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Anatomy of a record bad faith verdict: how not to treat an injured workers’ compensation claimant in Iowa

  • Erickson & Sederstrom PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 27 2015

On February 11, 2015, a jury returned a record verdict in Pottawattamie County District Court in Council Bluffs, Iowa for Toby Thornton and against

Reinsurance update - February 2015

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • February 26 2015

This edition provides an update of recent developments of interest to the global reinsurance industry. On the US side, the US Case Note highlights a

Ninth Circuit rejects challenge to bonus annuity

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed summary judgment for the insurer in a putative RICO class action relating to a bonus

ERISA: sometimes a government employee’s benefits could be governed by ERISA?

  • Lane Powell PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2015

You already know that employee benefit plans established by governmental entities are exempt from ERISA. But ERISA might apply if the employee

Policy exhaustion can limit the duty to defend under Connecticut law

  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2015

Assessing whether the duty to defend terminates on policy exhaustion can become a complex analysis when a claim involves multiple plaintiffs and

Five tips for building a better insurance coverage tower

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2015

Insurance coverage cases from 2014 have illustrated a disturbing trend: excess insurers are continuing to take aggressive coverage positions and are

Sixth Circuit: growing marijuana is not the same as buying a houseplant or entertaining visitors

  • Cozen O'Connor
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2015

Half of the states in this country have now legalized marijuana for medical use, and that has led to a number of small-scale growing operations in

Tough sell for Bechtel: American General files suit in Florida

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2015

On January 29, 2015, American General Life Insurance Company filed a complaint against Kevin H. Bechtel and Life Brokerage Partners, LLC, in the

Cyber risk insurance policies: what you need to know

  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2015

As data breach incidents and related cyber risks continue to increase and gain publicityand government agencies become more actively involved in

Multi-million dollar insurance bad faith claim in environmental contamination case affirmed on appeal

  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2015

An environmental contamination case resulting in a $3.4 million award for emotional distress and punitive damages due to unfair claims settlement