Godwin Ronquillo PC has bolstered its Houston-based commercial litigation practice group by adding a former Shannon Gracey Ratliff & Miller LLP partner, it said Wednesday.
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. was hit with a putative class action in South Carolina federal court Tuesday accusing the insurance giant of sending unsolicited fax advertisements to many recipients in violation of the Junk Fax Prevention Act.
HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. on Monday asked a Tennessee federal judge to dismiss Oreck Corp.’s lawsuit demanding that HCC cover the vacuum cleaner maker in multidistrict litigation alleging it misled consumers into purchasing products that did not perform as advertised.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday let four insurers off the hook in two suits seeking coverage for a defamation action that sought $96 million in damages against First Advantage Litigation Consulting LLC, finding that none of them had a duty to defend or indemnify FALC.
A Missouri federal judge told Factory Mutual Insurance Co. Tuesday to cover the massive business losses that roofing materials manufacturer Tamko Building Products Inc. suffered during a month-long plant shutdown stemming from an off-site oil pipeline leak.
Defunct mortgage insurer PMI Group Inc. sued an Arizona insurance regulator on Monday in Delaware bankruptcy court to preserve its control over $1.3 billion in tax assets that it wants to use to pay back creditors.
Wells Fargo Bank NA and Prudential Insurance Co. of America are accused of orchestrating an elaborate plot to get repayment on a $150 million loan by pushing Texas-based mechanical contractor Conex International LLC, which services the refining and petrochemical industries, into involuntary bankruptcy, according to a case removed to federal court Friday.
Countrywide Home Loans Inc. has reached a settlement in its $111 million lawsuit accusing Triad Guaranty Insurance Corp. of wrongfully rescinding insurance coverage on thousands of home loans, Triad's attorney told a California judge Tuesday, saying the deal is awaiting government approval.
A Mississippi federal judge ruled Monday that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. had no duty to defend a pharmacy and its employees against claims that they liberally doled out addictive drugs, causing injuries and in some cases deaths.
AXA SA on Monday appealed a judge's determination that communications between ING Groep NV and its attorneys at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP might be privileged in a $1.5 billion stock purchase agreement dispute.
A New York federal judge on Monday dismissed a $60 million lawsuit by a Texas insurer alleging two insurance industry groups fraudulently delayed a payout from the estate of a liquidated insurance company.
An Arkansas federal judge on Monday declined to consolidate a quartet of declaratory judgment actions in which four insurers are seeking to avoid paying for sexual molestation, physical abuse and corpse desecration suits against convicted pastor Tony Alamo.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court kept alive a putative class action against Conestoga Title Insurance Co. over inflated rates Monday, affirming part of a Superior Court decision that found the existence of administrative remedies did not prevent the plaintiff from seeking additional relief.
Departing from its earlier ruling, the Eleventh Circuit held Monday that a lower court correctly found that a pollution exclusion in Scottsdale Insurance Co.'s commercial general liability policy barred coverage of a wrongful death suit arising from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Pfizer Inc. on Friday urged the First Circuit to uphold the dismissal of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, several health plans and other third-party payors from multidistrict litigation over alleged off-label marketing of epilepsy drug Neurontin, saying the payors couldn’t prove any direct injury from Pfizer’s actions.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Inc. asked a federal judge to throw out a putative antitrust class action on Monday, claiming the insurance provider is immune to federal and state antitrust laws since state regulators approved the allegedly inflated premiums.
A Texas judge on Monday refused to grant the Texas attorney general's request to appoint a receiver for Life Partners Holdings Inc. in the state's suit accusing the insurer of selling fraudulent, unregistered securities.
An exasperated Delaware state judge on Friday sanctioned excess insurers in a long-running legal battle with Warren Pumps LLC over coverage of asbestos claims, declaring they had ignored the court's warning about "excessive and abusive discovery tactics."
More companies are choosing the U.S. over offshore locations like Bermuda as the home base for their captive insurers, signaling that states' efforts to facilitate self-insurance arrangements are paying off, though many are still playing catch-up in learning how to regulate captives, experts say.
A California federal judge refused to toss most claims against Countrywide Financial Corp. on Friday in a suit brought by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance as part of multidistrict litigation over allegedly faulty mortgage-backed securities certificates, while letting the lender's parent Bank of America Corp. off the hook.