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Beazley Insurance Co. Inc. asked a New York court Friday to find that Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. is not entitled to coverage for a lawsuit brought by a former top-level video game producer who claims he was cheated out of profits made from the “Grand Theft Auto” franchise, saying the underlying action doesn’t seek any covered damages.
The Oregon Supreme Court has gutted an already weakened bad-faith suit against Bankers Life and Casualty Co. by finding that a state elder-abuse statute doesn’t apply to insurers, leaving only a few scattered breach-of-contract claims in what was once a fearsome proposed class action.
The Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. asked a New York federal judge Thursday to dismiss a proposed class action alleging the company purposefully charged nonsmoking policyholders smoker rates for life insurance premiums, saying the onus was on the plaintiffs to change their smoking status.
A Florida judge signed off Thursday on a $1 million deal to end a dispute over Zurich American’s attempt to dodge coverage of a now-bankrupt flooring business’ $2.1 million class action judgment for sending unsolicited faxes.
Former employees of bankrupt insurance services company Patriot National Inc. filed a putative class action in Delaware late Thursday alleging the firm laid off the majority of its 300 employees in November without providing proper notice under the Workers’ Adjustment and Retraining Notice Act.
The last week has seen a distressed debt fund sue Hamilton Downing, an IT firm lodge a claim against Paysafe, and an insurance brokerage lodge a debt suit against an Africa-focused fixed income securities firm. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
Two partners, one with experience in insurance mergers and the other in technology patent litigation, have joined Duane Morris in Austin, Texas, from Winstead and McKool Smith.
While a client’s visual impairment can create challenges for an attorney, it also can open up an opportunity for both attorney and client to learn from each other. By taking steps to better assist clients who are blind or visually impaired, attorneys can become more perceptive and effective advisers overall, say Julia Satti Cosentino and Nicholas Stabile of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP.
A case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court is forcing the justices to grapple with how lower courts should view rulings when the justices split 4-1-4 and there is no majority opinion to serve as precedent, a frequent occurrence that often results in a tangle of conflicting decisions.
Wiley Rein LLP has been tapped to launch a new fund intended to help cover legal bills related to the Russia probe incurred by anyone who worked on President Donald Trump’s campaign or in his White House.
A former King & Spalding LLP attorney pressed a New York federal judge Thursday to keep alive his wrongful termination suit, saying enough evidence exists for potential jurors to decide he was let go for making an internal complaint about two partners’ ethical conduct.
A bid by two Polsinelli PC attorneys who are former leaders of the defunct Novak Druce intellectual property firm to get a Citibank suit seeking to recoup millions in loans they personally guaranteed thrown out “borders on being frivolous,” a D.C. federal judge said Thursday.
After a generally positive employment trend for the legal services sector in 2017, the industry began the new year on a disappointing note with the loss of 1,100 jobs in January, according to a report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced they will join forces to start an independent health care company, a longtime employment defense attorney launched a new cellphone app that she hopes will provide workers with a safe space to report sexual harassment, and Lyft’s general counsel shared with Law360 how she responds to friends who five years ago doubted her decision to join a transportation network company that was part of an unfamiliar industry. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
On the latest episode of Law360’s Pro Say podcast, we discuss Google and Uber’s upcoming high stakes trial that could determine the future of self-driving cars, a ruling on the embattled Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a court “swiping left” over age discrimination on the dating app Tinder, and rapper DMX landing behind bars.
For those who missed out, here’s a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.
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