A Pennsylvania federal judge refused Tuesday to certify an interlocutory appeal to the Third Circuit to challenge his decision denying a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that sought to declare unconstitutional the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
The recent decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in Charter Oak Fire Insurance Co. v. American Capital Ltd. demonstrates that insurers cannot hide behind the attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine to shield claim files from discovery, say attorneys at Hunton & Williams LLP.
A Florida state senator filed a bill Tuesday aimed at alleviating rate hikes on policies backed by the National Flood Insurance Program by allowing private insurers to offer flood insurance polices to homeowners in the state.
Bat droppings, restaurant aromas, pig farm stink and cow manure may not fall on your list of classic pollutants, but whether the pollution exclusion applies to them is another story. Wrangling between policyholders and insurers over the proper place for the contentious exclusion has produced a series of unexpected rulings in recent years.
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. on Tuesday reportedly disclosed a $135 million settlement with American Airlines Inc. and its insurers in Cantor’s suit seeking recovery of losses from the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
A meeting between Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and nearly 20 state insurance regulators on Thursday focused on insurance developments on the international scene and prompted an agreement to coordinate work more closely.
Small-business owners in some Washington and Wisconsin counties will still be eligible for a health insurance tax credit even though their counties don’t offer employee health plans in their Affordable Care Act exchanges, says guidance issued Tuesday by the Internal Revenue Service.
A Pennsylvania state judge ruled Monday that three insurers did not have to pay death benefits to the family of a former Philadelphia Flyers hockey player who died while attending summer training camp in 1999, concluding that they had waited too long before lodging their claim.
The Obama administration has recruited a recently retired Microsoft Corp. executive to oversee the overhaul of the Affordable Care Act's troubled enrollment website, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday.
A recent Eleventh Circuit holding in Zodiac Group v. Axis Surplus Insurance Co. affirms that when a policy treats all wrongful actions “related by common circumstances, transactions, events and/or decisions” as “one wrongful act,” then even successive suits involving different insureds under the policy can be viewed as arising from the same wrongful act, says Richard Reiter of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP.
It generally still seems somewhat of a challenge for women — especially women of color — to have cultivated high-level contacts at businesses with authority to engage outside counsel, says Denise Hanna, chairwoman of Locke Lord LLP's diversity committee.
A group of New York Catholic high schools and health care providers don’t have to provide their employees with insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act because the law violates their religious freedom, a New York federal judge said Friday.
Time Warner remains at the center of merger chatter as details emerge about deal plans mapped out by suitors Comcast and Charter Communications, while a $35 billion tie-up between two of the world's biggest ad agencies is poised to win European antitrust approval.
The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday excused Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. units from defending the maker of Four Loko against four suits blaming the caffeinated alcoholic beverage for injury and death, affirming that a liquor liability exclusion applied.
The IRS will let same-sex married couples change their pre-tax elections to comply with the Supreme Court’s striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Treasury Department announced Monday.
The Fourth Circuit affirmed the granting of summary judgment for ACE American Insurance Co. in a $26 million insurance battle, holding Monday that the plaintiff violated its policies by not obtaining consent before settling an underlying dispute over damage caused during a hotel construction.
A House panel reported Monday that the Affordable Care Act’s so-called navigators — people with federal government grants to assist with public outreach and health coverage signups — were not prepared to handle the Healthcare.gov website’s troubles or adequately trained in handling consumer queries.
An Illinois appeals court on Friday upheld Cincinnati Insurance Co.'s win in a coverage fight with Windmill Nursing Pavilion Ltd. over a $7 million settlement of a junk fax class-action settlement, finding the insurer gave proper notice of an Telephone Consumer Protection Act exclusion.
A group of senators on Monday wrote the Treasury Department and Department of Labor asking that volunteer first responders not count toward the Affordable Care Act’s coverage mandate for businesses with more than 50 employees.
A federal judge on Thursday tossed most of United Refining Co.’s lawsuit seeking coverage from a group of insurers for $20.5 million in lost business stemming from a crude oil pipeline rupture and ruled the remaining claims must be decided in arbitration.
An international insurance watchdog on Monday unveiled a proposal for developing basic capital rules for large insurance groups whose failure could undermine financial stability, asking for input on the proposed framework by February.
Despite years of litigation over its meaning, the third-party insurance pollution exclusion continues to generate debate. Decisions issued in 2013 demonstrate that there will be ongoing disputes whether a product is a pollutant, whether a pollutant has been discharged and whether the exclusion’s application is applied beyond traditional contamination, say Michael Hamilton and Michael Savett of Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton LLC.
Sony Corp. of America has agreed to drop an insurance claim for losses from the massive cyberattack on its PlayStation Network under a $25 million excess policy with Great American Insurance Co. of New York, according to a court document filed Monday in New York.
A recent decision in Aleynikov v. The Goldman Sachs Group demonstrates the liberality with which courts may interpret advancement provisions in corporate bylaws governed by Delaware law. The decision also illustrates the pitfalls companies face when they fail to define precisely who is an officer for purposes of entitlement to advancement or indemnification, say Angelo Savino and Kristie Abel of Cozen O'Connor.
Bids from top private equity players for leading talent agency IMG Worldwide have so far disappointed seller Forstmann Little, while an Australian REIT is expected to turn up the heat in a high-profile $4 billion bid war over the Commonwealth Property Office Fund.