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PetroSantander Inc. scored a major victory on Monday against insurer HDI Global in a coverage dispute over damages resulting from a saltwater spill, when a Kansas federal court found that HDI must show it was “actually prejudiced” by a late claim to deny coverage on that basis.
A Pennsylvania appellate court on Monday overturned a $21 million verdict against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., suggesting that the trial court was biased and ruling that there was no evidence of bad faith from Nationwide in a 20-year dispute over an auto insurance claim.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Monday refused to allow Aspen Specialty Insurance Co. to resume its potential $110 million Pennsylvania lawsuit against bankrupt Patriot National Inc. and its affiliates, citing in part Patriot’s fast-approaching Chapter 11 plan confirmation hearing.
The full Eleventh Circuit will rehear a panel decision reviving lawsuits by auto body shops that say State Farm and other insurers conspire to manipulate car repair costs, the panel announced Friday.
POLICY & REGULATION
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday finalized a new Affordable Care Act rule that will give states more freedom to set benefits, exempt more Americans from the law’s individual mandate and let insurers spend less on medical services. Here are five highlights from the final rule.
Democratic attorneys general from 16 states and the District of Columbia asked to intervene in a lawsuit aiming to put an end to the Affordable Care Act, telling a Texas federal judge Monday that their states stand to lose around $500 billion if the challenge to the law is successful.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday gave final approval to an agreement that provided a class of retired Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. workers with company contributions to their health care, certifying a deal in a suit alleging the energy generator had broken the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.
An Indiana district court’s recent decision in Emmis v. Illinois National illustrates the absurdity of broadly construing interrelated wrongful acts exclusions and reminds policyholders that they need not accept an insurer’s broad application of policy exclusions that would result in nonsensical coverage determinations, say Karthik Reddy and Matthew Jacobs of Jenner & Block LLP.
Given the competing public policies of protecting clients’ right to counsel of their choice, lawyer mobility, and the fiduciary duty partners owe to a dissolved firm, it behooves law firms to carefully review their partnership agreements to make sure they adequately spell out what happens in the unfortunate event that the law firm chooses to wind down, say Leslie Corwin and Rachel Sims of Blank Rome LLP.
In his first year on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch has staked out a position in the court’s far right camp, but the junior justice has yet to face the most controversial decisions. Here, Law360 pores over the Trump appointee’s record on the court so far.
Federal investigators searched attorney Michael Cohen’s office, seizing records related to payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels and possibly communications between Cohen and his longtime client President Donald Trump, according to reports on Monday.
After nearly two decades at The Cheesecake Factory, Debby Zurzolo is set to retire on Thursday. Here, the executive vice president, general counsel and secretary thinks back on what the company has done to remain relevant in the evolving restaurant industry, and looks forward to her upcoming post-retirement plans.
A Texas state jury sentenced a San Antonio attorney to 80 years in prison for pressuring clients to have sex with him in exchange for legal services, a Bexar County district attorney spokesperson told Law360 on Monday.
The Senate moved toward a final vote Monday on President Donald Trump’s latest judicial confirmation, a joint nominee for two districts in Kentucky.
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