The last week has seen the Premier League bring a copyright claim against Barclays, Bank of Scotland sue an NHS trust and another suit from liquidators at Bilta who have been accusing banks of participating in a vast carbon trading tax fraud. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
A hospital told the Texas Supreme Court in oral arguments on Thursday that it must reverse a trial court's order that the hospital disclose its insurance reimbursement rates to an uninsured patient who alleges she was overcharged for treatment because the order is a “clear abuse of discretion” and contradicts state high court precedent.
An insurer for the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota, has agreed to pay nearly $9 million to settle a dispute with the diocese over coverage for sexual abuse claims against local clergy, according to documents filed in Minnesota bankruptcy court on Thursday.
The former CEO of security screener Altegrity Inc. has asked a Delaware bankruptcy court to lift restrictions on company insurer payments for her defense against a post-confirmation damage suit, saying she is “unambiguously entitled” to the funds.
The Supreme Court of Wyoming has ruled that a county hospital is not liable for medical malpractice claims tied to a doctor who worked there as an independent contractor, reversing a trial court’s decision that found the hospital waived immunity granted by a state law when it took out liability insurance.
An Illinois woman told a New York federal court Wednesday that ACE American Insurance Co. is wrongly trying to use an exclusion meant for anti-spam suits to avoid paying an $8 million settlement that food-delivery service Grubhub reached last year over unwanted, individualized advertising texts.
Allstate Insurance Co. won its trademark infringement suit against Kia Motor Corp. on Thursday when a California federal jury found Kia's high-tech "Drive Wise" vehicle add-ons could be confused with Allstate’s trademarked "Drivewise" driver safety program.
An Iowa-based insurer will have to provide professional liability coverage to a psychiatrist accused of sexual misconduct in an underlying suit brought by his patient, an Illinois federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
Combined Insurance has beat claims it's liable for exposing the private information of a Dillard's employee after an Illinois federal judge ruled that a written privacy promise wasn't technically part of the insurance policy.
Western National Mutual Insurance Co. isn't liable for a general contractor's settlement of litigation over an error in land surveying that led to extra expenses on a condominium construction project, South Dakota's high court ruled Wednesday, holding that an exclusion in the insurer's policy for claims related to professional services bars coverage.
The U.S. branch of Raiffeisen Bank International AG has hit Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Co. with a suit in New York federal court over the insurer’s refusal to cover the $16.7 million that Raiffeisen claims it lost after a client falsified documents to obtain $20 million in loans.
The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday ruled that Honeywell International Inc. shouldn’t be on the hook for health benefits that a proposed class of retired factory workers claim they are owed, saying that the company’s obligation to pay the benefits ended when a collective bargaining agreement it had with the workers expired.
A California appellate court gave insurers an edge in coverage disputes with policyholders accused of contributing to the nation's opioid abuse epidemic by ruling Tuesday that Travelers doesn't have to defend Actavis against such claims because the pharmaceutical company's allegedly deceptive marketing of its painkillers isn't a covered accident.
Allstate product and marketing executives testified in front of a California federal jury on Wednesday that the insurer spent hundreds of millions of dollars creating and marketing its trademarked “Drivewise”-branded safety program, which the company says Kia Motor Co. infringed with its tech-forward vehicle add-ons.
Westfield Insurance Co. does not have to pay a $500,000 claim for damage done to commercial properties by a marijuana grow operation after a Michigan federal judge on Wednesday rejected arguments that the damage counted as vandalism and was therefore covered under the insurer's policy.
A Tennessee federal judge on Wednesday found that Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance does not owe FedEx Freight a defense in a $40 million suit from a security guard hit by a truck in a FedEx facility, saying the policy only covered the guard’s third-party employer.
A state-created entity aimed at providing malpractice insurance to Pennsylvania doctors and health care facilities made good on a threat Tuesday to sue the state in federal court over efforts to seize $200 million worth of its funds to help close a nagging budget gap.
A New York federal judge shouldn’t have given Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. the win over many of an auto repair shop’s claims that the insurer didn’t provide enough money to adequately repair damaged vehicles, the Second Circuit said Wednesday, vacating most of the lower court’s decision.
A South Carolina federal judge on Tuesday found Federal Insurance Co. owes Michelin North America an additional $2.5 million in coverage for a theft from its retirement fund, saying the existence of a second policy allegedly covering the same claim is between Federal and the second insurer, and is not Michelin’s problem.
U.S. Department of Justice attorneys asked a Virginia federal court on Tuesday not to sanction them in a whistleblower False Claims Act suit accusing nursing home chain HCR ManorCare of overbilling Medicare for unnecessary care, saying they did not intentionally circumvent court rules and orders.
Corporate transactional attorneys drafting dispute resolution provisions in New York commercial agreements should consider using a provision that would require any dispute arising under the agreement to be determined in accordance with the NY Supreme Court’s Commercial Division and its rules applicable to accelerated adjudication actions, says Ed O’Toole of Venable LLP.
After months of talk, speculation and behind-the-scenes negotiations, the Republican tax reform proposal is expected to be released to the public this week. The stakes surrounding it are high; failure to pass the bill could put at risk Republican control of Congress in the 2018 elections, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn McClure of Covington & Burling LLP.
In this series, attorneys explore the challenges and rewards of pro bono volunteering in the legal profession.
Preparing witnesses to be deposed is a critical element of discovery. It is important to remember that each witness is an individual with unique personal qualities, strengths and weaknesses. Getting to know the witness helps establish rapport and trust, says Alan Hoffman of Husch Blackwell LLP.
Most expect that the current White House and federal agencies will take a more business-friendly approach than in recent years. But when it comes to responding to union organizing campaigns and negotiating collective bargaining agreements, employers still face wide-ranging challenges, says Steven Gutierrez of Holland & Hart LLP.
Exelon Corp. and Sidley Austin LLP have been working together on both short- and long-term pro bono matters for the past 10 years. We offer a glimpse of how we got started and what we have done in the hope that other corporate legal departments and law firms might find ways to work together to meet the legal needs of the poor, say Kelly Huggins, pro bono counsel at Sidley Austin, and Margaret Balsley-Cross, assistant general counsel at Exelon.
As a master certified barbecue judge with the Kansas City Barbeque Society, I have noticed that the top pitmasters follow a consistent process in approaching each and every competition. Their "secret sauce" — employing project management principles — can also help lawyers achieve success, says Anthony Rospert of Thompson Hine LLP.
The justice gap is a well-documented problem and over the past two decades, law firms have mobilized attorneys to provide millions of hours of pro bono every year. But for many in-house counsel, there remains a big hurdle — restrictive multijurisdictional practice rules, says Eve Runyon, president and CEO of Pro Bono Institute.
In Poehler v. Cincinnati, the Minnesota Supreme Court recently weighed in on the issue of recovering pre-award interest on an appraisal award. The court's decision was arguably consistent with Minnesota law, but raises interesting questions for insurers and policyholders, say Matthew Fortin and Charles Rocco of Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff PC.
To the extent that companies have tolerated predominantly male leadership in the past because it was deemed necessary for growth and prosperity, or viewed diversity and the underrepresentation of women strictly as human resources issues, a growing body of research suggests otherwise, say Andrea Mitchell and Valerie Hletko of Buckley Sandler LLP.