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First Circuit upholds decision to deny insurer recoupment of deductibles following class action settlement
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2009

The First Circuit recently affirmed the decision of the United States District Court for the District of Maine to deny American National Fire Insurance Company’s ("ANFIC") plea for recoupment of a settlement payment made by ANFIC to York County Jail


First Circuit narrows scope of attorney work product privilege
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2009

In a case concerning an IRS audit -- but having potentially far-reaching implications for all manner of litigation and discovery -- United States v. Textron, Inc., No. 07-2631 (1st Cir. Aug. 13, 2009), the First Circuit en banc recently held that the “attorney work product” doctrine protects only documents prepared for use in litigation


Reinsurer’s motion to seal documents related to arbitration granted by Pennsylvania court
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2009

Republic Western Insurance Company ("Republic") reinsured certain workers’ compensation policies issued by Reliance Insurance Company


District of Columbia appoints new Commissioner
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2009

On August 28, 2009, the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (“DISB”) issued a press release announcing that Thomas E. Hampton has stepped down as Commissioner of the DISB


Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reverses summary judgment and holds against insurer in bad faith action related to uninsured motorist claim
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2009

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed an award of summary judgment that had been in favor of an insurer in a bad faith action regarding an uninsured motorist claim, and found against the insurer


Hedge fund closes two of its funds and liquidates holdings
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 3 2009

According to press reports, Atticus Capital announced recently that it would shut down two of its three funds and liquidate their $3 billion in holdings


Connecticut Supreme Court finds automobile insurance policy language ambiguous
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 3 2009

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently reversed a judgment that had been in favor of an automobile insurer in a breach of contract action brought by glass repair companies who had been assigned the rights of the defendant’s insureds


Mark Cuban demands that the SEC pay his legal fees
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2009

On November 17, 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Dallas Mavericks' owner, Mark Cuban, with insider trading


Federal court orders insurer to produce information about its reinsurance agreements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2009

Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis, LLC ("MD&A") performed repairs on a generator at a power plant owned by the Arizona Public Service Company ("APS"


Fifth Circuit affirms denial of request for discovery for use in a private international arbitration proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1782
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2009

In a decision filed August 6, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of a request under 28 U.S.C. 1782 for discovery for use in a private international arbitration proceeding