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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick released his proposed FY 2015 budget on January 22, 2014. The proposed budget includes a tax provision that is targeted directly at the licensed insurance industry. Currently, income...more
Thefts of trade secrets through cyber espionage and cyber harassment through distributed denial of service attacks have been business hazards for years. Cyber security insurance policies to guard against these threats have...more
For the first time, Senator Grassley has turned his scrutiny of the 340B Drug Pricing Program to pharmaceutical manufacturers.
As we previously wrote, Senator Grassley has been among the most vocal of critics in...more
Mounting technical delays are complicating the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
The website Politico is reporting that the Obama Administration intends to delay a portion of Obamacare aimed at...more
The United States Congress has returned from its summer recess. On its first full day back in session, the U.S. House of Representatives passed (by a vote of 397-6) long-stalled legislation that would fundamentally alter the...more
With the change of government on the weekend, we are anticipating changes to the FOFA reforms. In the "Coalition's policy to boost productivity and reduce regulation" it states that it will implement all 16 recommendations...more
On July 15, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) released a discussion draft of a bill intended to improve the solvency of the FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMI...more
The damage and dislocation caused by Superstorm Sandy have triggered the recent passage of numerous bills by the New York Legislature. One of the most controversial governmental responses is embodied in two similar bills —...more
Following the passing of the Insurance Contracts Amendment Bill 2013 last week, the Government today introduced the Insurance Contracts Amendment (Unfair Terms) Bill 2013 into the House of Representatives as part of its rush...more
We previously reported on the New Jersey Legislature’s attempts to enact a bill that would allow policyholders to sue an insurer for bad faith in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. New Jersey Assembly Bill A3710 is still...more
If the recently proposed anti-concurrent causation bill in New York (Assembly No. A07455/ Senate No. S05581) is enacted, it is unclear what arguments will be made regarding its application. However, any arguments that the...more
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
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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
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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
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