Insurance Law

668 ABA Journal Insurance Law articles.

More employers can exclude birth control coverage under ACA based on moral or religious grounds
More employers can exempt themselves from providing contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act as a result of new regulations issued on Friday that accommodate moral as well as religious objections.
Lawyer accused of taking sneaky photos of technical manual loses bid for rehearing on sanctions

A federal appeals court won’t reconsider sanctions imposed against a Georgia lawyer who refused to address allegations that she snuck into the office of a deposition witness and took photos…

Judge denies ‘exorbitant’ request for nearly $1M in attorney fees after $125K recovery

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has denied a request for nearly $1 million in attorney fees and promised to refer the lawyers who sought the money to ethics regulators.

U.S.…

New Texas law, taking effect in September, could affect some homeowners filing Harvey claims
A Texas law that takes effect on Sept. 1 could affect some homeowners filing claims with their insurance companies in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Nonreligious anti-abortion groups have to comply with ACA’s contraceptive mandate, 3rd Circuit rules

An anti-abortion group unaffiliated with any religious group has to comply with the contraceptive coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The Philadelphia-based 3rd…

Costs of malware attack on DLA Piper could be in the millions; does insurance cover it?
Appropriate insurance could cover many of the costs associated with the malware attack on DLA Piper last month, insurance experts say.

Cyberattack insurance could cover external support, loss of income and bringing computer systems back online, according to insurance experts who spoke with Legal Week (sub. req.).
Victimized by ransomware, law firm sues insurer for $700K in lost billings

A Rhode Island law firm has filed a lawsuit against its insurer over coverage for a ransomware attack that locked down the firm’s computer files for three months.

Moses Afonso…

ABA to offer cyber liability insurance

The ABA is adding cyber liability coverage to its insurance offerings for law firms.

The cyber insurance, underwritten by Chubb Limited, covers law firm expenses associated with hacking, including the…

10 Troutman Sanders partners in Chicago and DC jump to UK-based law firm

The London-based law firm Clyde & Co is opening offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., that will be staffed by 10 partners and other lawyers from Troutman Sanders.

The partners…

Federal judge blocks merger of Humana and Aetna on antitrust grounds

In a victory for the U.S. Justice Department, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., has blocked Aetna’s proposed $37 billion acquisition of Humana.

U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled…

Lawyer’s disclosure of sealed filing didn’t require dismissal of whistleblower suit, SCOTUS rules

Mississippi trial lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs’ disclosure of Hurricane Katrina fraud allegations against State Farm didn’t require dismissal of a whistleblower complaint against the insurer, even though the revelation violated…

Single-payer health initiative goes down in defeat in Colorado

Voters in Colorado overwhelmingly rejected a proposed law that would have established a single-payer health care system in the state.

On Tuesday, the proposed Amendment 69, or “ColoradoCare,” lost in…

Cybersecurity insurance is a ‘must have’ for law firms

Nearly a quarter of law firms with 500 or more attorneys have experienced a cybersecurity breach, according to those who responded to the ABA’s 2015 Legal Technology Survey Report.

ABA study suggests legal malpractice insurers are settling sooner

The costs of legal malpractice cases have increased since 2011, according to a study put out recently by the ABA’s Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability. And malpractice insurers…

TV ad tells viewers about banned information in tort trials; civil defense bar claims tampering

Insurance defense lawyers in Georgia aren’t happy about a law firm’s TV ad that reveals information about banned testimony in car-crash cases.

The Daily Report (sub. req.) has the…

Read more ...