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First Circuit Orders AIG To Advance Defense Costs In FDIC Suit Because Of “Likelihood Of A Remote Possibility Of Coverage”

On March 31, 2014, the First Circuit reaffirmed the breadth of an insurer’s duty to defend. In W Holding Co., Inc. v. AIG Ins. Co.-Puerto Rico, No. 12–2008, 2014 WL 1280246 (1st Cir. Mar. 31, 2014), the appellate court ruled...more

First Circuit Holds That AIG Must Defend Directors and Officers in FDIC Litigation

What you need to know: The United States First Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an insured versus insured exclusion did not exempt AIG from advancing defense costs under a D&O policy in a suit brought...more

Court Dismisses Claim Against AIG For Breach Of Reinsurnace Contracts

Reinsurer Transatlantic Reinsurance Company sued AIG and certain of its subsidiaries for a declaration that they breached various provisions of reinsurance certificates by transferring their risk under asbestos liability...more

Bank of America’s $8.5 Billion Settlement Will Not Be Delayed by AIG

Late last month, a New York state judge denied AIG’s request to delay approval of Bank of America’s $8.5 billion settlement with private investors in connection with certain mortgage-backed securities that had soured. Bank of...more

Washington's Unprecedented Bid to Supplant State Insurance Regulators

In mid-October, Prudential Financial Inc. dropped its fight against being designated as a systemically important financial institution (SIFI) by the Treasury Department's Financial Stability Oversight Council. When the...more

Insurance Regulatory Update - Holding Company Supervision, Designation of Prudential Financial as Being "Too Big to Fail,"...

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners ("NAIC") 2013 Summer National Meeting, which was held in late August, saw a continuation of the debate over major insurance regulatory reforms. The first of these reforms...more

Business Litigation Report -- July 2013

In This Issue: Main Article: ..“Gray-Market” Goods Now Less Gray Practice Area Notes: ..Trial Practice Update ..Structured Finance Litigation Update ..Russia Litigation Update ..White Collar...more

FSOC Designates AIG And GECC As Nonbank Financial Companies

FSOC has designated the following as nonbank financial companies...more

Under the Umbrella: Quebec Superior Court Examines Excess Insurer’s Obligation to Defend

I. Introduction - On February 18, 2013, the Honourable Luc Lefebvre of the Quebec Superior Court rendered an interesting judgment regarding the excess insurer’s obligation to defend under an umbrella policy. Said...more

Federal Regulators Set to Name Firms as "Systemically Important"

On June 3, several media outlets reported that the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) voted to provide notice to certain nonbank financial firms that they would be deemed "systemically important."...more

Now the Fun Begins: FSOC Proposes the First Three Nonbank SIFIs

In a June 3, 2013 closed-door meeting, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (“FSOC”) voted to propose the designation of three financial services companies — American International Group (“AIG”), Prudential Financial and...more

N.Y. ALJ Holds Taxpayer’s Motives for Acquiring Stock and How Stock Is Used Irrelevant in Determining Investment Capital

A New York administrative law judge recently held in Matter of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. that income received by a taxpayer from its ownership of common stock was investment income. In so holding, the ALJ addressed an important...more

District Court Denies Countrywide’s Motion to Dismiss AIG Suit

On May 6, Judge Mariana Pfaelzer of the United States District Court for the Central District of California allowed American International Group, Inc. (AIG) to proceed with several of its claims against Bank of America and...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - May 13, 2013

In This Issue: FHFA Limit on Fannie and Freddie Loan Purchases to Qualified Mortgage; Rating Agency Developments; MBIA and Bank of America Settle MBS Litigation for $1.7 Billion: Assured and UBS Agree to Settle RMBS...more

Court Certifies Class Action in Takings Case Arising from Government’s Takeover of AIG

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims recently agreed to certify a class in a takings case, Starr International v. United States. Starr involves claims by shareholders of American International Group (AIG). Their lawsuit...more

Focus on Tax Controversy and Litigation

In this issue: - Shearman & Sterling Secures Favorable Settlement of $807 Million IRS Claim Against Ambac Financial Group - AIG Case Requires Economic Substance for Transactions Generating Foreign Tax...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - April 22, 2013

Second Circuit Rejects Edge Act Jurisdiction in AIG RMBS Case - On April 19, the Second Circuit ruled that a lawsuit brought by American International Group (AIG) against several Bank of America entities involving...more

Saskatchewan Trial Court Awards Record Punitive Damages for Insurer Bad Faith

A Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench has assessed punitive damages totalling $4,500,000 against two insurers in a recent trial decision, Branco v. American Home Assurance et. al., 2013 SKQB 98. In rendering a...more

The FSA Fines Prudential £30m over its Failed $35.5bn Bid for AIA

The fine has been levied for Prudential’s failure to inform the FSA that it was seeking to acquire the Asian arm of AIG at an appropriate time, in breach of FSA Principles and UKLA Listing Principles. ...more

FSA Fines UBS £9.45 Million for Failings in AIG Fund Sales

On February 12, the FSA published a final notice issued to UBS AG, setting out a fine of £9.45 million in respect of failings identified in its sale of the AIG Enhanced Variable Rate Fund (the Fund). Having reviewed sales of...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - February 19, 2013

In This Issue: - Financial Industry Developments •CFPB Implementation Plan for Mortgage Rules •FDIC Proposed Rule on Insured Deposits at Foreign Branches of U.S. Banks •CFPB Bulletin on Servicers'...more

Consenting Adults: D.C. Circuit Tells Press To Stay Out Of SEC-AIG Relationship

What happens between a mature multinational insurance corporation and its regulator is nobody’s business, or so says the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which issued an opinion in SEC v. AIG on February...more

The Final Geithner Tally: TARP Bailout Pays Big Dividends For Taxpayers

As U.S. Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner steps down, Treasury released a January 18, 2012 update on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”). This most recent update highlights an often misunderstood reality —...more

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