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Insurance companies and policyholders will be keeping an eye out this spring for courts’ guidance on a slew of key insurance issues, including the Florida Supreme Court’s decision on the requirements for holding an insurer liable for bad faith claims handling and a federal court’s ruling on whether a traditional liability policy covers data breach losses. Here, Law360 looks at four rulings to watch for over the next few months.
The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling that California Capital Insurance Co. must shoulder alone an apartment complex’s $1.9 million settlement with a tenant who developed a disease from pigeon-dropping dust, finding Tuesday that the property manager’s insurer need not share in the costs because it had a legitimate carveout in its policy.
The Eleventh Circuit said Monday that Mid-Continent Casualty Co. cannot recoup legal fees in a construction-design policyholder’s coverage suit over underlying copyright litigation, because the types of claims in the suit made Mid-Continent ineligible for recovery regardless of a settlement offer the insurer had said earned it the fees.
The incoming CEO of lobbying group America’s Health Insurance Plans on Wednesday vowed a vigorous campaign for Affordable Care Act stabilization measures and described a host of policy priorities involving drug prices, employee benefits and entitlement programs.
A New Jersey pharmacy and its president have hit their insurance broker with a negligence suit in state court, blaming him for selling them a policy they say had gaping coverage holes that forced the pharmacy to settle an employee retaliation suit out-of-pocket.
Pressed by creditors and a judge’s comments, bankrupt insurance services provider Patriot National Inc. on Wednesday removed from its Chapter 11 disclosure statement terms that bar creditor damage or liability claims against a key lender and other nondebtor groups.
A Louisiana federal judge has nixed a proposed class action accusing a health insurance provider of duping consumers into signing up for informational texts that were really part of a charity’s advertising scheme, saying the texts were solicited and clearly not commercial.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s failure to nab Citibank’s signature on its claims in a $695 million mortgage-backed securites suit should stop the suit in its tracks, the defendant banks told a New York federal judge in a brief on Tuesday, saying the amended complaint should be tossed.
Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co. brought claims against two surveyors too late, a D.C. federal judge said Tuesday, ruling the insurer’s $2.7 million negligence suit over faulty surveying was clearly barred by a three-year statute of limitations.
Mayer Brown LLP recently announced it has hired away from Norton Rose Fulbright a commercial litigation partner who specializes in insurance, intellectual property disputes and patent litigation to join its Houston office.
The insurance coverage litigation arising from the settlement of the shareholder claims filed in connection with Dole Food’s 2013 going-private transaction continues to grind on, and the latest ruling could be helpful for companies seeking to argue that Delaware law should govern the interpretation of their insurance policies, says Kevin LaCroix of RT ProExec.
The Illinois Supreme Court should resolve the contradiction between two recent Illinois appellate decisions by ruling that whenever allegedly deficient policy language is delivered to an insured more than two years before a suit is filed, the suit should be dismissed, says Patrick Frye of Freeborn & Peters LLP in the final part of this article.
Three female lawyers who lodged a proposed class action claiming the former Chadbourne & Parke LLP law firm and its leadership systematically underpaid women asked a Manhattan federal judge Wednesday to approve $3.1 million in payments to settle the case.
Slaughter and May on Wednesday became the latest law firm to release the gender pay gap figures for its U.K. business, reporting that while the average pay for men is higher than for women across the firm, the trend is reversed at the associate level.
Some multinational companies and their legal departments have been taking steps toward complying with the European Union’s upcoming data protection regime, while others have only just begun or aren’t even considering action before the regulation goes into effect in less than 75 days. Here, Law360 looks at how businesses and their legal departments can prepare for the approaching May 25 implementation date.
An Illinois federal judge improperly interpreted the First Amendment when he ordered Cook County’s Circuit Court clerk to make new electronically filed complaints immediately available to the public, the local court official told the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday.
Dentons continued to build on its position as the world’s largest law firm Wednesday, announcing a flurry of combinations with firms across Africa, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia as it enters the legal market in more than a dozen countries.
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