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The Insurance Law Podcast Series examines timely and important legal issues affecting the insurance industry, from an attorney's point of view. Past topics have included regulatory compliance, sports law, negligent security and more. Subscribe to the Insurance Law Podcast series to receive an e-mail alert of our most recently posted Insurance Law Podcast.
 
   The Safe Sport Authorization Act and Protecting Young Victims
Posted: Thur., June 21, 2018
Attorney Alan S. Goldberger discusses Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act; who is impacted by the law, types of insurance coverages and potential impact on claims.
    How Social Media is Changing Insurance Claims Subrogation
Posted: Wed., May 30, 2018
Attorneys Jason Sullivan and Rebecca Wright from the Rathbone Group, LLC law firm discuss the effect that social media is having on subrogation matters and potential impact on claims.
    Hurricane Harvey's Impact on Insurance Claims
Posted: Wed., May 16, 2018
Attorney Laura Grabouski from the law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC examines the impact of Hurricane Harvey and how insurance claims in Texas were settled and litigated.

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The Insurance Law Digest, updated yearly by qualified law firms, presents insurance laws for each U.S. state and several Canadian provinces. This free resource puts general insurance principles in leading case decisions at your fingertips, plus offers convenient tables summarizing parts of six popular subjects.
 
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Legal Precedents Impacting the Insurance Industry within the Past Year:
 
 
Massachusetts courtesy of Lyne, Woodworth & Evarts LLP of Boston
Regarding Arbitration - An insurer's late invocation of arbitration of underinsured motorist claim did not amount to a waiver where insurer had not acted inconsistently with its right to arbitrate.  Chamberland v. Arbella Mutual, 91 Mass. App. Ct. 680, 78 N.E.3d 84 (2017).
South Dakota courtesy of May, Adam, Gerdes & Thompson LLP of Pierre
Punitive damages award of $4,335,000 was not violative of due process, but excessive and subject to remittitur to $2,660,000 under state law. Diesel Machinery, Inc. v. B.R. Lee Industries, Inc., 328 F. Supp. 2d 1029 (D.S.D. 2003).  But in a more recent case, a jury award of $2,750,000 was considered not excessive under South Dakota Law and Due Process Clause.  Dziadek v. Charter Oak Fire Ins. Co., 867 F.3d 1003 (8th Cir. 2017).
New Mexico courtesy of Butt Thornton & Baehr PC of Albuquerque
Insurers should note that the Court of Appeals upheld an award of more than $165,000,000 in compensatory damages for wrongful death finding there was sufficient evidence to support the jury’s verdict. Morga v. Fedex Ground Package System, Inc., __ P.3d __ (Ct. App. 2018).

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