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The U.S. government didn’t violate the Fifth Amendment rights of Lloyd’s of London underwriters and other insurers by blocking efforts to recover tens of millions of dollars from Libya over its sponsorship of terrorist attacks, the Federal Circuit affirmed Monday, saying the carriers should have expected government interference with their claims.
Ace American Insurance Co. told the Eleventh Circuit on Friday that a Georgia federal judge erred in forcing it to cover now-bankrupt Exide Technologies for a $1.1 million judgment over acid damage at a battery factory owned by Wattles Co., asserting Exide’s policy was meant to contain an exclusion for pollution claims.
A Medmarc Casualty Insurance Co. unit on Friday hit medical device maker Medtronic PLC with a suit in Virginia federal court, alleging Medtronic negotiated a sloppy and deceitful settlement to end underlying pelvic mesh claims and is therefore not entitled to $17.3 million in coverage.
RSUI Indemnity Co. on Friday asked the Fifth Circuit to turn down staffing agency Adi WorldLink LLC’s attempt to revive its claim for coverage for a chain of employee arbitrations, saying because the first claim was late it had the right to reject the entire batch.
Excess insurer American Guarantee and Liability Insurance Co. told a Texas federal court on Friday that Chubb Ltd. should pony up the extra money it was forced to pay in a wrongful death action, arguing that Chubb had rejected a $2 million offer to settle the underlying suit.
Connell Foley LLP has added 11 LeClairRyan trial attorneys to its Newark, New Jersey, office in a coup that the firm on Monday said will boost its litigation, insurance and professional and products liability practices.
In the hopes of piquing the interest of jurors and minimizing hardship requests, more and more judges are encouraging parties to make “mini-openings” prior to voir dire. You can use this as an opportunity to identify your worst jurors and get them removed from the panel — by previewing your case weaknesses and withholding your strengths, says Christina Marinakis of Litigation Insights.
In “Justice and Empathy: Toward a Constitutional Ideal,” the late Yale Law School professor Robert Burt makes a compelling case for the undeniable role of the courts in protecting the vulnerable and oppressed. But the question of how the judiciary might conform to Burt’s expectations raises practical problems, says U.S. Circuit Judge Allyson Duncan of the Fourth Circuit.
Jones Day is the No. 1 law firm brand in the United States for the second consecutive year, after first surpassing five-year leader Skadden in 2017, according to a study published Monday by London research firm Acritas.
President Donald Trump nominated several attorneys to appellate judgeships in the Ninth, Seventh and Fifth circuits on Monday, the latest picks to fill out some of the highest-profile vacancies in the country.
Women in the legal industry and beyond have made substantial progress during her lengthy career, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told an audience Monday evening at the National Constitution Center, but the current public airing of gender-based harassment indicates much work still needs to be done.
Gregory B. Jordan joined the world of in-house at PNC following a nearly 30-year career at Reed Smith LLP. He spoke with Law360 about the changing legal industry, what convinced him to go in-house and the biggest regulatory issues his organization is grappling with.
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