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Carlton Fields
On October 26, 2017, President Donald Trump signed H.R. 2266, a disaster relief bill. Pursuant to section 308 of the bill, the Department of the Treasury will forgive $16 billion in debt owed by FEMA...
Dentons
As part of the process of renewing or replacing legal malpractice insurance, law firms are typically required to complete an application.
Barnes & Thornburg
The summer of 2017 saw a number of severe storms in the Midwest, with resulting insurance claims.
Carlton Fields
On July 21, 2016, we reported on a putative class action filed in a California U.S. district court by Shasta Linen Company against Applied Underwriters, Inc. and its affiliated entities, alleging that the "EquityComp" workers' compensation insurance program marketed and sold by Applied Underwriters violated California insurance law and regulations.
Reed Smith
A recent federal court decision in "a property loss insurance case" involving the unauthorized growing of marijuana could have a negative impact on the enforceability of insurance policies sold to legitimate marijuana-related businesses.
Butler Snow LLP
"Bad faith" – just the sound of it can bring fear to even the most experienced claim adjuster. And for good reason.
Farella Braun & Martel
Farella's Insurance Recovery Group lawyers regularly collaborate with and learn from different players and functions within the insurance industry.
Carlton Fields
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance has substantially revised its rules for captive insurance companies.
Carlton Fields
This past summer, the Texas legislature passed and the Governor signed a law that allows Texas insurers to negotiate reinsurance contracts with foreign reinsurers that do not require 100% collateral before the insurer can receive a "credit" for reinsurance on their financial statements.
McAngus Goudelock & Courie
Uninsured Motorist ("UM") litigation is not for the faint of heart. It can present both unusual and difficult questions in a number of situations.
Nexsen Pruet
The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently held that when an insurer settles with a pro se claimant and issues a settlement check, the insurer must pay all valid medical provider liens...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
NAIC recently adopted an Insurance Data Security Model Law that follows the risk assessment-based approach of the New York DFS Cybersecurity Regulation.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
From 2013 to 2015, California-based insurance producer Zenefits' meteoric rise took the insurance world by storm, with the company reaching a valuation of $4.5 billion within two short years.
Carlton Fields
Claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) present numerous issues for insurance companies and policyholders. Because TCPA claims lend themselves to class action suits, the potential exposure can be significant.
Carlton Fields
A husband and wife who paid $1.54 million in premiums to their captive insurance company and $720,000 in premiums to another insurer over two years, almost all of which ended up back in their bank accounts, have had their tax deductions for those payments disallowed in a lengthy opinion by the United States Tax Court.
Clyde & Co
Northern California's recent series of wildfires, which have claimed at least 43 lives and destroyed no fewer than 8,400 structures in the state's world-famous winegrowing region, are expected to generate thousands of personal and commercial lines claims for insurers.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Leigh Anne Flores worked for Pacific Bell. While driving a Pacific Bell van, she hit another car driven by Javier Medina.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Carmen Zubillaga sustained a back injury from a car accident. After settling with the other driver's insurer, Zubillaga made a claim for underinsured motorist benefits to her auto insurer ...
Mayer Brown
New title insurance regulations in New York restrict the marketing practices of title insurance agencies and affect the operation of affiliated businesses.
Reed Smith
Since July 2017, national, regional and local businesses operating in Illinois have been hit with a virtual storm of class actions under the Illinois Biometrics Privacy Act ("BIPA")...
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Carlton Fields
On October 24, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Executive (EX) Committee and Plenary granted final approval to Version 6 (with technical corrections of the Insurance...
Carlton Fields
Reversing in part dismissal of FDCPA claim because voicemail was "initial communication" requiring statutory disclosures.
Reed Smith
Since July 2017, national, regional and local businesses operating in Illinois have been hit with a virtual storm of class actions under the Illinois Biometrics Privacy Act ("BIPA")...
Sedgwick LLP
What exactly is a cyber risk, and in particular a risk that is covered by insurance, is a constantly evolving concept.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
While it's possible this couple was truthful, insurance claims frequently suffer from exaggerated injuries and malingering.
Thompson Coburn LLP
The number of cyber attacks and data breaches are increasing, and the costs to respond to such incidents are also increasing.
Mayer Brown
New title insurance regulations in New York restrict the marketing practices of title insurance agencies and affect the operation of affiliated businesses.
Carlton Fields
Debtors not required to give lender notice and opportunity to cure violations of consumer protection statutes; lender not entitled to bona fide error defense.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
NAIC recently adopted an Insurance Data Security Model Law that follows the risk assessment-based approach of the New York DFS Cybersecurity Regulation.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Republicans made a last ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the last week of September when they floated the latest iteration of proposed legislation under the Graham-Cassidy bill.
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