FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 173-Adam Turteltaub on upcoming SCCE events
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 172-Scott Killingsworth on Personal Liability of CCOs
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 171-FCPA Enforcement in the Energy Industry
Meritas Capability Webinar - Controlling Where to Fight and Who Pays for it?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 170-Yas Froemel and Facilitation Payments
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 169-the First Mailbag Issue
CorpCast Episode 6: A Brief Introduction to the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 168-Dan Cogdell on criminal procedure issues in defending an individual prosecuted criminally under the FCPA
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 167-Mara Senn on the Top 10 Practices in a Cross-Border Investigation
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 166-Sepp Blatter Resigns
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 165-BHP FCPA Enforcement and Lessons Learned for the Compliance Practitioner
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 163-the FIFA Indictments, with Mike Brown
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 162-Kristine Robidoux on new Canadian whistleblower initiatives
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 161-Gini Dietrich on how to create a MasterClass
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 160-Compliance Week 2015 Wrap Up with Mike Volkov and Jay Rosen
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 159-Alison Taylor on the intersection of CSR and the FCPA
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 157-Training of Third Parties Under the FCPA
Meritas Capability Webinar - California’s Prohibition Against Non-Compete Agreements (B&P Code § 16600), the Protection of Trade Secrets and the Practical Relationship Between the Two
Episode 155-Mara Senn on FCPA Investigations and the Decision to Self-Disclose
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 154-Compliance Leadership-Persuasion, Influence, Tools & Tips, Skills and Tips
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
In Reid v. Mercury Insurance Co., __ Cal. Rptr. 3d ___, 2013 WL 5517979 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 7, 2013), the California Court of Appeals held that an insurer cannot be found liable for bad faith failure to settle within the...more
The United States District Court for the Southern District of California recently considered whether the carrier’s late payment of the insureds’ economic damages eliminated a claim for bad faith and held that it does not....more
On October 7, 2013, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District held in Reid v. Mercury Insurance Company that an insurer that acknowledged its insured’s liability for a third party’s injuries and...more
Marina Karvelas was quoted in a July 18, 2013, article published by Claims Journal, Could Medpay Be The Latest Target In California Bad Faith Claims, about a recent appeals court decision in California dealing with bad faith...more
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