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Long term care insurance: policy provisions in dispute

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

Recent local FMLA cases clarify employer obligations

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

The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") has received much attention lately

Virginia federal court rules that punitive damages are unavailable in insurance bad faith case

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 23 2008

A federal district court in Virginia recently ruled that under Virginia law, an insured may not recover punitive damages in connection with a bad faith claim against its insurer

Supreme Judicial Court holds that claims against limo service for allowing drunken passenger to drive home “arose out of” use of automobile under auto policy

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 29 2008

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts recently held that claims against a livery service for negligently dropping off a drunken passenger in a location where he was likely to drive home “arose out of” the use of the livery service's van, as the term “arise out of” is broadly interpreted in construing the scope of coverage under auto policies

2011 Massachusetts employment law year in review

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2012

2011 was certainly a very active year in the field of employment law

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

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

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

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 denies insurer’s motion to bifurcate breach of contract and bad faith claims

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 6 2013

In Osbourne Renfrow v. Redwood Fire and Casualty Ins. Co., et al., 288 F.R.D. 514 (D. Nev. 2013), the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada

Illinois Supreme Court recognizes tort of “intrusion upon seclusion” in case involving employer’s investigation into employee’s non-compete violations

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 2 2012

The Illinois Supreme Court recently joined the majority of other states that recognize the tort of "intrusion upon seclusion

Attention pharmaceutical and medical device executives ignorance is not bliss

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2012

The recent sentencings of a number of executives on so-called "Park pleas" serve as an important reminder that the United States Department of Justice, working with the Food and Drug Administration, holds managers, officers, and in-house counsel at drug and medical device companies to a high standard with respect to overseeing the safe manufacture and delivery of drugs and medical devices to consumers