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New York State Court denies motion to compel discovery of reinsurance and reserve information
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

In Mt. McKinley Ins. Co. v. Corning Inc., 2010 NY Slip Op 20235 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. June 14, 2010), an insured (“Corning”) moved to compel discovery of reinsurance and reserve information from its insurers, arguing that this information was relevant, material and necessary to its coverage claim


Second Circuit: distinguishing between policy definitions subject to NY Insurance Law 3420(d)(2)’s timely disclaimer requirement as an exclusion and those that are not
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2010

In a decision issued on February 1, 2010, the United Stated Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit confirmed that under New York law some policy provisions, although placed outside of the policy's "Exclusions" section, may nonetheless be considered an exclusion and, therefore, subject to the timely disclaimer and denial requirement of NY Insurance Law 3420(d)(2


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


Connecticut Superior Court grants summary judgment for insurer in lawsuit involving uninsured motor vehicle claim and common law and statutory bad faith claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2009

An insurer represented by Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge attorneys John Hughes and Julia Ulrich was recently granted summary judgment by the Connecticut Superior Court in a lawsuit involving a claim for uninsured motorist coverage, and also alleging common law and statutory bad faith against the insurer


New Jersey releases proposed rule and notice of pre-proposal for disclosure of producer compensation for sales of health insurance policies
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2009

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (the “Department”) released a draft rule, N.J.A.C. 11:17B-4 (PRN 2009-242) (the “Proposed Rule”), setting forth the specific requirements of N.J.S.A. 17:22A-41.1


Chinese drywall - Florida federal district court finds no coverage under CGL policy
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2011

In Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co. v. Albanese Popkin the Oaks Development Group L.P., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125918 (Nov. 30, 2010), Judge Kenneth A. Marra of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered that the developer’s insurer has no duty to provide coverage or a defense for claims related to Chinese drywall, which were made against the developer


Court upholds insurer’s decision to deny benefits to smoker’s widow
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2010

In Jackson v. Farmers New World Life Ins. Co., the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma ruled that the insurer did not act in bad faith or breach its contractual duty when it rescinded a $150,000 non-smokers life insurance policy after discovering that the insured was, in fact, a smoker


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


Second Circuit finds that service of suit provision in treaties unambiguously waived reinsurer's right of removal
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed a district court decision that remanded to state court a lawsuit asserted by the Liquidator of Midland Insurance Company against its reinsurer, Dunav Re, finding that the Service of Suit clause in the reinsurance treaties at issue unambiguously waived Dunav Re's right to remove the dispute to federal court


Offshore wind energy brings new opportunities and risks to insurance industry
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2010

The recent federal approval of the first wind farm (“Cape Wind”) to be built in United States’ waters marks a new era for renewable energy projects, said Peter Mavraganis, recently appointed leader of Marsh's U.S. Renewable Energy Practice