Monitoring developments in civil litigation and liability insurance.
April 09, 2014Legislature acts on dog bite liability – Landlords happy. Dog owners? Not so much.
After several failed attempts in prior legislative sessions to take action against the Court of Appeals holding in the 2012 “pit bull” case of Tracey v. Solesky (for a closer look at the Solesky case, click here), the legislature finally succeeded in passing a new dog bite liability bill law (the governor is expected to sign it) for […]read more »
Monitoring the regulatory landscape in Maryland and Pennsylvania
March 10, 2014FIO Report Sets the Stage for an Active Year in Insurance Regulation
The December 12, 2013 Federal Insurance Office (FIO) report titled, "How to Modernize and Improve the System of Insurance Regulation in the United States,” with its proposed increased federal role in insurance regulation has been met with strong opposition from state regulators. Issues raised with direct federal involvement in regulation include greater engagement in supervisory colleges to monitor financial stability of insurers and reinsurance collateral requirements, among others.read more »
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