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9th Circuit Holds Insured vs. Insured Exclusion Applicable to Claims Brought by FDIC

In its recent decision in FDIC v. BancIsure, Inc., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 452 (Jan. 10, 2017), the United States Court of Appeals had occasion to consider the scope of an insured vs. insured exclusion in the context of...more

Montana Court Holds D&O Insurer Had Duty to Advance Costs

In its recent decision in Johnson v. Federal Rural Electric Ins. Ex., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173037 (D. Mont. Dec. 14, 2016), the United States District Court for the District of Montana had occasion to consider a D&O...more

Choice-Of-Law Ruling In Massachusetts Diminishes Coverage For Rhode Island Public Utility

The Appeals Court of Massachusetts recently dealt a blow to policyholders by choosing to apply Massachusetts law to the coverage of environmental contamination in Rhode Island. In OneBeacon America Insurance Company v....more

California's First District holding closes loophole for evading removal jurisdiction in insurance coverage declaratory relief...

California law has long held that the parent and controlling shareholder of an insured corporation has no standing to sue for breach of contract or bad faith under an insurance policy issued to the corporation. In a published...more

The Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code: Context, Content, and Critique

The law review article "The Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code: Context, Content and Critique," 96 Mass. L. Rev. 27 (2014), co-authored by Courtney J. Maloney and Charles E. Rounds, Jr., contains a detailed discussion of the...more

California Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update (3rd Quarter 2014)

Case Updates - Court finds ownership of LLC membership interest does not constitute doing business in California On November 14, the Fresno County Superior Court determined that Swart, an Iowa-based corporation with a...more

J.P. Morgan Decision Curtails the Phantom “Restitution Defense” to D&O Coverage

In a case closely watched by industry observers, the New York Court of Appeals, in J.P. Morgan Securities v. Vigilant Insurance Company, No. 113 (NY, June 13, 2013), issued an important ruling in the field of directors and...more

California Court Holds That Historical Insurance Coverage Forms “One Giant Uber-Policy”

Corporate policyholders seeking insurance coverage for “long-tail” claims in California and elsewhere have reason to cheer. On August 9, 2012, the California Supreme Court granted corporate policyholders the right to...more

Condominium and New Home Warranties and Rights of Action

Construction defect issues diminish both the value and enjoyment of homeownership, and are significant problems for homeowners and their associations, as well as potential sources of liability for developers and builders. And...more

Pennsylvania Court Considers Coverage for Gerry Sandusky Under D&O Policy

In its recent decision in Federal Ins. Co. v. Sandusky, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76880 (M.D. Pa. June 4, 2012), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania had occasion to consider whether a D&O...more

7th Circuit Holds No Coverage for Restitution Claim Under D&O Policy

In its recent decision in Ryerson Inc. v. Federal Ins. Co., 2102 U.S. App. LEXIS 7372 (Apr. 12, 2012), the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, applying Illinois law, had occasion to consider whether an...more

Insurance company not entitled to a jury trial during a hearing to determine whether an insured’s settlement with a claimant was...

Insurance company not entitled to a jury trial during a hearing to determine whether an insured’s settlement with a claimant was reasonable and not the product of fraud or collusion; appellate court upholds trial court’s...more

It's Not the Bark, it's the Bite: Why it's important to aggressively defend your business at any Regulatory Board Hearing

Many Arizona businesses have a regulatory agency, board or commission that governs their professional activity. These agencies adopt regulatory rules and, in the case of some agencies, prescribe minimum work...more

District Court Holds No D&O Insurance Coverage For Attorneys' Fees And Costs Incurred In Voluntary Response To SEC Investigation

In Office Depot, Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., No. 09-80554-CIV-MARRA, 2010 WL 4065416 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 15, 2010), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently...more

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