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Long term care insurance: policy provisions in dispute
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2014

Long term care ("LTC") insurance has been and will continue to be a focus of attention for the plaintiffs' bar and state and federal regulators. LTC


Consumer-initiated text message telemarketing complies with TCPA prior express written consent requirement and E-SIGN Act?
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2014

Telemarketing practices in the United States are governed by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), as well as by specific Federal Trade


Leyshon v. Diehl Controls: Illinois appellate court upholds $8 million defamation award in favor of former employee terminated “for cause"
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2011

Employers who terminate employees "for cause" should take note of a recent Illinois appellate court decision upholding an $8 million verdict in favor of a terminated employee


The General Data Protection Regulation: What Insurers Should Do Now to Prepare for Its Implementation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • May 24 2016

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR or Regulation) has been approved by European Union (EU) members as well as the Council of Europe and, at


Bank lender tie-in prohibitions - “caveat commodator”
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2010

The recent uncertainty in the financial markets, as well as the general increase in the tightening of the credit market and the need to fashion more creative financing arrangements has caused a greater likelihood that certain practices may run afoul of the prohibitions on bank tying under the Bank Holding Company Act Amendments of 1970 (12 U.S.C. 1972) (“Act”


Doing Business in New Jersey? Your Website Terms & Conditions May be Plaintiffs’ Next Target
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2016

Doing business in New Jersey just got thornier. Recent decisions broadly interpreting the New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice


Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard does not preempt state product liability claim
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2011

On February 23, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Williamson v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc.1 that a 1989 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208 (“FMVSS 208”) that gave automobile manufacturers an option to install a “lap belt” or a “lap-and-shoulder belt” on rear aisle or rear middle seats, does not preempt a state tort claim that alleges all seats should have lap-and-shoulder belts


Allocation of covered and uncovered claims: recent decisions on burden shifting and pre-approval requirements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2015

Ongoing efforts by insurers to recover amounts paid for uninsured losses after settlement or judgment have resulted in extensive litigation over


Lithium-Ion Battery Patent Landscape - A Patent Portfolio Review
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2016

The lithium-ion battery (“LIB”) industry has witnessed tremendous growth in the last decade. As a natural part of this growth, the patent landscape


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