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Jury: Insured Incurred $4 Million In Covered Hurricane Wilma Damages Under Excess Policy
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by Jennifer Hans

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - (Mealey's) A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Jan. 30 found that a Florida property manager insured incurred $4 million in covered losses from Hurricane Wilma, rendering a verdict against... Read More

Vandeventer Black LLP: Just Sign Here: Try To Get Contract Terms in Writing
Posted on 14 Aug 2014 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By James W. Walker Have you ever performed work for a client without getting the client’s signature on a contract? If a problem later surfaced, could you enforce its terms? In many states, the answer is a resounding …maybe. Signed contracts... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Petition To Review Ruling In Asbestos Coverage Lawsuit
Posted on 30 Nov 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

Maureen McGuirl On Vertical Agreements For The Small-Firm Practitioner
Posted on 7 May 2010 by Maureen McGuire

In this Emerging Issues commentary, Maureen McGuirl discusses conduct that presents antitrust risks for attorneys when reviewing contracts or business practices and otherwise advising clients. Ms. McGuirl sets out a frame work to help attorneys recognize... Read More

Summary Judgment Granted In Virginia Breach Of Contract Action Against Restaurant Chain
Posted on 13 Apr 2011 by Lee Berlik

A U.S. district judge in Virginia has ruled that a restaurant chain operator is liable for breach of contract and is obligated to pay a franchise consulting company for sales and marketing services that the consultant performed for the chain under the... Read More