Earlier this year, she participated as an instructor for a program in Washington, D.C. on Risk Management for Police Services hosted by The Canadian Institute, a leading global events and business intelligence company that hosts authoritative conferences, forums and summits across multiple sectors.read more
On November 29 in Baltimore Karen J. Kruger served as a principal presenter at the National Business Institute’s program on Police Liability Claims from Start to Finish. This continuing legal education seminar focused on “best practices and legal strategies for contentious lawsuits. “read more
Michael Cunningham publishes article regarding the enforceability of administrative appeal deadlines under ERISA.
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F&B Attorneys file amicus curie brief in People’s Ins. Counsel Div. v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Ins. Co.
Funk & Bolton attorneys recently filed in the Maryland Court of Appeals an amicus curie brief in People’s Ins. Counsel Div. v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Ins. Co. In the appeal, People’s Insurance Counsel Division challenges Maryland common law on construing insurance contracts objectively and asks the court to adopt a rule construing insurance policies most strictly against the insurer, even in the face of unambiguous policy language. Amici argue that Maryland has long-followed the view that plan and unambiguous policy terms are...read more
Attorneys in Funk & Bolton’s Local Government Practice Group recently filed an amicus curiae brief in the Maryland Court of Appeals in the case of Espina, et al. v. Jackson, et al. on behalf of the Local Government Insurance Trust, and the counties of Harford and Montgomery. The petitioners in this case challenge the applicability of the Local Government Tort Claims Act (LGTCA) to claims brought against local government alleging violations of the State constitution. The amici argue that the provisions of the LGTCA do apply to such...read more
Supreme Court will consider cops’ ignorance of the law in Heien v. North Carolina Today the Supreme Court justices granted hearings to eleven new cases for this term. In a religious discrimination dispute, the Court will hear the case of a young Muslim woman denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a headscarf. Read the full story:...read more
The Baltimore Sun has feature Karen Kruger’s work auditing the Baltimore Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division. Read the full article here.read more
In response to our growing practice with Iowa-domiciled insurers, Don Davis was recently admitted to the Iowa Bar. A member of Funk & Bolton’s Insurance Regulation Practice Group, Don’s practice focuses on insurance regulation and insurance transactions and investments. Don previously became familiar with aspects of Iowa insurance and corporate law while assisting insurers considering merging with Iowa companies or redomesticating to Iowa. Don’s admission to the Iowa bar is a natural extension of the firm’s practice in Iowa...read more
The William & Mary Law School has named Steve Carney the St. George Tucker Adjunct Professor of Law for the 2013-2014 academic year. Each year the Law School bestows this honor on one of its adjunct professors. Please take the opportunity to congratulate Steve on this special and well-deserved honor. As the Dean said in announcing the honor, Steve is “a most deserving recipient!”read more
The United States District Court for the District of Columbia recently granted an insurer’s motion to require a “John Doe” plaintiff to litigate his disability claim in his real name. Read the full bulletin here. To view our previous bulletins click here.read more