Expert Analysis

Key Lessons From Recent Insurance Policy Reform Litigation

A review of recent case law reveals the wide range of misunderstandings that may arise between insurers and policy... (more story)

Corporate Insurance Considerations For Trafficking Claims

With the surge in litigation over liability under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, corporat... (more story)

Insurer Quota-Sharing Lessons From $112M Bad Faith Verdict

In Indiana GRQ v. American Guarantee and Liability Insurance, an Indiana federal jury recently issued a landmark $... (more story)

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Chinese Reinsurer Seeks Exit From Reimbursement Suit

A Chinese reinsurance company urged an Iowa federal court Friday to toss an insurer's suit seeking reimbursement for property insurance coverage claims it paid out, saying the court lacks jurisdiction because ... (more story)

Insurer's Coverage Suit Premature, Ga. Apt. Complex Says

An apartment complex facing negligence claims over a shooting told a Georgia federal court that its insurer's suit seeking to avoid coverage must be tossed, arguing that without any factual findings in the und... (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)

How An Ex-Attorney Turned Mediator Approaches Conflict

Drawing from his 25-year career as an attorney litigating primarily insurance coverage disputes, Steven Schulwolf founded Schulwolf Mediation to help parties reach effective resolutions in even the toughest cases.

Insurance Litigation Week In Review

Policyholders suffered losses over COVID-19 coverage claims before the California Supreme Court and Fourth Circuit, the California high court weighed whether an exclusion rendered virus coverage illusory and i... (more story)

2nd Circ. Revives Insurer's $2.5M Suit Over Valuation Software

The Second Circuit on Thursday revived an insurer's indemnification bid against software company Audatex for $2.5 million in costs from a suit alleging its use of Audatex's valuation software resulted in under... (more story)

NC High Court Grants Review In Clothier's Virus Coverage Suit

North Carolina's top court on Thursday agreed to take up a clothing company's coverage appeal for COVID-19 losses against Zurich after a lower appellate panel found the virus did not cause the kind of physical... (more story)

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No-Show Plaintiff, 'Jackass' Atty Booted Too Quickly, Court Says

A Michigan appellate court sympathized with a trial court dealing with a no-show plaintiff and his lawyer who acted like a "jackass" — according to one appellate judge — but ruled Thursday that the trial court... (more story)

Insurer Owes Coverage For School Defect Claim, Builder Says

A general contractor told a Washington federal court it is entitled to coverage under a subcontractor's commercial general liability policy with a Liberty Mutual unit for defects and damage that a school distr... (more story)

Estate Sues Hanover For $13.4M Judgment In Death Suit

The Hanover Insurance Group has refused to pay a judgment of nearly $13.4 million to the family of a man who died in the care of a Connecticut group home, according to a lawsuit in state court.

Seattle Sues Train Cos. Over Bike Track-Crossing Suits

The city of Seattle says two short-line railroads have breached agreements to maintain liability insurance and indemnify the city in lawsuits from cyclists injured crossing tracks along a perilous stretch of a... (more story)

The Law360 400: Tracking The Largest US Law Firms

The legal market expanded more tentatively in 2023 than in previous years amid a slowdown in demand for legal services, especially in transactions, an area that has been sluggish but is expected to quicken in the near future.

10th Circ. Oral Args. Poised To Shape NM Pollution Coverage

The Tenth Circuit said there were "good arguments on both sides" of an appeal at oral arguments Monday over whether absolute pollution exclusions doomed a New Mexico property owner's quest for defense coverage... (more story)

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4th Circ. Rules No Coverage For Mars' COVID Losses

Candymaker Mars Inc. can't get coverage from Factory Mutual Insurance Co. for its COVID-19-related losses, the Fourth Circuit ruled Thursday, further rejecting Mars' bid to certify a question to the Virginia Supreme Court.

Ark. Judge Sides With Insurer's Cyber Policy Interpretation

An Arkansas federal judge ruled an insurer correctly evaluated a telemarketing company's losses from a cyberattack, agreeing that "normal operating expenses" the company paid from revenue during that period ar... (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)

Coverage Suit Paused Until Resolution Of Gun Sales Dispute

A California federal court paused Crum & Forster's suit against a police gun and fitness club and the city of Los Angeles over coverage for underlying actions brought by officers accusing the club of selling t... (more story)

Ill. Justices Weigh Zurich's Right To Recover $3M Flood Loss

The Illinois Supreme Court weighed Wednesday whether Zurich American Insurance Co. can recoup $3 million from a subcontractor for water damage repair costs the insurer paid to a general contractor despite Zuri... (more story)

No Coverage For Real Estate Appraiser For Disciplinary Action

Great American Assurance owed no defense to a real estate appraiser for a disciplinary action over claims of an "egregiously inaccurate" valuation, an Indiana federal court ruled, finding that her failure to d... (more story)

Strategic Hiring Was The New Normal For BigLaw In 2023

The 400 largest law firms by headcount in the U.S. grew more slowly in 2023 than in the previous two years, while Kirkland & Ellis LLP surpassed the 3,000-attorney threshold, according to the latest Law360 ranking.