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Judge orders insurer to cover R. Allen Stanford's defense costs
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2010

According to the Houston Chronicle, U.S. District Judge David Hittner, who is presiding over R. Allen Stanford's criminal proceeding, has ordered Lloyd's of London to pay for the criminal defense attorneys defending Mr. Stanford and two other officers of his company who were recently indicted for allegedly running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme


FEMA confirms NFIP coverage applies to certain BP oil spill damage
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2010

According to media reports, the Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA") has confirmed that damage caused by oil mixed with flood waters is covered under National Flood Insurance Program ("NFIP") policies


Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court defines contours of statute regulating indemnification (but not insurance provisions) in lease agreements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2010

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently held that G.L. c. 186 15, which makes void any indemnification agreement or provision whereby a tenant is obligated to indemnify a landlord, in whole or in part, for the landlord’s own negligence, does not apply to insurance provisions in the lease agreement


Rhode Island imposes readability standards for health insurance policies
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

Effective August 31, 2010, the Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner ("OHIC") will impose a readability requirement for all health insurance policies to be readable at the eighth grade level measured by the Flesch-Kincade formula


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


Circular letter regarding contract certainty issued for comment by the New York Insurance Department
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2010

The New York Insurance Department (the “Department”) recently issued a draft Supplement No. 1 to Circular Letter No. 20 (2008) (“CL No. 20”) regarding insurance contract certainty for propertycasualty insurance policies and reinsurance contracts


Ohio District Court holds supplier of defective materials is not a subcontractor for purposes of exception to “your work” exclusion
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2010

In Mosser Constr. Inc. v. Travelers Indem. Co., Civil Action No. 3:08CV2363 (N.D. Ohio Oct. 26, 2009) (Zouhary, J.), an Ohio District Court was confronted with the question of whether a company that supplied crushed stone backfill to a general contractor is a “subcontractor” within the meaning of the insurance policy, or merely a “material supplier.”


Plus D&O symposium: morning session I
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2010

During a discussion on the state of securities litigation, a panel comprised of prominent securities litigators discussed trends in securities class actions and legislation that is on the horizon


PLUS D&O symposium: morning session II
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2010

During the second morning session at the PLUS D&O Symposium, the panelists discussed the role of mediation in D&O claims resolution and the kinds of recurring issues that arise in the mediation context, as well as the best ways that these problems can be avoided or overcome


Obama proposes budget that would end foreign reinsurer tax advantages
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2010

President Barack Obama’s recently released proposed Budget of the U.S. Government for the Fiscal Year 2011 (the “Proposed 2011 Budget”) would disallow the deduction for excess non-taxed reinsurance premiums paid to foreign affiliates by a U.S. insurance company