BigLaw Recruiter: We Didn't Kill Dewey & LeBoeuf
What are the steps of an appeal?
Polsinelli Podcasts: Out-of-Court Alternatives to Bankruptcy
Polsinelli Podcasts - Supreme Court Closes Gap on Bankruptcy Issue
A Conversation with John Houghton on Asia Restructurings
Bennett Jones Spring 2014 Economic Outlook
Select Bankruptcy Issues for General Counsel – Part One
Not Dead Yet? How BigLaw's Best Firms Are Finding Growth
Update on Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and Delaware Bankruptcy Court’s Decision in the Fisker Automotive Holdings Inc. Bankruptcy Case
Polsinelli Podcast - Claims Trading: Opportunity or Hazard?
If I wasn't happy with my lawyer, can I appeal and show evidence I wanted to present?
Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms
What do creditors need to know about litigation in state court and bankruptcy court?
Can I collect my judgment if the other side is appealing?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Big Time Lawyers Pricing Themselves Out
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Falls Short on Good-Faith Test
What is an appeal and how do I know if I should appeal?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Delaware Garners Almost All Big Chapter 11s
Bill on Bankruptcy: Madoff Victims Rooting for Stanford Victory
Bill on Bankruptcy: Listening in the Dark at the NCBJ
In this Newsletter:
- Gather The Facts And Assess The Risk Up Front.
- If The Class Action Is Filed In State Court, Think Strategically About Whether To Remove.
- Invest Time, Effort And Resources In...more
In its Memorandum and Recommendation on Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss in Kipp Flores Architects, LLC v. Mid-Continent Casualty Company, case number 4:14-cv-02702 (S.D. Tex. Jan. 9, 2015), the United States District Court for...more
- SC18975 - Connecticut Ins. Guaranty Assn. v. Drown
- SC18975 Concurrence - Connecticut Ins. Guaranty Assn. v. Drown
- SC18975 Dissent - Connecticut Ins. Guaranty Assn. v. Drown
This started as a medical...more
Statute of Limitations for Submitting a Claim Against CIGA -
Court Of Appeal, First Appellate District (September 17, 2014) -
The California Insurance Guarantee Association (“CIGA”) has a statutory duty to pay...more
A New Jersey appellate court recently addressed that state’s “direct action statute,” concluding that it did not prevent judgment creditors from pursuing a coverage action arising out of an LMX reinsurance spiral. The...more
“Contractual Liability” Exclusion Applies Only To An Insured’s Assumption of Another’s Liability -
Why it matters:
The Michigan Court of Appeals joined the majority of courts nationwide in holding that a...more
Foreclosure: reservation of jurisdiction in final judgment to determine amount of attorneys’ fees renders that portion of judgment non-final and non-appealable – BAC Home Loans Servicing LP v. Ridgway, No. 1D13-3853 (Fla. 1st...more
In Amlin Corporate Member Ltd v Austcorp Project No 20 Pty Limited  FCAFC 78, the Full Court of the Federal Court rejected the insurers’ argument that certain policies did not respond because the claim was made before...more
The Supreme Court has spoken once again on the limited jurisdiction of the bankruptcy courts, adding to the understanding derived from Northern Pipeline Constr. Co. v. Marathon Pipe Line Co., 458 U.S. 50 (1982),...more
Over the past four decades the landscape of asbestos litigation has been changing, influenced in large part by many asbestos defendants filing for bankruptcy. In search of solvent defendants, plaintiffs’ attorneys expanded...more
New York Court Strictly Applies Draconian Policy Language, Holding Excess Coverage Forfeited By Settling With Underlying Insurers For Less Than Policy Limits -
Why it matters:
A New York appellate court has...more
A federal district court has held that a bankruptcy trustee’s action to compel payment of crop insurance proceeds is time-barred by virtue of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (FCIA) and the insurance policies’ arbitration...more
Can an asbestos bodily injury plaintiff directly sue the liability insurer of a dissolved corporate defendant? Yes, said New York’s Appellate Division, First Department – under certain circumstances. The court’s decision came...more
Kurtz v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., et al., Case No. 2:11-cv-7010 (C.D.Cal. April 14, 2014), was an insurance coverage dispute arising out of the downfall of Los Angeles businessman Ezri Namvar who has also been referred...more
1. IVASS (ITALIAN INSURANCE SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY) – NEW REGULATIONS ON COMPLAINTS MANAGEMENT -
On 1 April 2014, the draft measure containing amendments to ISVAP (former Italian Insurance Supervisory Authority)...more
On January 10, 2014, a bankruptcy court judge considered the estimated asbestos liability for Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC (Garlock), ultimately determining that liability to be $125 million, a fraction of its previously...more
Can an injured plaintiff obtain compensation from a dissolved company with unexhausted insurance policies and force the insurer to pay? The Delaware Supreme Court says yes—in certain circumstances.
In Illinois (as in every other state), when an insurance company becomes insolvent and an order of liquidation is entered, the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund steps in and pays claims that the insolvent carrier could not...more
In Toongabbie Collision Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) (Trading as Autoworks Collision Centre) v CGU Insurance Limited  NSWSC 1409, the Supreme Court of New South Wales granted leave to the director of the liquidated company...more
Maryland's federal district court rejected the IRS contention that internal IRS regulations wipe out state recording statutes and the "relation back" principle that gives deeds an effective date prior to actual recording. The...more
In This Issue:
- Three Landmark Decisions for Insurers and RMBS Investors
- Shedding Light on a Bankruptcy Safe Harbor: Defining the Reach of Section 546(e)
- Practice Area Updates:
Mary Melendrez et al., v. Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles -
COURT OF APPEAL, SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT (April 30, 2013) -
Petitioners and Plaintiffs Mary Melendrez, individually and...more
This week Federal Insurance Company achieved an important victory in a long-standing insurance coverage litigation concerning the proper trigger of excess directors and officers insurance. DLA Piper represented Federal, a...more
In the final days of the Illinois Supreme Court's recently concluded May term, the Court allowed petitions for leave to appeal in five new civil cases. Today, we begin our detailed previews of those cases, discussing the...more
In This Issue:
- Assignment of Right to Collect on Reinsurance Treaty Held Not to Include Underlying Arbitration Clause:
On February 25, 2013, the United States District Court for the Northern District of...more
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