Professional Liability Alert: MICRA’s Cap on Noneconomic Damages Does Not Apply to Joint Tortfeasor’s Pre-Trial Settlement to Offset Damages Award at Trial

As seen on Haight Brown & Bonesteel: In Rashidi v. Moser (No. S214430, filed 12/15/2014), the California Supreme Court held that in medical professional negligence cases, the noneconomic damages cap applies only to the amount of damages ... [Continue Reading]

PPACA And Tax Season Intersect, Create Complications

Health Care Reform Creates New Complexities During Tax Season Tax season is generally a time when many Americans feel confusion, but that sentiment will be compounded this year as the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) creates ... [Continue Reading]

House Passes TRIA Renewal; Senate Leader Vows Quick Action Also

As seen on Insurance Journal: The U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize a government backstop for insurers’ losses from acts of terrorism after lawmakers let the measure expire last month. The legislation, which will extend the ... [Continue Reading]

ERISA settlements top $1 billion

As seen on FARS News Agency Published: 1/7/2015 No other area of employment workplace law saw that kind of explosive growth last year. In fact, settlement numbers in other areas of workplace class-action claims were down, according to the 2015 ... [Continue Reading]

Hospitals Are Facing Cyber Threats

Preventing Cyber Attacks On Hospitals We are in an age where technology is everywhere, especially within the healthcare industry. The recent cyber attack on Community Health Systems has demonstrated our need to ensure that our hospitals and ... [Continue Reading]

D&O Insurance: Contract Exclusion Does Not Preclude Coverage for Intentional Misrepresentation Claim

As seen on The D&O Diary: By Kevin LaCroix on December 29, 2014 A recurring D&O insurance question is whether or not a policy’s contract exclusion precludes coverage for claims that the insured induced the claimant into entering a ... [Continue Reading]

2014 Was Landmark Year for Health Data Breaches

As seen on Health Data Management:  Greg Slabodkin DEC 26, 2014 When it comes to health data breaches, 2014 was a milestone year. Healthcare organizations accounted for about 42 percent of all major data breaches reported this year, ... [Continue Reading]

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