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Sports Co.'s Insurer Can't Duck False Ad Suit, Judge Says

A California federal judge denied Starr Indemnity & Liability Co.’s bid to escape having to cover a suit alleging that Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. lied about the weight of its baseball bats, holding Monday that an antitrust exclusion does not apply to the underlying consumer protection claims.

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Boy Scouts' Insurers Attack Massive Rise In Sex Abuse Claims

Boy Scouts of America’s insurers have challenged the validity of sexual abuse claims brought after a legal advertising campaign saw claims grow from 1,700 to over 95,000, asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge to allow discovery on individuals and attorneys who filed claims in the organization’s Chapter 11 case.

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9th Circ. Denies Insurer's Bid To Strike SLAPP Claim

The Ninth Circuit affirmed Monday a lower court’s decision to deny an Illinois insurance company’s bid to toss an engineering firm’s bad faith counterclaim under California’s anti-SLAPP law, finding that the counterclaim is a product of a coverage dispute and is therefore not protected by the statute.

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Vermont’s Captive Insurance Industry Releases 2020 Licensing Figures

The Vermont Department of Economic Development announced today that the State of Vermont licensed 38 new captive insurance companies in 2020, Vermont is now home to 589 licensed captives, consisting of 564 active and 25 dormant captive insurance companies. “It is great news that Vermont has remained a consistent leader in the captive industry during the…

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