Insurance

  • March 30, 2007

    Judge OK's Bid-Rigging Suit Against Liberty Mutual

    In a blow to Liberty Mutual, a New York state judge has denied the insurer’s motion to dismiss a case brought by former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer over alleged bidding-rigging.

  • March 29, 2007

    Law Would Force Insurers To Pay Holocaust Claims

    Lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill that would force insurance companies to release all their Holocaust-era policyholders, in an effort finally settle thousands of claims by victims and their descendants.

  • March 29, 2007

    Circuit Affirms Attorney's Disability Benefits Award

    In a setback for UNUM Life Insurance Company of America, a federal appeals court has affirmed a long-term disability benefits award to a former partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher who claimed she was sickened by office buildings.

  • March 29, 2007

    Pa. Health Insurers’ Merger Stirs Antitrust Concerns

    Days after two Pittsburgh hospital drew antitrust scrutiny over plans for a $120 million proposed union, Pennsylvania legislators are now eyeing a plan by the state's top health insurers to merge.

  • March 28, 2007

    Insurance Group Opposes Repeal Of Exemption

    Nine major U.S. insurance trade associations have pressed Congress to reject two bills that would repeal an antitrust exemption that the insurance industry has received for more than 60 years.

  • March 29, 2007

    Embattled State Insurer Faces New Probe

    California’s insurance commissioner has called for an audit of possible mismanagement and conflicts of interest at the troubled State Compensation Insurance Fund.

  • March 27, 2007

    Ohio AG Wants Marsh & McLennan Documents

    An Ohio court judge will hear the state attorney general's motion to compel Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., the world’s largest insurance brokerage, to give up documents that could show how it fixed prices in the state.

  • March 27, 2007

    Cozen O'Connor

    Cozen O’Connor’s labor and employment practice group is young. It wasn’t until 1995 that the firm, whose main business was representing the world’s big insurance companies, decided to expand into a diverse, full-service offering.

  • March 23, 2007

    Lawmakers To Inspect State Compensation Insurer

    The head of the California Senate plans to take a closer look at the turmoil and a possible financial scandal at the State Compensation Insurance Fund, which dismissed its president and another senior official this week.

  • March 23, 2007

    Medical Malpractice Payouts Rising: DOJ Study

    Medical malpractice insurance payouts have risen dramatically due to growing health care costs and an increasing effort by attorneys to litigate claims over only the most severe injuries, according to a Department of Justice study released Sunday.

  • March 23, 2007

    Judge Bats Down Class Action Bid In Katrina Case

    In a boost for State Farm, a federal district judge has denied class action status to one of the suits seeking recompense from the insurer for property damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina.

  • March 23, 2007

    Blue Cross Draws $1M Fine For Cancellation Policies

    Setting an example for insurers statewide, regulators fined Blue Cross $1 million after an investigation found that California’s largest health insurer had repeatedly dropped policyholders who had fallen ill or become pregnant.

  • March 20, 2007

    Mississippi Breaks Katrina Insurance Stalemate

    State Farm has struck a deal with the Mississippi insurance commissioner to oversee the reopening of over 35,000 Hurricane Katrina claims, hoping to move forward after a tentative agreement stalled in federal court.

  • March 19, 2007

    Circuit Revives ERISA Suit Against Aetna

    Aetna Life Insurance Co. did not have substantial evidence to deny disability benefits to a logistics specialist at The Boeing Co. who suffered from an arthritis-related condition, the Third Circuit ruled Friday.

  • March 19, 2007

    Judge Tosses Insurance Discrimination Suits

    A federal district judge threw out the remaining three claims from a number of suits filed more than 10 years ago alleging some of the country’s largest insurers with discrimination over the rates they charge in black neighborhoods.

  • March 16, 2007

    Jury Orders State Farm To Pay Katrina Victim

    As a broad settlement hangs in the balance, a federal jury has ordered State Farm Insurance Cos. to shell out money to one policyholder whose property was believed to be damaged by Hurricane Katrina-driven winds.

  • March 14, 2007

    AIG Sues Church For Insurance Fraud

    Insurance company AIG is suing a Colorado minister and four church groups over an alleged scheme to file fraudulent insurance claims on behalf of dead parishioners.

  • March 14, 2007

    Blue Cross Sued Over Residential Coverage Limits

    The parent of a severely emotionally disturbed minor is challenging Blue Cross of California over the health insurance provider’s 100 day-per-year coverage limit for treatment of children with emotional illnesses at residential treatment centers.

  • March 13, 2007

    Cigna Sued Over Treatment For Eating Disorders

    On Friday, Cigna Healthcare became the third health insurance company to be sued over its coverage of patients with eating disorders, after two people filed a proposed class action against the health insurance provider.

  • March 13, 2007

    Attorneys Abandon Hurricane Katrina Settlement

    In an aboutface, the attorneys representing Hurricane Katrina victims have taken their proposed deal with State Farm Insurance off the table, concerned that the multimillion-dollar agreement will never come to pass.