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Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage to Take Effect

Japan recently submitted its instrument of acceptance to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage, triggering the CSC’s entry into force on April 15, 2015....more

IRS Denies Treaty Benefits Despite Lack of Treaty Shopping

In Starr International Company, Inc., v. United States, the taxpayer (“Starr International Company, Inc.” or “SICO”) filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia seeking a tax refund from...more

Judge Finds Illinois Insurance Department's Policy Prohibiting Offshoring To Be Improper Rulemaking

On November 27, 2013, the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois issued an Order in a lawsuit filed by the American Council of Life Insurers, Inc. ("ACLI") v Andrew Boron, Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance and...more

EU Court Strikes Down Iran Asset Freeze Sanctions: Council of the European Union Urged to Act with more Rigour

In September 2013, the EU General Court annulled a series of asset freeze sanctions imposed by the Council of the European Union on a number of Iranian entities and one person. The General Court requires the EU regulators to...more

Health Alert (Australia) - September 16 2013

In This Issue: - Judgments - Legislation - Reports - Excerpt from Reports: Australia. Department of Health & Ageing - ..7 September 2013 - Request for expression of interest for a clinical...more

Ninth Circuit Strikes Down California "Armenian Genocide" Insurance Claims Statute

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

Major Construction Projects - Key Risk and Insurance Strategies (Presentation)

In This Presentation: Insurance in Context: Construction Risk Management; What Insurance Can and Can’t Do; Consider/Anticipate all Stakeholders; Construction Risk Management; Insurance challenges: Market Conditions;...more

Insurers Entitled To Judgment On Default Against Syria for International Act of Terrorism Under New U.S. Statute

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

Covering The Ripple Effect: How Insurance Can Help Offset Auto Industry Losses From The Recent Earthquake And Tsunami In Japan

Originally published in Advisen FPN - May 16, 2011. Although the media properly has focused primarily on the human tragedy caused by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, much also has been written about the...more

An English/Bermuda Law Guide to Anti-Suit Injunctions

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

Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan – Global Impact

The extraordinary images and reports of the devastation from the Japan earthquake and tsunami are staggering. While the focus has understandably and appropriately been on the human toll and concern for the well-being of...more

Commissioner Poizner Files Suit Against Office of Administrative Law

On November 9, 2010, California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner issued a Press Release announcing that he is filing a lawsuit challenging the California Office of Administrative Law's (OAL) October 11, 2010,...more

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