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Interpretation of actual and constructive total loss under the Marine Insurance Act 1906

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 25 2010

Masefield AG v Amlin Corporate Member Ltd 2010 EWHC 280 (Comm) concerned the interpretation of actual and constructive total loss under the Marine Insurance Act 1906

United States Solicitor General: the convention is not preempted by the McCarran-Ferguson Act

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 24 2010

As our readers know, we have been following the developments in Louisiana Safety Association of Timbermen Self Insured Fund v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al., No. 09 945, a case under consideration for certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court that concerns whether Article II of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, as implemented by Chapter 2 of the Federal Arbitration Act (the “FAA”), is an “Act of Congress” subject to the anti preemption provision of the McCarran Ferguson Act, 15 U.S.C. 1011, et seq

High Court confirms anti-suit injunction to protect an English arbitration clause

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 28 2010

In AES Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropwer Plant LLP v Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropower Plant JSC 2010 EWHC 722 (Comm) the High Court ruled that it had jurisdiction to grant declarations and continue an anti-suit injunction to protect an arbitration clause in a contract between two Kazakhstani companies, AES Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropwer Plant LLP (AESUK) and Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropower Plant JSC (JSC

English High Court rules on application of pre-action disclosure to potential arbitration disputes

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 13 2010

In Travelers Insurance Company v Countrywide Surveyors Ltd 2010 EWHC 2455 (TCC), the High Court held that it had no jurisdiction to order pre-action disclosure where the potential dispute between the parties was subject to an arbitration agreement

Second Circuit determines party waived its right to arbitrate

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 13 2010

Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a district court’s ruling denying the motion of plaintiffs-appellants (collectively “LSED”) to compel arbitration of a dispute with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. (“MLPFS”), finding that LSED waived its right to arbitrate by litigating the case for nearly a year before filing its motion

High court refuses compensation for exaggerated claim

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 17 2010

In Farid Yeganeh v Zurich Plc and Zurich Insurance Company 2009 Folio 244, the High Court found that Zurich did not have to pay any compensation to Mr Yeganeh as he had breached a condition of his insurance policy by making fraudulent claims for property lost in a house fire

New York state court decision raises issues concerning the drafting of arbitration clauses

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 20 2010

By Design, LLC terminated the employment of Oded Nachmani, who claimed he was wrongfully dismissed in violation of his employment contract and certain discrimination laws

Federal court finds that the proper venue for a motion to confirm an arbitration award is the district in which the hearing was held, not where the award was signed

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 15 2010

NGC Network Asia, LLC (“NGC”) and Pacific Group International, Inc. (“PAC”) were parties to an arbitration held in New York

English Commercial Court considers challenge to an arbitration award

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 23 2010

In B v A 2010 EWHC 1626 (Comm), Mr Justice Tomlinson was asked to determine a preliminary issue concerning whether the claimant (B) had a realistic prospect of challenging an arbitration award (the Award) under sections 67 and 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (the Act

Third parties may have rights of action against insurance brokers

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 9 2010

In Mr Peter Crowson v HSBC Insurance Brokers Ltd (unreported), the Judge, in considering an application to strike out the claimant's claim, held that an individual who is not in a contractual relationship with an insurance broker may have rights of action in tort andor contract where the insurance to be arranged is also for his benefit