Unemployment Compensation, 2017 St. John's University School of Law
Unemployment Compensation, Gerald C. Tobin
The Catholic Lawyer
No abstract provided.
New Threats To Vehicle Safety: How Cybersecurity Policy Will Shape The Future Of Autonomous Vehicles, 2017 University of Michigan Law School
New Threats To Vehicle Safety: How Cybersecurity Policy Will Shape The Future Of Autonomous Vehicles, Caleb Kennedy
Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review
This note assesses the threat that hacking and related cybersecurity issues will pose to autonomous vehicles. Given the sweeping safety benefits autonomous vehicles will potentially bring to society, protecting against hacking and cyber-threats must be one of the top priorities for industry and public safety officials if autonomous vehicles are to gain widespread acceptance in the market. It proposes a framework for how these concerns should be addressed and how we can mitigate the risks. It addresses both proactive and reactive measures that can be taken by manufacturers, how to incentivize these measures, and the role cyber-insurance can play in ...
Dinner For Two: Employer Mandate, Meet Erisa; How Dave & Buster’S Response To The Affordable Care Act’S Employer Mandate May Open The Door For Employees To Seek Erisa Relief, 2017 Pepperdine University
Dinner For Two: Employer Mandate, Meet Erisa; How Dave & Buster’S Response To The Affordable Care Act’S Employer Mandate May Open The Door For Employees To Seek Erisa Relief, Kendall Victoria Dacey
Pepperdine Law Review
When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in late March, 2010, Dave & Buster’s (D&B) had a choice: it could either comply and offer its full-time employees the minimum health insurance coverage required by the new “employer mandate” or it could ignore the new requirements and incur a penalty. Dissatisfied with either option, D&B made the drastic decision to circumvent the ACA entirely, and reduced its full-time staff below the ACA’s employee threshold so as to avoid triggering any penalty or having to pay increased health care costs. However, by dodging the employer mandate, D&B ...
Carpooling Liability?: Applying Tort Law Principles To The Joint Emergence Of Self-Driving Automobiles And Transportation Network Companies, 2017 Fordham University School of Law
Carpooling Liability?: Applying Tort Law Principles To The Joint Emergence Of Self-Driving Automobiles And Transportation Network Companies, Jacob D. Walpert
Fordham Law Review
Self-driving automobiles have emerged as the future of vehicular travel, but this innovation is not developing in isolation. Simultaneously, the popularity of transportation network companies functioning as ride-hailing and ride-sharing services have altered traditional conceptions of personal transportation. Technology companies, conventional automakers, and start-up businesses each play significant roles in fundamentally transforming transportation methods. These transformations raise numerous liability questions. Specifically, the emergence of self-driving vehicles and transportation network companies create uncertainty for the application of tort law’s negligence standard. This Note addresses technological innovations in vehicular transportation and their accompanying legislative and regulatory developments. Then, this Note discusses ...
Joinder, Conspiracy, And Racketeering: Charging Issues Arising In The Prosecution Of Staged-Accident Insurance Schemes, 2017 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law
Joinder, Conspiracy, And Racketeering: Charging Issues Arising In The Prosecution Of Staged-Accident Insurance Schemes, Michael C. Kovac
Nevada Law Journal
No abstract provided.
Mutually Assured Protection Among Large U.S. Law Firms, 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School
Mutually Assured Protection Among Large U.S. Law Firms, Tom Baker, Rick Swedloff
Top law firms are notoriously competitive, fighting for prime clients and matters. But some of the most elite firms are also deeply cooperative, willingly sharing key details about their finances and strategy with their rivals. More surprisingly, they pay handsomely to do so. Nearly half of the AmLaw 100 and 200 belong to mutual insurance organizations that require member firms to provide capital; partner time; and important information about their governance, balance sheets, risk management, strategic plans, and malpractice liability. To answer why these firms do so when there are commercial insurers willing to provide coverage with fewer burdens, we ...
The Cost Of High Prices: Embedding An Ethic Of Expense Into The Standard Of Care, 2017 University of Tennessee College of Law
The Cost Of High Prices: Embedding An Ethic Of Expense Into The Standard Of Care, Isaac D. Buck
Boston College Law Review
In the midst of rapid and radical change of America’s health care system, the country’s crown jewel public health insurance program, Medicare, faces an intensifying cost crisis due to a past of uncontrolled prices and a future of booming enrollment. A cost challenge garnering particular media attention is pharmaceutical drug pricing for Medicare Part B. Historically, congressional action has hamstrung Medicare’s ability to limit costs, and as a result, the program is increasingly forced to pass on drug costs—through copays and coinsurance—to its elderly beneficiaries. Public outrage has followed recent stories of pharmaceutical companies seeking ...
Opinion: The Mental Health Parity And Addiction Equity Act: What Parity Means For New Hampshire, 2017 University of New Hampshire School of Law
Opinion: The Mental Health Parity And Addiction Equity Act: What Parity Means For New Hampshire, Lucy C. Hodder
[Excerpt] "New Hampshire lawyers can help clients and colleagues with mental health or substance use disorders by advising individuals how to overcome barriers to insurance coverage for treatment, and encouraging them to pursue state and federally mandated internal, external and expedited appeal opportunities when denied coverage."
Newsroom: Undocumented Licenses, Safer Roads 01-05-2017, 2017 Roger Williams University
Newsroom: Undocumented Licenses, Safer Roads 01-05-2017, Roger Williams University School Of Law
Life of the Law School (1993- )
No abstract provided.
Hurricanes, Fraud, And Insurance: The Supreme Court Weighs In On, But Does Not Wade Into, The Concurrent Causation Conundrum In State Farm Fire And Casualty Company V. Rigsby, Chris French
In the December 6, 2016 Supreme Court decision, State Farm v. Rigsby, a homeowner’s house was damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The homeowner had homeowners insurance with State Farm and a flood insurance policy that was administered by State Farm on behalf of the federal government. The claims adjusters assigned by State Farm to handle the homeowner’s claim allegedly were instructed by State Farm to misclassify wind damage as flood damage in order to shift State Farm’s own liability for the loss to the federal government. The claims handlers filed a lawsuit against State Farm under the False ...
Challenging Nonbank Sifi Designations: Ge, Metlife, And The Need For Reform, 2017 Brooklyn Law School
Challenging Nonbank Sifi Designations: Ge, Metlife, And The Need For Reform, Drita Dokic
Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act created, among other things, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), an entity within the U.S. Department of the Treasury tasked with assessing and mitigating financial risk. Financial institutions with over $50 billion in assets are automatically deemed “systemically important.” However, under the Dodd-Frank Act, FSOC has the authority to designate non-bank companies engaged in financial activity as systemically important as well. Once designated as a systemically important financial institution (SIFI), these companies are subject to enhanced regulation and supervision by the Federal Reserve. Because the costs associated with such enhanced ...
Compulsory Corporate Cyber-Liability Insurance: Outsourcing Data Privacy Regulation To Prevent And Mitigate Data Breaches, 2017 University of Minnesota Law School
Compulsory Corporate Cyber-Liability Insurance: Outsourcing Data Privacy Regulation To Prevent And Mitigate Data Breaches, Minhquang N. Trang
Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology
No abstract provided.
From The Technical To The Personal: Teaching And Learning Health Insurance Regulation And Reform, 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School
From The Technical To The Personal: Teaching And Learning Health Insurance Regulation And Reform, Allison K. Hoffman, Whitney A. Brown, Lindsay Cutler
In the Fall of 2016, I taught Health Law and Policy for the fourth consecutive semester. Over time, one thing has become increasingly clear: the aspect of this course that I work with most closely as a scholar—the regulation of health care financing and insurance, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)—is also the material that I find the most challenging to teach. Every time I reflect on teaching this material, and hear from students about how they learn this material, the thing that stands out is how critical it is that my students understand the ...
Murder For Life Insurance Money: Protecting The Children, 2017 Campbell University School of Law
Murder For Life Insurance Money: Protecting The Children, Johnny C. Chriscoe
Children are being murdered for life insurance proceeds.
Of course, if a beneficiary murders a child for the recovery of life insurance money and if he is apprehended, he will surely face numerous legal consequences. He will not recover the insurance money, he will be prosecuted and likely sentenced to life imprisonment or execution, he may be sued for the wrongful death of the child and he may be prosecuted for insurance fraud. However, all of these legal responses are triggered by the death of the child and, therefore, do not serve to protect the child from being murdered in ...
In Defense Of The Restatement Of Liability Insurance Law, 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School
In Defense Of The Restatement Of Liability Insurance Law, Tom Baker, Kyle D. Logue
For most non-contractual legal claims for damages that are brought against individuals or firms, there is some form of liability insurance coverage. The Restatement of the Law Liability Insurance is the American Law Institute’s first effort to “restate” the common law governing such liability insurance policies, and we are the reporters. In a recent essay funded by the insurance industry, Yale Law Professor George Priest launched a strident critique of the Restatement project, arguing that the rules adopted in the Restatement:
(a) are radically contrary to existing case law,
(b) have a naïve “pro-policyholder” bias that ignores basic economic ...
Insurance Law, 2017 Wilson Elser, LLP
Insurance Law, J. Price Collins, Blake H. Crawford, John C. Scott
SMU Annual Texas Survey
No abstract provided.
The American Health Care Act Would Toss The States A Hot Potato, 2017 Indiana University Maurer School of Law
The American Health Care Act Would Toss The States A Hot Potato, David Gamage, Darien Shanske
Articles by Maurer Faculty
This essay explains how the American Health Care Act (AHCA) – the House Republicans’ proposed replacement for Obamacare – would toss a hot potato to state governments. Were the AHCA to be enacted into law, state governments would need to act promptly if they are to save individual insurance markets within their states. This essay explains measures that state governments might take to respond to this threat.
Changing The Tax Code To Create Consumer-Driven Health Insurance Competition, 2017 Duke Law School
Changing The Tax Code To Create Consumer-Driven Health Insurance Competition, Regina Herzlinger, Barak D. Richman
Because current tax laws exclude employer-paid health insurance premiums from employees’ taxable wages and income, employer-sponsored insurance remains the primary source of health insurance for most employed Americans. Economists have long blamed the employer-based insurance tax exclusion for inflating health care costs, and, more recently, for constraining income growth and exacerbating income inequality.
We execute a simulation to test the effect of permitting employees to receive their employers’ premium contribution directly and then purchase health insurance themselves, using tax-free funds. Employees could deduct for income tax purposes the amount used for insurance and, if they spend less than the amount ...
N.C. Medicaid Reform: A Bipartisan Path Forward, 2017 Duke Law School
N.C. Medicaid Reform: A Bipartisan Path Forward, Barak D. Richman, Allison Rice
The North Carolina Medicaid program currently constitutes 32% of the state budget and provides insurance coverage to 18% of the state’s population. At the same time, 13% of North Carolinians remain uninsured, and even among the insured, significant health disparities persist across income, geography, education, and race.
The Duke University Bass Connections Medicaid Reform project gathered to consider how North Carolina could use its limited Medicaid dollars more effectively to reduce the incidence of poor health, improve access to healthcare, and reduce budgetary pressures on the state’s taxpayers.
This report is submitted to North Carolina’s policymakers and ...
2015-2016 Legislative Summary, 2017 Golden Gate University School of Law
2015-2016 Legislative Summary, Assembly Committee On Insurance
No abstract provided.