Commercial Litigation Articles

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Pandemic Prompts Insurers to Rewrite Policies

Insurance companies are strengthening their business-loss policies in an attempt to curb claims for disrupted operations related to the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to this movement, most policies failed to include definitions for terms such as “communicable disease,” which led to a wave of lawsuits filed against the insurers. For example, many exclusions said insurers would…

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Abraham Watkins

JPMorgan Chase Has Re-launched It’s Arbitration Clause for Their Credit Cardholders

JPMorgan Chase, the country’s largest bank and biggest U.S. credit-card issuer, has reintroduced to over 40 million credit card holders a controversial policy that forces their customers to use arbitration instead of being able to go to court to resolve payment disputes or joining class-action suits. This new clause stipulates that any disputes between consumers…

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State Farm Avoids Trial with Preliminary Agreement to Pay $250,000,000

One of the largest auto insurance companies has reached a $250 million preliminary settlement in a class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed in federal court, alleges that State Farm violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO Act). The plaintiffs believe State Farm funneled money through several advocacy groups, which in turn kept donor lists…

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Abraham Watkins

Broken Promises: How to Recover from Sub-Par Contractors Post-Harvey

Following the wake of Hurricane Harvey, thousands of homes were in need of extensive and immediate repair. Before Harvey had even left the state, contractors descended on homeowners. Many of these contractors made promises they could not fulfill-sometimes intentionally-to get these homeowners business. Now, almost a year later, more than 400 lawsuits have been filed…

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Abraham Watkins

Last Year’s Worst Corporate Conduct

While the newspapers, news broadcasters, and social media may highlight the most high-profile examples of corporate collapses and scandal, they are hardly isolated incidents. Well known corporations are behind some of the biggest scandals of the decade, some corporations include Wells Fargo, McKession Corp., and Equifax. Each story is result of a corporate culture that…

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Abraham Watkins

Employees May Profit from Disclosing Their Employer’s Fraud

The False Claims Act allows people who are employed by companies receiving federal benefits, such as grants, to file actions against their employer for defrauding the federal government. These claimants are informally known as “whistleblowers.” Persons filing under the Act stand to receive a portion (usually about 15-25 percent) of any recovered damages. The Act…

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