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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”


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


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


Eighth Circuit rules on diversity jurisdiction for federal actions to compel arbitration
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2010

A decision of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Northport Health Services of Arkansas, LLC v. Rutherford, No. 09-2433 (8th Cir. 2010), recently held that diversity of citizenship jurisdiction in the context of a motion to compel arbitration under 4 of the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) can be determined by looking at the citizenship of the parties named in the proceedings before the district court, plus any indispensible parties who must be joined


Texas bans use of discretionary clauses in insurance contracts
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2010

The Texas Department of Insurance (“TDI”) has officially banned the use of discretionary clauses in insurance contracts with an order issued on December 3, 2010


Ambac Financial Group Inc. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2010

Ambac Financial Group Inc., parent of the troubled Wisconsin-domiciled bond insurer Ambac Assurance Corp., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief on November 8, 2010


Connecticut Appellate Court holds substantial factor test remains unchanged in workers’ compensation cases
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2010

The Connecticut Appellate Court recently held that the "substantial factor test" for causation remains unchanged and that traditional causation rules apply to workers’ compensation cases


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


Cigarette Rule update - still smokin’ in Connecticut
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2010

In a February 8, 2010 blog post, which can be found here, we reported on a then-recent jury verdict in which a Connecticut jury awarded nearly $15 million to a class of automotive body shop plaintiffs based on the jury's finding that the insurance company defendant violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act


California insurers divest $400 million in Iran-related assets
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2010

California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner announced on July 1, 2010 that insurers in his state had sold about 20 of the assets the industry holds in the 50 companies that the California Department of Insurance ("CDI") has identified as doing business with Iran's nuclear, energy and defense sectors