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Architects and engineers working on a construction project can face substantial liability if they make design errors or other missteps that lead to building delays, property damage or injuries, so design firms would be wise to have counsel help them obtain a robust professional liability insurance policy to protect against those risks.
Ironshore Europe DAC asked the Fifth Circuit on Monday to allow it to go forward with its claim Schiff Hardin LLP’s bad advice about a product liability trial cost it $34 million, saying the law firm is liable under Texas law.
The Fifth Circuit has revived a Texas attorney’s claims that her insurer acted in bad faith by refusing to pay defense costs in litigation with a former client, ordering a trial judge to review the alleged violations of the state insurance code in light of a recent Texas Supreme Court ruling.
A former Jones Day employee accused the firm and an insurer in a lawsuit filed in Tennessee federal court Monday of improperly cutting off her short-term disability benefits and denying her other coverage.
Attorneys leading a class of hospital workers accusing Advocate Healthcare Network of improperly classifying its pension plan as a “church plan” asked an Illinois federal judge Friday to grant final approval to a proposed deal that would resolve the dispute and award them up to $1.25 million in legal fees.
Nineteen reinsurance companies have denied owing millions of dollars to Kapital Insurance over a plane crash that killed 45 passengers, alleging at the High Court in London that the Russian company may have secured previous judgments against them through corruption and fraud.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP has hired the U.S. Department of Justice’s former antitrust leader for health care, who played key roles in last year’s back-to-back challenges of the Aetna-Humana merger and the Anthem-Cigna merger, the firm announced Monday.
In Aqua Star v. Travelers, the Ninth Circuit affirmed last month that an exclusion in a crime policy unambiguously barred coverage for theft by social engineering, reminding insureds to obtain more specialized insurance for the increasingly common threat of social engineering crimes, say Jennifer Senior and Edward Vrtis of Jenner & Block LLP.
In these politically divisive times, many ask whether our institutions and traditions can help us return to a greater consensus. In days long past, the legal profession could have been counted on to serve just such a function. But lawyers are now just as polarized as everyone else, says Samuel Samaro of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC.
Pomerantz LLP’s Jeremy Lieberman led a $3 billion settlement for investors in a class action over Brazilian energy giant Petrobras’ corruption scandal, achieving a record sum and key legal ruling along the way to land him a spot on Law360’s 2018 Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar.
A recent lawsuit against Morrison & Foerster alleging discrimination against women who have children illuminates a question looming over the legal industry: Are law firms truly welcoming to mothers, or are their parental leave policies merely lip service?
Three former Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC attorneys have added their names to a $300 million gender discrimination class and collective action against the firm, according to an amended complaint filed Friday in California federal court, which also added Ogletree Deakins’ managing shareholder as a named defendant.
Fifty of the nation’s top law schools have asked firms recruiting on campuses to complete a survey regarding their use of mandatory arbitration and nondisclosure agreements, following reports that some BigLaw firms have required summer associates to sign agreements covering sexual harassment and other workplace misconduct.
Law firm billing rate increases and demand growth were the driving factors of revenue improvement in the first quarter of 2018, according to a law firm industry report released Monday by Citi Private Bank’s law firm group.
The Senate on Monday confirmed Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP partner Michael Y. Scudder Jr. and U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve for the Seventh Circuit in a rare bipartisan vote for President Donald Trump’s nominees.
Having a broad and diverse legal team at Hilton is critical to Kristin Campbell, the hotel brand’s executive vice president and general counsel. For example, women constitute at least half of her senior leadership team and the overall population of attorneys in the legal department. She also recently shared with Law360 how the piña colada, Waldorf salad and chocolate brownie are related to the company.
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