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  • September 14, 2022

    FisherBroyles Names New Assistant GC

    Virtual law firm FisherBroyles LLP has appointed partner Jill A. Guldin as its second assistant general counsel, joining general counsel Joel Ferdinand and assistant general counsel Landon Speights in managing the fast-growing firm's risk management and compliance efforts, the firm said Tuesday.

  • September 14, 2022

    MVP: Mayer Brown's Bronwyn Pollock

    Bronwyn Pollock of Mayer Brown LLP landed the dismissal of a slew of proposed class actions against a travel insurer over COVID-19 trip cancellations and helped secure favorable rulings for Zurich in numerous pandemic-related business interruption suits, landing her a spot among Law360's 2022 Insurance MVPs.

  • September 13, 2022

    Sen. Graham's Federal Abortion Ban Gets GOP Cold Shoulder

    Sen. Lindsey Graham proposed a federal ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy Tuesday, a move that irked fellow Republican senators who saw no reason to disrupt the authority that the U.S. Supreme Court gave states to regulate the procedure with its landmark reversal of Roe v. Wade.

  • September 13, 2022

    Insurer Wants Class Decertified In Fla. Medicare Recovery Suit

    IDS Property Casualty Insurance Co. urged Florida's Third District on Tuesday to reverse class certification for a second time in litigation brought by the assignee of a defunct Medicare Advantage organization over the auto insurer's reimbursement practices, saying the plaintiffs had failed to fix flaws in the case cited in the appeals court's previous ruling.

  • September 13, 2022

    Boy Scouts Case Far From Over As Ch. 11 Appeals Loom

    The 2½-year-old Chapter 11 case of the Boy Scouts of America is far from over as its recently issued plan confirmation order is sure to be soon appealed over the permissibility of third-party releases and the good faith of the debtor in proposing the plan, experts say.

  • September 13, 2022

    Gordon & Rees Adds Insurance Expert To Denver Office

    Gordon & Rees LLP has added a partner to its Denver office who brings two decades of experience to the firm's insurance, commercial litigation and construction practice groups, the firm announced.

  • September 13, 2022

    Williams Mullen Adds 2 Partners In Northern Virginia Office

    Williams Mullen has added two partners to its northern Virginia office: a corporate partner and a partner returning to Williams Mullen after working 10 years at other firms and will chair its antitrust practice, the firm said Monday.

  • September 13, 2022

    MVP: Gibson Dunn's Deborah Stein

    Deborah Stein of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP successfully defended Mutual of Enumclaw in a closely watched COVID-19 coverage dispute before the Washington Supreme Court while also litigating numerous other important insurance disputes, earning her a spot among Law360's 2022 Insurance MVPs.

  • September 12, 2022

    Del. Justices Reverse NJ Plant Cleanup Cost Order

    Delaware's Supreme Court reversed on Monday a lower court ruling that said the buyers of a polluted chemical plant site in Linden, New Jersey, were responsible for off-site contamination despite what the justices said was a clear liability exclusion.

  • September 12, 2022

    Insurer Can't Get Redo Of $6M Attorney Fees In Death Suit

    A Georgia federal judge on Monday denied a bid by Cypress Insurance Co. to undo $6 million in attorney fees and costs in a suit over a tractor-trailer accident in which one of its policyholders and a pedestrian were killed.

  • September 12, 2022

    Trump Org Atty 'Not Prepared' As Trial Looms, Judge Says

    A New York state judge criticized a Trump Organization attorney as unprepared on Monday ahead of next month's fraud trial against former President Donald Trump's company.

  • September 12, 2022

    MVP: Covington's Anna Engh

    Anna P. Engh of Covington & Burling LLP led a team that successfully defended pharma giant Merck & Co. in insurance coverage litigation of its $1.4 billion loss from a 2017 cyberattack, earning her a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Insurance MVPs.

  • September 09, 2022

    AIG Spinoff's $1.8B Offering Kicks Off September IPO Lineup

    An AIG subsidiary is preparing an estimated $1.8 billion initial public offering, potentially the largest of 2022, leading several prospects scheduled for the coming week whose debuts could provide signals about whether the frozen IPO market will thaw.

  • September 09, 2022

    Insurance Co. Rips Summons In Tax Shelter Case As Overbroad

    An insurance company suspected of promoting abusive tax shelters asked a Florida federal court to limit an Internal Revenue Service summons seeking access to its internal documents, saying the agency was venturing on an unchecked, overbroad search.

  • September 09, 2022

    Ernst & Young To Split Into 2 Companies

    Ernst & Young will split into two distinct companies following a vote that will conclude in early 2023, the accounting giant announced Thursday.

  • September 09, 2022

    John Hancock Unlawfully Raised Insurance Costs, Court Told

    An Irish investment funds manager told a California federal court that an insurer breached its contract by unlawfully increasing the cost of insurance for a targeted group of universal life insurance policyholders.

  • September 09, 2022

    MVP: Cohen Ziffer's Adam Ziffer

    Adam Ziffer of Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna LLP secured a win for Towers Watson in an $80 million coverage dispute under a directors and officers policy, one of the many big-money decisions Ziffer's burgeoning firm has notched for its corporate clients, earning him a spot among Law360's 2022 Insurance MVPs.

  • September 09, 2022

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    The past week in London has seen Pfizer and BioNTech seeking a declaration that their COVID-19 vaccine doesn't infringe CureVac's European patents, Zurich Insurance suing those caught up in a superyacht fire in a limitation of liability claim, and British vodka brand Au Vodka suing its rival in a trademark claim.

  • September 08, 2022

    UnitedHealth Deal Is 'Not A Merger To Monopoly,' Judge Says

    The D.C. federal judge who will decide the fate of UnitedHealth's $13.8 billion bid for Change Healthcare challenged the U.S. Department of Justice during closing arguments Thursday on its assertions that the deal will create a monopoly for health insurance claims processing technology, repeatedly noting plans to divest the sole overlapping business unit.

  • September 08, 2022

    Holmes' 3rd New Trial Bid Targets Missing Database Emails

    Convicted former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes filed a third request for a new trial late Wednesday, this time arguing that prosecutors unveiled new evidence during co-defendant Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani's criminal trial regarding their efforts to preserve a missing Theranos database and that the new information is grounds for a new trial.

  • September 08, 2022

    Allstate, Consumers Seek Final OK Of $4.5M TCPA Deal

    Allstate Insurance Co. will pay $4.5 million to end claims from consumers alleging they received multiple calls promoting Allstate despite being on the National Do Not Call registry, according to a motion for final approval filed Wednesday in Illinois federal court.

  • September 08, 2022

    Policyholder Urges Ill. Judge Not To Dismiss Robocalls Suit

    A Texas woman asked a judge not to ax a lawsuit she filed in Illinois federal court against an insurance company over a bombardment of robocalls she received despite being on the Do Not Call Registry.

  • September 08, 2022

    Boy Scouts' Ch. 11 Plan Confirmed By Del. Judge

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge issued an order confirming the Chapter 11 plan of the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday, approving the organizations' plan to channel tens of thousands of childhood sex abuse claims into a $2.5 billion settlement trust.

  • September 07, 2022

    Elizabeth Holmes Files 2nd New Trial Bid, Citing Balwani Trial

    Convicted former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes filed a second request for a new criminal fraud trial Wednesday, arguing that prosecutors dramatically shifted their take on her relationship with her convicted co-conspirator Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani during his recent trial, and the government's "new narrative" warrants a trial do-over for Holmes.

  • September 07, 2022

    Chubb Prevails In 'The Morning Show' COVID-19 Losses Suit

    A California federal court has held that a Chubb unit was within its rights when it denied coverage to a production company looking to recover COVID-19-related losses stemming from production delays on "The Morning Show," dismissing the $44 million suit for good.

Expert Analysis

  • Associates, Look Beyond Money In Assessing Lateral Offers

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    In the face of high demand for corporate legal work and persistent staffing constraints, many law firms continue to offer sizable signing bonuses to new associates, but lateral candidates should remember that money is just one component of what should be a much broader assessment, says Stephanie Ruiter at Lateral Link.

  • 1 Year Shows Ford Ruling Didn't Change Personal Jurisdiction

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    Federal decisions issued in the year since the U.S. Supreme Court's Ford Motor v. Montana opinion support Justice Elena Kagan's insistence that the ruling simply applied precedent and did not create a new standard for evaluating specific personal jurisdiction as some feared, say attorneys at DLA Piper.

  • What Ohio's 'Surprise Billing' Ban Means For Providers

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    Ohio's new law prohibiting certain out-of-network billing practices presents some difficult issues for providers — especially rural providers — to navigate, and likely will lead to inconsistent reimbursement rates and considerable administrative costs, say attorneys at Dinsmore.

  • Best Practices For Boards, Execs After SEC's Cyber Proposal

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    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's recently proposed cybersecurity disclosure rules signal that officers and directors, not just companies, may find themselves in the SEC's crosshairs over cyber incidents and disclosure failings, but several best practices and steps can help minimize their risk, says Matthew Dunn at Carter Ledyard.

  • Justices Must Apply Law Evenly In Shadow Docket Rulings

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    In recent shadow docket decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court has inconsistently applied the requirement that parties demonstrate irreparable harm to obtain injunctive relief, which is problematic for two separate but related reasons, says David Hopkins at Benesch.

  • Why I'll Miss Arguing Before Justice Breyer

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    Carter Phillips at Sidley shares some of his fondest memories of retiring Justice Stephen Breyer both inside and out of the courtroom, and explains why he thinks the justice’s multipronged questions during U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments were everything an advocate could ask for.

  • Vehicle Service Contracts Present Opportunities For EV Cos.

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    As the electric vehicle market grows faster than ever, manufacturers, dealers and even aftermarket participants can use vehicle service contracts to open up new revenue streams and maintain a touchpoint with customers — but contract providers must be aware of applicable laws and regulations, says Matthew R. Wagner at Frost Brown.

  • How New AML Law Will Apply To Life Settlement Industry

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    Nonexempt life settlement entities should expect increased reporting obligations once the Corporate Transparency Act implementing regulations go into effect as the act brings the first application of anti-money laundering laws to the industry, say Brian Casey and Thomas Sherman at Locke Lord.

  • How Attorneys Can Reach Claimants In Today's Comms Era

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    Communicating with clients can be challenging for plaintiffs attorneys due to barriers posed by the current onslaught of unwanted calls, work schedules and other factors, but certain best practices can help, say Scott Heisman and Kimberly Lavin at Verus.

  • Cannabis Legalization's Effects On Insurance Industry

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    Resolution of the legal uncertainty presented by the dueling federal and state approaches to cannabis will pave the way for legal cannabis businesses to access the insurance protections the industry needs for everything from workers' compensation to auto insurance to general liability, says Christy Thiems at the American Property Casualty Insurance Association.

  • Pitfalls For Out-Of-State Contractors In Texas Post-Disaster

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    In light of the extreme weather Texas saw in February, out-of-state construction contractors performing repairs in the state should understand certain post-disaster requirements, the process for recovering damages and litigation risks that can follow noncompliance, says Karalynn Cromeens at Cromeens Law Firm.

  • Construction Insureds Should Beware Faulty Work Exclusions

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    A South Carolina federal court's recent decision in Cincinnati Insurance v. Charlotte Paint, narrowly construing a key phrase commonly found in property damage exclusions, highlights a litigation strategy that policyholders should be prepared to push back against in future cases, say Catherine Doyle and David Kroeger at Jenner & Block.

  • Calif. Construction Contractors Should Specify Payment Time

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    The California Court of Appeal's decision in Crosno Construction v. Travelers undercuts the enforceability of pay-when-paid provisions that allow open-ended delays, so moving forward contractors should make sure to establish a more finite time frame, says Mathieu Putterman at Klinedinst.

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