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673 ABA Journal Insurance Law articles.

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…

How can employers reduce the risk of Pokémon Go?

While players are immersed in augmented reality, property managers need to watch for real-world safety repercussions.

Lawsuit against Dave & Buster’s challenges reducing employee hours to avoid health insurance mandate

Renard Sanders remembers the day in 2013 when his bosses at Dave & Buster’s in Duluth, Georgia, called an early-morning meeting.

New York considers ‘textalyzer’ bill to allow police to see if drivers were texting behind the wheel

On a summer morning near Chappaqua, New York, in 2011, Evan Lieberman, 19, was carpooling with co-workers when the driver collided with another vehicle. Five occupants between the two cars…

Judge allows class action claiming State Farm secretly orchestrated Illinois justice’s campaign

A federal judge in Illinois has certified a class action that claims State Farm lied about its financial support of a state supreme court candidate who won election and voted…

Louisiana can’t withhold Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood, 5th Circuit rules

The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s injunction against Louisiana’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. A three-judge appellate panel said the health…

Fines against unsafe nursing homes are considered a slap on the wrist

Nursing home regulatory systems are structured around administrative fines—fines that are reduced so routinely that they have become widely considered a cost of doing business rather than an incentive to provide quality care. Read this ABA Journal feature recently honored by the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Insurer can’t rescind $10M policy on lawyer who died of brain cancer, judge rules

A federal judge in Connecticut has ruled the Principal National Life Insurance Co. is not entitled to rescind a $10 million life insurance policy issued to a lawyer who died…

Hillary Clinton’s VP pick once litigated fair-housing cases and won a record $100M verdict

Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, is a Harvard law graduate who once worked at small law firms litigating civil-rights and fair-housing cases.

The Virginia senator’s…

Anderson Kill adds 10-attorney firm known for representation of HOA boards

Anderson Kill has added to its ranks a 10-attorney New York corporate firm known for its real estate work, as well as the representation of the boards and management companies…

Chemerinsky: These two decisions highlight how Scalia’s absence has affected the court

As the U.S. Supreme Court enters the last month of its term, the impact of having only eight justices already is clear. Some of the most high-profile cases of the…

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