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Language Matters: Court grants summary judgment in favor of HarperCollins Publishers in dispute over e-book rights

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2014

On March 14, 2014 the District Court for the Southern District of New York granted HarperCollins Publishers' motion for summary judgment in its 2011

Validus District Court decision: retrocessions not taxable as reinsurance under section 4371 of the code

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2014

As previously discussed in our Insurance and Reinsurance Blog (the relevant post can be found here), the United States District Court for the

Class dismissed: ZIP code collection lawsuit in D.C.

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2014

A District of Columbia federal court recently dismissed a putative class action brought against two retailers for collecting customers' ZIP codes in

Isolated remarks did not support age discrimination claim

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in Ortiz-Rivera v. AstraZeneca LP, recently ruled that isolated and ambiguous remarks were unrelated to the termination of a sales representative’s employment and did not support her claim that the reasons AstraZeneca gave for terminating her were a pretext for age discrimination

Employer forced to trial on discrimination charges because of inadequate documentation

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 17 2008

A Florida federal trial court recently decided that a female employee fired weeks after she informed her employer she was pregnant raised an issue of unlawful discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) to be determined by a jury

New York State Court denies motion to compel discovery of reinsurance and reserve information

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

In Mt. McKinley Ins. Co. v. Corning Inc., 2010 NY Slip Op 20235 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. June 14, 2010), an insured (“Corning”) moved to compel discovery of reinsurance and reserve information from its insurers, arguing that this information was relevant, material and necessary to its coverage claim

Advance to state court: class action lawsuit filed over McDonald’s Monopoly sweepstakes promotion for failure to include abbreviated rules

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2012

An Illinois resident who believed he won a Nissan Leaf as part of McDonald’s Monopoly game promotion this past fall has filed a class action lawsuit against the fast-food chain in Illinois state court, claiming McDonald’s game materials were deceptive and violated state law

Connecticut District Court: insurer's default judgment does not necessarily preclude litigation in subrogation action

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 12 2010

A Connecticut District Court recently held that plaintiffs, who brought a subrogation action to recover a judgment entered in their favor in an underlying legal malpractice action against their attorneys, were entitled to litigate coverage issues even though the attorneys' insurer obtained a default judgment against the attorneys in a separate coverage action

BP employee plan committees file lawsuit over securities lending

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2008

BP Corporation North America Inc. Savings Plan Investment Oversight Committee and BP Corporation North America Inc. Investment Committee (the "BP Plan Committees"), named fiduciaries of various BP employee pension and savings plans, recently brought suit against Northern Trust Investments, N.A. and The Northern Trust Company ("Northern Trust"

Fifth Circuit vacates portion of Katrina-related judgment that awarded penalties, damages and attorneys’ fees based on an insurer's alleged bad faith

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 9 2009

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently vacated a portion of a November 2007 ruling against State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, in which plaintiffs Judy and Michael Kodrin were awarded damages arising out of State Farm’s alleged bad faith failure to timely pay their claim for Hurricane-Katrina related wind damage