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By Barry Buchman, Kami Quinn, Jason Rubinstein
While A Great Deal Of Commentary Exists Regarding The Impact Of The Great Recession On Many Types Of Litigation, Only Recently Has The Surge In Wage And Hour Class Action Litigation Come Into Focus.
By Ellen Katkin
Recently, the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Gilbert LLP announced that it had prevailed on an important issue on behalf of its client the ARTRA 524(g) Asbestos Trust when the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled that an insurer’s liability to the Trust is measured by the full value of each claim allowed by the Trust and not just the 7.5 cents on the dollar that the Trust can afford to pay. The court also held that the underlying insurance may be exhausted by
By Barry Buchman
Although the media properly has focused primarily on the human tragedy caused by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, much also has been written about the potential economic ripple effect of those events, particularly within the auto industry.
By Barry Buchman
Although there has been significant reporting on the turmoil that has affected the auto loan industry over the past three years, there has not been much discussion about how auto lenders can use various types of insurance to protect against losses and lawsuits that have been, or may yet be, caused by that turmoil.
By Stephen Weisbrod
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California has approved a request by seven plaintiff policyholders to certify a nationwide class action against Conseco Life Insurance Company.
By Stephen Weisbrod
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California has rejected an attempt by Conseco Life Insurance Company to exclude over three thousand "LifeTrend" policyholders from a pending national class action.
By Ellen Katkin
Washington, D.C. – A law suit filed this week in the District Court for the District of Columbia alleges that former District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) teacher, Robert Weismiller engaged in a sexual relationship for several months during the 2008 to 2009 school year with Ayanna Blue, a student at Shadd Transition Academy, a school for students who have been diagnosed as "emotionally disturbed."
By David Killalea, Benjamin Davidson, August Matteis, Jr.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (HR 4173) provides significant new incentives to whistleblowers with information relating to violations of the Securities Exchange Act or the Commodities Future Trading Act.
By August Matteis, Jr.
Yesterday, a Federal judge upheld a jury’s verdict to award mining-tire inventor Jordan Fishman and his companies $26 million in damages resulting from the illegal copying of Mr. Fishman’s blueprints for unique asymmetrical underground mining tires.
By Richard Shore
Individuals and businesses impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have expressed widespread dissatisfaction with BP's handling of economic damages claims thus far.
By Richard Shore
States and localities in the Gulf coast are in crisis response mode as they deal with the unprecedented oil spill that threatens their shores.
By Jonathan Cohen, Stephen Weisbrod
On March 4, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it had identified Salmonella Tennessee in a commonly used food-flavoring ingredient – hydrolyzed vegetable protein ("HVP") – made by Basic Food Flavors Inc.
By Richard Shore, Jonathan Terrell
This is the first part of a two-part series outlining strategies policyholders can pursue to manage their insurance assets effectively in the current economic downturn.
By Richard Shore, Andrea Hopkins, Stephen Weisbrod
Most companies and other policyholders with significant insurance needs purchase coverage in layers.
By Jerold Oshinsky, Vered Yakovee
Today’s grim economy is not lost on the sports world. Officers and directors of teams, governing bodies, sponsors, and other business partners are making difficult decisions about where to invest the fewer dollars that are still in play.