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Wisc. Supreme: Homicide Conviction Doesn’t Mean Baby’s Death Wasn’t an Accident

The mother of a baby girl who was killed by her father may pursue a claim against the father’s insurer because of unresolved questions, including whether the death was an accident, a divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday. In a …

Attorney for Insurer Says Law Firm Working with Contractors to Find New Hurricane Claimants

An insurance defense attorney accuses the McClenny Moseley & Associates law firm of teaming up with restoration contractors to illegally acquire clients, which sometimes resulted in duplicate lawsuits being filed against insurers for claimants who were already represented by other …

Report Says Social Inflation Adds Up to 11% to Physician Malpractice Claims

Social inflation accounts for 8 to 11 percent of all medical malpractice losses for carriers that insure physicians, according to an actuarial analysis commissioned by The Doctors Co. TDC hired Moore Actuarial Consulting to estimate how much insurers’ average losses …

Insurers’ Attorneys Demanding Reimbursement for Baseless Lawsuits

McClenny Moseley & Associates cast a wide net in search of hurricane victims to sign on as clients. Soon, the Houston-based law firm may start paying to clean up some of the detritus that it caught. Attorneys who represent United …

Duane Morris: 2022 Was a Banner Year for Class Action Settlements

Drugmakers and distributors that settled misconduct allegations related to the national opioid epidemic led to a banner year for class-action plaintiffs in 2022, with 15 settlement agreements that totaled $1 billion or more, according to a report by the Duane …

Louisiana Police Arrest Public Adjuster Accused of Pocketing Clients’ Checks

Louisiana State Police arrested a Texas public adjuster for allegedly pocketing $592,000 from settlement checks that were intended for seven former clients by forging the homeowners’ signatures. Andrew Joseph Mitchell, 43, voluntarily surrendered to state police at the St. Charles …

SC Supreme: Exclusive Remedy Bars UI Benefits for Crash in Co-Worker’s Car

If Stephany Connelly had not been working, she may have been entitled to collect up to $350,000 in uninsured motorist benefits because of the injuries she suffered from a 2015 car crash. But she was working at the time of …

Mo. Supreme Reverses $5.2M Award to Woman Who Caught STD in Boyfriend’s Car

The Missouri Supreme Court threw out a $5.2 million arbitration award to a woman who contracted a venereal disease while having sex with her boyfriend in his car and sought coverage for her “bodily injury” from the boyfriend’s auto insurer. …

No Coverage for Damages Caused by Contractor’s ‘Wanton’ Negligence, 11th Circuit Rules

An Alabama judge awarded Robert and Mindy Barton $900,000 for actual damages and emotional distress caused by the botched construction of their custom home, but they won’t be able to collect that judgment from the homebuilder’s general liability insurer. The …

Attorney Sentenced to 8 Years for Stealing Insurance Settlement Checks

A former Portland, Oregon personal injury attorney was sentenced Monday to eight years, five months in prison and ordered to pay $4.5 million in restitution for stealing insurance payouts from 135 clients. Lori E. Deveny’s actions led to the largest …

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