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Bad Faith Sentinel - September 2014

In This Issue: - Southern District of New York: It is Unlawful for an Insurer to Withhold Payment When Some Portion on an Insured’s Entitlement is Undisputed - Eastern District of Pennsylvania: State Farm Cannot…more
| Insurance

Eleventh Circuit: Florida Law Does Not Equate Mere Negligence with Bad Faith

Kincaid v. Allstate Prop. and Cas. Ins. Co., No. 2:13-cv-014030, 2014 WL 3733758 (11th Cir. Jul. 30, 2014) - The Eleventh Circuit holds that under Florida law, negligence does not equate to bad faith, and under the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, Insurance

Eastern District of Pennsylvania Denies Bad Faith Claim in Homeowner’s Policy Dispute

White v. Metro. Direct Prop. and Cas. Ins. Co., Civ. A. No. 13-434 (E.D. Pa. July 29, 2014) - Eastern District of Pennsylvania enters summary judgment for the insurer on statutory bad faith claim in coverage dispute…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Eastern District of Pennsylvania: State Farm Cannot Refuse Appraisal of Superstorm Sandy Damage

Currie v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., No. CIV.A. 13-6713, 2014 WL 4081051 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 19, 2014). After Superstorm Sandy damaged the insureds’ house, they and their insurer came to markedly different assessments of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Business Associate Agreement September 22 Deadline; Same Sex Marriage Guidance Released

There are two important updates with respect to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). First, on September 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance to…more
| Civil Rights, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Southern District of New York: It is Unlawful for an Insurer to Withhold Payment When Some Portion on an Insured’s Entitlement is Undisputed

Lexington Ins. Co. v. MGA Entm’t, No. 12-cv-3677 (SAS), 2014 WL 3955205 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 12, 2014). The Southern District of New York denies an insurer’s motion to dismiss an insured’s claim that the insurer breached its…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Insurance

New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division rules that physicians’ damages for breach of contract with hospital are limited to notice of termination period in employment contract

The New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division recently ruled that the damages a physician-independent contractor can recover are limited to those sustained during a notice period in the physician’s contract. The decision…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts, Health

White Collar Watch - August 2014

In This Issue: - Court of Appeals asked to clarify scope of Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower protections - Supreme Court to address circuit splits on wartime tolling and first-to-file bar - IRS amends…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Military Law, Securities Law, Taxation, Government Contracting

Supreme Court to address circuit splits on wartime tolling and first-to-file bar

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal which will likely reconcile an appellate split as to whether the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act applies in False Claims Act cases and the first-to-file bar. …more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Military Law, Government Contracting

IRS amends whistleblower regulations to expand eligible whistleblowers and potentially increase award amounts

Whistleblower incentives and awards are not unique to the False Claims Act or Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. On August 12, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”)issued long-awaited…more
| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Court of Appeals asked to clarify scope of Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower protections

A federal court of appeals has been asked to clarify the scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010’s (“Dodd-Frank” or “Act”) whistleblower protections. Specifically, the court has been asked…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Bad Faith Sentinel - August 2014

In This Issue: - Northern District of Texas Dismisses Bad Faith Claims in Well-Control Policy Dispute - District of South Dakota: Denying a Claim for Reasons Known to be False is Not a Reasonable Basis to Deny a…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Personal Injury, Insurance

Eastern District Of Pennsylvania: Closing Protection Letter Does Not Constitute “Insurance” For Purpose Of Statutory Bad Faith Claim In Pennsylvania

Bancorp Bank v. Lawyers Title Insurance Corp. , No. 13–6103 , 2014 WL 3325861 (E.D. Pa. Jul. 8, 2014). Eastern District of Pennsylvania explains that while Closing Protection Letter may be an indemnity contract, it is not…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial

Sunshine Act Implementation Proceeds; CMS Re-opens the Open Payments System

On August 15, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) re-opened the Open Payments system for physicians and teaching hospitals to register, review, and, if needed, dispute information gathered to date. CMS had…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Northern District of Ohio: No Reasonable Jury Could Conclude That Insurer’s Denial of Coverage For Two Arsons Was Not Justified

Givens v. West Bend Mut. Ins. Co., No. 4:13 CV 1287, 2014 WL 2946672 (N.D. Ohio Jul. 1, 2014) - The Northern District of Ohio concludes that insurer was justified in denying claim for two fires that were undisputedly set…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance
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