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Federal court orders insurer to produce information about its reinsurance agreements

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2009

Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis, LLC ("MD&A") performed repairs on a generator at a power plant owned by the Arizona Public Service Company ("APS"

Reinsurer’s motion to seal documents related to arbitration granted by Pennsylvania court

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

Republic Western Insurance Company ("Republic") reinsured certain workers’ compensation policies issued by Reliance Insurance Company

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

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer 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"

First Circuit upholds decision to deny insurer recoupment of deductibles following class action settlement

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2009

The First Circuit recently affirmed the decision of the United States District Court for the District of Maine to deny American National Fire Insurance Company’s ("ANFIC") plea for recoupment of a settlement payment made by ANFIC to York County Jail

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

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer 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

First Circuit narrows scope of attorney work product privilege

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

In a case concerning an IRS audit -- but having potentially far-reaching implications for all manner of litigation and discovery -- United States v. Textron, Inc., No. 07-2631 (1st Cir. Aug. 13, 2009), the First Circuit en banc recently held that the “attorney work product” doctrine protects only documents prepared for use in litigation

Massachusetts highest state court: pro-rata “time-on-the-risk” allocation method applies to ongoing environmental pollution occurring over multiple policy periods

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2009

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently held that where an insured "incurs covered costs as a result of ongoing environmental contamination occurring over more than one year and the insurer provided coverage for less than the full period of years in which contamination occurred," the loss should be pro rated among all the insurers on the risk during the relevant period

Secondhand asbestos lawsuit settled after decision by Tennessee Supreme Court

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2009

As previously discussed here, and here, the estate of Amanda Satterfield brought suit against Alcoa for her death from mesothelioma at the age of 25

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reverses summary judgment and holds against insurer in bad faith action related to uninsured motorist claim

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

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed an award of summary judgment that had been in favor of an insurer in a bad faith action regarding an uninsured motorist claim, and found against the insurer

First Circuit: no coverage for false arrest suit where arrest and conviction occurred prior to the policy period

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2009

The First Circuit recently upheld a trial court’s ruling that an insurer need not defend or indemnify the defendants in a wrongful conviction claim where the wrongful acts occurred prior to the policy period