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Summer Reading on Insurance Class Actions

If you read this blog, you have an interest in the very exciting subject of class actions against insurance companies. Either that or, more likely, it’s useful to your job to read the blog. If you have some downtime as the Summer winds down, and actually feel like reading even more about class actions, I’ve … Continue Reading

Strategies for Removal Under Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA): ABA Corporate Counsel Article

I recently published an article in the ABA Corporate Counsel newsletter, entitled “Strategies for Removal Under the Class Action Fairness Act.”  It is intended to serve as a quick guide to removal under the Class Action Fairness Act and addresses the key recent decisions, although it does not attempt to cover the entire landscape.  It’s … Continue Reading

Article on Recent Developments in Insurance Coverage and Class Action Litigation

If you’re looking for a quick update on insurance class action law and coverage litigation,  I recently co-authored an article in the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, published by the American Bar Association.  The article, entitled, “Recent Developments in Insurance Coverage Litigation.pdf,” is part of an annual issue of the journal on recent … Continue Reading

Article on Insurance Impact of 2011 Supreme Court Decisions on Class Actions

An article I wrote entitled “The Supreme Court’s 2011 Class Action Decisions: Their Impact on Insurance Class Actions” was recently published as part of New Appleman on Insurance:  Critical Issues in Insurance Law.  There is a synopsis of the article and link to it on LexisNexis’s Insurance Law Community blog.  I welcome comments, questions and … Continue Reading

NAMIC Paper on Third-Party Litigation Funding: Class Action Issues

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) recently published a paper on the topic of third-party litigation funding (pdf), advocating for legislation restricting its use.  Third-party litigation funding, as the term suggests, involves a third party investor providing funding to help finance the cost of litigation, typically in exchange for a share of the … Continue Reading

DRI Article Discusses Strategies for Defending Class Actions on Insurance Coverage Issues

Readers of my blog may be interested to know that I recently published an article entitled “Defending Class Actions on Coverage Issues” in For the Defense, a publication of the Defense Research Institute.  The article discusses pros and cons of various strategies for defending insurance coverage class actions, including: (1) seeking resolution of a coverage … Continue Reading