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InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Always look on the Briteside of life

    Always look on the Briteside of life
    It was bound to happen:And yes, the commercial is a parody of Big Pharma ads, but the service is legit (for certain values of "legit").[Hat Tip: FoIB Holly R]Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Dec 14

    MVNHS©: The Gift that keeps on taking

    MVNHS©: The Gift that keeps on taking
    Britain's Much Vaunted National Health System© has long been touted as the quintessential model of government-run, single-payer health "care." Today we offer two more shining examples of how that's working out.First up,via FoIB Dr Gerard…
  • Dec 14

    Such a deal!

    Such a deal!
    #ACAWinning![click to embiggen] For perspective, that translates to over $21,000 before the plan pays anything (well, except for free birth control and such). So again, going bare is no longer such an irrational response.Original content…
Rank this Week: 56

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: 95

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 14

    Another ICO Draws a Securities Class Action Lawsuit

    Another ICO Draws a Securities Class Action Lawsuit
    According to news reports, the amount raised through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in 2017 now exceeds $4 billion. This surge of activity has drawn the attention of regulators. The SEC is clearly stepping up its ICO-related enforcement…
  • Dec 13

    Yet Another Data Breach-Related Securities Suit Filed

    Yet Another Data Breach-Related Securities Suit Filed
    While commentators (like me) were predicting a blitz of data breach-related D&O litigation, the anticipated onslaught failed to materialize. The few cases that were filed –in the form of shareholder derivative suits — were…
  • Dec 12

    Guest Post: Which ICOs are Next to Get Caught up in the SEC’s ICO Dragnet?

    Guest Post: Which ICOs are Next to Get Caught up in the SEC’s ICO Dragnet?
    One of the most interesting and arresting business stories of 2017 has been the astonishing proliferation of initial coin offerings (ICOs), as I discussed in a prior post (here). Readers who have been watching this story develop undoubtedly…
Rank this Week: 140

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/
  • Dec 14

    Insurance and Reinsurance Newsletter – December 2017

    Insurance and Reinsurance Newsletter – December 2017
    Locke Lord’s Insurance & Reinsurance Newsletter provides topical snapshots of recent developments in the fast-changing world of insurance. For further information on any of the subjects covered in the newsletter, please contact one…
  • Dec 14

    Insurers Brace for a Texas-sized Assessment for FAIR Plan Member

    Insurers Brace for a Texas-sized Assessment for FAIR Plan Member
    At its recent December 11th meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Governing Committee of the Texas FAIR Plan Association (TFPA) is reported to have approved an assessment for its insurance company members of over $64 million in relation to a…
  • Dec 12

    American Insurance Association Urges NAIC to Create Regulatory “Sandboxes”

    American Insurance Association Urges NAIC to Create Regulatory “Sandboxes”
    At the NAIC’s Innovation and Technology Task Force meeting held last week in Hawaii, the American Insurance Association (“AIA”) urged state insurance regulators to adopt legislation that would create “sandboxes”…
Rank this Week: 152

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 307

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Dec 15

    The Importance of Identifying Time Limitations Within Colorado Insurance Policies for Filing Suit

    The Importance of Identifying Time Limitations Within Colorado Insurance Policies for Filing Suit
    While Colorado Revised Statute § 13-80-101(1) provides that a lawsuit based on a breach of contract must be brought within three years after the cause of action accrues, Colorado allows insurance companies to shorten this period within…
  • Dec 14

    FEMA Registration Deadline Extended Until January 8, 2018, for US Virgin Island

    FEMA Registration Deadline Extended Until January 8, 2018, for US Virgin Island
    Residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria now have through January 8, 2018, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).1 Registration is required if survivors intend to apply for federal…
  • Dec 14

    The Great Chicago Fire and the Great Merlin Law Group Chicago Office

    The Great Chicago Fire and the Great Merlin Law Group Chicago Office
    Being President of Merlin Law Group is very humbling. The above photo shows three great property insurance attorneys, Mike Duffy, Christina Phillips, and Ed Eshoo; I defy anybody to say there are better in the Midwest. We have great insurance…
Rank this Week: 352

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: 410

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: 572

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/
Rank this Week: 604

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 16

    Proper Claims Against The Adjuster

    Proper Claims Against The Adjuster
    Too many times, the claims against an adjuster fail when those claims are removed to Federal Court.  There was a successful claim recently in the Southern District, Houston Division.  It is styled, Lillie Jean Hooper v. Allstate…
  • Dec 14

    “Using” An Automobile For Insurance Coverage

    “Using” An Automobile For Insurance Coverage
    Insurance lawyers will see situations where there is a question whether or not the “uninsured motorist” (UM) provisions of a policy apply to provide coverage.  An interesting case was heard in the Amarillo Court of Appeals…
  • Dec 12

    Proof Of Loss Requirement

    Proof Of Loss Requirement
    Probably all homeowner policies require a “Proof Of Loss” (POL) be filed before a lawsuit be filed against the insurance company.  This issue is addressed in the Northern District, Dallas Division opinion, Gwendolyn Pamphile…
Rank this Week: 626

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/
  • Dec 13

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2014 Life Table

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2014 Life Table
    The CMS WCMSA web portal, where Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside submissions are submitted to CMS for review, has alerted users that as of December 11, 2017, CMS will begin using the Table 1: Life Table for the total population:…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 669

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: 686

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/canadian-insurance-law/
Rank this Week: 758

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

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

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

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

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

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

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

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

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 1048

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: 1061

Declarations and Exclusions

Declarations and Exclusions

News and comment on California insurance law, the politics of insurance, and other risky business. By George Wallace.

http://www.declarationsandexclusions.com/
  • Nov 3

    BLAWG REVIEW #325.8 <br>"May There Be No Moaning of the Bar"

    BLAWG REVIEW #325.8 &lt;br&gt;"May There Be No Moaning of the Bar"
    ~~~ Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, * * * Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may...
  • Apr 2

    Blawg Review #315

    Blawg Review #315
    Welcome to Blawg Review #315, the initial Monday edition of the resurgent Blawg Review, the weekly blog carnival for everyone interested in the law.  Launched originally in April 2005, and overseen by the still-anonymous Editor, Blawg…
  • Mar 15

    Marc Randazza: The Mark of Excellence

    Marc Randazza: The Mark of Excellence
    You will recall, perhaps, that I am a defendant in The Litigation Commonly Known as Rakofsky v. Internet. I have not posted updates on the case since last October, principally because the case was subject to a stay order. With the stay in…
Rank this Week: 1065

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law…

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law Blog

Features commentary on recent tort and insurance developments in Kentucky. By Edward Brutscher.

http://kytortjournal.com
  • Sep 27

    Businesses are Responsible for Injuries from Misusing Caution Sign

    Businesses are Responsible for Injuries from Misusing Caution Sign
     Kentucky Accident Information has a new post discussing how businesses are still responsible for injuries when they misuse or overuse yellow caution signs to warn of dangers on their property.  The article discusses not only the…
  • Sep 19

    Insurer Can’t Use Medical Review to Deny No Fault Benefits.

    Insurer Can’t Use Medical Review to Deny No Fault Benefits.
    The Court of Appeals recently decided Houchens v. GEICO, a case that questioned whether a reparations obligor in Kentucky is entitled to utilize “paper reviews,” which are not tendered to nor reviewed by a court, as the…
  • Sep 7

    Court of Appeals Clarifies Law Regarding Apportionment for Third Party Defendants.

    Court of Appeals Clarifies Law Regarding Apportionment for Third Party Defendants.
    The Kentucky Court of Appeals recently published two cases dealing with apportionment involving third-party defendants that are of interest.   In the case of Memorial Sports Complex, LLC v. McCormick, et al., the Court was required to…
Rank this Week: 1423

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: 1468

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: 1501

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: 1522

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: 1545

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Aug 31

    CIGNA reverses LTD denial decision for RN with low back pain

    CIGNA reverses LTD denial decision for RN with low back pain
    SMDA recently convinced  LTD insurer Cigna to overturn its claims denial decision for a registered nurse who developed significant low back pain that prevented her from performing her own occupation.  Our client had degenerative…
  • Jun 28

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to reverse claims denial decision for Cognitive Issue

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to reverse claims denial decision for Cognitive Issue
    SMDA recently convinced Cigna (Life Insurance Company of North America) to overturn  a claims denial decision for an individual who is suffering from significant cognitive deficits as the result of some as yet undiagnosed condition. SMDA…
  • Mar 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
Rank this Week: 1629

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: 1664

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: 1685

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: 1703

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: 1751

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: 1859

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: 1945

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…
  • 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. …
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2112

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/
  • Dec 11

    Insurance Broker Series: Daniel Law, The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers, Inc.

    Insurance Broker Series: Daniel Law, The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers, Inc.
    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 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 &amp; 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: 2194

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: 2281

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 8

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law
    An ADU, previously known as “in-law” units or “granny flats,” are additional living spaces on single-family lots that have a separate kitchen, bathroom, and exterior access independent of the primary residence. Two…
  • Feb 18

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental

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

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
Rank this Week: 2393

Louisiana Insurance Litigation…

Louisiana Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.louisianainsurancelitigation.com/
  • Sep 19

    Flood Damages: Filing and Proving Your Claim

    Flood Damages: Filing and Proving Your Claim
    Over the last six months, south Louisiana residents and businesses have experienced unprecedented flooding events that exposed many property owners to the difficult process of filing a flood related insurance claim. While some of us learned…
  • Sep 19

    Flood Damages: Filing and Proving Your Claim

    Flood Damages: Filing and Proving Your Claim
    Over the last six months, south Louisiana residents and businesses have experienced unprecedented flooding events that exposed many property owners to the difficult process of filing a flood related insurance claim. While some of us learned…
  • Aug 21

    THE OCTOBER 1, 2013, REAL ESTATE CRASH!

    THE OCTOBER 1, 2013, REAL ESTATE CRASH!
    If you thought the CDO caused a real estate crash that could have been avoided with proper regulation, you are going to be pleased to know that the next example of why voters are sick and tired of Washington ineptness is upon us and it could…
Rank this Week: 2390

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

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

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Motels, Apartment Complexes, Restaurants, And Businesses Serving People Should Manage Risk

    Motels, Apartment Complexes, Restaurants, And Businesses Serving People Should Manage Risk
    The typical Oklahoma business manages a considerable part of its liability risks by purchasing insurance coverage. While hardly news, businesses sometimes take their insurance coverage for granted and just assume insurance will be there if an…
  • Mar 24

    Arbitration Might Not Be Required If No Mental Capacity To Knowingly Enter Into Contract

    Arbitration Might Not Be Required If No Mental Capacity To Knowingly Enter Into Contract
    The Plaintiffs Walker Bark and Debra Yahquo signed two contracts with Lake Country Chevrolet to purchase automobiles. A disagreement arose over the vehicles. Unable to resolve the dispute to their satisfaction, the Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit.…
  • Mar 20

    Oklahoma Wildfires Destroy A Staggering 800,000 Acre

    Oklahoma Wildfires Destroy A Staggering 800,000 Acre
    Fires in northwest Oklahoma have damaged more than 800,000 acres. The extent and size of the area damaged is hard for many of us to comprehend. As a couple of measuring sticks, there are 640 acres in one square mile. So it means you would…
Rank this Week: 2449

It's No-Fault of NY

It's No-Fault of NY

Covers New York no-fault insurance law news, analysis and commentary. By Damin J. Toell and Erik B. Lutwin.

http://nynofaultlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    How do you spell "Pyrrhic victory"?

    How do you spell "Pyrrhic victory"?
    A new post. It's only been like a year and a half. Anyway, there's a new Appellate Division case you should read.Matter of Carothers v GEICO Indem. Co., __ A.D. 3d, __, 2010 NY Slip Op 09256 (2d Dep't, 2010).
  • Jul 30

    Coverage Counsel

    Coverage Counsel
    I'm not sure how it's possible, but apparently I never, before now, had a link in my blogroll to Roy A. Mura, Esq.'s wonderful blog Coverage Counsel. Mr. Mura's posts deal with no-fault issues, as well as a much wider range of insurance law…
  • Jul 23

    Provider EUO

    Provider EUO
    David M. Gottlieb, Esq. has previously covered this issue at No-Fault Paradise, but it seems to me that it's worth some additional attention.On June 24, 2009, the NYS Insurance Department issued an opinion letter entitled "Examinations Under…
Rank this Week: 2466

Missouri Insurance Lawyer Blog

Missouri Insurance Lawyer Blog

By Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan LLC.

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

    SENDING YOUR KIDS OFF TO COLLEGE THIS FALL? FOUR THINGS YOU AND YOUR KIDS SHOULD KNOW WHEN THEY TAKE THE CAR TO COLLEGE

    SENDING YOUR KIDS OFF TO COLLEGE THIS FALL? FOUR THINGS YOU AND YOUR KIDS SHOULD KNOW WHEN THEY TAKE THE CAR TO COLLEGE
    CAR INSURANCE: Read your automobile insurance policy and check with your insurance agent about appropriate coverage for your college student. Keep proof of insurance coverage in the vehicle. Make sure you and your new college student…
  • Jun 20

    2010 Judging the Judge

    2010 Judging the Judge
    By: Amanda Drew This November there will be many non-partisan judges asking for Missourians to vote to keep them on the bench. How do you decide who will get your vote? One resource you may want to consider is Judging the Judges 2010, a…
  • Jun 2

    Be Prepared for Severe Weather

    Be Prepared for Severe Weather
    The Severe Weather resources page is just one of the many helpful resources for people available on the Missouri Department of Insurance website. There are instructions on how to make sure you have appropriate insurance coverage, how to file…
Rank this Week: 2499

Vegas Personal Injury Law Blog

Vegas Personal Injury Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury law and insurance issues in Las Vegas. By Allen A. Cap.

http://vegaspersonalinjurylawblog.com/blog
  • Aug 22

    Physician Assistance on Proof of Wage Lo

    Physician Assistance on Proof of Wage Lo
    Previously I posted a blog on this subject. Since that time, I don’t believe that much has changed with physician’s offices concerning this subject, so I am revisiting this issue to give health care providers another opportunity…
  • Jan 8

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?
    When I was a rookie attorney, I handled my first wrongful death case. That case involved an engine part that came off a moving car and penetrated the windshield of a vehicle approaching in the opposite direction and hit a front seat passenger…
  • Jan 8

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?

    Nevada Wrongful Death Cases – What Do They Involve?
    When I was a rookie attorney, I handled my first wrongful death case. That case involved an engine part that came off a moving car and penetrated the windshield of a vehicle approaching in the opposite direction and hit a front seat passenger…
Rank this Week: 2779

Alabama Insurance Defense Report

Alabama Insurance Defense Report

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

http://alabamainsurancedefensereport.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2810

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: 2879

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 14

    Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Boston SSDI Case

    Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Boston SSDI Case
    For a court to hear any case, it must have what is known as subject matter jurisdiction. This is the authority of the court to hear cases of a particular type or cases relating to certain subject matter. This is as true in a Social Security…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2940

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 →
  • 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
Rank this Week: 2946

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: 2963

Gunn Law Blog

Gunn Law Blog

Covers Florida Insurance and bad faith law, as well as personal injury law. By Lee Gunn.

http://gunnlawblog.typepad.com/gunn_law_blog/
  • Oct 15

    The increased use

    The increased use
    The increased use of non-standard forms in the personal lines market makes it more difficult for consumers to make an informed decision when purchasing insurance.  Consumers are no longer buying essentially the same scope of coverages. …
  • Oct 10

       Download Nova Cas. Co v.

       Download Nova Cas. Co v.
  • Oct 10

    THE NON-DELEGABLE DUTY

    THE NON-DELEGABLE DUTY
    On October 1, 2010, the Second District Court of Appeal issued an important and instructive opinion on the pleading requirements for asserting a claim for breach of non-delegable duties. Gunn Law Group and Gunn Appellate Practice successfully…
Rank this Week: 2964

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: 3053

California Insurance Defense

California Insurance Defense

Covers claims handling practices and litigation procedures for insurers, self-insured businesses, claims adjusters, and insurance attorneys. By John Armstrong.

http://californiainsurancedefense.wordpress.com/
  • May 8

    Grammar and the Law: Use the Restrictive Comma; It Adds Clarity: Fail to Use It, And Pay the Price

    Grammar and the Law: Use the Restrictive Comma; It Adds Clarity: Fail to Use It, And Pay the Price
    Many of us had an English teacher that taught us that adding the final comma to a list was not necessary so we didn’t need to do it. And if you writing or reading for pleasure, and dollars and cents are not determined but how your sentence…
  • May 8

    Grammar and the Law: Use the Restrictive Comma; It Adds Clarity: Fail to Use It, And Pay the Price

    Grammar and the Law: Use the Restrictive Comma; It Adds Clarity: Fail to Use It, And Pay the Price
    Many of us had an English teacher that taught us that adding the final comma to a list was not necessary so we didn’t need to do it. And if you writing or reading for pleasure, and dollars and cents … Continue reading →
  • Mar 14

    The Best Defense Is A Good Setoff

    The Best Defense Is A Good Setoff
    If you got it, of course. Today, I’m talking about the common law doctrine of setoff as it applies in California litigation. Contractual offsets are a different topic for another day, such as offsetting worker’s compensation payments from…
Rank this Week: 3150