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Court can deprive a successful defendant of costs following lies at trial
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2009

The Court of Appeal has ruled that it can be within a court's discretion to reduce a successful defendant's costs award by two thirds because of lies told during the trial


NY court: insured may recover consequential damages absent insurer bad faith
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2009

On December 15, 2009, New York's Appellate Division for the First Department held that an insured need not allege or prove that its insurer acted in bad faith in order to recover consequential damages stemming from the insurer's breach of the policy


Court examines duty to defend funeral homes accused of participation in organ harvesting
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2009

A federal judge in Pennsylvania recently examined whether an insurer must defend a crematorium and funeral home against several lawsuits alleging that they participated in an organ harvesting scheme


A Connecticut Superior Court denies insurer's motion to strike counts alleging bad faith and violations of CUTPA
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2010

In Vincoli v. Hartford Underwriters Ins. Co., FST-CV-09-5009591-S (Conn.Super. Sept. 24, 2009), a Connecticut Superior Court recently denied an Insurer's motion to strike counts alleging bad faith and violations of CUTPA from a complaint


Third Circuit holds that professional services exclusion in general liability policy applies to all allegations arising out of architect’s work and insurers had no duty to defend
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2010

The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, applying New Jersey law, recently held that all claims against an insured architectural firm arising out of the firm’s architectural work on a parking garage that later collapsed are not covered under its general liability policies due to professional services exclusions


Construction of termination and release agreement; claims in fraud
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 30 2009

1) Cavell USA (2) Kenneth Edward Randall v (1) Seaton Insurance (2) Stonewall Insurance 2009 EWCA Civ 1363 concerned the construction of a termination and release agreement, which provided for English law and jurisdiction and, under clause 13, for a full release by Randall from "all actions, causes of action, suits, claims and demands whatsoever, whether at law or equity…save…(iii) in the case of fraud" on Randall's part


Chinese drywall judicial panel on multi-district litigation rules that insurance coverage matter should not be transferred to Chinese drywall MDL proceedings
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2009

On December 2, 2009 the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (“JPML”) rejected efforts to transfer an insurance coverage action to the federal Chinese Drywall Multi-District Litigation (“MDL���) pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana


Second Circuit finds that service of suit provision in treaties unambiguously waived reinsurer's right of removal
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed a district court decision that remanded to state court a lawsuit asserted by the Liquidator of Midland Insurance Company against its reinsurer, Dunav Re, finding that the Service of Suit clause in the reinsurance treaties at issue unambiguously waived Dunav Re's right to remove the dispute to federal court


Connecticut district court grants summary judgment to insurer on bad faith claim
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 28 2010

The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut recently granted a property insurer's motion for summary judgment on a claim that the insurer acted in bad faith when it denied coverage to its insured for damage to the basement walls in the insured's home


Federal Court calls "individual mandate" unconstitutional
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2010

A Federal Court in Virginia ruled on December 13 that the provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring most Americans to carry insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional