In an insurance class action, the U.S. Supreme Court now has another opportunity to take up the issue of federal due process protections in state court class actions.  The Court’s decisions last term in Wal-Mart v. Dukes and AT&T v. Concepcion are of limited help to defendants in state court because, while many state courts

The hot topic in the insurance class action world this week is the Louisiana Supreme Court’s decision, by a 4-3 vote, to reinstate a $92 million verdict against Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, the state-sponsored insurer of last resort, in a bad faith class action.  Remarkably, Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon (who was just recently

In Taranto v. Louisiana Citizens Prop. Ins. Corp.(pdf), the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-2 decision, that the filing of a proposed class action lawsuit against an insurance company extends the time to bring suit for all members of the proposed class under suit limitation provisions in homeowners’ policies.  (The time to sue was originally one