A slew of pandemic business interruption rulings have highlighted insurance litigation so far in 2021, while Illinois' highest court issued a first-of-its-kind decision in a biometric privacy suit, Indiana's justices weighed in on whether crime insurance covers ransomware attacks and Verizon was awarded a large settlement in Delaware.
A New Jersey bill designed to extend insurance coverage to future pandemics and a federal proposal that would shield insurers that do business with cannabis companies are among the legislative and regulatory developments that have captured insurance attorneys' attention in the first half of 2021.
U.S. authorities' recent probing of Toyota for possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations illustrates the heightened enforcement risks faced by corporate policyholders, which could encounter an even harder market for directors and officers insurance, according to legal experts.
Burlington Stores' suit against Zurich American Insurance over more than $750 million in pandemic-related losses belongs in state court, the retailer told a New Jersey federal court, saying the court should no... (more story)
Planet Hollywood has pushed back against Zurich American Insurance Co.'s bid to toss the restaurant chain's business interruption suit in Florida federal court over COVID-19 pandemic losses, saying it has plau... (more story)
A California state judge has given Ross Stores Inc. the green light to pursue its COVID-19 business interruption claims against Zurich, AIG and other insurers, rejecting the carriers' dismissal motions and say... (more story)
American Guarantee and Liability Insurance Co. has not provided a reasonable explanation for why it refused a Pennsylvania-based health network's claims for COVID-19-related losses under its $1 billion insuran... (more story)
A policyholder trade group has backed an Ohio audiology practice in a COVID-19 coverage suit before the state's Supreme Court, arguing the practice's inability to use its property due to an unsafe physical con... (more story)
A spa and beauty company can't recover for lost revenue from shutting down under COVID-19 closure orders, a London insurance syndicate said in a California federal suit, as there wasn't any physical damage and... (more story)
A Chubb unit asked the North Carolina Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that it must defend pork processor Smithfield in a nuisance suit accusing the company of foul practices at a hog farm, saying Smithfield... (more story)
American Family Mutual Insurance Co. is seeking reimbursement from Amazon for the cost of repairing fire damage at a couple's home caused by a solar generator purchased through the e-commerce platform, accordi... (more story)
The owner of 14 pawnshops in Minnesota and Wisconsin is suing Affiliated FM Insurance Co., alleging that it charged separate $10,000 deductibles for each store after they were damaged during unrest following t... (more story)
California's residents are struggling with higher insurance costs due to wildfires and rising temperatures, but some experts see hope in recommendations to the state insurance department for a first-of-its-kin... (more story)
The Second Circuit on Thursday dashed Utica Mutual Insurance Co.'s efforts in two separate cases to obtain additional reimbursement for its coverage of a wave of asbestos litigation against a pump manufacturer... (more story)
A Louisiana federal judge rejected United National Insurance Co.'s bid to toss a Wyndham Garden hotel owner's suit seeking $20 million, saying the insurer failed to prove that the policyholder does not have th... (more story)
A primary insurer and five excess insurers don't have to cover Jarden LLC for a $177 million award in an appraisal proceeding brought by dissenting stockholders to its 2016 merger with Newell Rubbermaid Inc., ... (more story)
Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co. filed suit Thursday asking a federal judge to declare it has no duty to defend two Illinois produce markets against underlying claims that their time-tracking practices vio... (more story)
As a sportswear company was dealing with a ransomware attack demanding about $25 million in bitcoin payments to unlock its systems, Great American Insurance Co. was dragging its feet during the ordeal, the com... (more story)
Policyholders' unsuccessful COVID-19 business interruption suits and the pandemic-related move to remote work will likely result in a plethora of errors and omissions claims brought against insurance agents an... (more story)
The Fifth Circuit's ruling that an insurer must defend a hospitality company in a $20 million data breach suit brought by JPMorgan Chase Bank's payment processing arm was a booster shot for policyholders seeki... (more story)
An AIG unit told the Fifth Circuit on Friday that real estate software company RealPage isn't entitled to coverage for a $6 million loss in a 2018 phishing scam, saying the software company wasn't holding the ... (more story)
The federal fraud conviction of former Georgia insurance commissioner Jim Beck has set the stage for a political fight over who can best steer the state's insurance industry away from corruption and advocate f... (more story)
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has hired away a pair of insurance recovery litigators from Reed Smith LLP as part of a move to expand the firm's Chicago office.
An insurer that requires policyholders to upload video messages describing the circumstances around their claims now faces allegations that it violated Illinois' landmark biometric privacy law by failing to fi... (more story)