State Approval of Health Insurance Rate Increases
Federally Approved "Effective" State Rate Review Programs
Health Insurance Premium Rate Review Grants
State Rate Filing Statutes and Information
Federal Health Law and the Supreme Court
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with limitations on penalties for states that choose not to expand their...
You have no obligation to follow your attorneys advice, even if it is good advice.
The client should seek an investment advisor to strategically invest the settlement proceeds.
In some cases where it is appropriate, the investment person can be a professional trustee.
Definition of 'Underinsured Motorist Coverage'
An auto insurance policy provision that extends coverage to include property and bodily damage caused by a motorist with insufficient insurance. Underinsured motorist coverage is designed to provide the injured party with compensation above what is alloted by the at-fault party's policy.
Collision insurance pays for damage to your car, not the other guy's, and it's optional. After all, you can sue someone you think is to blame for damages to your car. So why buy collision insurance, unless you have to (for instance, if you are financing a car)? For a number of reasons:
You may be the world's most careful driver, but it is still possible that you will cause an accident or be held responsible for one. In that case you can't collect for damage to your car from the other driver....
I would never advise someone to sign a blanket release authorizing a defendant access to my client's entire medical record. However, in order to settle your claim you will eventually need to submit your records for any treatment related to the injury and any previous injury you may have had to the same body parts. With cases I am handling I wait until I know my client is medically stable. I will then send a demand packet that includes, among other items of evidence, copies of the medical...
Nevada Supreme Court
Clarifies the Foreseeability
Element of Nevada’s Law
A recent case allowed the Nevada
Supreme Court to address a disconnect
between Nevada’s statutory limitation
on innkeeper liability, codified at NRS
§ 651.015, and the Nevada Supreme
Court decision rendered in Doud v. Las
Vegas Hilton Corp., 109 Nev. 1096
(1993). In Doud, the Nevada Supreme
Court addressed the four elements
a plaintiff must establish to succeed
on a negligence claim for...
Pain, suffering and loss of amenity
The amount of compensation for a personal injury will primarily depend on the severity of the injury. Serious injuries (such as broken bones, severed limbs, brain damage) that cause intense physical pain and suffering will tend to receive the highest injury settlements.
Aside from compensation for injuries, the injured person can also get compensated for how the injuries have affected his or her life. An example, a keen cricketer suffers a wrist injury...