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A look at some of the recent court cases and legal decisions that have an impact on the industry.
A cruise line’s server slipped on salad dressing during her very first day on the job. When she submitted her claim, disability benefits were denied.
Ohio is the second state to adopt the Insurance Data Security Model Law from the NAIC. Rumor has it, other states are likely to follow.
Pyrex cookware has been known to explode, leading to liability litigation in which consumers say they weren’t adequately warned.
News that Purdue is exploring filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy suggests the company might be trying to avoid financial liability in opioid-related suits.
These four cases could spell ongoing headaches for the organizations involved, and huge payouts for their insurers.
The casualty market is being squeezed by more liberal jurors, more litigation funding and more mega verdicts.
Uber’s liability in a self-driving car accident decided; IHOP sexual harassment claims settled; cryptocurrency company faces regulation; and work rumors come under scrutiny.
GDPR laws on privacy allow for fines of up to 4 percent of global revenue for data breaches, which could cost Facebook $2.2 billion and Google $5.4 billion.
The court was tasked with deciding whether a general liability or an auto liability policy would cover an underlying milk contamination suit.
N.Y. regulators have subpoenaed Aon, seeking all materials related to insurance placements for Trump and the Trump Organization.
Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress included an accusation that Trump inflated assets to insurers. But it’s unclear whether such misstatements constitute insurance fraud.
While driving a rented U-Haul, a customer hit another vehicle. U-Haul’s claims handler received a signed statement admitting fraud upon review.
A little gray squirrel scampered onto the equipment of an electrical substation and caused an electric arc worth $200,000 in damages. But the insurance policy did not cover such an event.
Fleet operators will want to examine their policies and procedures ahead of any employment practices claims.
An oil refinery filed a complaint against its power supplier due to it being “unreliable” and “subject to intermittent and unexpected disruptions.”
A program analyst for the FBI sued her employer for not offering a reasonable accommodation as part of her return to work plan.
A data hosting company transferred a health network’s electronic medical records, but soon a patient fell ill. The health network filed a third-party claim against the data hosting company.
A handful of EU countries have enacted laws protecting workers’ right to disconnect after hours, but vague language could create unintended consequences.