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  • November 28, 2023

    Ex-Root Exec Cops To Stealing $10M For Vehicles, Surgery

    The ex-chief marketing officer for Root Inc. pled guilty in Ohio federal court Tuesday to wire fraud and contempt after he embezzled more than $10.2 million from the insurance company during the single year he worked there, spending the money on luxury vehicles and plastic surgery, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • November 28, 2023

    Insurer Seeks Exit From U. of Wash. COVID Coverage Suit

    A Liberty Mutual insurer is trying to derail a University of Washington lawsuit seeking coverage of hundreds of millions of dollars in pandemic-driven losses and expenses, saying the university is relying on recent state Supreme Court decisions that don't support its theory that its facilities suffered a covered "loss of functionality."

  • November 28, 2023

    Law Firm Leaders Cautiously Optimistic Heading Into 2024

    Major U.S. law firms are steadfast in their commitment to the pursuit of further growth despite ongoing economic uncertainty. Here’s what the leaders of four Leaderboard firms have to say about how the legal industry is preparing for next year.

  • November 28, 2023

    The 2023 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard

    Check out the Law360 Pulse Leaderboard to see which first-in-class firms made the list this year.

  • November 28, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 35 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 35.

  • November 27, 2023

    Insurer Seeks $17.4M For Failed La. Dredging Projects

    An insurer urged a Louisiana federal court Monday to award it over $17 million in damages following several dredging contractors' alleged abandonment of multiple public utility projects, arguing that the contractors failed to pay it back for bonds it issued under a 2014 indemnity agreement.

  • November 27, 2023

    Ex-Allstate Agent Settles Allegations She Swiped Customers

    A former Allstate agent has agreed not to sell competing products to her former customers as part of a deal resolving allegations she improperly used Allstate's client lists and confidential information after she stopped working with the company, according to an order filed Friday.

  • November 27, 2023

    Trump Downplays NY Judge's Safety Risk After Threats

    Donald Trump's lawyers on Monday said safety concerns don't justify a New York state judge's gag orders against the former president in the state attorney general's civil fraud trial, arguing that threats made by others don't present an "imminent" danger and should not result in his loss of First Amendment rights.

  • November 27, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 34 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 34:

  • November 22, 2023

    Trump's Posts Linked To Threats Against NY Judge, Clerk

    Social media posts by Donald Trump have led to an ongoing deluge of death threats and antisemitic slurs against a law clerk and the New York judge overseeing the ex-president's civil fraud trial, a court security official said Wednesday.

  • November 21, 2023

    Ex-Trump Org Exec Says He 'Gave Up' Amid Fraud Probes

    A former Trump Organization executive testified in the former president's New York civil fraud trial Tuesday that he had to leave his position after getting caught up in the government investigations swirling around his former boss, but denied that he intentionally and fraudulently overvalued Donald Trump's real estate empire to give him a leg up in business deals.

  • November 21, 2023

    Takeda Escapes Antitrust Suit Over IBS Drug

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Monday tossed a Blue Cross affiliate's proposed class action against Takeda Pharmaceuticals over an alleged conspiracy to keep generic versions of constipation drug Amitiza off the market for years.

  • November 21, 2023

    Insurance Exec Agrees To Fines In Multibillion-Dollar RICO

    A North Carolina insurance mogul's former chief investment officer agreed to pay $75,000 in damages to insurers in a federal racketeering lawsuit concerning his role in a multibillion-dollar insurance scheme.

  • November 21, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 33 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 33.

  • November 20, 2023

    RE Brokerage's Parent Co. Can Intervene In Coverage Suit

    Century 21 Real Estate can intervene in a suit from its insurer that seeks to duck coverage claims in an underlying action over alleged violations of Washington state consumer protection laws, a federal magistrate judge said. 

  • November 20, 2023

    6th Circ. Says Court Overreached In IRS Benefit Guidance Suit

    A Michigan federal court erred when it vacated IRS guidance that required disclosure of certain potentially abusive employee benefit plans across the country, the Sixth Circuit ruled Monday, saying the agency's refund of tax penalties to a construction company should've ended the suit.

  • November 20, 2023

    Trump Controller Says Mazars Knew All In Fraud Trial Defense

    Longtime Trump Organization Controller Jeffrey McConney returned to the stand Monday to defend against the New York attorney general's civil fraud allegations, testifying that outside accounting firm Mazars LLP knew how the company was calculating former President Donald Trump's wealth.

  • November 20, 2023

    Crum & Forster Can't Escape Ransomware Coverage Suit

    Crum & Forster's attempt to escape a Seattle logistics company's suit seeking $1 million in coverage for a ransomware attack was denied by a Washington state judge, who found there were disputed issues of material fact.

  • November 20, 2023

    Reed Smith Grows Philly Office With Insurance Recovery Atty

    Reed Smith LLP continued the recent expansion of its Philadelphia office with the addition of an insurance recovery attorney who moved his practice after nearly three years with Flaster Greenberg PC, the firm announced Monday, making this Reed Smith's second lateral hire in about a week.

  • November 20, 2023

    Justices Won't Review IRS Summons On Del. Insurance Dept.

    The U.S. Supreme Court let stand Monday a decision allowing the IRS to proceed with a summons for electronic communications between Delaware's insurance department and two microcaptive insurers the agency suspected of operating abusive tax shelters, denying the department's bid to block the summons.

  • November 20, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 32 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 32.

  • November 17, 2023

    Trump's Mistrial Request Rejected In NY Civil Fraud Case

    The New York state judge overseeing Donald Trump's civil fraud case rejected the ex-president's motion for a mistrial Friday, finding Trump's allegations that the jurist and his law clerk were biased to be "utterly without merit."

  • November 17, 2023

    2nd Circ. Won't Rehear Suit On Insurer's Duty To Defend

    The Second Circuit has announced it will not hold a full court rehearing on its panel decision that insurer RSUI Group Inc. had no obligation to defend an attorney's construction company against breach of contract claims because its policy only covered lawsuits over legal services.

  • November 17, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 31 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 31.

  • November 16, 2023

    NY Appeals Court Temporarily Lifts Trump Gag Orders

    A New York appellate court justice temporarily suspended gag orders against Donald Trump in the state attorney general's civil fraud case Thursday, expressing deep skepticism about the decision to limit the former president and his attorneys from speaking about the trial judge's law clerk.

Expert Analysis

  • Lessons From 3 Antitrust Agency Losses In Merger Trials

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    The government lost three antitrust agency merger trials last month, underscoring the need for companies considering strategic deals to first weigh a number of factors, including the viability of litigating before an impartial judge, say Gorav Jindal and Brian Rafkin at Akin Gump.

  • Boy Scouts Ch. 11 Case Highlights Third-Party Release Split

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    The Delaware bankruptcy court's recent approval of major parts of the Boy Scouts’ Chapter 11 plan showcases a split among federal district courts as to whether bankruptcy courts have the constitutional authority to approve third-party releases on a final basis, bringing unpredictability and ambiguity to settlements and dealmaking, say attorneys at V&E.

  • 4th Circ. Ruling Won't Safeguard Life Insurance Under ERISA

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    The Fourth Circuit's recent decision in Bellon v. PPG Employee Life, finding that life insurance benefits had vested for certain employees, is a limited exception to a strong trend of courts reading the Employee Retirement Income Security Act to generally countenance the elimination of life insurance coverage for retirees, says Elizabeth Hopkins at Kantor & Kantor.

  • 9th Circ. Accidental Death Ruling Raises Critical ERISA Issue

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    The Ninth Circuit’s recent ruling in Wolf v. Life Insurance Co. of North America helps clarify whether accidental death insurance covers reckless conduct, and raises an important Employee Retirement Income Security Act principle about claim denial that will likely affect future cases, says Mark DeBofsky at DeBofsky Law.

  • Expect Fundraising Market To Grow More Competitive

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    Though the fundraising market's momentum was slowed by inflation and geopolitical unrest earlier this year, rapid deployment of capital is now driving a strong resurgence that will push smaller and middle-market firms to square off against more established managers, say attorneys at Debevoise.

  • ERISA Ruling Rightly Addresses Civil Procedure Hurdle

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    The Eleventh Circuit’s recent opinion in Harris v. Lincoln National Life Insurance demonstrates why courts should treat Employee Retirement Income Security Act cases the same as breach of contract suits by permitting the parties to utilize the full panoply of rights afforded by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, says Mark DeBofsky at DeBofsky Law.

  • Justices' EPA Ruling Didn't Move Needle On Chevron Doctrine

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    Though some suggest the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in West Virginia v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency marked the end of a doctrine requiring judicial deference to federal regulators, the ruling merely articulated well-developed precedent on the limits of agency authority, say Dan Wolff and Eryn Howington at Crowell & Moring.

  • Dobbs, Workers' Comp. Brief Hint At Biden's Cannabis Stance

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    The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health decision, combined with the solicitor general’s brief in a workers’ compensation case that the high court recently declined to review, reveals three notable possibilities about the Biden administration’s position on cannabis, say Whitt Steineker and Claire Hodge at Bradley Arant.

  • Questions To Consider In High Court FCA Dismissals Case

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    Next term, when the U.S. Supreme Court reviews whether the government has authority to dismiss a False Claims Act suit after initially declining to proceed with the action in Polansky v. Executive Health Resources, it will likely require the government to intervene before seeking dismissal, says Christina Lehm at Nelson Mullins.

  • High Court Will Eventually Need To Resolve Cannabis Issues

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    The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to resolve whether federal law protects employers who do not comply with state requirements for medical marijuana reimbursements is a blow to the cannabis industry, but ongoing conflicts between state and federal cannabis laws mean the court will likely eventually need to get involved, says David Standa at Greenspoon Marder.

  • 2nd Circ. Ruling Highlights ERISA Determination Deadlines

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    As seen in the Second Circuit’s recent McQuillin v. Hartford decision, the deadlines for deciding Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims and appeals have teeth, and there are consequences when a plan administrator fails to comply, says Mark DeBofsky at DeBofsky Sherman.

  • NYC Office Tower Ch. 11 Shines Light On Blocking Provisions

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    PMW Management's Chapter 11 filing, which recently received extra time to submit a restructuring plan, highlights courts' increasing skepticism of bankruptcy blocking provisions and favoritism toward leaving bankruptcy restructuring plans in the hands of the debtor, say Jeff Marwil and Ashley Weringa at Proskauer.

  • What's At Stake In Justices' FCA Qui Tam Dismissal Review

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    The Supreme Court's decision next term in U.S. v. Executive Health Resources could hold that the government cannot dismiss a qui tam action in which it initially declined intervention, which would mean the government must expend more resources vetting False Claims Act cases and give relators free rein as prosecutors of their cases, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.

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