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Massachusetts Appeals Court holds that bad faith statute applies to captive insurers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2010

The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently ruled that the state's statute governing insurance companies' claims settlement practices applies to captive insurers


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


ACLI calls for prohibition of life settlement securitizations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2010

On February 3, 2010, the American Council of Life Insurers ("ACLI"), a Washington based trade association representing the life insurance industry, issued a policy statement recommending that the securitization of life settlements be prohibited by legislation or regulation


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


New York Insurance Exchange working groups formed
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2010

According to media reports, following meetings with insurance executives from over 50 companies, the New York Insurance Department has selected Special Counsel Maria Filipakis to supervise the reopening of the New York Insurance Exchange (the “Exchange”


NY court: insured may recover consequential damages absent insurer bad faith
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2009

On December 15, 2009, New York's Appellate Division for the First Department held that an insured need not allege or prove that its insurer acted in bad faith in order to recover consequential damages stemming from the insurer's breach of the policy


Massachusetts court reaffirms general liability insurers’ broad duty to defend
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2010

The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently reaffirmed that jurisdiction's broad understanding of a general liability carrier's duty to defend, holding that an insurer had a duty to defend against a claim of trespass first asserted after the expiration of its policy period


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


Wisconsin court: “negligent misrepresentation” claims by molestation victims against archdiocese are not covered under CGL policy
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 28 2010

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals recently ruled that "negligent misrepresentation" claims against the Archdiocese of Milwaukee arising from alleged molestation by priests are not covered under the Archdiocese's CGL policy


Utah appoints Acting Insurance Commissioner
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2010

Neal T. Gooch has been appointed Acting Commissioner of the Utah Insurance Department ("UID"