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Court denies Wells Fargo’s motion to dismiss on statute of limitations grounds
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2010

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted in part and denied in part motions to dismiss a class action brought by a class of purchasers of mortgage pass-through certificates.


Katrina: claims to continue against defendants who allegedly caused the emission of greenhouse gases that added to the ferocity of Hurricane Katrina
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2010

On October 16, 2009, in a lawsuit brought by owners of property along the Mississippi Gulf coast that sustained damage from Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the plaintiffs have standing to assert public and private nuisance, trespass and negligence claims against the defendants who caused the emission of greenhouse gases which are alleged to have ultimately added to the ferocity of Hurricane Katrina.


Lehman defendants' motion to dismiss granted in part and denied in part in In re: Lehman Brothers Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2010

On February 17, 2010 Judge Kaplan issued a written opinion granting in part and denying in part the individual Lehman defendants' motion to dismiss in In re: Lehman Brothers Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation.


High Court refuses to give insurer access to a firm's intervention documents held by the Law Society
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 5 2009

Insurers of solicitors' firms that have been intervened by the Law Society are not entitled to search through all the Law Society's documents for evidence that would enable them to refuse an indemnity, the High Court has ruled.


Washington District Court awards attorney’s fees incurred by insured’s subrogee in establishing coverage
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

A Washington District Court recently awarded an insured’s subrogee all attorney’s fees incurred at all levels of coverage litigation in establishing entitlement to coverage.


House Committee votes to eliminate insurers’ federal antitrust exemption
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2009

On October 21, the House Judiciary Committee voted to repeal health and medical malpractice insurers’ long-standing federal antitrust exemption.


Connecticut Superior Court grants summary judgment for insurer in lawsuit involving uninsured motor vehicle claim and common law and statutory bad faith claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2009

An insurer represented by Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge attorneys John Hughes and Julia Ulrich was recently granted summary judgment by the Connecticut Superior Court in a lawsuit involving a claim for uninsured motorist coverage, and also alleging common law and statutory bad faith against the insurer.


Trust beneficiary has standing to sue life insurance carrier to collect policy benefits
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2009

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin recently held that a beneficiary of a trust has standing to sue the life insurance carrier to collect policy benefits on an accidental death policy.



M Machua Millett
  • Locke Lord LLP