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A National Grid PLC unit must pick up the tab for its own costs to clean up contamination at manufactured gas plants attributed to years when no pollution liability insurance was available in the marketplace, New York’s highest court ruled Tuesday, rejecting the energy company’s bid to put a Chubb Ltd. insurer on the hook for those amounts.
New York’s highest court ruled Tuesday that the construction manager for a Bellevue Hospital building isn’t entitled to coverage under a contractor’s policy for a lawsuit over problems with the project, agreeing with a lower court that the manager doesn’t qualify as an additional insured because it doesn’t have a direct written contract with the contractor.
A Washington appeals court on Monday reversed a lower court and found that insurance adjusters can be found individually liable for bad faith and breaches of state consumer laws.
The Fifth Circuit declined Monday to revive a dispute over an insurance company’s obligations, saying the lower court correctly found no coverage was owed to an attorney found liable for defrauding two clients who were also his friends by failing to repay loans they said totaled $800,000.
The Fourth Circuit on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s decision capping at $100,000 Gemini Insurance Co.’s duty to defend a Maryland rock-climbing gym in a lawsuit that alleged two of its coaches sexually assaulted a teenage climber.
Insurer Great American sued turkey giant Butterball in North Carolina federal court on Monday, seeking a court order that it needn’t cover Butterball for an expected $3.5 million cleanup of pollution at a Missouri site.
A Texas federal judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit brought by Halliburton Energy Services Inc. against an insurance company it claimed was improperly trying to recoup $12 million in costs associated with an explosion at an Ohio natural gas well, ruling Texas courts did not have jurisdiction over the case.
Uber Technologies Inc. inched closer to ending putative class claims over its failure to provide workers’ compensation with a deal offering drivers occupational accident insurance when a California state judge on Tuesday ruled that revised insurance contract terms are clear and class notice is ready to be sent.
An attorney who was fired from MetLife’s ERISA legal team can’t pursue claims she was discriminated against because her boss didn’t like that she regularly telecommuted to care for her ailing mother, a New York federal judge ruled Monday, saying the company adequately showed it lawfully fired her for performance-based reasons.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. told a California federal judge Monday that cases its subsidiaries’ beneficiaries cited to argue that the billion-dollar company shares the blame for allegedly improper denials of prosthetic devices actually prop up the parent company’s case for exiting the Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit.
To many young attorneys, becoming an equity partner shows a firm’s long-term commitment, meaning job security and a voice in important firm matters. However, the industry has changed and nowadays it may not be better to enter a new firm as an equity partner, says Jeffrey Liebster of Major Lindsey & Africa.
There is a reckoning coming for firms that continue to sweep sexual misconduct under the rug, experts say. Editor’s note: final of a three-part series.
Facing the first day of a medical malpractice trial on Tuesday, a San Jose obstetrician-gynecologist who once drummed for The Offspring proved his punk rock bona fides rushing to the aid of a prospective juror in cardiac arrest, delivering CPR but forcing a mistrial over concerns his medical heroics could bias jurors in his favor.
The U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged Tuesday that there’s no great way to read its fractured rulings that lack a clear majority opinion, but suggested that one litigant’s proposal to solve the problem would result in “chaos” and throw the justices out of whack.
Female partners at two U.K. global law firms are paid on average approximately 25 percent less than their male counterparts, according to gender pay gap reports released by the firms Tuesday.
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