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    Medidata Covered For $4.8M Computer Fraud, Judge Rules

    Medidata Solutions Inc. is entitled to coverage from a Chubb Ltd. unit for a $4.8 million loss it suffered when it was tricked into wiring the money overseas, a New York federal judge ruled on Friday, holding that the incident constituted covered computer fraud under Medidata's crime policy.

    5th Circ. Won't Revive $10M Warehouse Fire Coverage Suit

    The Fifth Circuit Thursday shot down a Florida warehouse owner’s claim Alterra American Insurance Co. owed it $10 million for underinsuring its warehouse, saying the owner's legal claims did not pass muster in multiple states.

    Ky. Couples Win Fees In License Row Despite Magistrate

    Couples suing a Kentucky county clerk for refusing to give them marriage licenses as part of her protest against same-sex marriage are entitled to attorneys’ fees even though their case ended up getting dismissed, a Kentucky federal judge said Friday in shooting down a magistrate judge’s recommendation to deny fees.

    Key ACA Repeal Elements Need 60 Votes

    Important parts of Affordable Care Act repeal legislation cannot be approved in the U.S. Senate with a simple majority, dealing a fresh setback to the Republican repeal effort, according to procedural rulings Friday.

    Drug Info Co. Wants Defense In Bayer's Price Listing Suit

    RJ Health Systems International LLC on Thursday urged a Connecticut state judge to rule that a unit of The Hartford must fully fund its defense of Bayer's suit alleging that the drug information company falsely listed the price of the intrauterine device Mirena at nearly $200 less than it actually costs, causing the drugmaker to lose income.

    Medical Malpractice Cases To Watch In The 2nd Half Of 2017

    A bid to have the U.S. Supreme Court review a Florida statute giving patients access to hospital incident reports and a looming California ruling affecting doctors on workers' compensation panels are among the medical malpractice cases attorneys will be following in the second half of 2017. Here, Law360 takes a look at four pending cases.

    The Elephant In The Room: Advancing Women To Partnership

    Despite more focus and investment, the numbers continue to show little progress in advancing women to the top tiers of firm leadership. Considering the irreversible nature of the transformation of the market for top talent, it is time to start experimenting and innovating from the core, rather than from the periphery, say Anusia Gillespie and Scott Westfahl of Harvard Law School.

    Miners, Travelers Reach Deal In Wage Claim Coverage Row

    Travelers Indemnity Co., formerly bankrupt Alpha Natural Resources LLC and others asked a West Virginia federal court on Friday to remand a wage suit by former coal miners, saying they've reached a settlement that belongs in state court.

    UnitedHealth Unit Must Cough Up Patent Docs: Fed. Circ.

    The Federal Circuit on Thursday, in a matter of first impression, backed a district judge’s order requiring a UnitedHealth Group Inc. unit to turn over documents related to its patent for a software that processes medical claims, finding that the company is bound by its predecessor's attorney-client privilege waiver.

    ABI Says Latest Insurance Capital Regime Unfit For UK Market

    After a global regulatory forum announced tentative new capital requirements for the world’s biggest insurance groups on Friday, the U.K.’s leading trade association quickly raised concerns about the impact of this latest regulatory package, dismissing it as unfit for purpose.

    Autonomous Vehicles And European Data Protection: Part 1

    The emergence of connected and autonomous vehicles will lead to industry participants collecting and analyzing immense amounts of data from those vehicles for many purposes. But first, key legal issues must be addressed. European data protection laws present particular challenges, say Oliver Yaros and Ryota Nishikawa of Mayer Brown LLP.

    City Lobbies Push For Brexit 'Visas' As Ministers Hold Talks

    New City minister Stephen Barclay is to meet government immigration chiefs in the coming days to plead the case for foreign employees in London’s financial services sector to be given protected status, the Treasury confirmed to Law360 on Friday.

    How Midsize Law Firms Can Minimize Cybersecurity Threats

    It can be challenging for midsize law firms to develop an enterprise cybersecurity program that mitigates the eminent threat of data breach and meets the regulatory and compliance requirements of the firm and its clients. This challenge becomes daunting when considering the steady rise in client audits, say K. Stefan Chin of Peckar & Abramson PC and John Sweeney of Logicforce.

    Assessing The Path Forward For The Serious Fraud Office

    The debate over the possible merger between the United Kingdom's National Crime Agency and Serious Fraud Office has underlined the chronic underfunding of law enforcement. Increasing the budgets of the police and Crown Prosecution Service would be more helpful than an unnecessary merger, says Collingwood Thompson QC of 7 Bedford Row.

    First Female President For UK Supreme Court Announced

    The U.K. government announced on Friday that Lady Brenda Hale has been appointed the new president of the Supreme Court, making her the first female to fill the position of the U.K.’s most senior judge.

    FCA Announces New Rules For Pension Scheme Reports

    The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority announced fresh reporting rules on Friday that will help pension providers identify risks emerging from radical reforms introduced in April 2015.

    UK Watchdog Agrees Supervisory MOU With Hong Kong Regulator

    Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority and Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission have agreed to assist each other in the supervision and oversight of regulated firms in their respective jurisdictions, under a supervisory memorandum of understanding published on Thursday.

    PRA Approves AIG's Bespoke Capital Buffer Model

    AIG Europe Ltd. has won backing from the U.K.’s Prudential Regulation Authority to use its own unique model to calculate some of the group's capital requirements under Solvency II, the insurer has said.

    Catholic Mutual Sues Insurers For Defense From Abuse Claims

    The Catholic Mutual Relief Society of America hit the Security Insurance Co. of Hartford with a suit in Minnesota federal court Thursday saying the insurer’s new owner has refused to cover a spate of sex abuse suits, despite previous ownership readily covering such claims.

    Geico Wins On Retrial In Bad-Faith Row Over Road Rage Deal

    A Florida federal jury on Wednesday found that Geico didn't act in bad faith by failing to settle with the family of a woman killed amid a road rage incident involving a policyholder who was ordered to pay the family $4 million in an underlying case, five months after the insurer won its bid for a retrial.

    HK Court Shuts Down AIG Appeal Over Award, Again

    Months after scolding AIG for its "totally without merit" challenge to an arbitral award canceling the insurer's rights to a $475 million deposit on an aircraft leasing unit following a botched sales agreement, a Hong Kong appeals court has once again rebuffed AIG.

    Geico's Bad Faith Win Should Stand, Fla. Justices Told

    Geico urged the Florida Supreme Court to uphold a finding that the insurer did not act in bad faith by not settling claims against a policyholder later hit with an $8.7 million fatal-crash judgment, asserting Thursday that an appellate decision for Geico was consistent with established bad faith law.

    Failed ACA Insurer's Suit Belongs In Claims Court, Feds Say

    The liquidator for a failed South Carolina co-op insurer formed under the Affordable Care Act should file his suit challenging a federal loan repayment demand in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as the suit is a request for money disguised as a call for injunctive relief, the government said Wednesday.

    39 Essex Chambers Snags CEO From Matrix

    The CEO of Matrix Chambers will be making the move to 39 Essex Chambers as the barristers set's new chief executive, it was announced Wednesday.

    Health Republic’s Curious Liquidation: Part 12

    Health Republic's liquidator has stated that claimants will not be paid until Health Republic's disputed claims against and from the federal government are resolved. Policyholders and other creditors should not be told to wait through a claims adjudication process only to find that potentially barely any money may remain to pay even a small portion of approved claims, says James Veach of Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP.