The Ninth Circuit on Thursday tossed a putative class action brought by nursing agency ReadyLink Healthcare Inc. against the California State Compensation Insurance Fund, saying California state courts already ruled on the company’s Revenue Code preemption arguments, effectively killing the case.
A Texas federal judge on Wednesday tossed a suit brought by two American International Group Inc. units claiming they have no duty to cover salt producer Texas Brine Co. in litigation over the company’s alleged responsibility for a 2012 Louisiana sinkhole, finding the case would be better heard by Louisiana courts.
With Congress mulling the government's soon-to-expire terrorism reinsurance program, the Government Accountability Office released a report Wednesday suggesting that the U.S. Department of the Treasury collect more data surrounding the private terrorism coverage market and clarify when cyberattacks trigger the federal backstop.
The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday refused to revive Alabama Gas Corp.'s suit seeking indemnification from Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. for $4 million it spent remediating a polluted site, affirming a lower court ruling that the company didn't face any liability during the policy period.
Senior management typically has a solid understanding of flextime — it’s the lawyers who are working side-by-side with women who seem to either be reluctant to make the arrangement work or have misconceptions about flextime and the level of commitment it entails, says Christine Cesare, leader of Bryan Cave LLP's litigation section and a member of the firm's management committee.
A witness I was cross-examining came down off the witness stand swinging a knife. The federal marshal shot him. Medical personnel carried the bleeding man out of the federal courtroom, and we resumed the hearing. I got some “street cred” for that one, says Leslie Benitez, co-managing partner of Gordon & Rees LLP's Austin, Texas, office.
A California judge on Wednesday denied class certification to Farmers New World Life Insurance Co. customers who allege in a decade-old case that they were cheated out of life insurance benefits that they paid for, saying the plaintiffs failed to show classwide injury.
A group of Los Angeles-area hospitals on Tuesday sued the California Department of Health Care Services alleging the state failed to reimburse them for medical care rendered to patients covered by Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program.
Trade group America’s Health Insurance Plans on Wednesday urged Congress to make bare-bones insurance policies eligible for Affordable Care Act subsidies, a proposal that could make coverage cheaper for some consumers but also leave them liable for hefty deductibles.
Greenberg Traurig LLP urged a Texas appeals court Wednesday to enforce a provision in its attorney-client contract with National American Insurance Co. requiring arbitration of a $2.7 million malpractice suit the insurer filed against the firm for allegedly missing appellate deadlines in a wrongful death case.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts Inc. launched a flurry of subrogation actions Wednesday in the Louisiana multidistrict litigation over the bladder cancer risks carried by Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. and Eli Lilly & Co.’s diabetes drug Actos, seeking to recoup the cost of medical bills for hundreds of alleged victims.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued a New York-based health network on Wednesday for religious bias, claiming the company foisted a belief system called “Onionhead” on its workers that required them to pray, burn candles and tell colleagues “I love you,” and fired employees who objected.
A Sixth Circuit panel on Wednesday affirmed the denial of a preliminary injunction sought by a variety of Catholic schools, charities and dioceses over the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate, ruling that paperwork needed to qualify for accommodations are not a substantial burden on their beliefs.
A California appeals court on Tuesday called for a new trial on damages in a $10.8 million payment dispute between Children's Hospital Central California and Blue Cross of California, saying that the lower court made erroneous rulings regarding evidence and the valuation of medical services.
A group of Pennsylvania state legislators on Tuesday lined up behind a county clerk's bid to intervene and seek an appeal of a federal judge's recent decision striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Columbia Casualty Co. said Friday that other insurers must shoulder the burden of costs sought by engineering and construction contractor URS Corp. related to a $34.6 million settlement over the remediation and development of a Lebanese landfill.
The Third Circuit on Wednesday refused to revive Reginella Construction Co.'s $16 million lawsuit against Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. of America alleging it jeopardized construction projects with the Ohio Turnpike Commission and a school district, finding there is no fiduciary relationship between the two parties.
Latham & Watkins LLP added to its Los Angeles trial team a Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP partner who has experience working on multimillion- and billion-dollar litigation with clients including banks, private equity investors, hedge funds and technology and insurance companies, the firm said Monday.
A California appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court’s decision denying insurance coverage to two women with eating disorders who filed a proposed class action against Blue Shield of California, finding the insurer had to pay for medically necessary treatment even though their plans specifically excluded it.
The best way to react to sexism is to be smarter, work harder and reflect professionalism. You cannot change things until you become part of the inner circle and change things from within the system, says Kimberly Yelkin, executive partner of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP's Austin, Texas, office and chairwoman of the firm's government affairs and insurance regulatory practice groups.