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The Benefits of WRAP Insurance on Large Construction Projects - Ray Buddie
Highlights from Day Three of Health Care Arguments [audio]
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Highlights from Day One of Health Care Arguments [audio]
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Health Care 2: Can Congress Force Individuals to Buy Insurance?
Consent Too Varied to Certify TCPA Class, Court Rules -
Hilton Worldwide Inc. scored a victory in California federal court when a judge declined to certify a class of millions of consumers in a TCPA suit.
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
On October 22, 2013, in The Zodiac Group, Inc. v. Axis Surplus Insurance Co., the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of The Zodiac Group’s (Zodiac’s) claim against...more
On October 31, 2013, the Northern District of Illinois forced two insurers to cover a $6 million settlement of a TCPA class action despite claims that their insured, M&M Retail Center, Inc., settled for an inflated amount it...more
In This Issue:
- “The Upfront Costs of Compliance Are Looking More Like a Bargain Every Day” and “How to Minimise the Risk of Insider Trading and Leaking of Material Information” (October-December), Risk &...more
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) restricts telephone solicitations and limits the use of automatic dialing systems, prerecorded voice messages, SMS text messages, and faxes. TCPA plaintiffs typically claim that...more
Yesterday, the Belgian Privacy Commission’s announced its intention to make enforcement its number one priority:
- A dedicated inspection task force will be set up pro-actively monitoring companies and organisations...more
It's TCPA Day -
It's October 16—"TCPA Day." Today the FCC’s updated Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) regulations will finally take effect. The new rules pose significant challenges for companies seeking to...more
On October 7, 2013, a Missouri federal court judge held that a class action plaintiff that alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lacked standing to seek coverage under the defendant’s insurance...more
Generally, the language of an insurance policy governs the rights to any proceeds thereunder. However, many courts recognize a number of different theories that may allow third parties not specifically named as insureds in...more
Recent amendments to the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) (IC Act) include significant changes to electronic communications which, in combination with amendments to the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 (Cth) (ET Act), will...more
Here a breach, there a breach, everywhere a data breach. Verizon’s most recent 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report remarks that “[p]erhaps more so than any other year, the large scale and diverse nature of data breaches...more
The HIPAA Privacy Regulations have long required covered entities to seek a patient authorization in order to use or disclose protected health information ("PHI") for marketing purposes. However, the Office for Civil Rights...more
Summer Ends on a High Note for Policyholders -
Summer may be winding down, but the courts are still smiling on policyholders. The three cases discussed in this week’s newsletter present some big wins for...more
In response to a recent lawsuit and outcry from a variety of players in the health care market, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has committed to issuing guidance by September 23rd (the compliance date for...more
On August 1, the California Supreme Court issued its highly-anticipated decision in Zhang v. Superior Court, holding that the California Unfair Insurance Practices Act (Ins. Code §790 et seq.) does not necessarily preempt an...more
IVASS Measure no. 7 of 16 July 2012 (the “Measure”) implements article 22, paragraph 8, of Italian Legislative Decree no. 179 of 18 October 2012, converted into law no. 221 of 17 December 2012, and amends Isvap Regulation no....more
Modern businesses today consider their intellectual property as one of their most valuable assets. This is certainly the case for the fashion industry, where brands rely heavily upon trademark laws in the absence of a more...more
On August 1, 2013, the California Supreme Court ruled in Zhang v. The Superior Court of San Bernardino County, No. S178542 (Cal. Aug. 1, 2013) that insurance practices violating the state’s Unfair Insurance Practices Act...more
In Zhang v. Superior Court, __ Cal.3d __ (2013), the California Supreme Court held that Moradi-Shalal v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Companies (1988) 46 Cal.3d 287 does not preclude insureds from maintaining a claim for violations of...more
With the August 1 deadline for data collection under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (the “Act”) looming, CMS recently released two mobile applications (“Apps”) to help physicians and industry track payments and transfers...more
On July 10, 2013, the Eastern District of Missouri Federal District Court refused to allow a class action plaintiff to directly access the defendant’s insurance coverage for plaintiff’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act...more
The Second Circuit recently held that an insurer owed a duty to defend under the “advertising injury” section of a commercial general liability (CGL) policy because sufficient legal uncertainty about the policy’s definition...more
An Illinois federal district court recently remanded an insurance coverage case to state court, ruling that there was no jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) for the simple reason that the plaintiff did not...more
One of the potentially thorniest issues that healthcare application developers should consider is what business model to employ in order to generate revenue, as this element of the business strategy has many facets and can be...more