A New Jersey state court held Monday that under New Jersey law, a pollution exclusion in Great American E&S Insurance Co.'s policy would not apply to a $2 million oil spill claim tied to an allegedly faulty product, though the court ultimately selected insurer-friendly Canadian law on the issue.
Aetna Inc., Humana Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. on Wednesday said they will help build an online portal allowing policyholders in employer and individual plans to comparison-shop for lower-cost hospitals and clinics, adding to efforts by state and federal regulators to pressure providers into reducing prices.
The current patent reform legislation is critical to restore balance in the patent system and eliminate a “shakedown” patent environment that now suppresses rather than encourages innovation in America’s technology industry, says Mark Chandler, general counsel of Cisco Systems Inc.
Cozen O’Connor has beefed up its global insurance group with the addition to its Chicago office of a former Dentons partner who also has expertise in class action, environmental and bankruptcy cases, the firm announced Monday.
A California federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Darwin Select Insurance Co. breached its duty to defend Millennium Laboratories Inc. in a pair of suits in which two rival companies accused Millennium of false advertising, finding Darwin owes coverage under the terms of the policy.
Though women have a unique ability to bond and support each other, and many of their efforts may focus on building relationships with women clients, there is much to be gained from the differing perspectives that are realized by inclusiveness. It’s important for my male partners to attend women’s client events for the same reason, says Audra Dial, managing partner of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP's Atlanta office.
The Consumer Federation of America on Monday urged federal lawmakers to be skeptical about calls to renew the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, arguing that the federal terrorism reinsurance program benefits only large commercial buildings in four major U.S. cities and their insurers.
A securities brokerage accused of trading excessively to churn a client’s bill sued an XL Group PLC insurer in New York court Tuesday, seeking the right to control the selection of defense counsel based on the carrier’s alleged conflict of interest in the decision.
U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Francis Allegra talks to Law360 about suing the sovereign, keeping pace with technology and his surprising journey from the seminary to the federal bench.
A New Jersey appellate panel on Tuesday nixed breach of contract claims filed against Allstate Insurance Co. by three of its former independent agents, ruling the agents can’t pursue the insurer for terminating their contracts under the state’s franchise law because it doesn’t protect them.
Detroit was hit with an onslaught of last-minute objections to its proposed bankruptcy exit plan Monday, with challenges coming in from the federal government and a string of municipal bond insurers in the final hours before a court-imposed objection deadline.
The federal government expects that it will take at least two more years to finalize rules aimed at ensuring that private insurers aren't being overpaid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for administering the National Flood Insurance Program, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Friday.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday approved a confidential settlement between Highmark Inc. and a former supervisor who accused the health insurer of refusing to pay overtime for various supervisory functions performed by midlevel employees in its call center units.
Colony Insurance Co. on Monday asked a federal judge to find it has no duty to cover Electro Power Systems of Utah Inc. in $11 million litigation over its allegedly illegal reproduction of a rival’s industrial crane parts, saying the company’s policies didn’t protect against these types of claims.
MassMutual demands that our outside counsel be committed to ensuring that as a firm they represent the population of our customers at all levels. There have been times during my career when I have ended relationships with firms that did not meet our expectations in this area, says Mark Roellig, general counsel of Massachusetts Mutual Financial Group.
A divided Eighth Circuit on Tuesday set aside a ruling requiring United Fire & Casualty Co. to cover a lawsuit claiming that concrete sealant a contractor used in an office injured three workers, holding that the material qualified as a "pollutant" under the pollution exclusion. Correction: An earlier headline misstated the status of the lawsuit. The error has been corrected.
Ballard Spahr LLP on Tuesday said that it has added a veteran Delaware litigator specializing in corporate litigation and insurance coverage defense to join the firm’s Wilmington office as a partner in its litigation, appellate, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity practice groups.
The parties litigating the future of Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage returned to the question of whether the statute has caused harm to the challengers before a Monday deadline for all filings, and the fight is now in the hands of a federal judge.
A Texas federal judge on Monday let Axis Insurance Co. off the hook in a suit over costs stemming from a shareholder derivative suit that Martin Midstream Partners LP's parent company alleged it was owed under directors and officers policies, ruling that another insurer is liable before Axis’ policy is triggered.
Solera Holdings Inc. said Monday that it is buying the insurance and services division of private equity-owned Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC for $280 million, expanding the Texas-based insurance software company's business to include automobile repair and claims management services.