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New York state court decision raises issues concerning the drafting of arbitration clauses
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2010

By Design, LLC terminated the employment of Oded Nachmani, who claimed he was wrongfully dismissed in violation of his employment contract and certain discrimination laws


Federal court finds that fraud claim is not arbitrable
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2010

In a decision by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, AXA Versicherung AG v. New Hampshire Ins. Co., 05 Civ. 10180 (JSR) (S.D.N.Y. 2010), the court held that certain fraud claims were not a matter of contract interpretation and, therefore, not arbitrable under a provision in a facultative reinsurance agreement that provided for arbitration of disputes “arising out of the interpretation of this agreement.”


Federal court finds that the proper venue for a motion to confirm an arbitration award is the district in which the hearing was held, not where the award was signed
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2010

NGC Network Asia, LLC (“NGC”) and Pacific Group International, Inc. (“PAC”) were parties to an arbitration held in New York


District court finds that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state statute barring out-of-state arbitrations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2010

In Binder v. Medicine Shoppe International, Inc., No. 09-14046 (E.D.Mich. 2010), a breach of contract dispute between the plaintiff (a franchisor) and the defendant (a franchisee) arose out of a Uniform Franchise Offering Circular and subsequent License Agreement (“Agreement”


Contingent commissions allowed for “Big Three” insurance brokers in New York, Illinois and Connecticut
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2010

Insurance regulators in New York, Illinois and Connecticut have reached an agreement to allow Aon Corp., Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. and Willis Group Holdings plc (the “Big Three”) to receive contingent commission compensation from insurance carriers


NYID implements “prior approval” of health insurance rates
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2010

Effective October 1, 2010, the New York Insurance Department (the "Department") has authority to review health insurance rate requests before they go into effect


New Jersey trial court cannot apportion defense costs based on claimed damages, but must apportion based on the reasonable value of the legal services rendered in defending the respective claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2010

The New Jersey Appellate Division in William H. Hall Co. v. Harleysville Ins. Co. of NJ (October 13, 2009) reversed and remanded a trial court’s decision in a declaratory judgment action following summary judgment motions made by the parties


United States Solicitor General: the convention is not preempted by the McCarran-Ferguson Act
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2010

As our readers know, we have been following the developments in Louisiana Safety Association of Timbermen Self Insured Fund v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al., No. 09 945, a case under consideration for certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court that concerns whether Article II of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, as implemented by Chapter 2 of the Federal Arbitration Act (the “FAA”), is an “Act of Congress” subject to the anti preemption provision of the McCarran Ferguson Act, 15 U.S.C. 1011, et seq


Court denies Wells Fargo’s motion to dismiss on statute of limitations grounds
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2010

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted in part and denied in part motions to dismiss a class action brought by a class of purchasers of mortgage pass-through certificates


Lloyd’s syndicates file declaratory judgment action against BP
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2010

On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico touched off a subsurface leak in a BP oil well at the ocean's floor