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Interpretation of actual and constructive total loss under the Marine Insurance Act 1906
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 25 2010

Masefield AG v Amlin Corporate Member Ltd 2010 EWHC 280 (Comm) concerned the interpretation of actual and constructive total loss under the Marine Insurance Act 1906


English High Court considers the application of Rome II
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 12 2010

In Robert Bacon v Nacional Suiza Cia Seguros Y Reseguros SA 2010 EWHC 2017 (QB), Mr Justice Tomlinson, in a preliminary issue hearing, was asked to determine (i) the grounds why Spanish law was applicable to the Defendant's liability; and (ii) the issue of liability itself


District court finds that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state statute barring out-of-state arbitrations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2010

In Binder v. Medicine Shoppe International, Inc., No. 09-14046 (E.D.Mich. 2010), a breach of contract dispute between the plaintiff (a franchisor) and the defendant (a franchisee) arose out of a Uniform Franchise Offering Circular and subsequent License Agreement (“Agreement”


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


High Court refuses stay in favour of arguable arbitration clause
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 8 2010

In the case of Noble Denton Middle East and Another v Noble Denton International Limited 2010 EWHC 2574, Mr Justice Burton was asked to decide two points


High Court provides clarity on time limits in arbitration clauses
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 27 2010

In William McIlroy Swindon Ltd & Rannoch Investments Ltd v Quinn Insurance Ltd 2010 EWHC 2448 (TCC), the High Court was asked to consider, as a preliminary issue, when a dispute could be said to have arisen for the purposes of an arbitration clause that provided that any dispute as to the insurer's liability was to be referred to arbitration within nine months, failing which the claim would be deemed to have been abandoned


FSA prosecutes for change of control offence
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 19 2010

Semperian PPP Investment Partners (Semperian) has pleaded guilty to an offence under section 191(3) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000


Insurer entitled to avoid policy from inception under fraudulent claims clause
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2010

In the recent case of Joseph Fielding Properties (Blackpool) Ltd v Aviva Insurance Ltd (2010) EWHC 2192 (QB) the High Court was asked to consider whether an insurer was entitled to avoid a policy from inception relying on previous fraudulent and exaggerated claims, and misrepresentations and non-disclosures made by the claimant ('JFP'


English High Court decides that a non-creditor can be established as a "victim" of a transaction at an undervalue
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 7 2010

In Clydesdale Financial Services Ltd and others v Robert Smailes and others 2009 EWHC 3190 (Ch), the principal issues before the Court were whether the third claimant, Focus Insurance Company Ltd (Focus), had a real prospect of success in its claims to be, first, a creditor (under the Insolvency Act 1986) of the fifth defendant, Alexander Samuel LLP (LLP) in respect of unpaid premiums and, second, a "victim" under ss.423-425 of the Insolvency Act 1986 of the sale of LLP's business to Jiva Solicitors LLP (Jiva) effected around the same time as it went into administration


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