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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


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”


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


Liability insurer seeks declaration of no coverage in school laptop monitoring case
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2010

An insurer that issued a school district liability policy to the Lower Merion School District has filed a declaratory judgment action, seeking a ruling that a recent privacy-related civil rights lawsuit against the school district is not covered by the policy


Federal Court enforces service of suit provision in reinsurance treaties, grants liquidator’s motion to remand lawsuit to state court
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 16 2010

The Liquidator of Midland Insurance Company moved to remand to state court a lawsuit asserted against Dunav Re to recover for claims billed to Dunav Re by Midland under certain reinsurance treaties


Connecticut Superior Court held that home seller’s misrepresentation regarding lead paint constituted “occurrence” and insurer had a duty to defend
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2009

A Connecticut Superior Court recently awarded summary judgment against an insurer on the basis that a home seller’s misrepresentation regarding the existence of lead paint in the home constituted an "occurrence" under her insurance policy and, therefore, the insurer had a duty to defend the seller in a lawsuit alleging negligent misrepresentation and was liable for paying the stipulated judgment agreed to by the parties


Colorado district court denies insurer’s motion for summary judgment and finds issues of fact as to reasonableness of insurer’s denied claim for uninsured motor vehicle coverage
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2009

In Eppich v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, No. 08-CV-01697-PAB-MEH (Sept. 30, 2009), the United States District Court for the District of Colorado held that an insurer failed to meet its burden on summary judgment of establishing that an accident caused by a motorcycle that was not "street legal" at the time it struck and injured a woman riding her bicycle on a trail fell within an uninsured motorist coverage’s exclusion for "land motor vehicles . . . designed for use mainly off public roads."


Louisiana Appeals Court increases trial court award to $1.3 million in statutory penalties in Katrina bad-faith case
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2009

A state appellate court in Louisiana recently increased a trial court’s award against an insurer in connection with a Hurricane Katrina-related bad faith claim, finding that the trial court had misinterpreted the statutory penalties available to the plaintiff


Connecticut Federal Court: multiple unfair practices in the handling of a single insurance claim do not constitute a “general business practice”
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2009

The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut recently granted in part an insurer’s motion to dismiss on the basis that the insured could not prove a violation of the Connecticut Unfair InsuranceTrade Practices Acts because allegations of multiple unfair practices in dealing with a single insurance claim are not sufficient to constitute a "general business practice