Look At Business Strategy Before the Bribe
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 201-Maurice Gilbert on Hiring in Compliance, Part III
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 199-Louis Sapirman on using social media in a compliance program
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 198-Leona Lewis on her new podcast, the Masters of Disaster
Why We Say Yes to Corruption
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 194-Maurice Gilbert, Hiring in Compliance-Part II
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 192-Mike Shepard on the Increased FCPA scrutiny around internal controls and best practices in data analytics
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 191-interview with Maurice Gilbert on hiring in compliance, Part I
Front Line Interview Episode 1. Alison Taylor: Organizations, Compliance & Corruption
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 188-the BNY Mellon FCPA Enforcement Action
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 187-Francine McKenna from Market Watch at the Wall Street Journal
Most Staffing and Recruiting Industry Non-Compete Agreements Unenforceable
Florida Non-Compete Litigation: Responding to Cease & Desist Letters
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 186-David Kotz on his book Financial Regulation and Compliance
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 185-Chris Sindik on Codes of Conduct for Third Party Suppliers
Enforcing Florida Non-Compete Agreements
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 184-Marc Bohn on the Mead Johnson FCPA Enforcement Action
Employee Poaching & Raiding Part II (Absent Restrictive Covenants)
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 183-the Compliance Retreat and Podcast Movement 2015
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 182-Kate Atkinson on the Miller Chevalier Summer 2015 FCPA Report
Dufour v. Progressive Classic Ins. Co., No. 2014AP157, 2015 WL 4275292 (Wis. Ct. App. July 16, 2015).
The Court of Appeals of Wisconsin reverses the Circuit Court for Dodge County and remands for proceedings on damages...more
Dey v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., No. 14-60300, 2015 WL 3772762 (5th Cir. June 17, 2015).
Fifth Circuit holds that “pocketbook dispute” between insured and insurer over value of the insured’s claim and insurer’s...more
Purscell v. Tico Ins. Co., No. 13-2362, 2015 WL 3855253 (8th Cir. June 22, 2015).
Court holds it was not bad faith for insurer to pursue investigation into underlying lawsuit before considering settlement...more
Scheirer v. Nationwide Ins. Co. of Am., No. 3:13-CV-1397, 2015 WL 1013986 (M.D. Pa. Mar. 9, 2015).
Middle District of Pennsylvania denies cross-motions for summary judgment on bad faith claim, holding that material...more
A recent Tennessee Court of Appeals decision reinforces that parties to a contract are free to disclaim reliance on representations made by the other party.
In Terry Pritchett v. Comas Montgomery Realty & Auction...more
On March 19, 2015, in its decision in Skaperdas v. Country Cas. Ins. Co., 2015 IL 117021 (Ill. Mar. 19, 2015), the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed an appellate court decision holding that Section 2-2201 of the Illinois Code...more
A federal district court has denied a cedent’s motion to dismiss a negligence claim brought against it by its reinsurer, Old Republic National Title Insurance. The dispute between Old Republic and First American Title arose...more
Section 2-2201 of the Code of Civil Procedure provides that “[a]n insurance producer . . . shall exercise ordinary care and skill in renewing, procuring, binding, or placing the coverage requested by the insured or proposed...more
Scottsdale Ins. Co. v. Addison Ins. Co., No. SC 93792 (Mo. Dec. 9, 2014).
Supreme Court of Missouri rules in an en banc decision that neither an excess judgment nor a failure to pay policy limits are essential elements...more
Stanford v. National Grange Ins. Co., Civil Action No. 11-7144 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 3, 2014).
Eastern District of Pennsylvania grants insurer’s motion for summary judgment on bad faith claim in dispute over payment of...more
Operators of public-facing websites are typically concerned about the unauthorized, technology-based extraction of large volumes of information from their sites, often by competitors or others in related businesses. The...more
Shaffer v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., No. 1:13-CV-01837, 2014 WL 5325340 (M.D. Pa. Oct. 20, 2014).
Court grants summary judgment to insurer where lengthy investigation was required to determine causation for UIM...more
Cadle v. Geico Gen. Ins. Co., No. 6:13-CV-1591-ORL-31G, 2014 WL 4983746 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 6, 2014).
Middle District of Florida finds that insured’s bad faith claim for first-party failure to settle could not properly be...more
Barry P. Goldberg is regularly asked whether an insurer is committing “bad faith” by failing or refusing to settle a case. Most accident victims do not realize that the “at fault” party’s insurer really owes virtually no duty...more
California Court of Appeals affirms a jury verdict finding an insurer liable for settlement costs of its insured when the insurer refused to defend its insured in bad faith.
San Diego Apartment Brokers (“Brokers”)...more
MDU Barnett Ltd. P’ship v. Chesapeake Exploration Ltd. P’ship is at least three things:
- The culmination of an unhappy relationship between an operator and non-operators.
- What happens when joint owners’ interests...more
N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1 prohibits several different clusters of conduct. Thus, whether you’re bringing a 75-1.1 claim or defending against one, it’s crucial to identify, at the outset, what kind of 75-1.1 claim you’re...more
If an insurance company refuses to settle a claim, once liability has become reasonably clear and there is an opportunity to settle within limits, the defending insurer runs the risk of an excess verdict. Once the verdict is...more
Earlier this month, an intermediate level California court rejected arguments that an insurance company’s adjuster owes no independent duty to the policyholders and cannot be liable even for “appalling” misconduct if he is...more
Keeney v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., No. 13-CV-00796-RPM, 2014 WL 622509 (D. Colo. Feb. 18, 2014) -
District Court in Colorado grants defendant Insurer’s Motion for Summary Judgment where Insured’s failure to provide...more
In This Issue:
- Indiana Bad Faith Ruling is Reminder that Resolution of Breach of Contract Claims in Favor of Insurer Does Not Necessarily Require Disposal of Tort-Based Bad Faith Claims
- Fifth Circuit Court...more
Barger & Wolen LLP Secures Summary Judgment On Behalf of Client -
District Court Reaffirms “Genuine Dispute Doctrine,” Precludes Bad Faith Claim:
LOS ANGELES –On November 29, 2013, United States District Court...more
The California Court of Appeal in Reid v. Mercury Insurance Company [(2013) 220 Cal.App.4th 262 (rehearing denied November 6, 2013)] found no California authority “standing for the proposition that there is a duty to settle...more
Mt. Vernon Fire Ins. Corp. v. Oxnard Hospitality Enterprise, Inc., et al. -
Court of Appeal, Second District (September 16, 2013) -
Commercial liability policies for entertainment businesses often contain an...more
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