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Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Holds Structured Settlement Annuity Is Transfer for Less Than Fair Market Value Under the Deficit...

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s recent decision in the matter of Sams v. Department of Public Welfare may significantly affect the structured settlement industry, and the settlement of lawsuits on behalf of certain...more

The Impact of Death of Defendant Prior to Filing Claim for Injuries

This week's discussion looks at the potential timing limitations that can impact a claim filed against a defendant who has deceased. The discussion is done in the confines of Indiana's Probate Code and the recent Indiana...more

Legal Solutions, March 2013

Legal Solutions is the quarterly newsletter of Sullivans Law LLP Solicitors based in Belfast, Northern Ireland - UK. Included in the March 2013 edition: + confidentiality agreements + county courts jurisdiction...more

Insurance Bad Faith Claims Involving a Decedent’s Estate: Pistalo v. Progressive

This week's article focuses upon the recent Indiana Court of Appeals decision Pistalo v. Progressive in which the court held that a bad faith claim against an insurance company could progress even though the policy holder had...more

Illinois Supreme Court Sets Civil Argument Schedule for May

Yesterday the Illinois Supreme Court published its Oral Argument Calendar [pdf] for the May term, and the Court will hear oral argument in eight civil cases. The cases, with the issue or issues presented in each, are... ...more

Medical Records Speak Louder Than Words: What It Takes to Win a Social Security Disability Claim Medical Records Speak Louder...

Columbia, MO – February 28, 2012 -- To SSA, the word “disabled” is not a medical term. This is the number one reason that the agency will not accept your doctor’s pronouncement that you are “disabled.” To SSA, being disabled...more

E362 NJLaws 1. Liability for Snow and Ice Fall Downs 2. DWI Alcotest Result Thrown Out Where State Police Did Not Use Approved...

E362 NJLaws 1. Liability for Snow and Ice Fall Downs 2. DWI Alcotest Result Thrown Out Where State Police Did Not Use Approved Digital Temperature Measuring Device. 3. Should I Cancel My Life Insurance because of the New...more

Death Worth Less Than Injury?

This article talks about how damages are calculated in a wrongful death suit in British Columbia. Many people are surprised to learn that grief is not compensable....more

Don’t Text Your Savings Away

On Jan. 1, 2010, Illinois is joining more than 20 other states that have passed laws that prohibit texting while driving. So why is this important to your business or estate plan? In two words: Asset Protection. If you or...more

California Court of Appeal Refuses to Extend Insurer's Duties to Nonparty: Spouse of Deceased Insured Has No Independent Fraud...

A spouse may not sue an insurer for individual tort claims under a health insurance policy issued to his deceased wife. Refusing to create a new tort under California law, California’s Fourth Appellate District in The Mega...more

Business overhead expense (BOE) disability insurance

Law Firm, Business overhead expense (BOE) disability insurance pays the insured’s overhead expenses if he or she becomes disabled. These polocys designed for businesses that rely on a small number of people (or one person) to...more

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