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Cigna Corp. and Express Scripts Inc. said Tuesday that they have received requests from the U.S. Department of Justice to provide more information about Cigna’s planned $67 billion purchase of the pharmacy benefits manager, a move the companies said was expected.
A Rhode Island federal judge on Monday rejected Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s motion to dismiss an antitrust suit brought by Steward Health Care System, saying a trial will be needed to determine if Blue Cross sank a $40 million hospital purchase to keep Steward out of the state.
Insurance services firm Patriot National Inc. will have to trim releases included in its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization after a Delaware judge agreed Tuesday with the United States Trustee’s objection over the wide scope of the proposed releases.
FisherBroyles LLP has landed the former cybersecurity practice co-chair from boutique insurance firm Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP to expand its New Jersey presence.
A West Virginia federal judge on Tuesday dismissed claims the state court-appointed receiver for a group of bankrupt coal producers had engaged in fraud and assault, saying only the court that appointed him can hear the claims.
Two Cigna units’ bid to recoup money they shelled out for alleged overpayments to ambulatory surgical centers is based on a legally faulty interpretation of their plan, the centers told a Texas federal judge Monday, seeking a quick partial win in the insurer’s $8 million lawsuit.
A Florida state senator has joined plaintiffs’ firm Morgan & Morgan PA in its Fort Lauderdale office, where he will focus his practice on consumer class actions, False Claims Act suits and first-party insurance coverage cases, the firm announced Tuesday.
Investors who acquire in-force life insurance policies in the secondary trading market and life insurers paying death benefits for secondary life insurance market policies must understand the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s new Internal Revenue Service informational reporting requirements, say attorneys with Locke Lord LLP.
It’s been eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates v. Allstate Insurance, but courts continue to wrestle with whether state statutory class action bars are enforceable in federal court, say Daniel Fong and Robert Guite of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.
In an otherwise positive year for law firm financials, a few firms stood out in 2017 with more drastic increases and decreases in revenue than the rest of the pack, according to the new Am Law 100 report released Tuesday.
Gregory Craig, a politically connected legal adviser and lead author of a controversial report at play in the Mueller investigation, has left Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, a firm spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP partner and former high-profile Chicago prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald confirmed to Law360 on Tuesday that he has been part of James Comey’s legal team since May 2017, the month the president fired Comey from his position as director of the FBI.
Texas law firms are operating against a drumbeat of new entrants to the market, competitive lateral hiring and mergers that have swept up several long-established firms, but the stalwarts say their partners and clients prefer independence and say they’ve got plenty of room to grow and thrive.
In-house counsel must prepare for sweeping new data privacy regimes and gird their organizations against a potential cyberbreach by educating themselves about the technical aspects of cybersecurity and building collaborative relationships with other corporate departments, a panel of experts told corporate counsel at a conference on Tuesday.
Diversity and inclusion in the legal ecosystem are global issues, and legal operations professionals have a responsibility and opportunity to promote and develop the topics across their organizations and industry, a panel of women said on Tuesday.
The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s choice for a Louisiana-based Fifth Circuit vacancy, sending Schaerr Duncan LLP partner Stuart Kyle Duncan, a lead attorney in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby case, to the bench Tuesday on a largely partisan vote.
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