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The Insurance Law Podcast Series examines timely and important legal issues affecting the insurance industry, from an attorney's point of view. Past topics have included regulatory compliance, sports law, negligent security and more.
 
Transcripts of our 2015 podcasts are now available!  Please visit our Insurance Law Podcast home page to see our complete podcast series and view recent transcripts:  
  
 
 
Posted: Wed, 05 Aug 2015
Attorney Jeff Baron from the Baron Law Firm in East Northport, New York on Long Island discusses canine liability, negligence claims surrounding dog bites, and the overall impact on insurers.
Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2015
Attorney Nicole Tackett from the law firm of Vernis & Bowling's Charlotte, North Carolina office on the impact of social media on workers' compensation claims.

Posted: Wed, 10 Jun 2015
Attorney Travis Miller from the Radey Law Firm in Tallahassee, Florida discusses the "assignment of benefits" issue and impact in the Florida property insurance market.

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Law DigestThe Insurance Law Digest, updated yearly by qualified law firms, presents insurance laws for each U.S. state and several Canadian provinces. This free resource puts general insurance principles in leading case decisions at your fingertips, plus offers convenient tables summarizing parts of six popular subjects.

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Legal Precedents Impacting the Insurance Industry within the Past Year:
 
New Mexico courtesy of Butt, Thornton & Baehr, P.C. of Albuquerque
Foreseeability was eliminated as a factor in determining whether a duty is owed to a third party in a negligence action. The New Mexico Workers Compensation Act now applies to farm and ranch laborers, where previously those laborers had been excluded from the Act. Under the New Mexico Workers Compensation Act, an employer and its insurer are required to reimburse an injured worker for expenses from medical marijuana use that the worker used pursuant to the New Mexico Compassionate Use Act.
 
Mississippi courtesy of Wells Marble & Hurst, PLLC of Jackson
Definition of Adjuster updated with July 1, 2012 amendment to statute. Waiver of uninsured motorist coverage explained. Insurance carrier bears the burden of proving that any waiver of uninsured motorist coverage was made knowingly and intelligently. Effective July 1, 2014, Mississippi adopted § 2-316 of the U.C.C., which allows for the exclusion and modification of warranties, and repealed the former § 75-2-315. M.C.A. § 75-2-316.
 
California courtesy of Smith Smith & Feeley LLP of Irvine
Adjusters - Insured can sue insurance adjuster for negligent misrepresentation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Liability of Agent -Insurance broker owes no duty to client to investigate financial condition of insurer before placing client's insurance with insurer.
 
 
 
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Title Firm Location/Date/Firm Name
Barnwell Whaley Attorney Barbara Wagner named Special Counsel (Charleston, SC) August 27, 2015
Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, L.L.C.
Four Barnwell Whaley Attorneys Selected for the 2016 The Best Lawyers in America List -- M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. is 2016 Bet-the-Company Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" (Charleston, SC) August 17, 2015
Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, L.L.C.
13 Henderson Franklin Attorneys Named as Best Lawyers in America® for 2016 (Fort Myers, FL) August 17, 2015
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt
39 McNees Attorneys Selected by 2016 Best Lawyers in America - 7 named 2016 "Lawyers of the Year" (Harrisburg, PA) August 17, 2015
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson Recognized by Best Lawyers (Baton Rouge, LA) August 17, 2015
Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
Kraig Haverstick Joins McNees Wallace & Nurick (Harrisburg, PA) August 13, 2015
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
Andrea F. Composto, Esq., Becomes President of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) (Brooklyn, NY) Summer 2015
The Law Offices of Composto & Composto
Secrest Wardle Executive Partner Margaret A. Scott Has Been Interviewed for a Michigan Lawyers Weekly Article, "A Sidebar with...Margaret A. Scott" (Troy, MI) August 11, 2015
Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley, P.C.
Riker Danzig Welcomes Back Richard C. Kielbania as Counsel (Morristown, NJ) August 10, 2015
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
McNees Attorney, Alan R. Boynton, Jr., Named Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America (Harrisburg, PA) August 10, 2015
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

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