Most Popular Lawsuits Headlines This Year

The most viewed headlines from our Lawsuits Topic Page over the last year.

#1 Florida’s Property Insurance Market Is ‘Spiraling Towards Collapse’ Due to Litigation: Report

Jan 20 2021 // Florida’s property insurance market is “spiraling towards collapse” and requires immediate attention if there is any chance of protecting the market, consumers, and ultimately, the state’s economy,...

#2 Florida Supreme Court Suspends Attorney Behind Thousands of Insurer Lawsuits

Jun 10 2020 // The Florida Supreme Court has granted an emergency request by The Florida Bar to immediately suspend an attorney who, with his firm, has filed thousands of assignment of benefit and first party lawsuits against Florida...

#3 Geico Sued for Alleged ‘Woefully Inadequate’ Coronavirus Auto Insurance Discount

Jul 24 2020 // Berkshire Hathaway’s Geico, the country’s second largest auto insurer, is being targeted by a potential class action for allegedly overcharging its policyholders during the pandemic. A lawsuit filed in federal...

#4 Willis Towers Watson Faces Shareholder Lawsuits in U.S. Over Sale to Aon

Jun 8 2020 // There have been at least three shareholder lawsuits filed over the mega-deal that would have insurance broker Aon acquire rival Willis Towers Watson. The suits allege that Willis and its directors breached their fiduciary...

#5 Investors Sue Deutsche Bank, Executives Over Compliance Fine Linked to Epstein

Jul 17 2020 // FRANKFURT/NEW YORK— Investors are suing Deutsche Bank and its CEO Christian Sewing, alleging the bank made false and misleading statements before it agreed to pay a $150 million fine for compliance failures linked to...

#6 Wife Sues Husband’s Employer Over COVID-19 Infection

Feb 18 2021 // A federal judge is weighing what she called a first-of-its-kind lawsuit that would hold an employer responsible for a worker’s spouse getting sick with Covid-19. Plenty of families have sued businesses, from...

#7 Judge Allows Businesses’ Lawsuits Against Insurer Over Coronavirus Losses

Aug 12 2020 // A federal judge in Missouri said on Wednesday a group of hair salons and restaurants can sue their insurance carrier for business interruption losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which they say caused a...

#8 Even With $11 Billion Settlement, Bayer Still Has 30,000 Claims to Roundup

Jun 26 2020 // While Bayer AG said it took a major step toward wrapping up litigation over its Roundup weedkiller with a settlement of almost $11 billion, the company still faces about 30,000 unresolved cancer claims that could cost...

#9 COVID Business Interruption Suits Top 700. Yep, That’s A Lot

Aug 3 2020 // When insurance coverage lawsuits brought by businesses seeking coverage for COVID-related interruptions surpassed the 700 mark last week, the natural question to ask was: Is that a lot? That’s exactly the question...

#10 Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Sues Over Business Losses Under Policy Issued March 1

May 6 2020 // A popular seafood restaurant chain that has been shuttered by the coronavirus and restrictions on dining has gone to court to get its insurer to pay for its business interruption losses. It believes its insurer is...

#11 Companies Press Insurance Brokers for Workarounds to Rising D&O Costs

Jun 15 2020 // When Elon Musk said in April he was dropping the insurance policy that protects Tesla Inc.’s board from shareholder lawsuits, it got Skip McBride’s attention. To McBride, who used to manage law firm Bracewell...

#12 How COVID-19 Court Lockdowns May Turn the Social Inflation Tide

Jun 2 2020 // Defense attorney Ellen Greiper reported receiving more than the usual number of phone calls from plaintiffs attorneys earlier this month, suggesting that the call dynamics could be signaling a COVID-driven change in social...

#13 Florida’s Citizens Accuses Embattled Law Firm, Others of Sham Lawsuits, Racketeering

Jun 22 2020 // Florida’s state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has joined a chorus of insurance companies accusing the Strems Law Firm of lawsuit abuse. Citizens says it has lost millions of dollars due to an alleged scheme...

#14 Florida Property Insurance Market Inches Closer to Crisis – Part 1

Oct 29 2020 // After years of warnings that the Florida property insurance market was heading towards an availability crisis, many in the industry say the moment of reckoning has arrived. They blame unchecked claims litigation from...

#15 NFL Player Sues Airline, Says Attendants Failed to Stop Sexual Harassment by Passenger

May 26 2020 // An NFL player is suing United Airlines, saying he was harassed and sexually assaulted by an intoxicated female passenger on a red-eye flight in February. The player said in a lawsuit that soon after boarding the...

#16 California Retailer Sues Travelers for Denied COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims

May 12 2020 // San Francisco-based children’s clothing boutique Mudpie Inc. has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of California-based retail stores against an insurance provider, saying the small businesses were wrongfully...

#17 Houston Rockets Becomes First NBA Team to Sue Insurer Over Denied Covid-19 Claims

Jul 16 2020 // The Houston Rockets and billionaire owner Tilman Fertitta are suing their insurer for denying the National Basketball Association team’s bid to tap its business-interruption insurance policy over revenue losses from...

#18 Container Ship Could Block Suez Canal Like a ‘Beached Whale’ for Weeks

Mar 25 2021 // ISMAILIA, Egypt – A huge container ship blocking the Suez Canal like a “beached whale” may take weeks to free, the salvage company said, as officials stopped all ships entering the channel on Thursday in a...

#19 Applied Underwriters’ Centauri Files $30M ‘Poaching’ Suit Against Wellington Insurance

May 14 2020 // A Florida-based managing general agency has filed a $30 million poaching lawsuit against three former executives and the agency they jumped to while it was in the process of being acquired. Centauri Specialty Insurance...

#20 Three Members of $31.7M New York City Trip-And-Fall Scheme Sentenced to Prison

May 26 2020 // Three members of a $31.7 million trip-and-fall scheme to defraud New York City businesses and their insurance companies have been sentenced to prison. Bryan Duncan, Robert Locust and Ryan Rainford were sentenced by U.S....