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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…

Hinshaw announces management shake-up, new ‘category killer’ focus

Long known as a top defense firm for insurance-coverage matters, including the defense of attorneys in legal malpractice claims, Chicago-based Hinshaw & Culbertson in more recent years has branded itself…

Judge rules for US House GOP in Affordable Care Act funding dispute; White House appeal is expected

A federal judge on Thursday ruled that the White House had overstepped its authority under federal legislation in using unappropriated funds for an Affordable Care Act subsidy program which helped…

Top Florida court strikes state statute that paid worker’s comp lawyer $1.53 per hour

The Florida Supreme Court has struck, as unconstitutional a mandatory fee schedule set by a 2009 state law that limits the attorney’s fees that can be paid to lawyers in…

New Florida law seeks to prevent big hospital billing surprises

Florida has reportedly become the second state in the country, after New York, to respond to the issue of big surprise hospital bills with patient-oriented legislation.

Last week Gov. Rick…

Federal judge plans to sanction 16 lawyers for ‘gamesmanship’ and ‘forum shopping’

After issuing a show-cause order earlier this year, a federal judge has now lowered the boom.

In a Thursday decision, Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III announced that he…

Supreme Court’s contraceptive compromise might work, parties say

The U.S. government isn’t enthusiastic about the U.S. Supreme Court’s suggested compromise that would allow religiously affiliated nonprofits to opt out of contraceptive coverage for their employees. But the administration…

Chemerinsky: How will SCOTUS rule in contraceptive coverage case?

As happens so often, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is almost certainly the key to the outcome in Zubik v. Burwell, the cases concerning the contraceptive mandate as applied to…

How much privacy are drivers willing to give up for better car insurance rates?

Drivers who want to lower their car insurance rates may someday have to allow Big Brother to ride shotgun—and that has some legal and privacy experts concerned.

Judge rules MetLife isn’t too big to fail; stripped label means less oversight

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled for insurer MetLife in its battle to cast aside a designation that allowed for stricter scrutiny by the Federal Reserve and possible…

Bill Cosby seeks to use homeowners’ umbrella policy to pay legal bills

Bill Cosby hopes to use an umbrella policy tied to his homeowners’ insurance to pay his legal fees and any judgments in defamation lawsuits against him.

American International Group has…

LA’s Liner firm opens NY office with former Dickstein lawyers

A 75-attorney Los Angeles law firm has opened an office in New York City, its first outside Southern California.

Two insurance coverage lawyers who previously worked for now-defunct Dickstein Shapiro…

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