Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP Receives Placement on NCTA Board of Directors

Teague Campbell is honored to receive placement on the North Carolina Trucking Association’s (NCTA) Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 term.  Bill Bulfer, Partner in the firm’s Asheville office, will fulfill that commitment.  The NCTA Board of Directors seeks to contribute to the organization’s mission, vision and values, and offers expertise to ensure the health…

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Temporary Substitute for Covered Auto

A federal court in West Virginia has reviewed what constitutes a substitute auto in the context of a commercial auto policy. The owner of JRH Trucking, Ltd., James Herrington, contacted a mechanic to service one of the company’s coal trucks.  The mechanic drove a flatbed truck to JRH’s facility, but was unable to complete the…

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Medicare Alert: MSAs & Liability Settlements

According to a release issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) late Thursday, June 9, 2016, CMS is again considering expanding its voluntary Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements (MSA) review process to include liability insurance settlements.  Per the official release, “CMS plans to work closely with the stakeholder community to identify how best to…

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Bad Faith – The Heat Is On

A federal court in North Carolina recently ruled that homeowner-defendants in a declaratory judgment action sufficiently pled a counterclaim for bad faith against their insurer. The homeowners filed a claim with their insurer after their residence suffered water damage while they were out of the country.  The insurer denied the claim after it determined that…

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