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The Texas Supreme Court agreed Friday to review a lower court’s holding that Anadarko Petroleum Corp. is not entitled to coverage by Lloyd’s of London underwriters for any of the over $100 million it has spent defending against claims stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday sent the question of how much Depositors Insurance Co. owes on a $1.5 million hail damage claim back for retrial, finding that while an appraisal panel can rule on both causation and damages, the case also involves policy interpretation.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP has picked up Baker McKenzie’s North American insurance practice head for its New York office, Stroock announced Friday.
A Christian charity is suing its insurer in Georgia federal court for refusing to defend it from a suit filed by the California Department of Justice, which claims the charity misled donors about how efficiently it uses their dollars to provide aid by inflating the price of donated pharmaceuticals.
A New Jersey federal judge sided with a former Washington Post science reporter with chronic fatigue syndrome Thursday in his Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit against Prudential Insurance Company of America, which had dropped his short-term disability benefits and denied his bid for long-term ones.
The last week has seen CIS Insurance lodge another claim against IBM, a dispute emerge between a bankrupt mini-bond scheme and its security trustee, and Chubb sue Harvey Weinstein amid a fight over who should pay the cost of defending the movie producer against sexual harassment claims. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
Venture-backed data analytics startup Domo Inc., a so-called technology unicorn, was among six companies that filed initial public offerings on Friday, bolstering a growing lineup of deals that could price before July 4.
The co-chair of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s national securities litigation and enforcement practice, who has previously freed Costco from an $18 million wrongful death suit and nabbed a $238 million verdict against Lennar Corp. in a real estate dispute, has left for Cooley LLP, Cooley announced this week.
“Uncivil Warriors: The Lawyers’ Civil War,” by Peter Hoffer, is a new book about the involvement of lawyers on both sides in the American Civil War. The discussion is enlightening and often fascinating, but falls short in several key areas, says Federal Circuit Judge Evan Wallach.
Every June, rainbow flags decorate storefronts and apparel across the U.S. in celebration of LGBT Pride Month. As the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s trio of landmark LGBT rights rulings approaches, LGBT attorneys and legal industry leaders spoke with Law360 and shared what they think the industry does well and what it can do better for those within its ranks.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer exhorted a class of New York Law School graduates at their commencement ceremony Friday afternoon to remain engaged in public life and to dedicate themselves to upholding faith in the rule of law, both for themselves and for myriad Americans who were not trained as lawyers.
A California federal judge dismissed a former Steptoe & Johnson LLP associate’s proposed pay equity class action against the firm on Thursday, after she and the firm agreed she must arbitrate her claims in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision allowing class action waivers in the workplace.
California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday announced 21 appointments to trial courts across the state, including a Duane Morris LLP partner with experience litigating technology, construction and insurance disputes, and a legal malpractice expert from Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
The legal services sector’s employment struggles in 2018 continued into May, losing 200 jobs despite generally positive results for the nation’s situation as a whole, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
Absent a universal right to counsel, the availability of legal representation for noncitizens in immigration proceedings has hit a crisis point nationwide, but none are worse off than individuals detained in remote facilities.
Attorneys said companies need to think twice before deciding it’s too late to fill in compliance gaps for the European Union’s sweeping General Data Protection Regulation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and two payday lender trade groups joined together to ask a Texas federal judge to stay the groups’ suit challenging the agency’s so-called payday rule, and Law360 asked female attorneys what gender parity looks like in the legal industry. 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.