor: It's all relative!

    Humor: It's all relative!
    This Investment News article’s headline about a regulatory attorney caught my eye:  “Giachetti adds humor to compliance.” At CCS, we talk about bringing humor to compliance all the time, but it isn’t easy. There…
Rank this Week: 2297

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

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

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
  • Dec 4

    Florida Court Rejects Property Insurer’s Effort to Limit Assignment of Benefit

    Florida Court Rejects Property Insurer’s Effort to Limit Assignment of Benefit
    An assignment of benefits (AOB) is a legal tool that allows a third party to be paid for services performed for an insured property owner who would normally be reimbursed by the insurance company directly after making a claim. An AOB is…
  • Nov 17

    War: What is it good for? Business Loss and the War Exclusion

    War: What is it good for? Business Loss and the War Exclusion
    In summer 2014, Israel and Hamas were engaged in armed conflict. Thousands of residents of Gaza and Israel were killed or injured, and much of Gaza City was destroyed by rocket fire and other heavy weapons. The Israeli Defense Force…
  • Nov 3

    Ninth Circuit Confirms Privacy Exclusion Bars TCPA Claim

    Ninth Circuit Confirms Privacy Exclusion Bars TCPA Claim
    Claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) present numerous issues for insurance companies and policyholders. Because TCPA claims lend themselves to class action suits, the potential exposure can be significant. For years,…
Rank this Week: 1769

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
  • Dec 4

    Bad Faith Cannot Be Presumed In UIM Claim, Federal Judge Rule

    Bad Faith Cannot Be Presumed In UIM Claim, Federal Judge Rule
    PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 17 – A federal judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed a bad faith claim against State Farm Insurance arising out of the handling of a UIM claim, ruling that neither the passage of time or the non-payment of the claim in…
  • Nov 27

    Control Outside Legal Costs By Building Fee Caps Into Outside Representation

    Control Outside Legal Costs By Building Fee Caps Into Outside Representation
    It’s no secret that the biggest fear any in-house legal department has with engaging outside law firms in handling matters, especially litigation matters, is the fear that there is no way to know when the billing will end, and how high…
  • Nov 22

    Liquor Liability Exclusion In CGL Policy Unambiguous, Federal Judge Find

    Liquor Liability Exclusion In CGL Policy Unambiguous, Federal Judge Find
    PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 20 – A federal district judge has ruled that a liquor liability exclusion in a CGL policy is unambiguous, and relieved an insurer from the duty to defend or indemnify its insured in underlying liquor liability…
Rank this Week: 869

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/
  • Dec 3

    Will 2017 Form 5500 reveal outdated fidelity bonds or none at all?

    Will 2017 Form 5500 reveal outdated fidelity bonds or none at all?
    The 2016 Form 5500 deadline has come and gone for calendar year taxpayers, and a number of them revealed outdated fidelity bonds or retirement plans without bonds at all. The fidelity bond requirement is high up on the Department of…
  • Nov 30

    Still time to set up a retirement plan for 2017

    Still time to set up a retirement plan for 2017
    If you are a business owner/employer with a calendar fiscal year, you still have time to adopt a qualified retirement plan for 2017. Here’s what you have to do: Before December 31, 2017: Sign adopting resolutions and a plan document,…
  • Nov 29

    “Decumulation”: It’s here now for individuals approaching retirement

    “Decumulation”: It’s here now for individuals approaching retirement
    “Decumulation” is a word that has now entered the lexicon of those individuals approaching retirement. The definition of which is the conversion of retirement plan assets accumulated during an employee’s working life…
Rank this Week: 3843

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 2765

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: 1189

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Is Oral Argument Dying?

    Is Oral Argument Dying?
    When you think of what lawyers do for a living, the first thing you probably think of is arguing over a case in front of a judge. You may be surprised to learn, then, that in the federal courts this staple of practicing law seems to be on the…
  • Nov 24

    What Do You Do If You Cannot Work Because of Mental Illness?

    What Do You Do If You Cannot Work Because of Mental Illness?
    Mental health issues are definitely more widely spoken about in todays society. But lip service doesn’t necessarily help with the overwhelming challenges a person has to face in living with a mental illness. Mental illness is more…
  • Nov 20

    What’s a “Church Plan” when evaluating your right to benefits under employer benefit plan?

    What’s a “Church Plan” when evaluating your right to benefits under employer benefit plan?
    As you know, churches occupy a special place in the law. For example, the First Amendment bars the government from prohibiting the free exercise of religion, and churches, indeed almost all religioous institutions, get special tax…
Rank this Week: 4139

Tennessee Disability and Life…

Tennessee Disability and Life Insurance Blog

Covers insurance law. By Pepper Law, PLC.

http://www.nashvilleinsurancelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1719

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/
  • Nov 30

    CMS Provides Advice on Electronic Laboratory Alert

    CMS Provides Advice on Electronic Laboratory Alert
    CMS recently issued an Advisory Opinion suggesting that physicians who refer diagnostic tests reimbursable under Medicare to a laboratory may, under certain circumstances, receive electronic pop-up notifications in the laboratory’s…
  • Nov 20

    MACRA Update: Attestation Regarding Your EHR System

    MACRA Update: Attestation Regarding Your EHR System
    [For more information on CMS’s new Quality Payment Program and what physicians need to report in 2017, please see our prior blog posts here and here.] CMS recently issued guidance (accessible here) on the three-part “Prevention of…
  • Sep 18

    Proposed New Jersey Regulation would Restrict Pharma Gifts to Prescriber

    Proposed New Jersey Regulation would Restrict Pharma Gifts to Prescriber
    Gov. Christie’s Administration recently proposed a regulation to curtail the prescription of unnecessary opioid painkillers.  Christie, who serves as the Chairman of President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction…
Rank this Week: 3887

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
  • Nov 30

    Time is of the Essence: Multinational Companies Must Respond to Cyber Regulation

    Time is of the Essence: Multinational Companies Must Respond to Cyber Regulation
    One thing is for certain: cyberattacks have become the norm, not the exception. Not even the NSA is capable of completely warding off security breaches. Major banking and retail institutions, as well as the government, are not surprisingly…
  • Nov 27

    Some Decisions Policyholders Can Be Thankful for this Year

    Some Decisions Policyholders Can Be Thankful for this Year
    It’s that time of the year when Americans gather together, enjoy a feast, and fall asleep in front of the TV. But before the tryptophan kicks in, we also like to give thanks for the good things that have happened in the past year.…
  • Nov 20

    Are Smart Contracts Smart Enough for the Insurance Industry?

    Are Smart Contracts Smart Enough for the Insurance Industry?
    Third-party intervention may now prove unnecessary when interpreting and enforcing contract provisions—at least this is what proponents of smart contracts believe. The overall goal, they argue, is to provide security unattainable…
Rank this Week: 2764

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/
  • Nov 29

    State Appeals Courts Rule on ‘That Particular Part’ Exclusion

    State Appeals Courts Rule on ‘That Particular Part’ Exclusion
    Insurance recovery partner Tyler Gerking and I have co-authored an article examining two recent cases from separate California state courts that we feel correctly interpret the phrase “that particular part” as it applies to…
  • Nov 27

    Insurance Broker Series: Michael Ferraro, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

    Insurance Broker Series: Michael Ferraro, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
    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 insurance…
  • Nov 8

    Insurance Broker Series: Clark Morton, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

    Insurance Broker Series: Clark Morton, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
    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 insurance…
Rank this Week: 4483

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/
  • Nov 29

    Another Court Case, Perpetuating the Confusion Surrounding LMSA

    Another Court Case, Perpetuating the Confusion Surrounding LMSA
    Yesterday, a decision came out of the District Court for New Mexico, based upon an action to determine whether a Medicare Set-Aside was needed in a matter involving a personal injury suit.  (Silva v. Burwell, No. 16-cv-488 JCH/KK, 2017…
  • Nov 27

    Visit MEDVAL #3316 at the NWCDC in Las Vega

    Visit MEDVAL #3316 at the NWCDC in Las Vega
    MEDVAL will be exhibiting at the annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference (NWCDC), December 6th – 8th, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For a full agenda of the event, visit the conference website here. Stop by…
  • Nov 27

    More MSPA Claims 1 Cases Dismissed for Standing

    More MSPA Claims 1 Cases Dismissed for Standing
    The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed the attempted class action against Mercury General on November 2, 2017. As with the other attempted national actions, standing was the fatal flaw in the pleadings as the…
Rank this Week: 539

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Nov 27

    Can an insurance company be liable for bad faith in settling a liability suit?

    Can an insurance company be liable for bad faith in settling a liability suit?
    I like to think I’m pretty fair and impartial in these blog posts. I said that to a friend of mine in the defense bar who apparently reads my ramblings, though, and she laughed at me. I suppose I have a classic case of confirmation…
  • Oct 18

    Employment practices liability insurance and wage-and-hour claim

    Employment practices liability insurance and wage-and-hour claim
    When we started our law firm 22 years ago, a colleague gave me some very sage advice (which I guess came from bad experience):  Get your accounting straight from day one, and keep it straight.  To this day, whenever a fellow…
  • Oct 18

    Employment practices liability insurance and wage-and-hour claim

    Employment practices liability insurance and wage-and-hour claim
    When we started our law firm 22 years ago, a colleague gave me some very sage advice (which I guess came from bad experience):  Get your accounting straight from day one, and keep it straight.  To this day, whenever a fellow…
Rank this Week: 2433

Schwartz Law PC Blog

Schwartz Law PC Blog

Covers disability insurance claim and bad faith information.

https://schwartzlawpc.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Long-Term Disability Claims With Guardian Life and Berkshire Life

    Long-Term Disability Claims With Guardian Life and Berkshire Life
    Guardian Life Insurance acquired Berkshire Life Insurance a number of years ago and now continues to sell long-term disability insurance policies through the Berkshire brand. This pair of companies is extraordinarily difficult on…
  • Nov 15

    NorthWestern Mutual Long-Term Disability Claims, Let the Claimant Beware

    NorthWestern Mutual Long-Term Disability Claims, Let the Claimant Beware
    Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company sells long-term disability insurance actively and aggressively, but be forewarned: they will be equally aggressive in looking at ways to delay or deny your claim.  First, the company will look…
  • Nov 6

    Metlife Long-Term Disability Policy Holders Beware

    Metlife Long-Term Disability Policy Holders Beware
    Metlife stopped selling individual disability insurance last year, but kept all of its policies and continues to administer them and manage the claims. In insurance company lingo, this block of policies is in “runoff,” meaning…
Rank this Week: 4564

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

Covers civil litigation and insurance defense in Washington, D.C. By David Stratton.

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • Nov 25

    A Modest Proposal Concerning Legal Education

    A Modest Proposal Concerning Legal Education
    There have been proposals to shorten the time it takes to get a law school degree, and the grounds for these proposals are usually that law school is very expensive, and law students graduate with a ton of debt and then cannot find legal jobs…
  • Feb 12

    Crime stats and map - Fairfax County, Virginia

    Crime stats and map - Fairfax County, Virginia
    Here is a link to a crime mapping website, that will give you the date, location, and type of crimes reported in Fairfax County for any date range. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/policeevent... Makes me wonder if any other jurisdictions around…
  • Nov 20

    A handy unofficial website that does a…

    A handy unofficial website that does a statewide search of all Virginia circuit courts BUT FFX and Alexandria. http://vacircuitcourtsearch.com/
Rank this Week: 3300

Saavedra Goodwin Blog

Saavedra Goodwin Blog

Covers insurance claims.

http://www.saavlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1139

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: 2475

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: 2200

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/
  • Nov 20

    Insurer’s Conduct Created Issues of Fact as to Non-Party’s Right to Bring Bad Faith Claim

    Insurer’s Conduct Created Issues of Fact as to Non-Party’s Right to Bring Bad Faith Claim
    Summary: The Oklahoma Supreme Court held that whether a property owner under a contract for deed is owed a duty of good faith and fair dealing by an insurer of previous owner’s insurance policy is a question of fact. Hensley v. State…
  • Nov 13

    Insurer’s Conduct in Investigating and Settling Claim against Insured Did Not Constitute Bad Faith

    Insurer’s Conduct in Investigating and Settling Claim against Insured Did Not Constitute Bad Faith
    Summary: The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals found an insurer, who defended and settled claims brought by downhill homeowners against its insured, a residential construction company, was not liable for first party common law bad faith…
  • Nov 6

    South Dakota Provides Remedy for Deceit by Insurer

    South Dakota Provides Remedy for Deceit by Insurer
    Summary: Charter Oak Insurance was punished for willfully deceiving a claimant about coverage for her UIM claim. Defendant Charter Oak was the commercial insurer of Billion Empire Motors, an auto dealership in South Dakota.  Billion…
Rank this Week: 1499

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/
  • Nov 18

    Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Consideration

    Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Consideration
    November 18, 2017 – Having helped countless individuals who prevailed with claims of sexual misconduct against their perpetrators deal with the financial aftermath of their civil settlements and judgments, I wish I could say I am…
  • 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 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…
Rank this Week: 2135

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/canadian-insurance-law/
Rank this Week: 1113

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer…

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance & real estate and property law. By Insurance Law & Real Estate and Property Law.

http://www.texaspropertyinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Nov 2

    What Kind of Lawyer Are you?

    What Kind of Lawyer Are you?
    People often ask me: “What kind of law do you practice?” Great question. I handle civil litigation. What does that mean? The best way to explain it is to give you a few examples of the cases I am currently handling. -I represent a…
  • Aug 18

    ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS WITH INSURANCE CLAIMS!!

    ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS WITH INSURANCE CLAIMS!!
    New Law Limiting Your Rights Under Your Policy Goes Into Effect September 1 The Texas Legislature passed a law, effective September 1, called the “Hailstorm Bill.” This new law severely limits your rights under your commercial…
  • Jun 6

    What Are Your Limits?

    What Are Your Limits?
    No not those limits. Not the “What is holding you back?” self-help type. I’m talking about something much less exciting. What are your insurance policy limits? In Texas it may be higher than you thought. Continue reading
Rank this Week: 1599

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/
  • Oct 27

    How Contract Drafting Effects the Establishment of a Lien Fund

    How Contract Drafting Effects the Establishment of a Lien Fund
    According to the New York Lien Law, a mechanic’s lienor who is a subcontractor may only recover on its lien claim if it can establish there is a Lien Fund. That means the lienor must establish that funds were due and owing from the…
  • 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’…
Rank this Week: 1317

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Oct 3

    Oral Argument in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis: Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreement

    Oral Argument in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis: Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreement
    The Supreme Court began its new Term yesterday with oral arguments in cases involving whether arbitration agreements permitting only individual (non-class) arbitrations are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act, or prohibited by the…
  • Oct 3

    Oral Argument in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis: Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreement

    Oral Argument in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis: Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreement
    The Supreme Court began its new Term yesterday with oral arguments in cases involving whether arbitration agreements permitting only individual (non-class) arbitrations are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act, or prohibited by the…
  • Sep 28

    Labor Depreciation Class Action: New Eighth Circuit Decision

    Labor Depreciation Class Action: New Eighth Circuit Decision
    This week the Eighth Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in a class action against State Farm involving the “labor depreciation” issue that I have covered extensively on this blog (see my August 14 post and others). State…
Rank this Week: 3038