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Healthcare Litigation
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2016

Recently, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law “surprise medical bill legislation,” seeking to curb out-of-network medical bills. This law

Refusal to Pay Claims to Gain Negotiating Leverage Is Abuse of Discretion Under ERISA, Court Says
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2016

A federal district court found that Cigna Healthcare abused its discretion, and thus was liable under section 502(a)(1)(B) of ERISA, when its primary

Mitigating Risks for Cross-Selling Incentive Compensation at Financial Institutions
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2016

Incentive-based compensation at financial institutions have come under increasing scrutiny and regulation, and the scrutiny will only increase due to

California Targets Surprise Medical Bills, Follows on the Heels of New York and Florida
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2016

Governor Brown approved a new law last Friday that limits patient exposure to so-called surprise medical bills. AB 72 caps the cost-sharing

Employers Who Self Administer Life Insurance Plans Had Better Do So Correctly
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2016

Many employers self-administer welfare benefit plans such as life insurance or disability insurance plans. This self administration requires the

California Court Finds That Discretionary Clauses in Health Insurance Policies Are Enforceable
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • September 12 2016

In 2011, the California legislature passed Insurance Code Section 10110.6 which bans the use of discretionary clauses in any policy, contract

Long Term Disability Payments: Standard for Abuse of Discretion
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2016

Insurance for long term disability - payments to an insured who is prevented from earning his or her income due to long term disability - is a

New ACA Marketplace Notices to Employers Require Action
  • Vedder Price PC
  • USA
  • September 7 2016

Many employers are receiving Health Insurance Marketplace notices stating: an employee has been determined to be eligible for premium tax credits or

Ninth Circuit Holds Financial Conflict Required Skepticism and Reverses Summary Judgment for Insurer
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2016

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an order granting summary judgment to an insurer, finding the insurer abused its discretion in denying

New FinCEN Rules: Customer Due Diligence to Prevent "Criminals, Kleptocrats, and Others" from Hiding Ill-gotten Proceeds
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2016

As part of the Obama Administration’s continuing efforts to curb money laundering and other international corruption, on July 11, 2016 the final