Kyle Whitehead

Kyle Whitehead

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

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Fla. Case Provides Practicum On Arbitrability

The Middle District of Florida recently, in U.S. Surety Co. v. Edgar, provided a practicum on arbitrability jurisprudence under the Federal Arbitration Act, answering key questions about (1) whether nonsignatories to an...more

3/19/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Contractors Federal Arbitration Act Performance Bonds Subcontractors US Army Corps of Engineers

Foreign Arbitration Award Confirmed Under International Treaty

A federal U.S. district court recently confirmed a foreign arbitration award obtained by a Belizean telecommunications company against the Government of Belize in arbitral proceedings held before a tribunal appointed by the...more

3/6/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements International Arbitration

Vermont Issues Guidance On Special Purpose Financial Insurers

The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation’s Captive Insurance Division has released a bulletin entitled “Guidance for Special Purpose Financial Insurers” to provide guidance regarding licensing standards and regulatory...more

3/4/2014 - Financial Guaranty Insurance Insurers

Arbitrator Improprieties: A Educational Laundry List

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the U.S. District Court of Nevada’s confirmation of an arbitration award allocating attorneys’ fees and denial of a motion to vacate the award. After first holding, in a...more

2/20/2014 - Arbitration Arbitrators

No U.S. Excise Taxes On Foreign Retrocessions

Foreign retrocession insurance transactions are beyond the reach of IRS excise taxes based on the plain language of 26 U.S.C. § 4371(3), which aims to tax insurance transactions involving policies issued by foreign insurers...more

2/18/2014 - Excise Tax IRS Retrocessional Claims

The NAIC Considers Whether A New Framework Should Apply To Innovative Annuity Products

The Life Actuarial Task Force's Index-Linked Variable Annuities (A) Subgroup (the "ILVA Subgroup") began a fresh look at the regulatory framework for annuity products. On February 6, it held a call to review its January 15,...more

2/11/2014 - Annuities NAIC Variable Deferred Annuities

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