Insurance & Financial Services

15 ABA Journal Insurance & Financial Services articles.

Coronavirus pandemic prompts wave of ‘business interruption’ lawsuits by restaurants

Restaurants may often invest in substantial insurance coverage for their businesses, including purchasing “business interruption” coverage in case something beyond their control forces a shutdown of their operations. In mid-March, such an event happened: the coronavirus pandemic.

Audit alleges 1 county attorney paid wife $126K bonus, another funded personal expenses
Mike Harmon, the Kentucky auditor of public accounts, announced Thursday that his audit findings for three prosecutors' offices will be referred to the FBI and the state attorney.
Health law requires US to pay insurers that lost money, Supreme Court rules
Insurers that lost money participating in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplace have a right to reimbursement under the law, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.
2 SCOTUS justices agree to amend financial disclosures after Fix the Court asks questions
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Sonia Sotomayor agreed to amend their financial disclosure forms after the court transparency group Fix the Court raised questions about their apparent failure to list some reimbursements for a few their trips.
ABA and SoFi offer student loan debt relief through new contest
Three ABA members could see a portion of their student loan debt paid off through a new partnership between the ABA and SoFi.
Afternoon Briefs: 2-time SCOTUS litigant gets settlement; at-large judge elections upheld in voting rights case

Florida man wins $875K settlement after two trips to the Supreme Court

A Florida man who won twice in the U.S. Supreme Court will get an $875,000 settlement for his…

Age bias suit by fired general counsel claims CEO complained about financial drain of older workers
The former general counsel for a W.R. Berkley Corp. subsidiary claims that the real reason the company fired him in June 2018 was because of his age.
Judge tells lawyer who sent ‘eat a bowl of dicks’ emails the profession doesn’t need him
A show-cause hearing began badly and then got worse for a California lawyer who told opposing counsel in an email to “eat a bowl of dicks.”
Insurer miscalculated benefits for lawyer who had heart attack 1 day before $65K raise, judge rules
A tax lawyer who had a heart attack over Labor Day weekend—a day before he received a $65,000 raise—was entitled to disability benefits based on the higher paycheck, an Illinois federal judge has ruled.
Lawyer who told BigLaw attorneys to ‘eat a bowl of dicks’ faces possible sanctions
Updated: A California lawyer who told opposing counsel in an email to “eat a bowl of dicks” says his insulting and expletive-laden missives were a negotiating tactic and weren’t intended as actual insults.
Did Buckley Sandler co-founder leave voluntarily? Question is at center of insurance dispute
A lawsuit filed last week maintains an insurer has no obligation to pay Buckley Sandler’s claim in connection with the departure of one of its founders because he did not leave voluntarily.
ABA hosts first-ever cannabis and hemp law conference
11th Circuit affirms removal of ‘horrifying’ juror who ‘laid on the couch,’ disrespected female jurors

A federal appeals court has affirmed a decision to remove a holdout juror from a case after he called female jurors “bitches” and referred to others as “white asses.”

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Do people really try to take the rap for someone else’s criminal charges?

History is cyclical. The longer I write this column on law and pop culture, the more I realize the same series seem to bring up legal issues that relate to…

Supreme Court to consider cases accusing US of shorting health insurers $12B in promised payments

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether Congress must fulfill a statutory promise to pay insurers who lost money by participating in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces.




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