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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


Court of Appeal rules on causation issues following negligent professional advice
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 24 2010

In Levicom International Holdings BV and anr v Linklaters (a firm) 2010 EWCA Civ 494, Levicom appealed against the first instance decision of Mr Justice Andrew Smith that, although Linklaters had negligently advised Levicom, Levicom had suffered no damage as a consequence because it would have proceeded in the manner that it had even if it had received non-negligent or proper advice


English Commercial Court considers the effect of sanctions on a P&I club
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 10 2010

In Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines v Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda) Limited 2010 EWHC 2661 (Comm) the Commercial Court had to assess the impact of the Financial Restrictions (Iran) Order 2009 (the Order), and a licence made under it (the Licence), on the provision of marine professional and indemnity (P&I) insurance


High Court considers whether advance payment guarantees issued by insurance company were performance bonds or contracts of suretyship
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 19 2011

In Meritz Fire & Insurance Co Ltd v (1) Jan De Nul NV (2) Codralux SA 2010 EWHC 3362 (Comm), the High Court ruled that advance payment guarantees (APGs) issued by the claimant insurance company to the defendants, guaranteeing the repayment of payments made by the defendants under three shipbuilding contracts (the Contracts), were performance bonds or demand guarantees on which the claimant was liable without regard to the Contracts


Insurers’ law firm engaged in multi-pronged legal battle against accused Ponzi artist
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2010

The law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP is seeking to quash a subpoena from accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, where Mr. Stanford’s criminal case is pending


Connecticut Appellate Court holds substantial factor test remains unchanged in workers’ compensation cases
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2010

The Connecticut Appellate Court recently held that the "substantial factor test" for causation remains unchanged and that traditional causation rules apply to workers’ compensation cases


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


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


Massachusetts court says subrogation waiver can survive project completion
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2010

In a case of first impression, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that an insured's waiver of its carrier's subrogation rights can survive the completion of a construction project


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'