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Virginia High Court: Auto Maintenance Exclusion Means What it Said

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that an insurer doesn’t have to pay for injuries to a customer who was injured by tire that exploded while it was inflated, and handed business owners another reason not to allow customers in the …

Iowa Bars Bad Faith Against TPAs, but Question Unsettled Elsewhere

A split decision by the Iowa Supreme Court last week resolves the issue in one state, but the question of whether third-party administrators can be held liable for the tort of bad faith remains unsettled in much of the country. …

New Risks Impacting E & O Claims

Cyber risk is just one of the factors impacting errors and omissions claims, according to panelists at the American Bar Association’s annual Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee. Because of a convergence of new risks facing …

Record Verdict Winner, Texas ‘King of Torts’ Dead at 90

Joe Jamail, the Texas billionaire who became the richest practicing attorney in the U.S. after winning jury verdicts in civil lawsuits that included a $10.5 billion award for Pennzoil Co. in its landmark case against Texaco Inc. during the 1980s, …

Indiana Officials Discuss Claim Payouts in Stage Collapse

Only those who were physically injured in last month’s state fair stage collapse and the families of those who were killed will likely get a cut of the $5 million the state is legally liable to pay out, Indiana’s attorney …