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By F. Douglas Gatz Jr
In this case, Hess Corporation's predecessor conducted oil operations on property located in Louisiana until 1971 and its oil and gas leases expired in 1973. In 2007....
By Karen M. Dicke
In Aldous v. Darwin Nat'l Assurance Co., he plaintiffs, Charla Aldous and her law firm Charla G. Aldous, P.C. d/b/a Aldous Law Firm, sued their professional liability insurer, Darwin National Assurance Company...
By Danielle Smith
In Ledet v. Parker Drilling Offshore USA, L.L.C., et al., following de novo review, the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal found the trial court committed reversible error in resolving disputed factual issues...
By Jennifer Michel
This dispute arose out of Exxon's attempt to obtain coverage as an additional insured under the umbrella policy issued to one of its contractors for its exposure arising from the April 2013 Exxon refinery fire...
By Andrew Bluth, Greg Johnson, Timothy Nally
In a much-watched decision involving the hotbed issue of consent under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that...
By Kenneth Feldman
"California has a strong public policy in favor of arbitration," and therefore, courts generally enforce arbitration clauses unless it is clear that the language of the clause does not cover the asserted dispute.
By Michael Velladao, Nicole Kardassakis
In Southern Insurance Company v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, 11 Cal.App.5th 961 (May 10, 2017), the Court of Appeal of California, Second Appellate District ruled that an insurer may rescind...
By William Taylor, Elisaveta Dolghih, Jordan Ford, John Barber Esq
The United States Supreme Court, in a "per curiam" (by the court) decision, has handed the Trump Administration a victory in its long-running desire to implement a travel ban on nationals of six...
By Ryan Young
California's longstanding restrictions on defense and indemnity construction contracts have undergone several changes over the years with significant differences based upon the contract execution date.
By Justin Kim
More than eight years ago, the California Supreme Court handed down Crawford v. Weather Shield (2008) 44 Cal.4th 541, holding that a contractual indemnitor must immediately assume an indemnitee's defense...
By Michael Velladao, Nicole Kardassakis
In KnightBrook Insurance Company v. Payless Car Rental Systems, 855 F.3d 1072 (May 5, 2017), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit certified the following questions to the Supreme Court...
By Michael Velladao, Nicole Kardassakis
In Southern Insurance Company v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, 11 Cal.App.5th 961, the Court of Appeal of California, Second Appellate District ruled that an insurer may rescind...
By Michael Velladao, Nicole Kardassakis
In Orzechowski v. Boeing Company Non-Union Long-Term Disability Plan, 856 F.3d 686, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded the district court's judgment...
By Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
On June 9, 2017, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed SB 807 into law. In doing so, it will cause more litigation related to Texas construction projects to remain in Texas.
By Robert Bernstein
Parties involved in California construction defect lawsuits over the past nine years are familiar with the following scenario:
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