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Massachusetts federal court declares that professional liability insurer need not defend accounting firm for faulty investment advice

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2014

The federal district court in Massachusetts has declared that a professional liability insurer owes no duty to defend its insured, an accounting firm

First Circuit holds that preclusive effect of prior arbitration outcome is itself an arbitrable issue

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 7 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit earlier this year held that the preclusive effect of a prior arbitration is itself a matter for

Massachusetts Appeals Court finds that policyholder’s misrepresentations limit coverage

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2014

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has upheld a lower-court judgment severely limiting the amount of coverage available to a motor vehicle policyholder

Fourth Circuit declares “direct contributing properties” unambiguous in context of CBI coverage

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2014

In a 2-1 decision released on February 20, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the district court below and declared that the

Validus wins round one: retrocessions not taxable under 26 USC 4371(3)

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2014

A federal district court in Washington handed Validus Reinsurance a major win on Wednesday, declaring that the IRS has no authority to assess excise

Texas High Court rules that contractor does not “assume liability” when agreeing to perform work in good & workmanlike manner

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 22 2014

This past Friday, the Texas Supreme Court gave general liability insurers pointed guidance about what constitutes an "assumption of liability" for

Massachusetts federal court dismisses suit seeking to hold carrier liable for cost of bond after exhaustion of policy limit

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 11 2013

A Massachusetts federal court dismissed a coverage lawsuit against a liquor liability insurer, holding that the "supplementary payments" clause in

Massachusetts Appeals Court affirms insurer’s liability for tort-related litigation expenses in unfair claim settlement practices case

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2013

On Friday, the Massachusetts Appeals Court handed down its decision in Rivera v. Commerce Insurance Company, No. 12-P-483 (Aug. 16, 2013). The

Massachusetts High Court rules that Federal Arbitration Act applies to contracts involving interstate commerce

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2013

In a decision that has implications for reinsurance, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court last week decided that the Federal Arbitration Act

First Circuit rules that auto carrier must pay post-judgment interest, despite claimants’ multiple-year failure to demand it

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2013

In March 2005, the federal district court in Puerto Rico entered a $6 million judgment for a personal injury plaintiff. In late September 2005, the