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Blue Bell, PA 19422, United States

PA Supreme Court Grants Important Victory for Insurers Regarding CGL Coverage for Progressive Property Damage

In a comprehensive and sweeping opinion, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed several key principles of commercial general liability (CGL) policy interpretation in Penn National v. St. John, decided on December 15, 2014. In…more
| Agriculture, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial

Supreme Court: Evidence of Amount in Controversy Not Required at Removal

Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court held that a defendant removing a putative class action from state to federal court pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA) need not submit evidence to establish…more
| Civil Procedure, Insurance

Senate Fails to Pass TRIA Extension Legislation; TRIA Will Expire on December 31st

Last night, the objections of one member, Senator Tom Coburn, (R-OK), prevented the Senate from passing S. 2244, a bill already passed by the House of Representatives, that would have extended the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act…more
| Elections & Politics, Insurance

FIO Focus, No. 70 - Collins Amendment "Fix" Approved by House in Separate Action

The issue of FIO Focus distributed earlier today reported that the expected “fix” of the problem created by the Collins Amendment (Section 171 of the Dodd-Frank Act) was not included in the TRIA reauthorization bill approved by…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance

FIO Focus No. 69 - House Passes TRIA Reauthorization Legislation

On December 10, 2014, the House approved a bill to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for six years. The vote was 417-7. The compromise legislation, worked out between Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and…more
| Elections & Politics, Insurance, International Law & Trade

FIO Focus, No. 68: GAO Issues Report Critical of Procedures of FSOC

The General Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a report to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs entitled “Financial Stability Oversight Council: Further Actions Could Improve the Nonbank…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance

FIO Focus, No.67 - Hearing on the Impact of International Regulatory Standards

On November 18, 2014, the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee of the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing on “The Impact of International Regulatory Standards on the Competitiveness of U.S. Insurers, Part II.” The…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, International Law & Trade

FIO Focus, No. 66 - Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance Meeting

On November 6, 2014, the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI) met in Washington, DC. FACI heard presentations about the role of cyber insurance in cybersecurity, the affordability and accessibility of auto insurance,…more
| Privacy, Insurance, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

On the Road With Autonomous Vehicles and the Insurance Industry, Issue No. 3

Autonomous Vehicles and Liability - Autonomous vehicles (AVs) promise to deliver greater safety by significantly reducing accidents caused by driver error. However, AVs will not eliminate accidents, and associated…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Personal Injury, Insurance

FIO Focus, No. 65 - IAIS Releases Basic Capital Requirements

Earlier today, at its annual meeting, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) released its first set of capital standards for the insurance industry. According to the IAIS, capital standards are part of the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance

The ALI Converts Its “Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance” Project into a “Restatement” Project

The American Law Institute (ALI) recently announced its decision to convert its “Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance” project into a “Restatement” project—a move that will substantially magnify the project’s…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Supreme Court Declines to Address CAFA Removal Circuit Split

Earlier this year, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Romo, a case that implicates the mass action removal requirements of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). The…more
| Civil Procedure, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Recent Cases of Note - Class Action Quarterly: Volume 2, Issue 3

Fifth Circuit Addresses CAFA’s Local Controversy Exception - The Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently held that courts should only look to the complaint in effect at the time of removal when determining if the…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Insurance

Courts Evaluating Class Settlement with Increased Scrutiny

The potential for enormous financial exposure for defendants in class actions often results in settlement, particularly after class certification. Courts have traditionally granted “rubber-stamp” approval of such settlements,…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

FIO Focus, No. 64: Financial Stability Board Issues Insurance-Specific Guidance on Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes

On October 15, 2014, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) issued guidance on the Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions (Key Attributes). The Key Attributes, initially adopted by the FSB in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance
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