United States District Judge Howard Matz of the Central District of California indicated yesterday that he would preliminarily approve a proposed $73 million settlement of a class action lawsuit against Conseco Life Insurance...more
Waiting for Obamacare to bring affordable and comprehensive insurance to the masses? Consumers who enjoy the sweet, sweet drag of an American Spirit or Marlboro Red might be waiting in vain.
The Patient Protection and...more
Litigation continues in various cases challenging cost of insurance rates (COI) in life insurance policies, and January 2013 saw courts issue decisions going both ways on insurer discretion to set and modify COI rates. A...more
In This Issue:
- NLRB Protects Workers' Rights to Post About Job on Facebook
- 6 States Ban Companies from Asking for Social Media Passwords
- Health Law Requires Employers to Offer Family Care to All
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
The decision is in and the employers won. Judge Richard McMonagle decided the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (“BWC”) overcharged employers who did not participate in group rating from 2001 to 2009. Many of those could now...more
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