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Insurance Companies Beware of Bad Faith Denials of Claims in the State of Washington

This is an important, recent decision from the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, its highest court, involving a personal injury situation arising from a homeowner’s claim. The name

  • July 31, 2017

Lessons from Hurricane Ike: Texas Revives Statutory Bad Faith

In the recent decision of USAA Texas Lloyds v. Menchaca, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that homeowners and other insureds can rely on Texas law to seek damages against insurance

  • July 24, 2017

Late Notice is Not Always Late!

A case was just decided in January of this year by the highest court in the state of Maryland, which is known as the Maryland Court of Appeals. What the

  • July 12, 2017

Insurance Company Reservation of Rights Letters—Better be Specific!

A recent case decided by the Supreme Court of South Carolina, Harleysville Group Insurance v. Heritage Communities Inc., exemplifies an important lesson for lawyers on both sides of the insurance

  • June 26, 2017

Is Prudential Not Paying Your Long-Term Disability Claim?

Prudential Life is an insurance company that sells a large number of group Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance policies—and has only been selling group LTD insurance policies for a long time. 

  • June 5, 2017

Natural Nuisances: Mother Nature Isn’t Liable, You Are!

Our firm recently obtained a pair of related victories: We first won the trial, then won the appeal. In this case, a neighboring shopping center’s negligent maintenance of their property’s

  • May 23, 2017

Discretionary Authority and the Arbitrary and Capricious Standard Under ERISA

I’ve previously blogged about the standard of review issue when courts decide whether ERISA-governed long-term disability benefits have been correctly denied or terminated by an insurance company. 

  • May 15, 2017

Do You Have Claims-Made Professional Liability Coverage? Know Your Reporting Requirements

Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) is generally sold as claims-made coverage—a unique type of time-limited coverage primarily for professionals. Typical examples of PLI coverage include:  •Legal malpractice for attorneys; •Medical malpractice

  • May 1, 2017
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