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Katrina: claims to continue against defendants who allegedly caused the emission of greenhouse gases that added to the ferocity of Hurricane Katrina
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2010

On October 16, 2009, in a lawsuit brought by owners of property along the Mississippi Gulf coast that sustained damage from Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the plaintiffs have standing to assert public and private nuisance, trespass and negligence claims against the defendants who caused the emission of greenhouse gases which are alleged to have ultimately added to the ferocity of Hurricane Katrina


International Public Company D&O: Status & Trends - Canada
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Canada
  • April 14 2010

Class action securities claims are a perennially interesting topic for attorneys and companies around the world and across industries


Ninth Circuit holds that infringement of patented website feature constitutes "advertising injury"
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The Ninth Circuit recently ruled that a general liability insurer must defend its insured against a patent infringement lawsuit relating to a feature on the insured's website


Sixth Circuit upholds an insured’s decision to amend its current policy so as to render a prior policy the sole primary insurance
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2010

On March 11, 2010, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a district court decision permitting an insured to shift the burden of primary coverage for various securities-related claims to its previous insurer by purchasing an extended reporting period (ERP) and adding an endorsement to its current primary policy making it specifically excess of the prior policy


Second Circuit: distinguishing between policy definitions subject to NY Insurance Law 3420(d)(2)’s timely disclaimer requirement as an exclusion and those that are not
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2010

In a decision issued on February 1, 2010, the United Stated Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit confirmed that under New York law some policy provisions, although placed outside of the policy's "Exclusions" section, may nonetheless be considered an exclusion and, therefore, subject to the timely disclaimer and denial requirement of NY Insurance Law 3420(d)(2


Presentation on dispute resolution clauses
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2010

Vince Vitkowsky of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP presented on Thursday concerning Dispute Resolution Clauses in reinsurance contracts, which specifically focused on arbitration clauses


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


New York State Court denies motion to compel discovery of reinsurance and reserve information
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

In Mt. McKinley Ins. Co. v. Corning Inc., 2010 NY Slip Op 20235 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. June 14, 2010), an insured (“Corning”) moved to compel discovery of reinsurance and reserve information from its insurers, arguing that this information was relevant, material and necessary to its coverage claim


Indiana District Court holds no underinsured motorist coverage for at fault driver
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2010

An Indiana District Court recently granted summary judgment in favor of an insurer that was charged with breach of the insurance contract and bad faith for denying underinsured motorist benefits to its insured who was found at fault for causing a collision