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2015 Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar
Lee Craig 6/8/2015

What follows is a blog post by me on June 25, 2009. I can't resist reposting it because the 2015 Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar is nine days away. The Program Chair this year is the below-mentioned Chris Martin. view more

Insurance for Lawyers
Steve Crislip 6/2/2015

We advise, defend, and prosecute insurance-related claims regularly. Lawyers sometimes do not pay close enough attention to their own coverages, however. You should have a basic system to review and check all your coverages on a regular basis. We were trained as lawyers, not business owners. view more

Vermont Supreme Court Reaffirms Strict Adherence to the Economic Loss Rule – And Takes It Even Further?
Walter E. Judge Jr. 4/21/2015

I have previously reported on the Vermont Supreme Court’s strict adherence to the Economic Loss Rule (ELR), and noted that some observers might find this surprising, since the Vermont Supreme Court is generally regarded as “liberal” and sympathetic to claimants/victims/plaintiffs. Yet the Court has repeatedly denied tort-based recovery to claimants, citing the ELR. The Court’s adoption and adherence to the ELR goes back as far as 1998. view more

Vermont Superior Court Finds Coverage for Alleged Sexual Assault on Student Overseas Under Endorsement to CGL Policy Issued To School with Study Abroad Program
Walter E. Judge Jr. 3/5/2015

The Sharon Academy v. Massachusetts Bay Insurance Company, et al., Vermont Superior Court, Docket No. 442-7-13 Wncv (Feb. 25, 2015). view more

Nursing Home Staff Falsification of Records
Alan R. Jampol 2/18/2015

A frequent legal issue faced by nursing facilities is whether it had sufficient staff on hand to care for patients, and whether staff provided care as required by law. As a result, careful record keeping of patient care is necessary, and required, to ensure not only that care given is recorded, but to protect the facility from claims of negligence. view more

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