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Cushman & Wakefield Inc.’s insurers cannot lean on a pair of policy exclusions to deny coverage for multiple lawsuits against the company over pre-2008 real estate appraisals, a New York federal judge held Friday, while also finding that all the underlying actions are related and fall under the same policy period.
Allergan has agreed to pay $500,000 to end allegations that the drugmaker sold defective surgically implanted stomach bands and that it incentivized doctors to continue to use and subsequently bill private California insurers for the faulty product, the state’s insurance commissioner said Monday.
Borrowers accusing Wells Fargo and National General Insurance of adding unneeded auto insurance to car loan bills have told a California federal court that dismissal bids from the pair in the multidistrict litigation “border on frivolous” in the wake of last week’s $1 billion fine for the bank.
The Trump administration is getting blitzed with warnings that its proposal to allow lengthier sales of bare-bones health insurance policies could harm patients and drive up premiums in Affordable Care Act marketplaces, newly released letters show.
Bowles Rice LLP told a federal court on Friday that First American Title Insurance Co. can’t prove the timeline at the heart of its argument that the law firm, which helped it during underwriting, owes money for the $41 million settlement of a title policy claim linked to a coal plant project.
The U.S. government agreed not to pursue an appeal of issues it lost in a Swiss insurer’s lawsuit over tax treaty benefits, while telling the D.C. Circuit on Monday that the insurer’s arguments for a $38.2 million tax refund were unpersuasive.
United Healthcare Insurance Co. on Friday said it shouldn’t have to pay fees over confusion about the proper venue for a coverage dispute brought by a pair of California public school teachers, defending its initial belief that the teachers were suing under an employee benefit plan governed by ERISA.
National pediatric services provider Pediatrix Medical Services Inc. on Friday sued Aetna Inc. in Texas state court and Florida federal court, alleging that the insurer has engaged in a systematic scheme to pressure and manipulate medical providers to reduce claims payments.
Mass-shooting litigation raises a number of unique concerns for civil defendants, and it has become increasingly critical for all interested stakeholders to understand the scope of potential coverage afforded by commercial general liability policies, as well as specialized insurance products, say Monica Sullivan and Matthew Novaria of Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP.
High prescription drug prices are increasingly a focal point in the discussion of U.S. health care spending. While there is little consensus in Congress, there has been considerable recent activity in the federal executive branch and in state legislatures, say Tom Bulleit and Rebecca Williams of Ropes & Gray LLP.
To discharge their ethical obligations to their clients during a mediation, lawyers must not allow mediators to take on inappropriate responsibilities. Lawyers should not sign whatever agreement a mediator puts under their nose, and should conduct as much of the face-to-face settlement negotiations as possible, says Jeff Kichaven, an independent mediator.
A former Fisher Phillips LLP partner who fatally shot his wife during a nighttime drive was convicted of felony murder on Monday, with an Atlanta jury rejecting the attorney’s contention that the shooting was an accident.
The profusion of artificial intelligence tools available to legal departments and law firms will go a long way to freeing attorneys up from more-mundane work, but ethics rules have not evolved with the technological advances, corporate counsel said Monday.
Law firms need to operate on both relationship and market terms and strive for a diverse workforce, or they risk being replaced by alternate service providers that focus on driving change with creative solutions and metrics, a panel of veteran female general counsel told law professionals gathered in Las Vegas on Monday.
One of the best ways to reduce unconscious bias in the workplace is to consider hidden assumptions and unwritten rules that influence behaviors, according to a speaker at a conference in Las Vegas on Sunday.
The New York City Bar Association’s arbitration committee has released a report detailing arbitrator appointment procedures of various arbitral institutions for commercial proceedings to help guide parties who lack extensive experience, according to a Monday notice.
The Senate took a step toward confirming Schaerr Duncan LLP partner Stuart Kyle Duncan to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday after Republicans came together to advance his nomination.
The first quarter of 2018 started off with a bang for BigLaw lobbyists, with the majority of top firms exceeding last year’s lobbying revenue and Akin Gump posting its second quarter in a row earning $10 million or more in lobbying fees.
Target’s chief legal and risk officer Don Liu spoke to Law360 about what makes a successful in-house attorney, the changing landscape of cyberthreats and how clients can push for a more diverse legal industry.
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