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In Illinois Ins. Guaranty Fund v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., 2013 IL App (1st) 123345 (Nov. 12, 2013) the Illinois First District appellate court held that a borrowing employer’s workers’ compensation carrier is not required to...more
In Illinois (as in every other state), when an insurance company becomes insolvent and an order of liquidation is entered, the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund steps in and pays claims that the insolvent carrier could not...more
I. Introduction -
The last few decades of tort litigation in America have been marked primarily by a surge in filings of asbestos, silica and other delayed manifestation bodily injury and property damage claims. These...more
A federal trial court in Iowa confirmed that first-party bad faith claims may be cognizable against both insurers and self-insured employers. In Spencer v. Annett Holdings, Inc., 905 F.Supp.2d 953 (S.D. Iowa, Nov. 27, 2012),...more
After a long bench trial which began on August 20, 2012, Judge Richard McMonagle recently issued his decision in an important class-action lawsuit. The suit was brought on behalf of certain employers doing business in Ohio,...more
September 30, 2012, was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to take action on bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2012 regular legislative session....more
Today we continue our previews of the new civil review grants from the May term of the Illinois Supreme Court.
In Skokie Castings, Inc. v. Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund, [pdf] the Court will face questions about the...more
In its recent decision in Westport Ins. Corp. v. Hamilton Wharton Group, Inc., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 9888 (2d Cir. May 17, 2012), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit had occasion to consider whether a...more
The 82nd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature dealt with many issues related to construction projects in Texas, including sustainable design building standards for state buildings, lien waiver form requirements, and the...more
Anyone who has been a defendant in a lawsuit will tell you that the process is expensive, time consuming and stressful. I have spent the past twenty years defending businesses and individuals in courts throughout Virginia and...more
Texas courts continue their busy pace in insurance cases.
TEXAS SUPREME COURT REVERSES RUTTINGER: WORKERS COMPENSATION CARRIERS NOT SUBJECT TO UNFAIR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES CLAIMS UNDER THE TEXAS INSURANCE CODE
In a ground-breaking decision, the Texas Supreme Court today decided that workers compensation insurers are not subject to "bad faith" claims for unfair claims settlement practices under the Texas Insurance Code.
Extraordinary Writs is a newsletter published by Jordan Coyne & Savits LLP covering recent developments concerning civil litigation defense in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia....more
After a person is injured and medical bills are paid by a health insurance company (either partially or fully), the health insurance company generally has the legal authority to go after the wrongdoer for the medical bills...more
Earlier this year, California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (“CALSTAR”), an air ambulance company rendering services primarily in California, filed an action in federal court in Sacramento against more than 75 workers’ compensation...more
Torts -- Workers' compensation immunity -- Where interrogatories and admissions of defendant establish that defendant, who was plaintiff's co-worker, was driving his own vehicle off employer's repair lift and was not acting...more
The following are some notable California insurance cases that have come out earlier this year.
*Claims administrator determined to owe duty to excess carrier for negligent mishandling of workers' compensation claim: Nat’l...more
This New York personal injury lawyer takes a back seat to no one in his admiration for physicians, especially orthopedic surgeons. I maintain that day in and day out doctors are among the noblest of our citizens, they do what...more