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Umpire selection impasse? Second Circuit directs district court to appoint umpire
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • August 27 2015

You are involved in a reinsurance dispute in arbitration. Both sides have named their party-appointed arbitrators and have exchanged umpire


Too little, too late: post-arbitration award frustrations
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • August 17 2015

Armchair quarterbacking or second-guessing an outcome after an event has occurred is a skill displayed by many. The same is true following a


Voßhoff warns against fitness apps by health insurers
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • August 17 2015

Andrea Voßhoff, the German Federal Privacy Commissioner, has reissued her warning against the use of health insurance models which allow


Texas Supreme Court rules on an insurer’s duty to defend EPA proceedings
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • August 7 2015

In McGinnes Indus. Main't Corp. v. The Phoenix Ins. Co. (Case No. 14-0465), the Texas Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote joined the majority of other courts


The filed rate doctrine and lender-placed insurance
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 27 2015

We all know that insurance is a regulated industry. The regulator is typically afforded great deference by the courts in addressing issues central to


OCIP and CCIP policies and the duty to reimburse for defense costs
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 24 2015

I have run across a number of interesting situations involving owner controlled or contractor controlled insurance programs (“OCIP” or “CCIP”) that


An insurance showdown in Texas
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 22 2015

The Texas Supreme Court is grappling with conflicting principles from its prior decisions in a case that may affect how insurers approach the duty to


Is an excess insurer bound by decision of workers’ compensation appeals board?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 13 2015

Certain types of personal injuries are often adjudicated, at least in part, in front of quasi-governmental boards. For example, where an employer


Waiving the defense of late notice
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 13 2015

The defense of late notice is a crucial tool used by insurance companies when defending against a policyholder in a coverage dispute. The law of late


When US taxation and reinsurance collide
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • June 22 2015

The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently affirmed a district court decision holding that the excise tax imposed under 26 USC