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The first three months of 2018 have yielded intriguing decisions on a variety of insurance issues, including a Delaware state judge’s holding that a directors and officers policy extends coverage for fraud claims and the Tenth Circuit’s ruling that statutory damages sought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act are uninsurable. Here, Law360 looks at four insurance rulings you may have missed in the first quarter of the year.
A Texas woman whose husband died after a West Nile virus-laden mosquito bite will get another shot at forcing his accidental death insurance policy to pay out after the Fifth Circuit on Thursday partially reversed a lower court’s decision, finding the case is too close to call without bringing in a factfinder.
A New York federal judge on Thursday granted class certification to a group of MetLife claims specialists who allege the company misclassified their jobs to duck having to pay them and hundreds of other workers $50 million in overtime.
An aircraft owner’s insurer hit aircraft manufacturer Piaggio Aerospace and its American subsidiary with a suit on Friday in Florida federal court alleging that Piaggio designed a defective plane motor that caused a 2016 crash and cost the insurer $1.9 million.
A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday agreed to toss some claims from the Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and a physician from an Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit against Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance and Google Inc. that is seeking reimbursement for medical treatment given to patients.
The last week has seen a commercial fraud claim against Pakistan’s United Bank Ltd., a contract dispute between two hedge funds, and a professional negligence suit against tax and trust specialist Withers LLP. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
In this week’s Taxation With Representation, TPG bought $2.66 billion in oil and gas assets from EverVest, Fidelity snapped up Stewart Information Services for $1.2 billion, and Campbell priced a $5.3 billion senior notes offering to finance its Snyder’s-Lance acquisition.
For those structured as corporations, the decrease in the maximum corporate tax rate and the repeal of the corporate alternative minimum tax offer good news. But since many law firms are organized as pass-through entities, several limitations on deductions mean they won’t see as much benefit from the new tax law as some other industries, says Evan Morgan of CPA and advisory firm Kaufman Rossin PA.
Some firms have added initiatives in response to the #MeToo movement, but experts say the vast majority have a long way to go. Here’s a glimpse of the steps some are taking. Editor’s note: First in a three-part series.
A Manhattan federal judge has signed off on a $3.1 million deal to end a proposed class action brought by three female lawyers alleging that Chadbourne & Parke LLP, which merged with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP last year, systematically underpaid women.
The Senate has approved of sending Fifth Circuit Judge Edward C. Prado to Argentina as President Donald Trump’s ambassador there, ending his 35-year career as a federal judge.
Barbri Inc. joined a chorus of law schools in urging the Second Circuit not to revive a rival’s antitrust and racketeering claims, which allege that Barbri and the schools conspired to stifle competition for bar exam preparation, arguing Thursday LLM Bar Exam LLC hadn’t plausibly alleged a monopoly existed.
President Donald Trump said he will likely nominate the solo practitioner who took on UPS in a pregnancy discrimination case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court as general counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and female general counsels shared with Law360 how they’re transforming their legal departments and other women’s professional lives. 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 share the inside story of Latham & Watkins Chair Bill Voge’s resignation after revelations that he’d engaged in a pattern of reckless behavior. We also discuss a controversial copyright ruling over the song “Blurred Lines,” the legal blowback Facebook will face over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Lindsay Lohan’s new gig for a lawyer referral site.
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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