Stites & Harbison is well equipped to advise insurers and insureds on a complete range of coverage, regulatory and alleged "bad faith" issues. Our firm's attorneys include a former general counsel and director of market conduct and enforcement for a state insurance department.
Stites & Harbison is at the forefront of defending insurance companies in class actions by policyholders alleging unfair business practices. Recent experience includes defending a national insurer in a class action pending in Seattle, and defending another carrier in high-profile coverage and bad faith litigation arising from a deadly school shooting in Paducah, Ky.
We also have extensive experience in representing insurers in regulatory litigation. We assist clients in rehabilitation, liquidation and other wind-up of affairs, market conduct and financial examinations, rate and form filings, consumer complaints, mergers and bulk reinsurance transactions, holding company act filings, re-domestications, and numerous other regulatory matters. Representative clients include major insurers in all lines, individual agents and both local and national brokerage firms, premium finance companies, TPAs, health maintenance organizations, and dental service companies.
On March 30, 2020, Kentucky Senate Bill 150 became effective which addresses numerous issues arising from the COVID-19 state of emergency. Included in that new statute is a provision that for any health care provider who, in good faith, renders care or treatment of a COVID-19 patient during the state of emergency, those health care providers shall have a defense to civil liability for ordinary negligence for any personal injury resulting from that care or treatment or failure to provide or arrange further medical treatment.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Nature Conservancy recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC Chair, Robert M. Connolly, to its Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Chapter.
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, on March 30, 2020, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued nationwide blanket waivers of sanctions under the federal physician self-referral law (Stark Law) for “COVID-19 Purposes” (Blanket Waivers).
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced that six attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2020.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announces the addition of five attorneys to the firm. Three are based in the Louisville, Ky., office; one is based in the Lexington, Ky., office; and one is based in the Nashville, Tenn., office.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section has ranked Stites & Harbison, PLLC in 7th place in its Seventh Annual Regional Law Firm Recognition List for the South region for 2019. This year marks Stites & Harbison’s sixth consecutive time being named to the Top 10 list.
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Leadership Lexington has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Emily Larish Startsman as a member of the 2019-20 Leadership Lexington program.