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7th Circ Joins Trend Of No CGL Coverage For Structural Flaws

The Seventh Circuit, which recently held potential structural instability did not count as property damage under a... (more story)

M&A In The AI Era: Key Deal Terms To Watch

As the artificial intelligence market matures, so will due diligence needs, as M&A deals aimed at consolidation an... (more story)

New La. Managing Agent Law May Portend Growing Scrutiny

Recent amendments to Louisiana’s managing general agent regulations impose expansive new obligations on such agent... (more story)

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AIG Unit Must Face Mall's COVID-19 Coverage Claims

An AIG unit must face claims that it is liable for a mall operator's losses from rent abatement agreements entered into with tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic, a California federal court ruled, also finding... (more story)

The 2024 Diversity Snapshot: What You Need To Know

Law firms' ongoing initiatives to address diversity challenges have driven another year of progress, with the representation of minority attorneys continuing to improve across the board, albeit at a slower pac... (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. (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)

These Firms Have The Most Diverse Equity Partnerships

Law360’s law firm survey shows that firms' efforts to diversify their equity partner ranks are lagging. But some have embraced a broader talent pool at the equity partner level. Here are the ones that stood out.

Resort Owner Seeks Arb. In Storm Damage Insurance Row

A resort owner seeking to arbitrate its $55 million storm damage claim told a Hawaii federal court that its insurers can't litigate in New York federal court since its policies contain a "mishmash" of forum se... (more story)

Towers Watson Asks 4th Circ. To Find Merger Dispute Covered

Towers Watson's insurers must pay out $54 million in remaining directors and officers coverage to help fund a $75 million settlement in a shareholder suit over the company's merger with Willis, Towers Watson t... (more story)

Casino Owner Says Insurer Must Face $130M COVID Loss Suit

A casino operator with properties on the Las Vegas strip and beyond asked a Nevada federal judge to keep its $130 million COVID-19 pandemic loss coverage suit alive, arguing that its insurer presented no valid... (more story)

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Praying Coach's School Faces Skeptical Judge In Fee Fight

A Washington state appellate judge struggled Tuesday to follow a school district's argument that its insurer should cover a nearly $1.8 million legal bill for a praying football coach's U.S. Supreme Court win,... (more story)

Development Co. Says Chubb Unit Must Cover Defense Costs

An economic development company told a Delaware federal court its insurer must cover the over $7.6 million it has incurred while facing a government agency's allegations that it violated the False Claims Act i... (more story)

4th Circ. Rejects 'Untimely' Redo Request In Coverage Fight

The Fourth Circuit has flatly rejected a request to reconsider whether an insurer must cover the maker of a wood treatment product in a suit over a man's cancer diagnosis following decades of exposure to the c... (more story)

Pet Store Chain Says AIG Unit Must Cover BIPA Claims

An AIG unit is misconstruing policy exclusions in refusing to defend Pet Supplies Plus in a class action alleging violations of Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act, the pet store chain told a Michigan federal judge.

Subcontractor Ducks Counterclaims In $1M Army Lab Suit

The prime construction contractor for a U.S. Army lab failed to provide enough evidence to bring counterclaims against a subcontractor in its $1 million breach of contract suit, a Massachusetts federal judge has ruled.

Biggest Colorado Decisions Of 2024: A Midyear Report

The U.S. Supreme Court's quick reversal of Colorado justices' decision removing former President Donald Trump from the state's ballots and a Boulder County judge's ruling clearing the way for landmark climate ... (more story)

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Mogul's Co. Drops Bid To Stop Insurer's Liquidation

A company owned by convicted insurance mogul Greg Lindberg wants to end a fight against North Carolina's liquidation of an insurer, saying that it desires to withdraw its case in the state Court of Appeals.

Diocese's Insurer Says No Coverage For Sex Abuse Claims

An excess insurer for the Roman Catholic Bishop of Orange told a California federal court it owes no coverage for over 200 consolidated child sex abuse lawsuits, arguing that despite the primary insurer's inso... (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)

Law360 Names 2024's Top Attorneys Under 40

Law360 is pleased to announce the Rising Stars of 2024, our list of 158 attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age.

9th Circ. To Weigh When Inter-Insurer Subrogation Is Allowed

The Ninth Circuit next Thursday will hear oral arguments on whether an excess insurer can recoup from a primary insurer its $4 million share of a $5 million wrongful death settlement, even though the total set... (more story)

Syracuse Diocese To Notice Creditors On Ch. 11 Releases

Lawyers for the Diocese of Syracuse said they've come up with a process to collect creditor consent for third party releases in an already voted on reorganization plan, telling a New York bankruptcy judge Thur... (more story)

Insurance Litigation Week In Review

Foreclosure prevented a man's house fire windfall, a former Georgia insurance commissioner sought a lesser sentence for his kickback scheme, Kiwanis leaders and sex abuse survivors demanded coverage, and a fed... (more story)