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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

Katrina: $5.5 million in damages awarded by Texas federal court to an insured under a second-layer excess insurance policy regardless of whether the underlying insurers properly paid their limits

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

On July 9, 2009, a Texas federal court awarded in excess of $5.5 million in damages to an insured under a second-layer excess insurance policy, for claims arising out of Hurricane Katrina-related damage

Louisiana Appeals Court increases trial court award to $1.3 million in statutory penalties in Katrina bad-faith case

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

A state appellate court in Louisiana recently increased a trial court’s award against an insurer in connection with a Hurricane Katrina-related bad faith claim, finding that the trial court had misinterpreted the statutory penalties available to the plaintiff

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

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

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

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

Federal court orders insurer to produce information about its reinsurance agreements

  • Locke Lord 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"

Fifth Circuit affirms denial of request for discovery for use in a private international arbitration proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1782

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2009

In a decision filed August 6, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of a request under 28 U.S.C. 1782 for discovery for use in a private international arbitration proceeding

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

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 27 2009

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