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Under LHWCA, Excusable Neglect Standard Applies to Late Filed Attorney Fee Petition

The Ninth Circuit has ruled that the excusable neglect standard applies to late filed attorney fee petitions under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), 33 U.S.C. §901, et seq. In Iopa v. Saltchuk-Young Brothers, No. 17-70415 (March 4, … Continue reading

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Georgia Court Allows Late Filing in Car Accident Case Because of Traffic Citation

Georgia personal injury cases generally have to abide by a two-year statute of limitations. This means that plaintiffs have two years after a car crash or other personal injury incident to file a lawsuit in court. However, there are exceptions … Continue reading

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Michigan Appellate Court Rejects Insurer’s Late Notice Defenses

Regular readers know that I frequently write about insurance coverage disputes in which insurers contend that coverage is precluded due to the policyholders’ alleged late provision of notice. All too often, the policyholders end up without coverage as a result … Continue reading

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The mobility revolution may be here – is it too late?

Bloomberg BusinessWeek – This is what peak car looks like [see also the movement called peak oil]: “The automobile — once both a badge of success and the most convenient conveyance between points A and B — is falling out … Continue reading

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Late Notice Precludes Coverage for False Claims Act Settlement

When most people think of liability insurance, they think about the insurer’s payment obligations. But policyholders have obligations under liability insurance policies, too. Among the most important policyholder obligation is the requirement to provide timely notice of claim. The failure … Continue reading

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