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Pennsylvania courts clarify expert testimony admissibility standard

USA - December 11 2013 The admissibility standard to which expert opinions have been held in Pennsylvania has just been clarified. In a recent decision addressing the

Deductible reimbursements not element of “make-whole” doctrine in Connecticut

USA - July 31 2013 The Connecticut Supreme Court handed insurers a big win, ruling that insurance carriers' claims, in subrogation cases, have priority over their

FSOC votes on proposed determinations of SIFI for nonbank financial institutions

USA - June 4 2013 On June 3, 2013, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) approved "proposed determinations" of an initial set of nonbank financial companies

The cost of doing nothing? Injunctive relief and the amount in controversy

USA - June 18 2014 While plaintiffs in class action cases ordinarily seek monetary damages, many incorporate claims for injunctive or declaratory relief as well

Manufacturers should look to the bulk supplier doctrine

USA - July 15 2014 Despite the absence of appellate case law challenging the successful use of the bulk supplier doctrine ("BSD"), product liability defendants should

Florida: coverage determination, not breach of contract, permits bad faith litigation

USA - September 5 2014 The risk of bad faith litigation continues to increase for insurance companies following a Florida court's determination that an insurer's confirmed

FIO focus, Issue No. 60

USA - September 5 2014 On September 4, 2014, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) issued a “proposed determination” that Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

FIO focus, Issue No. 59

European Union, USA - August 8 2014 On August 7, 2014, the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI), an advisory body to the Federal Insurance Office (FIO), met in Washington, DC

South Carolina decision on allocation of defense costs creates a trap for the responsive insurer

USA - July 28 2014 A recent decision by the U.S. District Court in South Carolina confirms the state's position as an outlier when it comes to whether an insurer that

Up to speed - summer 2014

USA - July 22 2014 In June, leaders of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) met with key members of Congress and their staff to discuss the negative effects of most