The U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding nationwide Affordable Care Act subsidies showed once again that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. relies heavily on congressional intent to interpret federal laws and rejects a narrower approach favored by other conservative justices, experts say.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a request from Geico General Insurance Co. to review a "devastating" Eleventh Circuit decision ruling that a certificate of title is not a requirement to proving motor vehicle ownership under Florida law.
The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday held that American Bankers Insurance Co. of Florida can compel five homeowners to arbitrate their claims that the insurer charged excessive premiums for unnecessarily high levels of coverage, despite the fact that the policyholders didn't sign individual arbitration agreements.
Anthem Inc. was hit with a putative class action on Friday in California federal court over one of the largest corporate breaches of health care data in U.S. history, in which it is accused of failing to encrypt its data or heed warnings that it was at risk to hackers.
Federal prosecutors on Monday said that they had gone “above and beyond” their legal requirements to provide documents to a former Wells Fargo & Co. vice president in an increasingly heated discovery battle related to a government mortgage fraud suit against the bank.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to review a circuit ruling for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act preempted a Vermont law requiring self-insured employee health plans to report claims data to the state.
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in favor of same-sex marriage will make it easier and less costly for many foreign nationals to obtain immigration benefits through marriage, and it is likely to erase worries that attorneys say kept some gay executives from coming to the United States.
The justices dissenting from Friday's gay marriage decision did not mince words when it came to their colleagues, with Justice Antonin Scalia calling the majority opinion “as pretentious as its content is egotistic.” Here, Law360 looks at the most noteworthy lines from the four dissents.
Three of the most important U.S. Supreme Court rulings for the gay rights movement have been released on June 26, but while some want to believe history is at work, it may just be a coincidence.
The U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling Friday that same-sex couples are entitled to the full benefits of marriage in all 50 states may have ended a tax and estate planning nightmare, but experts say questions about the reaction of corporate America, the future of civil unions and retroactive tax refunds remain.
Texas will continue to be a battleground for same-sex rights after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Obergefell ruling, since the governor has declared religious freedom entitles state agencies to refuse to enforce the law even as judges across the state performed courthouse weddings.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage offered stirring words on equality but also was largely silent about how judges should approach claims of discrimination against gay Americans, teeing up battles that are likely to be waged in lower courts for years to come, experts say.
The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark declaration that the U.S. Constitution requires all 50 states to allow same-sex marriages will not only provide welcome uniformity for nationwide employers but also add momentum to efforts to expand anti-discrimination protections for LGBT workers, lawyers say.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC won the dismissal of an insurer's $100 million suit over losses on Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. collateralized debt obligations, with a New York court finding Friday that arranging a CDO deal does not make one an insurance applicant under state law.
A Florida federal judge on Friday partially granted a motion for summary judgment of a putative class action claiming Public Storage overcharged customers for its self-storage insurance, agreeing to strike some but not all of Public Storage's affirmative defenses to prevent plaintiffs from recovering their premium payments.
General Electric has received a round of initial bids for its health care finance unit from companies that include Capital One Financial Corp., Apollo Global Management and others; information technology company SRA International is exploring a possible sale or initial public offering; and Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America considers selling its asset management business.
Kemper Development Co. has scored $110 million in refinancing from MetLife Inc. for a 337-room hotel in Bellevue, Washington, a deal Perkins Coie LLP and Stoel Rives LLP worked on as counsel to Kemper Development and MetLife, respectively.
Tyco Integrated Security LLC got a partial victory Thursday against an insurer suing over a $60 million theft at an Eli Lilly & Co. warehouse that the security company allegedly failed to prevent, when a Florida federal judge denied the insurer's summary judgment bid and nixed a state claim.
The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proceeding against an alleged polluter is a “suit” and should be defended by insurers, in a 5-4 decision the dissenting judges called a “disturbing” deviation from state insurance law.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday formally dropped his lawsuit against the federal government over health care funding for the state's low-income residents, after receiving an agreement in principle that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will continue providing funds for the next two years.
Contrary to the view presented in a recent Law360 guest article, the California Supreme Court should not overturn its ruling in Henkel Corp. v. Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co., as there is no basis to reconsider Henkel in light of Section 520 of the California Insurance Code, says Patrick Hofer at Troutman Sanders LLP.
The House and Senate will end this month on a high note, as they are expected to send Trade Promotion Authority legislation to the president this week for signature, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn McClure of Covington & Burling LLP.
Although the precise theory of discrimination was not revealed in the government's action against Provident Funding Associates LP's lending practices, it is likely that regulators, despite recent court challenges — including Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project Inc., which is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court — relied on disparate impact theory, say attorneys at Arnold & Porter LLP.
Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. of America and Centex Homes have been battling it out on the issue of the rights and obligations of an additional insured carrier in construction defect litigation, filing a multitude of actions against each other throughout California. Two trial courts have reached very different conclusions regarding whether Travelers, or any AI carrier, has the obligation to defend pursuant to an accepted AI throu... (continued)
No matter the industry, be it retail, health care or legal services, the employee-employer relationship is built on trust, but with the typical organization losing 5 percent of its revenue to fraud each year — that’s $3.7 trillion annually worldwide — employers should take several preventative measures, says Douglas Karpp of Hiscox Ltd.
According to The American Lawyer, over 2,700 AmLaw 200 law firm partners switched firms last year, representing between 4 and 5 percent of all partners on the AmLaw list. But what about the thousands of other partners who tried — but failed — to switch firms? While no statistics are available on this number, I have a secret to share: Many, if not most, lateral partner candidacies fail, says Adam Weiss of the Lateral Lawyer Group.
Under certain circumstances, a claimant’s unreasonable delay can, in itself, lead to waiver of the right to arbitrate. While California courts have yet to provide a concrete deadline, an unreasonable delay of three years provides a sound basis to pursue waiver, says Jacob Felderman of Tyson & Mendes.
Despite the attention the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's first administrative appeal has received, the CFPB has recently been filing more of its cases in federal court than ever before. This trend has important implications for institutions under the CFPB’s jurisdiction and it may limit the impact of CFPB Director Richard Cordray’s decision on the statute of limitations in the recent appeal, says Nicholas Smyth of Reed Smit... (continued)
In today’s global marketplace, sellers and distributors are often required to tender defense to foreign business partners in product liability cases, whether they are the product’s manufacturer or component part manufacturer. Attorneys must individually tailor each tender letter to comply with the statutes and case law governing defense and indemnity obligations wherever the case is pending, says Claire Parsons of Wilson Elser Mosk... (continued)
While the percentage of minority attorneys at U.S. law firms remains disproportionately low, the senior management side of BigLaw paints an even bleaker picture of diversity — only a handful of the 100 largest U.S. law firms are currently helmed by minority attorneys. Offering that rare perspective in this regard are Cesar Alvarez, co-chairman of Greenberg Traurig LLP, and Eduardo Leite, chairman of the executive committee at Baker & McKenzie.