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  • November 19, 2018

    Apollo Seeks To Chuck Former Exec’s Suit Over New Biz

    Apollo Global Management on Monday asked the New York Supreme Court to toss a lawsuit from one of its former senior executives over allegations that the private equity firm used its power and influence to hamper his current insurance company, claiming that newfound evidence shows the ex-Apollo employee unlawfully used confidential and proprietary Apollo information.

  • November 19, 2018

    State Farm RICO Suit Too Strong To Settle, Objector Says

    One State Farm policyholder has come forward to object to the $250 million settlement resolving a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit claiming the insurance giant rigged an Illinois Supreme Court election to escape a massive judgment, arguing the settlement sold short a strong case worth more than $7 billion.

  • November 19, 2018

    Skelos, Son Say They Will Report To Prison Amid Appeals

    Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam made clear Monday that they plan to report to prison in January even while they appeal their convictions for bribery, extortion and conspiracy to the Second Circuit.

  • November 19, 2018

    States, Feds Debate Birth Control Mandate Row's Next Step

    A group of states is continuing its fight against Trump administration regulations that would allow companies to stop covering workers’ birth control for religious or moral reasons, telling the Ninth Circuit Friday that a California federal judge should handle the lawsuit’s next phase.

  • November 19, 2018

    Mich. City To Pay Over $4.25M To End Retiree Benefits Suit

    A federal judge approved a settlement Monday under which Pontiac, Michigan, will pay $4.25 million, in addition to up to $1.5 million per year going forward, to end a suit from city retirees who said their health benefits were nixed in violation of a collective bargaining agreement.

  • November 19, 2018

    Fla. Court Points To Possible Unlicensed Actions By Ky. Firm

    A Florida state judge on Friday issued several findings in relation to the alleged unlicensed practice of law by the legal arm of Kentucky-based The Rawlings Group, a leading nationwide subrogation company, in helping several Medicare advantage organizations opt out of a class action before the court.

  • November 19, 2018

    Lumber Liquidators, Insurer Must Take $36M Clash To Wis.

    A Virginia federal judge on Friday dismissed a Travelers excess insurer’s lawsuit seeking to avoid coverage of Lumber Liquidators Inc.’s $36 million settlement of product defect claims, finding that the coverage dispute can be more efficiently resolved in a parallel Wisconsin state court action that has been pending for over three years.

  • November 16, 2018

    Insurer Must Cover $1M Of Car Crash Awards, Court Affirms

    Mount Vernon Fire Insurance Co. must cover a $1 million share of $1.8 million in awards that a car crash victim won against its policyholder, a Connecticut appellate court affirmed Friday, rejecting the insurance company's argument that it has no obligation to pay under its umbrella policy because the insured had insufficient primary coverage.

  • November 16, 2018

    Fla. High Court Gets 'Like' From Attys On Facebook Decision

    The Florida Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that the mere existence of a Facebook friendship between a judge and litigator is not grounds for disqualification drew a “like" from attorneys who applauded the court for a narrow ruling that acknowledges the realities of social media relationships.

  • November 16, 2018

    DOJ Pans Maryland's Suit Aimed At Saving ACA

    The U.S. Department of Justice late Friday scoffed at Maryland’s newly launched lawsuit aimed at shielding the Affordable Care Act from a constitutional challenge, arguing that the state has no right to the ACA’s continued existence.

  • November 16, 2018

    10th Circ. Sides With Wheat Farmers Over USDA Insurance

    The Tenth Circuit sided with a group of Colorado wheat farmers Friday in their lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Federal Crop Insurance Corp. over calculations that the farmers said limited their ability to insure against losses.

  • November 16, 2018

    New Health Reimbursement Rule Stokes Cost, Bias Concerns

    The Trump administration claims its recently proposed health reimbursement arrangement rule, which allows companies to give workers money to buy their own health insurance, won’t saddle low-income workers with steep medical bills or leave those with pre-existing conditions in the lurch. But experts are split on whether provisions meant to protect workers from health-based discrimination and high health-care costs will be strong enough.

  • November 16, 2018

    Mnuchin Cleared To Seek Funds From Relativity D&O Policy

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin should not be hindered by Relativity Media’s Chapter 11 case from seeking $207,000 in reimbursement from a directors and officers insurance policy maintained by the studio, a New York bankruptcy judge ruled Friday, saying the former company co-chairman appears covered by the policy.

  • November 16, 2018

    IT Co. Not Owed Coverage Of Trademark Suit, Judge Says

    A Virginia federal court ruled Friday that Sentinel Insurance Co. doesn’t have to defend or indemnify information technology company Synaptek Corp. in a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by a similarly named competitor, holding that all of the underlying claims are clearly excluded from coverage under Synaptek’s policy.

  • November 16, 2018

    Meet The Judge Who Controls Fate Of ACA, Trump's AG

    The Maryland federal judge in the extraordinary position to decide the future of both the Affordable Care Act and President Donald Trump’s acting U.S. attorney general is an evenhanded and genial jurist known for exhaustively analyzing legal issues, lawyers say.

  • November 16, 2018

    Allstate Fights Electrolux Bid To Trim Dryer Fire Suit

    Allstate Insurance Co. has countered Electrolux Home Products Inc.’s efforts to duck punitive damages for fires caused by certain types of clothes dryers in a Pennsylvania federal court, with the insurer pointing to multiple indicators the company allegedly knew for years that its dryers were unsafe.

  • November 16, 2018

    Lloyd's Sues Over Coverage Advice In $64M Malpractice Row

    Lloyd's of London underwriters sued a New York lawyer Thursday for allegedly advising them to deny coverage for a malpractice case against a former Dickstein Shapiro LLP lawyer that resulted in a $64 million judgment and later litigation that cost them more than their coverage limits.

  • November 16, 2018

    Reinsurance Award Over Boy Scouts Molestation Cases OK'd

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday confirmed a confidential arbitration award to certain Lloyd's of London underwriters following a reinsurance dispute with Century Indemnity Co. that stemmed from decades-old sexual molestation allegations involving the Boy Scouts of America.

  • November 16, 2018

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    The last week has seen a new suit against Credit Suisse over debt investment, Kuwait's social security agency take on Man Group, and Allianz and several food distributors sue one of the world's biggest container shipping companies. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.

  • November 16, 2018

    Texas Justices Won't Hear Cert. Row In Key Contractor Case

    The Texas Supreme Court on Friday stood by its decision to not hear a roofing contractor’s challenge to a ruling that certified a class of property owners who claim the company unlawfully acted as an insurance adjuster, leaving intact a decision that could impact all Texas contractors who negotiate insurance claims.

Expert Analysis

  • Need Litigation Finance? Don't Skip These 5 Steps

    Molly Pease

    The process of applying for litigation financing isn’t difficult, but few do it right the first time. Following five steps in your application process will help make sure litigation funders are convinced of the value of your company's legal claims, says Molly Pease of Curiam Capital LLC.

  • Oklahoma's Insurance Business Transfer Act: Objections Overruled?

    Laura Foggan

    Oklahoma's Insurance Business Transfer Act — the latest state run-off law passed in response to increasing demand for such transfers — could prompt constitutional challenges because it allows the transfers to be theoretically approved over the objection of all policyholders, say attorneys at Crowell & Moring LLP.

  • Assignment Of Benefits Faces A New Hurdle In Florida

    Margo Meta

    A Florida state appeals court's decision last month in Restoration 1 v. Ark Royal weakens assignment-of-benefit claims, holding that an insurer may require all insureds and mortgagees to provide written consent prior to executing an assignment-of-benefits agreement, says Margo Meta of Ball Janik LLP.

  • A Holistic Approach To Client Retention

    Dan Tacone

    In an era when law firms are fighting for business and clients can dictate the terms of the relationship, "value" has become a moving target. Firms that take a proactive approach by using strategies designed to articulate value over time will gain the competitive advantage, says Dan Tacone at Intapp Inc.

  • Q&A

    A Chat With Allens Pricing Chief Pier D'Angelo

    Pier D'Angelo

    In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Pier D'Angelo, chief pricing and practice officer at Allens.

  • 6th Circ. Ruling Highlights Dangers Of Insured's Admissions

    David Kroeger

    The Sixth Circuit's recent decision in KVG v. Westfield underscores that all insureds should take care to avoid admissions that may be used against them in subsequent litigation over coverage for their losses, say David Kroeger and Edward Vrtis of Jenner & Block LLP.

  • Opinion

    The ABA Was Dead Wrong About Model Rule 8.4(g)

    Bradley Abramson

    In the two years since the American Bar Association's controversial anti-discrimination and harassment rule, only one state has adopted it, while numerous state supreme courts, state attorneys general and legal groups have correctly rejected Model Rule 8.4(g) as a threat to lawyers' First Amendment rights, says Bradley Abramson, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom.

  • Opinion

    The Supreme Court Should Become Boring

    Alexander Klein

    In the aftermath of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, the U.S. Supreme Court should decline review of the nation's most polarizing political questions unless and until the questions become time-sensitive, says Alexander Klein, head of the commercial litigation group at Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco LLP.

  • Q&A

    Back To School: BC's Kent Greenfield Talks Corporate Law

    Kent Greenfield

    In this series featuring law school luminaries, Boston College Law School professor Kent Greenfield reflects on his corporate law theories, his legal battle with the Pentagon over free speech and gay rights, and important constitutional law issues to watch out for.

  • Kavanaugh Cannot Be Compelled To Recuse Himself

    Donald Scarinci

    Whether Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s prior statements may be grounds for disqualification when it comes to judging certain cases is debatable, but there are no specific recusal guidelines for the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices themselves don’t even agree on where to draw the line when it comes to perceived political bias, says Donald Scarinci, a founding partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC.