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New Appleman On Insurance Law Library Edition Released

Volume 1 of the New Appleman on Insurance Law, Library Edition , Essentials of Insurance Law was released in print Oct. 23. The Library Edition identifies the leading court decisions on settled questions of law, cites illustrative cases when examples are needed to explain the law, identifies...

New Appleman On Insurance: Current Critical Issues In Insurance Law Fall 2009 Edition Released

The Fall 2009 issue of New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law was released in October. It features three articles on the cutting edge of insurance law: Out of Thin Air: An Examination of Vapor Intrusion and the Availability of Insurance Coverage for Vapor Intrusion...

New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide Expanded To 4 Volumes

The 2010 Edition of the New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide has been expanded to four volumes. The new edition features three entirely new chapters on cutting edge areas of insurance law practice: Personal Injury and Advertising Coverage, Intellectual Property Insurance, and Cyber Insurance...

Eugene R. Anderson, Founder Of Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C., Dies At 82

NEW YORK -- Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. has announced that the firm's founder and inspiration, Eugene R. Anderson , passed away on July 30, 2010, after complications arising from pneumonia. A one-time U. S. prosecutor in the office of then-U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York...

Final Approval Granted In $350 Million Settlement With United In Reimbursement Dispute

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 services ( The American Medical Association,...

Supreme Court Denies Review Of Health Care Reform Suit

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 8 declined review of the first petition for writ of certiorari filed in a case challenging the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) ( Steven Baldwin, et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al. , No. 10-369, U.S. Sup.). The...

Reed Smith On The Insurance Company's Settlement Of Tort Claims: An Analysis Of In Re East 51st St. Crane Collapse Litigation

By John Berringer and Jennifer Katz, Reed Smith LLP In In Re East 51st St. Crane Collapse Litigation , the New York Supreme Court permitted the primary insurance company to enter into a settlement which clearly was not "in the best interests of the insured." That decision set an extremely...

Louisiana High Court Answers Certified Question Regarding Post-Loss Assignment

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The Louisiana Supreme Court on May 10 found that although there is no Louisiana public policy that precludes an anti-assignment clause from applying to post-loss assignments, the language of the anti-assignment clause must clearly and unambiguously express that it applies...

Jury: Insured Incurred $4 Million In Covered Hurricane Wilma Damages Under Excess Policy

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 the excess insurer following a 10-day trial (...

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Insurer's Motion To Stay Reinstated $92.9 Million Judgment

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 action lawsuit arising from hurricanes Katrina and...

HB Announces 4 High-Level Insurance Law Programs, Free for In-House Counsel

BERWYN , Pa. - In-house counsel at insurance carriers and policyholder companies are invited to attend four programs in New York City on some of the most urgent topics they face today, HB CEO Tom Hagy has announced. While open to attorneys and others for a fee, the programs are free to a limited number...

Medical Malpractice Best Practices: 6 Critical Tasks For Succeeding in Medical Malpractice Cases

Most attorneys will think at least twice before taking on a medical malpractice case. The reasons for their hesitation are obvious: such cases are complex and increasingly expensive to litigate, and the outcome is never assured. Even when a decision to proceed is made, attorneys might face uncertainty...