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Bad Faith Sentinel - March 2015

In This Issue: - District of Colorado Sinks Insurer’s Motion for Summary Judgment on Bad Faith Claim Where Insurer Allegedly Failed To Timely Investigate Available Coverage for Boating Accident - Eastern District…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

TOP TEN Construction Clauses - The “Work” Clause

This clause defines the scope of work in a construction project and the definition varies by source. For instance, American Institute of Architects Document A201-2007 defines "Work" as "construction and services required by the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

D.C. Wage Theft Prevention Act Imposes New Notice and Recordkeeping Requirements on Employers

The District of Columbia’s Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 ("the Act") – which became effective on February 26, 2015 – makes broad changes to D.C.’s wage and hour laws, including the Minimum Wage Revision Act, the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

HHS Announces Next Generation ACO Model of Payment

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") announced the introduction of the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization ("ACO") Model of payment and care delivery. ACOs participating…more
| Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Health

Court of Appeals of New Mexico Reverses Bad Faith Judgment for Insured and Remands for New Trial on Bad Faith Claim

Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. v. Vigil, No. 32,171 (N.M. Ct. App. Jan. 21, 2015). Court of Appeals of New Mexico rules that district court abused its discretion in excluding evidence of previous coverage ruling in favor…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Insurance

District of Arizona: Employee’s Intentional, Incorrect, and Unreasonable Handling of Claim Subjects Insurer to Finding of Bad Faith

Haney v. ACE Am. Ins. Co., No. CV-13-02429-PHX-DGC, 2015 WL 58670 (D. Ariz. Jan. 5, 2015). District of Arizona: Court grants partial summary judgment on bad faith claim for failure of insurer to make retroactive payments,…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts, Insurance

Western District of Washington: No Bad Faith Where Insurer Refuses to Provide a Defense Where Facts Confirmed Insured’s Actions Were Intentional and Criminal

Wargacki v. W. Nat’l Assurance Co., No. C13-5373RBL, 2015 WL 74111 (W.D. Wash. Jan. 6, 2015). The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington grants summary judgment to an insurer ruling that the insurer…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, Insurance

Western District of Washington: Insured That Violated Duties of Notice and Cooperation Could Not Make Out Claim for Bad Faith Based on Insurer’s Lengthy Investigation

Granite State Ins. Co. v. Integrity Structures, LLC, No. C14-5085BHS, 2015 WL 136006 (W.D. Wash. Jan. 9, 2015). The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington held that an insurer did not act in bad faith…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Extremely Low Interest Rates: Your Estate Planning Opportunity is NOW

Janet Yellen this…. Janet Yellen that – good for business, bad for savers. In March 2015, the rates the IRS requires be used for estate planning are as low as ever. There are three estate planning opportunities that thrive on…more
| Finance & Banking, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Supreme Court rules that state professional boards must be actively supervised to avoid federal antitrust scrutiny

The U.S. Supreme Court, on February 25, 2015, reaffirmed that state professional boards controlled by same-profession individuals which are not "actively supervised" do not enjoy Parker v. Brown-based state action immunity from…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Health

Bad Faith Sentinel - February 2015

In This Issue: - Western District of Washington: Insured That Violated Duties of Notice and Cooperation Could Not Make Out Claim for Bad Faith Based on Insurer’s Lengthy Investigation - Western District of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

When "Fairly Debatable" Is Good Enough: New Jersey Supreme Court Affirms "Fairly Debatable" Standard for Insurance Bad Faith Claims

Two decisions from the New Jersey Supreme Court have affirmed that there can be no liability for bad faith in cases where an insurer’s actions in denying a claim are deemed "fairly debatable." While these decisions show a…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Owners of Tax-Exempt Property in Philadelphia Must Provide Proof of Right to Continued Tax-Exempt Status

The Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment (OPA) has sent letters to all charitable organizations in the city that own property shown as tax-exempt, in whole or in part, in the OPA’s records. Attached to the letter is a form…more
| Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial, Nonprofit Law

Philadelphia Adopts Controversial Law Regarding Paid Sick Leave

On February 12, 2015, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed a bill requiring employers with ten (10) or more employees in Philadelphia to begin providing employees with paid sick leave later this year. The Promoting Healthy…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Primary Steps New Jersey Municipalities Must Take to Sell or Lease Public Water or Wastewater Systems to Regulated Utilities Under Controversial Bill Signed by Governor Christie

On February 5, 2015, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law the Water Infrastructure Protection Act to authorize municipalities to transfer water and wastewater assets to regulated utilities by sale or long-term…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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