Expert Analysis

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)

An Insurance Coverage Checklist For PFAS Defendants

With PFAS liability exposures attracting increased media attention, now is a good time for companies that could be... (more story)

Circuit Judge Writes An Opinion, AI Helps: What Now?

Last week's Eleventh Circuit opinion in Snell v. United Specialty Insurance, notable for a concurrence outlining t... (more story)

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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)

$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. 

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. (iStock.com/nathaphat)
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)

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)

Restaurant Owner Seeks $414K For Deductible Overpayment

The owner of two Florida restaurants is seeking reimbursement of over $400,000, telling a federal district court Tuesday that it overpaid a claim deductible for damage stemming from Hurricane Ian after its ins... (more story)

Brach Eichler Adds Insurance Pro From Garces Grabler In NJ

Brach Eichler has continued a recent boom in its litigation team with the hire of a no-fault insurance expert from personal injury giant Garces Grabler & LeBrocq PC in New Jersey who also brings expertise as a... (more story)

Judge Sides With Tenants In Legionnaires' Coverage Dispute

A Kentucky federal court declined to exercise jurisdiction in an insurer's attempt to secure a ruling that coverage isn't available to its landlord-insureds in a $4.5 million underlying state court action in w... (more story)

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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)

Mich. Court Says Insurer Can Yank Benefits For Litigation Lies

The Michigan Supreme Court unanimously reversed an appeals court decision, ruling Tuesday that misrepresentations made during discovery could prevent the family of a deceased car accident victim from recoverin... (more story)

Texas Top Court Denies Roofer's Challenge To Adjuster Laws

The Supreme Court of Texas tossed on Friday a roofing company's challenge to the state's public adjuster licensing laws, saying that requiring a license or preventing certain conduct didn't violate the roofer'... (more story)

State Farm Denies Defense Of Daycare In Nap Drugging Suits

State Farm told a Washington federal court it had no duty to defend a childcare center accused of deploying corporal punishment and nonconsensually drugging children with Benadryl to induce nap time.

Calif. Developer Seeks $5M Excess Coverage For Defect Suits

A California developer is seeking coverage under a $5 million excess policy for an underlying settlement stemming from construction defect claims, telling a federal court that its excess insurer wrongfully ref... (more story)

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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)

Travelers Says No Coverage For Investment Bank's Bond Row

A Travelers unit said it doesn't owe directors and officers coverage to an investment bank accused of misleading bondholders into investing in a sports complex development project, telling an Illinois federal ... (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)

Ex-LA Chinatown Bank CFO Gets 3 Years For Embezzlement

The former chief financial officer of a bank based in Los Angeles' Chinatown has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to bank fraud for embezzling more than $700,000 from his employer.

High Court On Ch. 11, New Bank Rules, Alex Jones Ch. 7 Shift

The U.S. Supreme Court said an insurance company has "party in interest" standing to intervene in a Chapter 11 case, the U.S. Department of Justice's bankruptcy watchdog "modernized" its agreement for banks ho... (more story)

AM Best Boosts Reinsurance Market Outlook To 'Positive'

AM Best revised its outlook on the global reinsurance market Monday from "stable" to "positive," pointing to "robust" profit margins and a well-capitalized market amid a backdrop of higher interest rates, whic... (more story)

'House of Cards' Makers May Proceed With Coverage Suit

The companies that produced the Netflix series "House of Cards" can proceed with their coverage suit over losses sustained during production of the final season after allegations of sexual misconduct against t... (more story)