The Second Circuit will hear arguments Friday over whether a lower court properly dismissed New York City’s coverage dispute against a captive insurer for lack of diversity jurisdiction after having already granted the city an early win on the coverage issues. Here, Law360 breaks down the case in advance of the hearing.
A Georgia federal judge gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a $5.1 million class action settlement between Geico and its policyholders over allegations the insurer undercompensated owners of totaled vehicles by miscalculating applicable tax under Georgia law.
The Eighth Circuit reversed a decision Tuesday that a Liberty Mutual unit owed coverage as a matter of law to an engineering firm for an underlying action over a bridge collapse that injured several construction workers and resulted in a $2.5 million settlement.
An AIG unit reached a settlement resolving a Texas landlord's claims it wrongfully denied coverage for property damage from a June 2020 hailstorm, ending the plaintiff's bid to recover nearly $318,000 from the insurer.
Acuity Insurance pushed back against a suit filed in New Mexico federal court by PulteGroup Inc. affiliates seeking coverage for defective construction claims, arguing that it owes nothing to the homebuilder u... (more story)
An insurer again said the Eleventh Circuit was wrong to deny appeals jurisdiction in what is the carrier's third court battle aimed at preventing appraisal of 2017 Hurricane Irma damage at a Florida condo, cla... (more story)
Insurers for an industrial company told an Ohio federal court that the company that installed their insured's power supply units must foot the bill for an $18.7 million "catastrophic explosion" at the insured'... (more story)
The Second Circuit appeared skeptical Monday of Travelers Indemnity Co.'s contention that an independent school district in Texas can be compelled to arbitrate its claims against the carrier in Connecticut on ... (more story)
A real estate company and a title insurer notified a Texas federal court that the parties finalized a settlement, ending a coverage row alleging that the company's land diminished in value and was subject to u... (more story)
A Washington federal judge tossed a couple's property damage coverage suit against Liberty Mutual Group Inc. and one of its units, finding that losses caused by their neighbors' stampeding horses were plainly ... (more story)
An Iowa-based insurer of a Texas general contractor told a Texas federal judge that a heating, ventilation and air conditioning subcontractor owes it $1 million to cover its payments toward a settlement in a w... (more story)
A Liberty Mutual unit has no duty to defend or indemnify a couple in a suit over injuries that a man sustained in a drunk driving crash involving the couple's minor child, a Connecticut appeals court affirmed ... (more story)
Travelers told a Texas federal court Tuesday it should have no duty to defend or indemnify Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson Inc. over claims that it engaged in a "global bribery scheme" with foreign t... (more story)
The South Dakota Supreme Court unanimously affirmed a win for State Farm in a dispute over coverage for the delivery of wheat contaminated with fertilizer, finding a pollution exclusion in an automobile policy... (more story)
Tesla Inc. asked a Texas federal court to force Travelers Property and Casualty Co. of America to defend it against a wrongful death suit involving a construction worker at a company factory in Austin, claimin... (more story)
A Travelers Indemnity Co. attorney must be compelled to sit for a deposition in a PFAS coverage suit launched against the insurer by footwear company Wolverine World Wide Inc., a special master in the lawsuit ... (more story)
An Ohio federal court tossed a lawsuit against Geico claiming that it withheld benefits from its insurance agents by misclassifying them as independent contractors, finding Friday that the former agents don't ... (more story)
An insurer told an Illinois federal court Tuesday that it has no obligation to defend or indemnify a property management company or its owner in two underlying suits accusing the owner of embezzling from a med... (more story)
An insurer urged the Second Circuit to affirm a ruling which found that it has no duty to defend Paraco Gas Corp. and its executives in a family shareholder dispute, saying a New York federal judge correctly f... (more story)
A Pennsylvania federal judge denied a private equity firm’s late bid to opt out of a nearly $110 million class action settlement over a life insurance company’s rate hikes, finding that accepting the firm’s bi... (more story)
A Spokane, Washington, woman has lodged a putative class action accusing a vehicle service contract provider and its insurer of violating state law by illegally selling and issuing noncompliant service contrac... (more story)
A dispute between a healthcare staffing company and a Liberty Mutual unit over $10 million in excess liability coverage for an underlying emergency room overbilling settlement was dropped by both parties Monda... (more story)
A wine merchant said a Chubb unit owes it coverage for the near $1.5 million that it lost at the hands of a hacker, telling a New York federal court that the insurer improperly applied the "smallest limit of c... (more story)
A Fidelity unit is seeking to end a suit brought by a property owner who claims it was unaware of easements encumbering the land it purchased in Fort Worth in 2014, arguing in Texas federal court that it had n... (more story)
A Florida real estate broker and member of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club took the stand Tuesday in New York state court to defend the former president's valuation of the property, saying it was worth more tha... (more story)
The North Carolina Court of Appeals shredded orders Tuesday that kept an embattled insurance mogul from receiving and spending companies' money, reasoning an insurer didn't take the required step to collect on... (more story)
To truly foster equity in the legal profession and to promote attorney retention, workplaces need to better support all parents, regardless of gender — starting by offering equal and robust parental leave to b... (more story)