Insurance & Financial Services

8 ABA Journal Insurance & Financial Services articles.

Judge tells lawyer who sent ‘eat a bowl of dicks’ emails the profession doesn’t need him
A show-cause hearing began badly and then got worse for a California lawyer who told opposing counsel in an email to “eat a bowl of dicks.”
Insurer miscalculated benefits for lawyer who had heart attack 1 day before $65K raise, judge rules
A tax lawyer who had a heart attack over Labor Day weekend—a day before he received a $65,000 raise—was entitled to disability benefits based on the higher paycheck, an Illinois federal judge has ruled.
Lawyer who told BigLaw attorneys to ‘eat a bowl of dicks’ faces possible sanctions
Updated: A California lawyer who told opposing counsel in an email to “eat a bowl of dicks” says his insulting and expletive-laden missives were a negotiating tactic and weren’t intended as actual insults.
Did Buckley Sandler co-founder leave voluntarily? Question is at center of insurance dispute
A lawsuit filed last week maintains an insurer has no obligation to pay Buckley Sandler’s claim in connection with the departure of one of its founders because he did not leave voluntarily.
ABA hosts first-ever cannabis and hemp law conference
11th Circuit affirms removal of ‘horrifying’ juror who ‘laid on the couch,’ disrespected female jurors

A federal appeals court has affirmed a decision to remove a holdout juror from a case after he called female jurors “bitches” and referred to others as “white asses.”

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Do people really try to take the rap for someone else’s criminal charges?

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Supreme Court to consider cases accusing US of shorting health insurers $12B in promised payments

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether Congress must fulfill a statutory promise to pay insurers who lost money by participating in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces.




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