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Jan 10 2020

Insurance Law – 1/10/2020

In this week’s issue, Morrison Mahoney partner Michael Aylward discusses two interesting new first party rulings from the federal courts of appeal in Florida and Ohio, and an important new ruling from the Montana Supreme Court holding that a liability insurer does not act in bad faith in paying its policy limit to “settle” claims against its insured even if the underlying claimant refuses to sign a release confirming the settlement.

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Jan 8 2020

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection – 1/8/20

We are kicking off 2020 with a special Hospital and Healthcare edition of our Cybersecurity Newsletter. Our team discusses evolving legal theories in data breach class-actions in connection with new fact patterns, the federal government’s aggressive enforcement of the patient’s right to access records under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, a recent report regarding hundreds of healthcare industry ransomware attacks in 2019, causing billions of dollars in potential damages, and more.

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Dec 31 2019

Insurance Law 2019: The Year in Review

At year’s end, Boston partner Michael Aylward surveys the major insurance coverage and bad faith cases that were decided in 2019, together with an analysis of recent industry and liability claim trends and a forecast of pending coverage appeals that are soon to be decided.

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Dec 27 2019

Insurance Law – 12/27/2019

In his concluding insurance coverage newsletter of 2019, Boston partner Michael Aylward analyzes a significant new “failure to settle” bad faith case out of Florida together with diverse rulings involving intellectual property claims in the music industry and the duty to defend construction defect claims in Illinois.

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Dec 20 2019

Insurance Law – 12/20/2019

In this week’s issue, Morrison Mahoney partner Michael Aylward discusses an important new ruling from the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upholding “consent to settle” clauses in professional liability policies, an interesting new Florida ruling on liquor liability exclusions, and a new Oklahoma ruling from the Tenth Circuit contrasting insurer subrogation rights with the UIM duties of auto insurers.

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Dec 18 2019

Aviation Law – 12/18/2019

In the December 2019 edition of the Morrison Mahoney Aviation Update, partners Tory Weigand and Noel Dumas review recent aviation law related to state and federal decisions from across the country.

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Dec 13 2019

Insurance Law – 12/13/2019

In this week’s issue, Boston partner Michael Aylward discusses a significant new federal appellate ruling from Georgia concerning the availability of commercial crime coverage for a “phishing” incident that fooled an insured into transferring $1.7 million to an off-shore account, as well as a new decision from New York addressing the question of consequential damages for business interruption losses.

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Dec 10 2019

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection – 12/10/19

In this edition of the Cybersecurity Newsletter, our team discusses a proposed federal digital privacy bill, a significant data breach settlement in the healthcare sector, a judge’s rebuke of an identify theft expert’s report and testimony in Facebook data breach litigation, treatment of business-to-business communications under the CCPA, and more.

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Dec 6 2019

Insurance Law – 12/6/2019

In this week’s issue, Morrison Mahoney partner Michael Aylward analyzes the significance of a 93A bad faith case that the firm won last week in the First Circuit as well important new rulings addressing when insureds put privileged communications “at issue” and when the “offense” of malicious prosecution occurs for purposes of triggering Coverage B.

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