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McCarran-Ferguson Lands a Jab on the FAA

As we reported in this space late last year, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S.Ct. 1740, 1745 (2011), tilted the scales toward federal power in the field of arbitration, preempting...more

10/19/2015 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements AT&T Mobility AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Bad Faith ERISA Federal Arbitration Act Insurance Industry Insurance Litigation Insurance Regulations McCarran-Ferguson Act Preemption SCOTUS

Oregon Federal Court Finds Arbitration Agreement In CGL Policy Invalid

Plaintiff, Technical Security Integration, Inc., a Washington company, sold certain security and surveillance equipment and services. It hired Corey Tharp as a sales associate in Oregon, to tap his connections to that state’s...more

9/30/2015 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Casinos Commercial Arbitration Commercial General Liability Policies Denial of Insurance Coverage Gaming Insurance Industry Jurisdiction Motion to Compel Security Surveillance

McCarran-Ferguson vs. the FAA: Judge Posner Declares TKO in Favor of Arbitration

In a bout before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, two heavyweight federal statutes squared off, with coverage for hundreds of long-tail, asbestos-related personal injury lawsuits on the line. In one corner:...more

11/7/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Federal Arbitration Act McCarran-Ferguson Act

Arbitration Round-Up

Arbitration Procedure - Trustees of the New York City District Council of Carpenters Pension Fund, Welfare Fund, Annuity Fund v. Alliance Workroom Corp., No. 13-Civ-5096 (USDC S.D.N.Y. Dec. 11, 2013) (arbitration award...more

4/3/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements

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