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  • December 05, 2023

    NC Court Thaws Spending Freeze For Beset Insurance Mogul

    The North Carolina Court of Appeals shredded orders Tuesday that kept an embattled insurance mogul from receiving and spending companies' money, reasoning an insurer didn't take the required step to collect on a more than $524 million judgment before asking a court to stop his cash flow.

  • December 05, 2023

    Car Service Co. Accused Of Selling Noncompliant Contracts

    A Spokane, Washington, woman has lodged a putative class action accusing a vehicle service contract provider and its insurer of violating state law by illegally selling and issuing noncompliant service contracts and protection product guarantees to Washington state customers.

  • December 05, 2023

    Private Equity Firm Can't Opt Out Of $110M Settlement Late

    A Pennsylvania federal judge denied a private equity firm’s late bid to opt out of a nearly $110 million class action settlement over a life insurance company’s rate hikes, finding that accepting the firm’s bid, submitted six weeks after the opt-out deadline, would “render class action settlement opt-out deadlines meaningless.”

  • December 05, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 40 Of Trump's NY Civil Fraud Trial

    Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 40.

  • December 04, 2023

    Trump Seeks NY High Court Review Of Fraud Trial Gag Orders

    Former President Donald Trump on Monday sought to have New York's highest court review his appeal of the reinstatement of gag orders in the civil fraud trial over the state's claims that he defrauded banks and insurers by falsely inflating his net worth.

  • December 04, 2023

    Insurers Say RICO Suit Against Mogul Gives 'Great Detail'

    A group of insurers urged a North Carolina federal court not to toss its Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit against insurance mogul Greg Lindberg, saying the suit provides "great detail" to support its allegations that Lindberg and his co-conspirators engaged in a fraudulent scheme to enrich themselves.

  • December 04, 2023

    Frost Brown Adds Sheehy Ware Insurance Pro In Houston

    Frost Brown Todd LLP has strengthened its product, tort and insurance practice group with a partner in Houston who came aboard from Texas regional firm Sheehy Ware Pappas & Grubbs PC.

  • December 04, 2023

    Liberty Mutual Trots Away From Horse Stampede Suit

    A Washington federal judge tossed a couple's property damage coverage suit against Liberty Mutual Group Inc. and one of its units, finding that losses caused by their neighbors' stampeding horses were plainly excluded under the couple's policy.

  • December 04, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 39 Of Trump's NY Civil Fraud Trial

    Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 39.

  • December 01, 2023

    Injured Cyclist Says USAA Can't Ax Bad Faith Claim

    An injured cyclist has urged a Pennsylvania federal judge to keep his revised bad faith claim alive in a coverage dispute with his insurer, USAA Casualty Insurance Co., after he was hit in 2019 by an uninsured driver who ran a red light, saying discovery is needed to determine why it refused to pay the policy limits.

  • December 01, 2023

    Trump Gets More Experts In NY Fraud Trial, Can't Call Monitor

    A New York judge on Friday allowed Donald Trump to call more experts in his civil fraud trial defense case, including a real estate broker friendly with the former president, but rejected Trump's attempt to put the court's independent monitor on the stand.

  • December 01, 2023

    AIG Taps Deputy GC As Legal Chief As Stripe Atty Stays Put

    American International Group Inc. announced that deputy general counsel Rose Marie Glazer will take over the general counsel role following the decision of previous appointee Patricia J. Walsh to remain in her role as legal chief of financial services company Stripe.

  • December 01, 2023

    Taxation With Representation: Debevoise, Kirkland, Wachtell

    In this week's Taxation With Representation, KKR & Co. Inc. said it will buy the remaining portion of Global Atlantic Financial Group it doesn't already own, Blackstone Inc. said it had agreed to purchase Rover Group Inc., and AbbVie Inc. said it will buy ImmunoGen Inc.

  • December 01, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 38 Of Trump's NY Civil Fraud Trial

    Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 38.

  • November 30, 2023

    Premera Launches Fresh Takeda Antitrust Suit Over IBS Drug

    A Blue Cross affiliate has once again lodged a proposed class action against Takeda Pharmaceuticals over an alleged conspiracy to keep generic versions of the drug Amitiza off the market, filing a tweaked version of its suit just weeks after a Massachusetts federal judge threw out its initial attempt.

  • November 30, 2023

    Lloyd's, Flooring Co. Agree To End Dispute Over $2.8M Fire

    A group of insurers has agreed to dismiss claims against a flooring company accused of causing a fire at a New Orleans high school resulting in $2.8 million in property damage, the insurers told a Louisiana federal court.

  • November 30, 2023

    NC Court Forces Spouse To Return Agency Assets In IP Row

    The North Carolina Business Court ordered the husband of an insurance agency owner to hand over the business records and assets he locked away from her, reasoning that the wife is likely to win on a claim that her spouse took the items to benefit his newly formed brokerage firm.

  • November 30, 2023

    NY Court Rebuffs 2nd Circ. On Atty Fee Coverage

    Second Circuit decisions "misapprehend" New York state appellate precedent on whether an insurer must cover the attorney fees its insured incurs when the insured prevails in coverage litigation, a New York trial judge found, in a dispute over whether a window company's insurers must indemnify underlying construction defect claims.

  • November 30, 2023

    NY Appeals Court Reinstates Trump Gag Orders

    A midlevel New York appeals court on Thursday reinstated gag orders issued by the judge overseeing the civil fraud trial of Donald Trump and others, which prohibit the former president from speaking publicly about the judge's court staff.

  • November 30, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 37 Of Trump's NY Civil Fraud Trial

    Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 37.

  • November 29, 2023

    Trump's Bankers Testify They Saw No Fraud And Made Millions

    Current and former Deutsche Bank employees told a New York state judge Tuesday and Wednesday that they raked in millions from Donald Trump's business and saw no fraud in the nine-figure loans they approved, but the judge appeared unswayed by arguments that the testimony undermined the attorney general's case.

  • November 29, 2023

    BCBS Accuses NC Hospital Of Hiding Lab Info In Fraud Suit

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has demanded that a hospital and its laboratory hand over a raft of testing and screening information the insurer says the hospital billed but did not perform.

  • November 29, 2023

    Insurer Wants Out Of Georgia Murder Benefits Tangle

    An insurer wants a Georgia federal judge to decide who should receive a slain man's $190,000 insurance payout — his wife accused of killing him or his three surviving children, according to a suit filed in the Peach State.

  • November 29, 2023

    KKR To Pay $2.7B For Remaining Global Atlantic Stake

    KKR & Co. Inc. said Wednesday it will buy the remaining 37% of U.S. retirement and life insurance company Global Atlantic Financial Group that it doesn't already own for approximately $2.7 billion in cash. 

  • November 29, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 36 Of Trump's NY Civil Fraud Trial

    Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 36.

Expert Analysis

  • Atty-Client Privilege Arguments Give Justices A Moving Target

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    Recent oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case regarding the scope of the attorney-client privilege appeared to raise more questions about multipurpose counsel communications than they answered, as the parties presented shifting iterations of a predictable, easily applied test for evaluating the communications' purpose, say Trey Bourn and Thomas DiStanislao at Butler Snow.

  • Predictions For The 2023 Drug Pricing Landscape

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    2022 was the year of legislative action around drug pricing, while 2023 is likely to serve up precedential judicial action — including active legal challenges with respect to the government's programs covering outpatient prescription drugs, accumulators and third-party funders, says Margaux Hall at Ropes & Gray.

  • NY Adult Survivors Act Look-Back: What Orgs Must Know

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    With the look-back window for New York's Adult Survivors Act now open, survivors of past sexual abuse have a new opportunity to file civil claims — so organizations that could face litigation should take specific steps to ensure best practices both before and after lawsuits arise, say Michael Appelbaum and Christina Holdsworth at Goldberg Segalla.

  • Legal Standing For Nature: The Road Not Taken

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    Fifty years have passed since former U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas asked whether natural objects like trees and rivers should have standing — and while the high court has since narrowed access to the courtroom for potential environmental plaintiffs, Douglas' vision is worth revisiting, says Ninth Circuit Judge Margaret McKeown.

  • 4th Circ. Disability Ruling Shows ERISA Procedure Flaw

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    The Fourth Circuit's recent decision in Tekmen v. Reliance Standard that summary judgment was inapt highlights how summary judgment has been misused in Employee Retirement Income Security Act litigation — and may help restore civil procedure norms in such lawsuits, says Mark DeBofsky at DeBofsky Law.

  • Medical Malpractice Settlements Shouldn't Require NDAs

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    Hospitals and insurance companies can go to great lengths to avoid accountability — as depicted in the recent Netflix film "The Good Nurse" — and nondisclosure agreements used to settle medical malpractice cases out of court leave patients without crucial information when seeking treatment, says Andrew Barovick at Sandra Radna.

  • Benefits Ruling Shows Need For Revised ERISA Procedure

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    The Ninth Circuit's recent ruling in Collier v. Lincoln Life Assurance demonstrates that not only are there no uniform court procedures for Employee Retirement Income Security Act litigation, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are not always followed, demanding a reappraisal of ERISA civil procedure, says Mark DeBofsky at DeBofsky Law.

  • Privacy Ruling Highlights Risks Of Third-Party Web Tracking

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    The Ninth Circuit’s recent ruling in Javier v. Assurance — that third-party session replay software usage without user consent may violate a California privacy law — highlights why companies should remain proactive and review all technologies that collect information from their websites, say attorneys at K&L Gates.

  • Why Warranty Providers May Explore CCPA Exemption

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    In order to prepare for the coming wave of state consumer privacy laws across the country, organizations in the extended warranty industry should assess their exposure to the California Consumer Privacy Act and the applicability of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s exemption, say attorneys at Locke Lord.

  • ERISA Ruling Reinforces Claimant Right To Know Denial Basis

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    A Louisiana federal court’s recent ruling in Rushing v. Sun Life Assurance, finding that an insurer could not remand a case to raise a new basis for a benefit denial, reinforces claimants' rights and illustrates how limited court review in Employee Retirement Income Security Act litigation can prevent insurers from raising new rationales for denial post-filing, says Mark DeBofsky at DeBofsky Law.

  • What To Expect From The Post-Midterms Lame-Duck Session

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    Depending on the results of the midterm elections, the upcoming lame-duck session may be the last chance for Congress to enact meaningful legislation for the next several years, so organizations must push through legislative priorities now, lest they are forced to restart their efforts in a much different environment next year, says James Brandell at Dykema.

  • Why Courts Are Rejecting Agencies' Merger Challenges

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    Recent losses for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission show how difficult it is for the agencies to challenge transactions based on certain theories — and that merging parties can close difficult transactions if they are willing to fight regulators in court, say attorneys at McDermott.

  • 2nd Circ. Securities Ruling May Encourage Fraud

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    The Second Circuit's recent decision in Menora v. Frutarom, intended to clarify when defrauded purchasers have standing under securities laws, is inconsistent with well-settled law and creates wide-reaching uncertainty that will likely incentivize fraud, say attorneys at Labaton Sucharow.

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