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Getting schooled by Sandy and Irene: what insurance lessons can we learn?

  • Gordon & Rees LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 20 2015

It is a simple premise, but many insurance coverage disputes, perhaps even a majority of them, could be completely avoided if policyholders would

District court strikes homeowners policyholders’ class action allegations

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 16 2015

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio granted defendant State Auto's motion to strike plaintiffs' class allegations

Expect focus - volume III, Summer 2014

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2014

EXPECTFOCUS is a quarterly review of developments in the insurance and financial services industry, provided on a complimentary basis to clients and

Title insurance and foreclosure: What type of title coverage do lenders need in connection with a foreclosure in California?

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 7 2011

With mortgage defaults on the rise, a growing number of lenders are being forced to foreclose on their collateral, either judicially or non-judicially, exercising the private power of sale

JPMorgan Chase agrees to settle forced-placed insurance class-action lawsuit for $300 million

  • Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 6 2013

JPMorgan Chase and Assurant Inc. recentlyagreed to settle a class-action lawsuit initiated in June 2012 for $300 million brought by a class of 1.3

Seventh Circuit adopts continuous trigger for first-party property damage claim resulting from defect discovered after policies lapsed

  • Jenner & Block
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2015

In Strauss v. Chubb Indemnity Insurance Co., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (in a case applying Wisconsin Law) recently denied en

Virginia court nixes claim Chinese Drywall damage to HVAC systems is covered as equipment breakdown

  • Cozen O'Connor
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 5 2015

In Travco Ins. Co. v. Ward, 284 Va. 547, 736 S.E.2d 321 (2012), the Virginia Supreme Court held that loss occasioned by the sulfuric gas released by

Lawsuit based on negligent property management services barred by "professional services" exclusion

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 15 2012

An appellate court in California has affirmed a lower court’s ruling that a professional services exclusion barred coverage for a lawsuit based on the negligent performance of property management services at an apartment complex

Recent developments in life insurance unclaimed property law

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2014

Every state has unclaimed property laws that declare property abandoned after a certain dormancy period. The property is then turned over to the

General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration