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Texas Supreme Court Rules ExxonMobil Entitled to Info About Medical Payments

Medical providers who treated patients injured by a fire and explosion at an ExxonMobil chemical plant near Houston must disclose information about what they charged others for the same services, The Texas Supreme Court ruled. In an unsigned opinion released …

11th Circuit: Discovery May Include Executives for Insurer Accused of Disability Discrimination

A woman pursuing a disability discrimination claim may depose senior executives at the insurance company that fired her, a federal appellate court ruled Monday, overturning a decision by federal judge in Alabama. Montgomery attorney Julian McPhillips said the 11th Circuit …

Texas Supreme Ct. Approves Discovery for Documents Related to Medical Charges

The Texas Supreme Court ruled that a defendant in a personal-injury suit has a right to review documents regarding medical providers’ negotiated rates and costs even though the providers were not parties to the suit. The high court on Friday …

Insurers Question Claims Process in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The judge presiding over the Boys Scout of America bankruptcy is weighing a request by insurance companies for permission to serve document requests on 1,400 people who have filed sexual abuse claims and to question scores …

New Protocols Aim to Streamline Discovery in COVID Business-Interruption Lawsuits

An organization that advocates for a more efficient U.S. justice system has released a set of protocols that aims to guide discovery and speed resolution of litigation arising from business-interruption claims related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Institute for the …

Business News: COVID-19 Claim Protocols, HomeCare Connect and Roost

Institute Developing Discovery Protocols A nonprofit group that works to improve the efficiency of the legal system has launched a new project to create discovery protocols for COVID-19 insurance claims. The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System …

Viewpoint: Choosing the Best Tools for Discovery in Work Comp Cases

Life does not always turn out quite like we planned. If you had asked me at age 16 what I was going to be when I grew up, without hesitation I would have told you about my future as an …

The Impact of Technology in Document Discovery

Document production during litigation can be costly and time consuming but evolving technology and effective communication among parties can positively impact the process, according to Daniel Garoutte, director of Knox Services, a California-based company that provides electronic and paper document …

Pitfalls That Can Derail Insurance Coverage Disputes

Insurance coverage disputes have a lot of commonalities. And lawyers who represent both sides of the table – defense and plaintiff – say participants in such disputes should be aware of certain potentially adversarial issues that routinely arise in the …