Two excess insurers sought Wednesday to toss a complaint brought in California federal court by a water district seeking to win coverage of nine lawsuits that claim it designed a water supply system that was inadequate for fighting a 2008 wildfire.
U.S. producers of honey, garlic, mushrooms and crawfish asked the Federal Circuit on Friday to revive a $723 million putative class action over allegedly negligent anti-dumping duty surety bonds issued by Hartford Fire Insurance Co. and others, arguing they had standing to file the suit.
Spring Hill Insurance Co. and its affiliates on Wednesday resolved a Wells Fargo Bank NA breach of contract suit in Alabama over $8 million in real estate financing Wachovia Bank NA provided before it merged with Wells Fargo.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the receiver for Washington Mutual Bank NA, on Wednesday declared its support for Washington Mutual Inc.'s Chapter 11 plan in Delaware bankruptcy court.
The Ninth Circuit on Thursday held that retaliation claims under the Civil Rights Act are governed by a four-year statute of limitations, reviving part of a former Lucent Technologies Inc. employee's suit against the company and Connecticut General Life Insurance Co.
State National Insurance Co. Inc. on Tuesday removed to Colorado federal court KB Home Colorado Inc.'s suit seeking coverage for what it claims was shoddy legal representation provided by unnamed attorneys holding two State National professional liability policies.
The parents of a deceased Cozen O'Connor PC insurance attorney are fighting her lesbian partner, whom she married in Canada, for a stake in their daughter's death benefits, according to documents filed Monday in Pennsylvania federal court.
Several Puerto Rican affiliates of UBS AG slapped Ace Insurance Group with a $10 million lawsuit in New York state court Wednesday, seeking coverage of expenses racked up during federal investigations into pension bonds that UBS both underwrote and bought.
Attorney Joe Cotchett fits the old-school picture of the classic “plaintiff’s attorney." He at times literally stands at the podium with his arm around one of the defense counsel during argument while explaining why that defendant was (allegedly) a crook, with a twinkle in his eye acknowledging it is all a bit of showmanship, says Joshua Lichtman, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.
The Third Circuit on Wednesday revived Illinois National Insurance Co.’s lawsuit against hospitality services company Wyndham Worldwide Operations Inc. seeking a judgment that one of its policies doesn’t cover a 2008 plane crash in Oregon that killed five people.
A disgruntled Allied Healthcare Inc. investor filed a class action Monday in New York in an effort to prevent U.K.-based insurer Saga Group Ltd.’s $175 million buyout of the company.
Metropolitan Business Management Inc. told the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that a lower court erred when it denied attorneys’ fees and trimmed $1 million from a $3 million punitive damages award in the company’s successful breach of contract suit against Allstate Insurance Co.
The Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims lacked jurisdiction to hold the federal government liable for damages that Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Co. said it suffered after providing surety bonds for a $12 million U.S. Navy housing contract.
The Third Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a lower court's decision to dismiss a New Jersey-based nonprofit doctors group's challenge to the federal health care reform law's mandatory minimum insurance requirement, ruling the group did not show injury necessary for standing.
More than 50 health insurers who offer Medicare Advantage plans were hit with a class action in New York on Monday accusing them of violating state law by imposing liens on patients who receive personal injury settlements.
The U.S. lost a bid Tuesday to dismiss attempts by Bank of America NA, its underwriters and others to recover portions of nearly $19.3 million seized from an ex-New York City police sergeant convicted of stealing $50 million from banks through a cash transfer business.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. sued Navigators Insurance Co. in California on Tuesday seeking $8 million in costs to defend itself and one of its directors against securities claims brought by billionaire investor Carl Icahn over a convertible notes exchange.
I was a junior associate and said, “With all due respect, Your Honor” — because I thought that’s the way you were supposed to address a judge when you disagreed with him — and the judge cut me off. “I’ll be the one to decide whether you showed due respect,” he announced, “after you’ve finished telling me why you think I’m wrong." I learned that while it’s important to respect the judicial process at all times, there is no need to announce your intention to do so, says Stephen Foresta, a partner in the New York office of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
American International Group Inc. unit International Lease Finance Corp. said Wednesday it would buy aircraft leaser AerCap Holdings NV's AeroTurbine subsidiary — which manages planes and parts — for $228 million as it seeks to maximize the life of its fleet.
A Lloyd’s of London underwriter on Tuesday lost its bid in California federal court to dismiss a suit by Ruiz Food Products Inc. seeking coverage for costs and damages from the 2010 recall of a Mexican-style beef product.