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New York’s highest court will hear arguments Tuesday in a National Grid PLC unit’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that it can’t require its insurer to pay environmental cleanup costs for time periods when pollution liability coverage was unavailable in the marketplace, in a case with potentially huge financial implications for policyholders and insurers.
A recent negligence suit against General Motors is the first of what lawyers have long said would be many suits stemming from accidents involving self-driving car technology, opening up a new frontier in assessing legal liability. Here, lawyers talk to Law360 about the challenges of discovering who is liable when a self-driving vehicle is involved in an accident.
Madelaine Chocolate Novelties Inc. urged the Second Circuit on Friday to revive its bid for an additional $49 million in coverage from a Chubb Ltd. unit to pay property damage and business interruption losses caused by Superstorm Sandy, arguing that a lower court ignored key policy terms.
A class of Arkansas homeowners who say State Farm illegally deducted “labor depreciation” from their home insurance payouts urged the Eighth Circuit on Monday not to decertify their class, saying the insurer’s appeal, which relies on a 2017 Eighth Circuit decision, applies only under the law of a different state.
A former Kentucky doctor will serve eight years in prison after pleading guilty to nearly 50 charges of illegal distribution of opioids and health care fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday.
IberiaBank has hit Travelers and Illinois Union with a suit in Louisiana federal court to force the insurers to cover an $11.7 million False Claims Act settlement the bank reached with the federal government last year over its mortgage lending practices.
An investor sued MetLife in New York federal court Monday, alleging that two stock drops followed reports that the insurer didn’t set aside enough money in its reserves for annuity and pension payments.
A federal judge on Friday refused to force the city of Visalia, California, to pay $300,000 to the owner of a dry cleaning business in a dispute over responsibility for chemical contamination near his property, pointing to a condition in the settlement agreement that favored the city.
Coastal Wellness Centers Inc. and Total Health Chiropractic LLC urged a Florida federal court on Friday not to dismiss their class action alleging State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. systematically underpaid for certain procedure reimbursements by 2 percent, one of many similar suits pending against a variety of insurers.
Last year saw a variety of important decisions concerning directors and officers and professional liability insurance coverage. One of the most common questions addressed was whether late notice under claims-made-and-reported policies warranted denying coverage, say Brandon Almond and Stacey McGraw of Troutman Sanders LLP.
Sending a lawyer away in a less than desirable fashion can hurt a law firm’s reputation, cut off the possibility of a future relationship with the individual attorney, and create anxiety and even discontent among those who remain. Here, Law360 explores three ways law firms can avoid burning bridges when someone leaves.
An investigation into accusations that former U.S. Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski exhibited sexual misconduct toward multiple former staffers has been called off, as the Second Circuit Judicial Council said Monday that Judge Kozinski’s resignation removes him from the scope of judicial conduct proceedings.
A Georgia federal judge on Friday ruled a former Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP attorney accused of stealing millions from a wealthy family is competent to stand trial, finding evidence presented to the court of the 76-year-old lawyer’s alleged cognitive decline “inconsistent and suspect.”
A Florida attorney who was chided by a Philadelphia judge last month for posting courtroom photos on social media with the inflammatory hashtag “#killinnazis” will not be involved in six upcoming trials over injuries allegedly caused by Bayer AG’s blood thinner Xarelto, according to an order docketed Friday.
A Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP partner focused on antitrust and intellectual property matters has been tapped to fill a magistrate judgeship in the Northern District of California, the court said Monday, making him at least the third intellectual property litigator chosen for the Silicon Valley-area job in two years.
Litigation finance firm IMF Bentham Ltd. has sold the majority of its U.S. investment portfolio to Bentham IMF Fund 1 LLC for $57.4 million, which raises the fund’s ceiling from $133 million to $166.3 million, the firm announced on Monday.
Claudius Sokenu, deputy general counsel of global oil refinery Andeavor, speaks to Law360 about the differences between life in-house and at a law firm, the one thing he demands from all of his outside counsel, and a hypothetical lunch between Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP launched a new office in Dallas, Texas, Monday with seven former partners from Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP whose practices largely focus on corporate law.
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