A Georgia car dealership's insurer has no duty to cover costs it incurred after a man totaled his recently purchased vehicle while evading police, a state appeals court ruled, highlighting the distinction between an applicable exclusion and an invalid policy. 
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No Coverage Owed For Totaled Vehicle, Ga. Panel Says

By Ganesh Setty

A Georgia car dealership's insurer has no duty to cover costs it incurred after a man totaled his recently purchased vehicle while evading police, a state appeals court ruled, highlighting the distinction between an applicable exclusion and an invalid policy. 

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Ill. Panel Says Insurer Off Hook For 23 Carbon Monoxide Suits

By Elizabeth Daley

An insurer doesn't need to defend a design firm against 23 allegations that its negligent work led numerous children and others to suffer injuries from carbon monoxide exposure, an Illinois appeals court panel found, affirming a lower court's ruling.

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Mich. Insurer Owes Tax On Mailed Ads, Appeals Court Says

By Sanjay Talwani

A Michigan life insurance company owes use tax on advertisements mailed by an out-of-state contractor, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, upholding a lower court's decision.

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Trump Calls For Engoron's Recusal In Civil Fraud Case

By Dorothy Atkins

Former President Donald Trump and other defendants fighting a $465 million civil fraud judgment called on New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron to recuse himself Thursday in light of a once-suspended real estate attorney's recent judicial misconduct claims, which have since sparked a judicial investigation.

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LITIGATION

2nd Circ. Affirms AIG's Win In Ex-Atty's Retaliation Suit

By Ryan Boysen

A former legal executive's retaliation lawsuit against American International Group Inc. has fizzled out as the Second Circuit on Thursday upheld an earlier ruling that found he was not fired for blowing the whistle on alleged fraud.

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DOI Secretary Looks To Ax Insurer's $20M Tribal Loan Claims

By Crystal Owens

U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is seeking a win in a challenge over the cancelation of a $20 million tribal loan guarantee, arguing that an Ohio federal district court lacks subject-matter jurisdiction over Great American Life Insurance Co.'s remaining claims.

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Insurer Hit With Coverage Suit Over Ohio Grocery Shooting

By Matthew Santoni

Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle Inc. is claiming that a security contractor's insurer, Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co., has refused to cover its defense costs in a lawsuit over a shooting at a Cleveland, Ohio, store, and was trying to get the grocer to drop its third-party claims against the contractor.

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Ga. Panel Says $3M Damages Should Be Cut In Crash Case

By Madeline Lyskawa

The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed and vacated a trial court's $3 million compensatory damages award in a case in which a Southern Oil Refinery LLC truck driver rear-ended another vehicle, killing three people.

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$13B Antitrust Suit Is Class Cert 'Antithesis,' Delta Dental Says

By Lauraann Wood

The nation's largest dental insurance system and its members have blasted service providers' bid for class treatment in multidistrict litigation targeting an alleged $13 billion antitrust scheme, telling an Illinois federal judge that the providers' case "is the very antithesis of a proper class action."

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PEOPLE

Meet The Bridgegate Atty For NJ Power Broker In RICO Case

By Jake Maher

Law360 Pulse caught up with Michael Critchley Sr., counsel for recently indicted New Jersey Democratic power broker George E. Norcross III, and lawyers who know him about his decadeslong track record of successful legal defenses in high-profile cases and how he’s preparing for his latest challenge.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

5 Critical Factors Driving Settlement Values In Cyber Litigation

Recent ransomware incidents and their legal repercussions offer five valuable insights into the determinants of settlement values in cyberattack-related litigation, and understanding these trends and their implications can better prepare organizations for the potential legal fallout from future breaches, says Peter Kamminga at JAMS.

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What DOL Fiduciary Rule Means For Private Fund Managers

Attorneys at Ropes & Gray discuss how the U.S. Department of Labor's recently released final fiduciary rule, which revises the agency's 1975 regulation, could potentially cause private fund managers' current marketing practices and communications to be considered fiduciary advice, and therefore subject them to strict prohibitions.

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How Associates Can Build A Professional Image

As hybrid work arrangements become the norm in the legal industry, early-career attorneys must be proactive in building and maintaining a professional presence in both physical and digital settings, ensuring that their image aligns with their long-term career goals, say Lana Manganiello at Equinox Strategy Partners and Estelle Winsett at Estelle Winsett Professional Image Consulting.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Bonus Spotlight

McKool Smith Handing Out Midyear Bonuses Of Up To $30K

By Xiumei Dong

McKool Smith PC will be awarding midyear bonuses of up to $30,000 to its principals, associates and senior counsel, according to an internal email sent Thursday by Chairman David Sochia.

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Manhattan DA Seeks To Retain Trump Gag Order, Amid Threats

By Stewart Bishop

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office urged a New York state judge Friday to leave in place most restrictions of the gag order preventing Donald Trump from speaking publicly about witnesses, jurors and others tied to his criminal trial, citing a barrage of threats from his supporters in recent months — including "actionable" death threats before and after the verdict.

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Ohio Atty Reinstated After Flinging Feces-Filled Pringles Can

By Rachel Rippetoe

An Ohio criminal defense attorney suspended for filling a Pringles can with his own feces and throwing it in the parking lot of a victim advocacy center was reinstated this week, according to a court filing.

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'Clearly Relevant' Fraud Claims Stay In Lin Wood Slander Trial

By Chart Riggall

Ahead of a trial where controversial attorney Lin Wood will face claims that he defamed his former law partners, a Georgia federal judge on Friday refused to keep out as evidence two state court lawsuits in which Wood is accused of stiffing them on legal fees and sheltering cash behind a real estate venture.

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AAA, Worker End Sex Bias Suit After Missed Eclipse Day Depo

By Patrick Hoff

AAA and a former insurance agent told a Florida federal court Friday that they've settled the ex-employee's gender discrimination lawsuit amid a fight over how much his attorney owes the organization for missing a deposition because he was traveling to see April's solar eclipse.

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Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week

By Kevin Penton

Attorney Jonathan Mitchell and the New Civil Liberties Alliance lead this week's edition of Law360's Legal Lions, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives does not have the authority to ban firearm accessories known as bump stocks.

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

By Sue Reisinger

Workers have filed a new suit accusing Tesla of failing to stop racist behavior and sexual harassment in two California factories, despite previous lawsuits. And the former head of AIG's Legal Operations Center has lost his appeal on his claim that he was fired in retaliation for pointing out alleged fraud. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​

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UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

By Max Austin

This past week in London has seen JD Wetherspoon sue a Welsh pub over its name in the Intellectual Property Court, ex-professional boxer Amir Khan and his wife file libel action against an influencer, the Performing Right Society hit with a competition claim over music licensing, and Manolete Partners bring action against the directors of a bust investment firm. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

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In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.

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Series

Glassblowing Makes Me A Better Lawyer

I never expected that glassblowing would strongly influence my work as an attorney, but it has taught me the importance of building a solid foundation for your work, learning from others and committing to a lifetime of practice, says Margaret House at Kalijarvi Chuzi.

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LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

Aaron & Partners LLP

Adam Leitman Bailey

Baker McKenzie

Beal Sutherland

Berger Montague

Bernstein Liebhard

Bernstein Litowitz

Blank Rome

Brown & Connery

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Campbell & Williams

Campbell Johnston

Christensen Hsu

Clyde & Co

Continental PLLC

Cooley LLP

Cravath Swaine

Critchley Kinum

DAC Beachcroft

DLA Piper

Davis Polk

Dechert LLP

Downey & Cleveland

Faegre Drinker

Fieldfisher

Fields Howell

Fisher & Phillips

Foley & Lardner

Fox Williams

Frantz Ward

Freeman Mathis

Freeths LLP

Gibson Dunn

Gowling WLG

Greenberg Traurig

Habba Madaio

Hall & Lampros

Hill Dickinson

Hogan Lovells

Hueston Hennigan

Hunton Andrews

John Exum Law

Jones Day

Kalijarvi Chuzi

Kantrowitz Goldhamer

Kaplan Fox

Kemp Jones

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Klosinski Overstreet

Latham & Watkins

Lewis Silkin

Littler Mendelson

Macfarlanes LLP

Mandelbaum Barrett

Marcus & Shapira

Mayer Brown

McCarter & English

McKool Smith

Morgan Lewis

Nall & Miller

NechelesLaw

Norton Rose

Parker McCay

Pashman Stein

Perkins Coie

Pinsent Masons

Poole Huffman

Preiskel & Co.

Pretzel & Stouffer

Quinn Emanuel

Rathje Woodward

Reminger Co.

Robert & Robert PLLC

Ropes & Gray

Saltz Mongeluzzi

Sheppard Mullin

Sidley Austin

Spratt Endicott

Stein Sperling

Tousley Brain

Trump & Trump

Wade Grunberg

Ward Hadaway

Webb Daniel Friedlander

Williams & Connolly

Winston & Strawn

Wollmuth Maher

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

AAA Life Insurance Co.

Accenture PLC

Amazon.com Inc.

American International Group Inc.

Apple Inc.

Ascension Health Inc.

Auto-Owners Insurance Co.

BNSF Railway Co.

Barclays PLC

British Broadcasting Corp.

Business Insider Inc.

CVS Health Corp.

Caesars Entertainment Inc.

Cargill Inc.

Compass Lexecon LLC

Conner Strong & Buckelew

Debenhams PLC

Delaware State Bar Association

Energizer Holdings Inc.

Evergreen Marine Corp.

Exxon Mobil Corp.

First State Bank

Ford Motor Co.

Giant Eagle Inc.

Instagram Inc.

International Business Machines Corp.

Kiteworks

LinkedIn Corp.

Live Nation Entertainment Inc.

ManpowerGroup Inc.

MassMutual Ascend

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC

Merck & Co. Inc.

Microsoft Corp.

NBCUniversal Media LLC

NVIDIA Corp.

New Civil Liberties Alliance

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Paramount Global

Pekin Insurance Co.

Qatar Investment Authority

Sales Inc.

SolarWinds Corp.

Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd.

Tesla Inc.

The Boeing Co.

The District of Columbia Bar

TikTok Inc.

TransUnion LLC

Uber Technologies Inc.

United Network for Organ Sharing

UnitedHealth Group Inc.

Volkswagen AG

YouTube Inc.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Companies House

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Financial Conduct Authority

Georgia Court of Appeals

Georgia Supreme Court

Manhattan District Attorney's Office

Michigan Department of Treasury

New Jersey Supreme Court

New York Attorney General's Office

New York City Police Department

New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct

Ohio Supreme Court

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Senate

U.S. Supreme Court

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio