Dave Jones identifies himself to voters as an activist Insurance Commissioner who champions the insurance consumers’ rights. This is the guy who took on the insurance industry practice of side arbitration agreements in...more
Excess insurance is essential to businesses of medium or larger size because it provides catastrophe coverage at much lesser rates per dollar of coverage than primary insurance. There are two main reasons for this: The excess...more
On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case, holding that closely held corporations could refuse to provide contraceptive coverage mandated by U.S. Department of Health...more
On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case, holding that closely-held corporations could refuse to provide contraceptive coverage mandated by U.S....more
The California Supreme Court's decision in Fahlen v. Sutter Central Valley Hospitals has confirmed (not created) a sea change in the relations between hospitals and their medical staffs on the one hand, and physicians on such...more
A good deal has already been written about the recent Reid case in California, but there is more to be said. On Oct. 7, 2013, Division 8 of the Second District Court of Appeals held in Reid v. Mercury Insurance Company, No....more
A recent case seems to complicate the duties of counsel representing an employer where an employee is a witness in the case.
A blue collar employee was seriously injured at work. Another blue collar employee was the...more
Generations of policyholders' coverage lawyers have feasted on the very brief, 4-paragraph 1928 opinion of Judge Augustus Hand in Zeig v. Massachusetts Bonding & Insurance Co., 23 F. 2d 655, which held that an excess insurer...more
Originally published in the Daily Journal on August 24, 2012.
A new decision of the state Court of Appeal last week may change the way disputes between hospitals and their privileged physicians will play out. In Fahlen...more