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N.Y. Insurance Department issues opinion prohibiting contingent annuity contracts
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2009

Last month, the New York Insurance Department’s Office of General Counsel issued Opinion No. 09-06-11 (the “Opinion”) which prohibits contingent annuity contracts on the grounds that such contracts constitute an impermissible form of financial guaranty insurance


FTC announces three-month suspension of Red Flags Rule; new guidance to be released shortly
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2009

On Wednesday, July 29, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it would be suspending enforcement of the Red Flags Rule, its new anti-fraud regulations, for three months, until November 1, 2009


First Circuit: no coverage under claims made and reported policy if insured fails to report claim within policy period
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2009

The First Circuit recently held that an insured was not entitled to coverage under a Professional Liability claims made and reported policy where the claim is not both made against the insured and reported to the insurer within the policy period


New York Insurance Department announces cooperation agreement with China
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • China, USA
  • July 30 2009

On Tuesday, July 28, 2009, Acting New York State Insurance Department ("NYSID") Superintendent Kermitt Brooks announced that the NYSID entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") with the International Department of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission ("CIRC"), China’s insurance regulator


New District of Columbia laws to impact insurance coverage eligibility for same-sex marriages performed out of state
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2009

In Washington, DC, two new laws were enacted this month that will impact insurance coverage eligibility in same-sex marriages performed out-of-state


D.C. Circuit remands Rule 151A to the SEC
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2009

This updates our January 28, 2009 posting


Michigan Democrats advocate consumer protection legislation regarding bad faith claims denials
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2009

Democrats in the Michigan House are supporting about a dozen consumer protection bills that address unfair trade and "bad faith" claims practices by insurance companies


OGC opinion: new prejudice rule set forth in Insurance Law 3420 may also be incorporated in non-liability policies at insurer's option
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2009

The New York Insurance Department’s (“NYID”) Office of General Counsel (“OGC”) recently issued an OGC Opinion (No. 09-06-08) representing the position of the NYID in respect of four distinct queries regarding the recent amendment to Insurance Law 3420, which we have closely followed and written about in this blog


Sixth Circuit: insurer that defended insured in state court action need not defend insured in subsequent related arbitration; wording of arbitration claim precludes coverage
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2009

Earlier this month, the Sixth Circuit affirmed a district court decision granting summary judgment to a professional liability insurer where it provided a defense in a state court action but denied coverage in a subsequent related arbitration


Massachusetts highest state court: pro-rata “time-on-the-risk” allocation method applies to ongoing environmental pollution occurring over multiple policy periods
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2009

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently held that where an insured "incurs covered costs as a result of ongoing environmental contamination occurring over more than one year and the insurer provided coverage for less than the full period of years in which contamination occurred," the loss should be pro rated among all the insurers on the risk during the relevant period