Whistleblowers are increasingly targeting pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers with False Claims Act suits involving kickbacks and an array of billing shenanigans, opening yet another front in health fraud litigation that will only become more active as Medicare Part D and Medicaid continue to grow, attorneys say.
The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday clarified that self-insured employers, government entities and certain nonprofits are exempt from paying an annual fee imposed by the Affordable Care Act for the 2014 fee year because they don't qualify as so-called covered entities for tax purposes.
Colony Insurance Co. has resolved a coverage fight over an $11 million lawsuit accusing Electro Power Systems of Utah Inc. of illegally reproducing a rival's industrial crane parts, the insurer told an Illinois federal court Tuesday.
Twenty victims and relatives of those killed in a 2013 Philadelphia building collapse on Monday resisted efforts by the insurer of the contractor implicated in the collapse to avoid indemnity in state court, arguing it was too early to conclude that coverage had been voided.
Homeland Insurance Co. of New York hit King’s Daughters Health System Inc. with an insurance coverage action in Kentucky federal court Monday, saying it doesn’t have to cover lawsuits against the medical center arising from allegations that doctors performed unnecessary heart procedures to "enrich themselves."
In a precedential ruling, the Third Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of a suit brought by Lloyds of London against United Parcel Service of America Inc. over missing packages, finding the Carmack Amendment preempts all state law claims involving goods lost by a ground carrier in interstate commerce.
A Texas appeals court on Tuesday rejected a Houston dentist's argument that Porter Hedges LLP should be forced to live up to a purported deal to let a jury decide a legal malpractice suit alleging the firm mishandled an insurance claim for litigation coverage.
Life insurance giant MetLife Inc. said Tuesday that it has acquired The Loop, a 435,000-square-foot outdoor shopping center in Kissimmee, Florida, from an institutional client of AEW Capital Management LP for an undisclosed price.
Utica Mutual Insurance Co. on Friday fought R&Q Reinsurance Co.'s attempt to cap at $1 million its liability for defense costs and other expenses flowing from asbestos injury claims against Buffalo Pumps Inc., urging a New York federal court not to follow a divisive Second Circuit precedent.
Amtrak sued nearly two dozen insurers Monday in District of Columbia federal court seeking coverage for a wide range of claims over its environmental cleanup obligations and liability for exposing individuals to asbestos and other health hazards, just three days after a group of insurers filed a suit seeking to avoid coverage.
A New York judge has pared down Rampart Brokerage Corp.’s $20 million fraud and breach of contract suit against Riemer Insurance Group Inc. and its affiliates, throwing out several claims against the insurance agent who handled Rampart’’s accounts.
Insurance broker NFP Property & Casualty Services Inc. and BrightStar Education Group Inc. have settled litigation that arose after an insurer refused to cover BrightStar's substantial defense costs from a subpoena tied to a False Claims Act suit, according to a Friday filing in Colorado federal court.
An Illinois federal judge ruled on Monday that Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. and several Farmers Insurance Group units could not be held vicariously liable for allegedly unlawful telemarketing calls placed by a third party, but refused to toss identical class action claims brought against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.
A California federal judge has held that a state law does not automatically bar policyholders from using two law firms as independent counsel, while rejecting summary judgment motions in an insurance dispute flowing from a trademark battle between Guess? Inc. and its licensees, and Gucci America Inc.
Arbitrators have awarded $2.23 million to a Southern California city in an ongoing insurance battle over $6 million in defense costs racked up in litigation against San Bernardino County stemming from the county's $102 million settlement with a developer.
Four initial public offerings — two biotech firms, a Florida-based bank and a life insurance provider — are scheduled for the week, as the expected August slowdown sets in and companies hesitate to make their public debuts amid lower valuations, according to data collected by IPO investment firm Renaissance Capital.
A Texas jury on Friday found that Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America did not prove that Eagle Oil & Gas Co. failed to act reasonably to prevent a well explosion that led it to file a suit seeking coverage for environmental damage.
Dozens of Amtrak’s insurers filed suit in New York federal court on Friday to avoid covering the government-backed railroad service for a wide range of claims over its environmental cleanup obligations and liability for exposing individuals to asbestos and other health hazards.
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Friday consolidated and transferred to the Middle District of Florida five actions filed by auto collision repair shops accusing more than 80 different automobile insurers of conspiring to manipulate car repair costs to reduce their payments.
A Virginia federal judge ruled on Thursday that Travelers Indemnity Co. of America must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions LLC against class allegations that it posted confidential medical records online, finding that the Travelers policy covered electronic publication of private information.