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  • May 28, 2020

    5th Circ. Told Texas Prisoners Filed COVID-19 Suit Too Early

    Texas told the Fifth Circuit Thursday a bid by a proposed class of geriatric prisoners for better safety measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic is doomed because they ran to court without exhausting a mandatory grievance process.

  • May 28, 2020

    Pa. Hospital Must Hand Over Reports In Patient Death Suit

    A Pennsylvania appeals court on Thursday ordered a hospital to produce about two years' worth of incident reports in a suit over an emergency room patient's death, saying the hospital could protect any privileged patient information and thus had no grounds to object.

  • May 28, 2020

    Insurer Tells 7th Circ. Coverage Doesn't Apply In Injury Suit

    Columbia Insurance Group Inc. told the Seventh Circuit Thursday that a lower court incorrectly found it had a duty to defend two property companies as additional insureds in a man's lawsuit over injuries he suffered at work.  

  • May 28, 2020

    Court Won't Pare Down Plumber's Insurance Bad Faith Suit

    A California appeals court on Wednesday rejected Navigators Specialty Insurance Co.'s bid to trim portions of a plumbing contractor's bad faith lawsuit claiming the insurer mishandled its defense of construction defect actions, finding the allegations in question do not run afoul of a state statute barring lawsuits aimed at stifling free speech.

  • May 28, 2020

    NYU Workers Point To 8th Circ. Decision In ERISA Appeal

    New York University workers urged the Second Circuit on Thursday to follow the Eighth Circuit's lead when deciding whether to resurrect their ERISA class action against the school, pointing to the Midwestern appellate court's recent revival of a similar suit against Washington University in St. Louis.

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