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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Insurer Seeks Rescission Due to Misrepresentation in an Application for Insurance – Court Rules that an Insurer is Required to not only Ask Questions but also to Investigate Answers

December 21, 2017

Background Virtually all property policies provide an insurer with the right to rescind coverage when there‚Äôs evidence that the insured intentionally concealed or misrepresented material facts in their application for insurance. For a misrepresentation to be deemed material, it must have been an untrue fact that would have, if the truth was known, caused the […]

Private Health Insurance Companies Can Seek Double Damages Remedy Under Medicare Secondary Payer Act

December 5, 2017

The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit found private health insurers could seek double damages in federal court under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. In re Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, 685 F.3d 353 (3d Cir. 2012) is believed to be the first appellate case to reach this holding. […]