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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Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?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?
Hailstorms are inevitable in Texas, and so is the experience of the typical homeowner in their aftermath. Countless flyers are taped to the front door, yard sign ads spring up in the neighborhood, and the phone and doorbell...more
A fee dispute between Travelers, its contractor/insured and the insured's counsel, is not your run of the mill fee dispute. Travelers alleges the existence of an illicit rate agreement between the contractor and its lawyers...more
Yesterday, the construction and insurance communities received much sought-after guidance from the Colorado Court of Appeals regarding Colorado’s recently adopted bad faith statute in the highly anticipated decision,...more
In Capstone Building Corporation v. American Motorists Insurance Company, 308 Conn. 760 (June 11, 2013) (SC 18886), the Connecticut Supreme Court answered three questions of Connecticut insurance law certified from the...more
In Capstone Building Corp. v. American Motorists Ins. Co., 2013 Conn. LEXIS 187 (Conn. June 11, 2013), the Supreme Court of Connecticut declined to recognize a cause of action for an insurer’s alleged bad faith conduct in...more
Collaborative technology, process improvement strategies and predictive analytics are some of the areas seen as offering potential for improving insurance litigation management, according to an article in the Spring 2013...more
Hiring outside legal counsel is an important decision for any company. Outside counsel may be needed to guide the business on an ongoing basis; or the business could be looking for an attorney to handle a single transaction...more
Sellers of existing residential property are required by California law to make various disclosures to a prospective buyer. [See generally Disclosures In Real Property Transactions, published by the California Department of...more
Managing litigation effectively, including controlling legal costs, especially litigation costs, is important for business owners, small and large. A recent article in InsideCounsel suggests that an important part of...more
If a party in litigation has a default judgment entered against it, can its insurance company still file a motion to intervene and use the same defenses that would have been available to the insured if not procedurally barred...more
In St. Paul Mercury Insurance v. Mountain West Farm Bureau, 210 Cal. App. 4th 645 (10/25/12), the California Court of Appeal addressed the duty of an insurance carrier to defend a general contractor named as an additional...more
California Courts handed down some interesting decisions re insurance coverage during the fourth quarter of 2012:
St. Paul Mercury Insurance v. Mountain West Farm Bureau (10/25/12)
In an equitable contribution action, an...more
On January 1, 2013, new rules governing indemnification in construction contracts went into effect under SB 474 in California. The new law impacts commercial real estate, and public and residential projects.
The big picture...more
Business Interruption Insurance
Business Interruption Insurance (“BII”) is a form of commercial insurance coverage that provides limited but useful protection when a business is unable to continue normal operations or occupy...more
Some attorneys are known for being long-winded time wasters who act with little regard for efficiency, especially when billing at an hourly rate. Although we believe the length of a deposition is often dictated by the...more
Insurance companies and corporate defendants often begin a lawsuit at a disadvantage due to the mere fact that they are being sued by a plaintiff who alleges to have been injured and/or damaged. It is therefore crucial to...more
Using tools and strategies to effectively and intelligently proceed a case through the litigation process, based on the goals and expectations of a specific client, is an important part of effective legal representation. This...more
The standard for admitting expert scientific testimony in a federal trial under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure was established in the case of Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceutical (US Supreme Court, 6/28/93), then...more
In This Issue:
- Western District Of Washington: Denial of a Defense Where Additional-Insured Status Was Arguable, and Doing So in Reliance on Extrinsic Evidence, Were Both Acts of Bad Faith
- New York Court...more
Recently, Washington courts have issued a number of opinions resolving a variety of issues against insurers. For instance, the Washington Supreme Court presumed that there is no attorney-client privilege in a bad-faith suit...more
This week we discuss the Indiana Court of Appeals decision State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. Radcliff that upheld one of the largest verdicts – $14.5 million – ever obtained in a defamation case in United States history....more
For more than 35 years Missouri defendants have been filing third-party claims for contribution against other potentially liable persons or entities not sued directly by the plaintiff. But for 33 of those years defendants...more
Many commercial contracts require the seller to maintain insurance against stated risks and also requires that the purchaser be named an additional insured under the seller’s insurance policies. This typically requires that...more
In its recent decision in Thompson v. Navigators Ins. Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60122 (S.D. Cal. Apr. 30, 2012), the United States District Court for the Southern District of California considered whether an insurer was...more
The Michigan Supreme Court heard oral argument to consider whether MCL 600.5839, the statute of repose, for “any action” against architects, engineers, or contractors to recover damages for “any injury to...more