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D.C. Court Dismisses Dispute Over Reinsurance of Federal Crop Insurance Program

USA - October 26 2016 On September 20, a federal district court in the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit brought by reinsurers of the federal crop insurance program…

North Carolina federal court holds that arbitration clause requiring panel to render a decision within 30 days is not unconscionable

USA - October 25 2016 In July, a federal court in North Carolina held that an arbitration provision which required the arbitration panel to reach a decision within thirty…

Tennessee Department of Commerce and insurance issues bulletin advising of taxation of surplus lines premiums post-nima dissolution

USA - October 5 2016 In a special focus article in May, we wrote about the future of multi-state allocation of nonadmitted premium tax revenue following the dissolution…

Divided Third Circuit panel holds that waiver of arbitration clause does not apply to futile arguments

USA - October 3 2016 On July 13, 2016, a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit panel held that an arbitration clause is not waived simply because a party failed to…

Contemplating Cross-Appeals - When “Winners” Need to Appeal

USA - September 19 2016 One preservation issue that seems to receive less attention than it should is the potential need for a cross-appeal. An appellee/respondent who is not…

David L. Luck