| TOP NEWS
The Fourth Circuit on Monday upheld a Maryland federal court’s ruling that two insurance companies have no further duty to cover insulation firm Walter E. Campbell Co. Inc.’s costs to defend and settle asbestos injury claims, saying the lower court properly followed precedent in interpreting key policy language limiting the insurers’ obligations.
A Pennsylvania appeals court said Monday it would not throw out a decision forcing Admiral Insurance Co. to contribute, alongside other insurers, to defending Seagrave Fire Apparatus Inc. from nearly 500 lawsuits from firefighters over hearing loss allegedly linked to Seagrave equipment.
The owner of a Nashville mall asked Tennessee’s highest court on Friday to reinstate a $146 million award it won against its insurers in a dispute over coverage for severe flood damage, contending that a state appellate panel flouted well-established principles of policy interpretation when it found that a $50 million cap applies to the mall’s claim.
An antitrust research group sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday urging the agency to block CVS’ planned purchase of Aetna, saying the deal would result in higher prices and lower quality in the prescription drug and health insurance markets.
Unigard Insurance Co. and OneBeacon Insurance Co. asked a California federal court for partial summary judgment on Friday in a suit over coverage for underlying litigation against a commercial farm that killed off bee colonies it had rented for pollination, saying the colony die-offs were excluded property damage.
A New York federal judge granted summary judgment on Monday to AIG Specialty Insurance Co. in a dispute with Colony Insurance Co. over whether AIG had to help cover a $5 million settlement plus defense costs arising from a construction-defect dispute, saying the settlement, though reached during the policy period, was related to a pre-policy dispute.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up Starr International Co. Inc.’s challenge to an appeals court decision that found the firm lacked standing to pursue claims against the federal government over the 2008 bailout of American International Group Inc.
A legal battle between Blue Shield of California and thousands of customers who say the company misrepresented how many providers were in-network came to an end Monday after more than three years of litigation when a California state judge granted final approval for a $23.4 million class action settlement.
The insurer of a surgical center being sued for alleged bad faith and punitive damages after directing its lawyers not to settle a case it eventually lost filed a motion Friday asking a federal judge in Illinois to dismiss the surgical facility’s claims.
Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam on Friday accused the government of ignoring potential lawbreaking by witness Anthony Bonomo and asked a Manhattan federal judge to make state regulators give them documents that could undercut his testimony.
While obtaining an assignment of an insured’s claim, instead of a post-loss assignment of benefits, is certainly appealing for a contractor, the consequences of engaging in such conduct in Texas significantly outweigh any purported benefits, says David Winter of Zelle LLP.
In his new book, “Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times,” professor Joel Richard Paul ably explains more than a dozen of Marshall’s most significant opinions, which comes as no surprise. What is a surprise — a pleasant one — is the book’s readability, says Judge Thomas Hardiman of the Third Circuit.
Even simple preventative measures can turn complicated at law firms. Here’s a look at some common steps firms are taking to stop sexual harassment along with the challenges they face.
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP’s decision to release its associates from forced arbitration clauses after a weekend Twitter dust-up has already inspired at least one other BigLaw firm to do the same, and in the era of #MeToo, experts say more firms probably aren’t far behind.
A former Quinn Emanuel secretary’s claims of being the target of a supervisor’s racist and homophobic comments during an Apple v. Samsung patent trial should be tossed because the alleged conduct was not severe enough to create a hostile work environment, the law firm said Friday.
When a Texas federal judge rebuked attorneys for filing a Fair Labor Standards Act suit based on an invalidated overtime expansion rule, he refused to spare associates on the case from his contempt order in what experts say is a prime example of the tough ethics decisions young lawyers face.
President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney in California’s Central District earned more than $3.7 million since 2016 as a partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP working for clients ranging from Apple to Uber, according to financial disclosure forms shared with Law360 on Monday.
The Judicial Council of California has paid $521,000 to settle sexual harassment complaints involving judges and court employees, plus another $80,000 for outside counsel to investigate allegations involving five judicial officers, according to data provided to Law360 on Monday.
U.S. Circuit Judge Julie Carnes, who was nominated in 2014 to the Eleventh Circuit by former President Barack Obama, announced on Friday that she will soon take senior status, giving President Donald Trump another chance at reshaping the federal appellate court.
For eight years, Michael Cheah has been general counsel of Vimeo, the New York-based online video sharing and streaming site that touts an emphasis on community and creativity. He spoke to Law360 about how the changing regulatory landscape affects online media companies and why he’s on the front lines of the fight over the future of net neutrality.
Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2018 Legal Industry Editorial Advisory Board.
We hope you found this message to be useful.
However, if you’d rather not receive future emails of this sort,
you may unsubscribe here.
Please DO NOT reply to this email. For customer support inquiries, please call 1-646-783-7100 or visit our Contact Us page.
Law360 | Portfolio Media, Inc, 111 West 19th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011