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Federal Court of Appeals finds “personal health insurance mandate” constitutional
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2011

On June 29, 2011, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of the “personal insurance mandate” of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (”ACA”) which requires most adults to purchase a minimum level of health care insurance by 2014


Preparing for contingent business interruption claims in the wake of Superstorm Sandy
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2013

The sheer amount of physical damage caused by what was left of Hurricane Sandy when it made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2012, is difficult


Rhode Island imposes readability standards for health insurance policies
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

Effective August 31, 2010, the Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner ("OHIC") will impose a readability requirement for all health insurance policies to be readable at the eighth grade level measured by the Flesch-Kincade formula


California jury awards $19 million to paraplegic veteran
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2011

On March 16, 2011, a Los Angeles County jury awarded Thomas Nickerson a 59-year-old paraplegic and former Marine - $19,035,000 after a trial in which Mr. Nickerson alleged his insurer, Stonebridge Life Insurance, paid for only 19 of his 109-day inpatient hospitalization at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Long Beach, California


Federal appeals court finds individual health insurance mandate unconstitutional
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2011

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta recently invalidated the personal health insurance provision in The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”


Massachusetts federal court rules limits equitable contribution between insurers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2014

Recently, a Massachusetts federal court issued an opinion limiting the ability of one insurer to seek reimbursement from another insurer under the


Reformation based on mutual mistake available under New Jersey law even when sought against third-party not involved in contract negotiations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2011

On August 23, 2011, in the case of Illinois National Insurance Company v. Wyndham Worldwide Operations, Inc. (No. 10-3833), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the the District Court for the District of New Jersey, which had dismissed the insurer's action for declaratory judgment and granted summary judgment to the claimant upon holding that reformation based upon mutual mistake can never be sought against a third-party who did not participate in the negotiation of the contract


The Seventh Circuit puts an end to litigation attacking the cost of Force-place insurance
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2013

In Cohen v. American Security Insurance Co., the Seventh Circuit rang the death knell on mortgagors' lawsuits complaining about the cost of


The State of Connecticut Insurance Department issues guidance on Connecticut’s anti-rebating statute
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2009

The State of Connecticut Department of Insurance (the “Department”) has recently stated that de minimis gifts not exceeding $15 in aggregate value per year are permissible under Connecticut's anti-rebating statute


Seventh Circuit decision explains jurisdictional limits for federal court litigation of class action insurance coverage issues
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2012

If an insurance company denies coverage for state court class action litigation and wants the right to litigate the coverage issues in federal court rather than state court, the insurance company should consider filing a declaratory judgment action in federal court before approval of a class settlement or risk losing the right to litigate the issues in federal court