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The Right to Stack UM Coverage Can Be Waived
Posted on 27 Aug 2012 by Barry Zalma

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant People who insure their cars in Pennsylvania have the right to stack coverages for uninsured motorist ("UM") or underinsured motorist ("UIM") coverages if they insure more than one vehicle... Read More

Obamacare Loses a Round in Pennsylvania - Individual Mandate Violates Commerce Clause
Posted on 14 Sep 2011 by Cheryl Keely

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Sept. 13 held that the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is an unconstitutional extension of authority granted to the federal government under the... Read More

LexisNexis® Legal News Podcast - Health Care Reform Takes a Hit - Court Rules Individual Mandate Violates Commerce Clause
Posted on 20 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

A Pennsylvania federal judge finds the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act violates the Constitution, Goudy-Bachman v. United States HHS, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102897 (M.D. Pa. Sept. 13, 2011) , and, a California federal... Read More

Ballard Spahr Legal Alert: Court Denies Pennsylvania Insurance Department’s Move to Liquidate Two Long-Term Care Insurers
Posted on 14 May 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Douglas Y. Christian, Damian L. DiNicola, and Benjamin M. Schmidt, Attorneys, Ballard Spahr LLP The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has rejected the efforts of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) to liquidate two long-term care insurance... Read More

Third Circuit Finds Additional Insured Coverage Based on Peculiar Risk Doctrine
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision Lafayette College v. Selective Insurance Company , 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 22721 (3d Cir. Nov. 10, 2011) , the United States Court of Appeals for the Third... Read More

Pennsylvania Court Holds Pollution Exclusion Applies to Pig Farm Odor Claim
Posted on 11 Apr 2012 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. Chubb Custom Insurance Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44756 (E.D. Pa. Mar. 30, 2012), the United States District... Read More

Second Circuit Holds No Duty to Defend Intellectual Property Claim
Posted on 26 Apr 2012 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision titled Feldman Law Group v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 7787 (2d Cir. Apr. 18, 2012) , the United States Court of Appeals for the Second... Read More

LexisNexis® Legal News Podcast - Health Care Reform Takes a Hit - Court Rules Individual Mandate Violates Commerce Clause
Posted on 20 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

A Pennsylvania federal judge finds the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act violates the Constitution, Goudy-Bachman v. United States HHS, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102897 (M.D. Pa. Sept. 13, 2011) , and, a California federal... Read More

The Right to Stack UM Coverage Can Be Waived
Posted on 27 Aug 2012 by Barry Zalma

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant People who insure their cars in Pennsylvania have the right to stack coverages for uninsured motorist ("UM") or underinsured motorist ("UIM") coverages if they insure more than one vehicle... Read More

Third Circuit Finds Additional Insured Coverage Based on Peculiar Risk Doctrine
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision Lafayette College v. Selective Insurance Company , 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 22721 (3d Cir. Nov. 10, 2011) , the United States Court of Appeals for the Third... Read More

Pennsylvania Court Holds Pollution Exclusion Applies to Pig Farm Odor Claim
Posted on 11 Apr 2012 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. Chubb Custom Insurance Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44756 (E.D. Pa. Mar. 30, 2012), the United States District... Read More