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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Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?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?
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
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
In Stewart Title Guar. Co. v. Sterling Savings Bank, et al., Wash. No. 87087-0 (October 3, 2013), the Washington Supreme Court held that a nonclient insurer may not pursue a malpractice claim against appointed defense counsel...more
In A New York State Of Mind . . . For Expanded Vandalism Coverage -
Why it matters: Property owners in New York with coverage for vandalism will be pleased with the Georgitsi Realty LLC v. Penn-Star Insurance Company...more
In its recent decision in Great Am. Ins. Co. v. Chang, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 159197 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 6, 2013), the United States District Court for the Northern District of California had occasion to consider an insurer’s...more
Despite the statement by the Texas Supreme Court in State Farm Lloyds v. Johnson that the scant precedent involving disputes about the scope of appraisal suggests that appraisals generally resolve such disputes,” both...more
A year after Superstorm Sandy came ashore, the New York Department of Financial Services (Department) issued Circular Letter No 8 of 2013 to inform New York licensed property/casualty insurers of the regulatory standards they...more
Florida Statute §624.608 defines title insurance as “[i]nsurance of owners of real property or others having an interest in real property or contractual interest derived therefrom, or liens or encumbrances on real property,...more
A California court recently confirmed that insurance policies offering multiple coverages will not be interpreted as providing multiple sources of coverage for the same loss on the same property. Instead, when multiple...more
I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – JOURDAN HAYNES & CHRIS SMART -
MRTA: marketable record title act represents codified limitation on title insurer’s obligation to research public records in connection with issuance of title...more
On Friday June 14, 2013, at 12:59 a.m., on the 152nd day of the regular legislative session, the 51st Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die, or “without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing.” Generally, except...more
For Texans, the prime hurricane season from August to September is now over. Although there were no big storms this year, claims handlers still need to be attentive to timely adjusting their first party claims. The Texas...more
On September 24, 2013, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that policyholders must look to its solvent insurers before seeking benefits from the New Jersey Property-Liability Insurance Guaranty Association (“Guaranty...more
In Capstone Building Corp. v. American Motorists Insurance Co., 67 A.3d 961 (Conn. 2013), the Supreme Court of Connecticut held, in a case of first impression, that commercial general liability insurance policies may cover...more
On 10 September 2013, in Sciacca v Langshaw Valuations Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1285, the Supreme Court of New South Wales held that, in relation to claims made policies, the threshold test of section 601AG of the Corporations...more
Pollution Claims–Apparently Here to Stay -
With the advent of the “absolute” pollution exclusion in commercial general liability (“CGL”) policies in the mid-1980s, many in the insurance industry predicted that...more
Over the past several days, severe flooding has inundated several states in the Rocky Mountain Region. Following the nearly fifteen inches of rain dumped on parts of Colorado, the resulting floods continue to wreak havoc in a...more
Hurricane Sandy And Flood Insurance: Critical Deadline Looms
by Charles A. Yuen on September 11, 2013
Flood insurance policies contain a provision requiring the filing of a sworn proof of loss,
typically within sixty...more
Railroad Company Involved in Deadly Explosion Seeking Bankruptcy Protection
by Joel R. Glucksman on August 20, 2013
Railroad company Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Ltd., which has recently been in the
media spotlight for...more
Maryland's federal district court rejected the IRS contention that internal IRS regulations wipe out state recording statutes and the "relation back" principle that gives deeds an effective date prior to actual recording. The...more
10. No Flood Insurance -
The standard commercial property policy does not cover flood damage. To be covered for flood damage, a business owner has to purchase a separate flood insurance policy. Flood insurance is not...more
In recent years, Mother Nature has taken a toll on the insurance industry. Superstorm Sandy cost the United States approximately $70 billion in direct damages to business owners and homeowners in the storm’s path and lost...more
I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – STEFANIE LINCOLN -
Litigation Privilege: litigation privilege, which protects actions taken in the course of and related to judicial proceedings from civil liability, applies to causes of...more
In 1906, California fire insurance policies excepted coverage of a variety of losses caused by earthquake. During and after their great tragedy of that year, San Francisco property owners wondered if their damages resulted...more
In its recent decision in Tower Ins. Co. of New York v. Blocker, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98296 (M.D. Fla. July 15, 2013), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida had occasion to consider the scope...more