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Connecticut Federal Court: multiple unfair practices in the handling of a single insurance claim do not constitute a “general business practice”

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 7 2009

The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut recently granted in part an insurer’s motion to dismiss on the basis that the insured could not prove a violation of the Connecticut Unfair InsuranceTrade Practices Acts because allegations of multiple unfair practices in dealing with a single insurance claim are not sufficient to constitute a "general business practice

D&O insurers seek relief from automatic stay in order to assert coverage defense counterclaims against investment firm insureds

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 7 2009

Two D&O insurers have asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota to lift an automatic stay in a bankruptcy proceeding pending against their insureds so that the insurers can pursue their coverage defenses as counterclaims against the insureds in a pending declaratory judgment action

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

  • Locke Lord 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

  • 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

First Circuit narrows scope of attorney work product privilege

  • Locke Lord 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

  • Locke Lord 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

  • Locke Lord 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

  • Locke Lord 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

  • Locke Lord 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

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