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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


Federal judge issues nationwide injunction against Aereo competitor FilmOn
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2013

On September 5, 2013, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order blocking FilmOn from


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


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


Third Circuit affirms district court’s decision in favor of Wal-Mart to decertify collective action
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2012

After eight years of protracted litigation, the Third Circuit in Zavala v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 11-2381, 2012 WL 3217522 (3d Cir. Aug. 9, 2012), recently ruled in favor of Wal-Mart in an action brought by undocumented immigrant workers who provided cleaning services at Wal-Mart stores nationwide


Attention pharmaceutical and medical device executives ignorance is not bliss
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2012

The recent sentencings of a number of executives on so-called "Park pleas" serve as an important reminder that the United States Department of Justice, working with the Food and Drug Administration, holds managers, officers, and in-house counsel at drug and medical device companies to a high standard with respect to overseeing the safe manufacture and delivery of drugs and medical devices to consumers


A Massachusetts court rejects the use of “usual and customary” medical provider payment data to prove reasonable reimbursement for chiropractic services
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2008

In a recent Massachusetts medical provider fee lawsuit which challenged an insurer’s reimbursement of a non-contracted provider at “usual, customary and reasonable” (“UCR”) rates, an appellate court held that the Ingenix 80th percentile provider payment data introduced by the insurer constituted neither “usual and customary” nor “fair and reasonable” reimbursement to this medical provider


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”


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


Potential class action against State Farm and its claims adjusting software company
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2007

Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. of the United States district court of Lousisa federal district court sitting in Louisiana recently held that two homeowners could jointly file an amended complaint and proceed with their proposed class action lawsuit against State Farm Fire and Casualty Company and software company Xactware