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Massachusetts High Court rules that Federal Arbitration Act applies to contracts involving interstate commerce

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 19 2013

In a decision that has implications for reinsurance, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court last week decided that the Federal Arbitration Act

Maine Supreme Court issues decision in Hannaford case, rules that time and effort spent mitigating harm from data theft do not constitute cognizable injury

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2010

This morrning, the Maine Supreme Court issued its decision in the matter of In re Hannaford Bros. Co. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, Docket No. Fed-09-586, on a question certified to the Court by the United States District Court for the District of Maine in a pending action of the same name (Docket No. 08-md-01954

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

Validus wins round one: retrocessions not taxable under 26 USC 4371(3)

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2014

A federal district court in Washington handed Validus Reinsurance a major win on Wednesday, declaring that the IRS has no authority to assess excise

New York Federal Court holds that insurance law section 3420(d)(2) does not apply to reservation of rights letter

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 11 2014

A New York federal court recently held that the timeliness requirement of Section 3420(d)(2) of the New York Insurance Law does not apply to an

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

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • 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

District court finds that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state statute barring out-of-state arbitrations

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

In Binder v. Medicine Shoppe International, Inc., No. 09-14046 (E.D.Mich. 2010), a breach of contract dispute between the plaintiff (a franchisor) and the defendant (a franchisee) arose out of a Uniform Franchise Offering Circular and subsequent License Agreement (“Agreement”

Alleged mutual fund kickback case allowed to proceed as class action

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 18 2012

Financial lines insurers may want to take a closer look at revenue-sharing agreements between pension plan administrators and the mutual funds they offer plan participants as investment options, in the wake of a Connecticut federal court’s decision to certify a class action against ING Life Insurance & Annuity Company

Texas High Court rules that contractor does not “assume liability” when agreeing to perform work in good & workmanlike manner

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 22 2014

This past Friday, the Texas Supreme Court gave general liability insurers pointed guidance about what constitutes an "assumption of liability" for

Preparing for contingent business interruption claims in the wake of Superstorm Sandy

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 18 2013

The sheer amount of physical damage caused by what was left of Hurricane Sandy when it made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2012, is difficult