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Ninth Circuit confirms arbitration award, holds that panel’s ex parte meeting with certain expert witnesses did not justify vacatur
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2010

Petitioner United States Life Insurance Company (“U.S. Life”) reinsured workers’ compensation policies issued by five insurers domiciled in California


President Obama announces new proposal on bank limits
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2010

On Thursday morning, President Obama unveiled a proposal that takes aim at the size of the nation’s major financial institutions and seeks to limit the proprietary trading and other risks taken by such institutions


United States Federal Trade Commission lowers pre-merger filing thresholds
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2010

Each year the FTC is required by statute to adjust the thresholds for Hart-Scott-Rodino pre-merger filings


District court denies motion to stay, holds that potential for unnecessary arbitration-related expenses does not constitute irreparable harm or clear hardship
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2010

Plaintiff B.D. Cooke & Partners Limited, as Assignee of Citizens Casualty Company of New York (in Liquidation) (“Cooke”), filed a lawsuit against defendant Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London (“Underwriters”


New Jersey enacts amendment - producers must notify insurance commissioner of FINRA and other disciplinary actions
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2010

An amendment was signed into law on January 17, 2010 which requires insurance producers to notify the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance of disciplinary actions taken against them by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) or other similar non-governmental regulatory authorities that have statutory authority to create and enforce industry standards of conduct


Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate January 25, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2010

Last Tuesday’s stunning Republican victory in Massachusetts left the future of healthcare reform legislation uncertain, at best


Connecticut Appellate Court affirms summary judgment holding that insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify its insured in negligence claim brought by stabbing victim
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2010

The Connecticut Appellate Court recently affirmed a trial court’s summary judgment holding that an insurance company had no duty to defend or indemnify its insured in a negligence action brought by a women who was stabbed twenty-four times by the insured


Connecticut proposes new regulation to protect seniors
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2010

The Connecticut Insurance Department issued a proposed regulation (the "Proposed Regulation") relating to use of senior-specific certifications and professional designations in the sale of life insurance and annuities


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


Ninth Circuit affirms ruling that reinsurer has no duty to contribute to settlement payment where reinsured excess policy was not triggered
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2010

Texas Farmers Insurance Company ("Texas Farmers") issued claims-made insurance policies (transformed into occurrence-based policies through endorsement) to Kaiser Permanente, a medical facility, for the policy periods of 4999-4900, 4900-4901, and 4901-4902