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5 01, 2023

Insurers, Agents Spared in New Jersey Shooting Claims

By | January 5th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Insurers, Agents Spared in New Jersey Shooting Claims

A federal judge in New Jersey has ruled that a New Jersey property owner is not entitled to insurance coverage for a shooting because it never disclosed it owned the banquet hall where the shooting took place on its two …

8 12, 2022

Judge Dismisses 1,000 Shingles Vaccine Claims Against Merck for Lack of Evidence

By | December 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Judge Dismisses 1,000 Shingles Vaccine Claims Against Merck for Lack of Evidence

After four years of multidistrict litigation, a federal judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed 1,189 lawsuits claiming the Zostavax shingles vaccine by drugmaker Merck did not do what it was supposed to do and instead caused them to suffer from shingles …

11 10, 2022

Judge Nixes Mars COVID-19 Insurance Bid But Leaves $1M Door Ajar

By | October 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Judge Nixes Mars COVID-19 Insurance Bid But Leaves $1M Door Ajar

The U.S. District Court for Eastern Virginia has dismissed a complaint by petcare and food company Mars Inc. seeking insurance coverage for COVID-19-related business interruption claims. Insurer FM Global sought and won the dismissal of the complaint against the $5 …

19 08, 2022

Small New Hampshire Town Political Spats Devolve Into Defamation, Free Speech Claims

By | August 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Small New Hampshire Town Political Spats Devolve Into Defamation, Free Speech Claims

The small town of Gilmanton, New Hampshire and a selectman who owns a winery have successfully defended themselves against multiple claims of defamation brought by a well-known and politically active local couple. But the town must face further legal proceedings …

8 08, 2022

Phone Call With Insurer Does Not Void Insured’s Prior Rejection of Coverage

By | August 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Phone Call With Insurer Does Not Void Insured’s Prior Rejection of Coverage

A motorcycle driver’s signed waiver of underinsured motorists coverage in 2004 was still in effect 15 years later when he was in a tragic crash despite a phone conversation he had in 2014 with a representative for his direct insurer …

29 07, 2022

Grubhub Drivers Are Not Exempt From Arbitration, Massachusetts High Court Rules

By | July 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grubhub Drivers Are Not Exempt From Arbitration, Massachusetts High Court Rules

On-demand delivery drivers for Grubhub are subject to the company’s mandatory arbitration clauses in their contracts, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled in overturning a lower court that found the drivers were entitled to an exemption under federal law. …

29 07, 2022

NY Attorney Gets Three Years in Cash4Cases Litigation Funding Scheme

By | July 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NY Attorney Gets Three Years in Cash4Cases Litigation Funding Scheme

A disbarred New York lawyer was sentenced yesterday to 36 months in prison for defrauding investors in his now bankrupt litigation finance firm called Cash4Cases. According to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Jaeson Birnbaum previously …

13 06, 2022

Policy Doesn’t Obligate Insurer to Cover Prevention Costs. Should Common Law?

By | June 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Policy Doesn’t Obligate Insurer to Cover Prevention Costs. Should Common Law?

A salad dressing maker is seeking coverage from its insurer for costs it incurred in preventing a shutdown of one of its processing plants due to a pollution event. Massachusetts-based Ken’s Foods maintains its insurer has a common law duty …

8 06, 2022

Massachusetts Health Firm Reports Cyber Attack

By | June 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Massachusetts Health Firm Reports Cyber Attack

A major medical imaging and outpatient surgery firm in Massachusetts has reported a cyber attack that may have compromised the medical data and identity of millions of patients. Shields Health Care Group said it recently became aware of suspicious activity …

8 06, 2022

Massachusetts Health Firm Reports Cyber Attack

By | June 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Massachusetts Health Firm Reports Cyber Attack

A major medical imaging and outpatient surgery firm in Massachusetts has reported a cyber attack that may have compromised the medical data and identity of millions of patients. Shields Health Care Group said it recently became aware of suspicious activity …