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Insurer Required to Defend Insured

USA - July 28 2016 The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed in part and reversed in part the district court's decision regarding insurer's duty to defend

Congressional Research Service Social Security Primer

USA - February 15 2016 The Social Security program was established in the 1930s and has been modified by Congress many times over the years. Today, Social Security provides

ERISA Preemption in Case of Liberty Mutual Health Insurance Plan

USA - March 20 2016 The Supreme Court ruled that ERISA pre-empts Vermont's statute as applied to ERISA plans in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., decided on March

Skilled Nursing Facilities Increase Therapy Minutes while Federal Fraud Enforcement Plays Catchup

USA - January 27 2016 The Medicare and Medicaid programs were established to ensure the health and medical needs of our nation's Aging and disabled populations

Dismissal of Medline Industries False Claims Act Case Upheld

USA - January 18 2016 The Seventh Circuit upheld the dismissal of a suit filed in 2011 under the False Claims Act on January 4, 2016, finding the Relator was merely adding

Seventh Circuit Awards Accidental Death Benefits

USA - January 3 2017 On July 16, 2013, Jeremy Prather had torn his left Achilles tendon playing basketball and after consulting with an orthopedic surgeon he scheduled

District Court Upholds LINA’s Denial of LTD Benefits Due To Lack of Objective Findings of Mental, Cognitive, or Behavioral Impairment

USA - November 14 2016 District court upholds insurer’s denial of LTD benefits agreeing with the insurer’s file reviewer that there are no objective findings from a

Life Insurance Owner Should Usually Have an Insurable Interest in the Insured Life

USA - October 14 2016 The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision in Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada v. U.S. Bank National Association on

Insurer Required to Defend Insured

USA - July 28 2016 The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed in part and reversed in part the district court's decision regarding insurer's duty to defend

Limits to Bad Faith Discovery in Illinois?

USA - May 17 2016 Zagorski v. Allstate Insurance Company, 2016 IL App (5th) 140056 (May 16, 2016) St. Clair Co. (CATES) Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and vacated