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HIPAA Certificates Are No Longer Required As of January 1, 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, group health plans and insurers are no longer required to issue a certificate of creditable coverage (“HIPAA Certificate”) …

California’s Insurance Fraud Prevention Act: 3 unsettled issues the health sector should understand

California’s Insurance Frauds Prevention Act, Ins. Code §§ 1871 et seq. (IFPA), is an unusual false claims statute. It allows “interested persons” …

Facing TCPA Claims for Texting Advertisements? You May Also Have Some Insurance Coverage Concerns

During this busy holiday shopping season, retailers may end up facing litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for sending …

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What The Hail Is Going On With Texas Insurance Claims?

The onslaught of new hail damage lawsuits does not appear to be ending anytime soon. The docket of every county in which a significant hail event has …

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Appraisal of Insurance Losses and the “Actual” Definition of “Actual Cash Value”

Imagine a devastating fire renders your rental property uninhabitable. You dig out your insurance policy and are relieved to find that you are …

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Purchasing D&O Insurance: What Family Owned Businesses Need to Know

One of the insurance policies every business should strongly consider having is directors and officers insurance. Regularly referred to as “D&O …

New York to D&O Insureds: “You Can’t Relate!” without Sufficient Factual Overlap

In Glascoff v. OneBeacon Midwest Ins. Co., 2014 WL 1876984 (S.D.N.Y. May 8, 2014), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held …

Insurer Sues Chicago for Failure to Prevent Damages From Climate Change

UPDATE: Farmers Insurance has dropped its suit against Chicago and other area municipalities that had sought damages for claims it paid as a result …

Health Systems Continue To Acquire Insurers

The wall between health care providers and health insurers continues to erode, as Ascension Health’s CEO acknowledges Ascension is in talks to …

Life Insurance Unclaimed Property Litigation in 2014: Will Regulator Positions Withstand Judicial Scrutiny

Winter 2014

American Bar Association Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Newsletter for the Health and Disability & Life insurance Law Committees

Amidst …

Privilege – communications between Insureds and Insurers

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia has raised the importance of Insureds carefully considering the risk of implied waiver of legal …