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

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • 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

Louisiana insureds petition the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Fifth Circuit decision vacating that portion of Katrina-related judgment that awarded penalties, damages and attorneys’ fees based on an insurer's alleged bad faith

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2009

On July 21, 2009, Judy and Michael Kodrin filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Supreme Court to review a Fifth Circuit decision vacating that portion of a Katrina-related judgment that awarded them penalties, damages and attorneys’ fees based on their homeowners insurer’s alleged bad faith

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

Court approves American Home Mortgage's settlement of a subprime securities class action

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2009

On July 30, 2009, the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York approved a $37.25 million settlement of a subprime-related securities class action styled, In re American Home Mortgage Securities Litigation

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

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • 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

NY lower court holds that Insurance Law 3420(a) applies to lawyer’s claims-made malpractice policy

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 19 2009

The New York Supreme Court, Erie County, recently held that a lawyers’ professional liability policy constitutes a "policy or contract insuring against liability for injury to person" within the meaning of Insurance Law 3420(a)(3)-(4

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.”

OGC opinion: third party may not bring direct action against insurer in foreign jurisdiction pursuant to new Insurance Law 3420

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2009

The New York Insurance Department’s (“NYID”) Office of General Counsel (“OGC”) recently issued an OGC Opinion (No. 09-06-08) representing the position of the NYID in respect of four distinct queries regarding the recent amendment to Insurance Law 3420, which we have closely followed and written about in this blog

OGC opinion: Insurance Law 3420 also applies to claims-made policies

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2009

The New York Insurance Department’s (“NYID”) Office of General Counsel (“OGC”) recently issued an OGC Opinion (No. 09-06-08) representing the position of the NYID in respect of four distinct queries regarding the recent amendment to Insurance Law 3420, which we have closely followed and written about in this blog