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Reed Smith LLP on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act's Effect on the Insurance Industry

By Paul R. Walker-Bright, Partner, Reed Smith LLP In his commentary, “Reed Smith LLP on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act’s Affect on the Insurance Industry” Paul Walker-Bright states that on July 15, 2010 the United States Senate passed the “Dodd...

Federal Insurance Office and Future Federal Regulation of Insurance - the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

By Paul R. Walker-Bright, Partner, Reed Smith LLP In his commentary, “Reed Smith LLP on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act’s Affect on the Insurance Industry” Paul Walker-Bright states that on July 15, 2010 the United States Senate passed the “Dodd...

Building Bridges or a Bridge to Nowhere?: The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on Insurance

By Carrie E. Cope, Shareholder, Schuyler Roche & Crisham, P.C. At one point or another, the availability of insurance has a substantial, and sometimes dramatic, impact on our lives. At the consumer level, it can mean the affordability of life-saving surgery or the accessibility of a home...

Dodd-Frank's Impact - Federal Insurance Office and State Regulation: Bridges to Nowhere or Building a Bridge?

By Carrie E. Cope, Shareholder, Schuyler Roche & Crisham, P.C. At one point or another, the availability of insurance has a substantial, and sometimes dramatic, impact on our lives. At the consumer level, it can mean the affordability of life-saving surgery or the accessibility of a home mortgage...

Workers Comp 20/20: Will Congress Overhaul Workers Compensation?

Woodstock, VT (CompNewsNetwork) - The workers compensation system as we know it is an amalgam of state-run mini-systems, plus a small handful of federally run compensation programs. Federal interference in the state systems has been extremely limited, in part because hardly anyone in Washington has had...

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Fracking Blog: Federal vs. State Regulation

On September 10, 2012, members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Natural Resources wrote to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, requesting that the Bureau of Land Management's proposed regulations governing hydraulic fracturing on federal land be made stronger. The group...

What Will 2014 Bring For the Insurance Industry?

The tectonic plates of insurance regulation are shifting – with reverberations across the industry. The industry is also faced with significant commercial pressures, including a flood of third-party capital; persistent historically low investment returns, which are driving insurers to search for...