Allocation of Damages/Motions to Intervene

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently decided Uvino v. Harleysville Worcester Ins. Co., No. 13-4004, 2015 WL 925940 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 4, 2015). In the underlying lawsuit, the homeowner plaintiffs brought construction defect claims against a contractor who acted as “Construction Manager” during the development of their home. The contractor…

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Special Relationships and the Dentist

Indiana Restorative Dentistry, P.C. v The Laven Insurance Agency, Inc. and ProAssurance Indemnity Co., Inc., __ N.E.3d __, 2015 WL 1087199 (Ind. March 12, 2015) Plaintiff filed a claim against Defendant for a breach of tort duty arising out of a special relationship with Laven Insurance Agency (hereinafter “Laven”).  Plaintiff also alleged a breach of…

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The Defense Rests…in Peace

Spurlock v. Beacon Lloyds Insurance Company, __ S.W.3d __, 2015 WL 581682 (Tex. App. January 29, 2015) Plaintiff filed numerous claims against Defendants arising out of a homeowner’s insurance policy.  The Defendants included Beacon Lloyds Insurance Company (hereinafter “Defendant-Insurer”) and Grantham-Adkins Insurance Agency (hereinafter “Defendant-Agency”).  J.O. Spurlock was the only named insured under the policy…

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Daniel Hayes & Tracey Jones Present at NAMSAP Regional Meeting

Daniel Hayes and Tracey Jones presented at the NAMSAP Regional Meeting held in Orlando on January 29, 2015.  Their panel discussion, “Protecting the Client,” covered best practices from both the plaintiff and defense perspectives for tackling Medicare Secondary Payer issues in liability and workers’ compensation claims. For information on Daniel and Tracey’s Medicare Set Aside…

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