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Alaska Issues Bulletin On Regulations Modifying Surplus Lines Requirements

Alaska’s Division of Insurance has released a bulletin notifying licensees, surplus lines insurance companies in the State of Alaska, and other interested parties that it has adopted regulations modifying surplus lines…more
| Insurance

“So What?”: Montana’s Supreme Court Turns a Deaf Ear to Insurers Charged With Breaching the Duty to Defend

Earlier this year, in K2 Investment Group v. American Guaranty & Liability Ins. Co., 983 N.Y.S.2d 761 (N.Y. 2014), New York’s highest court adopted—but then decided against—a rule under which a liability insurer that has…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Update: September 2014 #1

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - - Foreclosure/Standing: to establish a prima facie case for mortgage foreclosure, successor mortgagor must introduce evidence it was in possession of original note with blank endorsement at time it…more
| Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Review: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a New Era

Broadly speaking, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits offering or paying anything of value to a foreign official to obtain or retain business. Recent years have seen a boom in FCPA compliance efforts and enforcement…more
| International Law & Trade

Resolving the Judicial Manager/Judicial Judge Debate: Axioms and Elements of a Settlement - Part 1 of a 4-part series

There is a scholarly dispute about whether the courts should decide cases or dispose of them. Whether judges should see their roles as managers whose job it is to get the cases settled or disposed of, or whether they should…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

New York State Court Approves Confidentiality Agreement

A New York state court approved a stipulation entered into among the parties in a reinsurance dispute which set forth the terms and conditions upon which the parties agreed produce and exchange confidential and/or proprietary…more
| Civil Procedure, Insurance

Court Rejects Claims Of Privilege, Work Product, And The Common Interest Doctrine To Reinsurance Information

In a discovery dispute between insurer Progressive and the FDIC, as receiver of the insured bank, a federal district court has rejected all claims of attorney-client privilege and work product protection to reinsurance…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Insurance

Message: Good Faith is Not Care

When an insurer issues a policy, it assumes a duty not only to investigate and pay claims, but to do so in good faith. There is, however, a difference between that duty and the duty of due care that arises under tort law…more
| Insurance

Seventh Circuit Addresses Burden of Proof Under CAFA’s Home State Exception, Affirms Denial of Remand and Award of Costs to Defendant Insurer, and Admonishes Class Counsel

The Seventh Circuit recently addressed the applicability of the home state exception under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”). The case arose from health insurer Right Choice Insurance Company’s withdrawal from the Illinois…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Reinsurance Broker And Cedent Settle Compensation Dispute

On March 26, 2014, we reported on a dispute surrounding whether a cedent was responsible to compensate a reinsurance broker under a particular broker authorization agreement. The court had denied summary judgment, finding that…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Florida Proposes Rule for Annuity and Life Insurance Surrender Disclosures

On September 4, the Florida Department of Financial Services (the "Department") published a Notice of Rule Development for Proposed Rule 69B-215.090, Florida Administrative Code (the "Proposed Rule") setting out disclosure…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance

Second Circuit Finds That Late Notice Bars Claims Against Reinsurer

The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling in favor of TIG Insurance Company, finding that AIU Insurance Company’s belated notice of claim to TIG under nine certificates of facultative…more
| Insurance

If a Tree Falls on the Internet … An Insurer Has a Duty to Defend

Legal bloggers sometimes ask themselves: If my post appears on the Internet, but there’s no evidence anyone has read it, have I been published? The question has not yet been finally resolved among law firm compensation…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Insurance

California District Court Denies Motion to Strike Rule 68 Offer of Judgment to Putative Class Representative, But Grants Motions to Strike Certain Affirmative Defenses For Failure to Comply with Twombly’s and Iqbal’s Heightened Pleading Standard

In a recent case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, a plaintiff brought a putative class action alleging that defendants, a creditor and a debt collection firm, sent debt collection…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Fourth Circuit Vacates Certification of Five Classes as "Manifestly Improper"

Plaintiffs, alleged owners of an interest in coalbed methane gas (“CBM”), brought five related putative class actions against defendants, CBM producers, for alleged failure to pay royalties and for a declaration that owners of…more
| Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities
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