appeal News

Federal Judge in Oklahoma Rules Against Health Insurance Subsidies

Some of the health-insurance subsidies being offered under the Affordable Care Act represent an “abuse of discretion” by the federal government, a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled on Sept. 30, marking another volley in a years-long legal fight that could …

Appeal Likely After $25M Medical Malpractice Award in Wisconsin

A Milwaukee, Wis., woman and her husband have been awarded more than $25 million in a medical malpractice case. The woman’s arms and legs were amputated in 2011 after a strep infection went undetected. A Milwaukee County jury determined Ascaris …

Ohio Workers’ Comp Agency Appeals Overcharge Ruling

The state is appealing a court ruling that says Ohio’s state insurance fund for injured workers set up an illegal rating system that resulted in employers being overcharged nearly $860 million over several years. The unanimous decision by the 8th …

Louisiana Citizens Insurance Appealing Order to Return Application Fees

Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. is appealing an order to return $16 million to homeowner customers who, for years, were charged a $65 application fee without their knowledge. Louisiana Citizens is the property insurer of last resort in Louisiana. Insurance …

Property/Casualty Insurance Professionals Nationwide Get New Revenue Stream and Client Retention Tool with ValueAppeal PRO® Property Tax Service

Seattle, WA, 07/10/12 – ValueAppeal, a pioneering online do-it-yourself property tax appeal service developed to help homeowners ensure that they are not overpaying their property taxes, today announced the launch of ValueAppeal PRO® (www.valueappealpro.com), a turn-key property tax appeal practice …

Federal Court Tosses Jury Award in Katrina Jail Lawsuit

A Louisiana federal appeals court on March 12 threw out a jury’s award of more than $650,000 to two Ohio tourists who were arrested in New Orleans on public drunkenness charges two days before Hurricane Katrina’s 2005 landfall and jailed …

Ex-North Dakota Workers’ Comp Director Files Federal Appeal

A former North Dakota workers’ compensation director has asked a federal judge to review his felony conviction for misspending state funds, claiming county prosecutors used false testimony to get it. In a petition filed in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, …

No Decision Made on Louisiana Citizens Judgment Appeal

Commissioner Jim Donelon says a decision won’t be made until next week on whether the state’s property insurer of last resort will pursue a U.S. Supreme Court appeal of a $93 million judgment against the company. Donelon said that his …

Chevron Appeals $18 Billion Judgment Ruling in Ecuador Lawsuit

Chevron Corp has filed an appeal with Ecuador’s National Court of Justice to review a judgment that the U.S. oil company pay $18 billion in damages for polluting the Amazon jungle.   Chevron was ordered by an Ecuadorian judge to …

U.S. Court Unfreezes $18 billion Ecuador Award against Chevron

A U.S. appeals court reversed an order freezing enforcement outside of Ecuador of an $18 billion damages award against Chevron Corp over pollution in the Amazonian rain forest. The order, issued by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in …