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|Court Confirms the Limited Duty of an Insurance Broker to Procure Only Coverage Requested by the Insured|
John R. Clifford, Edward P. Garson, Ian A. Stewart; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
November 11, 2013, previously published on November 8, 2013Recently, in San Diego Assemblers v. Work Comp for Less Insurance Services, Inc. (October 4, 2013, CA Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District), the court upheld the granting of summary judgment on behalf of a broker on the grounds that it breached no legal duty to its client. The court rejected...
|A Superstorm Sandy Retrospective: How the Actions of New York Regulators May Shape Responses to Future Natural Disasters|
Sandy M. McDermott, Carl J. Pernicone, Frederick J. Pomerantz, Stacey B. Rowland; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
November 5, 2013, previously published on November 1, 2013A year after Superstorm Sandy came ashore, the New York Department of Financial Services (Department) issued Circular Letter No 8 of 2013 to inform New York licensed property/casualty insurers of the regulatory standards they should expect to encounter the next time a federal or state disaster...
|Change in Illinois Code of Civil Procedure Results in Strict Payment Deadlines for Settling Defendants|
Loren S. Cohen; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
November 4, 2013, previously published on October 29, 2013On August 26, 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn approved a legislative measure designed to hold settling defendants’ feet to the fire in making timely settlement payments in those cases alleging personal injury, property damage, wrongful death or tortious conduct involving a claim for money...
|“Savings Clause” Still Threatens ERISA Plan Limitations|
Laura E. Fannon, Adrienne C. Publicover; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
November 4, 2013, previously published on October 30, 2013In Kentucky Association of Health Plans v. Miller, 538 U.S. 329 (2003), the United States Supreme Court restructured the ERISA preemption analysis and reaffirmed the holding in Unum Life Ins. Co. v. Ward, 526 U.S. 358 (1999), that California’s notice-prejudice rule was saved from preemption....
|Maryland Court of Appeals Upholds the Frye-Reed “General Acceptance” Test for Admissibility of Expert Testimony|
Peter W. Chin, Angela W. Russell; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
October 28, 2013, previously published on October 23, 2013The Maryland Court of Appeals issued an opinion on September 24, 2013, in Josephine Chesson, et al. v. Montgomery Mutual Insurance Co., No. 97, 2013 WL 5311126, -- A.3d --- (Md. Sept. 24, 2013) (Chesson III), finding that, under Maryland’s Frye-Reed standard, where there exists continued...
|As the “NY State of Health” Enters Its Third Week, a Look at the Role of Navigators|
Frank J. Fanshawe, Sandy M. McDermott; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
October 23, 2013, previously published on October 18, 2013New York’s Health Insurance Marketplace, officially called the NY State of Health, has entered its third week of operation, and as of October 8, 2013, had enrolled 40,000 New York residents in health insurance plans offered through the Marketplace. These enrollments have taken place online,...