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May 10 (Bloomberg Law) -- Michael Greenberger, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that a new set of legislation making its way through the House of Representatives could...more
Despite opposition and the claim from BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina that it “has not used ’most favored nation’ clauses in [its] new contracts and in fact [they are] not part of our strategy to use those clauses on...more
On April 16, 2013, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on “Tax Fraud and Tax ID Theft: Moving Forward With Solutions,” including testimony on proposals to restrict access to the Social Security Administration’s Death...more
A quiet week in Augusta. The House and Senate did not meet and only five Committees met to work on legislation. When the Legislature returns next week, there will be less than two months to go until the statutory adjournment...more
The recently published federal budget (titled “Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2013”) included high level guidance regarding the Government’s priorities for the regulation of financial institutions, services and markets. The...more
GMR’s ouster from the US$511 million airport modernization project in Maldives has refocused the spotlight on political risks facing foreign investments. As the GMR-Maldives story unfolds, this is a good time for Indian...more
Though the election is still three months away, and the campaigning over California’s Prop 33 (the automobile insurance portable persistency initiative) has not yet begun in earnest, the ballot proposition is already being...more
April 17 marks the end of legislators’ per diem, but session will continue beyond that date as budget and property tax negotiations continue. Progress has been made however, with most budget bills being assigned to conference...more
On January 18, 2012, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced that an initiative on automobile insurance rates has qualified for the November 6, 2012 ballot.
The initiative, named the “2012 Automobile...more
Introduced by Assembly Member Ted Gaines (R), AB 2022 revamps California’s Residential Property Disclosure Form (current page 3; new page 10) and the accompanied California Residential Property Insurance Bill of Rights...more
Legislative Amendments Affect Chapter 718 (Condominium Act) and Chapter 720 of the Florida Statutes
On June 1, 2010, Gov. Charlie Crist signed into law Senate Bill 1196, which amends, among other things, portions of...more
The California Assembly’s Insurance Committee is scheduled to conduct its first hearing today on AB 1868, a bill outlawing clauses in insurance policies and other related documents that purport to vest the insurer with...more
Owners, developers and major general contractors are ramping up their use of wrap-up insurance policies on building and industrial projects. When sponsored by an Owner, wrap-ups are dubbed Owner-Controlled Insurance Program...more
On October 1, 2009, Representative Paul E. Kanjorski (D-PA), Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, released discussion draft bills of the...more
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