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A California builder on Tuesday urged the state’s highest court to find that a Liberty Mutual unit must cover its liability for claims it negligently failed to supervise a former employee who sexually assaulted a middle school student, during a hearing in which the justices probed the intricacies of policy language and the intersection of insurance and tort law.
Three insurers must cover the owner of an oil pipeline that caught fire in several lawsuits despite their indirect contractual relationship to the energy company, an Oklahoma appeals court has found, breaking new ground in the state’s insurance law.
Members of Pennsylvania’s highest court raised questions during oral arguments Tuesday about the extent to which injured workers must consent to lawsuits on their behalf by insurers to recover benefits paid out under their policies.
Two London-based insurance associations are urging the Tenth Circuit to reconsider a recent ruling that upended New York law to find coverage for a general contractor whose product was damaged by a subcontractor, warning in their amicus curiae brief that the fallout from the policyholder-friendly opinion could rock “both the insurance and construction industries.”
Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London have sued a bullion trading firm in New York state court over insurance coverage for gold stolen in the famous Hatton Garden burglary in 2015, saying the firm won’t say who it belonged to or how much there was and may have transferred key documents to Switzerland.
EmblemHealth has agreed to pay $575,000 and conduct a comprehensive risk assessment to resolve the New York attorney general’s probe into the exposure of more than 80,000 Social Security numbers through a mailing error, the regulator said in an announcement Tuesday during which he also discussed his push for stronger data security laws.
A South Dakota federal judge on Monday agreed to toss suits from two schools chartered by the Oglala Sioux Tribe alleging the American United Life Insurance Co. made false representations regarding retirement plans for the educational facilities’ employees.
A class of PPG Industries Inc. retirees accusing the company of rolling back lifetime health benefits that were promised in a series of union contracts urged a federal judge on Tuesday for a quick win on liability, a move accompanied by a similar bid from a subclass of retirees from an Ohio plant.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP represented The Prudential Insurance Co. of America in connection with its $185 million loan to Ruben Cos. for an office and retail property on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, according to records made public in New York on Tuesday.
One of the most heavily litigated issues in recent years involves “risk corridor” payments related to Section 1342 of the Affordable Care Act. There are a lot of interesting concerns in these cases, one of which is the conflicting views of the U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services, says Ralph Nash, professor emeritus of law at George Washington University.
In this review of state and local tax decisions in 2017, Charles Capouet and Jessica Allen of Eversheds Sutherland LLP share observations on taxpayers’ outcomes in corporate income tax and sales and use tax cases, and look back at significant rulings such as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Nextel.
Upcoming congressional action for the duration of March appears likely to resolve the budget and appropriations impasse of the last several months, after U.S. House and Senate leaders and the White House were able to reach an agreement last month on topline spending numbers for fiscal year 2018, say Layth Elhassani and Kaitlyn McClure of Covington & Burling LLP.
Increasingly, when courts impose a “legal hold” they require legal supervision of the preservation process, meaning lawyers must rely heavily on information technology professionals to execute the mechanics. John Tredennick of Catalyst Repository Systems and Alon Israely of TotalDiscovery offer insights on how legal and IT can work together to make the process more efficient and fulfill the company’s legal obligations.
Lawyers who posit “hypotheticals” based on real client details on their blogs and via Twitter risk running afoul of their duty to keep confidences, the American Bar Association warned Tuesday.
The Senate voted to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick for a Louisiana federal judgeship Tuesday, the latest in a series of nominees to garner bipartisan support.
Mighty, a technology service provider for litigation funders, is making a move into the industry’s budding secondary market, announcing on Tuesday that it has raised $114 million to help personal injury-focused litigation funders scale their businesses.
A New York federal judge has urged an attorney recruiter that accused Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP of failing to pay a $937,500 matchmaking bill to amend its complaint against the law firm, saying at a Tuesday hearing it could narrow the dispute and get the case moving.
A California federal bankruptcy judge erred when he decided the relationship between Heller Ehrman LLP and former client Paravue Corp. “conclusively terminated” in 2007 and started the clock running on Paravue’s $20 million malpractice suit, the Ninth Circuit said Monday.
A California federal judge held the Law School Admission Council in civil contempt Monday after finding the LSAT test maker violated a settlement agreement by failing to accommodate test takers with disabilities, extending the agreement in question by two years and calling for two more audits of LSAC’s compliance.
Efforts to stem the tide of mental health issues such as addiction among lawyers are mounting, and an American Bar Association conference in Chicago this week is including 12-step meetings in its official schedule for the first time.
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