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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

FIO Focus, No. 63: Federal Reserve Requests Financial Data to Study Effects of Capital Framework on Nonbank Financial Companies and Savings and Loan Holding Companies

On September 30, 2014, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Board) invited firms substantially engaged in insurance underwriting activities to participate in a voluntary data collection exercise known as a…more
| Finance & Banking, Insurance

FIO Focus, Issue No. 62: FIO Issues Second Annual Report

Pursuant to its mandate under the Dodd-Frank Act, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) recently issued its second Annual Report on the Insurance Industry (Report). The Report provides information about the financial condition of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, International Law & Trade

FIO Focus, Issue No. 61 - Congressional Financial Stability Oversight Council Oversight Hearing

On September 17, 2014, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives held an oversight hearing on Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC)…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Insurance

Florida: Coverage Determination, Not Breach of Contract, Permits Bad Faith Litigation

The risk of bad faith litigation continues to increase for insurance companies following a Florida court’s determination that an insurer’s confirmed liability for coverage and the scope of damages – but not breach of contract –…more
| Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

FIO Focus, Issue No. 60

FSOC Issues Proposed Determination of SIFI Designation for MetLife - On September 4, 2014, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) issued a “proposed determination” that Metropolitan Life Insurance Company…more
| Finance & Banking, Insurance

FIO Focus, Issue No. 59: Reconstituted Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI) Meets

On August 7, 2014, the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI), an advisory body to the Federal Insurance Office (FIO), met in Washington, DC. The new chairperson is Daniel S. Glaser, President & Chief Executive…more
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South Carolina Decision on Allocation of Defense Costs Creates a Trap for the Responsive Insurer

A recent decision by the U.S. District Court in South Carolina confirms the state’s position as an outlier when it comes to whether an insurer that has a duty to defend can require other insurers to contribute to defense costs…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

FIO Focus, Issue No. 58: Senate Passes TRIA Reauthorization and NARAB II

Devoted to exploring the progress of the modernization of the insurance industry, FIO Focus provides information and insights about the organizations and issues that are driving change and influencing the future of the industry…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Insurance

FIO Focus, Issue No. 57 - IAIS Releases Consultation Paper on Basic Capital Requirements for G-SIIs

Devoted to exploring the progress of the modernization of the insurance industry, FIO Focus provides information and insights about the organizations and issues that are driving change and influencing the future of the…more
| Finance & Banking
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