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Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of negligent misrepresentation claim
  • Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2013

In its recent decision in MultiCare Health System v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 17981 (9th Cir. Aug. 28, 2013), the United States Court


Liability insurers may have duty to defend against federal prosecutions, California Court of Appeal holds
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2013

The Second Appellate District of California held on May 1 in Mt. Hawley Ins. Co. v. Lopez that California Insurance Code section 533.5(b) does not


Oklahoma Court holds failure to warn not a covered professional service
  • Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2013

In its recent decision in Hanover Am. Ins. Co. v. Saul, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29739 (W.D. Okl. Mar. 5, 2013), the United States District Court for


Oklahoma court holds no coverage for medical malpractice claim
  • Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2013

In its recent decision in Admiral Ins. Co. v. Thomas, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10754 (W.D. Ok. Jan. 28, 2013), the United States District for the


GAO and federal court weigh in on Section 111 infirmities but it's business as usual for CMS during town hall call
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

The most newsworthy Section 111 developments come from a federal District Court that recently declared a legal malpractice insurer not to be a Responsible Reporting Entity (RRE) and the U.S. Da Silva Moore


Reinsurer’s request to belatedly amend “imprecise” pleading denied due to lack of diligence
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • September 6 2011

Employers Reinsurance Corporation was denied a request to correct “imprecise” language in its answer and counterclaim in a suit brought against it by a medical malpractice insurer for failing to fund a settlement of a lawsuit against one of the malpractice insurer’s covered physicians


Insurer has broad discretion to settleeven over its insured’s objection
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2011

Dr. Mohan Papudesu was a defendant in a wrongful-death lawsuit


Motions for summary judgment granted in part, denied in part, in action brought by hospital against insurer to recover for breach of contract for premiums drawn down from letter of credit: Lenox Hill Hosp. v. Amer. Int'l Group, Inc.
  • Farrell Fritz PC
  • USA
  • July 26 2011

In a June 7, 2011 decision by Justice Fried, the Court granted in part and denied in part cross-motions for summary judgment


Dental malpractice coverage required under senate-approved legislation
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2011

Legislation that requires dentists to carry malpractice insurance cleared the Senate


Professional liability policy proceeds not property of bankruptcy estates
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2011

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada has held that proceeds from a professional liability policy were not property of the insured-debtors' bankruptcy estate because the proceeds were payable only for the benefit of third party claimants and could not be accessed by the debtors directly