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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


D&O insurers seek relief from automatic stay in order to assert coverage defense counterclaims against investment firm insureds
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2009

Two D&O insurers have asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota to lift an automatic stay in a bankruptcy proceeding pending against their insureds so that the insurers can pursue their coverage defenses as counterclaims against the insureds in a pending declaratory judgment action


Katrina: $5.5 million in damages awarded by Texas federal court to an insured under a second-layer excess insurance policy regardless of whether the underlying insurers properly paid their limits
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2009

On July 9, 2009, a Texas federal court awarded in excess of $5.5 million in damages to an insured under a second-layer excess insurance policy, for claims arising out of Hurricane Katrina-related damage


Louisiana Appeals Court increases trial court award to $1.3 million in statutory penalties in Katrina bad-faith case
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2009

A state appellate court in Louisiana recently increased a trial court’s award against an insurer in connection with a Hurricane Katrina-related bad faith claim, finding that the trial court had misinterpreted the statutory penalties available to the plaintiff


Connecticut Federal Court: multiple unfair practices in the handling of a single insurance claim do not constitute a “general business practice”
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2009

The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut recently granted in part an insurer’s motion to dismiss on the basis that the insured could not prove a violation of the Connecticut Unfair InsuranceTrade Practices Acts because allegations of multiple unfair practices in dealing with a single insurance claim are not sufficient to constitute a "general business practice


Delaware court: right to advancement of defense costs for defamation suit can be modified based on changes in factual circumstances
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2009

In a short letter-to-counsel opinion, Vice Chancellor John Noble of the Delaware Chancery Court held that a prior order granting advancement to two officers and directors can be modified based on changes in factual circumstances


First Circuit: no coverage under claims made and reported policy if insured fails to report claim within policy period
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2009

The First Circuit recently held that an insured was not entitled to coverage under a Professional Liability claims made and reported policy where the claim is not both made against the insured and reported to the insurer within the policy period


D.C. Circuit remands Rule 151A to the SEC
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2009

This updates our January 28, 2009 posting