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With only four months to go, legal experts worry that many insurers remain unprepared for the arrival of the European Union’s formidable data protection regime, risking a new array of fines for noncompliance. Here, Law360 looks at six key concerns insurance lawyers should keep in mind while advising clients.
Reinsurance firm Scottish Holdings Inc. filed for Chapter 11 protection late Sunday in Delaware with a plan to sell its equity free and clear of more than $30 million in interest liabilities the company says it won’t be able to pay.
A Pennsylvania federal judge agreed on Monday to certify a subclass of Prudential beneficiaries pursuing Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims after being promised life insurance payouts “in one sum” but who were instead allegedly signed up for accounts that allowed the company to retain assets until their withdrawal.
A New Jersey appeals court’s recent published opinion endorsing a wide definition of “emergency” hospital patients who qualify for state assistance with their bills could leave providers with a new influx of claims by patients who were previously denied this benefit and ended up paying out of pocket, attorneys said.
John Crane Inc. wants another shot at unlocking hundreds of millions in excess insurance coverage to cover tens of thousands of asbestos suits, telling an Illinois state appeals court that a lower court erred when it found the manufacturer failed to show that its primary coverage has been exhausted.
Unigard Insurance Co. and OneBeacon Insurance Co. told a California federal court on Friday that they have no duty to defend a commercial farm that killed off bees it had rented for pollination by applying pesticides near their hives for years, calling it “property damage” and thus excluded.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Monday refused to let a Christian college and an anti-abortion group intervene in the commonwealth’s suit against Trump administration rules that dialed back the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate by allowing employers to claim religious or moral objections.
The rise of insurtech, with its heavy use of algorithms in the claims-handling process, is raising questions about how traditional insurance law applies to new situations, like how to determine when a bot denies coverage in bad faith, says Dennis Anderson of Zelle LLP.
As someone who spent half her days last year on the bench presiding over trials, I often find the alarmist calls to revamp the jury trial system a tad puzzling — why is making trial lawyers better rarely discussed? Then along comes a refreshing little manual called “On the Jury Trial: Principles and Practices for Effective Advocacy,” by Thomas Melsheimer and Judge Craig Smith, says U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall of the Northern District of Illinois.
Lawyers who have left the traditional practice for perceived greener pastures are many. But the circumstances surrounding broadcast journalist Bob Woodruff’s departure are unique. Like none I’ve ever heard, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
Data security and regulatory shifts are the two biggest concerns of corporate counsel, according to a new survey of chief legal officers. Here, we look at what that means for in-house lawyers in 2018.
Advising general counsel to include an international arbitration clause in an important contract can get dicey if the latest gossip about an arbitration gone wrong or a lack of familiarity with the process has caused certain misconceptions to take root. Here, Law360 lays out three common misconceptions GCs may hold about this dispute resolution method.
Kristin Sverchek joined the transportation network company Lyft as its first legal hire and general counsel in November 2012, nearly six months after its two co-founders launched the platform. She spoke with Law360 about how she responds now to friends who doubted her decision to join a company that was part of an unfamiliar industry and how that industry continues to grow.
The U.S. Senate appeared to buck a decades-old tradition Monday by slating President Donald Trump’s pick for an Eighth Circuit vacancy for a final vote despite opposition from a senator in the nominee’s home state.
A longtime employment defense lawyer and her business partner are hoping to change the way employees and employers communicate via a third-party cellphone app, which launched Monday and allows workers to confidentially report sexual harassment or other perceived problems in the workplace to management.
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