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  • July 29, 2022

    1st Circ. Revives Seaman's Suit For Medical Bills

    The First Circuit ruled Thursday that a seaman can recover medical expenses from his employers after he became extremely ill while working on their scalloping vessel in 2014, overturning a ruling in favor of the defendants.

  • July 29, 2022

    Hunton Leads MetLife On $50M Chicago Loan

    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP guided a $50 million loan from MetLife Investment Management to real estate investment company Cortland for an apartment building in Chicago, according to documents recently made public in Cook County.

  • July 28, 2022

    Cigna Can't Dodge TCPA Suit Over Dental Marketer's Calls

    A Maryland federal judge has refused to release Cigna from a proposed class action over allegedly unlawful dental discount plan robocalls placed by a marketing provider, rejecting the insurer's argument that it didn't have sufficient connections to the state. 

  • July 28, 2022

    Insurers Must Provide Contraception, Biden Admin. Warns

    Health insurance plans must provide patients with birth control and other contraceptives at no extra cost, the Biden administration warned providers on Thursday, following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month that overturned the right to abortion.

  • July 28, 2022

    FDIC Says Voyager Misled Users About Deposit Insurance

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Federal Reserve Board on Thursday ordered bankrupt cryptocurrency firm Voyager Digital to stop making "false or misleading statements" about its deposit insurance arrangements.

  • July 28, 2022

    2 NJ Firefighters Admit Roles In $50M Drug Fraud Scheme

    Two firefighters each face up to 10 years in prison after admitting to defrauding New Jersey health benefit programs and other insurers by filing false claims for unnecessary prescription medications and pocketing nearly $500,000 as part of a larger $50 million conspiracy, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • July 28, 2022

    NY Fines Life Insurer $3.5M For Operating Without License

    New York State Department of Financial Services levied a $3.5 million fine against a Legal & General America unit for doing business in the state without a license, the department announced Thursday.

  • July 27, 2022

    Coke Distributor Must Face Bottler's Case Without Insurer

    A Coca-Cola distributor can't immediately defeat a contract breach case brought against it by one of the beverage giant's largest bottling companies, nor can it bring its insurer into the fray, a Georgia federal judge has ruled.

  • July 26, 2022

    Allstate Gets Investors' Shoddy-Underwriting Suit Trimmed

    An Illinois federal judge partially granted Allstate Corp.'s summary judgment bid against a certified investor class action by tossing one of the securities fraud claims in the suit that accuses the insurance company of secretly lowering underwriting standards to boost business.

  • July 26, 2022

    Illinois Health Insurer Wants Out Of Robocall Suit

    A health insurance company urged an Illinois federal judge to toss a proposed class action alleging it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending automated promotional phone calls, arguing the class plaintiff still can't show the insurer had any involvement in making the calls.

  • July 26, 2022

    Squire Patton Boggs Hires Ex-Life Insurance Co. GC

    Squire Patton Boggs LLP announced the former general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary for Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Co. has joined the firm's financial services practice as of counsel with plans to focus on regulatory compliance and data security.

  • July 26, 2022

    These Law Firms Have The Most Diverse Equity Partnerships

    While law firms overall continue to take only modest steps toward achieving their long-standing diversity and inclusion goals, some firms are making significant strides and showing that progress is possible even in the uppermost ranks.

  • July 26, 2022

    2nd Circ. Backs Pfizer Loss In Drug Copay Program Suit

    The Second Circuit backed a lower court's finding that Pfizer's planned efforts to give copay assistance to Medicare beneficiaries for a pricey heart medication would flout an anti-kickback law, disagreeing with Pfizer's argument that parties are only liable under the law if there is some underhanded intent.

  • July 25, 2022

    HNA Must Pay $185M Park Ave. Skyscraper Arbitration Award

    A New York federal judge confirmed a $185.4 million arbitral award issued to an affiliate of commercial office space giant SL Green Realty Corp. on Monday, rejecting HNA Group's attempt to challenge the finding of the arbitrator, a former New York appellate judge.

  • July 25, 2022

    Ex-NBA Player Slams Feds' Theory In Health Plan Fraud Case

    One of 19 former NBA players accused of defrauding the league's health plan has told a Manhattan federal judge he plans to challenge the government's central legal theory, even as others charged in the case begin taking plea deals.

  • July 25, 2022

    Judge OKs $8.9M Insurer Deal In Claims Underpayment Suit

     An Ohio federal judge signed off on an $8.88 million class action settlement, with $1.74 million going to the plaintiffs' lawyers, to resolve allegations that a property insurer "under-indemnified" policyholders by including labor costs when calculating the actual cash value of claims.

  • July 25, 2022

    Insurers Urge Court Not To Halt Easement Coverage Fight

    A Georgia federal court shouldn't pause a suit brought by a group of insurers seeking to avoid covering a company's defense against litigation contending it promoted conservation easement schemes that exposed investors to IRS scrutiny, the underwriters argued.

  • July 25, 2022

    Law360's Diversity Snapshot: What You Need To Know

    As many law firms have renewed their commitments to diversity, the task of the past year has been to bring new energy to the work and put those promises into action. Here's our data dive into minority representation at law firms in 2021.

  • July 22, 2022

    5th Circ. Ends Pharma Group's Medicare Payback Suit

    A Louisiana pharmacy group failed to show that its lawsuit over an Express Scripts Inc. benefit manager's refusal to comply with a state law governing Medicare prescription reimbursements presents a federal question that can't be heard in state court, the Fifth Circuit has ruled.

  • July 22, 2022

    After Dobbs: Abortion Battles Hit The Courts, Soon The Polls

    While judges across the country weigh whether state-level abortion bans can take effect, Democratic lawmakers in Congress are attempting to pass legislation to protect a host of rights they say are in jeopardy in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's month-old decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

  • July 22, 2022

    4 Cybersecurity Breach Suits Benefits Lawyers Should Watch

    Attempts to steal workers' personal information and even their retirement savings are on the rise, attorneys say, raising questions about plans' and third-party administrators' exposure for cybersecurity breaches under federal benefits law.

  • July 22, 2022

    Revlon's $15M Ch. 11 Retention Bonus Plan Approved In NY

    A $15.4 million key employee bonus plan proposed by bankrupt cosmetics giant Revlon Inc. received approval on Friday in New York after a judge there said he was satisfied the payments served a retentive purpose and were only payable to non-insiders of the debtor.

  • July 22, 2022

    Kelley Kronenberg Adds 9 Attorneys In Florida, Louisiana

    Kelley Kronenberg has added nine attorneys to five Florida offices and in New Orleans, highlighted by a partner who works with insurance carriers on a wide range of defense matters.

  • July 22, 2022

    Mass. Court Says Medicaid Covers Non-Medical Circumcision

    The Massachusetts Appeals Court on Friday dismissed a suit seeking to stop the state's Medicaid program from automatically paying for neonatal circumcisions that were done for cultural or religious reasons, rather than medical necessity.

  • July 21, 2022

    HNA Wants $185M Park Ave. Skyscraper Award Nixed

    HNA Group is arguing that a $185.4 million arbitral award issued to an affiliate of commercial office space giant SL Green Realty Corp. must be nixed, saying the arbitrator, a former New York appellate judge, unfairly blocked it from trying to prove an alleged fraudulent scheme underpinning the dispute.

Expert Analysis

  • 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.

  • Health Insurance Compliance Steps After Antitrust Reform

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    Health insurers should review their compliance programs to avoid antitrust complaints from overzealous plaintiffs now that the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act has ended insurers' federal antitrust protections, say Lisl Dunlop and Thomas Rohback at Axinn.

  • How Denial Of Autism Care Coverage Can Breach ERISA Duty

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    In Doe v. United Behavioral Health, a California federal court's recent ruling that denial of autism treatment reimbursement was an Employee Retirement Income Security Act fiduciary duty breach shows the tide may be turning in favor of patients as these therapies become the general standard of care, says Mark DeBofsky at DeBofsky Sherman.

  • Recent Developments Muddle Texas Auto Insurance Rule

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    Though Texas policyholders have historically needed to establish legal entitlement before recovering underinsured or uninsured motorist benefits under an auto policy, recent court decisions and potential legislation have created some confusion, say Samantha Halpern and Harrison Yoss at Thompson Coe.

  • 2 Lessons From Missouri All-Sums Insurance Ruling

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    A Missouri appellate court's ruling in Northrop Grumman v. Employers Insurance Co. of Wausau held that an insurer may divide pollution damage caused by covered and uncovered sources under an all-sums allocation, and further defined the state standard of prejudice in the context of the cooperation clause and late notice provision, say attorneys at Foran Glennon.

  • Why SPACs Should Consider Captive Insurance

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    With the growing popularity of special purpose acquisition companies and the rising costs and challenges of acquiring directors and officers insurance, captive insurance could provide several benefits for SPACs seeking to protect against shareholder lawsuits, say Jeffrey Raskin and Lauren Burke at Morgan Lewis.

  • Last-Minute Trump Admin. Medicaid Letter Muddles Waivers

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    A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services letter issued in the final days of the Trump administration and creating onerous hurdles for rescinding Medicaid Section 115 waivers is likely unlawful, but may allow states to delay the cancellation of waivers nonetheless, say Clifford Barnes and Devon Minnick at Epstein Becker.

  • ERISA May Preempt Wash. Long-Term Care Measure

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    Employers should consider challenging Washington's new long-term care insurance statute on the grounds of preemption under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act or risk an additional patchwork of legislation from other states, says Richard Birmingham at Davis Wright.

  • Calif. Bill Signals Climate Disclosure Requirement Trend

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    A recently proposed California Senate bill, which would require large companies to report and mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions, heralds a trend at the state and federal levels toward requiring increased climate risk disclosures — so businesses should begin proactively assessing and reducing their emissions now, say attorneys at DLA Piper.

  • How Ambiguity Can Expand Employee Insurance Coverage

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    The rule that ambiguous insurance policy language should favor the insured continues to endure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and the Tenth Circuit ruling in Carlile v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance illustrates how a lack of policy clarity can end in costly litigation and an expensive adverse determination for an insurer, says Mark DeBofsky at DeBofsky Sherman.

  • Key Takeaways From FinCEN's COVID Health Fraud Alert

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    Financial institutions should consider seven best practices to fine-tune compliance programs in light of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s recent advisory highlighting red flags that may signal pandemic-related health care fraud, say John Cunningham and Karima Tawfik at Buchanan Ingersoll.

  • How Biden's Leadership Picks Will Shape Health Priorities

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    President Joe Biden's selections for key health posts, all key architects behind the Affordable Care Act, shed light on how the administration will approach issues ranging from health equity to rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, say Miranda Franco and Suzanne Joy at Holland & Knight.

  • Abusive M&A Litigation Highlights Need For Securities Reform

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    In-court M&A challenges that benefit plaintiffs counsel more than shareholders continue unabated, demonstrating the need for federal securities law reform to prevent what amounts to a deal tax on companies forced to pay mootness fee settlements and higher directors and officers insurance premiums, say attorneys at Seyfarth.

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