E&O Weekly Prevention
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October 2, 2014
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It Payes to Be Abnormal-Is The Law Really Changing for Mental/Mental Claims in PA Workers' Comp?

By A. Judd Woytek, Esq. of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.


Key Points: 

  • "Abnormal working condition" requirement distinguishes a compensable psychic injury claim from a non-compensable claim when the claimant has only a subjective reaction to a normal working condition. 

Mobile Security Safeguards -The Risks and Rewards of a Secure Network

By Alan Heyman, CEO of SML Rgroup, Inc.


This document provides simple safeguards to protect your patient's data from the risk of being compromised. Take reasonable and appropriate security measures to mitigate

the losses from costly litigation and repetitional damage.


If You Tell The Truth, It Becomes A Part Of Your Past. If You Lie, It Becomes A Part Of Your Future

By Curtis M. Pearsall, CPCU, AIAF, CPIA , Executive Director of AOA Learning Center


In the world of Agents E&O, it would be tough to find a statement as accurate as this one. This quote, by an unidentified author, really does depict the reality when dealing with the issue of honesty. Every day, insurance agency staff, most notably producers and account managers, are "tested" on their levels of integrity and honesty. Hopefully, the staff "passes" those tests and performs with total honesty. 

Breach of Duty to Defend Precludes Challenge to Whether $29M Settlement Was Collusive

By Thomas K. Hanekamp, Esq. of Tressler LLP


An insurer who was determined to have wrongfully withdrawn a defense is estopped from raising coverage defenses, including challenging an underlying stipulated settlement as collusive, according to the Montana Supreme Court. Tidyman's Management Services, Inc. et al. v. Davis, et al., 2014 Mont. LEXIS 460 (Mont. August 1, 2014)


California Enacts Broad Sick Leave Law

By Philip R. Voluck, Esq. and Gabriel Neil Rubin, Esq. of Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP


This week, the State of California enacted sweeping legislation granting most employees guaranteed paid sick leave. California now joins Connecticut and several cities, including San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York City, Seattle, Portland, and Jersey City, which have similar laws.

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