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Insurance

  • May 29, 2019

    Concrete Co. Insurer Owes For Injury Settlement: 11th Circ.

    An Eleventh Circuit panel on Wednesday said insurance company Southern-Owners must repay defense costs and a settlement stemming from an injury at a soda bottling plant in Florida, upholding a finding that Zurich American is off the hook for these expenses.

  • May 29, 2019

    5 Attorneys On Being The Only Woman In The Room

    Female attorneys are underrepresented throughout the legal industry, but in some practice areas, they often find they are literally the only woman in the room. Here, Law360 hears from five top women on what it's like to still be considered a rare sight in their field.

  • May 29, 2019

    AMA Says Hearing Slated For CVS-Aetna Deal Good As Is

    The American Medical Association pushed back Wednesday against a bid by the U.S. Department of Justice to reshape a hearing scheduled next week over the agency's deal that cleared CVS’ purchase of Aetna by urging a D.C. federal judge to keep the hearing’s planned format.

  • May 29, 2019

    Insurer Says $3.3M TCPA Deal Excluded From Lab's Policy

    Federal Insurance Co. told an Illinois federal judge Wednesday it shouldn't have to cover a recently approved $3.3 million class action settlement over unsolicited fax advertisements from Mesa Labs Inc., saying its policy unquestionably excludes insurance on those claims.

  • May 29, 2019

    Firms Face Surge In Big-Ticket Malpractice Claims

    More complex matters and higher costs for law firms to defend malpractice allegations are top contributors to a surge in claims resulting in larger multimillion-dollar payouts, according to insurer data released Wednesday.

  • May 29, 2019

    JetBlue Must Face Trip Insurance Kickbacks Suit

    JetBlue cannot dodge a proposed class action alleging it took kickbacks in exchange for selling trip insurance to air travelers after a Florida federal judge found that there are some viable claims the airline conspired to defraud consumers.

  • May 29, 2019

    Jury Convicts Three For Running $31.8M Trip-And-Fall Scam

    A New York federal jury on Tuesday convicted three men for running a $31.8 million scam that involved recruiting hundreds of people to fake slip and fall accidents and even undergo unnecessary surgery so they could file bogus lawsuits against businesses and insurance companies.

  • May 29, 2019

    Late Filing Ends Malpractice Claim Against NJ Firm

    A New Jersey state appeals court on Wednesday refused to revive a legal malpractice claim against an attorney over his handling of a prescription overdose lawsuit, ruling the client's lawyer didn't show his late discovery filing in the malpractice suit resulted from exceptional circumstances.

  • May 28, 2019

    First American Hit With First Suit Over Data Breach

    First American Title Insurance Co. was hit on Monday with the first of what is expected to be a growing number of lawsuits over a security flaw revealed last week that had exposed an estimated 885 million mortgage records containing sensitive information about home buyers and sellers.

  • May 28, 2019

    Pa. Justices Tell Court To Rethink AG's Highmark-UPMC Fight

    A split Pennsylvania Supreme Court declined Tuesday to allow the indefinite extension of a state-brokered deal requiring the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to provide ongoing in-network access to Highmark Inc. insurance holders, sending the case back to the Commonwealth Court for additional findings on the agreement.

  • May 28, 2019

    In The March Toward Parity, Law Firms Fall Behind

    Promotion rates for women at law firms may be inching up, but in the march toward gender parity in the profession, other sectors of the legal industry are making greater strides, recent data shows.

  • May 28, 2019

    Can You Spot The Gender Disparity? A Guide To Implicit Bias

    Women’s recent inroads into the top ranks of law firms are paltry at best, Law360’s Glass Ceiling data shows. A top culprit for the limited progress in gender equality? Implicit bias, experts say.

  • May 28, 2019

    The Best Law Firms For Female Partners

    Law360’s annual Glass Ceiling report again showed little progress has been made in the upper echelons of the legal profession to provide equal opportunities for women.

  • May 28, 2019

    Lewis Brisbois Can Seek Developer Liability In Office Fire Suit

    A California judge declined Tuesday to throw out Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP's claim that a Los Angeles developer is strictly liable for an arsonist's destruction of its downtown L.A. office because the developer built a wood-framed structure in a dense urban environment.

  • May 28, 2019

    DOJ Says It's Being Left Out Of Upcoming CVS-Aetna Hearing

    The U.S. Department of Justice told the judge overseeing the court review of its deal clearing CVS' purchase of Aetna that the hearing scheduled for next month risks leaving the government out of the process.

  • May 28, 2019

    Insurer Won't Cover Music Files Lost In Hack, Media Co. Says

    A Colorado-based multimedia company specializing in Native American cultural and historical products has sued Cincinnati Insurance Co. in state court, alleging the insurer is refusing to fully cover its loss of thousands of digital music files in a recent ransomware attack.

  • May 28, 2019

    Insurer Loses $1.9M Fee Bid After Defeating Rival's Suit

    A medical malpractice insurance carrier on Tuesday fell short in its bid for about $1.9 million in attorney fees and costs after defeating an unfair competition suit from New Jersey Physicians United Reciprocal Exchange, with a federal judge saying the matter was not an "exceptional" case that warranted a fee award.

  • May 28, 2019

    After Sentence Revisited, A&O Fraudster Gets 45 Years Again

    On remand from the Fourth Circuit, the criminal case of an A&O Resource Management Ltd. co-founder reached a familiar conclusion last week when a Virginia federal judge handed down a 45-year prison sentence for the second time.

  • May 28, 2019

    Blue Cross' Antitrust Suit Belongs In NJ, Janssen Says

    Blue Cross Blue Shield should have to pursue its claims that Janssen Biotech used "sham" patent infringement litigation to delay generic competition to prostate cancer drug Zytiga in front of the same federal judge who oversaw the patent lawsuit, the drugmaker has argued.

  • May 28, 2019

    DC Circ. Revives Suit Claiming DC Underpaid Health Insurer

    The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday revived a suit claiming that the District of Columbia tanked a health insurer by underpaying it, finding that the suit raises new claims that weren't already covered when the insurer went through reorganization.

  • May 28, 2019

    7th Circ. Questions Builder's Delay In Notifying Insurer Of Suit

    The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday pushed Deerfield Construction Inc. to explain why it didn't tell its excess insurance company about a lawsuit over a 2008 car crash caused by one of its employees until "the eleventh and a half hour."

  • May 28, 2019

    Insurer Can't Escape Coverage Over Attack At NJ Apartment

    An insurer lost its bid Tuesday to avoid covering a New Jersey resident's claims she was sexually assaulted by an intruder after the apartment building owner failed to adequately maintain the premises, with a state appeals court ruling that her claims did not fall within an exclusion in the landlord's policy.

  • May 28, 2019

    Swiss Re Inks $100M ILS Deal Under New Singapore Regs

    Reinsurance giant Swiss Re Capital Markets said Tuesday that it has inked a $100 million catastrophe bond for a Florida home insurer, in what it said is the first such deal under Singapore's new regime designed to foster the insurance-linked securities market.

  • May 28, 2019

    6th Circ. Says Plane Crash Victim's Mother Can't Get Benefits

    The Sixth Circuit upheld a district court’s ruling that the mother of a man killed in a private jet crash is not entitled to $1 million in death insurance, disagreeing the insurer is bound by a guide she said her son relied on that didn’t mention the exclusion of private plane crashes.

  • May 28, 2019

    15 Minutes With MassMutual's General Counsel

    During his 14 years with MassMutual, general counsel Mike O’Connor has split his time between legal and business roles. Here, he shares what the company hopes to achieve with a new in-house diversity and inclusion initiative, how his business experience informs his legal work and how technological advancements have changed the insurance industry.

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Why I Became A Lawyer: Finding A Voice, And A New Home

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    My Fulbright scholarship project developed after I talked to my grandmother in the Philippines about the cost of her medication. Drugs developed in the U.S. and Europe are typically sold there for prices beyond the reach of many Filipinos. So I advocated for compulsory licensing for lifesaving medicines, says Melissa Martinez of McGuireWoods LLP.

  • Gov't Shutdown Can Trigger Event Cancellation Insurance

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    During the recent government shutdown, the closure of federal buildings and cancellation of events caused significant financial losses. Event cancellation and business interruption insurance can provide organizations with relief, so long as they avoid certain pitfalls, say Sergio Oehninger and Latosha Ellis of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Willett Reviews 'Guilty Pleasures'

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    Professor Laura Little’s new book, "Guilty Pleasures: Comedy and Law in America," will make you laugh and make you think — and to a federal circuit judge who reads the Constitution for the articles, it is ... appealing, says Fifth Circuit Judge Don Willett.

  • Insureds Should Fear Exclusions With Broad Preambles

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    A Florida federal court's recent decision in Colorado Boxed Beef v. Evanston serves as a cautionary tale to policyholders regarding the reach of broad preamble language to exclusions that may serve to subsume acts preceding or post-dating excluded conduct, say Catherine Doyle and Jan Larson of Jenner & Block LLP.

  • Women In Law Need Equal Treatment, Not Affirmative Action

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    The sheer number of women entering the legal profession means gender equality is coming, one way or the other. This Women’s History Month, BigLaw firms should reflect on this with the understanding that they dismiss the flight of senior female attorneys from their ranks at their peril, says Tamara Kurtzman, founder of TMK Attorneys PC.

  • Rebuttal

    Visible Diversity Is A Sign Of Organizational Health

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    A recent Law360 guest article cautioned against the hazards that can stem from pursuing "optimal" diversity, but overlooks the value of paying attention to visible diversity, says Matt Lykken of Potomac Law Group PLLC.

  • Simple Secrets For Writing A Killer Brief

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    These days, the legal profession offers meager opportunity for oral argument, so we need to focus on being better, brighter, tighter writers. And the key to writing a better brief is grabbing your judge's attention with a persuasive, well-crafted story, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.

  • Health Care M&A: Now Insurable

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    As the representations and warranties insurance industry has expanded, it is now seriously considering and writing risks that were once considered anathema, such as health care transactions, say David Kuffler of Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP and Brian Thede of Ethos Specialty Insurance Services LLC.

  • When Are Insurance Bad Faith Damage Awards Excessive?

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    When evaluating insurance companies' likely and worst-case damages scenarios resulting from bad faith lawsuits, defense counsel can follow helpful guidance provided by courts over the years, including suggested ratios and mandatory ceilings, say Richard Doren and Michael Holecek of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

  • What To Know About NY's New Rules For Selling Annuities

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    Attorneys at Eversheds Sutherland explain how broker-dealers selling annuity products and life insurance in New York can comply with the state's new best interest requirements, which will take effect in August this year.

  • Liability Insurers Should Beware Time-Limited Demands

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    In some states, a liability insurer that fails to tender its policy limits in response to a time-limited settlement demand can be liable for a judgment against its insured, even if the judgment exceeds the insurer's limits. Attorneys at Goldberg Segalla LLP discuss how to minimize risks presented by such demands.

  • 3 Lessons From A Crypto Mock Trial

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    We recently hatched a plan to test whether litigators could get blockchain ledger entries into evidence under the existing Federal Rules of Evidence, and we found a federal judge willing to help us, say attorneys Justin Steffen, Andrew Hinkes, Lisa Braganca, Christopher Veatch, Kashan Pathan and Jimmie Zhang.

  • HHS Is Embracing A Broader Vision Of Health Care

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    In the last month, divisions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have taken three separate actions that collectively reflect continuing interest in facilitating high-value care delivery that goes far beyond traditional models, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray LLP.

  • Employment Practices Insurance Can Cover BIPA Claims

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    Following the Illinois Supreme Court's recent decision in Rosenbach v. Six Flags, expect to see many more class actions filed pursuant to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act — and expect most claims against employers to be covered by employer practices liability insurance, say Daniel Schlessinger and Seth Corthell of Jaszczuk PC.

  • Q&A

    A Chat With McDermott COO John Yoshimura

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    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 John Yoshimura, chief operating officer at McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

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