Expert Analysis

Policy Misrepresentations Carry Insurance Rescission Risks

The Second Circuit's recent decision in Medical Mutual v. Gnik, finding that material misrepresentation in a clini... (more story)

2nd Circ. Ruling Clarifies When Demand Letters Are Claims

The Second Circuit’s decision last week in Pine Management v. Colony Insurance, affirming that an insurer had no o... (more story)

SC Ruling Reinforces All Sums Coverage Trend

A South Carolina state court's recent ruling in Covil v. Pennsylvania National is the latest in a series of decisi... (more story)

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Insurance Litigation Week In Review

Louisiana's top court was asked to examine the enforceability of certain insurance contracts' arbitration clauses, the Sixth Circuit ordered a company to pay back some of the defense bill its insurer footed, t... (more story)

Ex-Geico Agents Ask 6th Circ. To Revive Classification Suit

A group of former Geico agents asked the Sixth Circuit to revive their claims that they were misclassified and denied benefits, challenging the accuracy and relevance of plan documents that the lower court rev... (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)

11th Circ. To Weigh If Wood Theft Is 'Intentional'

The Eleventh Circuit will review, on April 16, a Georgia federal ruling forcing an insurer to cover a $557,000 settlement for shoddy workmanship and wood theft during a deconstruction project by its policyhold... (more story)

La. Top Court Asked To Hear Insurance Arbitration Questions

The Louisiana Supreme Court should examine the enforceability of arbitration clauses in certain insurance contracts as lawsuits seeking coverage for hurricane damage mount, a Louisiana district court said, cer... (more story)

'Let's Get Physical': Pa. Justices Tune In To COVID-19 Coverage

One of late singer Olivia Newton-John's greatest hits struck a chord with a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice Wednesday as he considered whether insurers should cover business losses stemming from government ... (more story)

Ex-Trump Finance Chief Weisselberg Jailed For Perjury

A New York state judge on Wednesday sentenced former Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg to five months in jail for lying under oath in the attorney general's civil fraud case against ... (more story)

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NJ Diocese Says Don't Stop Ch. 11 Plan For Insurers' Appeal

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, and a committee representing sexual abuse claimants have urged a bankruptcy judge to deny insurers' bid for a long-term stay on implementation of the diocese's... (more story)

Insurer Drops Suit After Evidence Clears Stihl In Fire Case

Pennsylvania National Mutual Casualty Insurance Co. agreed Wednesday to drop a lawsuit in North Carolina federal court seeking to hold Stihl Inc. liable for fire damages at a policyholder's home after evidence... (more story)

Syracuse Diocese Told Its Ch. 11 Plan Needs More Work

A New York bankruptcy judge Thursday told the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse that its Chapter 11 plan disclosure statement needs another round of revisions to address objections by insurance carriers claim... (more story)

11th Circ. Says Insurer Owes Defense In Home Damage Suit

A general contractor's insurer must defend it against claims that it abandoned the construction site of a custom-built home, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Thursday, rejecting the insurer's reliance on two exclusi... (more story)

DOJ Hits Regeneron With False Claims Act Suit Over Eylea

The federal government has brought a False Claims Act intervenor complaint in Massachusetts against Regeneron, alleging the pharmaceutical giant fraudulently withheld information from its Medicare reports seek... (more story)

Deported Man Can't Undo Fraud Conviction After Feds' Error

A deported Nigerian national who confessed to fraud on promises that prosecutors would submit a letter to immigration authorities supporting his deportation defense couldn't convince the Eighth Circuit to toss... (more story)

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$24M Hidden Fee Deal Between Class, AIG Units Gets 1st OK

A California federal court granted preliminary approval of a nearly $24 million settlement between a class of travel insurance buyers and several AIG units resolving claims that the companies stacked hidden fe... (more story)

Ex-Art Institutes Execs Want Insurers To Avert $336M Suit

Former executives of a holding company that bought now-defunct for-profit colleges Argosy University, South University and The Art Institutes asked an Ohio federal court to force excess insurers to settle rece... (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)

6th Circ. Says Firm Owes Insurer Part Of Defense Bill

A financial advisory firm's professional liability insurer had no duty to defend the company in underlying securities suits after underlying plaintiffs removed their common law violations, the Sixth Circuit ru... (more story)

NJ Law Firm Not Covered In Malpractice Suit, Insurer Says

A law firm in Princeton, New Jersey, is not owed coverage of a malpractice action alleging one of its attorneys misappropriated the assets of a client's husband, the firm's insurer argued, telling a federal co... (more story)

Ch. 11 Judge Tosses Calif. Drug Co.'s Bid To Stay Investor Suit

A Delaware bankruptcy judge declined Tuesday to apply the automatic stay in DMK Pharmaceuticals' Chapter 11 case to a shareholder's appeal of a Delaware Chancery Court decision before the state's top court, fi... (more story)

4th Circ. Tosses Duty To Defend Case Over Oil Co.'s Objection

The Fourth Circuit said Tuesday that a West Virginia oil and gas company lacked standing to continue an appeal that was originally brought by a green grower, which had sought coverage from its insurer for an u... (more story)