Legal Updates

Apr. 9 2018

North Carolina Litigation Update: No Bad Faith in Litigating UIM Claim

Elliott v. American States Insurance Company

The Fourth Circuit has ruled that UIM carriers are not obligated to make settlement offers or settle claims with their insureds before a judgment is entered against the at-fault party. Furthermore, a UIM insurer who decides to not make a settlement offer before the judgment is entered does not commit a per se violation of North Carolina’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Statute. (more…)

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Jun. 28 2017

SC Workers’ Compensation Update

Commission Adopts Policies Regarding Payment of Compensation

On May 9th, 2017, Governor Henry McMaster signed House Bill H.3441 which amends Title 42 by adding § 42-9-450. This new statute allows payment of compensation to be made by check or electronic payment systems, but requires the payments to be made “in accordance with the policies, procedures, or regulations as provided by the commission”. S.C. Code Ann. § 42-9-450. (more…)

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