Agreement Between US Government and Auto Makers on Issues Affecting Insurance Industry

Last week, automakers and the US government reached an agreement on ways to improve safety, including warding off cyber-attacks in the ever-increasing number of Internet-connected vehicles and supporting the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles.   This collaborative approach by regulators and industry leaders highlights the overlap between automobile liability, cyber security, and autonomous vehicles.

Daniel Hayes Publishes Book on MSAs: Medicare Issues in Liability and Workers’ Compensation Settlements

Medicare Issues in Liability and Workers’ Compensation Settlements by Daniel W. Hayes, J.D., M.S.C.C., was written to guide practitioners through their analysis of how to best consider Medicare’s interests when resolving claims involving medical exposure. The book is presented from the perspective of an insurance defense attorney with over 18 years in practice, who is…


Department of Education Sides with Transgender Student’s Allegations of Sex-Based Discrimination

On November 2, 2015, the Department of Education (the “DoE”) issued a potentially landmark decision regarding the rights of transgender students.  This decision was issued following months of investigation into allegations that Palatine High School District 211 (the “District”) discriminated against a transgender female (“Student”) on the basis of her sex.  The DoE determined that…