Insights

Bad Faith Blog | Bamford v. Regent and the Duty to Settle: When Does An Insurer's Failure to Reassess Case Value Constitute Bad Faith?
June 20, 2017 | For any party to a litigation, failing to reassess case value and strategy following adverse developments can be costly. Those ramifications can be even more significant for an insurer navigating settlement of a claim against its insured. In this Blog we examine the 8th Circuit's decision in Bamford v. Regent and discuss the importance of reevaluating the case and settlement value throughout the course of a dispute.

Coverage Blog | The Interpretation of The Phrase “Arising Out Of” in a Policy Exclusion Remains as Unsettled as Ever.
June 16, 2017 | The phrase “arising out of” is standard contract language found in many different types of policies. Several recent federal court cases reveal that the interpretation of the phrase “arising out of” remains far from settled.

Coverage Blog | First Circuit Finds Release and Assignment in Settlement Agreement Did Not Result in Insured’s “Legal Obligation to Pay” the Settlement
May 9, 2017 | Disputes frequently arise between liability insurers and policyholders over settlements that include an assignment of rights to the underlying plaintiff. The form of these settlements can vary greatly depending upon the jurisdiction and the facts of a case.

Regulatory Watchlist - Q1 2017
March 30, 2017 | Vocke Law Group’s Regulatory Watchlist and Blog features insights on the latest legislative and regulatory developments in the financial services industry.

Spending Smartly: How Boutique Law Firms Optimize Results with Best-in-Class Service Providers
March 7, 2017 | this blog explores why and how boutique law firms can strategically partner with best-in-class service providers to provide high quality service and results, but with a smarter approach to spending on litigation.

Regulatory Watchlist - 02/15/2017
February 15, 2017 | Vocke Law Group’s Regulatory Watchlist and Blog features insights on the latest legislative and regulatory developments in the financial services industry.

UPDATE - Regulatory Watchlist - Impact of U.S. Elections: Changes to Dodd-Frank Act and Implications for State-Based Insurance Regulations
February 14, 2017 | This blog entry is an interim update to Vocke Law Group’s Regulatory Watchlist and Blog.

UPDATE - Regulatory Watchlist - Impact of U.S. Elections: Reduction in U.S. Corporate Tax Rate and Implications for Corporate Structure
February 10, 2017 | This blog entry is an interim update to Vocke Law Group’s Regulatory Watchlist and Blog.

UPDATE - Regulatory Watchlist – Impacts of Brexit: Implications for U.K.-based (Re)insurers, including Lloyd's Market
February 10, 2017 | This blog entry is an interim update to Vocke Law Group’s Regulatory Watchlist and Blog.

Bad Faith Blog | Responding to Florida Time-Limited Demand Letters: Where Reasonableness Should Rule
January 31, 2017 | This is the second in a series of state specific primers addressing bad faith issues in selected jurisdictions. This blog focuses on time-limited demand letters in Florida and how to deal with them.

VLG’s Regulatory Watchlist
January 31, 2017 | Vocke Law Group’s Regulatory Watchlist and Blog features insights on the latest legislative and regulatory developments in the financial services industry.

Bad Faith Blog | What is a Florida CRN Notice, and What Does it Do?
January 24, 2017 | This blog is the first in a series of state specific primers addressing various bad faith issues in selected jurisdictions. We begin with Florida, which most insurers recognize as a difficult jurisdiction, as a trap can easily be set for the unwary as early as the filing of a Civil Remedy Notice of Insurer Violation, the condition precedent to filing a bad faith action in Florida.

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