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Massachusetts federal court declares insured’s construction of general liability policy “irrational”

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2014

The federal district court in Massachusetts recently declared that a general liability policyholder's construction of a policy exclusion was

Massachusetts court says subrogation waiver can survive project completion

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

In a case of first impression, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that an insured's waiver of its carrier's subrogation rights can survive the completion of a construction project

Eighth Circuit emphasizes importance of reading D&O policy language

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2011

Again reviving a coverage claim by a former bank director against her D&O insurer, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit performed a useful service by closely analyzing the policy's grant of coverage and exclusionary clauses

Massachusetts Appeals Court finds that policyholder’s misrepresentations limit coverage

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2014

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has upheld a lower-court judgment severely limiting the amount of coverage available to a motor vehicle policyholder

Second Circuit determines party waived its right to arbitrate

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 13 2010

Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a district court’s ruling denying the motion of plaintiffs-appellants (collectively “LSED”) to compel arbitration of a dispute with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. (“MLPFS”), finding that LSED waived its right to arbitrate by litigating the case for nearly a year before filing its motion

Fourth Circuit declares “direct contributing properties” unambiguous in context of CBI coverage

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2014

In a 2-1 decision released on February 20, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the district court below and declared that the

Morgan Keenan settlement shows risk to mutual fund directors when valuing mortgage-backed securities

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2013

In mid-June, eight former fund directors of Morgan Keenan & Co. settled allegations with the Securities and Exchange Commission that they had failed

Ninth Circuit reverses district court’s vacatur of arbitration award

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 5 2010

Zev Lagstein, M.D. filed a claim for benefits under a disability policy issued by Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London (“Lloyd’s”) after he developed heart disease and other ailments

Massachusetts Appeals Court affirms insurer’s liability for tort-related litigation expenses in unfair claim settlement practices case

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2013

On Friday, the Massachusetts Appeals Court handed down its decision in Rivera v. Commerce Insurance Company, No. 12-P-483 (Aug. 16, 2013). The

Federal court finds that the proper venue for a motion to confirm an arbitration award is the district in which the hearing was held, not where the award was signed

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 15 2010

NGC Network Asia, LLC (“NGC”) and Pacific Group International, Inc. (“PAC”) were parties to an arbitration held in New York