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Sixth Circuit finds no bankruptcy exception to prohibition against direct actions in Tennessee
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2014

The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that no exception exists to Tennessee's general prohibition on direct actions against an insurer


Excess insurer entitled to recover partial refund paid by trustee to primary insurer following policy limits settlement with primary insurer
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2010

Applying Texas law, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas has held that a primary insurer that "exhausted" its policy limits by agreeing to pay the insured's bankruptcy estate its remaining policy limits, while stipulating that a significant portion of this payment would be returned to the insurer by the estate's bankruptcy trustee, was required to reimburse the excess insurer the value of the returned payments made by the trustee


Controlling shareholder’s bankruptcy does not render entity insolvent; fraud claim uninsurable as a matter of law
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2013

Applying Minnesota law, a federal district court has held that, where an entity's principal shareholder was insolvent, but the entity was not, the


Unfair trade practices exclusion inapplicable to claims arising under fair debt collection statutes, statutory damages covered
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2013

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has held that an E&O policy issued to a now-bankrupt credit counseling


Suit for misuse of investment funds does not allege act in performance of “mortgage broker services” within definition of “insured services”
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2013

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas has held that underlying claims that the insureds misused investment


Judgment creditor collaterally estopped by default judgment against insured
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2013

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, applying Georgia law, has held that a default judgment against an insured in a


Trustees have no standing to object to disbursement of policy proceeds in interpleader action
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2012

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, applying federal law, has held that a Liquidation Trustee and a Litigation Trustee (the Trustees) did not have standing to object to the disbursal of policy proceeds in an insurer’s interpleader action because they had no existing claims or realistic potential claims for coverage under the policy


Claims for restitutionary relief held uninsurable
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2012

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has held that, under California law, claims for restitutionary relief are uninsurable as a matter of law


11th Circuit rules that Celotex provided late notice for asbestos property damage claims
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2008

The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, applying Illinois law in an unpublished decision, has held that Celotex's failure to provide its excess insurers notice of lawsuits claiming more than $2 billion in property damage until after Celotex entered bankruptcy precluded coverage for asbestos-related property damage under numerous policies


Insurers denied standing in plan confirmation; court allows channeling injunction for silica claims and assignment of policies to trust
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2008

The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has affirmed two final orders of the bankruptcy court finding that (1) the debtor's insurers lacked standing to object to confirmation of the bankruptcy plan; (2) a channeling injunction for silica claims was appropriately included in the debtor's plan; (3) an assignment of the debtor's rights under its insurance policies to the personal injury trust was authorized by bankruptcy law; and (4) the debtor's reorganization plan was confirmable under the Bankruptcy Code