Mondaq USA: Insurance
BakerHostetler
This quarter has seen a few new types of class actions against insurers as well as aging of some more mature theories wending their way through the courts.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
New Jersey's request, which was submitted on July 2nd, 2018, is summarized below.
Carlton Fields
A tax court judge in New Jersey has handed Johnson & Johnson (J&J), and likely other New Jersey-based businesses that operate captive insurers, a significant loss in an opinion interpreting...
Reed Smith
The Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services have issued a final rule that expands the availability of short-term, limited duration insurance policies ...
Carlton Fields
On July 13, 2018 Alaska became the last state to incorporate amendments to the NAIC Credit for Reinsurance Model Law into its insurance code when Governor Bill Walker (I) signed House Bill 401...
Miller Friel
In today's blog post, Mark Miller addresses another issue pertaining to the role of insurance broker claims advocates, namely a misperception that some brokers...
Nexsen Pruet
The Pooles sustained only $1250 in property damage.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
States are increasingly looking for ways to improve stability in their individual insurance marketplaces.
Miller Friel
Cyber insurance for business interruption losses is of great importance to business This year business interruption ranked as the leading threat to companies globally, with cyber incidents acting...
Carlton Fields
Almost a year ago, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that an alleged violation of California's illustration statutes could serve as a predicate for liability under the California Unfair Competition Law.
Miller Friel
A question that corporate policyholders should ask before entering insurance coverage arbitration is whether arbitration is a viable way to resolve a complex corporate insurance dispute.
Carlton Fields
Rhode Island has amended its laws related to voluntary restructuring of insurers and protected cell companies to allow for domestic insurance companies to enter into a voluntary restructuring...
Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP
In first party lawsuits brought by policyholders against their insurance carriers, allegations of bad faith are often included in the complaint.
Holland & Knight
The New York office of Holland & Knight recently held "Captive Insurance in the Middle Market." The event was moderated by John D. Dadakis, lead partner in Holland & Knight's...
Carlton Fields
A federal judge recently relied on a pollution exclusion to find that Great American Insurance Company was not obligated to cover losses associated with the unintended distribution...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Cyber insurance is a type of insurance that can help protect a business in the event of a data breach, network security failure, or other cyber threat, and from risks relating to information technology...
Carlton Fields
On July 24, in preparation for its August 4 meeting at the NAIC 2018 Summer National Meeting, the Annuity Suitability (A) Working Group (the "Suitability WG") peddled fast...
Carlton Fields
In this case, Reserve Mechanical Corp., a captive insurer incorporated under the laws of Anguilla, sued the Commissioner of Internal Revenue in the U.S. Tax Court regarding the Commissioner's findings of $477,261
Carlton Fields
A federal judge recently refused an insured's attempt to escape a policy exclusion by contending that a large "storage bin" on wheels was a "vehicle" under an exception to the exclusion, which prohibited coverage for costs associated with gas system tests.
Carlton Fields
On July 18, New York's Department of Financial Services (the "NY DFS") issued the final version of its Suitability and Best Interests in Life Insurance and Annuity Transactions Regulation...
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US District Judge Manish S. Shah in the Northern District of Illinois last week denied insurers' motion to dismiss a pharmaceutical company's action seeking insurance coverage for the costs associated with...
Carlton Fields
Once again, the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has made variable insurance products an exam priority.
Anderson Kill
Opioid producers and distributors have turned to their insurance companies for relief from litigation, triggering a fierce fight.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
The autonomous motor vehicle industry is growing exponentially. Various automobile manufacturers, including Audi, Ford, Volkswagen, GM, BMW, Toyota, Tesla, and Nissan, have announced that they plan to sell fully autonomous motor vehicles by 2021.
Sedgwick LLP
In all insurance matters, all persons owe a duty of good faith, to abstain from deception, to practice honesty and equity, and to preserve inviolate the integrity of insurance.
Miller Friel
There have been a series of recent high profile cyber insurance claim denials.
Carlton Fields
A California jury recently returned a verdict in favor of MassMutual following a 12-day trial in a state-court class action that claimed the insurer failed to pay dividends owed to policy owners.
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
Q: My husband and I are New Hampshire residents and we just learned that we have the winning Powerball lottery ticket of a recent $64 million drawing. Are there steps we can take to protect this windfall?
Carlton Fields
On May 3, Governor Henry McMaster signed the South Carolina Insurance Data Security Act, making South Carolina the first state to adopt the NAIC Insurance Data Security Model Law.
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