Securing a landmark appeals court victory that will likely save her client hundreds of millions of dollars and established an important standard for the insurance industry, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP partner Jane M. Byrne earned herself a place among Law360's 2013 Insurance MVPs.
A Texas appeals court on Wednesday revived a Holiday Inn franchise’s suit against Association Casualty Insurance Co. for allegedly underpaying a claim for flood damage, finding the franchise hadn't divested its breach of contract claim in a foreclosure.
While three Kemper Corp. life insurers have the odds in their favor in recent lawsuits against California, Florida, Illinois and Pennsylvania over whether carriers must proactively search a federal death database to pay out benefits, victories in those cases could wind up only escalating the movement toward making searches mandatory, attorneys say.
Affiliated FM Insurance Co. asked a New York federal judge Wednesday to dismiss a suit claiming it stiffed the owner of a Brooklyn complex $20 million in coverage for Superstorm Sandy coverage, arguing that the parties mutually agreed to a $10 million flood sublimit.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett asked a federal court Monday to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages that were legally performed in other states, saying the suit is barred by sovereign immunity and fails to state a claim.
The Council of the European Union on Wednesday released details of a compromise with the European Parliament that will allow reforms to Europe's insurance regulatory regime to go forward in 2016, introducing amendments that may be bad news for U.S. and Canadian reinsurers.
A OneBeacon Insurance Group unit can't challenge a court order demanding that it turn over documents in a coverage dispute with a landlord whose tenant's laundromat allegedly contaminated a neighboring property, a Washington state appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Pacific Chloride Inc. on Tuesday asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge to lift Exide Technologies Inc.'s automatic stay so it can seek reimbursement from insurers for some $7.6 million in fire-related damages at a plant it leased to the now-bankrupt battery maker.
A Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. agency sent junk faxes without the required opt-out notices to at least 40 people in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, according to a putative class action filed Tuesday in California federal court.
The Obama administration on Wednesday delayed online enrollment by one year for small businesses using the Affordable Care Act's federal marketplace, a casualty of prioritizing repairs to the website's functions for individuals.
Consumer reporting agency General Information Services Inc. sued a pair of Chubb Group insurers in Pennsylvania on Monday over their refusal to cover the settlement of a long-running class action accusing it of illegally divulging arrest record information to a potential employer.
In the last few months, California courts have issued several decisions concerning the scope of an insurer’s duty to defend its insured. These decisions address the circumstances under which a duty to defend exists, the commencement of the duty, the obligation to provide independent Cumis counsel and the insurer’s right to reimbursement of amounts paid, says Todd Tippett at Zelle Hoffmann Voebel & Mason LLP.
The flagship federal website HealthCare.gov has reportedly been subject to 16 potential website breaches. However, healthcare.gov is only one piece of the website and data network designed to facilitate health plan enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. And, as it turns out, the state-level exchanges may be of greater concern, say David Tolley and Timothy McCrystal of Ropes & Gray LLP.
Even if the European economic recovery remains constrained and corporate occupier demand remains subdued, the global real asset rotation and navigation of the commercial real estate debt gap should continue to propel real estate investment up the risk curve in 2014. The growing participation of larger institutional players also signals larger deals in core markets, says Eric Rosedale, co-chairman of Dentons real estate group in Europe.
Nearly 25,000 California doctors had their tax identification numbers — and in some cases Social Security numbers — posted online by Anthem Blue Cross in a mishap last month, the health insurer said Tuesday.
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association on Friday asked the Ninth Circuit to rule that life insurers bringing a securities suit against Countrywide Financial Corp. and its parent Bank of America Corp. over a mortgage-backed securities deal gone bad were too late.
A New Jersey man was sentenced on Tuesday to eight months of house arrest and more than half a million dollars in restitution for his role in a $19 million Medicare fraud scheme, in which he impersonated a physician, examining patients and issuing fraudulent bills for their care.
The fate of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate now rests with the U.S. Supreme Court, but access to birth control could end up a mere subplot if the justices hand down a sweeping decision recognizing corporate religious rights, something that could weaken federal laws and build on the landmark Citizens United decision, experts say.
A California appeals court on Tuesday carved out a narrow exception to a rule blocking the transfer of legal malpractice claims, finding that White Mountains Reinsurance Co. of America could pursue its lawsuit against Borton Petrini LLP.
Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP's Michael Bidart has been MGA Entertainment Inc.'s go-to attorney as MGA squares off with insurers on defense costs for an epic battle with Mattel Inc. over rights to the popular Bratz doll line, making Bidart one of Law360's Insurance MVPs for 2013.
The widow of a Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. employee filed a putative class action against the company Tuesday, accusing it of taking out a $6 million insurance policy against her husband without his knowledge or consent.
A Georgia federal judge on Monday tossed an insurance company’s claims against law firm Hartman Simons & Wood LLP seeking to recoup costs from a $10 million malpractice settlement, ruling the insurer had waived its rights by paying the settlement before filing the suit.
A Philadelphia real estate developer asked a Pennsylvania judge on Monday to reject Axis Insurance Co.’s claims that it has no obligation to provide coverage in a soured partnership dispute over several high-value properties in the city.
The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday revealed a final regulation requiring individuals who receive at least $600 in mortgage insurance premiums from any given mortgage over a calendar year to file a return on that money.
Travelers Indemnity Co. on Monday asked a federal judge not to toss its $47 million lawsuit claiming it overpaid Pfizer Inc. for the epilepsy drug Neurontin due to the drugmaker’s anti-competitive efforts and aggressive marketing of off-label uses, saying its claims are not time-barred.