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The Affordable Care Act & the Impact on the C-Suite – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
The Affordable Care Act: The Structure of Health Plans – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
NFA Chairman Chris Hehmeyer Talks Bankruptcy Reform
Ritholtz: Insurance Regulators Should Oversee Derivatives
How to Respond to President Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order
Ritholtz: 'Dot Com Bonus Envy' Stymies Wall St. Reform
Insurance Lawyer: Very Limited Coverage for Hurricane Sandy
Weekly Brief: Hurricane Sandy, GC Donations, Tweeting Fake News
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Not Prepared for Healthcare Reform? Three things employers need to focus on now.
The Benefits of WRAP Insurance on Large Construction Projects - Ray Buddie
Highlights from Day Three of Health Care Arguments [audio]
Highlights from Day Two of Health Care Arguments [audio]
Highlights from Day One of Health Care Arguments [audio]
Health Care Cases in 90 Seconds
Health Care 5: Will This Be a Landmark Decision?
Health Care 4: Can Congress Force States to Expand Medicaid?
Health Care 2: Can Congress Force Individuals to Buy Insurance?
Hydraulic fracturing remained one of the most controversial environmental issues of 2013. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is the process of injecting water, chemicals and “proppants,” oftentimes sand, under...more
The Chancellor of the Exchequer today delivered a 130-page Autumn Statement that contained a number of surprises, as well as expected updates on areas such as partnership taxation....more
In its recent decision in Stoddard Equipment Co., Inc. v. American Safety Indemnity Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEIS 170701 (W.D. Mo. Dec. 4, 2013), the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri had occasion...more
Utica Mut. Ins. v. Munich Reinsurance Am., Inc., No. 6:12-CV-0196 (LEK/ATB), 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 141212, 2103 WL 5493704 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2013).
A New York federal court granted summary judgment to a reinsurer in...more
Cont’l Cas. Co. v. MidStates Reinsurance Co., No. 12 CH 42911 (Ill. Cir. Ct. Sept. 10, 2013).
An Illinois state court granted a reinsurer’s motion for judgment on the pleadings in the case where the cedent sought a...more
First you have the problem and then you have the litigation. This more-or-less iron rule of American life will be honored once again in the aftermath of the “roll out” of Obamacare.
The design and operational failures...more
Public Risk Management of Fl. v. One Beacon Ins. Co., No. 6:13-cv-1067-Orl-31 TBS, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150091, 2013 WL 5705575 (M.D. Fl. Oct. 18, 2013).
A Florida federal court granted a reinsurer’s motion to dismiss...more
New Hampshire Ins. Co. v. Clearwater Ins. Co., No. 653547/2011, 2013 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 5117 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Oct. 31, 2013).
A New York State motion court granted part of a cedent’s motion for summary judgment in a case...more
Welcome to our final issue of Under Construction in 2013. We hope your year has been filled with health, happiness, peace and prosperity. We thank you for your readership, and we continue to appreciate the opportunities we...more
In the recent Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) decision Augustin v. Unifund (FSCO A12-000452, November 13, 2013), Arbitrator Sapin discusses what is considered a “medical reason” sufficient enough for an...more
Harbinger F&G, LLC v. OM Group (UK), No. 12-CV-5315 (AJP), 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 132009 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 22, 2013).
A parent corporation sold to a purchaser one of its subsidiaries, a Maryland domiciled life insurance...more
McAdam v. State Nat’l Ins. Co., No. 12cv1333-BTM, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157202, 2013 WL 5936338 (S.D. Ca. Nov. 1, 2013).
A California federal court granted a motion to compel production of, among other things, reserve...more
Recent Case Summaries -
Michigan Federal Court Enjoins Arbitration Proceeding Because of Possible Misconduct -
Star Ins. Co. v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co., No. 13-13807, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130379 (E.D. Mich....more
In re. Rehab. Of: Segregated Account of Ambac Assur. Corp., No. 2011AP1486, 2013 Wisc. App. LEXIS 896, 2013 WL 5745987 (Wis. Ct. App. Oct. 24, 2013).
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals affirmed a circuit court’s order...more
Nearly every estimate submitted on behalf of a Texas building owner for the replacement of a commercial roof includes the same last two line items...
Originally published in Texas Law360 on December 2, 2013....more
I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – SARA WITMEYER & SASHA FUNK GRANAI -
- Implied Warranties of Fitness and Merchantability: warranties apply to improvements that provide essential services to residential subdivision, including...more
Premier Newman announced the Queensland Government and Federal Government will work together to directly tackle the cost of insurance in North Queensland. ...more
Tokio Marine Europe Ins. Ltd v Novae Corporate Underwriting Ltd  EWHC 3362 (Comm).
The High Court of England and Wales (Commercial Division) recently issued an opinion explaining the application of a...more
On November 8, 2013, the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (collectively, the "Departments") jointly issued final regulations under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (the...more
In its recent decision in Capitol Specialty Ins. Corp. v. IKO, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167933 (E.D. Ky. Nov. 26, 2013), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky had occasion to consider...more
In the last two months, courts in California have issued several decisions concerning the scope of an insurer’s duty to defend its insured in underlying litigation. These decisions address important matters involving the...more
In Equitas v. Walsham Bros, the Commercial Court ruled on a number of key legal issues concerning the duties owed by Lloyd's brokers to remit funds promptly to clients and to reinsurers.
There has been a long debate as to whether the proper approach to determining liability in ‘negligent valuation’ cases is to focus on whether the valuer was negligent in (a) the way in which they went about their task (that...more
In This Issue:
Judgments; Legislation; and Reports.
Excerpt from Judgments:
22 November 2013 - Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation v Eastern Health  FCAFC 137...more
The Supreme Court will review two of the numerous lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirement that group health plans and insurers cover, without cost-sharing, contraceptives and/or abortifacients (the...more