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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: 198

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: 233

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: 245

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 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…
  • Dec 11

    Key D&O Insurance Policy Wording Issues and Coverage Concern

    Key D&O Insurance Policy Wording Issues and Coverage Concern
    Over the course of several years in which the marketplace for D&O insurance has been highly competitive, the scope of coverage available has continued to evolve and expand.  Terms and conditions are available today that were not…
Rank this Week: 202

Life Insurance Law Blog

Life Insurance Law Blog

By Currin Compliance Services, LLC.

http://www.currincompliance.com/life-insurance-law-blog/
  • Dec 14

    Great Article on Wells Fargo’s Insurance License situation in California

    Great Article on Wells Fargo’s Insurance License situation in California
    As regular readers of this blog know, I am an enthusiastic fan of the work Alan Prochoroff does at Insurance Compliance Insight. His article in the December 11 edition titled California Considers Pulling Well Fargo’s Insurance License…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1900

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 14

    It's a Holly, Jolly Health Wonk Review

    It's a Holly, Jolly Health Wonk Review
    Our favorite elf (and HWR co-founder), Julie Ferguson, hosts this week's holiday-themed roundup of health care wonkery and policy.Enjoy!Original content copyright © InsureBlog
Rank this Week: 1244

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 13

    New Cybersecurity Regulations Series (Part Two)

    New Cybersecurity Regulations Series (Part Two)
    Part two of this series continues exploring cybersecurity regulations and breach notification requirements. [Read Part One here]. The first installment of this post mentioned some of the cyber security regulations in New York, which has…
  • Dec 12

    Roof Matching in Montana

    Roof Matching in Montana
    We received a request for a blog related to decisions on roof matching under homeowner’s policies of insurance. In 1997 the Insurance Commissioner’s Office of Montana took a position on roof matching under the contractual duty to…
Rank this Week: 4190

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: 2254

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 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4481

Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP…

Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP Blog

Covers employment law.

http://www.kdvlaw.com/news-resources/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 1763

Reinsurance Focus

Reinsurance Focus

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

http://reinsurancefocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1819

Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog

Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog

Provides updates, analysis and breaking news for commercial policyholders.

https://www.huntoninsurancerecoveryblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1305

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 13

    Long Term Disability, Unionized Employees and the Jurisdiction of the Court

    Long Term Disability, Unionized Employees and the Jurisdiction of the Court
    Earlier this year, we appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal, in the case of Barber v. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (Manulife Financial), 2017 ONCA 164 (CanLII) which revisited what has become an age-old question about…
  • Dec 13

    How to Manage Chronic Pain

    How to Manage Chronic Pain
    Chronic pain is a debilitating affliction that can prevent you from working, socializing, or even performing adequate self-care. At Share Lawyers, we understand how your pain may be different from someone else’s. In addition to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2234

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: 4326

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

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

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
  • Dec 13

    First Circuit: The Best Offense Is a Good Defense?

    First Circuit: The Best Offense Is a Good Defense?
    In Mount Vernon Fire Ins. Co. v. VisionAid, Inc., No. 15-1351P2-01A (1st Cir. Nov. 15, 2017), the First Circuit Court of Appeals ended long-running insurance coverage litigation arising from policyholder VisionAid, Inc.’s termination of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2255

Badfaithadvisor.com

Badfaithadvisor.com

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

https://badfaithadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 1378

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/canadian-insurance-law/
Rank this Week: 817

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: 2061

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 11

    How Long Does It Take to Get Benefits? – Part 2

    How Long Does It Take to Get Benefits? – Part 2
    In an ideal world, you’d receive a favorable decision and your first benefit check shortly after your policy’s elimination period is satisfied.  Unfortunately, even wholly legitimate claims get scrutinized, questioned,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1517

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 11

    How Long Does It Take to Get Benefits? – Part 2

    How Long Does It Take to Get Benefits? – Part 2
    In an ideal world, you’d receive a favorable decision and your first benefit check shortly after your policy’s elimination period is satisfied.  Unfortunately, even wholly legitimate claims get scrutinized, questioned,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2194

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 & 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: 3780

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
  • Dec 11

    Insurance for “Acts of Terror” – Are You Protected?

    Insurance for “Acts of Terror” – Are You Protected?
    The Las Vegas massacre. The Ariana Grande concert bombing in Manchester, England. The Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The concert hall attack in Paris. The mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. The quickening drumbeat of attacks…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 1293

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 11

    The massive cost of medical negligence cases is an international problem

    The massive cost of medical negligence cases is an international problem
    It is not only in South Africa that the cost of medical negligence lawsuits is draining the health service. There are calls in Britain for reform to help protect the National Health Service from pay-outs which hit GBP1.4 billion in the…
  • Dec 11

    UK Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill

    UK Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill
    The UK has published the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill. If an accident is caused by an automated vehicle when driving itself whilst insured at the time it causes anyone to suffer damages, then the insurer is liable for that damage…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1481

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: 3299

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: 4280

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: 2237

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: 1993

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: 1245

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: 2236

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: 3961

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: 1454

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: 4014

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: 908

Tennessee Disability and Life…

Tennessee Disability and Life Insurance Blog

Covers insurance law. By Pepper Law, PLC.

http://www.nashvilleinsurancelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1351

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: 3884

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…
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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…
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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/
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Saavedra Goodwin Blog

Saavedra Goodwin Blog

Covers insurance claims.

http://www.saavlaw.com/blog/
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Boston Workers Compensation…

Boston Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationattorney-blog.com/
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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…
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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…
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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
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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’…
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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…
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