6th Circuit Court of Appeals News

No Malpractice Coverage Owed to Law Firm Sanctioned for ‘Frivolous’ Lawsuits

A legal malpractice insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify attorneys who were sanctioned for filing frivolous lawsuits against four Ohio school districts, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The appellate panel on Friday affirmed a ruling by …

6th Circuit Denies Bid for ‘Equitable Subrogation’ in Auto Parts Price-Fixing Case

Insurers waited too long to intervene in anti-trust litigation that brought settlements requiring dozens of auto parts manufacturers to pay a total of $1.2 billion to resolve price-fixing allegations, a panel of the US 6th Circuit Court of Appeal ruled …

Lawsuits Challenging Biden Workplace Vaccine Rule Sent to 6th Circuit

A judicial panel on Tuesday consolidated 34 lawsuits challenging the Biden administration’s workplace COVID-19 vaccine rule in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a venue favored by opponents of the rule. President Joe Biden announced plans for the vaccine …

6th Circuit Issues Third Opinion Rejecting COVID-19 Business-Interruption Claim

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed the dismissal of another lawsuit seeking coverage for COVID-19 business-interruption losses, this one filed jointly by 16 private pre-schools in Ohio. It was the third ruling by the 6th Circuit in …

6th Circuit Reverses Order That Found COVID Orders Caused Direct Physical Loss

A federal appellate court reversed a rare policyholder win in a COVID-19 related business-interruption claim, once again holding that government orders that restrict the use of a property do not constitute a “direct physical loss or damage” that requires coverage. …

6th Circuit Joins 8th and 11th in Rejecting COVID-Related Business Interruption Claim

A third federal appellate court has ruled against a policyholder seeking business-interruption coverage for income lost because of the coronavirus pandemic. A panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a published decision released Wednesday, affirmed a district court …

6th Circuit Approves Class Action for Ky. Underpayments by State Farm

A federal appellate court has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit to proceed against State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Co. that may force the insurer to correct underpayments paid to some 65,000 policyholders. A 6th Circuit Court of …

6th Circuit Affirms Class Action Suit to Collect Underpayments by State Farm

A federal appellate court has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit to proceed against State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Co. that may force the insurer to correct underpayments paid to some 65,000 policyholders. A 6th Circuit Court of …