A judge has struck down Maryland’s controversial “Wal-Mart law,” which required companies with more than 10,000 employees to spend at least 8% of their payroll on employee health insurance.
Determined to expand its presence in the U.S. health care insurance market, British insurer Beazley Group has tapped seasoned health care attorney Evan Smith from Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold to help accomplish its mission.
A week after emerging from Chapter 11, aerospace and automotive aluminum producer Kaiser Aluminum Corp. is continuing to tie up loose ends by asking the bankruptcy court to approve three more insurance agreements that will net $34.7 million.
Marking one of the first major insurance settlements in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Tenet Healthcare Corporation announced it has settled its claims over damages and business lost as a result of the storm.
As the drawn-out Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane bankruptcy case heads into mediation, the diocese’s leader announced Thursday that agreements had been reached with two more insurance carriers on payments to help settle claims of sexual abuse, boosting the total amount to $19.5 million.
Insurance company Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. has once again found itself in hot water over alleged bid-rigging, this time as the subject of a suit filed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
An insurer that allegedly helped embattled mortgage giant Fannie Mae reduce earnings volatility has become the latest target of Fannie’s investors, who have sued the company for its role in the massive fraud at the mortgage lender.
With the options backdating investigation prompting a wave of lawsuits, companies with directors' and officers' liability insurance are breathing a sigh of relief, knowing that their legal costs are covered. But the soaring costs of litigation and the high price of D&O policies have companies and insurers at odds over when and how insurance companies should foot the bill.
In what may be the largest “indirect profits” copyright infringement award in history, a federal jury has awarded a stunning $19 million to The Graham Company in a case involving a long-running infringement of two books written by the commercial insurance broker.
Beleaguered UnitedHealth Group Inc. received a rare piece of good news late last week, when a Florida district court dismissed a class action lawsuit brought by about 700,000 U.S. physicians who had accused the health insurer of unfairly cutting their reimbursements.
Unable to leave the courtroom behind, American International Group Inc. has been hit with a new lawsuit by its largest shareholder for allegedly mishandling a $1.6 billion settlement with federal regulators related to the insurance giant’s purported multi-million dollar accounting fraud.
A hospital group that operates 41 facilities has reached a settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit that accused it of price-gouging hundreds of thousands of uninsured patients.
In the latest chapter in mutual fund industry’s market-timing problems, New Hampshire authorities accused two units of Dutch insurer ING Group this week of securities violations involving a state retirement plan.
Refusing to take no for an answer, government-backed insurer the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. has decided to appeal the bankruptcy court’s approval of Delta Air Lines Inc.’s new pilots’ contracts, maintaining that the agreement violates federal pension law.
The health insurance industry is facing myriad issues due to increasingly concentrated markets. One of these issues, monopsony power, has some calling for increased antitrust regulation.
Facing a whopping $17.8 million in legal fees, the infamous former chief executive officer of industrial conglomerate Tyco International Ltd. has asked a Manhattan court to compel a Bermuda insurer to turn over documents that might help determine who should pick up the massive tab.
As a controversial reorganization plan hangs in the balance, a group of asbestos claimants have won bankruptcy court permission to examine the insurance policies held by defunct Quigley Co. Inc. and corporate parent Pfizer Inc., pushing back the unit’s Chapter 11 plan confirmation hearing indefinitely.
Strained to the breaking point, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. has accused bankrupt Delta Airlines Inc. of violating federal pension law with its proposed new pilot contracts, an arrangement that could cost the government-backed insurer billions of dollars.
Despite opposition from insurance companies, Pfizer Inc.’s defunct unit Quigley Co. Inc. will ask a bankruptcy court to greenlight its reorganization plan that will establish a trust to pay asbestos-related injury claims to help siphon off the claims from Pfizer.
Two insurers have agreed to cut rates by 15% and reform several of their practices in order to settle charges of bid-rigging brought by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and the New York State Insurance Department.