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Rx For Litigation: New Inpatient Rule May Lead To More Medical Malpractice Suits
Posted on 2 Oct 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Our circumstances are often defined by fateful decisions. Those decisions can be our own, those made by others (with or without our knowledge or consent), or both. That’s particularly true with regard to our personal health. You climb a wonky ladder... Read More

Insurer Need Only Respond to Risk It Agreed to Insure
Posted on 18 Apr 2013 by Barry Zalma

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant In Seneca Insurance Company, Inc., Plaintiff-Appellant-Respondent v. Cimran Co., Inc., et al., Defendants-Respondents-Appellants. , No. 9226 (N.Y.App.Div. 04/09/2013), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com... Read More

December Publication for Insurance Law’s Authoritative Source! New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Volume 12 – Litigation, Arbitration and Settlement
Posted on 13 Nov 2014 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

The New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition will launch its new Volume 12 in December. It is devoted to litigation, arbitration and settlement of insurance coverage disputes and is written by nationally known experts in insurance coverage litigation... Read More

Insurance & The Absolute Litigation Privilege – Lawyers Are Obligated To Vigorously Defend Their Clients
Posted on 10 Aug 2015 by Barry Zalma

No one likes to lose a lawsuit. Unable to accept that the case they brought was not viable or their own lawyers were incompetent, the losers strike out at whoever they can strike at, usually, the lawyers for their opponents. Lawyers are required, by their... Read More

Guest v. Allstate Insurance Co.: Client-Caused Conflict Is Not a Profit Opportunity
Posted on 19 Nov 2010 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton In Guest v. Allstate Insurance Co. , No. 31,602 (N.M. Oct. 25, 2010), Allstate first agreed to indemnify its counsel against a third-party lawsuit, then refused, later agreed again, and then got into a dispute... Read More

Judge: World Trade Center Properties Cannot Recover Against Aviation Defendants
Posted on 19 Jul 2013 by Jennifer Hans

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) World Trade Center Properties LLC and its holding companies’ $4.09 billion insurance recovery stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks corresponds to and offsets their maximum potential tort damages recovery... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Petition To Review Ruling In Asbestos Coverage Lawsuit
Posted on 1 Dec 2010 by Jennifer Hans

WASHINGTON, D.C.- (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 30 denied an insurer's petition for certiorari seeking review of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' ruling that a 1986 injunction issued in asbestos manufacturer Johns-Manville... Read More

Bullivant Houser Bailey: Attorney-Client Privilege Analyzed by Idaho Federal Court in Insurance Company's Bad Faith Case
Posted on 23 Apr 2013 by Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

By Matthew E. Hedberg , Bullivant Houser Bailey PC In an opinion issued April 3, 2013, the Idaho federal district court held that when an attorney participates in the investigation of a claim and provides coverage advice, the facts gathered by the... Read More

Kevan Hirsh Of Kaplin Stewart On Punitive Damages In Bad Faith Insurance Disputes
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Kevan F. Hirsch has developed expertise in defending bad faith claims against carriers, and regularly represents two insurance groups in actions brought directly against the companies in this region. He has represented insurers and insured in complex... Read More

Kevan Hirsh Of Kaplin Stewart On E-Discovery In Bad Faith Claims
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Kevan F. Hirsch has developed expertise in defending bad faith claims against carriers, and regularly represents two insurance groups in actions brought directly against the companies in this region. He has represented insurers and insured in complex... Read More

Kevan Hirsh Of Kaplin Stewart On Punitive Damages In Bad Faith Insurance Disputes
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Kevan F. Hirsch has developed expertise in defending bad faith claims against carriers, and regularly represents two insurance groups in actions brought directly against the companies in this region. He has represented insurers and insured in complex... Read More

Kevan Hirsh Of Kaplin Stewart On E-Discovery In Bad Faith Claims
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Kevan F. Hirsch has developed expertise in defending bad faith claims against carriers, and regularly represents two insurance groups in actions brought directly against the companies in this region. He has represented insurers and insured in complex... Read More

Guest v. Allstate Insurance Co.: Client-Caused Conflict Is Not a Profit Opportunity
Posted on 19 Nov 2010 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton In Guest v. Allstate Insurance Co. , No. 31,602 (N.M. Oct. 25, 2010), Allstate first agreed to indemnify its counsel against a third-party lawsuit, then refused, later agreed again, and then got into a dispute... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Petition To Review Ruling In Asbestos Coverage Lawsuit
Posted on 1 Dec 2010 by Jennifer Hans

WASHINGTON, D.C.- (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 30 denied an insurer's petition for certiorari seeking review of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' ruling that a 1986 injunction issued in asbestos manufacturer Johns-Manville... Read More

Goldgerg Segalla’s Reinsurance Review – May, 2010
Posted on 13 May 2010 by Gerber, Segalla, Kingsley, Omilian

IN THIS MONTH'S EDITION: In a 5-3 Decision, Supreme Court Vacates Second Circuit Decision Permitting Class Arbitration Where the Arbitration Agreement Was Silent on the Issue Eleventh Circuit Confirmed that Arbitrators' Award Providing... Read More