Monday, May 01, 2017
   
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Third Circuit's Decision Gives FTC Bigger Byte!

In the first appellate case of its kind, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit released its opinion in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., No. 14-3514, Aug. 24, 2015 (slip op.), holding that the FTC has the authority to assert watchdog claims against private companies under the “unfairness” provision of the Federal Trade Commission Act for failure to implement cybersecurity safeguards, resulting in a data breach.

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Amy Elizabeth Stewart named to ‘Best Lawyers in America’ 2016

Kudos to our own Amy Elizabeth Stewart, who was recognized by the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America based on her successful work for clients in insurance law matters. This is the fourth consecutive year she has been recognized by Best Lawyers, one of the nation’s premier guides to the country’s top lawyers.

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Caution :: California Court Allows Insurer to Sue Independent Counsel for Fees

The California Supreme Court recently ruled in Hartford Casualty Insurance Company v. J.R. Marketing, L.L.C. that an insurer may seek direct reimbursement from independent defense counsel (referred to as Cumis counsel in California) for allegedly excessive and unreasonable fees.

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Insurers Take Note :: Texas Prompt Payment Act’s Bite IS as Big as its Bark

When an insurance company fails to act in accordance with deadlines established by the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act, it faces stiff consequences—specifically, 18% penalty interest on amounts owed to the insured.

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Amy Stewart Law is a boutique law firm that represents policyholders in insurance coverage litigation and bad faith, with an emphasis in directors & officers liability, cyber insurance, fiduciary liability, professional liability and other specialty liability coverages.


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