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Insurance — Settlement – Against Insured’s Wishes – Civil Practice – Punitive Damages (access required)

Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co. v. J.T. Walker Industries (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-240-14, 11 pp.) (Margaret Seymour, Sr. J.) 2:08-cv-02043; D.S.C. Holding: Even though, when the plaintiff-insurer settled five lawsuits filed against the defendant-insured, the insured objected to settling four ...

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Insurance — Life – Fraudulent Misrepresentation – Civil Practice – Summary Judgment – Issue of Fact – Breast Lump (access required)

Grooms v. Globe Life & Accident Insurance Co. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-224-14, 6 pp.) (R. Bryan Harwell, J.) 4:13-cv-02356; D.S.C. Holding: Although plaintiff’s decedent did not receive a definitive cancer diagnosis until Jan. 21, 2011, ten days after she applied ...

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Insurance-Contract – Tort/Negligence – Bad Faith Refusal to Pay Insurance Benefits – Civil Practice – Insufficient Allegations (access required)

Advanced Pain Therapies, LLC v. Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-166-14, 10 pp.) (Mary Lewis, J.) 3:14-cv-00050; D.S.C. Holding: In its state-court complaint – removed to this court based on diversity jurisdiction – the plaintiff-medical practice alleges ...

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