In the News Today - September 5, 2018

September 05, 2018

Florida Insurance Officer Warns of Assignment of Benefits Scams: Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier warned the state’s homeowners to “understand exactly what they are signing” when presented with documents that would turn their right to receive insurance benefits and sue their insurer over to home improvement contractors. Altmaier said assignment of benefits “abuse has contributed to rising insurance rates and in some cases, unscrupulous contractors have left homeowners with unfinished repairs, liens against their homes and uncovered repair expenses.” (Insurance Journal)

Is Data Privacy the “Next Australian Securities Litigation Frontier?”: Lawyers from Australian law firm HWL Ebsworth examine the likelihood of data privacy issues becoming the next trend in the country’s “very fertile securities class action and litigation funding environment.” (D&O Diary)