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

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

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

Insurance

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 …

Insurance

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 …

Insurance

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 …

Insurance

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 …

Insurance

Insurer Sues Chicago for Failure to Prevent Damages From Climate Change

June 6, 2014<p>Embed<p>UPDATE: Farmers Insurance has dropped its suit against Chicago and other area municipalities that had sought damages for claims it …

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Health Systems Continue To Acquire Insurers

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

Winter 2014<p><i>American Bar Association Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Newsletter for the Health and Disability & Life insurance Law Committees</i><p>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 …

Health Care

Insurance Coverage Newslettter: Transport Inc. v. Superior Court

Vulcan Materials Corp. manufactured and sold PCE, a pollutant used by dry cleaners. R.R. Street & Co. was a distributor for Vulcan, and an additional …

Insurance

Coming This Spring to an Insurance Policy Near You: Cybersecurity Data Breach Exclusions

Against the backdrop of Target’s massive data breach and the recent Heartbleed headache, the insurance industry’s imminent implementation of a series …

Cybersecurity

Will Heartbleed Affect Data Breach Insurance Coverage?

<i>...whether or not a CGL policy covers data breaches allowed by Heartbleed should turn, simply, on whether the policy covers data breach at all.</i><p>While …

Security

Favorable Secondary Life Market Report By Florida Regulator

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New York Court: Insurer's Failure To Defend Does Not Waive Coverage Defenses

New York’s highest court recently held that an insurer that does not defend its insured may, if later sued by the policyholder seeking coverage, …

Law

On Second Thought, We Were Right the First Time

<b>Recent Board decisions denying rehearing:</b><p>Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v. Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, CBM2012-00003, Paper 85 (April …

Health Care

An American Policyholder in London: English Choice of Law Clauses in United States Insurance Policies

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March 31: ACA Deadline or Just Another Monday?

March 19, 2014<p>by Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP<p>Embed<p>March 31, 2014 is the open enrollment deadline for individuals who want to buy health …

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No New Statute of Limitations Each Time An Alleged Miscalculated Disability Benefit Is Paid

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Must-Know D&O: Lessons from FDIC Guidance and Case Law on D&O Insurance

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PlayStation Problems: No Defense in Sony’s Cyberattack Suits

On February 21, 2014, a New York state trial court judge ruled that Zurich American Insurance Company has no duty to defend the Sony Corporation in …

Data Breach

Hearing Held on Pennsylvania’s Novel “Any Willing Insurer” Legislation

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FY 2015 Budget Tax Proposals Target Insurance Companies

On March 4, the Obama Administration released its fiscal year 2015 budget (FY 2015 Budget). In keeping with the Administration’s past budgets, the FY …

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Insuring Your Business - March 2014: Business Interruption Coverage For Food Recall Claims

March 6, 2014<p>by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC<p>Embed<p>Most insurance coverage is aimed at accidental losses. Policyholders are generally on their own when …

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