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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

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

Notice of claim received by doctor's wife imputed to doctor and medical practice
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2009

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has held that receipt of intent-to-sue letters by the wife of a doctor named as a defendant in an eventual medical malpractice claim who also served as vice president of the doctor’s medical firm (also named as a defendant) could be imputed to the doctor and the firm and, based on that determination, held that doctor and the firm’s two professional liability insurers were entitled to summary judgment on untimely notice and prior knowledge grounds

Missouri court of appeals finds no right of equitable contribution based on other insurance clauses
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2009

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District recently held that a nurse's professional liability insurer was not liable for contribution to her employer's professional liability insurer after the latter settled a wrongful death claim involving the nurse

Group not protected by an insurer's bad faith settlement under a physician's malpractice policy
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2008

In a recent case, the Seventh Circuit held that a medical group could not pursue a claim against an insurer for refusing to settle a malpractice claim against one of the group's physicians, within the physician's malpractice policy limits, where the group was not an insured under the policy

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

Florida appellate court recognizes new statutory bad faith cause of action in medical malpractice claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2007

A Florida appellate court has recognized a new statutory bad faith cause of action in medical malpractice claims

Plaintiffs waived waiver by failing to object to an argument's improper inclusion in a Rule 50(b) motion
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2010

Tracey Wallace had trouble reading small print and driving at night

Claims-made professional liability policy enforceable under Nevada law
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2007

The United States District Court for Nevada has held that claims-made professional liability policies are enforceable under Nevada law

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