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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Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?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 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
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
On 6 November 2013, the Commercial Court handed down its judgment in Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Ltd v Novae Corporate Underwriting Ltd  EWHC 3362 (Comm). Mr Justice Hamblen held that the defendant retrocessionaire...more
In the UK decision of Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Company Ltd v Heraldglen Ltd  EWHC 154 (Comm), it was held that the ‘September 11' terrorist attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center were two separate events...more
This morning, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court handed the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund a win, reversing the Appellate Court’s decision in Rogers v. Imeri. Rogers posed the question of how the Fund’s offset for prior...more
In This Issue:
- Excerpt from Reports:
Australia. Private Health Insurance Administration Council -
13 November 2013 - Industry consultation – Second round...more
In its recent decision in RSUI Indem. Co. v. American States Ins. Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161805 (E.D. La. Nov. 13, 2013), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana had occasion to consider the...more
The California Court of Appeal in Reid v. Mercury Insurance Company [(2013) 220 Cal.App.4th 262 (rehearing denied November 6, 2013)] found no California authority “standing for the proposition that there is a duty to settle...more
Ruling in a 4-2 decision, the Australian High Court denied a government employee worker’s compensation claim for an injury the employee sustained while having sex in a motel room during a business trip.
Swanson v. State Farm General Insurance Company -
Court of Appeal, Second District (September 23, 2013) -
When an insurer reserves its rights on a given issue, and the outcome of that coverage issue can be...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
Although a personal injury complaint filed by a subcontractor’s employee alleged direct negligence only against the additional insured contractor, the vicarious liability coverage afforded the additional insured was...more
In a case with broad implications for property owners near construction sites (Georgitsi Realty, LLC v. Penn-Star Insurance Company, No. 156, October 17, 2013), the New York Court of Appeals has opened the door to broad...more
In Murray’s Transport NSW Pty Ltd v CGU Insurance Limited  SASFC 100 (Murray’s Case), CGU was unsuccessful in resisting direct action by Mr Murray, the Plaintiff/Appellant pursuant to section 51 of the Insurance...more
In This Issue:
- Excerpt from Reports:
Australia. Department of Health & Ageing -
..1 November 2013 - GPs can now order subsidised magnetic resonance...more
DLA Piper recently acted for LawCover a ‘section 6' case- Registrar-General of NSW v LawCover  NSWSC 1471. The Supreme Court of NSW was asked to examine section 6 of the Law Reform Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1946...more
Limitations on liability and disclaimers of damages for breach of contract claims are commonplace in outsourcing, licensing and procurement agreements. These provisions can create contentious negotiations as the parties seek...more
We have all seen the Herculean deeds of a superhero on television or in the movies. They knock over buildings, use buses as weapons and generally cause super-sized amounts of property damage. Have you ever wondered who pays...more
Touted as having the highest auto insurance rates in the nation, New Jersey policyholders will not be pleased when they receive another premium increase. Surprisingly, the upcoming hike does not include relatively minor...more
In Carter v. Entercom Sacramento LLC, the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District decided a case involving a fee claim made by an employee. The fees were generated in litigation that arose from a fatal...more
On August 12, 2013, a car traveling on Interstate 75 veered off-road and rolled over multiple times. The driver had abruptly changed lanes, losing control of the vehicle and eventually coming to full stop in a canal....more
Mt. Vernon Fire Ins. Corp. v. Oxnard Hospitality Enterprise, Inc., et al. -
Court of Appeal, Second District (September 16, 2013) -
Commercial liability policies for entertainment businesses often contain an...more
The New Jersey Appellate Division has held that an individual retained to serve as an arbitrator cannot act as a mediator and then return to the role of arbitrator.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has held that “if the parties to mediation reach an agreement to resolve their dispute, the terms of that settlement must be reduced to writing and signed by the parties before the mediation comes...more
In Reid v. Mercury Insurance Co., __ Cal. Rptr. 3d ___, 2013 WL 5517979 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 7, 2013), the California Court of Appeals held that an insurer cannot be found liable for bad faith failure to settle within the...more