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HTMLNew York WC Carriers and TPAs, Beware: A New Debt-Collection Game Is in Town
Paul J. Kilminster; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015
New York workers’ compensation insurance carriers and third-party administrators are learning the hard way that some New Jersey health care providers are taking “If at first you don’t succeed ¿ sue!” to a new level. Recently, a number of New York carriers and/or their...

 

HTMLNY Dept. of Financial Services Requests Detailed Cyber Security Reports From Insurers
John J. Jablonski, Sandra M. McDermott, Frederick J. Pomerantz; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015
Cyber security is clearly one of the highest priorities — if not the top concern — for regulators in 2015. Late last month, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) sent more than 160 licensed insurers a New York Insurance Law Section 308 Letter seeking a detailed report...

 

HTMLNew York Amends Controversial Provisions of Replacement Regulation
Sandra M. McDermott; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015
After almost two decades, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has approved amendments to New York Insurance Regulation 60, which will now permit insurance agents to immediately bind coverage where an existing life insurance policy or annuity contract is being replaced. The Third...

 

HTMLMeth Is Not “All Natural”: Failure To Conform Exclusion Bars Coverage for False Advertising Lawsuits
Michael P. Kandler, Michael F. Lettiero; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
In General Star Indemnity Co. v. Driven Sports, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7966 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 23, 2015), General Star Indemnity Co. (“Gen Star”) issued a commercial lines policy to Driven Sports, Inc. (“Driven”), a producer and seller of an energy supplement called Craze....

 

HTMLJudicial Call for More Guidance on Punitive Damages Awards
H. Lockwood Miller, Lisa M. Robinson; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2014
Earlier this year, in a bellwether trial in the Actos multidistrict litigation, a Louisiana federal court jury awarded $9 billion in punitive damages to plaintiffs who claimed that the use of the diabetes drug Actos caused bladder cancer. Not surprisingly, post-trial challenges followed. In...

 

HTMLKey NYCAL Asbestos Rulings Following $190 Million Verdict. What Does It Mean?
Paul S. Haberman, Andrew J. Scholz; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015
On February 5, 2015, New York County Supreme Court Justice Joan A. Madden issued a post-trial decision involving an asbestos consolidated trial that resulted in a $190 million plaintiffs’ verdict for five mesothelioma plaintiffs.

 

HTMLEmployer Liability for Privacy Breach?
Seth L. Laver, Seth L. Laver, Michael P. Luongo, Michael P. Luongo; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
Professionals are often entrusted with confidential information. Ethical rules as well as federal and state laws limit when such information may be accessed by professionals and under what circumstances it may be disseminated. Sure, professionals may be held accountable for errors that result in...

 

HTMLOSHA Tweets New Year’s Reporting Resolutions
Amanda S. Reynolds; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2015
As of January 1, 2015, OSHA is setting forth new reporting requirements for employers. According to a recent OSHA “Tweet”, employers will be required to report all work-related fatalities within eight hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24...

 

HTMLFocusing on Safety (and Potential Recognition) with OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program
Michael Rubin; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2015, previously published on January 19, 2015
If you are a small or medium-sized business and want to know how you are doing in terms of safety, one option is to simply ask OSHA by participating in its voluntary On-site Consultation Program. If you elect to participate in this program, a consultant will work with you to identify workplace...

 

HTMLAvoiding OSHA Citations: The Best Defense Is (Also) a Good Offense
Stefan A. Borovina; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
In the unfortunate circumstance when an employer receives an OSHA citation, it is comforting to know that numerous procedural and substantive legal defenses exist to limit liability. Of the substantive defenses, one of the most effective is known as the “unpreventable employee...

 


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