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Moorhead Elected Chair Of San Diego County Bar's Insurance/Bad Faith Section
Posted on 15 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN DIEGO - Bridget K. Moorhead , of counsel in the Litigation Section of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C. , has been elected to chair the Insurance/Bad Faith Section of the San Diego County Bar Association for 2011. As a section... Read More

Expert To Jury: Insurer Was Correct In Relying On Earth Movement Exclusion (Watch The Videos)
Posted on 12 Feb 2015 by Shawn Rice

RENO, Nev. — (Mealey’s) An insurer on Feb. 11 provided expert testimony to a jury in the Washoe County, Nevada, Second Judicial District Court that an earth movement exclusion was properly applied to disclaim insurance coverage ( Elizabeth... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Insurer's Motion To Stay Reinstated $92.9 Million Judgment
Posted on 1 Feb 2012 by Jennifer Hans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 31 denied an insurer's motion to stay pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari of a $92.9 million judgment that was reinstated against it in a class... Read More

Chinese-Drywall Cases And Their Impact On Liability-Insurance Carriers In Settling Multiple Claims In Good Faith Against Their Insureds In Certain State Courts
Posted on 15 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By R. Steven Rawls and Ryan K. Hilton Originally published in Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith I. Introduction Many insurers that issued liability policies to homebuilders in the southeast United States are receiving an influx of... Read More

Federal Circuit Reverses Ruling That Spoliation Made Patents Unenforceable
Posted on 15 May 2011 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A ruling that Rambus Inc.'s patents in suit for various aspects of its dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips were unenforceable as a result of the company's spoliation of evidence was reversed May 13 when... Read More

Florida Bankruptcy Judge Cites Song & Literature in Dealing with Frivolous Pro Se Filer
Posted on 19 Sep 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

In an Opinion in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division, Judge John K. Olson cites several literary references and song in dealing with Kenneth A. Frank, an unrelenting... Read More

Jury Awards $4.5 Million To Homeowners’ Class For Insurer’s Bad Faith (Watch The Videos)
Posted on 17 Feb 2015 by Shawn Rice

RENO, Nev. — (Mealey’s) A jury in the Washoe County, Nevada, Second Judicial District Court on Feb. 13 awarded $4.5 million in compensatory damages for a commercial general liability insurer’s breach of its duty of good faith and fair... Read More

Durabla Chapter 11 Case Continues; Dismissal Denied
Posted on 7 Oct 2010 by Cheryl Keely

WILMINGTON, Del. -- The Delaware bankruptcy judge overseeing Durabla Manufacturing Co.'s Chapter 11 case on Oct. 6 rejected a motion to dismiss the case made by a group of asbestos personal injury plaintiffs who maintain that the case was filed in... Read More

Class: Insurer Acted In Bad Faith In Relying On Earth Movement Exclusion (Watch The Videos)
Posted on 4 Feb 2015 by Shawn Rice

RENO, Nev. — (Mealey’s) Counsel for a class of homeowners on Feb. 3 asked a jury during opening arguments in the Washoe County, Nevada, Second Judicial District Court to find that an insurer acted in bad faith by relying on an earth movement... Read More

California Supreme Court Holds That Unfair Competition Law Can Include Insurance Claims
Posted on 2 Aug 2013 by Tom Moylan

SAN FRANCISCO — (Mealey’s) The California Supreme Court said Aug. 1 that an insurance policyholder can bring bad faith and false advertising claims against her insurance company under the state’s unfair competition law (UCL; Business... Read More

Florida High Court: Insured’s Assignee Cannot Recover $4 Million As Bad Faith Damages
Posted on 7 May 2010 by Jennifer Hans

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - (Mealey's) An employer's liability insurer's actions neither caused the damages claimed by an insured nor resulted in exposure of the insured to liability in excess of the policy limits of three policies issued to the insured... Read More