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  • New Texas Legislation Provides Consumer Protections Concerning Freestanding ERs

    As the Texas Tribune reports, a couple of pieces of legislation recently passed into law in Austin will provide considerable protection for Texas health care consumers with regard to freestanding emergency rooms. Freestanding emergency rooms are facilities, often located in strip shopping malls, which are not attached to any hospital.

  • Types of Insurance Products that Can Protect Your Business

    There are many types of insurance needed to protect the company that has been built, but many individuals are unaware they are even needed. To ensure the business is safeguarded from various incidents, problems and complications, it is important to purchase insurance and similar items that could assist in preventing possible issues from arising.

  • Hacking and Duping: Legal Risks in Do-It-Yourself Crafting and Alterations

    Someone recently asked about the legal implications of altering something yourself, such as piece of furniture, of selling the altered furniture in person, of selling the altered furniture via the Internet, of making a copy of the furniture, of instructing others on how to perform these alterations. In the current vernacular, some people call these efforts, a hack or a “mod” (as in modifying) or a “dup” (as in duplication).

  • What Are First Party Benefits and How Do I Get Them after a Motor Vehicle Accident?

    So, you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident and been injured. Now what? What do you do about your medical bills? What about your lost wages? What about the damage to your vehicle? These are important questions that demand answers.

  • Preparing Yourself for an Examination Under Oath

    In Wisconsin, when you file a fire loss claim, water damage claim, or other property damage claim against your insurance company, your insurance policy most likely allows your insurer to take your examination under oath. What is an examination under oath, and why would you have to attend one if you were filing an insurance claim?

  • Insurance Settlements and Service Providers

    Some people are provided additional amounts of compensation after an insurance company gives out a settlement. When this is larger than the repairs from a service provider or company, it is important to know what occurs next.

  • When Is the Filed Rate Doctrine a Defense to an Antitrust Lawsuit?

    The doctrine of federal antitrust law includes several immunities and exemptions—entire areas that are off limits to certain antitrust actions. This can be confusing, especially because these “exceptions” arise, grow, and shrink over time, at the seeming whim of federal courts.

  • Pursuing a Bad Faith Insurance Claim

    When an insurance company has denied coverage, is unwilling to provide a settlement and similar matters, an insurance company may be involved in bad faith claims. This means the carrier is attempting to get out of providing entitled monetary compensation for a policy that has coverage of the damage caused by the incident.

  • Intersection between Arson and Insurance Fraud

    Arson usually involves at least one other crime when committed such as insurance fraud. This happens when the person that sets the fire also has an insurance policy on the building and causes the immolation for the settlement the carrier would provide.

  • When Insurance May Not Cover Issues in Real Estate

    When someone purchases a property, it is advised to also buy associated insurance for a myriad of protections. A policy could protect from fires, floods, theft and similar concerns. However, it is crucial to understand what types of safety are not provided in these types of coverage as well.

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