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  • January 26, 2024

    Allstate Says No Coverage For Man Hit By DoorDash Driver

    A DoorDash driver's automobile policy does not provide coverage for injury claims asserted by a pedestrian who was struck by the driver while completing a food delivery, an Allstate unit told a Florida federal court in an amended suit Friday.

  • January 25, 2024

    Notice Delay In Chubb's $3.3M Recoupment Bid Bugs 6th Circ.

    A Sixth Circuit panel peppered a Chubb unit with questions Thursday about why the carrier should be able to recoup $3.3 million from two other insurers for its defense of windshield repair company Safelite against a competitor's suit, despite a four-year delay in notice.

  • January 25, 2024

    John Hancock Clients Owed Tax Credit Perk, 11th Circ. Told

    John Hancock Life Insurance Co. clients urged an Eleventh Circuit panel on Thursday to reverse a lower court's ruling that the company didn't breach a fiduciary duty when $100 million worth of foreign tax credits wasn't passed through to them, saying the transaction diminished the value of their retirement accounts.

  • January 25, 2024

    Ex-Geico Staff Atty Says Insurer Broke Mass. Wage Law

    A former staff attorney for Geico says the insurer is violating the Massachusetts Wage Act by failing to give her and other terminated workers their final paycheck on their last day, according to a proposed class action filed Wednesday in state court.

  • January 24, 2024

    Trump Bristles At Shkreli Comparison In NY Civil Fraud Case

    Donald Trump on Wednesday took umbrage at New York Attorney General Letitia James comparing his civil fraud case to that of convicted "Pharma Bro" fraudster Martin Shkreli, saying it merely reveals "her desperation and obvious frustration" with the former president's "ongoing ascent toward the White House."

  • January 24, 2024

    Akerman Adds Ace Litigator In Dallas From Cozen O'Connor

    Akerman LLP has strengthened its insurance coverage practice with a litigator in Dallas who came aboard from Cozen O'Connor.

  • January 24, 2024

    Accused Fraudster Hurting Policyholders, NC Justices Told

    Four insurers told the North Carolina Supreme Court that a former insurance mogul facing criminal fraud charges is still running his businesses, contrary to a contract and lower court order, renewing their request for clarity on what parts of an appellate court's opinion the high court will review.

  • January 23, 2024

    AI Co. Seeks Telus, GoDaddy's Help In Trade Secrets Dispute

    Artificial intelligence company EvolutionIQ has asked a New York state court to force GoDaddy and Telus Communications to hand over information and data that will help EvolutionIQ identify the "fraudster" who wrongfully accessed its confidential and proprietary information last year.

  • January 23, 2024

    4th Circ. Leery Of Mogul's Bid To Dodge $524 Award

    The Fourth Circuit appeared poised to enforce a $524 million judgment against a besieged North Carolina insurance mogul battling allegations he's sidestepping the massive award, with the judges questioning how a guaranty signed by the mogul doesn't require him to pay an insurer.

  • January 22, 2024

    Fla. Senate Panel OKs Bill To Change Med Mal Damages Rules

    Florida lawmakers on Monday advanced legislation that would do away with the state's "free-kill" law, which bars adult children of medical malpractice victims from recovering noneconomic damages, with one caveat: a reinstatement of a cap on those damages in all malpractice cases.

  • January 22, 2024

    4th Circ. Preview: Timberland's TM Bid Kicks Off 2024

    The Fourth Circuit will kick off 2024 by probing Timberland's bid to trademark its footwear and pondering an embattled insurance mogul's attempt to escape a $524 million judgment.

  • January 22, 2024

    Southwest's 5th Circ. Win Broadens Scope Of Cyber Coverage

    Policyholders and Southwest Airlines alike notched an important win when a Fifth Circuit panel undid a ruling barring excess cyber insurance coverage for costs stemming from the airline's 2016 computer network failure, potentially expanding the scope of cyber coverage.

  • January 22, 2024

    Lockton Can Proceed With Poaching Suit Against Rival

    A Missouri federal court has kept alive insurance brokerage Lockton's lawsuit accusing its former higher-ups of conspiring with California-based competitor Alliant in a poaching scheme, saying the competitor cannot escape a forum-selection clause that was in the former elites' contracts.

  • January 22, 2024

    Condo To Tell 6th Circ. Insurer Must Cover Resident Suits

    A Detroit condominium association said it will urge the Sixth Circuit to reverse a Michigan federal court's ruling that its insurer does not owe it coverage for underlying suits over damaged fences, defamation and legal fees.

  • January 19, 2024

    Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 would like to congratulate the winners of its Practice Groups of the Year awards for 2023, which honor the attorney teams behind litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry this past year.

  • January 19, 2024

    Insurance Mogul Fights Spending Clampdown In $524M Fight

    Embattled insurance mogul Greg Lindberg has pressed a North Carolina federal court to scrap a bid by an insurer, which won a $524 million judgment against him, to stop him from spending his money, arguing that the insurer had the same financial restriction overturned in a state court.

  • January 19, 2024

    Firms Net $9.2M Fee For ProAssurance Investor Settlement

    Saxena White PA and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP have been awarded roughly $9.2 million in attorney fees for their work in securing a $28 million deal resolving claims that healthcare liability insurance company ProAssurance Corp. and its directors harmed investors by issuing an insurance policy to a physician staffing firm they knew presented a large financial risk.

  • January 18, 2024

    Contempt Looms For Husband In IP Fight Over Insurance Co.

    The North Carolina Business Court has demanded that the husband of an insurance agency owner return her business assets as required by a previous order or face civil contempt proceedings as part of an intellectual property lawsuit embroiling the couple.

  • January 18, 2024

    Insurers, Flooring Co. Notch Partial Win Over Gym Fire Suit

    A high school that accused a flooring company of causing a gym fire cannot seek damages related to gym improvements, higher insurance costs and mental anguish, a Louisiana federal court ruled, stopping short of deciding whether the school retains standing to sue the company or the company's insurers to begin with.

  • January 18, 2024

    Haynes Boone Insurance Partner To Lead Firm's DC Outpost

    Haynes and Boone LLP has tapped an insurance partner to oversee the operations of its Washington, D.C., office, who has been with the firm for over six years, the firm announced Thursday.

  • January 17, 2024

    Wash. Law Firm Says Travelers Must Cover Employee Theft

    Seattle law firm Karr Tuttle Campbell has sued Travelers Indemnity Company of Connecticut in Washington federal court, accusing the insurer of violating the state's consumer protection law by denying coverage after a former firm employee allegedly made $136,000 in unauthorized charges on a credit card.

  • January 17, 2024

    Barge Co. Says Insurer Reneged On Superfund Suit Coverage

    A Washington barge company said its insurer owes it coverage for legal expenses in an underlying lawsuit claiming the company is liable for environmental pollution at an Oregon Superfund site, according to a complaint moved to federal court Tuesday.

  • January 17, 2024

    Allianz To Pay $1.5M To End Wash. AG's Policy Exclusion Suit

    Allianz will shell out $1.5 million to exit Washington state's lawsuit accusing the travel insurance giant of discriminating against consumers with mental health conditions by refusing to cover trip cancellations due to "mental and nervous health" issues, according to a proposed consent decree filed in state court on Wednesday.

  • January 17, 2024

    Nursing Home Owner Cops To $38M Payroll Tax Scheme

    A nursing home operator pled guilty in federal court to a $38.9 million employment tax fraud scheme involving nursing homes he owned across the country, the U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey said Wednesday.

  • January 17, 2024

    Tyson & Mendes Opens Philly Office With 4 Local Attys

    National defense firm Tyson & Mendes has launched a new Philadelphia-area office led by four seasoned litigators who moved their practices from Rawle & Henderson.

Expert Analysis

  • ESG Around The World: Mexico

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    ESG has yet to become part of the DNA of the Mexican business model, but huge strides are being made in that direction, as more stakeholders demand that companies adopt, at the least, a modicum of sustainability commitments and demonstrate how they will meet them, says Carlos Escoto at Galicia Abogados.

  • The Case For Post-Bar Clerk Training Programs At Law Firms

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    In today's competitive legal hiring market, an intentionally designed training program for law school graduates awaiting bar admission can be an effective way of creating a pipeline of qualified candidates, says Brent Daub at Gilson Daub.

  • A Deep Dive Into FSOC's Expansion Of Nonbank Oversight

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    The Financial Stability Oversight Council's new nonbank guidance, designed to provide the council with added flexibility in risk response, not only modifies the process for designating nonbanks as systemically important institutions, but also sends a clear signal that the FSOC may assume a more active role in addressing financial stability risks across the economy, say attorneys at Simpson Thacher.

  • AI Can Help Lawyers Overcome The Programming Barrier

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    Legal professionals without programming expertise can use generative artificial intelligence to harness the power of automation and other technology solutions to streamline their work, without the steep learning curve traditionally associated with coding, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.

  • Preparing Law Students For A New, AI-Assisted Legal World

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    As artificial intelligence rapidly transforms the legal landscape, law schools must integrate technology and curricula that address AI’s innate challenges — from ethics to data security — to help students stay ahead of the curve, say Daniel Garrie at Law & Forensics, Ryan Abbott at JAMS and Karen Silverman at Cantellus Group.

  • General Counsel Need Data Literacy To Keep Up With AI

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    With the rise of accessible and powerful generative artificial intelligence solutions, it is imperative for general counsel to understand the use and application of data for myriad important activities, from evaluating the e-discovery process to monitoring compliance analytics and more, says Colin Levy at Malbek.

  • Navigating Discovery Of Generative AI Information

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    As generative artificial intelligence tools become increasingly ubiquitous, companies must make sure to preserve generative AI data when there is reasonable expectation of litigation, and to include transcripts in litigation hold notices, as they may be relevant to discovery requests, say Nick Peterson and Corey Hauser at Wiley.

  • Finding Focus: Strategies For Attorneys With ADHD

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    Given the prevalence of ADHD among attorneys, it is imperative that the legal community gain a better understanding of how ADHD affects well-being, and that resources and strategies exist for attorneys with this disability to manage their symptoms and achieve success, say Casey Dixon at Dixon Life Coaching and Krista Larson at Stinson.

  • Attorneys, Law Schools Must Adapt To New Era Of Evidence

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    Technological advancements mean more direct evidence is being created than ever before, and attorneys as well as law schools must modify their methods to account for new challenges in how this evidence is collected and used to try cases, says Reuben Guttman at Guttman Buschner.

  • ESG Around The World: The UK

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    Following Brexit, the U.K. has adopted a different approach to regulating environmental, social and governance factors from the European Union — an approach that focuses on climate disclosures by U.K.-regulated entities, while steering clear of the more ambitious objectives pursued by the EU, say attorneys at Dechert.

  • Tips For Litigating Against Pro Se Parties In Complex Disputes

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    Litigating against self-represented parties in complex cases can pose unique challenges for attorneys, but for the most part, it requires the same skills that are useful in other cases — from documenting everything to understanding one’s ethical duties, says Bryan Ketroser at Alto Litigation.

  • Pro Bono Work Is Powerful Self-Help For Attorneys

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    Oct. 22-28 is Pro Bono Week, serving as a useful reminder that offering free legal help to the public can help attorneys expand their legal toolbox, forge community relationships and create human connections, despite the challenges of this kind of work, says Orlando Lopez at Culhane Meadows.

  • The Pop Culture Docket: Judge Espinosa On 'Lincoln Lawyer'

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    The murder trials in Netflix’s “The Lincoln Lawyer” illustrate the stark contrast between the ethical high ground that fosters and maintains the criminal justice system's integrity, and the ethical abyss that can undermine it, with an important reminder for all legal practitioners, say Judge Adam Espinosa and Andrew Howard at the Colorado 2nd Judicial District Court.

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