A Washington federal judge held Monday that Arrowood Indemnity Co. cannot recover a nearly $8 million payment it made toward Costco Wholesale Corp.’s settlement of a gender bias class action, but said more evidence is needed to determine whether the insurer must also pay the retail giant’s costs in post-settlement arbitrations with class members.
In a dramatic escalation, the Trump administration late Monday told the Fifth Circuit that it supports a recent court ruling that invalidated the entire Affordable Care Act.
One of Equinox Fitness’ insurers is not paying its fair share of the luxury gym’s legal fees in an ongoing sexual assault lawsuit involving two former employees, Beazley Insurance Co. alleged in a complaint filed in California federal court on Friday.
A Philadelphia-area addiction treatment company and a group of top employees were charged Monday in connection with a string of alleged fraud schemes, including overbilling insurers for intentionally shoddy rehabilitation programs designed to encourage participants to relapse.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas has inked a deal to end a suit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming the health insurer discriminated against a deaf job applicant by refusing to provide an accommodation for completing an audio portion of the application process.
Bankrupt former Johnson & Johnson talc supplier Imerys Talc America Inc. agreed Monday in Delaware bankruptcy court to give its former owners temporary access to its liability insurance, pending the outcome of an Imerys suit to shield its policies from third-party claims.
St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance has asked a Texas federal judge to declare it isn't on the hook for an oilfield services company's legal costs in defending against claims Halliburton brought over its use of licensed technology for pipe-cutting torches.
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based reinsurer with international reach, said it has bought rival company Tokio Millennium Re for nearly $1.5 billion after securing approval from regulators.
A year after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its controversial Cyan decision affirming state courts have jurisdiction over certain securities class actions, plaintiffs and defense attorneys remain divided over its merits.
An Illinois federal judge has ruled that he isn't barred from entertaining a petition by a Bermuda holding company to confirm $473,000 in attorneys' fees it won in arbitration with Illinois' director of insurance in the liquidation of another company, according to a decision on Friday.
Accordia Life and Annuity Co. unlawfully cancelled the no-lapse guarantees in several customers’ life insurance policies when it and its insurance administrator purposefully stopped automatically debiting policy premiums from the insureds’ accounts, according to an amended lawsuit filed Friday.
The Internal Revenue Service proposed new regulations on Friday outlining reporting requirements for life insurance contracts under the tax overhaul of 2017.
A Michigan federal judge on Friday ruled that two American International Group units must face Amway’s suit seeking to force the insurers to fund its defense and settlement of a sprawling copyright dispute with several major record labels, holding that the insurance policies at issue don’t foreclose coverage for the labels’ claims.
The California federal judge dishing out tough talk in Monsanto's high-stakes Roundup litigation is a "brutally honest" jurist who "doesn't play games" and "very much takes attorneys to task" when he sees fit. And that's what his admirers say.
An affiliate of global private insurance broker the Lockton Companies LLC sued a competitor in Delaware's Chancery Court on Friday, accusing Alliant Insurance Services of raiding its workforce and client roster — the latest in a string of poaching complaints against Alliant.
The receiver of two timber companies that a Ponzi schemer used to bilk hundreds of investors out of $85 million has filed suit in Mississippi federal court against Mutual of Omaha and a Mississippi bank, alleging their agents steered investors toward the fraudulent scheme.
The last week has seen scandal-hit ticket seller Viagogo file suit against the U.K.'s antitrust watchdog, more merchants hit Visa and MasterCard for violating competition laws, and an Irish businessman renew his legal feud with Edgeworth Capital. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
The European Commission said Friday that it has approved plans by Marsh & McLennan to buy its rival broking giant Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group for $6.4 billion, on the condition that JLT ditches its aerospace insurance business to address antitrust concerns.
The National Rifle Association will have a chance to grill Maria T. Vullo, New York’s former top financial services regulator, after an Albany federal magistrate judge granted its deposition bid in its lawsuit alleging she and Gov. Andrew Cuomo sought to silence the gun rights advocacy group by squeezing the financial institutions it works with.
A Georgia federal judge Wednesday signed off on a $5 million proposed settlement ending claims that Nationwide Mutual Insurance violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act with marketing robocalls to unsuspecting consumers.
In the last year, claims for natural resource damage in New Jersey have increased. General liability insurance policies may cover these claims, if policyholders can show that both the damage and their insurance policies existed before 1986, say Robert Chesler and Nicholas Insua of Anderson Kill PC.
The proposal by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for a constitutionally mandated nine-justice U.S. Supreme Court does not address any of the well-known problems with the current system — problems that could be solved through a nonpartisan package of reforms, says Gordon Renneisen of Cornerstone Law Group.
With Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft grounded worldwide, and investigations underway into two recent crashes, Boeing, the airlines involved and their insurers can choose either to engage in years of unnecessary and costly lawsuits or move quickly to compensate the families of the passengers, says Robert Alpert of the ICALM Group.
Though Lliuya v. RWE — the first European lawsuit in which a person affected by climate change has sued a private company — is currently pending in a German appeals court, the fact that it has been allowed to proceed presents a very real risk to businesses and their insurers, say attorneys at Zelle LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous ruling on Wednesday in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP removes nearly all activities taken by creditors seeking nonjudicial foreclosure of liens and mortgages from the ambit of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, says John Baxter of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.
These days, a popular theme in media is that lawyers' jobs will be taken by robots. However, based on the tech issues discussed at the South by Southwest technology conference in Austin, Texas, last month, robots may in fact need lawyers, says Nick Abrahams of Norton Rose Fulbright.
You passed the bar exam and are ready for the character and fitness committee interview. Time to think about how to discuss that minor incident in college, that misdemeanor in high school or that mental health issue that you have totally under control, says Richard Maltz of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC.
My initial reaction to "Doing Justice" was that author Preet Bharara may have bitten off more than he could chew — an accusation leveled against him when he served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York — but I found the book full of helpful gems, says U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant of the Southern District of California.
Though most experts believe that an imminent recession is unlikely, slowdown fears are increasing. Now is the time for firms to consider how to best leverage their communications and marketing teams to lessen impacts from a potential economic slowdown, says Tom Orewyler of Tom Orewyler Communications LLC.
Social media presents rich opportunities to reach prospective clients. Attorneys should not let those opportunities pass them by, but they should keep their ethical obligations in mind as they post, says Cort Sylvester of Nilan Johnson Lewis PA.