Over the years, we have practiced law before a number of state departments and agencies, including the Department of Commerce and Insurance, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Department of Health, Department of Banking and Financial Institutions, Department of Corrections, Department of Human Services, and the Civil Service Commission, just to name a few.
We have extensive experience litigating, among other things, premium rating appeals matters involving insurance carriers both through the administrative process and the regular courts. More often than not, these cases involve workers’ compensation or other insurance policies. SeeContinental Casualty Co. v. Theraco, 437 S.W.3d 841 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2014), Hartford v. Penney, 2010 WL 2432058 (Tenn. Ct. App. June 17, 2010), and American Zurich Ins. Co. v. MVT Services, Inc., 2012 WL 3064650 (Tenn. Ct. App. July 27, 2012).
As statewide counsel for Travelers, our firm handles the majority of these matters throughout Tennessee. The recent Theraco decision was particularly notable, as it is one of only two decisions addressing such matters in the entire country. As a result, the Tennessee Court of Appeals chose to officially publish this case, which is increasingly rare these days.
Of course, legal representation in administrative law is not limited to merely litigating disputes before various boards and departments. There are also opportunities to help shape administrative rules to make them more workable in the real world and to provide important input to administrative and other policymakers.
If you have an administrative matter that needs to be addressed, large or small, you should contact us.