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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.”


Minnesota Department of Commerce revokes producer license in an insurable-interest case
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2009

In April 2009, the Minnesota Department of Commerce (the "Department") summarily suspended the insurance licenses of Michael Antonello and the insurance agency for which he served as chairman, Wealth Management Advisors, LLC ("Wealth Management"), for alleged dishonest practices in connection with the sale of life insurance policies and related Stranger Originated Life Insurance ("STOLI") transactions


New York Court of Appeals approves of stranger-owned life insurance contracts, for now
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2010

A five-judge majority of the New York Court of Appeals has declared that a person may procure an insurance policy on his or her own life and immediately transfer that policy to one without an insurable interest, regardless of the purchaser's intent


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


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


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


Lloyds TSB Bank settles with OFAC
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2009

On December 22, 2009, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced the settlement of apparent violations by Lloyds TSB Bank of OFAC regulations relating to Iran, Sudan and Libya


Trust beneficiary has standing to sue life insurance carrier to collect policy benefits
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2009

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin recently held that a beneficiary of a trust has standing to sue the life insurance carrier to collect policy benefits on an accidental death policy


California appellate court applies government contractor immunity defense to boilers on naval vessels in asbestos-related decision
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2009

Earlier this month, a California appellate court held that the government contractor immunity defense applies to a boiler manufactured to United States Navy specifications, shielding the manufacturer from a design defect claim


The Eleventh Circuit finds subject matter jurisdiction over “F-Cubed” plaintiffs
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2009

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has found that the district court has subject matter jurisdiction over securities claims brought by “F-Cubed” plaintiffs i.e., a foreign investors who purchased shares in a foreign company on a foreign stock exchange