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Insurers Fret as Company Bosses Face Coronavirus Legal Claims

Insurers are increasingly worried about shareholders, employees or customers bringing coronavirus-related claims against company executives and are considering excluding the virus from policies that protect the bosses, industry sources say. Two cases have been filed in the United States in …

Viewpoint: 11th Circuit Holds No Obligation to Defend Against DOJ Antitrust Investigation

On July 23, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in Crowley Maritime Corp. v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA held that, because Crowley Maritime Corp. failed to provide timely notice of a claim, National …

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 …

Study Reveals Early Case Review and E-Billing Top Cost Containment Programs

According to a recent LexisNexis/CounselLink survey of 86 property/casualty claims and law departments, controlling defense costs was the key initiative for 2015 and 2016. Respondents of the LexisNexis Property & Casualty Claims and Litigation Cost Containment Survey ranged from vice …

Insurance Company Denies Claims by North Dakota Potato Baron

The group that insures an Idaho potato company says it should not have to pay the legal bills of a North Dakota man who serves as chairman of the company. Ronald Offutt Jr., of Fargo, has filed a federal lawsuit …