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Second Circuit affirms dismissal of “F-Cubed” securities class action

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 20 2009

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of an “F-Cubed” securities class action - i.e., a securities class action brought by foreign investors who purchased shares in a foreign company on a foreign stock exchange - on subject matter jurisdiction grounds

Federal court dismisses petition to vacate arbitration award for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, but recognizes viability of manifest disregard of the law

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 2 2009

Plaintiff Newton & Associates, L.L.C. ("Newton") petitioned the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana pursuant to Section 10 of the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") to vacate an arbitration award in favor of defendant Sandra R. Sanchez ("Sanchez"

Illinois Appeals Court declines to extend “time and space test” for determining number of occurrences to cases involving single negligent act

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 29 2013

In a recent decision, an Illinois Appellate Court determined that the collapse of a porch, resulting in injury or death to more than forty

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

Ninth Circuit: CAFA does not override anti-removal provision of Securities Act of 1933 in subprime class action

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 25 2008

The Ninth Circuit federal court of appeals recently held that the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA), which permits in general the removal to federal court of high-dollar class actions involving diverse parties, does not supersede section 22(a)’s specific bar against removal of cases arising under the Securities Act of 1933 (’33 Act

Recent Seventh Circuit decision addresses the conflict of interest issue that may arise in benefit determinations

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2009

In a 2008 decision, Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. v. Glenn, the United States Supreme Court addressed the perceived conflict of interest in benefit award decisions that are entrusted to the discretion of a plan administrator

FTC sends message to mobile app developers regarding privacy policies

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2011

FTC announced on August 15 that it has reached a settlement with W3 Innovations, LLC, a small start-up mobile app developer doing business as "Broken Thumbs Apps"

Chinese drywall first bellwether trial ongoing

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 9 2010

The first federal trial in the nationwide Chinese drywall controversy began on February 19th, 2010 in New Orleans and is ongoing

Supreme Court clarifies the waiver of ERISA benefits and reaffirms the importance of the plan documents rule

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2009

The Supreme Court recently made life a little easier for plan administrators and employee benefit practitioners when it unanimously held that a plan administrator properly relied on plan documents that named the ex-wife of a plan participant as the beneficiary of a savings and investment plan (“SIP”), even though the couple's divorce decree provided that she had waived her interests in the plan

New York appellate court: question of fact concerning additional insured obligations precludes summary judgment

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2008

A New York appellate court recently held that factual issues should have precluded summary judgment for a subcontractor and its insurer concerning whether they were obligated to provide defense and indemnification to a general contractor pursuant to the subcontract entered into between the general contractor and subcontractor