What does the $572 million Oklahoma opioid judgment mean for other opioid defendants and insurers?September 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
BatesCarey’s Adam Fleischer and Allyson Spacht shared insights on the impact of the Cleveland County, Oklahoma District opioid judgment as it relates to nationwide opioid litigation and discussed future coverage considerations in Advisen Front Page News.
Jordon Steinway Shares Insights in Webinar Regarding the Handling of Commercial Auto ClaimsAugust 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
BatesCarey’s Jordon S. Steinway shared insights with 30 claims adjusters on commercial auto claims and best practices for drafting reservation of rights letters.
BatesCarey Leads Railroad Liability RoundtableJuly 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
BatesCarey’s David J. Buishas moderated a panel of railroad industry professionals at the 26th Annual Railroad Liability Seminar in Essex, Vermont on July 10-12, 2019.
How Opioid ‘Negotiating Class’ Would Affect Civil ClaimsJuly 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
The creation of a “negotiating class” to settle thousands of the nation’s opioid lawsuits may have far reaching implications for tort defendants and their insurers. Adam H. Fleischer, Chair of BatesCarey’s Opioid Coverage Task Force, examines these issues in his latest Law360 Expert Analysis.
Adam H. Fleischer Shares Insights on Opioid Liability Claims Coverage and Litigation in CLE WebinarMay 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
Adam H. Fleischer will address insurance coverage issues related to the expanding breadth of opioid liability claims in a CLE webinar Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
No Regrets: BatesCarey Defends Ninth Circuit Ruling On Molestation CoverageMarch 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
After a respected web site published an article critical of BatesCarey’s client’s appellate victory in Westport v. California Casualty, Adam Fleischer responded with this retort in Law360 explaining why the decision was strong and sound for both insurers and their insureds.
Patrick Bedell Shares Insights with Bloomberg Law on Connecticut Opioid RulingMarch 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
Opioid Coverage Task Force member Patrick Bedell shares insights with Bloomberg Law on a Connecticut court’s recent dismissal of claims against opioid drugmakers in the article “Purdue Attacks Charges That Opioid Marketing Caused Overdoses.”
Jason P. Minkin, Jonathan A. Cipriani, and Melissa A. Sereda author a note “On The Sea, But Not A Seaman,” appearing in Insurance Marine NewsFebruary 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
Jason P. Minkin, Jonathan A. Cipriani, and Melissa A. Sereda authored a note appearing in Insurance Marine News entitled On The Sea, But Not A Seaman. The article examines a recent US Court decision addressing the remedies available to maritime workers under the Jones Act and general maritime law.
Mickey Passman Discusses Recent Federal Decision Confirming That Insured Has Burden of Demonstrating CoverageFebruary 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
In his February 2019 Insurance Law IICLE Flashpoints column, Michael “Mickey” Passman examines a recent federal decision confirming the rule that the insured has the burden of demonstrating coverage.
On the Sea, But Not A Seaman: When Maritime Workers Can Bring Claims Under the Jones Act and General Maritime LawFebruary 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
While the Jones Act and general maritime law provide injured maritime workers with remedies, these remedies, as reflected in a recent federal decision and the precedents it follows, are not available to every maritime worker who sustains an injury on the water. In Ross v. W&T Offshore, Inc., 2018 WL 6492762 (E.D. La. Dec. 10, 2018) (slip copy), the court, reinforcing the threshold requirements necessary for seeking relief under the Jones Act and general maritime law, rejected the contention that an employee injured on an oil platform permanently affixed to the sea floor can seek recovery under either the Jones Act or general maritime law.