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The show can go on for a company that provides temporary payroll and employment services for entertainment productions, as a Florida appeals court ruled Monday that, as an “employer of record,” it should be eligible for workers’ compensation coverage through a state-created insurer.
A Florida federal judge on Monday fleshed out a jury’s recent verdict in litigation over indemnity for two violent incidents outside of an Orlando venue, saying that since the jury found the venue was a bar or nightclub, coverage is excluded.
Pfizer Inc. and North River Insurance Co. on Friday sparred over whether Delaware or New York is the proper venue for their dispute over coverage for a $400 million shareholder suit over off-label marketing.
The litigation trust created in the wake of MF Global’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy to pursue leftover claims on behalf of creditors has asked for a three-year extension, saying the trust still stands to recover several million dollars against intransigent insurers.
A federal judge told a Massachusetts mental health group in court on Monday that it will not escape an allegation that the company has for eight years been overbilling state and federal health insurance programs for treatments conducted at clinics allegedly run by unlicensed, untrained and unsupervised personnel.
The Third Circuit on Friday said it won’t rehear an August split panel decision that found individual employees can’t claim the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act violates their rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Humana Inc. and two other health insurers urged a Louisiana federal court on Friday to dismiss claims brought by a medical supply company that they plotted to crush allergy testing competition, arguing that the complaint fell short and made no economic sense.
Sometimes words with multiple definitions can cause interpretive problems for an insurance policy. One solution is the define-by-association approach, which was used in Kostin v. Pacific recently to determine whether a bankruptcy trustee’s action to avoid a transfer of funds can qualify as a claim for personal injury, says Robert Helfand of Pullman & Comley LLC.
Out of 94 district courts nationwide, the Eastern District of Virginia has the fastest civil trial docket in the country, now for at least the 10th straight year. The modern EDVA bench clearly takes pride in efficiently dispensing justice, and this dedication to efficiency has continued even in the face of increased filings, says Bob Tata of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.
Three California-based associates hit Morrison & Foerster LLP with a $100 million proposed class action Monday that alleges the firm delays pay and advancement opportunities for female attorneys who take maternity leave or avail themselves of benefits the firm offers working mothers.
A worker in Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s Manhattan office sued the firm in New York state court Monday, alleging it and outsourcing company Williams Lea Inc. tried to push her out because of her age and let another worker sexually harass her despite her many complaints.
A New Jersey federal judge has imposed a $10,000 sanction on a lawyer whose excuse for missing a court filing deadline in an employment suit was later refuted by photos on her Instagram account, writing that she deliberately misled the court and other attorneys about a trip she took to Mexico.
Among the notable legal department hires during the first month of spring were new general counsel at Microsoft Corp., GoPro Inc. and the United States Steel Corp., as well as an acting principal associate deputy attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice and an assistant general counsel at global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
Adobe Systems Inc. executive vice president and general counsel Michael Dillon is retiring this year after a 34-year career in law. Here, Dillon chats with Law360 about the monumental changes that have taken place in the legal industry over the past three decades, why he thinks the billable hour should die already, and the little-known Arctic explorer that he’d like to have lunch with.
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