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Chinese drywall - second bellwether trial complete
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2010

As reported here, the first federal trial in the nationwide Chinese drywall controversy began on February 19th, 2010 in New Orleans, La


Federal court upholds an arbitration panel’s award requiring a cedent to pay its reinsurer’s attorneys’ fees
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2010

National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA entered into a reinsurance treaty with Odyssey America Reinsurance Corporation, which contained an arbitration clause


Chinese drywall first bellwether trial ongoing
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2010

The first federal trial in the nationwide Chinese drywall controversy began on February 19th, 2010 in New Orleans and is ongoing


Florida Supreme Court considering question of rental car company vicarious liability
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2010

On March 1, 2010, the Florida Supreme Court heard oral argument in Rafael Vargas v. Enterprise Leasing Company, et al., SC08-2269


Katrina: claims to continue against defendants who allegedly caused the emission of greenhouse gases that added to the ferocity of Hurricane Katrina
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2010

On October 16, 2009, in a lawsuit brought by owners of property along the Mississippi Gulf coast that sustained damage from Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the plaintiffs have standing to assert public and private nuisance, trespass and negligence claims against the defendants who caused the emission of greenhouse gases which are alleged to have ultimately added to the ferocity of Hurricane Katrina


Ninth Circuit holds that infringement of patented website feature constitutes "advertising injury"
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The Ninth Circuit recently ruled that a general liability insurer must defend its insured against a patent infringement lawsuit relating to a feature on the insured's website


Sixth Circuit upholds an insured’s decision to amend its current policy so as to render a prior policy the sole primary insurance
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2010

On March 11, 2010, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a district court decision permitting an insured to shift the burden of primary coverage for various securities-related claims to its previous insurer by purchasing an extended reporting period (ERP) and adding an endorsement to its current primary policy making it specifically excess of the prior policy


Federal court rules no coverage for Chinese drywall damages under homeowner’s policy
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2010

On June 3, 2010 Judge Robert G. Doumar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found that a homeowner’s policy did not cover damages associated with Chinese manufactured drywall


Court holds coverage for Madoff suits excluded under policy’s insolvency exclusion
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2010

The US District Court for the District of Connecticut recently dismissed a customer suit against an insurer, based upon its determination that all of the underlying claims were excluded by the policy's Insolvency Exclusion


Iowa Supreme Court upholds denial of coverage to life insurer for failure to disclose applicants’ HIV positive status
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2010

In Farm Bureau Life Insurance Co. v. Chubb Custom Insurance Co. et al., the Iowa Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s ruling that Farm Bureau was not entitled to liability coverage in its disputes with two applicants that were HIV positive