Author Archives: Seth L. Laver

Lamar Odom & HIPAA: A Kardashian Takeaway for Employers

This post first appeared on Goldberg Segalla’s Professional Liability Matters blog.  Reality television fans and others were saddened recently when news of a Kardashian family member’s overdose hit the news.  Lamar Odom, sometime beau of Khloe Kardashian, was hospitalized after the incident, and his privacy was reportedly violated when staffers at the medical center where he was treated took pictures of him.  The staffers were immediately fired due to this conduct. Lamar’s plight contains a teachable lesson for those employers who must comply with the…

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Football Insurance? You Bet

This post first appeared on Goldberg Segalla’s Professional Liability Matters blog.  Professional athletes are worth a lot of money. When they are on top of their game they are capable of raking in the dough for themselves and their organizations.  However, if they become injured or otherwise unable to perform a lot of money is at stake.  Therefore, it’s not unusual for athletes to obtain disability insurance policies, covering them in the event of a career ending injury.  In fact with respect to collegiate athletes,…

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Insurance Blunder Costs Newest Philadelphia Eagles’ QB $11.5 Million

Quarterback Matt Barkley was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 98th pick in the 2013 NFL draft.  He was the fourth quarterback selected and was the first selection in the fourth round.  History suggests that he will sign a four-year contract with the Eagles worth about $2.5 million.  Sure, that’s a lot of dough, but not nearly what Barkley would have earned had he foregone his senior season at USC and entered the NFL draft in 2012. As a projected top-10 pick…

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