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New Jersey releases proposed rule and notice of pre-proposal for disclosure of producer compensation for sales of health insurance policies
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2009

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (the “Department”) released a draft rule, N.J.A.C. 11:17B-4 (PRN 2009-242) (the “Proposed Rule”), setting forth the specific requirements of N.J.S.A. 17:22A-41.1


Massachusetts investigates rating of life settlements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2009

The Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, William Galvin, recently announced an investigation into how credit rating agencies evaluate and rate the securitization of life settlements (i.e. life insurance policies sold by the insured to a third party


Court finds that New York law governs reinsurance agreement, denies insured’s statutory claim for punitive damages and penalties against reinsurer
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2009

Plaintiff Callon Petroleum Company ("Callon") commenced an action against National Indemnity Company ("NICO") to recover for a judgment Callon obtained against NICO’s cedent, Frontier Insurance Company ("Frontier"


P&C insurers to submit copies of consumer notices in connection with credit scoring to New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2009

On April 26, 2004, the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (“NJDBI”) issued Bulletin No. 04-05 advising property & casualty insurers that they may use credit scoring in determining an insured’s rate provided that consumer protection measures are established, including, but not limited to providing rate, underwriting and classification exceptions for consumers whose credit information has been directly influenced by extraordinary life events, such as a serious illness, temporary loss of employment, divorce or identity theft, to name a few


PCI compliance survey finds companies need improvement
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2009

The Ponemon Institute recently published a survey on Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards ("PCI DSS") compliance


New York district court recognizes continued viability of manifest disregard of the law in the Second Circuit
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2009

Idea Nuova, Inc. moved in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to vacate or modify an arbitration award issued in favor of GM Licensing Group, Inc


Virginia issues guidance on information security program requirement
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2009

The Virginia State Corporation Commission Bureau of Insurance (the "Bureau") recently issued a bulletin to provide guidance on the development and implementation of privacy safeguards to all insurers, health service plans, health maintenance organizations, surplus lines brokers and other interested parties


Connecticut Appellate Court affirms summary judgment in favor of insurer due to insured’s failure to cooperate
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2009

The Connecticut Appellate Court recently affirmed a lower court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of an insurer based on its determination that the insured breached the insurance policy’s cooperation clause by failing to provide copies of requested tax returns


AIRROC launches expedited binding arbitration procedure for small claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2009

The Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Run-Off Companies ("AIRROC") has announced the formal launch of the Dispute Resolution Procedure ("DRP"), an expedited binding arbitration procedure especially designed for small and less-complicated claims


D&O insurers seek relief from automatic stay in order to assert coverage defense counterclaims against investment firm insureds
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2009

Two D&O insurers have asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota to lift an automatic stay in a bankruptcy proceeding pending against their insureds so that the insurers can pursue their coverage defenses as counterclaims against the insureds in a pending declaratory judgment action