We use cookies to customise content for your subscription and for analytics.
If you continue to browse Lexology, we will assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. For further information please read our Cookie Policy.
In cooperation with Association of Corporate Counsel
  Request new password

Search results

Order by most recent / most popular / relevance

Results: 1-10 of 252

Recent upsurge of Massachusetts class actions on merchant zip code collection

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2013

There has been a flurry of class actions filed in the last six months against retailers in Massachusetts alleging improper collection of ZIP codes

The curious case of a cracked side window and an Aviation General Liability policy

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 7 2012

According to a recent decision by a federal appellate court interpreting an Aviation General Liability policy, a relatively minor crack in the side window of an aircraft can be far more than it is cracked up to be

Playstation hack - do Sony’s CGL policies apply?

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2011

Sony insurers are engaged in litigation in New York state court to determine Sony entities’ claims for insurance coverage with respect to lawsuits, claims and potential attorney general actions arising out of the cyber-attacks earlier this year on the PlayStation Network (“PSN”), Sony Online Entertainment Network (“SOE”) and Sony Pictures Network, which allegedly resulted in unauthorized access to and alleged theft of personal identification and financial information of millions of customers

New York appeals court dismisses suit against MBIA Inc. over bond insurer’s financial restructuring

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2011

A New York appeals court recently dismissed one of two lawsuits filed against MBIA Inc. (“MBIA”) by more than a dozen major financial institutions concerning the bond insurer’s financial restructuring

Second Circuit denies cedent's motion for a rehearing in follow the fortunes case

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 21 2011

We recently blogged about the Second Circuit's decision in Arrowood Surplus Lines Ins. Co. v. Westport Ins. Corp., No. 10-cv-0397 (2d Cir. 2010), in which an appellate panel held that a reinsurer had no obligation to indemnify its cedent for losses outside the scope of the treaty at issue

Massachusetts federal court addresses manifest disregard of the law standard, finds that panel’s decision to limit discovery and witness testimony did not provide a basis to vacate award

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 21 2011

In OneBeacon America Insurance Co. v. Swiss Reinsurance America Corporation, 09-CV-11495-PBS (D.Mass. December 23, 2010), a motion was brought by petitioner OneBeacon to vacate an arbitration award on the basis that the arbitrators were guilty of misconduct for refusing to permit necessary discovery and hear certain evidence

SEC and US Attorney accuse Costa Rican life insurance bond company of $670 million fraud

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 21 2011

Both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorney's Office have brought actions against Costa Rica-based Provident Capital Indemnity, LTD, an insurance and reinsurance company that purported to provide bonds guaranteeing life insurance settlements, but was instead allegedly perpetrating a $670 million fraudulent scheme

Eighth Circuit holds that the collapse of seven stories of decorative brick veneer is not a “collapse of a part of a building”

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 19 2011

In Council Tower Ass’n v. Axis Specialty Ins. Co., No. 09-3900, 2011 WL 31519 (8th Cir. 2011), the Eight Circuit considered whether, under Missouri law, the falling of seven stories of a twenty-six-story exterior brick veneer was a covered “collapse” of a building

New York federal judge provides interesting insights regarding arbitration and “manifest disregard of the law"

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 19 2011

In Goldman Sachs Execution & Clearing, L.P. v. The Official Unsecured Creditors' Committee of Bayou Group, LLC, et al., Slip Copy, 2010 WL 4877847 (S.D.N.Y. 2010), the court denied petitioner’s motion to vacate a $20.580 million award obtained in a FINRA arbitration by The Official Unsecured Creditors' Committee of Bayou Group

Chinese drywall - Florida federal district court finds no coverage under CGL policy

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 12 2011

In Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co. v. Albanese Popkin the Oaks Development Group L.P., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125918 (Nov. 30, 2010), Judge Kenneth A. Marra of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered that the developer’s insurer has no duty to provide coverage or a defense for claims related to Chinese drywall, which were made against the developer