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NAIC Valuation of Securities (E) Task Force adopt assumptions for residential mortgage-backed securities

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 8 2009

On December 2, 2009, the NAIC Valuation of Securities (E) Task Force adopted final assumptions ("the Assumptions") for the financial model used in determining risk based capital ("RBC") for insurer owned residential mortgage-backed securities ("RMBS"

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

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

NY Court of Appeals applies Pennsylvania law to bar coverage for malpractice claim pursuant to prior knowledge exclusion

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

Reversing the intermediate appellate court, New York’s highest court recently granted summary judgment in favor of two excess insurers based upon their policies’ prior knowledge exclusion

United States Solicitor General: the convention is not preempted by the McCarran-Ferguson Act

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

As our readers know, we have been following the developments in Louisiana Safety Association of Timbermen Self Insured Fund v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al., No. 09 945, a case under consideration for certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court that concerns whether Article II of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, as implemented by Chapter 2 of the Federal Arbitration Act (the “FAA”), is an “Act of Congress” subject to the anti preemption provision of the McCarran Ferguson Act, 15 U.S.C. 1011, et seq

District of Columbia DOI issues bulletin on nondiscrimination in spousal coverage

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 30 2010

The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking recently issued Bulletin 10-1B-04 (the "Bulletin") providing insurers with guidance regarding the implementation of the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009 (the "Act"), which allows same sex couples to marry in the District of Columbia

California issues proposed emergency regulations to implement life settlement law

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 23 2010

On June 11, 2010, the California Insurance Department issued proposed regulations, on an emergency basis, to implement Senate Bill 98 (“SB”), which repealed existing viatical settlement statutes and enacted life settlement statutes

SEC and NAIC take affirmative steps to address corporate disclosures regarding climate change

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2009

On October 2, 2009, as part of the 48th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute held at Northwestern University School of Law, SEC Commissioner Elisse B. Walter gave a speech entitled “SEC Rulemaking ‘Advancing The Law’ To Protect Investors.”

Court rules D&O policy’s Side-A benefits not property of bankrupt estate

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 9 2010

A Maryland bankruptcy court has declared that Side A benefits under a D&O policy are not property of the bankrupt estate, with the result that two former executives who have been accused of making illegal payments and diverting funds from their former employer to start a new venture may be able to recoup certain defense costs

Divided Kentucky Court of Appeals relaxes claims made and reported requirements when consecutive policies are issued by the same insurer

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 28 2010

A divided Court of Appeals of Kentucky recently held that an insured was continually covered under two back-to-back "claims-made" insurance policies issued by the same insurer even though a claim was made against the insured during one policy period, and not reported to the insurer until fourteen months later, during the second policy period