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New York trial court holds excess policies do not attach when policyholder compromised underlying limits
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2011

A New York trial court, applying Illinois law, has dismissed a coverage suit as to five excess insurers, holding that their excess policies could not attach when the policyholder had compromised the limits of an underlying excess policy


OMB issues guidelines for increasing procurement competition
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2009

Continuing the Obama Administration's emphasis on acquisition reform, on October 27, 2009, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued guidelines to assist agencies with maximizing competition in acquisitions, mitigating risk in non-competitive acquisitions and transitioning contracts to more competitive contract types


FCC proposes to adopt six network neutrality rules, subject to reasonable network management practices
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2009

Today, October 22, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to adopt a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that seeks comment on whether the FCC should adopt six proposed network neutrality rules


FCC seeks comment on empowering parents and protecting children in an evolving media landscape
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2009

On October 23, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking comment on a number of issues related to children's usage of electronic media and the current regulatory landscape that governs the availability of electronic media to children


FEC permits realtors’ PAC to raise additional funds
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2007

On December 14, 2006, and by a vote of 4-2, the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) permitted RPAC, the federal PAC of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), to institute a plan to raise additional funds for its federal political activity


Connecticut contractor contribution and solicitation ban in full swing
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2007

As reported in our November 2006 issue of Election Law News, Connecticut now bans contributions from, and solicitation of contributions by, “communicator lobbyists” as well as many executives and employees working for state contractors (plus their spouses or domestic partners and unemancipated children


The US Supreme Court grants certiorari in case concerning the standard for pleading scienter in securities fraud suits
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2007

On January 5, 2007, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in a case concerning the standard for pleading scienter under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA


States and localities enact new lobbying, gift and campaign finance laws
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2007

Several states and two of the natiIon’s largest municipaliItiIes ended 2006 or began 2007 wiIth new giIft, lobbyiIng or campaiIgn fiInance laws


Bankruptcy court orders advancement of defense costs without adjudicating insurer’s coverage defenses
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2007

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York granted preliminary injunctions ordering a directors and officers liability insurer to advance defense costs, despite the fact that the insurer had denied coverage, and without adjudicating the coverage defense


Court enforces anti-assignment clause in D&O policy
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2007

The United States District Court for the District of Oregon, applying Oregon law, has held that an anti-assignment clause in a D&O policy precluded the assignment of rights under the policy after the insured entered into a settlement agreement without the insurer's consent