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Please join Saul Ewing LLP and ARIAS U.S. for a half-day educational workshop and networking opportunity. For event inquiries, please contact info@arias-us.org . Panel Discussions Primer on Mass Tort Bankruptcies and Insolvencies The Current Lay of the Land, Including Scottish Re, Arrowood...

This month’s Friday Five covers cases relating to an alleged conflict of interest leading to discovery, two courts’ opposite treatments of subjective pain complaints, a decision that claims of fraud and misrepresentation were not preempted by ERISA and a court’s deference to an insurer’s...

Stephanie Denker, Partner at Saul Ewing LLP, will be speaking at a webinar entitled " Legal Update: A Discussion of Significant Insurance and Reinsurance Cases from 2022 and 2023" on February 27, 2024. The ARIAS•U.S. Law Committee will host this webinar which is focused on significant insurance and...

This month’s Friday Five explores decisions regarding the transfer of an ERISA action that was filed in a state where an insurer did not maintain sufficient minimum contacts, an award of attorneys’ fees, costs, and prejudgment interest, deference to an insurer’s interpretation of a plan’s provisions...

This month’s Friday Five covers cases relating to the enforceability of contractual statute of limitations provisions described as a “labyrinth,” ERISA claims when the carrier allegedly misrepresents benefits, federal courts retaining ERISA jurisdiction following a related state court case, a court...

This month’s Friday Five explores a decision ordering an IME prior to a ruling on summary judgment motions, the extent claims reporting records can be sealed, the scope of ERISA preemption in the context of removal, and two decisions awarding summary judgment for the defendant despite the plaintiffs...

This month’s Friday Five covers cases relating to petitions for attorneys’ fees, unpersuasive self-reported evidence of disability, and a dilatory attempt to augment the administrative record. The Saul Ewing Employee Benefits/ERISA Litigation Team Western District of Wisconsin Slashes “Eye-Popping”...

Jim Gkonos will be speaking at the 2023 Insurance Forum on November 2, 2023. Location: In Person Only, Offices of Locke Lord LLP 111 S. Wacker Drive, 41st Floor, Chicago, IL, 60606 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM Speakers Include: Welcome and Introduction Kenneth M. Weine – Chief Audit Officer, American...

This month’s Friday Five explores recent decisions that range from the effect on disability benefits when medical records are not provided after two appeals, to a case that examines how an award of death benefits is determined, to a finding that an insurer’s decision to terminate benefits was not...

This month’s Friday Five explores decisions regarding the timeliness of appeals, the support necessary to sustain an LTD termination decision, a court’s discretion to credit and discredit expert opinions, the circumstances under which an insured may be required to prove they were prejudiced by the...

This month’s Friday Five addresses two cases involving disability claims that touch on Covid-19, a Circuit Court ruling for an insurer, a district court ruling that a 20-year-old regulatory settlement precluded an insurer from relying on the opinions of physicians it hired, and a claim for breach of...

Understanding the Basics of Insurance Law 2023 Insurance plays a major role in our economy and our society, from protecting individuals from life's uncertainties to enabling large projects that would not be possible without financial institutions spreading risk. This course will explore the basics...

This month’s Friday Five covers cases relating to what constitutes a fiduciary function, a finding of disability despite working full-time, an enforcement of suit limitation clause, the circumstances under which reinstatement is an appropriate remedy, and ERISA preemption. The Saul Ewing LLP...

Contingent Liability Insurance Demystified Partner Brian Michalek will speak on a panel during the 2023 Transaction Solutions Symposium. More information to come.

In a recent decision by the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the court interpreted Illinois law and clarified the rights and obligations of owners, their insurers and public adjusters in the situation in which the public adjuster is identified as a co-payee on a check paying insurance proceeds...

This month’s Friday Five covers cases relating to a plaintiff’s attempts to seal a complaint seeking disability benefits, an administrator’s uncommunicated decision to discontinue its investigation into certain medical conditions, an administrator’s loss of the deferential standard of review for...

This month’s Friday Five explores two recent decisions that discuss limitations on benefits when both physical disability and disability arising from mental illness are alleged, whether remand of a claim by the court constitutes a new appeal or a continuation of the previous appeal, whether an order...

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