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Massachusetts court reaffirms general liability insurers’ broad duty to defend
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2010

The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently reaffirmed that jurisdiction's broad understanding of a general liability carrier's duty to defend, holding that an insurer had a duty to defend against a claim of trespass first asserted after the expiration of its policy period


Jury awards $141 million against Pfizer in connection with off-label use of Neurontin
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2010

A federal jury in Boston recently returned a verdict against Pfizer Inc. in connection with claims that Pfizer unlawfully promoted off-label uses of its anti-epilepsy drug Neurontin


High Court awards exemplary damages against 'crash for cash' insurance fraudsters
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2010

The High Court has awarded almost £400,000 to a group of motor insurers who won a civil case against 57 members of a "crash for cash" insurance fraud ring


High Court rules no liability for lack of timely notice
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 7 2010

The English High Court, in Loyaltrend Limited and Sye Razvi v Brit UW Limited & Others 2010 EWHC 425 (Comm), ruled in favour of the Second Defendant (Brit) because the Claimants failed to notify the insurer in a timely manner as specified in the policy


Subrogation and conditional fee agreements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 3 2010

In Sousa v London Borough of Waltham Forest (CC (Leeds) (John Behrens) 1212010) the court found that an insurer, having brought a subrogated claim, was entitled to recover from the defendant a success fee paid under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) as part of the insurer's costs of the subrogated claim, in which the insurer had been successful


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


Lehman defendants' motion to dismiss granted in part and denied in part in In re: Lehman Brothers Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2010

On February 17, 2010 Judge Kaplan issued a written opinion granting in part and denying in part the individual Lehman defendants' motion to dismiss in In re: Lehman Brothers Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation


Lloyd’s syndicates file declaratory judgment action against BP
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2010

On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico touched off a subsurface leak in a BP oil well at the ocean's floor


Federal court finds that limit of liability cap in facultative certificate includes a cedent’s defense expenses
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2010

Pacific Employers Insurance Company ("PEIC") entered into a facultative reinsurance certificate with Global Reinsurance Corporation of America, fka Constitution Reinsurance Corporation ("Global"), which reinsured an umbrella commercial liability insurance policy issued by PEIC to Buffalo Forge Company


California court refuses to extend coverage for fire intentionally set by child under homeowner’s policy
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2010

Recently, a California Appeals Court denied coverage under a homeowner's policy for damages caused by a fire intentionally set by the insureds' son