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  • November 16, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 30 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 of day 30.

  • November 15, 2023

    Lloyd's America Says Adjuster 'Waged War' Via Junk Suits, TM

    The U.S. arm of British underwriting giant Lloyd's of London told a Houston federal court Tuesday that a Texas-licensed public insurance adjuster has "waged war" on the company since trying to inflate a client's claim by more than $20 million.

  • November 15, 2023

    Trump Seeks Mistrial In NY Fraud Case, Claiming Judicial Bias

    Former President Donald Trump asked the New York judge presiding over the attorney general's civil fraud case against him to declare a mistrial, arguing that there was "tangible and overwhelming" evidence the judge and his clerk were biased against him, his family and his companies.

  • November 15, 2023

    Lenders Want 10th Circ. Redo In Insurance Policy Dispute

    Two lenders asked the Tenth Circuit to reconsider a ruling that foiled their ability to collect $2 million under an accounting firm's insurance policy, saying a panel improperly found that three audits the firm conducted that failed to uncover a mortgage company's fraud are interrelated.

  • November 15, 2023

    Outspoken NY Judge Could Help Trump More Than Hurt Him

    A Manhattan judge's unusually candid critiques of Donald Trump's civil fraud defense could risk giving the ex-president and his legal team exactly what they want — footing to argue on appeal that the deck was stacked against them from the beginning, according to experts.

  • November 15, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 29 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 29.

  • November 14, 2023

    Trump's Valuation Defense Takes Shape In Civil Fraud Trial

    Counsel for Donald Trump on Tuesday leaned into a defense about how he valued his assets, in the trial over New York Attorney General Letitia James' claims that the former president and others defrauded banks and insurers by lying about his net worth, as an accounting expert testified there are several legitimate valuation methods that can produce "wildly" different results.

  • November 14, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 28 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 28.

  • November 13, 2023

    Don Jr. Showcases 'Sexy' Assets In Trump's Fraud Defense

    A New York judge on Monday allowed Donald Trump Jr. to regale him with the history of his father's "spectacular" real estate empire, leading off the defense case in the state attorney general's civil fraud trial with a glittering portrayal of his father's visionary "magic."

  • November 13, 2023

    Insurance Seller, Husband Claim 'Gamesmanship' In IP Row

    An insurance agency owner and her soon-to-be-ex-husband accused each other of "gamesmanship" in opposing responses in North Carolina Business Court, each arguing that they were responsible for the day-to-day operations of the agency that may later be divided up as part of the ongoing divorce.

  • November 13, 2023

    Insurer Owed Club Coverage Over Fiduciary Breach Claims

    A country club's insurer had to cover the club against certain breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims its investors lodged in arbitration, a Massachusetts federal court ruled, finding that an insured versus insured exclusion barred some but not all of the claims.

  • November 13, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 27 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 27.

  • November 09, 2023

    Trump's Experts Can Testify In NY Fraud Trial, Judge Rules

    Donald Trump on Thursday defeated a bid by the New York attorney general to exclude four defense experts in the attorney general's civil fraud trial against the former president and his real estate empire, with the state judge presiding over the fraud trial saying his decision to allow the testimony stemmed from a desire not to be overturned on appeal.

  • November 09, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 26 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 26.

  • November 08, 2023

    Liberty Need Not Cover Policyholder's Grocery Store Brawl

    A Georgia federal judge ruled Wednesday that a Liberty Mutual unit has no duty to cover a policyholder's legal costs in fighting battery claims from the policyholder's brawl with his cousin-in-law at a grocery store, finding the policyholder attacked his relative and "this was anything but an accident."

  • November 08, 2023

    NC Appeals Court Expedites Insurer Liquidation Case

    The North Carolina state appeals court approved a request Wednesday to rush liquidation proceedings for two insolvent insurers whose attorneys argued that there is a "pressing humanitarian need" to resolve the case quickly.

  • November 08, 2023

    Ivanka Testifies She Wasn't 'Privy' To Father's Net Worth Docs

    Donald Trump's eldest daughter took the stand Wednesday in the New York attorney general's civil fraud trial against her family's real estate business, distancing herself from her father's financial statements and later extolling the success of her projects and positive relationships with the allegedly defrauded banks.

  • November 08, 2023

    5th Circ. Mulls Coverage For ExxonMobil Jobsite Fatality

    The Fifth Circuit weighed the effect of an employer's liability policy endorsement during oral arguments Wednesday in an insurer-versus-insurer dispute over coverage for an ExxonMobil general contractor over an on-the-job death. .

  • November 08, 2023

    Federal Workers Say Blue Cross Let TikTok Get Sensitive Data

    Five current and retired federal employees filed a proposed class action against Blue Cross Blue Shield in Illinois federal court this week, accusing it of enabling TikTok and other technology companies to access sensitive health care data on the insurer's website in violation of state and federal privacy laws.

  • November 08, 2023

    Insurer Settles Suit Against IBM Over Cybersecurity Failures

    A life insurer dropped its breach of contract lawsuit against IBM over the tech company's performance of threat management services, telling a Louisiana federal court that the parties have reached an agreement.

  • November 08, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 25 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 25.

  • November 07, 2023

    Ill. Appeals Court Affirms Amundsen Davis Malpractice Win

    A negligence suit that Acer accused Amundsen Davis LLC of bungling when it sued an insurance broker in the wrong state didn't turn into the legal malpractice victory the computer company was looking for after an Illinois state appeals court panel rejected Acer's statute of limitations arguments last week.

  • November 07, 2023

    Rodeo Says Insurer Cites Case Of No Value In COVID Suit

    A livestock show and rodeo told a Texas state judge that a Nevada case that its insurer cited in a letter to the court adds nothing to the court's analysis of pending summary judgment motions in a COVID-19 coverage fight.

  • November 07, 2023

    Va. County Alleges Racketeering In Suit Over Insulin Prices

    A Virginia county has accused Eli Lilly and others of scheming to inflate insulin prices and control the market for diabetes medicine in violation of racketeering and consumer protection laws, adding to a flood of litigation over the life-saving drugs.

  • November 07, 2023

    Title Insurer Sees Trim Of Suit Tied To Firm's Stolen Funds

    A North Carolina federal judge has trimmed a title insurance underwriter's suit alleging that an agency ignored its directives and issued policies on closings completed by a law firm now under scrutiny over $6 million in missing client funds, following a magistrate judge's recommendation.

Expert Analysis

  • How To Avert Unlawful Poaching Amid Rising Antitrust Risks

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    Despite the uptick in labor market antitrust enforcement actions, no-poach agreements can be helpful in preventing unfair competition resulting from misuse of confidential or competitively sensitive information — when tailored appropriately and used with best practices to reduce risk, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.

  • Skinny Labels' Future May Hinge On Teva Petitioning Justices

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    Generic-drug makers may get much-needed clarity on their use of so-called skinny labels, which only seek approval for unpatented uses, if Teva Pharmaceuticals petitions for certiorari in the GlaxoSmithKline Coreg case by its July 11 deadline, says Paul Kalish at Fox Rothschild.

  • 6th Circ. ERISA Ruling Shows Scope Of Fiduciary Liability

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    The Sixth Circuit's recent partial revival of a widow's lawsuit alleging Walmart violated federal benefits laws serves as a stark reminder of how those who are only supposed to perform ministerial functions can inadvertently expose themselves to fiduciary liability by undertaking fiduciary actions, say Samantha Kopacz and Nhan Ho at Miller Canfield.

  • And Now A Word From The Panel: MDL Travel

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    The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation’s return to in-person proceedings, as well as a recent petition in an insurance-related MDL, highlight an important question about whether the panel will continue to consider travel convenience as a relevant factor in venue decisions after two years of virtual hearings, says Alan Rothman at Sidley.

  • Employer Travel Benefits Options For Abortion Care Post-Roe

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    Given the likelihood that Roe v. Wade will be overturned, and with the proliferation of state legislation restricting abortion access, employers may want to consider the legal implications of several options to expand travel reimbursement benefits for employees who seek abortion services, say Danita Merlau and Ben Conley at Seyfarth.

  • ERISA Ruling Shows Lax Enrollment Practices Can Be Costly

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    The Eighth Circuit’s recent decision in Skelton v. Reliance Standard, finding that a life insurance company breached its Employee Retirement Income Security Act fiduciary duties by accepting premiums without approving coverage, admonishes insurers to communicate with employers and to maintain clear records of eligible enrolled participants, says Mark DeBofsky at DeBofsky Sherman.

  • Lessons For Gov't Contractors Amid Increased Antitrust Risk

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    A review of recently ramped-up Procurement Collusion Strike Force enforcement yields important lessons for government procurement companies, which are particularly susceptible to anti-competitive risks, on corporate antitrust awareness and robust compliance, say Rachel Guy and James McGinnis at Sheppard Mullin.

  • Private Insurers Must Watch Out For Medical Equipment Fraud

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    Recent trends indicate that it is extremely rare for the government to prosecute those involved in health care fraud against private insurers, especially in cases involving durable medical equipment, so private insurers must take steps to investigate and detect fraudulent schemes, says Michael Vanunu at Rivkin Radler.

  • 4th Circ. ERISA Ruling Shows Plan Discretion Is Not Limitless

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    The Fourth Circuit’s recent decision in Garner v. Central States, holding that a benefit plan had abused its discretion in denying a claim for surgery, clarifies that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act's review standard is not a rubber stamp of plan determinations, and shows where the outer limits of discretion end, says Mark DeBofsky at DeBofsky Sherman.

  • Clients' Diversity Mandates For Law Firms Are Necessary

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    Coca-Cola recently scrapped its proposed diversity staffing requirements for outside counsel, and other companies may be reassessing their mandates due to external pressures, but it is important to remember the myriad factors supporting these policies and why they are more important now than ever before, says David Hopkins at Benesch Friedlander.

  • 5 Questions That Can Help Law Firms Win RFPs

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    As the volume of matter-specific requests for proposals continues to increase in the legal market, law firms can take some new steps to fine-tune their RFP response-drafting process and strategy, says Matthew Prinn at RFP Advisory Group.

  • How Law Firms Can Employ More Veterans

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    Hiring attorneys who are veterans is often overlooked in law firm diversity, equity and inclusion plans, even though it generates substantial benefits, but partnering with like-minded organizations and having a robust and active veterans group will go a long way in boosting a firm's ability to recruit and retain veterans, say Daniel Sylvester and Nicholas Hasenfus at Holland & Knight.

  • Enviro Assessment Rule May Help Lower Buyers' PFAS Risks

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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new rule incorporating the latest American Society for Testing and Materials standard for Phase I environmental site assessments should be helpful for purchasers of real property seeking greater protection against liability for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, say attorneys at Alston & Bird.

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