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The Ninth Circuit affirmed Wednesday that the city of Phoenix’s insurer doesn’t owe coverage in a lawsuit over a pipe worker’s asbestos-related death, saying defense costs were barred from the policies and the settlement in the case wasn’t high enough to trigger coverage.
A Kentucky federal judge on Wednesday denied the winners of a $4 million child abuse judgment against a day care center director a quick win against insurer Shelter General Insurance Co., saying they had not proven Shelter waived the right to contest paying the judgment.
A Massachusetts federal judge gave her initial approval Thursday to Impax Laboratories Inc.’s $20 million midtrial settlement with a class of consumers and insurers that claimed the lab delayed the launch of a generic acne medicine in exchange for a $40 million payment.
Sports nutrition company MusclePharm Corp. slapped Liberty Insurance Underwriters with yet another suit, this time in New York federal court, on Wednesday, now seeking coverage for costs the supplement maker incurred when responding to warnings from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Investors in insurer Genworth Financial Inc. on Wednesday urged a Virginia federal judge to preliminarily approve a deal resolving their proposed class action over alleged shortcomings in the company’s disclosures about its planned $2.7 billion sale to a Chinese conglomerate.
A California federal judge on Wednesday sent back to state court a suit accusing Aetna Inc. of exposing confidential HIV-related information through envelope windows, holding that the insurer hadn’t shown that the dispute involves enough money to trigger federal jurisdiction.
An insurance defense attorney who previously defended against suits lodged by Clifford Law Offices has now joined the Chicago-based personal injury powerhouse’s ranks as a partner, bringing experience in matters related to medical malpractice, product liability and trucking accidents, the firm announced Tuesday.
Kantor & Kantor LLP announced this week it has boosted its ERISA practice group with a former U.S. Department of Labor attorney, who will work as a partner at its office in Northridge, California.
Maintaining consumer trust during a recall is key. When a company is transparent, consistent and responsive, it may maintain — and potentially surpass — prior levels of consumer satisfaction, say Derin Kiykioglu and Jonathan Judge of Schiff Hardin LLP.
Many law firms that simply offer legal services may be missing out on the opportunity to grow larger faster, and bring in more revenue with less manpower, by failing to turn at least some of their expertise and knowledge into products.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP snagged this week’s top legal lions spot after it helped secure the reversal of a $35 million malpractice verdict against Holland & Knight LLP, while Kirkland & Ellis LLP ended up a legal lamb after a jury slammed client Johnson & Johnson with $37 million in damages over claims its talcum powder contained asbestos.
The regulator for solicitors in England and Wales issued a second warning to the legal industry on Thursday over the fees firms charge for payment protection insurance claims, cautioning that it might take action if it thought solicitors were acting unfairly.
The law firm behind a series of lawsuits against online trademark registration services was hit with a bid for sanctions Wednesday after using a job candidate’s interview statements in a complaint and then accusing the candidate’s mentor of witness tampering, according to a motion filed in California federal court.
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