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Title Firm Location/Date/Firm Name
Secrest Wardle Executive Partner John G. Mitchell Serves As Panelist for Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Recorded Seminar, "Medicare Liens In Personal Injury Suits" (Troy, MI) May 19, 2015
Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley, P.C.
Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Selected as 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Norfolk, VA) May 15, 2015
Vandeventer Black LLP
12 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Selected as 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers (Norfolk, VA) May 6, 2015
Vandeventer Black LLP
2015 SC Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Listing Includes 35 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Lawyers (Charleston, SC) May 4, 2015
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
Secrest Wardle Supports American Red Cross, East Central Bay Chapter, 18th Annual Everyday Heroes Event (Troy, MI) May 4, 2015
Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley, P.C.
Secrest Wardle Attorneys Attend Gleaners 22nd Annual Women's Power Breakfast (Troy, MI) May 1, 2015
Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley, P.C.
M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. Listed as Number One Attorney in South Carolina -  
Six Additional Barnwell Whaley Attorneys Chosen for 2015 South Carolina Super Lawyers List
(Charleston, SC) April 29, 2015
Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, L.L.C.
Fort Myers Attorney Carlos Kelly Appointed to Ninth Term on Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee (Fort Myers, FL) April 29, 2015
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt
McKay Firm Attorney Featured In Prominent Legal Newsletter
Attorney Charles Kinney Profiled in DRI's New Member Spotlight
(Columbia, SC) April 29, 2015
McKay, Cauthen, Settana & Stubley, P.A.
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Special Report: U.S. P/C Industry Expected to Produce 2nd Consecutive Underwriting Profit
The U.S. property/casualty industry is expected to post a second consecutive year of underwriting profitability in 2014, despite increased catastrophe losses and reduced benefit from favorable development of prior years' loss reserves
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We are pleased to feature Daniel W. Raab, P.A. in this issue's Member Spotlight. Daniel, an attorney in South Florida for more than 20 years, provides legal services for various commercial enterprises and has a wide range of knowledge in the areas of admiralty and transportation. He recently participated in an A.M. Best insurance law podcast and discussed a case on limitation liability on motor carriers and the impact on legal counsel and insurance companies. Read More...
 
 
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Browse recent articles by our listees on what's hot in workers' comp, updates on insurance, construction defect and commercial auto law, potential issues related to manual door closers and other topics. Read More...
 
It's the Law - Legal Precedents Impacting the Insurance Industry
In Utah, employee status is no longer limited to categories explicitly listed under the Governmental Immunity Act. Recent cases in Arizona define "direct primary care provider plan," address the definition of "managing general agent" and add licensing requirements for navigators and certified application counselors. In Idaho, failure to use a seat belt is admissible as evidence under certain circumstances. Read More...

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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.
 
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Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2015
Attorney Mark Vanneste from the law firm of Secrest Wardle in Michigan, discusses the state's PIP and no-fault law pertaining to automobile accidents.

Posted: Thu, 26 Feb 2015
Attorney Ted Schaer from the law firm of Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, P.C., discusses cyber liability and implementing a proper action plan when a data breach has been identified.

Posted: Tue, 17 Feb 2015
Attorneys Eric Harrison and Caitlin Lundquist from the law firm of Methfessel & Werbel in Edison, New Jersey, discuss the exhaustion defense and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Posted: Thu, 05 Feb 2015
Attorney Charlie Lemley, from the law firm of Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C., discusses factors insurers should consider in deciding whether to offer independent counsel when defending an insured under a reservation of rights.

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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:
 
Utah courtesy of Plant, Christensen & Kanell, P.C. of Salt Lake City
Employee status is no longer limited to categories explicitly listed under Governmental Immunity Act. More agents of governmental agencies may be entitled to governmental immunity. Mallory v. BYU, 2014 UT 27. Injuries can be apportioned to all pre-existing conditions, but the defendant bears burden of proof. Harris v. Shopko Stores, 2013 UT 34, 308 P.3d 449..
 
Arizona courtesy of Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. of Phoenix, AZ
Accident and Health Insurance -- A.R.S. §§20-123, 44-1799.91 et seq. Defines "direct primary care provider plan" and clarifies it is not insurance; Adjusters -- A.R.S. §20-321 - Changes the definition and licensing requirement of adjusters; Agents and Brokers -- A.R.S. §§20-311, 20-336 et seq. - Changes the definition of managing general agent and adds licensing requirements for navigators and certified application counselors; Delivery -- A.R.S. §20-239 - Permits electronic delivery of notices and documents required in transaction or evidencing coverage; Privileged Communications -- A.R.S. §§20-3301, -3302 - Creates privilege for insurance self-evaluative audit documents.
 
Idaho courtesy of Elam & Burke, P.A. of Boise, ID
Failure to use a seat belt is admissible as evidence if the defendant can show by clear and convincing evidence that the claimant's failure to wear a safety restraint was a contributing cause of the particular injury or damage sustained by the claimant. I.C. § 6–1608.
 
 
 

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