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

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

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

Second Circuit determines party waived its right to arbitrate

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

Federal district court finds that arbitrator lacks the authority to issue pre-hearing deposition subpoena to non-party under the Federal Arbitration Act

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2010

Helene Tomasian, a non-party to an arbitration between Ware and C.D. Peacock, Inc., moved to quash an arbitrator’s subpoena compelling her attendance at a pre-hearing deposition

Illinois federal court rules that reinsurer’s motion to vacate arbitration award is untimely under the Federal Arbitration Act

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2010

R&Q Reinsurance Co. v. American Motorist Ins. Co., involved a dispute arising under a series of reinsurance treaties entered into by the parties

U.S. Supreme Court rules that court lacks the authority to determine whether an arbitration agreement is unconscionable

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2010

In Rent-A-Center, West, Inc., v. Antonio Jackson, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether, under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), a federal court has the authority to address a party’s claim that an arbitration agreement is unconscionable, where the agreement explicitly delegates that decision to the arbitrator

Third Circuit revives limited portions of in re: insurance brokerage antitrust litigation (MDL 1663)

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2010

Nearly three years after a federal district court dismissed with prejudice a nationwide class action alleging antitrust and RICO claims against insurers and brokers in connection with contingent commission arrangements, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has revived a limited swath of plaintiffs' claims

First Circuit remands D&O coverage dispute for allocation

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 2 2010

Reversing a district court holding to the contrary, the First Circuit has declared that Massachusetts public policy does not prohibit D&O carriers from insuring against damages allegedly incurred by one class of shareholders as a result of an unfair benefit conferred on another class of shareholders

Court finds coverage excluded for shooting by security guard

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 1 2010

A California Appeals Court recently held that a wrongful death action against a security guard who shot a man while on duty was excluded under an "assault and battery" exclusion, even if the security guard acted in self-defense

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

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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