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Federal judge issues default against Chinese drywall manufacturer
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2009

A federal judge in New Orleans has defaulted a defendant, Taishan Gypsum Company, in a products liability class action lawsuit


Court finds that New York law governs reinsurance agreement, denies insured’s statutory claim for punitive damages and penalties against reinsurer
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2009

Plaintiff Callon Petroleum Company ("Callon") commenced an action against National Indemnity Company ("NICO") to recover for a judgment Callon obtained against NICO’s cedent, Frontier Insurance Company ("Frontier"


New York district court recognizes continued viability of manifest disregard of the law in the Second Circuit
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2009

Idea Nuova, Inc. moved in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to vacate or modify an arbitration award issued in favor of GM Licensing Group, Inc


California appellate court applies government contractor immunity defense to boilers on naval vessels in asbestos-related decision
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2009

Earlier this month, a California appellate court held that the government contractor immunity defense applies to a boiler manufactured to United States Navy specifications, shielding the manufacturer from a design defect claim


Federal court orders insurer to produce information about its reinsurance agreements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2009

Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis, LLC ("MD&A") performed repairs on a generator at a power plant owned by the Arizona Public Service Company ("APS"


Fifth Circuit affirms denial of request for discovery for use in a private international arbitration proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1782
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2009

In a decision filed August 6, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of a request under 28 U.S.C. 1782 for discovery for use in a private international arbitration proceeding


First Circuit upholds decision to deny insurer recoupment of deductibles following class action settlement
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2009

The First Circuit recently affirmed the decision of the United States District Court for the District of Maine to deny American National Fire Insurance Company’s ("ANFIC") plea for recoupment of a settlement payment made by ANFIC to York County Jail


First Circuit narrows scope of attorney work product privilege
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2009

In a case concerning an IRS audit -- but having potentially far-reaching implications for all manner of litigation and discovery -- United States v. Textron, Inc., No. 07-2631 (1st Cir. Aug. 13, 2009), the First Circuit en banc recently held that the “attorney work product” doctrine protects only documents prepared for use in litigation


Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reverses summary judgment and holds against insurer in bad faith action related to uninsured motorist claim
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2009

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed an award of summary judgment that had been in favor of an insurer in a bad faith action regarding an uninsured motorist claim, and found against the insurer


Reinsurer’s motion to seal documents related to arbitration granted by Pennsylvania court
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2009

Republic Western Insurance Company ("Republic") reinsured certain workers’ compensation policies issued by Reliance Insurance Company