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Wage and Hour Exclusion Barred Coverage for Underlying Wage and Hour Class Action Asserting Claims for Misrepresentation, California Labor Code Violations and Unfair Competition
Posted on 27 Aug 2015 by Troutman Sanders

Admiral Ins. Co. v Kay Automotive Distributors, Inc. , 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11357 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 29, 2015), [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ]. In Admiral , the Central District of California... Read More

Perkins Coie LLP on Court Confirms $20M Settlement with Louisiana Citizens for Late Claim Payments After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Posted on 25 Feb 2013 by Perkins Coie

By Aaron D. Coombs, Associate, Perkins Coie LLP District Judge Kern Reece of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, approved a $20 million class-action settlement with Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Company on January 30, 2013, for claims related to the... Read More

Class Action Settlement Approved for Out-of-Network Providers in AMA v United Healthcare Lawsuit Related to Uniform and Customary Rates
Posted on 21 Sep 2010 by Cheryl Keely

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A New York federal judge on Sept. 20 granted final approval to a $350 million class action settlement with United HealthCare Corp., ending claims that United companies allegedly underpaid professional providers for out-of-network... Read More

Sutherland Legal Alert - 10th Circuit Holds: No Violation of Antitrust Laws by Title Insurers Even If Insurers Conspired to Bribe New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

By Phil Stano, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP On April 26, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed, on the basis of the filed rate doctrine and other grounds, a lower court's decision to dismiss putative class... Read More

Mealey’s Litigation Report – Class Action Filed by Mississippi Fishermen Seeking Damages from Massive Oil Spill
Posted on 4 May 2010 by David Eldreth

BILOXI, Miss. - (Mealey's) Two Mississippi fishermen on May 3 filed a class action lawsuit in Mississippi federal court against companies they claim are responsible for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (Charlie C. Nguyen, et al. v. Transocean... Read More

Class Action Settlement Approved for Out-of-Network Providers in AMA v United Healthcare Lawsuit Related to Uniform and Customary Rates
Posted on 21 Sep 2010 by Cheryl Keely

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A New York federal judge on Sept. 20 granted final approval to a $350 million class action settlement with United HealthCare Corp., ending claims that United companies allegedly underpaid professional providers for out-of-network... Read More

Insurance and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Posted on 10 May 2010 by Michael Kotula

By Michael Kotula , Partner, Rivkin Radler, LLP. The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon platform and rupture of an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, and the ensuing oil spill, is likely to result in significant liability exposures for a number of companies... Read More

Gulf Oil Spill: Gusher of Insurance Claims
Posted on 4 May 2010 by Randy J. Maniloff

The British Petroleum Claims are Coming The British Petroleum Claims are Coming -- If Paul Revere had been a lawyer Right now there is only one thing that there is more of than oil floating in the Gulf of Mexico - blood. And the sharks smell it and... Read More

Sutherland Legal Alert - 10th Circuit Holds: No Violation of Antitrust Laws by Title Insurers Even If Insurers Conspired to Bribe New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

By Phil Stano, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP On April 26, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed, on the basis of the filed rate doctrine and other grounds, a lower court's decision to dismiss putative... Read More

Chip Merlin - BP Oil Spill Could Be Worse Than Any Hurricane Damage and Much More Widespread--Even the East Coast of Florida Could Be Impacted
Posted on 3 May 2010 by William F. "Chip" Merlin, Jr.

By Chip Merlin, Managing Partner, Merlin Law Group I hate to make doomsday predictions, but there is a possibility that the BP Oil Spill could be worse than any hurricane or catastrophe that I have been involved with. I spent yesterday speaking with... Read More

$2.6m Default Judgment for Chinese Drywall Plaintiffs
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by Gerald C. Matics

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The judge overseeing the federal Chinese drywall multidistrict litigation awarded seven Virginia families more than $2.6 million in damages April 8 against a manufacturer that has already been held in default; the judge made... Read More