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Circular letter regarding contract certainty issued for comment by the New York Insurance Department

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2010

The New York Insurance Department (the “Department”) recently issued a draft Supplement No. 1 to Circular Letter No. 20 (2008) (“CL No. 20”) regarding insurance contract certainty for propertycasualty insurance policies and reinsurance contracts

Connecticut jury awards $14.7 million against insurer for violation of Unfair Trade Practices Act in auto body shop class action lawsuit

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2010

In a class action lawsuit brought by various auto body shops and the Auto Body Association of Connecticut, a Connecticut jury recently rendered a $14.7 million verdict against an insurance company for allegedly violating the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act

New York State Court denies motion to compel discovery of reinsurance and reserve information

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

In Mt. McKinley Ins. Co. v. Corning Inc., 2010 NY Slip Op 20235 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. June 14, 2010), an insured (“Corning”) moved to compel discovery of reinsurance and reserve information from its insurers, arguing that this information was relevant, material and necessary to its coverage claim

Connecticut Appellate Court holds substantial factor test remains unchanged in workers’ compensation cases

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 22 2010

The Connecticut Appellate Court recently held that the "substantial factor test" for causation remains unchanged and that traditional causation rules apply to workers’ compensation cases

Ohio District Court holds supplier of defective materials is not a subcontractor for purposes of exception to “your work” exclusion

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 2 2010

In Mosser Constr. Inc. v. Travelers Indem. Co., Civil Action No. 3:08CV2363 (N.D. Ohio Oct. 26, 2009) (Zouhary, J.), an Ohio District Court was confronted with the question of whether a company that supplied crushed stone backfill to a general contractor is a “subcontractor” within the meaning of the insurance policy, or merely a “material supplier.”

Insurers encourage Green Building

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 7 2010

Insurers and regulators are addressing Green Building issues at breakneck speed

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court defines contours of statute regulating indemnification (but not insurance provisions) in lease agreements

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 18 2010

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently held that G.L. c. 186 15, which makes void any indemnification agreement or provision whereby a tenant is obligated to indemnify a landlord, in whole or in part, for the landlord’s own negligence, does not apply to insurance provisions in the lease agreement

Former executives from WaMu testify in Senate hearings

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 22 2010

On April 13, 2010, the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (the "Senate Subcommittee") heard testimony from former executives of Washington Mutual Bank ("WaMu") in its first day of hearings titled “Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: The Role of High Risk Home Loans.”

Chinese drywall first bellwether trial ongoing

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 9 2010

The first federal trial in the nationwide Chinese drywall controversy began on February 19th, 2010 in New Orleans and is ongoing

New York adopts revisions to Regulation 118 governing audited financial statements

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 12 2010

On December 28, 2009, the New York Insurance Department ("NYID") issued a Notice of Emergency adoption revising Regulation 118 to implement new audit and reporting standards on an emergency basis