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It Means What It Says: Federal Court of Appeals Rejects Insurer Attempt to Read Limitations Into Additional Insured Endorsement

In the world of insurance coverage litigation, insurance companies like to accuse policyholders of attempting to expand coverage terms, or limit the scope of exclusions, beyond the language’s plain meaning. “The policy means...more

Burr Alert: A Look At The Supreme Court’s Recent Decision In Standard Fire v. Knowles And The Trend Of Recent Victories For Class...

On March 19, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles, ____ S. Ct. ____, 2013 WL 1104735. Writing for the unanimous Court, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote that a...more

A Supreme Court Antitrust Twofer: What You Need to Know

Within the past two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided two important cases relevant to antitrust. First, on March 27, in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, No. 11-864, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a U.S. district...more

Knowing Where You Are Litigating is Half the Battle: The Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Knowles v. Standard Fire Insurance...

Whether a putative class representative can block removal of his case to federal court by stipulating that class damages will not exceed the jurisdictional minimum under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) will be...more

Text Versus Intent - Justices Consider CAFA's Reach

A familiar debate involving alternative methods of statutory interpretation erupted again at the Supreme Court on Monday, January 7, 2013....more

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