Gregory Hudson

Gregory Hudson

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D&O Carrier Allowed to Recoup Defense and Indemnity Costs After Employees Plead Guilty to Misconduct

In Protection Strategies, Inc. v. Starr Indemnity & Liability Co., the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia allowed an insurer to recoup more than $670,000 in costs paid for the insured first to respond to...more

5/5/2014 - Bribery Conspiracies D&O Insurance Fraud Plea Agreements Policy Exclusions Recoupment

Florida Court Permits Bad Faith Claim by a Michigan Citizen Against a Michigan Insurer

In Betzdolt v. Auto Club Group Insurance Company, a Michigan resident was allowed to proceed with a bad faith claim against her insurer in Florida, even though the insurer did not sell policies in Florida, did not deliver...more

4/30/2014 - Auto Insurance Bad Faith Betzdolt v Auto Club Group Insurance Car Accident Jurisdiction

Alabama Supreme Court Corrects the Perception that Alabama Law Contemplates Two Bad Faith Torts

In Brechbill v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., No. 1111117, ___ So. 3d ___, 2013 WL 5394444, 2013 Ala. LEXIS 126 (Ala. Sept. 27, 2013), the Alabama Supreme Court held that there is only one, as opposed to two, causes of action...more

10/24/2013 - Bad Faith Expert Testimony Standard of Proof

Texas Supreme Court Revises New Rules for Expedited Trials and Dismissal of Baseless Claims Following End of Public Comment Period

Introduction - Following considerable public comment, the Texas Supreme Court revised and issued final approval of new rules providing for expedited trials and dismissal of baseless claims. Despite pleas from various...more

3/7/2013 - Arbitration Dismissals Evidence Nonsuits Rules of Civil Procedure Trials

Texas Looks to “Rejuvenate the Courthouse” With New Rules for Expedited Trial, Permissive Interlocutory Appeal and New “Loser...

Introduction - In 2011, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 274, directing the Texas Supreme Court to promulgate new rules reducing the expense and delay of litigation. House Bill 274 calls for early “dismissal of...more

2/15/2013 - Discovery Evidence Interlocutory Appeals Offer of Judgment Pleadings Rules of Civil Procedure Settlement Trials

Fifth Circuit Rejects Insured’s Efforts to Secure Independent Counsel

On October 15, 2012, the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit – applying Texas law – addressed another Cumis counsel matter. See Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee, P.C. v. Navigators Specialty Ins. Co., No....more

11/6/2012 - Conflicts of Interest Cumis Counsel Insureds Reservation of Rights

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