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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


Rhode Island imposes readability standards for health insurance policies
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

Effective August 31, 2010, the Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner ("OHIC") will impose a readability requirement for all health insurance policies to be readable at the eighth grade level measured by the Flesch-Kincade formula


Circular letter regarding contract certainty issued for comment by the New York Insurance Department
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2010

The New York Insurance Department (the “Department”) recently issued a draft Supplement No. 1 to Circular Letter No. 20 (2008) (“CL No. 20”) regarding insurance contract certainty for propertycasualty insurance policies and reinsurance contracts


California appeals court affirms ruling that Section 28 tax does not apply to surplus lines insurers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2010

On September 30, 2010, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District affirmed a superior court ruling that California Constitution Section 28 taxes do not apply to surplus lines insurers


D&O insurers face potential exposure on Deepwater Horizon claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2010

Media reports suggest that BP's D&O insurers could face significant exposure to claims stemming from the Deepwater Horizon disaster


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”


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


“Bare averment” insufficient to maintain bad faith claim in New Jersey for underinsured-motorist benefits
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2010

A New Jersey federal judge dismissed a bad-faith claim for underinsured-motorist benefits, finding that Plaintiff's complaint lacked necessary factual support and did not rise above the level of "bare averment."


New Jersey federal court finds that arbitration award was not in manifest disregard of the law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2010

Plaintiff moved to vacate an arbitration award issued in favor of defendant Stroehmann Bakers on the grounds that, among other things, the arbitrator's decision was in "manifest disregard of the law."


Massachusetts court says subrogation waiver can survive project completion
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2010

In a case of first impression, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that an insured's waiver of its carrier's subrogation rights can survive the completion of a construction project