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The Building Blocks of a Technology Deal
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 28, Interview with Henry Pugh, COO of the Risk Advisory Group
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 26: Getting Stakeholder Buy-In For Your Compliance Program
Warranty vs. Indemnity
Lease Negotiations – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
Fine Tuning Your Anti Corruption Compliance Program
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 25, Mergers and Acquisitions Under the FCPA
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 23 with Jay Rosen on the Importance of Translations in Your Compliance Program
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 22 with Matt Ellis on the Embraer FCPA Investigation
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 21 Update on Current Enforcement Actions, Investigations and Settlement Negotiations
Structuring Compensation Programs – Interview with David Lagasse, Member, Mintz Levin
Health Care Antitrust & the Supreme Court – Interview with Bruce Sokler, Member, Mintz Levin
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 20 with Roy Snell on the Development of a Compliance Professional
Executive Compensation Packages – Interview with David Lagasse, Member, Mintz Levin
The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 27-the Weatherford FCPA Settlement
Earn-Out Arrangements – Interview with David Lagasse, Member, Mintz Levin
Navigating the Dual Track M&A/IPO– Part One
Class Action Trends – Interview with Stephen Gulotta, Managing Member, Mintz Levin's New York Office
Trends in FCPA Compliance and Enforcement for 2014
The Chancellor of the Exchequer today delivered a 130-page Autumn Statement that contained a number of surprises, as well as expected updates on areas such as partnership taxation....more
In its recent decision in Stoddard Equipment Co., Inc. v. American Safety Indemnity Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEIS 170701 (W.D. Mo. Dec. 4, 2013), the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri had occasion...more
Utica Mut. Ins. v. Munich Reinsurance Am., Inc., No. 6:12-CV-0196 (LEK/ATB), 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 141212, 2103 WL 5493704 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2013).
A New York federal court granted summary judgment to a reinsurer in...more
Cont’l Cas. Co. v. MidStates Reinsurance Co., No. 12 CH 42911 (Ill. Cir. Ct. Sept. 10, 2013).
An Illinois state court granted a reinsurer’s motion for judgment on the pleadings in the case where the cedent sought a...more
First you have the problem and then you have the litigation. This more-or-less iron rule of American life will be honored once again in the aftermath of the “roll out” of Obamacare.
The design and operational failures...more
Public Risk Management of Fl. v. One Beacon Ins. Co., No. 6:13-cv-1067-Orl-31 TBS, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150091, 2013 WL 5705575 (M.D. Fl. Oct. 18, 2013).
A Florida federal court granted a reinsurer’s motion to dismiss...more
New Hampshire Ins. Co. v. Clearwater Ins. Co., No. 653547/2011, 2013 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 5117 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Oct. 31, 2013).
A New York State motion court granted part of a cedent’s motion for summary judgment in a case...more
Welcome to our final issue of Under Construction in 2013. We hope your year has been filled with health, happiness, peace and prosperity. We thank you for your readership, and we continue to appreciate the opportunities we...more
Harbinger F&G, LLC v. OM Group (UK), No. 12-CV-5315 (AJP), 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 132009 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 22, 2013).
A parent corporation sold to a purchaser one of its subsidiaries, a Maryland domiciled life insurance...more
Recent Case Summaries -
Michigan Federal Court Enjoins Arbitration Proceeding Because of Possible Misconduct -
Star Ins. Co. v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co., No. 13-13807, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130379 (E.D. Mich....more
In re. Rehab. Of: Segregated Account of Ambac Assur. Corp., No. 2011AP1486, 2013 Wisc. App. LEXIS 896, 2013 WL 5745987 (Wis. Ct. App. Oct. 24, 2013).
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals affirmed a circuit court’s order...more
Nearly every estimate submitted on behalf of a Texas building owner for the replacement of a commercial roof includes the same last two line items...
Originally published in Texas Law360 on December 2, 2013....more
I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – SARA WITMEYER & SASHA FUNK GRANAI -
- Implied Warranties of Fitness and Merchantability: warranties apply to improvements that provide essential services to residential subdivision, including...more
Premier Newman announced the Queensland Government and Federal Government will work together to directly tackle the cost of insurance in North Queensland. ...more
Tokio Marine Europe Ins. Ltd v Novae Corporate Underwriting Ltd  EWHC 3362 (Comm).
The High Court of England and Wales (Commercial Division) recently issued an opinion explaining the application of a...more
In its recent decision in Capitol Specialty Ins. Corp. v. IKO, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167933 (E.D. Ky. Nov. 26, 2013), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky had occasion to consider...more
In the last two months, courts in California have issued several decisions concerning the scope of an insurer’s duty to defend its insured in underlying litigation. These decisions address important matters involving the...more
In Equitas v. Walsham Bros, the Commercial Court ruled on a number of key legal issues concerning the duties owed by Lloyd's brokers to remit funds promptly to clients and to reinsurers.
On 30 October 2013 IVASS (the domestic regulator having supervisory authority over insurance undertakings and intermediaries) launched a survey on the sale of insurance policies (typically in the form of group policies) in...more
With recovery in financial markets starting to take hold it is an exciting time to launch our Global Financial Markets Insight. The purpose of our new quarterly is to help guide new and experienced users of...more
On 6 November 2013, the Commercial Court handed down its judgment in Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Ltd v Novae Corporate Underwriting Ltd  EWHC 3362 (Comm). Mr Justice Hamblen held that the defendant retrocessionaire...more
In the UK decision of Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Company Ltd v Heraldglen Ltd  EWHC 154 (Comm), it was held that the ‘September 11' terrorist attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center were two separate events...more
In a subrogation action where multiple defendants have caused the plaintiffs’ loss, courts will generally allocate a percentage of liability to each defendant. Even so, a plaintiff can collect 100 percent of its judgment from...more
In Austcorp Project No 20 Pty Ltd v LM Investment Management Ltd (In Liq); in the matter of Bellpac Pty Ltd (receivers and managers appointed) (in Liq)  FCA 883, the Federal Court of Australia granted leave to join the...more
On November 5, 2013, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) will no longer reimburse their participating servicers for expenses arising out of captive reinsurance...more