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20 09, 2021

Ore. Supreme Ct. Voids State Farm ‘Anti-Stacking’ Uninsured Motorist Policy Limit

By | September 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ore. Supreme Ct. Voids State Farm ‘Anti-Stacking’ Uninsured Motorist Policy Limit

A provision in State Farm auto policies that limits payouts for uninsured motorist claims to the maximum amount allowed by a single policy cannot be enforced because it does not comply with state law, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled on …

7 09, 2021

Push for Disclosure Grows as Litigation Financing Becomes More Commonplace

By | September 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Push for Disclosure Grows as Litigation Financing Becomes More Commonplace

The privacy once enjoyed by investors who finance other people’s lawsuits was rarely questioned before Hulk Hogan brought a media spotlight onto the niche industry by winning a $140 million jury verdict that forced the Gawker website into bankruptcy. When …

20 08, 2021

Hurricane Grace Makes Landfall Near Mexico’s Tulum Temples

By | August 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hurricane Grace Makes Landfall Near Mexico’s Tulum Temples

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Grace struck Mexico’s Caribbean coast just south of the ancient Mayan temples of Tulum early Thursday, pushing a dangerous storm surge. Heavy rain and strong winds threatened to destroy flimsier homes and keep …

20 08, 2021

New Flames Thwart French Efforts to Fight Riviera Wildfire

By | August 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Flames Thwart French Efforts to Fight Riviera Wildfire

LE LUC, France (AP) — Just when fire officials thought a huge wildfire near the French Riviera might be slowing down, a new pocket of flames shot up. And just as a water-dumping helicopter finished dousing one hot spot, another …

10 08, 2021

5th Circuit: Texas May Not Regulate Air Ambulance Fees

By | August 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5th Circuit: Texas May Not Regulate Air Ambulance Fees

A federal appellate court ruled on Aug. 4 that the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation may not enforce a law that regulates fees charged by air ambulance companies that transport injured workers from accident scenes. The panel …

22 06, 2021

Regulator Objects But Court Clears Bid for $200M From Liquidated Insurer’s Owners

By | June 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Regulator Objects But Court Clears Bid for $200M From Liquidated Insurer’s Owners

Creditors who say they were swindled out of more than $200 million by the former owners of the liquidated CastlePoint group of insurance companies may proceed with most of the claims they made in a New York lawsuit, a California …

3 05, 2021

Insurers Expected to Expand Use of Drones to Survey Damage With Rule Change

By | May 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Insurers Expected to Expand Use of Drones to Survey Damage With Rule Change

New Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules are expected to clear the way for expanded commercial use of drones, which are increasingly being used by insurers to assess property damage. The updated Operations Over People rules, which took effect on April …

30 04, 2021

Texas Insured Who Paid Part of Settlement May Seek Recovery from Carrier

By | April 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Texas Insured Who Paid Part of Settlement May Seek Recovery from Carrier

A woman who chipped in $100,000 toward a settlement after a car crash can sue her insurer to seek recovery of that cost, but cannot seek damages in excess of the policy limits for negligent failure to settle because there …

29 04, 2021

9th Circuit Lifts Stay on Labor Law that Classifies Truck Drivers as Employees

By | April 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 9th Circuit Lifts Stay on Labor Law that Classifies Truck Drivers as Employees

A federal appellate court on Wednesday reversed a ruling that prevented California from enforcing a new labor law that trucking companies contend will force them to discontinue the use of independent owner-operators and classify all drivers as employees. In a …

27 04, 2021

GEICO Must Pay $2.7M After Failing to Accept $30K Offer: Georgia Supreme Court

By | April 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on GEICO Must Pay $2.7M After Failing to Accept $30K Offer: Georgia Supreme Court

GEICO Indemnity Co.’s refusal to settle a bodily injury claim for $30,000 will cost it more than $2.7 million, under a ruling last week by the Georgia Supreme Court. The high court’s 7-0 decision answered three certified questions posed to …