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Titanic sinks! Insurance claims mount for passengers, cargo

Thu Apr 12th, 2012 on     Insurance Claims,    

When the Costa Concordia foundered in January, insurance industry insiders thought the cruise line’s Florida-based parent company would avoid insurance and legal liability. It seemed that, with their ticket purchase, passengers agreed to pursue legal actions through the Italian courts. The venue for insurance claim disputes has been a source of contention.

Florida capital opts for free speech over liability insurance rule

Sat Apr 7th, 2012 on     Insurance Claims,    

There are all sorts of laws that apply to parades, demonstrations and marches. Generally, if a group wants to use city streets, the city must first give them permission. Before they grant permission, though, city governments ask for certain reassurances from the organizers. Key among those is that the sponsoring organization has liability insurance to cover the event.

Insurer says its D&O insurers acted in bad faith in claim dispute

Wed Apr 4th, 2012 on     Uncategorized,    

A major insurance company, Washington Mutual Inc., filed a lawsuit in March accusing a dozen other insurers of improperly denying it coverage for claims under directors’ and officers’ liability policies issued in 2008 and 2009. Washington Mutual is asserting that it is entitled to $250 million in coverage, and that the other insurers breached their covenants of good faith and fair dealing in denying coverage.

Judge orders Medicaid to cover autism therapy for kids in need

Fri Mar 30th, 2012 on     Health Insurance,    

Commercial insurance providers cover a critical therapy program for children with autism. It’s called applied behavioral analysis and autistic children who go through the program usually experience dramatically positive effects on their condition, bolstering their language and cognitive abilities as well as improving their social interaction and behavioral skills. The program comes at a financial cost though, leaving impoverished families with little chance of sending a child with autism through ABA.

‘I’d like to thank the academy, my mom and my insurance carrier’ p3

Sat Mar 24th, 2012 on     Insurance Claims,    

We are finishing up our foray into the magic of movies and their multiple perils. According to movie and insurance industry professionals, few insurance companies provide all the different policies a production would need. It apparently takes a cast of thousands of risk managers to determine what kinds of coverage and what limits are appropriate for any given movie.

Armenian Genocide suit dismissed, life insurance claims denied

Mon Mar 12th, 2012 on     Insurance Claims,    

Florida has seen its share of disputes over Holocaust-era life insurance claims. The cases stemmed from sales of life insurance policies to individuals of certain ethnic groups — Jews, for the most part — who subsequently died at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators. When surviving family members contacted them, though, the insurance companies denied the claims.

Legislature may tweak Citizens assessments – part 3

Fri Mar 9th, 2012 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

We are finishing up our discussion of the Florida Legislature’s efforts to revamp Citizens Property Insurance Corp. It seems as if a week hasn’t gone by that the Legislature or a regulatory agency hasn’t put forward one proposal or another. It also seems as if the only thing anyone agrees on is that the state-run insurance company must change if it is to remain viable.

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