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OneBeacon Ins. Co. v. Aviva Ins. Ltd., No. 10-7498, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70212 (E.D. Pa. May 17, 2013).
A Pennsylvania federal court granted partial summary judgment to a reinsurer on statute of limitations grounds,...more
Pine Top Receivables of Illinois, LLC v. Banco De Seguros Del Estado, No. 12 6357, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15246; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28040 (N. D. Ill. Feb. 5 & 25, 2013).
An Illinois federal court in two decisions...more
IN THE ISSUE:
- The Legal Challenge to the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Reporting Regulations:
In the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, the United States Congress required, inter alia, the SEC to promulgate regulations requiring...more
In 2012, several courts faced the challenge of whether a foreign reinsurer is subject to the personal jurisdiction of U.S. courts and consistently held that contracting with a cedent who conducts business in a particular...more
A Texas intermediary appellate court affirmed a trial court's denial of an cedent's motion for nonrecognition of certain foreign country judgments. Following the dismissal of a suit brought by the cedent against a reinsurer...more
The short answer is – none.
State of Washington, Dept. of Transportation v. James River Insurance Company, – P.3d –, 2013 WL 258877 (Wash. January 24, 2013), a January 2013 decision of the Washington State Supreme...more
ABA Capital Markets Corp. v. Provincial De Reaseguros C.A., No. 3D12-130, 2012 WL 5416441 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. Nov. 7, 2012).
In this appeal of a lower court’s non-final order denying defendant’s motion to dismiss a...more
Hollander v. XL Ins. (Bermuda) Ltd., No. B230807, 2012 WL 4748956 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 5, 2012).
A California appeals court has affirmed a trial court’s order quashing service of a summons and complaint for lack of...more
In this long term insurance benefits dispute, claims were brought by the policyholder against Bermuda-based reinsurance companies affiliated with the insurer. The Bermuda companies (and others) filed a motion for judgment on...more
In This Issue:
RECENT CASE SUMMARIES -
..Second Circuit Affirms Insured Has No Direct Right of Action Against Reinsurer Absent “Cut- through” Provision Callon Petroleum Co. v. Nat’l Indemnity Co., 11-241-cv,...more
Global Reinsurance Corp. v. Equitas Ltd., No. 53 (NY Ct. App. 2012), addresses the sufficiency and, more pertinent for our purposes, the extra-territorial reach of antitrust claims under New York’s antitrust statute, the...more
In the words of the Court of Appeal in Faraday Reinsurance Co Ltd v Howden North America Inc & Anor  EWCA Civ 980 (20 July 2012), "it would be idle to pretend that the English courts and the American (including the...more
In this issue:
- McCarran Repeal Legislation Passes in the House
In late March, legislation that would repeal the health insurance industry’s antitrust exemption, contained in the McCarran Ferguson Act (15 USC...more
In a decision that may reverberate beyond the antitrust context, New York’s highest court — the Court of Appeals — held that the state’s antitrust statute lacks the extraterritorial scope to reach a purely foreign alleged...more
In an 11-0 en banc published decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down California Code of Civil Procedure section 354.4 which purported to recognize the Armenian Genocide.
Section 354.4 revived the...more
Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al. v. Great Socialist People’s Libian Arab Jamahiriya, et al., Civil Action No. 06-cv-731 (JMF) (D.D.C. 2011), are two actions. The primary remaining defendants include Syria and...more
The doctrine of contra proferentem—literally translated to mean “against the party who proffers”—is a rule of construction that insureds seek to apply in many, if not most, disputes over the interpretation of an insurance...more
In This Issue:
- Recent Decision – U.S. District Court Limits Coverage Available Under Employment Practices Liability Policy
- Eleventh Circuit Upholds Trial Court Ruling that D&O Policy Does Not Cover Costs of...more
In This Isssue:
Quinn Emanuel Launches Moscow Office
High-Profile Litigator Andrew Schapiro Joins Quinn Emanuel
China Implements New Laws in Foreign-Related Products Liability...more
In This Issue:
Media and Technology Lawyer Carey Ramos Joins the Firm
Quinn Emanuel Conducts Mock Trial Program in Beijing
Quinn Emanuel Partner Brian Cannon Recognized as Top Biotech...more
In This Issue:
A party cannot challenge the jurisdiction of a tribunal where its arbitration claim has already been dismissed by the court...4
France revises Arbitration Law...4
Insurers and reinsurers take great care in selecting the forum for the resolution of disputes with their (re)insureds. The Bermuda Policy Form is a classic example of this, requiring disputes to be arbitrated in either London...more
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