Visa applicants slammed the Trump administration's move to toss a challenge to a proclamation targeting uninsured green card seekers, telling an Oregon federal judge that the government's dismissal bid simply rehashes old arguments that haven't previously held up.
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday bolstered Star Insurance Co.'s bid to recover $936,000 it shelled out for an injured Asbury Park firefighter's workers compensation claim, rejecting the city's argument that it should be allowed to recoup the $400,000 deductible it paid toward the claim before the insurer can recover anything.
A California federal judge on Monday denied dueling bids for summary judgment by National Strength and Conditioning Association and its insurer, National Casualty Co., in a suit over coverage of NSCA's false ad fight with CrossFit, saying she can't resolve the issue until there's a final judgment on the sanctions that spurred the suit in the first place.
A Nevada federal judge ruled Monday that the maker of a claw machine in a Las Vegas arcade can't tell a federal jury that the machine wasn't defective when it electrocuted a maintenance manager, saying the maker has admitted that the machine "was altered."
The U.S. House of Representatives voted largely along party lines Monday to approve a Democratic bill that would bolster the Affordable Care Act by making more Americans eligible for health insurance subsidies and pushing holdout states to expand Medicaid.
The U.S. House passed legislation Monday that would expand eligibility for the Affordable Care Act's health insurance premium tax credits, but Senate Republicans are unlikely to pass the bill, which the White House has threatened to veto.
A Texas appellate court on Friday said a trial court abused its discretion when it denied a roofing company's bid for arbitration in a suit filed by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. over fire damage to a policyholder's building.
The U.K. Supreme Court is set to hear an expedited appeal late next month against an English appellate court's ruling that reversed a decision allowing insurer Chubb to continue a $400 million suit in Moscow over a power plant fire.
A Florida attorney and nine other people were charged with a $1.4 billion scheme to bill insurers artificially high rates for drug tests by claiming the tests were run by rural hospitals in Florida, Georgia and Missouri, according to a federal indictment made public on Monday.
The Federal Communications Commission has narrowed its definition of an "autodialer," stating that systems requiring the manual dialing of numbers are not autodialers and are not subject to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's restrictions.
The Ninth Circuit has revived a father's bid to get a treatment for his son's rare medical condition covered by an entertainment industry union health plan, telling a lower court to provide more clarity on certain Anthem Inc. subsidiaries' roles in the decision to deny benefits.
As masses of legal work shift online, trial lawyers are turning on their webcams and realizing their old courtroom skills are no longer enough. But recent remote proceedings are already showing that online trials can actually work — with the right considerations.
The Allstate Corp. is asking a Texas federal court to throw out a proposed class action claiming it put customers on a "suckers list" and charged long-term policy holders higher rates than newer ones, saying it's a nonoperating holding company that has nothing to do with insurance business.
Pfizer Inc. sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday for blocking it from providing financial assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, claiming the agency's incorrect interpretation of two laws prevents many patients from accessing pricey medication for a fatal heart condition.
Amid pending efforts to enact legislation at the federal level that would shield businesses from COVID-19 infection suits, at least nine states have taken it upon themselves to pass their own such laws or enact executive orders, while lawmakers in at least three others are contemplating such changes.
The Eighth Circuit on Friday upheld a $34 million jury verdict against State Farm in a class action alleging the insurer jacked up fees on life insurance policies, finding the contracts tightly limited what factors could be used to calculate the rates.
Atlanta hospital system Piedmont Healthcare Inc. will pay $16 million to quash whistleblower allegations that it overbilled the government by "tens of millions" for unnecessary patient care and initiated kickback schemes to increase profits, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.
A behavioral health patient's mother and a group of health providers have urged a California federal court not to toss their proposed class actions claiming a Cigna unit colluded with a cost-containment middleman to underpay for out-of-network mental health and addiction care.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday reinstated a decision in favor of Texas Mutual Insurance Co. in a dispute over reimbursements with an air ambulance company, finding that the state's workers' compensation reimbursement schedule is not preempted by federal law because it regulates the "business of insurance," not air carriers.
Global research firm Gartner Inc. sued U.S Specialty Insurance Co. in New York federal court, seeking up to $340 million in coverage from canceled events because of COVID-19, alleging the insurer breached its policy terms by avoiding paying for its loss.
Convicted Insys Therapeutics Inc. founder John Kapoor told the First Circuit Thursday that the new trial ordered by the Fourth Circuit for a West Virginia doctor in an opioid case supports his own appeal because the jury may have been swayed by dramatic, but irrelevant, patient testimony.
Visiting Nurse Service of New York reached a $57 million deal to resolve a whistleblower's False Claims Act suit alleging the largest not-for-profit home health care agency in the United States defrauded the government by billing for services it never provided and disregarding patients' formal treatment plan.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Eric Dinallo spoke with Law360 about how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the insurance industry and spawned proposals for a government-backed reinsurance program for pandemic coverage and a federal fund to help businesses defray losses resulting from future pandemics.
The past week in London has seen drugmaker Novartis sue rival generics manufacturer Mylan, pharmaceutical wholesalers apply to revive claims against PwC over tax treatment of employees, and Bank of America sue an Italian region beset by securities claims. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
Swiss insurer Helvetia said Friday it has concluded a deal to buy a majority share of a Spanish rival for approximately €800 million ($900 million) in a move to expand its presence in Europe as a "second pillar" of the group outside Switzerland.
What emerges from the group of 200 federal judges confirmed by the Senate under President Donald Trump is a judiciary stacked with young conservative ideologues, many of whom lack basic judicial qualifications, says Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
For businesses that need funds now to survive COVID-19's impact on the economy, litigation over insurance coverage is too slow and inconsistent, but shared responsibility for losses among policyholders, insurers and the federal government could provide alternate solutions, says John Bickerman at Bickerman Dispute Resolution.
As lawyers have had more time to write in recent weeks, the number of law firm alerts has increased massively, but a lot of them fail to capture readers and deliver new business, says Richard Torrenzano at The Torrenzano Group.
Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson's new book, "Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court," is a service to an overlooked group of nine women who were considered for the U.S. Supreme Court before Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was confirmed, and offers constructive tips for women looking to break through the glass ceiling, says Fifth Circuit Judge Jennifer Elrod.
A Texas federal judge’s recent holding in McDonald v. Sorrels that mandatory bar memberships do not violate members' constitutional rights indicates that such requirements survive the U.S. Supreme Court's 2018 decision in Janus, but it may mean that the Supreme Court will address the issue in the not-too-distant future, say Majed Nachawati and Misty Farris at Fears Nachawati.
Attorneys should accept that remote mediation may be their only current option for resolving a dispute and take steps to obtain a fantastic outcome for their clients, including making sure the right people attend the remote mediation and beginning the session with an apology, says Eric Meyer at FisherBroyles.
Property damage claims related to recent civil unrest are not categorically covered, but require careful consideration of insurance policy language, claim-specific facts under controlling law and any applicable exclusions, such as vacancy, insurrection or terrorism laws, that may preclude or limit coverage, say attorneys at Hinshaw & Culbertson.
A recent survey shows that law and prelaw students have serious concerns about the quality and value of remotely provided legal education, and rapid action from the legal community is necessary to prevent promising young people from leaving in favor of other professions, says Mehran Ebadolahi at TestMax.
While few courts have addressed the attorney-client privilege or work-product doctrine in the context of online collaboration tools, existing case law supports five best practices as organizations increasingly use these tools in the COVID-19 era, say Christopher Campbell and Marcus Sandifer at DLA Piper.
Court decisions from the last few months suggest that failure to preserve or produce surveillance video does not automatically result in a negative inference or other sanction, but there are practice pointers that can be distilled, say Donna Fisher and Matthew Hamilton at Pepper Hamilton.
Even before the pandemic, troubling data about mental distress among lawyers pointed to a profession in crisis, but addressing the challenge requires a better understanding of the causes, says Jonathan Prokup at Cigna Corp.
Adverse holdings in the recent federal court cases Bishop Hill, California Ridge and Alta Wind have left the renewable energy industry with many unanswered questions about how to structure tax equity transactions to secure step-ups in tax basis, says Jordan Tamchin at CAC Specialty.
Liza Mark and Han Liang at Haynes and Boone explore the Chinese government's recent laws and regulations relaxing restrictions on foreign ownership, which could provide greater market access and investment opportunities to foreign players.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court's holding that an intended service contract was actually an insurance contract in Sparks v. Old Republic provides a few key takeaways for how agreements can be distinguished as warranties, service contracts or insurance, say Brian Casey and Jon Gillum at Locke Lord.
The Ninth Circuit's certification order last week in Fast Trak v. Sax presents an important opportunity for the New York high court to affirm the consensus among courts — litigation finance transactions are not loans subject to usury laws, say Wendie Childress and William Marra at Validity Finance.