Insurance Law

669 ABA Journal Insurance Law articles.

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…

Supreme Court to consider abortion regulations and the contraception-coverage mandate
In a U.S. Supreme Court term full of hot-button issues—voting rights, affirmative action, union fees and immigration, to name a few—the month of March will stand out.

More law firms find savings, stability through self-insurance
Several years ago Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard faced a 26 percent jump in its health insurance premiums. Renewals had become "a roller-coaster ride," says office manager Karen Sargent.…
Red flag in email scams: ‘Have you already been contacted by (insert lawyer name)?’

Scammers are stealing billions from corporations by impersonating their CEOs and their lawyers, the Financial Times (sub. req.) reports.

Hacking skills, of course, are helpful to cybercriminals, who may…

Scammed law firm sues insurer for lost money

An Arkansas law firm has sued its insurer in a bid to recover nearly $100,000 lost to a scammer.

The suit filed by Watts Donovan & Tilley against Valley Forge…

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