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The D.C. Circuit on Friday ruled Arch Coal Inc. can’t challenge a U.S. Department of Labor bulletin on black lung claim liability in federal district court, saying the coal producer must first go through the DOL’s administrative review process, followed by a federal appeals court.
North Cypress Medical Center Operating Co. Ltd. cannot keep secret its insurance reimbursement rates, the Texas Supreme Court held on Friday, denying the hospital’s bid to overturn a lower court’s order that the information be disclosed in a lawsuit brought by an uninsured patient who alleges she was overcharged for treatment.
American International Specialty Lines Insurance Co. told a Michigan federal court Thursday that Amway can’t get coverage for a $7.6 million copyright settlement with six major record labels over allegations of rampant infringement, while Amway said coverage was unfairly denied based on a completely different matter.
The Second Circuit refused Thursday to overturn a 25-year sentence for no-fault car insurance and stock fraud ringleader and career criminal Michael Danilovich, finding that his crimes were so severe that they merited the lengthy prison time.
An anti-assignment provision in an Aetna health plan bars a surgical center from suing the plan’s administrator based on a patient’s Employee Retirement Income Security Act rights, the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday, rejecting the medical provider’s argument that the provision is unenforceable.
The European arm of U.S insurer American International Group Inc. is being sued for approximately 414,000 Jordanian dinars ($584,000) in a London court over reinsurance that a firm based in Amman says it is owed over losses resulting when money was stolen from a bank in Syria.
An Aetna Inc. unit and an employee benefits company wrongly started a self-insured health plan with money from a Byzantine Catholic eparchy in Phoenix that believed it was paying premiums to secure insurance products for its workers, the eparchy alleged on Thursday in Arizona federal court.
The last week has seen Merrill Lynch file new actions against Venice, Swiss Re lodge a claim against Maersk, and Raiffeisen Bank sue an Argyle Street unit the Austrian bank already claims owes $70 million linked to a 2015 takeover battle. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
Shares of DocuSign Inc. began trading Friday after the venture-backed electronic signature company priced a $629 million initial public offering above its forecasted range, topping a technology-heavy lineup of five IPOs that raised more than $1.4 billion total during the week.
This month, the Ninth Circuit affirmed in Aqua Star v. Travelers that insurance coverage for business email compromise schemes was precluded by an exclusion. Companies should inquire specifically about coverage for such schemes, and insurers should consider establishing sublimits to provide clarity to insureds, say J. Robert MacAneney and John Pitblado of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PA.
Lawyers looking to cut a deal with a third-party case funder don’t have much in the way of clear ethical guidance, but here’s a pro tip from litigation investor and ethics experts: Don’t do the deal yourself.
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC asked a federal court on Friday to transfer to the Central District of California an attorney’s $300 million proposed class action alleging the firm’s male-dominated leadership discriminates against women, saying the attorney was “forum shopping.”
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a state free speech law dictates that fraud claims against an attorney by a former court opponent should be tossed because the actions that led to the lawsuit happened in court and are protected by attorney immunity.
A survey of 30 federal judges that was released Friday found that the biggest cause of e-discovery problems today is not how well lawyers use the technology, but instead a lack of adequate cooperation between parties during the process.
The world of legal technology is quickly evolving, with new products coming to market in rapid succession. Here, Law360 takes a look at seven recent developments.
Big things have been happening at the Supreme Court this week, so on the latest episode of Law360’s Pro Say podcast we spend the entire show breaking down the developments. We dive in to the hot-button moments from the oral argument over President Trump’s immigration travel ban, discuss a beef between Justices Gorsuch and Breyer over Chevron deference, and explain two important patent rulings.
Top Democratic representatives and senators on the labor appropriations subcommittees told the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel they were concerned about his apparent discussions with a Littler Mendelson PC attorney, a panel of three general counsels from major technology companies underscored the importance of corporate attorneys increasingly driving business strategy, and a jury found an Atlanta attorney who shot his wife guilty of felony murder. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
For those who missed out, here’s a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.
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