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California appellate court applies government contractor immunity defense to boilers on naval vessels in asbestos-related decision

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2009

Earlier this month, a California appellate court held that the government contractor immunity defense applies to a boiler manufactured to United States Navy specifications, shielding the manufacturer from a design defect claim

Connecticut Supreme Court finds automobile insurance policy language ambiguous

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 3 2009

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently reversed a judgment that had been in favor of an automobile insurer in a breach of contract action brought by glass repair companies who had been assigned the rights of the defendant’s insureds

Seventh Circuit rules that challenge to a replacement arbitrator must be made at the time of the appointment and not at the conclusion of the arbitration

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2009

In a recent decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, WellPoint, Inc. v. John Hancock Life Ins. Co., No. 08-2283 (7th Cir. Aug. 7, 2009), the court ruled that a party seeking to challenge the appointment of a replacement arbitrator must do so at the time of the appointment or else lose its ability to make such a challenge

Court approves American Home Mortgage's settlement of a subprime securities class action

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2009

On July 30, 2009, the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York approved a $37.25 million settlement of a subprime-related securities class action styled, In re American Home Mortgage Securities Litigation

Delaware Supreme Court: under certain circumstances, a D&O insurer may reasonably withhold its consent to settle

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2009

In an August 10, 2009 decision, the Delaware Supreme Court held that under certain circumstances, a D&O insurer may reasonably withhold its consent to settle a claim

Connecticut federal court awards summary judgment in favor of insurer due to insured’s failure to cooperate

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 25 2009

A Connecticut district court recently awarded summary judgment in favor of an insurance company due to the insured’s failure to cooperate in the insurer’s investigation of a claim

Connecticut Superior Court grants summary judgment for insurer in lawsuit involving uninsured motor vehicle claim and common law and statutory bad faith claims

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2009

An insurer represented by Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge attorneys John Hughes and Julia Ulrich was recently granted summary judgment by the Connecticut Superior Court in a lawsuit involving a claim for uninsured motorist coverage, and also alleging common law and statutory bad faith against the insurer

New York appellate court: claims against manufacturer of ear protectors

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2009

Earlier this month, a New York appellate court held that claims against the manufacturer of protective devices for ears were barred by the three-year statute of limitations governing actions to recover damages for personal injury

Federal judge issues default against Chinese drywall manufacturer

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2009

A federal judge in New Orleans has defaulted a defendant, Taishan Gypsum Company, in a products liability class action lawsuit

Court finds that New York law governs reinsurance agreement, denies insured’s statutory claim for punitive damages and penalties against reinsurer

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 6 2009

Plaintiff Callon Petroleum Company ("Callon") commenced an action against National Indemnity Company ("NICO") to recover for a judgment Callon obtained against NICO’s cedent, Frontier Insurance Company ("Frontier"