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Reps And Warranties Insurance Considerations As M&A Slows

The first six months of the year have seen increasingly favorable rates and policy terms for the representations a... (more story)

8th Circ. Insurance Ruling Spotlights Related-Claims Defenses

The Eighth Circuit’s recent Dexon v. Travelers ruling — that the insurer must provide a defense despite the policy... (more story)

Managing Legal Risks After University Gaza Protests

Following the protests sparked by the war in Gaza, colleges and universities should expect a long investigative ta... (more story)

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Insurer Seeks Quick Exit In Casino $130M COVID Loss Suit

The insurer of a casino operator with properties on the Las Vegas strip and beyond told a Nevada federal judge to toss a $130 million COVID-19 pandemic loss coverage suit, arguing it had already paid $1 millio... (more story)

Youth Org. Not Covered For Ex-Worker's Claim, 6th Circ. Rules

A sexual misconduct exclusion bars a youth advocacy organization's bid for coverage of an ex-employee's claim that they were sexually harassed and assaulted by a supervisor, the Sixth Circuit affirmed Thursday... (more story)

An insurer says it deserves a default final judgment in its indemnification suit against a contractor that the insurer says owes it nearly $13 million. (
Contractor Owes $13M To Cover Virus Defaults, Insurer Says

A Michigan-based insurer asked a Florida federal court Wednesday to grant a default final judgment in its indemnification suit against a contractor, seeking to force the company to cough up nearly $13 million ... (more story)

Prudential Investors Get Final OK On $35M Settlement

A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday granted final approval to a $35 million class action settlement between Prudential Financial Inc. and shareholders who alleged the company hid the risks associated with t... (more story)

NJ Justices Create New Liability Rule For Property Owners

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday voted 4-3 to craft a new rule stating that owners of commercial vacant lots have a duty to maintain the public sidewalks abutting the lots, and reinstated a woman's tri... (more story)

Insurance Litigation Week In Review

The Eighth Circuit pondered whether Geico was responsible for an HPV infection, a Michigan court said lies could eliminate a dead man's payout, a Texas roofer was told that public adjusting wasn't a free-speec... (more story)

Insurer Calls Convicted Mogul's $633M IOU 'Worthless' Ruse

Convicted insurance mogul Greg Lindberg has offered a "worthless" $633 million promise as a ruse to end an insurance company's bid to collect a $524 million arbitration award, a North Carolina federal court heard this week.

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Tata Must Pay $168M For Trade Secret Theft, Texas Judge Says

A Texas federal judge has ordered Tata Consultancy to pay $168 million for willfully misappropriating an IT company's trade secrets concerning source code and life insurance software documentation, plus $25 mi... (more story)

Trucking Co. Whittles $11.5M Suit Over Stolen Cellphones

A North Carolina federal court pared an $11.5 million lawsuit brought by a cellphone dealer and its insurer after a truckload of devices was stolen, reasoning that a negligence claim was preempted.

NJ Judge Denies Liberty Mutual's Recusal Bid in Accident Suit

A New Jersey federal judge will not step away from a construction accident coverage suit, ruling Liberty Mutual's recusal bid, which cited his failure to disclose his multiple policies with the insurer and a p... (more story)

Baltimore Diocese Fights Insurers' Dismissal Attempt

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore defended its adversary action in Maryland bankruptcy court seeking coverage from its insurance carriers, arguing that resolving the issue is crucial to resolving its Cha... (more story)

Doctor Says Lawyer, Insurer Agreed To Backdoor Settlement

A Colorado neurosurgeon accused an attorney and an insurer of interfering with the legal services provided to him in defense of an underlying medical malpractice suit, telling a state court the underlying suit... (more story)

$18.8M Theft Coverage Suit Must Be Heard In State Court

A Texas federal judge ruled that a lawsuit brought against an insurer over $18.8 million in theft and vandalism at a Georgia shopping center belongs in state court, refusing to create diversity by removing a plaintiff. 

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11th Circ. Shows Insurers Preference In D&O Coverage Row

The Eleventh Circuit appeared poised to affirm a Florida district court's finding that the successor of an insurance services firm is not owed coverage for underlying shareholder-related litigation under 2017 ... (more story)

Bond Denial Upheld For Army Construction Project

An Illinois federal judge affirmed an arbitration award relieving two insurers of covering a $1.8 million bond issued to a subcontractor retained for a U.S. Army construction project, upholding the arbitrator'... (more story)

A Miami law firm’s insurer escaped covering a lawsuit alleging the firm overbilled a client. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Miami Law Firm Not Covered In Overbilling Row, Judge Says

An insurer does not have to defend a Miami law firm in a lawsuit accusing it of overbilling a client, a Florida federal judge has ruled, finding that the underlying allegations do not constitute professional s... (more story)

Insurance Cases Remain High Despite 2023 Downturn

Though insurance litigation in federal district courts took a slight dip in 2023, diverging from the upward trend that insurance cases have exhibited since 2016, the number of cases initiated last year remaine... (more story)

8th Circ. Judge Calls Car Sex 'Clearly Foreseeable' In HPV Suit

An Eighth Circuit judge said Wednesday that having sex in a vehicle is "clearly foreseeable," challenging Geico's contention that such activity does not constitute normal use of an automobile in a coverage sui... (more story)

Judge Won't Trim $18M Shareholder Settlement Coverage Suit

A Pennsylvania federal judge declined to toss certain bad faith allegations against an insurer accused of wrongfully denying coverage for an $18 million settlement between an asset management company and a gro... (more story)

Precedent Favors Nationwide In Mich. Tax Fight, Judge Says

A Michigan Court of Appeals judge said Tuesday that the state's tax agency was asking the court to turn its back on recent precedent to hold that Nationwide entities couldn't file as a unitary business to shar... (more story)