Your home is insured. Your car is insured. Your life may be insured. Your dog is insured? Recent insurance industry headlines discuss insurance companies and the growing trend of policies insuring man’s best friend with coverage for pets injured or killed in a crash or other covered loss. One company providing pet coverage to its…

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Recently in the State of Florida, the Third District Court of Appeals overruled a trial court’s orders compelling the depositions of the CEO and former corporate secretary of an insurance company that was being sued by its insured for claims arising from windstorm damage after a hurricane in August 2004. General Star Indemnity Company v.…

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued the first Civil Money Penalty (“CMP”) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). The Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) is responsible for investigation and enforcement of HIPAA complaints and recently fined Cignet Health to the tune of $4.3 million for failing…

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