The U.S. Department of Justice told a federal judge in Texas on Wednesday not to grant a request from dialysis companies to stop a Health and Human Services rule change affecting patient insurance coverage, because it is a “limited and modest but urgently needed” step to protect patients
Sentry Insurance and an e-commerce company have settled a coverage suit related to underlying trademark dilution allegations over Google ad keywords brought by online fruit-basket seller Edible Arrangements, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
The Eighth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a lower court's ruling that Minnesota-based grocery chain Jerry’s Foods' insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify the retailer, saying its directors and officers liability policy from U.S. Specialty Insurance Co. doesn't cover a shareholder dispute that broke out following the death of its founder.
Landmark American Insurance Company slapped fellow insurer Liberty Surplus Insurance Corporation with a lawsuit in California federal court on Tuesday over a $1 million coverage policy related to bad caulking on a California college campus.
The NAACP, a public interest law group and two legal professors urged the Eleventh Circuit to reverse its ruling that found an insurance company didn’t discriminate against a black job applicant when it refused to hire her over her dreadlocks, arguing that the ban is premised on racial stereotypes.
A Manhattan federal judge sentenced an attorney to 150 days in federal prison for failing to report a $20 million pump-and-dump scheme being perpetrated by family members and ordered the Maryland man to cease practicing law.
Blockchain is essentially a computerized public ledger that can apply to almost anything that a person might save into a database or spreadsheet. This versatile technology may enhance the legal industry by providing an improved record keeping system, setting up "smart contracts" and tracking intellectual property and land records, say R. Douglas Vaughn and Anna Outzen of Deutsch Kerrigan LLP.
Allowing insurers access to documents and information is vital because it allows them to be meaningfully involved in the defense and settlement of claims. When courts prevent such disclosure, they significantly hamper insurers' ability to evaluate and consent to settlements, say Jason Cronic and Leland Jones IV of Wiley Rein LLP.
The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday found that BancInsure Inc. does not have to cover the FDIC's claims that a failed California bank's former directors and officers caused millions in losses through negligent loan practices, reversing a lower court decision.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who helms the powerful Senate health committee, vowed on Tuesday to “rescue” faltering Affordable Care Act markets and to fully repeal the law only when “concrete, practical” alternatives are ready.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday allowed homeowners accusing a PNC Bank predecessor of accepting kickbacks for referring mortgage customers to insurers to modify their class action complaint to skirt a one-year statute of limitations under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
A putative class of health care providers on Tuesday asked a Florida federal court for certification in its lawsuit accusing Progressive American Insurance of improperly invoking a state law cap on personal injury protection policy limits based on determinations it obtained from nontreating providers.
The Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s ruling that the FBI was not liable for fire damage to a hotel caused by a special agent’s discarded cigarette, finding the agent was off-duty at the time of the fire and that the bureau wasn’t vicariously liable.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP represented American General Life Insurance Co. in connection with its $150 million construction loan to Haynes and Boone LLP-counseled Simon Baron Development LLC for a Long Island City rental project, according to documents made public in New York on Tuesday.
The United Kingdom’s data protection regulator has slapped general insurance company Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance PLC with a £150,000 ($182,578) fine following the theft of a hard drive device containing the personal information of nearly 60,000 customers, the watchdog said Tuesday.
As expected Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law a bill that closes a loophole allowing medical malpractice plaintiffs to sue for compensation for the charged amount of medical expenses rather than for what is actually paid out by insurance companies, the governor’s office said Tuesday.
A putative class of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield policyholders on Tuesday urged the D.C. Circuit to revive their suit over a 2014 data breach targeting the health insurer's database, contending that the alleged injuries suffered by the plaintiffs established standing to sue.
An insurance and reinsurance company specializing in runoff insurance and backed by private equity shop Kelso & Co. and insurer Arch Capital Group Ltd. raised $510 million in initial capital, according to a Monday statement, allowing it to enter the market.
Health insurer Highmark Inc. filed a lawsuit in Texas federal court Monday, telling the court that in order to recover its $5.2 million attorneys' fees award from Allcare Health Management Systems in a suit over an information management system patent, it must bring this new action against the company's principals.
Cottingham & Butler Insurance Services Inc. urged the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday to uphold a lower court's ruling that it can't be held liable for failing to notify a trucking company that a new policy contained an exclusion for copper losses, asserting that insurance brokers have no such duty under Kentucky law.
A Louisiana federal judge has denied four insurance companies’ motions for dismissal in a suit arising from a massive sinkhole that opened near the underground operations of Texas Brine Co., saying Monday that the companies merely reheated arguments already rejected elsewhere.
Given the problems with the California Supreme Court’s decision in Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, the California Legislature should adopt a legislative fix to explicitly protect attorney invoices in both pending and completed litigation from disclosure under the attorney-client privilege, say members of Horvitz & Levy LLP.
The family of a man who died while snorkeling at a Hilton-operated Puerto Rican resort filed a $20.5 million against the company on Monday.
Historically, decisions applying New Jersey law have applied the "unavailability of insurance" exception in the context of some asbestos and environmental coverage claims, but the already narrow exception may potentially be further limited in the near future, says Scott Seaman of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
The Delaware Chancery Court relied entirely on the merger price to determine “fair value” in Merion Capital v. Lender Processing Services, confirming that an appraisal award likely will not exceed the merger price in a nonaffiliated transaction where there was a pre-signing market check with “meaningful competition,” say attorneys with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP.