A Pennsylvania federal judge Wednesday tossed the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's attempt to stop the state attorney general from forcing it to negotiate with rival Highmark Inc., ruling that this is a speculative premise and unripe for adjudication until the attorney general takes action.
California lawmakers have advanced eight industry-backed amendments that would scale back the scope of the state's landmark privacy law, including by changing how the law defines personal information.
A Florida court erred when it found that homeowners had waived their attorney-client privilege in a coverage lawsuit against Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and ordered them to turn over potentially privileged information without first reviewing it privately, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.
A $150 million reinsurance fight over Puerto Rico's damage from hurricanes Maria and Irma cannot be arbitrated without breaking the island's laws, the Puerto Rican insurer Integrand told a federal court Tuesday.
A pension fund and a set of bank-managed investment funds sued UnitedHealth Group's directors and former top officer in Chancery Court late Wednesday, seeking damages on behalf of the company for alleged Medicare billing violations that the suit said could involve billions in false claims.
The Upper Deck Co. sued Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co. in California federal court Wednesday, claiming the insurer hasn't followed through on covering Upper Deck in an antitrust lawsuit by rival trading card maker Leaf Trading Cards LLC.
An Illinois appeals court on Tuesday ruled that thousands of asbestos personal injury actions against Hennessy Industries Inc. constitute multiple “occurrences” under the terms of its liability insurance policies, paving the way for the company to access additional coverage to fight the suits.
A New Jersey appellate panel upheld a $350,000 award for a man disabled in a car crash with a so-called phantom driver, ruling Wednesday that a trial court had rightly retried the damages portion of the case and nixed a lowball award it deemed a “miscarriage of justice.”
Reed Smith announced Tuesday that it has picked up a name partner and four other attorneys from the Florida-based boutique insurance firm Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, bolstering Reed Smith's insurance recovery practice in Miami.
One of the five former Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives on trial for conspiring to bribe doctors to prescribe an opioid spray to patients who did not need it is asking the court to let her await her verdict from home as the jury enters its 11th day of deliberation.
A Pennsylvania woman says Equifax Information Services violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act when it duplicated a debt on her credit report and failed to remove it in response to multiple disputes she submitted, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Pittsburgh’s federal court.
A Wyoming man convicted of a 2014 murder was not an insured "resident" under his mother's homeowners insurance policy, so the insurer cannot cite a policy exclusion for intentional acts to deny her coverage of a wrongful death action brought by the victim's family, the Tenth Circuit ruled Tuesday.
Two Hawaii insurance brokers urged a federal court Monday to free them from a proposed class action alleging they left homeowners unprotected during a 2018 volcanic eruption by steering the residents to buy Lloyd’s of London policies that excluded lava damage coverage.
The administrator of a Nationwide Mutual Insurance paid time off benefits plan has sued California's labor secretary in Ohio federal court in a bid to stop her agency from scrapping an earlier agreement and forcing the plan to comply with the Golden State's labor laws.
A Missouri appeals court ruled Tuesday that a medical malpractice insurance company's policy for a doctor sued over a botched delivery causing both a mother and her baby to suffer permanent injuries must pay out $2 million — or twice the policy limit — because the two injuries are considered separate occurrences.
Health care-focused economists and policy experts are the preferred advocates to speak against the U.S. Department of Justice settlement clearing CVS Health's acquisition of Aetna, according to new witness lists in the extraordinary D.C. federal court review of the $69 billion merger.
German reinsurance giant Hannover Re SE has said it will scale back the coverage it provides to new coal-fired power plants or coal mines, joining a growing industry move away from fossil fuels.
There was a “sharp increase” in the number and the cost of cyberattacks in 2018, insurer Hiscox said on Tuesday, as it warned that more than three in five companies reported security breaches.
A Third Circuit panel said a transportation company couldn’t wiggle out of liability for a melted chocolate delivery, ruling that the company was stuck paying for the muck even though it didn't convey the candy.
The National Rifle Association has asked for a New York federal court's help subpoenaing material from Lloyd's of London underwriters for the organization's lawsuit alleging New York authorities have tried to snuff it out, saying the state's financial services regulator is interfering with discovery by resisting service of those subpoenas.
The U.S. Department of Justice's about-face on Affordable Care Act constitutionality may discourage potential whistleblowers from coming forward unless the DOJ clarifies its plans to enforce the False Claims Act, says Cleveland Lawrence III of Mehri & Skalet.
In a recent Law360 guest article, the author applauded the disappearance of jury trials as an inefficient, costly mechanism, but in doing so he overlooked the greater value of jury trials for our justice system, says Stephen Susman, executive director of the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law.
During the past 15 years, three widely read articles bolstered by starstruck media have promulgated the incorrect perception — sorely in need of revision — that the U.S. Supreme Court bar is limited to a handful of elite lawyers, says Lawrence Ebner of Capital Appellate Advocacy.
Mondelez's suit against Zurich over coverage for the NotPetya ransomware attack is the first time a war exclusion has been litigated in the cyber insurance context, and it could have a significant impact on property and cyber policies, say Daniel Garrie and Peter Rosen of JAMS.
On April 4, the U.S. Department of Justice announced three settlements of False Claims Act cases, offering a glimpse into the ways the DOJ believes pharmaceutical companies have used charitable copay foundations to cover copays of government health program beneficiaries, circumvent anti-kickback laws and artificially bolster high drug prices, say attorneys with Skadden.
A D.C. federal court recently struck down Trump administration waivers allowing two states to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. The case is part of a larger partisan struggle in which President Donald Trump and Republican state attorneys general continue their efforts to dismantle Obamacare, says Lou Cannon of State Net Capitol Journal.
A recent Law360 article reported on federal judges bemoaning jury trials' nationwide decline, but these laments are unfounded as jury trials have been replaced by better alternatives, says J.B. Heaton of J.B. Heaton Research.
Instead of going to college after high school, I followed in my father’s footsteps and became an electrician. Later I became an electrical engineer, and then an IP attorney. Every twist and turn along the way has made me a better lawyer, says Joseph Maraia of Burns & Levinson.
Recent decisions from the Fifth Circuit and Mississippi Supreme Court in Colony v. First Specialty illustrate that an insurer attempting to hedge its bets by voluntarily paying a settlement amount while also disputing coverage may risk precluding itself from seeking indemnity, say David Kroeger and Huiyi Chen of Jenner & Block.
In "The Jury Crisis," jury consultant and social psychologist Drury Sherrod spotlights the vanishing jury trial, providing a fascinating canary-in-the-coal-mine warning for lawyers, litigants and society at large, says U.S. District Judge Robert Conrad of the Western District of North Carolina.