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K&L Gates
From 4 May 2017 it became possible for policyholders to recover damages from insurers who have not paid valid claims within a ‘reasonable period of time'.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The Michigan Uniform Trade Practices Act (UTPA) provides for 12% penalty interest on certain no-fault insurance claims that are not timely paid by the insurer.
Carlton Fields
When (if ever) are an insurer's attorney's fees and billing information discoverable in a coverage dispute?
Carlton Fields
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Cybersecurity (EX) Working Group (Cybersecurity WG) approved Version 6 (Finalized) of its Insurance Data Security Model Law (Model) on August 7 at the NAIC Summer 2017 National Meeting in Philadelphia.
BatesCarey LLP
Jason P. Minkin, Jonathan A. Cipriani, and Nicole M. Gallagher have published an article in The Maritime Advocate entitled "Tug's H&M Insurer Must Reimburse P&I Club's Defense Payment in Bridge Allision."
Carlton Fields
As the U.S. population ages, financial elder abuse litigation is proliferating. These claims no longer affect only nursing homes, heirs, or caregivers. Potential exposure has become a reality for any business that transacts with "elders," including banks, investment funds and advisors, and insurance companies.
Sedgwick LLP
Recently, Wells Fargo has been no stranger to scandals.
Carlton Fields
Significant changes to Georgia law governing captive insurance companies took effect on July 1, 2017.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In a strong decision for insurers, the Eighth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for the administrator, rejected plaintiff's conflict of interest argument...
Carlton Fields
MetLife acquired the rights to a fixed investment option contract with Midco, a trust established to administer a retirement plan for the employees of Midco International, Inc. Midco plan participants received interest each year pursuant to a "declared rate" which would be determined at MetLife's discretion "from time to time."
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
A federal judge in Michigan recently granted summary judgment to Travelers in American Tooling Center, Inc. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America, Case No. 16-12108...
Carlton Fields
In holding that class waivers violated the NLRA, the court aligned itself with the Seventh and Ninth Federal Circuits and disagreed with the Second, Fifth, and Eighth Circuits.
Farella Braun & Martel
Clients regularly ask their counsel to propose alternative fee arrangements and they are growing in popularity.
Carlton Fields
In this case, an Illinois appellate court held that Section 2-403 of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure, 735 ILCS 5/2-403, required the reinsurers and insurer of Developers Surety and Indemnity Co. a surety, ...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Michigan's Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion interpreting a statutory provision exempting insurance proceeds from the reach of creditors in certain situations.
Duff and Phelps
Welcome to the latest edition of the Insurance Solutions newsletter. This edition contains several articles we know you'll find useful and interesting including:
Carlton Fields
In a lawsuit filed by the Rehabilitator for a private mortgage insurance provider, the District Court found that the causes of action either failed to meet the Iqbal pleading standard, contained implausible allegations, or was barred by the protection of RESPA's "safe harbor" provision and its four year statute of limitations.
Carlton Fields
Claims-made policies often cover acts that occur before a policy period, so long as they result in a covered claim during the policy period.
BatesCarey LLP
Despite the fact that the majority rule continues to be favorable to insurers, there are still states that prohibit an insurer from settling claims against some, but not all, insureds.
BatesCarey LLP
Absolute pollution exclusions are intended to exclude coverage for virtually all pollution-related claims under commercial general liability insurance policies.
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Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In Orzechowski v. Boeing Company Non-Union Long-Term Disability Plan, 856 F.3d 686, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded the district court's judgment...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As the costs of providing health insurance continue to rise, employers have sought—with limited success—to find options to hold down costs.
Foley Hoag LLP
A recent survey from the credit score company FICO has some interesting numbers on the prevalence of cyber insurance in the US.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The emerging insurtech industry is growing at breakneck speed. While in 2011 insurtech startups received $140 million in funding from 28 total deals, investment increased more than tenfold in 2016, ...
Reed Smith
Pennsylvania's burgeoning medical-marijuana industry is and will be carefully regulated. When purchasing insurance, medical-marijuana dispensaries should pay careful attention to the Commonwealth's regulations...
BatesCarey LLP
Absolute pollution exclusions are intended to exclude coverage for virtually all pollution-related claims under commercial general liability insurance policies.
Miller Friel
Today's blog post is the second video in a three-part series addressing steps that policyholders should take to maximize insurance recovery for governmental investigations under D&O insurance policies.
Carlton Fields
The FBI continues to warn that losses are on the rise from business email compromise (BEC) or "social engineering" schemes, which the Bureau describes as:
Carlton Fields
A weekly summary of select real property, financial services, and title insurance cases and recent developments, presented by Carlton Fields' Real Property Litigation and Consumer Finance practice groups.
Carlton Fields
A weekly summary of select real property, financial services, and title insurance cases and recent developments, presented by Carlton Fields' Real Property Litigation and Consumer Finance practice groups.
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