Litigation & Appeals

Insurance Coverage, Bad Faith & Regulatory Litigation

Stites & Harbison is well equipped to advise insurers and insureds on a complete range of coverage, regulatory and alleged "bad faith" issues. Our firm's attorneys include a former general counsel and director of market conduct and enforcement for a state insurance department.

Stites & Harbison is at the forefront of defending insurance companies in class actions by policyholders alleging unfair business practices. Recent experience includes defending a national insurer in a class action pending in Seattle, and defending another carrier in high-profile coverage and bad faith litigation arising from a deadly school shooting in Paducah, Ky.

We also have extensive experience in representing insurers in regulatory litigation. We assist clients in rehabilitation, liquidation and other wind-up of affairs, market conduct and financial examinations, rate and form filings, consumer complaints, mergers and bulk reinsurance transactions, holding company act filings, re-domestications, and numerous other regulatory matters. Representative clients include major insurers in all lines, individual agents and both local and national brokerage firms, premium finance companies, TPAs, health maintenance organizations, and dental service companies.

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Stites & Harbison Promotes Three Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that three attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2021.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 04, 2021
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison Welcomes Three Attorneys to Kentucky Offices

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announces the addition of three attorneys to the firm. Megan Barker joins the Lexington, Ky., office while Caitlyn Barnes and Ameena Khan join the Louisville, Ky., office. All are admitted to practice in Kentucky.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 04, 2020
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Marjorie Farris to Be First Woman to Lead Stites & Harbison Law Firm

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, announced today that Kentucky native Marjorie A. Farris will become the firm’s new Chair effective January 2021. She will be the first woman to lead the firm since its founding in 1832.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 06, 2020
Client Alerts

Joint Agency Cyber Alert Warns of Imminent and Credible Ransomware Threat Against U.S. Health Care and Public Health Sectors

A joint cybersecurity advisory alert issued October 28, 2020, warns of an imminent cybercrime threat to the U.S. health care sector.

by Sarah Cronan Spurlock, Ian T. Ramsey, and Dustyn B. Jones November 02, 2020
Events

Kentucky Health Law Institute

Date: 9/2/20 - 9/3/20
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WEBINAR (via Zoom)

Sarah Spurlock, Janet Craig and Dustyn Jones will be presenters at this WEBINAR presented by UK Law Continuing Legal Education on September 2-3, 2020.

Sarah Cronan Spurlock, Janet A. Craig, and Dustyn B. Jones June 30, 2020
Client Alerts

New Kentucky Statute Provides Defenses To Medical Workers Who Treat COVID-19 Patients

On March 30, 2020, Kentucky Senate Bill 150 became effective which addresses numerous issues arising from the COVID-19 state of emergency. Included in that new statute is a provision that for any health care provider who, in good faith, renders care or treatment of a COVID-19 patient during the state of emergency, those health care providers shall have a defense to civil liability for ordinary negligence for any personal injury resulting from that care or treatment or failure to provide or arrange further medical treatment.

by Ashley W. Ward May 18, 2020
Press Releases

Robert Connolly Elected to The Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Nature Conservancy recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC Chair, Robert M. Connolly, to its Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Chapter.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 08, 2020
Client Alerts

Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Laws are Relaxed During COVID-19

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, on March 30, 2020, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued nationwide blanket waivers of sanctions under the federal physician self-referral law (Stark Law) for “COVID-19 Purposes” (Blanket Waivers).

by K. Kelly White Bryant and Ozair M. Shariff April 13, 2020
Press Releases

Mike Risley named Stites & Harbison's Louisville office Executive Member

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Mike Risley has been named Office Executive Member for the Louisville, Ky., office.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC March 02, 2020