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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.
 
    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.
 
Posted: Thur., Apr. 26, 2017
Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies discusses attendant care in the US and Canada, associated costs and its impact on the insurance industry.
Posted: Thur., Mar. 29, 2017
Attorney Eric Mull from Drew Eckl & Farnham discusses recent changes to Georgia's Valued Policy law and their impact on the claims industry.

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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:
 
 
Nevada courtesy of Thorndal, Armstrong, Delk, Balkenbush & Eisinger, P.C. of Las Vegas
Effective July 1, 2018, the minimum coverage allowed for vehicles registered in the state of Nevada is increased to $25,000 per person, $50,000 per accident, and $20,000 property damage. (Up from $15,000/$30,000/$10,000). NRS § 485.185.
Virginia courtesy of Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC of Richmond
Although Virginia Code section 8.01-66.1 also applies to uninsured motorist insurance, an insurance company does not act in bad faith by refusing to pay an uninsured motorist claim before the insured obtains a judgment against the tortfeasor. Manu v. GEICO Cas. Co., 293 Va. 371, 798 S.E.2d 598, 607 (2017)..
Texas courtesy of Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P. of Dallas
Chapter 542A of the Texas Insurance Code contains a significant change to the prompt payment penalties that can be awarded in weather-related property claims against an insurer.

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