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New Release: Responsibilities of Insurance Agents and Brokers

In the July release of Matthew Bender’s Responsibilities of Insurance Agents and Brokers, the author, Bertram Harnett, added the case of Berry v. Indianapolis Life Ins. Co. , 600 F. Supp.2d 805 (N.D.Tex. 2009). Insurers face exposure from such conduct because they directly participated in it, or...

Southeast Asian Laws Toolbox

Welcome to LexisNexis South East Asian Laws Toolbox , the law toolbox that brings you LexisNexis content available for the nations of South East Asia, excluding the Peoples’ Republic of China. You will find below the legal content and analysis that we have for several countries in this burgeoning...

ANZ-Pacifica Law Toolbox

Welcome to LexisNexis ANZ-Pacifica Law Toolbox, the law toolbox that brings you LexisNexis content available for Oceania: Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island Nations. You will find below the legal content and analysis that we have for several countries in this vast and beautiful...

Brazil-Russia-India-China (BRIC) Laws Toolbox

B razil R ussia I ndia C hina Laws Toolbox Welcome to LexisNexis B.R.I.C.Laws toolbox that brings you LexisNexis content available for the new emerging economic bloc composed of the nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China (the People’s Republic of China.) The BRIC nations...

Western European Laws Toolbox

Western European Laws Toolbox Welcome to our Western European Laws Toolbox, our collection of laws and legal analysis for the nations of this important region. Please note that nations with an asterisk after their name are also members of the European Union and that you will want to visit our EU...

First Circuit sets forth clear indices when a regulatory takings claim is ripe

As noted in prior posts, there has been a long history by landowners seeking to use the Fifth Amendment to obtain compensation for so-called "regulatory takings" of their property. In Downing/Salt Pond Partners, L.P. v. Rhode Island , 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 10358 (First Circuit: 5/23/11), the...

Who’s Side Are You On Anyway? Understanding Massachusetts Real Estate Agency & Designations

Reviewing this blog, it occurred to me that I’ve never written about real estate agency and designations, which is one of the more confusing aspects of real estate law. I think all the new disclosures and regulations imposed by the Board of Real Estate, while well-intended, have made this area...

Florida Implementing New Insurance Agency Licensing Law

In 2014, the Florida Legislature enacted a law that makes significant changes to the way insurance agencies are licensed in Florida. The new law amends Florida’s insurance agency licensure law, and is intended to streamline the licensing process and better align the regulation of insurance agencies...

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The Trouble With Certificates

By Douglas M. Palais Even though issuing certificates is an important part of the service that you provide to your customers, from an E & O standpoint, they must be handled with extreme care. The following points are not comprehensive, but demonstrate a few of the specific risks and offer some...

2015 Post-Season Florida Insurance Report

Political Overview Republicans fared well in the election cycle that preceded the 2015 Florida Legislative Session. Despite a tight race, Republican Governor Rick Scott won re-election as did the other three GOP Cabinet members. Additionally, Republicans took six House seats from the Democrats...