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  • January 05, 2024

    Insurance Mogul Fights Bid To Clarify Fraud Case Review

    An embattled insurance mogul has urged the North Carolina Supreme Court to resist a bid by a group of allegedly defrauded insurers to explain the terms of the court's agreement to review a potential $420 million judgment, arguing that it would be an "unprecedented" move.

  • January 05, 2024

    Drunken Driver Says Geico Forced $14M Settlement On Him

    A drunken driver accused of causing two deaths claimed Geico failed to settle a wrongful death claim against him for a reasonable value, forcing him to take a $14 million settlement deal one day before trial, according to a suit removed to Nevada federal court.

  • January 05, 2024

    Hospital Says Travelers Owes Coverage For Physicians' Suit

    A Mississippi hospital said Travelers wrongfully denied coverage for a suit by two former physicians accusing the hospital of "malicious" and "outrageous" conduct, saying because the alleged wrongful acts occurred after the two were no longer hospital employees, a directors and officers exclusion does not apply.

  • January 05, 2024

    NY AG Seeks $370M From Trump After Valuation Fraud Trial

    New York Attorney General Letitia James asked a state judge Friday to claw back $370 million, plus interest, from former President Donald Trump for what she called an "outrageous" conspiracy to defraud banks and insurers by inflating his wealth on financial statements.

  • January 03, 2024

    Wash. High Court Won't Take Up Gun Group's Insurance Fine

    The Washington State Supreme Court won't consider an appeal from a group that covers legal expenses for members who use weapons in self-defense, leaving in place a $50,000 fine from state regulators who said the organization essentially sold insurance without a license. 

  • January 03, 2024

    Bulk Of Allegations Dismissed In Geico No-Fault Fraud Suit

    A New Jersey federal judge dismissed the bulk of fraud and racketeering allegations brought by Geico against a spine clinic and its medical director, concluding that the state's no-fault insurance statute requires arbitration for disputes over personal injury protection claims.

  • January 03, 2024

    Detroit Condo Insurer Escapes Covering Underlying Clashes

    An insurer doesn't have to cover a Detroit condo facing suits over damaged fences, defamation and legal fees, a Michigan federal judge ruled, finding exclusions in the directors and officers policy doomed the claims.

  • January 02, 2024

    FedEx And Prudential Settle Georgia Death Benefits Suit

    FedEx and insurance providers have settled a lawsuit from the widow of a shipping company employee that alleged his life insurance benefits were improperly paid out to his ex-wife.

  • January 02, 2024

    NY Gov. Hochul Again Vetoes Wrongful Death Damages Bill

    For the second consecutive legislative session, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have allowed families of wrongful death victims to seek emotional distress damages, saying the legislation had the potential to increase healthcare costs and drive up insurance premiums.

  • January 01, 2024

    Colorado Cases To Watch In 2024

    Colorado judges this year will have to handle sprawling wildfire litigation, decide the breadth of protection for ski resorts and answer open questions affecting insurance policies for homeowners, employers and beyond. Law360 looks at several cases Colorado lawyers will be keeping tabs on in 2024.

  • January 01, 2024

    Insurance Legislation And Regulation To Watch In 2024

    The insurance industry is entering 2024 with a full plate of hot topic issues for legislation and regulation, including climate risk and data privacy, as rulemakers attempt to keep up with developing technologies and tackle home insurance challenges in vulnerable states. Here, Law360 looks at legislation and regulation topics the insurance industry will watch in the new year.

  • January 01, 2024

    The 5 Strangest Insurance Cases Of 2023

    Insurance protects policyholders from unforeseen situations, but some circumstances are so strange that even insurers couldn't have predicted them. Here, Law360 looks back on the strangest insurance cases of 2023.

  • December 22, 2023

    Disciplinary Hearing For Mass. Pot Chair OK'd By Judge

    A disciplinary hearing that could lead to the removal of the chair of Massachusetts’ cannabis regulatory board will be allowed to go forward, after a judge on Friday found that officials had adequately addressed concerns about due process.

  • December 21, 2023

    Wash. Justices Allow Bad Faith Claim In Outdoor Therapy Suit

    The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday said a young woman could pursue a bad faith insurance investigation claim against Premera Blue Cross for refusing to cover wilderness therapy treatment when she was a teenager, but the justices tossed a breach of contract claim, saying the insurer didn't violate federal mental health parity law.

  • December 21, 2023

    Pot Exec Accused Of Smear Campaign Says Boss Outed Him

    The former chief operating officer of a cannabis consulting company who's facing a lawsuit filed in Colorado state court by his previous employer and its CEO has leveled counterclaims alleging he was the real victim of a smear campaign and that they outed him in the industry as a gay man.

  • December 21, 2023

    Convention Center Says Insurer Can't Dodge Virus Coverage

    The entity that operates the Seattle Convention Center pushed back on a Liberty Mutual unit's attempt to toss its COVID-19 business interruption suit, telling a Washington federal court that its claims fit a carveout for virus coverage discussed in a Washington Supreme Court ruling.

  • December 21, 2023

    Manufacturer Says State Farm Stole Safe Driving Technology

    A New Mexico device manufacturer told a Texas federal court that State Farm is infringing two of its patents for safe driving technology that authenticates drivers and monitors vehicle operations via GPS through the insurer's "Drive Safe & Save" technology.

  • December 21, 2023

    FTC, DOJ End 2023 With New Guidance, Lingering Challenges

    Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice competition enforcers are ending 2023 with a mixed track record full of failed criminal prosecutions and contentious civil enforcement, but capped by a crucial win for vertical enforcement and the issuance of new merger guidelines.

  • December 20, 2023

    Fla. Says Federal Health Rule Will Harm Medicaid Recipients

    An attorney representing a Florida health agency urged a federal judge Wednesday to issue a preliminary injunction against a rule that prompted a financial review of distributed Medicaid dollars, calling the policy overreach and adding that its enforcement will jeopardize millions of people who rely on state-funded medical care.

  • December 20, 2023

    9th Circ.'s 1st Hidden Rain Damage Ruling Favors Insurers

    Taking up the matter of hidden water damage for the first time, a Ninth Circuit panel affirmed that former insurers of a Washington condo don't have to cover more than $8.9 million in wind-driven rain damage because the claims came decades too late.

  • December 20, 2023

    Kirkland, Foley & Lardner Lead Bain's $200M Insurer Buy

    Bain Capital's insurance arm announced Wednesday it is creating a new insurance platform through a $200 million acquisition of mutual insurer GuideOne's operations, with Kirkland & Ellis LLP advising the private equity firm and Foley & Lardner LLP representing the carrier. 

  • December 19, 2023

    NY Panel Upholds Rental Airplane Owner's $5M Coverage Win

    A New York appeals panel on Tuesday upheld a more than $5 million verdict in favor of the owner of a rental airplane that was seized by the Brazilian government, finding a jury had adequately determined the company's insurers should cover the loss.

  • December 19, 2023

    Haynes Boone Hires Insurance Recovery Partner In NY

    An insurance recovery partner who has won back hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance proceeds for policyholders during his 15-year career has joined Haynes and Boone LLP's New York City office, the firm said Tuesday.

  • December 18, 2023

    NY Judge Says Trump's $1M Expert 'Lost All Credibility'

    A New York University accounting professor who was paid $1 million to testify on Donald Trump's behalf in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case has "lost all credibility" when he "doggedly" tried to justify misstatements in the former president's financial statements, the presiding judge said Monday.

  • December 18, 2023

    $8B Counterclaims In Chinese Insurer's Hotel Theft Suit Fail

    A California federal judge tossed $8 billion in counterclaims made by a law firm and an investor accused by a Chinese insurer of playing a role in a billion-dollar title theft scheme involving American luxury hotels in New York and California.

Expert Analysis

  • ESG Around The World: Australia

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    Clive Cachia and Cathy Ma at K&L Gates detail ESG-reporting policies in Australia and explain how the country is starting to introduce mandatory requirements as ESG performance is increasingly seen as a key investment and corporate differentiator in the fight for global capital.

  • Ore. Warranty Ruling Complicates Insurance Classification

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    The Oregon Court of Appeals' recent TruNorth v. Department of Consumer and Business Services holding that a service contract — commonly referred to as an extended warranty — covering commercial property is subject to the state's consumer service contract laws raises regulatory questions for contract obligors, sellers and administrators, say attorneys at Locke Lord.

  • 2nd Circ. Reinsurance Ruling Correctly Applied English Law

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    Contrary to a recent Law360 guest article's argument, the Second Circuit correctly applied English law when it decided in Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania v. Equitas that concurrent reinsurance certificates required the reinsurer to cover loss in accordance with the law of the policy's governing jurisdiction, say Peter Chaffetz and Andrew Poplinger at Chaffetz Lindsey.

  • ALI, Bar Groups Need More Defense Engagement For Balance

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    The American Law Institute and state bar committees have a special role in the development of the law — but if they do not do a better job of including attorneys from the defense bar, they will come to be viewed as special interest advocacy groups, says Mark Behrens at Shook Hardy.

  • FCA Liability Lessons From HHS Psychotherapy Audit

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    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' recent finding of improper Medicare payments for psychotherapy services provided in 2020-2021 might inspire whistleblowers to pursue allegations under the federal False Claims Act, but there are reasons to be skeptical of converting these audit results into expansive FCA liability, say attorneys at Sidley.

  • What's Next For 5th Circ.'s ACA Preventive Care Suit

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    The Fifth Circuit's high-profile Braidwood v. Becerra case has significant ramifications for Affordable Care Act coverage requirements, and there is precedent to suggest that it could be ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, says Nicholas DiCarlo at Zuckerman Spaeder.

  • 2nd Circ. Reinsurance Ruling Misconstrues English Law

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    The Second Circuit's finding in Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania v. Equitas Insurance, that London-based reinsurer Equitas owed coverage for losses outside the policy period, stems from that court's misinterpretation of English law on reinsurance policy construction, says Christopher Foster at Holman Fenwick.

  • Firm Tips For Helping New Lawyers Succeed Post-Pandemic

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    Ten steps can help firms significantly enhance the experience of attorneys who started their careers in the coronavirus pandemic era, including facilitating opportunities for cross-firm connection, which can ultimately help build momentum for business development, says Lana Manganiello at Equinox Strategy Partners.

  • 6th Circ. Judge Correctly ID'd ERISA Civil Procedure Conflict

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    While the Sixth Circuit in Tranbarger v. Lincoln Life & Annuity recently affirmed a ruling that denied the plaintiff's disability benefits, one judge's concurrence should be commended for arguing that adjudication of such Employee Retirement Income Security Act cases fundamentally contradicts the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, says Mark DeBofsky at DeBofsky Law.

  • Prepping Your Business Ahead Of Affirmative Action Ruling

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    The U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on whether race should play a role in college admissions could potentially end affirmative action, and companies will need a considered approach to these circumstances that protects their brand power and future profits, and be prepared to answer tough questions, say Nadine Blackburn at United Minds and Eric Blankenbaker at Weber Shandwick.

  • What Banks Can Glean From FSB Climate Risk Report

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    Although a recent Financial Stability Board report doesn't aim to provide specific guidance to financial institutions on how to incorporate climate-related metrics into their frameworks, it may nonetheless be valuable given the general lack of comparative data on evolving climate-related compensation practices elsewhere, say attorneys at Sullivan & Cromwell.

  • Cannabis Supercenters: Key Benefits And Legal Issues

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    Barstow, California’s novel plan to convert an abandoned mall into a cannabis supercenter could offer a potential blueprint for cannabis companies to thrive in a saturated market and for communities to repurpose underutilized retail spaces — but certain financing, zoning and leasing issues will need to be assessed, says Christopher Gordon at Fox Rothschild.

  • Challenging Standing In Antitrust Class Actions: Injury-In-Fact

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    As demonstrated in recent cases, the classic injury-in-fact requirement for Article III standing claimed in most antitrust suits is economic harm — and while concrete harm satisfies the requirement, litigants may still be able to challenge whether economic injury has occurred, say Michael Hamburger and Holly Tao at White & Case.

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