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Proven or experimental? Opinions on health treatments can differ.

It is certainly a commonplace to spot stories in the media where insurers' bad-faith conduct is alleged. The focus of wrongful behavior is often on claims of unresponsiveness to policyholders' lawful demands or issued checks that don't fully cover costs.

And it is often the case that a news article will spotlight outright claim denial in alleged instances where equity called for acknowledgment and issued payment.

Trending insurance claim strategies

There are some classic and all-too-common villain tropes in the movies: the Scrooge-type miser, the megalomaniac and the greedy, faceless corporation. Add insurance companies to that list. Movies show them as heartless organizations denied their customers in the name of extra profit. Whether it's a cartoon like The Incredibles or the John Grisham novel-turned-movie The Rainmaker, there's a public perception that insurance companies are adversarial.

Court rules: when a policy cap is not, well, a policy cap

The principals of national insurer OneBeacon Insurance thought they had it duly figured out and were sufficiently protected by language in an insurance policy that addressed the limits of their liability to an insured in any claim for losses and damages.

Unfortunately for them, they were wrong.

When it comes to your startup, don't neglect IP concerns

As a commentator in a recent business-related article notes, the principals of startup enterprises routinely devote -- and rightly so -- a substantial amount of time, energy and resources to the crafting of plans geared toward promoting success.

That's just a given, right? Any entrepreneur seeking to run a business operation that is both efficient and profitable will not fail to apply creative energies toward the fashioning of a sound plan that encompasses product/customer identification, optimal marketing strategies, financing options and a host of other key variables that drive success.

National insurer will need diligent legal advocacy in this matter

Although some people might view it as ironical, it really isn't surprising that insurance companies -- which safeguard the interests of others and stand ready to help mitigate risk when its downsides materialize -- also need help sometimes when they face adverse factors threatening their business and professional standing.

That is especially true in cases alleging less-than-honorable behavior engaged in by insurers that undermines rather than promotes the best interests of their policyholders.

A foul result for some buyers of new homes in Colorado

"Home sweet home" is likely not the mantra that first comes to mind for some Colorado home buyers.

And that is understandable, given that their new dwellings are emitting strong smells that spell far more than mere inconvenience and irritation.

Cranes pose a special concern, risk in the construction industry

It's not so much what they do in the air as it is the fact of getting there.

Although that above -- and, yes, purposefully poetic -- prelude to crane operation in the construction industry might seem a bit misplaced, industry principals are in staunch agreement that, when employed properly and safely, cranes are in fact poetry in motion on most job sites.

Colorado Supreme Court clarifies statute of repose rules

Developers and contractors know how frequently construction laws in Colorado can change. A recent court ruling illustrates just how quickly change can occur.

Last December, we wrote about how a ruling from the Colorado State Court of Appeals changed the statute of repose (SOR) laws. A recent ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court has amended the SOR laws just a few short months after that appellate ruling emerged.


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