Insurance Law

669 ABA Journal Insurance Law articles.

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…

Did lawyer’s revelations about State Farm suit require its dismissal? Supreme Court to decide

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted a case that contends Mississippi trial lawyer Richard Scruggs told the media about a pending whistleblower case against State Farm, violating the requirement…

Feds sue seeking forfeiture of $275K in life insurance for one of the San Bernardino shooters

The feds have filed a civil forfeiture action to wrest some $275,000 in life insurance proceeds from survivors of one of the San Bernardino shooters.

“Terrorists must not be permitted…

Clyde & Co. to acquire 18-lawyer Miami firm, seeks to be top US insurance coverage shop

A London-based international law firm plans to open its sixth U.S. office by acquiring an 18-attorney Miami, Florida, corporate litigation boutique.

Clyde & Co. announced the deal with

Barratry suit says law firm collaborates with contractors to target homeowners with storm damage

An intervention petition was filed this week in an ongoing Texas lawsuit over alleged mistreatment by contractors and public adjusters of homeowners who suffer storm damage. It alleges that a…

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