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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

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issues guidance in view of Prometheus and Myriad

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2014

On March 4, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a highly anticipated Guidance for Determining Subject Matter

Long term care insurance: policy provisions in dispute

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2014

Long term care ("LTC") insurance has been and will continue to be a focus of attention for the plaintiffs' bar and state and federal regulators. LTC

New York Federal Court, applying Massachusetts law, holds that defense costs should be allocated by the joint and several method rather than the pro rata method

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2014

The Southern District of New York has issued an interesting opinion for allocation disputes decided under Massachusetts law. The case, which concerns

False advertising class action against Best Buy "Price Match" policy going forward in New York

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 22 2011

On September 15, U.S. District Court Judge Colleen McMahon refused to decertify a class of New York consumers who are complaining about Best Buy's price matching policy, despite Best Buy's arguments that the Supreme Court's recent decision in Walmart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011), required decertification

Supreme Court denies NCAA's motion to intervene in NCAA v. Keller et al

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 15 2014

Yesterday, January 14, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the NCAA's motion to intervene in the long-running likeness litigation between Electronic

Supreme Court holds that severance payments constitute wages under FICA

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2014

On March 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc. that severance payments made to employees who were

Internal Revenue Service files appeal in the Validus excise tax case

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 10 2014

Following up on our earlier Insurance and Reinsurance Blog on this matter (the relevant post can be found here), the Internal Revenue Service today

Recent developments in coverage for construction defect claims

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2014

Construction defect litigation continues to escalate in jurisdictions around the country. As a result, coverage for defective work and ensuing

Court finds FTC has Section 5 unfairness authority to bring enforcement action against hotel chain victimized by cyber intrusion

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 9 2014

In a closely watched case of first impression, New Jersey federal judge Esther Salas has issued a ruling sustaining the FTC's enforcement complaint