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National Liability and Fire Insurance Co. can’t use an “other insurance” clause in a personal injury policy to shift responsibility for a yacht accident off to fellow insurer State Farm, the Fourth Circuit ruled Thursday, finding the clause void under a Virginia statute.
Anthem Inc. and Express Scripts Inc. told the Second Circuit on Wednesday that a New York federal judge correctly ruled the companies didn’t act as fiduciaries when setting drug prices, so they couldn’t have breached their fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by allegedly overpricing medication.
The U.S. government should allow private companies to muscle in on the flood insurance market after hurricanes inflicted around $100 billion worth of uninsured damage last year, Lloyd’s of London said on Thursday.
A Pennsylvania appeals court agreed Thursday that the state’s open records law did not entitle UnitedHealthcare to documents detailing the scoring of bid proposals submitted by competitors, which the insurer requested to aid in a protest after the Department of Human Services rejected its bid.
The federal government will be allowed to depose a dozen doctors, well short of the 95 it had initially requested, in a False Claims Act suit against Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc. over allegedly fraudulently billed hepatitis B tests, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled on Thursday.
A man who helped run two medical clinics in Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday by a Manhattan federal judge for bilking Medicare and Medicaid out of $1.4 million by giving unnecessary care to patients and paying them kickbacks.
Latham & Watkins LLP steered eight initial public offerings in May, when counting representation of issuers and underwriters, more than any other firm in what was the busiest month for deals since January, and the pace shows no signs of softening in June.
Builders risk insurance is critically important to building owners and contractors with ongoing construction projects, particularly during hurricane season. While expenses such as the cost to repair or replace loss or damage to physical property, materials and labor are more apparent, soft costs and time element coverage should also be considered, say Gina Lozier and Jeffrey Wertman of Berger Singerman LLP.
Connecting with potential prospects is now more challenging due to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, meaning that law firm microsites, blogs and social media will become more valuable than ever. The firms that deploy them strategically will increase their relative visibility and accelerate the rebuilding of their opt-in distribution lists, says Stephan Roussan of ICVM Group.
When attorneys look to start separate side businesses, they and their firms may see a slew of potential headaches, but with careful consideration and consultation with their firms, they can ensure their legal work is protected.
What’s a trial lawyer to do when they’re done examining a witness and the jurors get a chance to lob their own queries at the stand? A judge pushing for this practice says it only aids the jurors, but attorneys say it might be a fix for a system that isn’t broken.
Jenner & Block secured a lion’s win this week for Northwestern University when a federal judge dismissed a proposed class action against the university over its handling of workers’ retirement savings, while Labaton Sucharow, Thornton Law Firm and Lieff Cabraser ended up legal lambs after a special master concluded they overstated their bill in a class action settlement and recommended they return a significant chunk of the $75 million fee award.
May’s notable legal department hires included new general counsel at Novartis, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Fox News and the U.S. Copyright Office.