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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


English High Court rules on purported avoidance of after-the-event insurance
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2010

In Persimmon Homes Ltd v Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) Plc 2010 EWHC 1705 (Comm), the High Court ruled that dishonesty on the part of a claimant which has taken out after the event (ATE) insurance can amount to a material non-disclosure such that the insurer may avoid the policy


Court of Appeal rejects insurers' appeal for access to privileged documents held by the Law Society
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2010

The Court of Appeal has affirmed a High Court decision that prevents solicitors' insurers from gaining access to privileged documents held by the Law Society after an intervention in the firm


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


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


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