Siding with Indalex Inc. in a closely watched coverage battle, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held last week that liability policies can provide coverage when defective products damage other property or cause injuries, likely emboldening policyholders to challenge refusals of defense coverage for faulty workmanship claims.
The U.S. Supreme Court will have no shortage of issues to address concerning the rights of religious for-profit corporations in Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. v. Sebelius and Conestoga Wood Specialties Inc. v. Sebelius. Their answers will likely fracture the court — as they have the federal appellate courts — and could potentially lead to surprising results, say Darren Nadel and William Trachman at Littler Mendelson PC.
Two Republican lawmakers want the Internal Revenue Service to share how it will protect taxpayer data in light of a September report indicating its computer system that calculates tax credits under the Affordable Care Act has security weaknesses, according to a letter released Monday.
Former executives of bankrupt airline Gulfstream International on Friday entered a proposed settlement with the liquidating trustee to receive a $1.9 million payment on their D&O insurance policy and submit it to the trustee’s fund to avoid prolonged litigation.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a group of art investors’ appeal of a New York state court’s finding that an AXA SA subsidiary doesn’t have to cover $21.6 million in losses from a notorious gallery swindle.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied Pfizer Inc.’s bid to rehear three First Circuit rulings related to its allegedly deceptive marketing of Neurontin, allowing to stand the First Circuit's determination that resulting off-label prescriptions harmed Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and others.
In light of the proposed e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, businesses need to set themselves up to efficiently respond to discovery and requests for information from their counsel by implementing and following document-control policies as part of normal business practices. The failure to do so will eventually consume vast amounts of employee time, say Steven Cvitanovic and Colin Murphy of Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP.
Occidental Petroleum is eyeing a consortium of three state-owned companies as a potential buyer for a $10 billion stake in its MENA business, while Cerberus might finally have a plan to unload at least part of gun manufacturer Freedom Group about a year after critics first pressed the firm to get rid of its holding.
Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney on Thursday attacked the Federal Emergency Management Agency's attempt to end his lawsuit challenging steep rate hikes planned for the National Flood Insurance Program, arguing that FEMA itself would benefit from an injunction on the premium increases.
The Fifth Circuit on Friday upheld a decision requiring Lexington Insurance Co. to defend a Louisiana parish against dozens of property owners who sued over the demolition of their houses in the wake of Hurricane Katrina but also found that a lower court erred in forcing the insurer to cover the parish for potential damages.
A Connecticut federal judge ruled that United Healthcare Group cannot terminate more than 2,000 Connecticut physicians who are participating providers in its Medicare Advantage plan, saying Thursday that doing so would cause irreparable harm to the affected doctors in violation of their contract.
A ruling that New Jersey doesn't violate federal law by requiring risk retention groups to provide pedestrian injury coverage as part of its no-fault motor vehicle insurance requirements will stand, with the state Supreme Court refusing Friday to disrupt a lower court's July decision.
The Sixth Circuit on Friday affirmed a lower court's award of $3.8 million in disgorged profits to a former executive after the Life Insurance Co. of North America was found to have wrongfully denied him disability benefits.
Security contractor Protection Strategies Inc. asked a Virginia federal court Thursday to reject Starr Indemnity & Liability Co.’s attempt to dodge covering PSI’s defense costs stemming from allegations it defrauded NASA and other agencies in a $31 million kickback scheme for which several PSI executives face criminal charges.
A Missouri federal judge on Wednesday dismissed American Safety Indemnity Co. from a coverage lawsuit over a gasoline pipeline leak, finding that the alleged property damage did not occur during American Safety's policy period.
Pennsylvania’s governor unveiled a plan Friday that would allow the state to use federal funding offered through the Affordable Care Act to provide private insurance to low-income state residents and modernize its Medicaid program by diversifying coverage options and imposing work search requirements on recipients.
The statutory and regulatory framework, marketplace, infrastructure and use of health information technology has grown and changed exponentially during the 2013 calendar year — but not without practical and legal challenges ranging from Affordable Care Act implementation to fraud and data protection concerns, say Sidney Welch and Cindy Acosta at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.
Chevron is again pushing back development plans for a $6.4 billion gas venture it shares with PetroChina, while a federal official warns a prospective Comcast-Time Warner merger would be hard-pressed to clear a regulatory review.
AIG Property Casualty Inc. urged a Delaware bankruptcy judge to reject Hospitality Staffing Solutions Group LLC's proposed $22.9 million sale to a private equity firm, claiming Thursday that the deal would unfairly benefit the buyer to the detriment of unsecured creditors.
Humana Inc. filed a motion for sanctions against Transatlantic LLC Tuesday in Florida federal court in a case initially brought for $1 million against the health insurer over breach of contract claims, saying the shipping company amended its complaint with a slew of unsupported racketeering claims seeking $45 million.
Rep. George Holding, R-N.C., announced Thursday that he has introduced a bill to increase potential criminal penalties for identify theft by government officials and others tasked with aiding Affordable Care Act implementation, saying inadequate background screening and weak website security necessitated the legislation.
The Travelers Indemnity Co. recently fired off a lawsuit against Legal & General Group PLC and its affiliates in Connecticut federal court demanding that the U.K. financial services and insurance company stop using a logo the insurer says infringes the iconic Travelers umbrella mark.
Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc. filed suit in New York federal court Tuesday claiming it is not responsible to provide coverage for claims brought against Wiss & Co. LLP and some of its current and former employees who were involved in financing a failed luxury resort in Costa Rica.
An Indiana appeals court on Thursday freed ACE American Insurance Co. from chipping in $3 million toward the settlement of a class action that property owners brought over ethanol emissions from a Seagram distillery, but allowed the plaintiffs' bad faith claim against the insurer to proceed anyway.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of Turner Construction Co. against a plumbing company that the insurer blames for water damage at a New Jersey medical office building that led to costly repairs and will likely cause substantial business interruption losses.