In a March 2017 decision, the MA Appeals Court rules motor vehicle property damage total loss payment does not include sales tax absent proof claimant replaced vehicle and paid sales tax.
Insurers using “retail book value” for valuing total losses under the Massachusetts Commissioner’s auto repair regulations ruled on by the Appeals Court.
December 16, 2016 – A forensic accounting firm supplying accounting-related services to insurance companies for claims was indicted by federal grand jury on December 14, for filing an income tax return failing to report as income $594,217.19 embezzled from an insurance company client.
December 6, 2016, A Superior Court decision decides in a Massachusetts insurer can refuse to continue an appeal if there is no reasonable prospect of success.
November 28, 2016 – A federal judge has issued a nationwide injunction prohibiting new overtime rules from taking effect on December 1.