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The Seventh Circuit was asked Tuesday to reverse two lower court orders preventing their junk fax suits from proceeding as class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, with counsel for the fax recipients saying their respective judges followed the wrong precedent in finding their claims are unique on the issue of consent.
The insurers of a Nashville mall on Monday asked Tennessee’s highest court to affirm the toss of a $146 million award the mall owner previously won in a dispute over flood damage coverage, saying that regardless of the owner’s claims, the policy was unambiguous and the intent behind the words is clear.
Claims that AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co. reduced returns for annuity buyers were revived and returned to state court Tuesday after the Second Circuit found in a published opinion that AXA’s misleading a regulator did not make the case a federal matter under the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act.
Cuban-American musicians Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s Miami restaurant, Larios on the Beach, lost its coverage dispute with Great American Insurance Co. of New York on Tuesday, with a Florida federal court ruling the eatery mistimed its filing of a $2.4 million property damage claim.
Mauritius has beaten a $1 billion treaty claim lodged by an investor who said the small island nation improperly seized and transferred his holdings in several insurance and banking companies to state-owned companies, after an arbitral tribunal determined that it lacked jurisdiction.
Petrobras America fought back on Monday against offshore equipment manufacturer Vicinay Cadenas SA’s bid to duck or stall a $400 million suit over an allegedly defective chain used to support a floating oil and gas facility, telling a Texas federal judge that contrary to claims, it’s never gone back on its theory of what the case is about.
An Illinois federal court handed Allstate Insurance Co. a quick win Monday when it agreed to terminate a suit claiming the company wrongly refused to pay a man a share of his deceased wife’s life insurance benefit.
In a fully autonomous vehicle, a passenger’s reaction to a traffic emergency is as irrelevant as her ethical calculations about potential injuries to herself and others. But if she agreed in advance to the safety protocols in the vehicle’s programming, could she share liability in an accident? No one knows the answer yet, says Jim Jordan of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC.
I am often asked, “When there are one or more partner departures, what can a firm do to prevent this from escalating to a catastrophic level?” The short answer is “nothing.” Law firms need to adopt culture-strengthening lifestyles to prevent defections from occurring in the first place, says Larry Richard of LawyerBrain LLC.
While the legal profession has trailed other fields in its adoption of artificial intelligence tools, that is certain to change within the next few years and the implications for both legal departments and law firms will be profound, a panel of experts told legal marketers at a conference in New Orleans on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump announced his latest wave of judicial nominees Tuesday, choosing a lawyer with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC for the Third Circuit, a Georgia Supreme Court judge for the 11th Circuit and a partner at Covington & Burling LLP to the U.S. Tax Court.
The career of onetime Third Circuit judicial clerk Paul B. Matey, who has since made his mark on New Jersey’s legal scene as former Gov. Chris Christie’s counsel and a hospital executive, is coming full circle with his nomination to the federal appellate bench Tuesday.
Detroit’s Clark Hill, with its more than 450 attorneys and 17 offices, and Texas-based Strasburger & Price, which has nearly 200 attorneys across nine offices, will officially merge on Wednesday, the firms announced Tuesday.
The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee for a dual post to two Kentucky judicial districts on Tuesday, marking the 29th judge to be confirmed since the start of his presidency.
The world of legal technology is quickly evolving, with new products coming to market in rapid succession. Here, Law360 takes a look at eight recent developments.
California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said Tuesday she wants state courts to disclose the names of all judicial officers who enter settlements to resolve sexual harassment or sexual discrimination complaints, calling for an expedited change to court rules on public records.
The federal judiciary’s Advisory Committee on Civil Rules on Tuesday approved rule changes designed to quell discovery disputes and time-wasting over depositions of corporate representatives.
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