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The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday refused to revive a Seattle apartment complex owner’s bid to force its insurer to cover repair costs, saying a lower court properly applied Washington Supreme Court precedent in ruling that the building did not suffer a “collapse” as required for coverage.
The Second Circuit directed a lower court Wednesday to reassess whether Global Reinsurance Corp. of America must cover Century Indemnity Co.’s costs to defend Caterpillar in asbestos litigation beyond the reinsurer’s total liability limits, after New York’s highest court clarified how reinsurance contracts should be interpreted.
Lloyd’s of London ordered its members on Wednesday to stop insuring schemes linked to the National Rifle Association after New York’s financial regulator fined several companies for underwriting NRA-branded cover to protect gun owners facing criminal charges.
New York’s top financial regulator has turned heads with its recent focus on the National Rifle Association’s ties to state banks and insurers, with experts saying a foray into the contentious gun control debate could backfire on the agency and the firms it regulates.
The Employee Benefits Security Administration’s spring priorities include allowing employers to opt out of covering birth control and expanding a program that allows employers to duck civil penalties for fiduciary violations, according to a list filed with the White House’s regulatory affairs office on Wednesday.
The ex-wife of a late New England Patriots player asked the First Circuit on Tuesday to reverse a lower court decision that the National Football League’s retirement board properly denied her claim for survivor benefits.
Employees of the federal judiciary hit CNA Financial Corp. with a proposed class action in Illinois federal court Wednesday, claiming that some of them faced dramatic premium increases on long-term care insurance when others did not.
Relativity Media LLC, the film production house that just entered bankruptcy for the second time in three years, saw its $1.6 million DIP request nearly halved Wednesday by a dubious judge, and also told the court it’s cut business ties with founder Ryan Kavanaugh.
Following outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, such as the recent E. coli case attributed to romaine lettuce, public agencies investigate to control further exposure and prevent similar incidents in the future. However, once identified, members of the overall chain of supply are all potential defendants in lawsuits likely to be brought by those affected by the outbreak, says Eldon Edson of Selman Breitman LLP.
Based on his experience as a BigLaw associate for six years and now as general counsel for a tech startup, Jason Idilbi of Passport Labs offers some best practices for newer associates — whether they are serving external clients or senior attorneys within their firms.
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP’s Steve Berman helped secure a $1.67 billion payout for dealers over Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal and a $209 million settlement for student-athletes suing the NCAA over its limits on compensation for living expenses, earning him a place as one of Law360’s 2018 Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar.
As law firms increasingly operate as businesses, they face a wide range of risks and a demanding regulatory environment, and the fast-approaching European Union data protection regime is one component of the evolving landscape affecting those organizations. Here’s why some law firms have hired a chief risk officer to adhere to this upcoming regulation.
The sudden downfall of former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has opened a frenzy of speculation as to who’s in the running to become the Empire State’s next top cop, and the answer could prove historic if it leads to the first woman or minority to be elected to the powerful post.
The recent explosion in legal technology was intended to expedite delivery of legal services and yet the gap in access to justice in America remains, a shortfall that a new report says may be because of a lack of diversity among the field’s leaders.
President Donald Trump’s first nominee to the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday weathered criticisms about opinions he’d penned in college, as Democrats fumed over Republicans breaching the Senate Judiciary Committee’s “blue slip” tradition to advance his nomination.
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats on Wednesday called on President Donald Trump to withdraw his controversial nomination of Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Brian Benczkowski to lead the Department of Justice’s criminal division over his representation of a bank with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s fourth pick for the high-profile Fifth Circuit on Wednesday, sending U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt to the appellate panel.
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