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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

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

Officials respond to safelite lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Connecticut’s auto glass anti-steering law

USA - October 18 2013 Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Insurance Department Commissioner Thomas Leonardi responded to Safelite's lawsuit by denying that the

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act - where it stands

USA - November 1 2013 The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program ("The Program") is currently scheduled to lapse after December 31, 2014. The insurance industry continues to

Federal PA court permits “bad faith set-up” as a defense to insured’s bad faith claim

USA - December 10 2013 A Pennsylvania federal court recently allowed an insurer to plead "bad faith set-up" as a defense to, or "avoidance" of, a bad faith cause of action

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

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. 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