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|OFCCP Agrees to 5-Year Enforcement Moratorium for TRICARE Providers|
Dara L. DeHaven; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
March 21, 2014, previously published on March 19, 2014In a letter to congressional leaders on March 11, 2014, Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will issue a directive establishing a five-year moratorium on enforcement of the affirmative action obligations required of all...
|Massachusetts Appeals Court Finds That Policyholder’s Misrepresentations Limit Coverage|
Alexander G. Henlin; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
March 20, 2014, previously published on March 18, 2014The Massachusetts Appeals Court has upheld a lower-court judgment severely limiting the amount of coverage available to a motor vehicle policyholder, writing that the policyholder’s failure to control who operated the car constituted a misrepresentation that invalidated coverage even in the...
|The Jury Knows Best|
March 19, 2014, previously published on Winter 2014Of late, juries in Nova Scotia have taken quite a beating. Over the past couple of years, courts have been more and more likely to strike jury notices on the basis that the issues are too complex for the average citizen. Despite the view that juries are simply not as equipped to handle complex...
|Section D Denied: The Tucker Cases|
Matthew N. Craig; Stewart McKelvey;
March 19, 2014, previously published on Winter 2014In September 2012, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador released two concurrent decisions related to a collision between a pedestrian on a crosswalk and an unknown vehicle. The first decision, Tucker v. Unknown Person, dismissed the plaintiff's application to add his own automobile...
|Massachusetts Legislature Considers Unemployment Insurance Reform and Minimum Wage Increase|
George K. Atanasov, Julie Cox, James Sasso; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
March 19, 2014, previously published on March 14, 2014Increasing the minimum wage and reforming the unemployment insurance (“UI”) system in Massachusetts are the two major employment issues facing the 2013¿2014 Legislature, which comes to a close on July 31, 2014. The Senate and House have separately passed legislation to address...
|The ABCs of Life Insurance and Divorce|
Capehart Scatchard P.A.;
March 19, 2014, previously published on March 7, 2014The effects of divorce upon the right to life insurance are often greatly misunderstood, and many individuals don’t realize the impact that divorce has upon this asset. As such, upon death, many policies are paid in a manner which is unintended.
|New Ruling Permits Lenders to Require Flood Insurance Coverage in Excess of Loan Amount|
Edward L. Kelly; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
March 19, 2014, previously published on March 14, 2014Recent events have been highlighted in the press, regarding the redrawing of federal flood hazard maps and proposed increases in premium rates for flood insurance for property owners within special flood hazard zones, which may have a significant impact on the cost of home ownership in Florida and...
|Florida Supreme Court Rules an Insured Can Use Payments from a Third Party to Satisfy a Self-insured|
Alan Fiedel, Kelly M. Peña; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
March 19, 2014, previously published on March 17, 2014On February 6, 2014, in Intervest Construction of Jax, Inc., et al. v. General Fidelity Insurance Company, the Florida Supreme Court held that an insured can use payments from a third party to satisfy a self-insured retention provision, and that - absent an explicit provision to the contrary - a...
|Enterprise Risk Reports Due Soon|
Lawrence R. Hamilton, Hilary Kang, Vikram Sidhu, James R. Woods, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 19, 2014, previously published on March 17, 2014This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for filing enterprise risk reports is fast approaching in states that require them. While the due date varies by state, it is generally tied to the due date for the annual holding company registration statement, which is April 30 in most states...
|Florida Insurance Legislative Committees Advance Various Bills--March 11, 2014|
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
March 18, 2014, previously published on March 11, 2014As part of the Florida House of Representatives' Insurance and Banking Subcommittee ("Subcommittee") agenda today, State Representative Albritton presented HB 785 relating to Workers' Compensation. The bill permits employers to retrospectively negotiate rated premium with insurers under...