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New government healthcare website unveiled
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2010

On July 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled a new website, HealthCare.gov , to provide consumers with information on their rights and benefits under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act


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


New York Insurance Department holds hearing on reform of rate, form, regulatory filings and licensing applications
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2010

On June 28, 2010, the New York Insurance Department (the "Department") held a hearing to obtain comments from the public regarding how to enhance Department procedures


Investment managers are restricted from making political contributions to win business -- unregistered advisers are covered by the SEC's new pay-to-play rule -- third party solicitors are spared . . . if they are registered advisers or broker-dealers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2010

Fund managers and other investment advisers will face tight new restrictions on their ability to make - or facilitate - contributions to politicians, candidates and other officials who are responsible for public assets, including pension plans and Section 529 tuition plans


Connecticut District Court: insurer's default judgment does not necessarily preclude litigation in subrogation action
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2010

A Connecticut District Court recently held that plaintiffs, who brought a subrogation action to recover a judgment entered in their favor in an underlying legal malpractice action against their attorneys, were entitled to litigate coverage issues even though the attorneys' insurer obtained a default judgment against the attorneys in a separate coverage action


Update: Bloomberg reports sharp decline in offshore oil rig drilling insurance as underwriters tack away from BP disaster-type risk
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2010

Citing a number of industry executives, Bloomberg recently reported that the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion causing the largest oil spill in U.S. history has prompted a reduction in the placement of insurance coverage for deepwater oil exploration


West Virginia Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination by insurer in the settlement of property claim
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2010

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia concluded that the West Virginia Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination by an insurer in the settlement of a property claim


Senate tees up financial regulatory reform following healthcare victory
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2010

Top lawmakers met with President Obama Wednesday in order to regain momentum on financial regulatory reform legislation in Congress


Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate March 29, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2010

Healthcare reform's long and often bumpy journey through Congress came to a close last week, as President Obama signed into law the 2,000 page legislation that will overhaul the nation's healthcare system


District of New Jersey dismisses securities fraud claims against company that suffered data breach
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2010

Late last year, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed a securities fraud litigation that had been brought against a payment card processor in connection with the theft, by cybercriminals, of credit and debit card information from the company's computer system