Missouri’s attorney general unveiled indictments on Wednesday against the former owners of defunct car warranty dealer U.S. Fidelis Inc. for felony charges including stealing, unlawful merchandising practices and insurance fraud.
Insurers who refused to settle homeowner policy claims over defective stucco — and now face a proposed class action over a related $7.7 million jury verdict — removed the case to South Carolina federal court Tuesday, denying they owe damages.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a federal judge was not authorized to stop a state court from certifying a class action over Bayer Corp.'s Baycol, in a decision that could make it easier for plaintiffs to bring class actions.
Aon Risk Services Northeast Companies Inc. sued a former executive on Wednesday in New York state court for allegedly stealing trade secrets and violating a noncompete agreement by taking a job at rival insurance broker Alliant Insurance Services Inc.
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday overturned a district court's decision to remand a suit brought by Countrywide Home Loans Insurance Co. and BAC Home Loans Servicing LP against Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Co. over a mortgage loan insurance policy.
Nautilus Insurance Co. filed suit in Arkansas federal court Wednesday in an effort to avoid paying for a sex abuse suit against convicted pastor Tony Alamo, as well as litigation over the alleged desecration of his wife's corpse.
The Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday preliminarily passed a measure aimed at reforming the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association that includes a controversial prohibition on punitive damages in suits against the nonprofit insurer.
Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. on Monday asked an Oklahoma federal court to sanction Wells Fargo Bank NA for frustrating discovery in litigation over the insurer’s rescission of life insurance policies worth $20 million, by failing to provide a knowledgeable witness.
The Wornick Co. sued Houston Casualty Co. in Ohio on Wednesday seeking insurance coverage for $2.8 million the military rations provider paid in relation to the recall of 700,000 meals ready to eat contaminated by salmonella.
A Florida federal judge on Tuesday rejected a former Tew Cardenas LLP lawyer's assertion that an aviation insurer cannot sue him for allegedly bungling a plane hangar accident settlement, ruling the attorney represented the insurer as well as the insured.
In my first jury trial, the mistake I made was in believing that the jury would follow the judge’s lead and rule in my client’s favor because the judge so clearly despised my adversary and his client. I never now forget that juries have a mind of their own and you have to convince them yourself, says Bill McSherry, New York chairman of Crowell & Moring LLP's litigation department.
Don’t leave any openings for someone to reinvent history, says Matthew Kairis, a litigation partner in Jones Day's Columbus, Ohio, office.
Phoenix Licensing LLC filed suits in Texas on Monday and Tuesday against a slew of financial institutions and insurers — including Aetna Inc., Commerce Bank NA, Humana Inc. and General Electric Capital Corp. — over patents for marketing technology.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday tossed two Humana Inc. subsidiaries' putative class action seeking reimbursement from GlaxoSmithKline PLC for costs the insurers incurred to cover treatment for Avandia-related injuries for Medicare beneficiaries who have settled their claims with GSK.
A New York federal judge Tuesday moved Allstate Insurance Co.'s case against Bank of America Corp. and subsidiary Countrywide Financial Corp. over a $700 million purchase of toxic mortgage-backed securities to California, saying the insurer appeared to be “judge shopping.”
AmeriHealth Insurance Co. of New Jersey reached a settlement Tuesday with plaintiffs in a New Jersey putative class action accusing it of improperly limiting coverage for the treatment of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.
Colony Insurance Co. on Monday defeated a $22 million lawsuit brought in Texas state court by a Houston homeowners association seeking coverage for roof damage to 250 townhouses, Colony's attorneys said.
Turkish airline Tailwind Havayollari and Chartis Aerospace Insurance Services Inc. sued The Boeing Co. and Parker-Hannifin Corp. in Oklahoma federal court on Monday for alleged negligence and product liability over a plane landing failure that nearly ended in disaster.
Affiliates of The Chubb Corp. and Hartford Fire Insurance Co. on Friday took to Pennsylvania federal court a coverage dispute with mutual fund giant Federated Investors Inc., which seeks more than $25 million for litigation over allegedly excessive fees.
Drywall supplier Banner Supply Co., several affiliates and their insurers have reached a preliminary $55 million settlement in a multidistrict litigation in Louisiana in which Florida homeowners claim damages from corrosive Chinese drywall, parties involved in the resolution announced Tuesday.