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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


Treble damages available for seniors and disabled adults beyond CLRA claims but not UCL restitution claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2010

In an August 9, 2010 opinion, the California Supreme Court answered two previously unsettled questions regarding the ability of senior citizens and disabled adults to obtain a trebled award under California Civil Code section 3345


Recent challenges to the use of “usual, customary, and reasonable” medical provider charge data to price reimbursement to non-contracted medical providers and the potential implications for payers and providers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2008

Hospitals, physicians and other health care providers often have contracts with health care payers which define the payment rates for medical services and procedures that are furnished to patients


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


District court finds that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state statute barring out-of-state arbitrations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2010

In Binder v. Medicine Shoppe International, Inc., No. 09-14046 (E.D.Mich. 2010), a breach of contract dispute between the plaintiff (a franchisor) and the defendant (a franchisee) arose out of a Uniform Franchise Offering Circular and subsequent License Agreement (“Agreement”


ARS derivative suits will need to overcome business judgment rule
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2010

In the past few months, several derivative suits against mutual fund issuers of auction rate securities (ARS) have hit the courts


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


Employers may face claims for GPS tracking of employees
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2008

A traveling carpenter for the New York City school system thought no one would notice he left work early, so he did this at least 83 times over five months


The California Supreme Court addresses standing and causation requirements under the state's unfair competition law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2009

On May 18, 2009, the California Supreme Court clarified and liberalized the standards to apply where a plaintiff seeks to bring representative claims under the state’s Unfair Competition Law