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July 22, 2014

In The News Today – July 22, 2014

A U.S. District Judge has ordered a New Orleans law firm to return $357,000 that was paid to a client “based on allegedly fraudulent claims” as part of the BP Gulf Oil Spill settlement. The judge’s ruling is the first to order the return of an oil spill claim. The client, shrimper Casey Thonn, must return the payments within 30 days. Judge Carl Barbier also found that the AndryLerner firm, which received $35,700 in fees, as well as the firm’s principals, were responsible for the restitution. The judgement also applied to Lionel “Tiger” Sutton, an attorney who received fees for referring Thomm to AndryLerner, as well as Thonn’s accounting firm. (National Law Journal)

Allstate urged the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to “forbid policyholders from assigning their claims under a state bad-faith insurance law to injured parties, arguing that a ruling in the opposite direction could create a windfall for plaintiffs.” In this case, the state Supreme Court is considering whether a drunk driver facing $50,000 in punitive damages after a 2007 car crash legally transferred his bad-faith claims against Allstate to his victim after the insurer refused to provide coverage. (Law360)

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