Attorneys representing a putative class of patients alleging that dozens of hospitals overcharged for post-car-crash X-rays and CT scans asked a Florida federal judge Thursday to sign off on $3 million in attorneys’ fees and expenses as part of a settlement they estimate is worth $220 million in discounts on future medical bills.
Former professional basketball player William Willoughby has accused insurance giant MetLife, spinoff Brighthouse Financial and a pair of its subsidiaries in New York state court of forging his signature to empty his retirement account of nearly $600,000.
A California appeals court on Wednesday ruled that Interstate Fire and Casualty Co. cannot pursue reimbursement from a landscape company’s insurer for part of the sum it paid to defend Pulte Home Corp. in a construction defect lawsuit, saying Pulte does not qualify as an additional insured under the landscaper’s policies.
A judge in London refused on Thursday to allow Genworth Financial Inc. to shift the blame for missold payment protection insurance onto two British units of Santander, after AXA SA sued the U.S. insurer for £28.5 million ($37 million).
Regulators in the U.S. and the European Union could join forces to test the vulnerability of insurers on both sides of the Atlantic to international cyberattacks as the threat from online crime escalates, Europe’s top insurance supervisor has indicated.
A dispute over allegedly shoddy legal advice on dissolving an insurance-marketing company should get a retrial, the estate of the company's former co-owner said Tuesday, telling an Iowa federal court that an expert witness sprang unannounced opinions at trial.
The Robbins Co. on Tuesday told the Sixth Circuit that an Ohio court’s ruling that an insurer does not need to cover a $40 million breach of contract action against the tunnel-boring machine maker was overly broad, urging the appeals court to reverse the decision.
The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday vacated a $27 million jury verdict awarded to four traders who claim that Allstate Insurance Co. didn't make necessary legal disclosures before firing them and then defamed them in public filings, finding that they haven’t shown they were denied jobs due to the alleged defamation.
A Nevada federal judge ordered a stay on National Fire & Marine Insurance Co.’s suit against a doctor on Wednesday, finding that allowing the suit to go forward would force the doctor to choose between maintaining his Fifth Amendment rights in a criminal proceeding or effectively fighting the lawsuit.
The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday asked a Washington, D.C., federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the agency's association health plan rule, telling the judge the states that sued over the rule do not have standing to challenge the measure.
A California appeals court ruled recently that the revocation of a venue’s nightclub license after a fatal shooting triggered the “loss-of-use” provision in a liability insurance policy, fortifying Golden State policyholders in similar disputes by clarifying that the total shutdown of a property is not required for the valuable coverage to apply.
Health care giant DaVita Inc. has hit supermarket chain WinCo Foods LLC with a federal lawsuit accusing its employee benefit plan of effectively removing in-network coverage for dialysis, placing a burden on plan beneficiaries suffering from kidney failure.
An Illinois-based commercial insurance premium financer told the Seventh Circuit Wednesday that a lower court is forcing it to continue working with a competitor far beyond any term the two contemplated in a now-soured agreement that kept its acquisition of the competitor on the table.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday proposed allowing issuers of variable annuities and variable life insurance contracts to provide shorter summary prospectuses, shifting toward a more layered approach to disclosure that the agency says is more user-friendly to investors.
A Florida federal judge on Tuesday ruled that an AIG unit does not have to indemnify a medical services company for more than $750,000 it paid to settle a pair of harassment complaints, finding the policy held by the medical company’s human resources provider doesn’t extend to the claims.
The value of mergers and acquisitions among international insurance companies soared by almost a fifth to €37 billion ($42 billion) between January and June, a growth driven partly by the European Union’s sweeping capital regime, according to new data revealed on Wednesday.
The federal government has done a dramatic about-face on how much money it can recover through Medicare Advantage audits, a move that could force health insurers to pay back huge sums of money and halt industry momentum in False Claims Act litigation.
Punjab National Bank’s bid to obtain documents from the former head of a trio of defunct companies tied to Nirav Modi’s $2 billion fraud took a small step forward Tuesday when a New York bankruptcy court ordered both sides to produce a log detailing each request and why the executive is refusing to answer them.
An Indiana appeals court ruled Tuesday that a yacht detailer's shipment of toxic paint thinner that broke at a USPS facility and hurt a postal worker is only covered up to $1 million, halving the amount for which insurer Auto-Owners Insurance Co. is on the hook.
TA Realty has reportedly paid Guardian Life Insurance $36.1 million for two Florida warehouses, real estate tech firm Flip is said to be leasing 5,800 square feet in Brooklyn, and Square Mile Capital Management has reportedly invested $138.5 million in a Long Island City residential tower.
The Texas Supreme Court has made clear that a party seeking to avoid appraisal in an insurance dispute has a high burden to establish waiver. Two decisions in the last couple months highlight key points underlying a court’s analysis in determining waiver, say Kristin Cummings and Victoria Vish of Zelle LLP.
Many policyholders instinctively oppose the inclusion of alternative dispute resolution clauses in their insurance policies. However, given the complexity of cyber coverage disputes, businesses should consider the confidentiality and cost-effectiveness that ADR can offer, say members of JAMS and Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP.
With almost 75 percent of marine liability losses being a result of human error, companies are increasingly interested in the development of autonomous ships. While fully autonomous vessels could offer a competitive advantage by allowing elimination of shipboard crew, hiring and training of capable shoreside support staff will be essential, says Micah Dawson of Fisher Phillips LLP.
The 2017-2018 California wildfires and mudslides spurred the introduction and passage of multiple broad-based proposals that will require California homeowners insurers to change their contacts, their disclosures, and their claims and underwriting practices, say Samuel Sorich and Larry Golub of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
As we watch what passes for political discourse in our nation’s capital, it’s understandable that universities are launching programs on how to cope with ideological disputes. But our country needs fewer people who profess to be open-minded and more people who engage in and honor the conclusions of reasoned debates, says Alex Dimitrief of General Electric Co.
The United Kingdom is positioning itself as the go-to location to develop, test and drive automated vehicles, and has already enacted legislation to provide an insurance model for AVs. But it is not yet clear whether existing U.K. product liability law will be able to accommodate the challenges posed by this new technology, say attorneys with Jones Day.
Dark web monitoring allows law firms to see what sensitive information may have made its way onto the thriving global underground marketplace where cybercriminals buy and sell exposed data. It can also help lawyers advise clients on a wide range of legal and business matters, say Anju Chopra and Brian Lapidus of Kroll.
Interpretations of Rule 45 protections vary but what's clear is that "undue burden" does not mean no burden at all. To avoid the costs of compliance with a subpoena, a nonparty should be ready to demonstrate its disinterest in the litigation and the anticipated cost and burden of compliance, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton LLP.
In the latest installment of their monthly column, Timothy Noonan and K. Craig Reilly of Hodgson Russ LLP revisit the ongoing battle over the SALT deduction cap, note the importance of taxpayer testimony in domicile cases, address nonaudit-related legal challenges facing taxpayers and review New York City’s better-late-than-never guidance on repatriated income.
The Sixth Circuit's recent decision in First Horizon v. Houston reinforces the importance of providing timely and complete notice to insurance carriers, and will discourage insureds from disguising crucial facts about claims, says Matthew Beato of Wiley Rein LLP.