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Texas Supreme Court Clarifies Bad Faith in Appraisal Process

An insurer’s payment of the appraisal value after disputing a claim does not establish that it was liable, nor does that payment prevent a policyholder from pursuing penalties under the Prompt Payment of Claims Act, a split Texas Supreme Court …

Hotel Owner Sues Insurance Company After Vegas Mass Shooting

LAS VEGAS — More than 4,000 people are seeking damages from MGM Resorts International related to the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting that left 58 people dead, the casino giant said in a lawsuit alleging its insurance company has failed …

Black Soybean Farmers File Suit Claiming Faulty Seeds, Discrimination

Soybean farmers David Allen Hall and Tyrone Grayer had high hopes when a farm-show salesman told them the seeds he sold would bring good yields in their fertile Mississippi Delta fields, and were less likely to be damaged by weeds. …

Former Worker Says Tesla’s Firing Denied Him Lucrative Shares

A former Tesla Inc. factory worker filed a lawsuit alleging the automaker fired him a day before his one-year anniversary, denying him hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stock options that he claims should have vested. Stephen Platt – …

Texas High Court Establishes Clear Rules for Breach of Contract, Bad Faith Suits Against Insurers

In an effort to clear up confusion as a result of past decisions, the Texas Supreme Court announced five rules that “address the relationship between contract claims under an insurance policy and tort claims under the Insurance Code.” The clarification …

Court Rules Insurer’s Privacy Policy Can Give Rise to Breach of Contract Claim

Do your privacy policies give a clear, conspicuous and accurate statement of the company’s practices? The major federal privacy statute applicable to insurers is Gramm-Leach-Bliley, 15 U.S.C. § 6801 et seq., which applies to all financial services companies. A number …

Jury Awards Montana Woman $1.75M for Damaged Home

A woman will receive $1.75 million from two companies after a drainage system they installed caused extensive damage to her Billings, Mont., home. The Billings Gazette reports Oakland Home Builders Corporation, Gary Oakland, the CEO and chairman of The Oakland …

Wisconsin Nonprofit Sued for Improperly Trained Service Dogs

Some families are accusing a Wisconsin nonprofit that trains service dogs of charging them $10,000 for dogs that are not properly trained. A lawsuit against Compassionate Paws has been filed in Waushara County on behalf of seven families, according to …

Nevada HMO Loses Bid to Dismiss Hepatitis C Suit

Nevada’s largest health management organization lost a bid for dismissal of a breach of contract lawsuit filed by two men who say they contracted hepatitis C during outpatient procedures at a Las Vegas clinic owned by a criminally convicted former …

National Air Cargo Sues U.S. Over Afghanistan Military Crash

National Air Cargo Group Inc. and its insurer sued the U.S. for breach of contract, saying the government failed to provide reimbursement of as much as $45 million for the crash of a Boeing 747-400 on a military mission in …