Mind the gap when switching D&O, professional liability, and other claims-made insurance policies

By Christopher Graham, Esq. and Joseph Kelly, Esq. of Jones Lemon & Graham LLP   Switching insurers? You’re considering switching the insurer for your company’s D&O, pro

Medical Information Worth 10x More Than Credit Card Data On Black Market

  By Joseph J. Lazzarotti, Esq. of Jackson Lewis, P.C.   When many people think about identity theft and data breaches, they tend to think about credit card data and bank acc

Mobile Security Safeguards -The Risks and Rewards of a Secure Network

By Alan Heyman, CEO of SMLRgroup, Inc.   Mobile security is has become a very real threat to today workforce, this document provides simple safeguards to protect your client&rsq

Medical Professional Negligence – What’s In A Name? If You’re The Plaintiff, It Doesn’t Matter

 By Wendy R.S. O’Connor, Esq. of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.  Key Points: ·    

Misappropriation of Image Claims Not Covered Under Professional Liability Policy as They Related to Wrongful Acts Alleged Prior to Policy’s Inception

By Devin C. Maddox, Esq. of Tressler LLP   Claims against a psychic telephone hotline company for misappropriation of image and invasion of privacy were found to fall outside a professional lia

MF Global Wins One for Fidelity Insurance Policyholders

By Edward J. Stein, Esq. of Anderson Kill P. C.     In recent times, commercial crime victims have had to add the “direct loss” defense to the simple certainties of

Medicare Proposes to Cut Home Health Payments in 2014

    By Stephanie M. Barr, Esq. of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.   On June 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Proposed Rule C

Medical Professional Liability Same Court (Different Judges), Different Coverage Issues Re False Claims Act Qui Tam Claims

By Joe Monteleone, Esq. of Tressler LLP   We address these decisions in the same post primarily for the sake of convenience, and also for the fact that we do not often see coverage disputes arisi

Mitigating Risk In Hospital Mergers And Consolidations Through Careful Consideration of Workplace Laws

  By Jackson Lewis LLP                           The healthcare indust

Missouri Court of Appeals Finds All-Sums Language Does Not Limit Coverage to Damage During the Policy Period

By Duana J. Grage, Esq. of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP    The Doe Run Resources Corporation v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's London, __ S.W.3d__, (Mo. App. Apr. 16, 2013) On April 16,

May is Mental Health Month

By Deborah Dutton Lambert and Daina R. Dennis of Encompass Training Program   A RETROSPECTIVE OF WHERE WE WERE AND WHERE WE ARE NOW AND WHY THINGS COULD BE BETTER   When we look bac

Michigan Bars Employers from Demanding Private Social Media Information from Applicants, Employees

  By Marlo Johnson Roebuck, Esq. of Jackson Lewis LLP     A new Michigan law signed by Governor Rick Snyder prohibits employers and prospective employers from req

Managing Employee Absenteeism and 'Presenteeism' During Flu Season, A Recurring Challenge

By Frank Alvarez, Esq. &Joe Lynett, Esq. of Jackson Lewis LLP   According to Centers for Disease Control reports, this year’s flu season is off to a particularly strong start. F

Mandamus Complaint and Civil Rights Lawsuit Constitute “Related Claims”

By Elizabeth M. McGarry, Esq. of Tressler LLP   The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania dismissed a declaratory judgment action initiated by policyholders see

More than Meets the Eye – Claim Valuations and Settlements

  By Kim Piersol FCAS, MAAA of Huggins Actuarial Services, Inc.     Companies that self insure their workers’ compensation exposures, whether under a self insured retent

Meal and Rest Break Obligations Clarified by California Supreme Court

By Darin L. Wessel, Esq. On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court issued its long awaited opinion in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court.     Of prime importanc

Multiple Separate Claims of Embezzlement Constitute a Single “Related Claim”

By Kathryn Formeller, Esq. Multiple claims arising from a law firm employee’s embezzlement scheme constituted “related claims” subject to a single “each claim” li

Make Education of your staff & customers a key piece in your E&O loss prevention program in 2012

  By Curtis Pearsall     Virtually each and every day, there is no doubt that agency staff receive their share of inquiries on various insurance related matters. The inquiry could

Medicare Shared Savings Program

By Jayme R. Matchinski, Esq. Health Law Alert Section 3022 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) amended Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1395 et. seq., by addin

Mere Request that Employee Not Discuss Employer's Ongoing Investigation Violates Labor Law, NLRB Holds

By Philip B. Rosen, Esq., Richard Greenberg, Esq., Christopher M. Valentino, Esq., & Jeffrey W. Toppel, Esq. of Jackson Lewis LLP The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) ha

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