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|New York WC Carriers and TPAs, Beware: A New Debt-Collection Game Is in Town|
Paul J. Kilminster; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015New 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...
|NY Dept. of Financial Services Requests Detailed Cyber Security Reports From Insurers|
John J. Jablonski, Sandra M. McDermott, Frederick J. Pomerantz; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015Cyber 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...
|New York Amends Controversial Provisions of Replacement Regulation|
Sandra M. McDermott; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015After 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...
|Key NYCAL Asbestos Rulings Following $190 Million Verdict. What Does It Mean?|
Paul S. Haberman, Andrew J. Scholz; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015On 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.
|Employer Liability for Privacy Breach?|
Seth L. Laver, Seth L. Laver, Michael P. Luongo, Michael P. Luongo; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 24, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015Professionals 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...
|Judicial Call for More Guidance on Punitive Damages Awards|
H. Lockwood Miller, Lisa M. Robinson; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 24, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2014Earlier 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...
|Meth Is Not “All Natural”: Failure To Conform Exclusion Bars Coverage for False Advertising Lawsuits|
Michael P. Kandler, Michael F. Lettiero; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015In 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....
|OSHA Tweets New Year’s Reporting Resolutions|
Amanda S. Reynolds; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 17, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2015As 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...
|Credibility of Injured Employee Key Consideration in Vacating Citation|
Michael Rubin; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 17, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015A recent decision from the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission shows the importance credibility of witnesses can play in any contested action. In this recent matter, the Administrative Law Judge (the court) vacated a citation against a telecommunications and electrical utilities...
|Focusing on Safety (and Potential Recognition) with OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program|
Michael Rubin; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 17, 2015, previously published on January 19, 2015If 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...