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Class action procedure: the latest developments from ALI-ABA conference on insurance and financial services litigation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

This panel offered the insights of a federal district court judge, defense counsel and plaintiffs' counsel regarding Class Action Procedure, focusing on trends regarding the class certification process


Delaware Bankruptcy Court rules that directors & officers may access eroding policy despite company’s bankruptcy
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2010

A federal judge has ruled that directors and officers of a company in bankruptcy proceedings may continue to access an eroding liability policy to cover their defense costs


United States Supreme Court asks for federal government's opinion on applicability of the McCarran-Ferguson Act to the New York Convention
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court recently asked the Solicitor General to file a brief on behalf of the United States expressing its views on whether the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the "New York Convention") and the federal legislation that enforces it, the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA"), are subject to the reverse preemption provision of the McCarran-Ferguson Act


Florida Supreme Court considering question of rental car company vicarious liability
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2010

On March 1, 2010, the Florida Supreme Court heard oral argument in Rafael Vargas v. Enterprise Leasing Company, et al., SC08-2269


District court denies motion to stay, holds that potential for unnecessary arbitration-related expenses does not constitute irreparable harm or clear hardship
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2010

Plaintiff B.D. Cooke & Partners Limited, as Assignee of Citizens Casualty Company of New York (in Liquidation) (“Cooke”), filed a lawsuit against defendant Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London (“Underwriters”


New Jersey enacts amendment - producers must notify insurance commissioner of FINRA and other disciplinary actions
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2010

An amendment was signed into law on January 17, 2010 which requires insurance producers to notify the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance of disciplinary actions taken against them by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) or other similar non-governmental regulatory authorities that have statutory authority to create and enforce industry standards of conduct


Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate January 25, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2010

Last Tuesday’s stunning Republican victory in Massachusetts left the future of healthcare reform legislation uncertain, at best


Connecticut Appellate Court affirms summary judgment holding that insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify its insured in negligence claim brought by stabbing victim
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2010

The Connecticut Appellate Court recently affirmed a trial court’s summary judgment holding that an insurance company had no duty to defend or indemnify its insured in a negligence action brought by a women who was stabbed twenty-four times by the insured


Connecticut Appellate Court holds substantial factor test remains unchanged in workers’ compensation cases
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2010

The Connecticut Appellate Court recently held that the "substantial factor test" for causation remains unchanged and that traditional causation rules apply to workers’ compensation cases


NAIC announces new cooperation agreement with Brazil
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Brazil, USA
  • December 8 2009

On Saturday, December 5, 2009, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) announced that U.S. insurance regulators entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with the Agencia Nacional de Saude Suplementar (ANS), Brazil’s Insurance Regulator for Health Plans and Health Insurance, during the NAIC Winter Meeting