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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.”


Presentation by Eithne McCarthy - the new Insurance Block Exemption Regulation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2010

Eithne McCarthy, from the Financial Services Unit of the European Commission's Competition Directorate General (DG Comp), made a presentation on the new Insurance Block Exemption Regulation (BER) to the Law Society's Competition Section on 13 April 2010


NAIC posts draft STOA bulletin for comment
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2010

The NAIC Life and Annuities Committee has posted a draft model bulletin (the "Draft Bulletin") recommending that insurers implement certain safeguards in order to limit their potential exposure to stranger-originated annuity transactions ("STOA"


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


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


U.S. lawsuits based upon foreign toxic tort liability: a growing threat?
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2010

In July 2009 in New Castle County in the State of Delaware, three separate plaintiffs filed civil suits against E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, Inc. (“DuPont”) alleging that their work at a DuPont textile plant in Mercedes, Argentina from 1961 to 2002 caused them to be exposed to and inhale asbestos fibers


Storm rages; MRI machine dies; court finds no coverage
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2010

A recent coverage dispute presented a fascinating combination of two classic and thorny legal issues - what is the "proximate cause" of a loss, and what constitutes an "accident" for the purposes of insurance coverage


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


BP update: breakdown of Gulf Coast Claims Facility claim payments
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2010

The Gulf Coast Claims Facility ("GCCF") has issued a report containing updated data on claims payments made as of November 17, 2010


The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation enters cooperation agreement with the United Kingdom’s financial regulator
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2009

On Tuesday, July 21, 2009, the head of the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation ("FLOIR"), Commissioner Kevin McCarty, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding ("MoU") with the United Kingdom Financial Services Authority ("FSA"), the United Kingdom’s regulator responsible for regulatory oversight of the insurance, banking and securities markets