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Class Certified in Unique Fixed Indexed Annuity Case

USA - April 25 2016 The creative theories of liability and damages on display in the recent certification of multiple classes suggest that the long run of annuity class…

Ninth Circuit: Common Issues Do Not Predominate in Mortgage Borrowers’ Action

USA - March 11 2016 The Ninth Circuit affirmed an order denying class certification in a case involving allegations that a mortgage servicer wronged borrowers through…

Expect Focus – Vol. 1, Winter 2015: trademarks in Cuba, successful whistleblowers, big data, health care encryption, jury instruction tips

USA - March 25 2015 New Jersey’s new data privacy standard, signed into law as S. 562 by Gov. Chris Christie on January 9, requires health insurance carriers that are…

Anthony N. Cicchetti, Diane Duhaime, Matthew E. Kohen, Christine A. Stoddard, Michael A. Valerio

At the state level, is a fixed-index annuity?

USA - March 25 2015 The so-called Harkin Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act was intended to keep fixed-index annuities outside the SEC's jurisdiction. But the issue remains…