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Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Insurance Company's Motion to Compel Arbitration
Posted on 2 May 2013 by Anderson Kill

On April 19, the Eighth Circuit affirmed the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri's September 4, 2012 decision in Union Electric Company v. Aegis Energy Syndicate 1225 , holding that a policyholder could avoid arbitration... Read More

DLA Piper – Australia: Insurance Review April 2013
Posted on 24 Apr 2013 by DLA Piper

Welcome to Insurance Review April 2013 , DLA Piper's publication dedicated to the insurance industry. In this edition we report on developments across the insurance industry, including the long-awaited amendments to the Insurance Contracts Act... Read More

LexisNexis Authors To Speak At Rutgers Center for Risk and Responsibility Conference On The Principles/Restatement Of The Law Of Liability Insurance
Posted on 28 Jan 2015 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

On February 27, 2015, the Rutgers Center for Risk and Responsibility will be holding on a conference on the provocative and much anticipated Principles/Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance now being developed by the American Law Institute. ... Read More

Is That Covered? Life Insurance For Sick Infant (Fair Warning - This Is an Emotional One)
Posted on 15 Oct 2014 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

By Michael R. Kelley Imagine you, as grandparents, had planned for months to purchase a life insurance policy on your soon-to-be-born-grandchild. You intended it as a gift to your daughter and her husband. But, your grandchild is born with a number... Read More

Insurance Review 2015 – Insurance Update Australia
Posted on 22 Apr 2015 by DLA Piper

By: Alec Christie , Alexander Gregg, Carmen Elder , Codie Gippel, David Leggatt , Emma Baker , Emma Cameron , Jacques Jacobs , James Baird , James Berg , James Morse , Jason Morris, John Goulios , John Sheehy, Julian Conti, Kieran O'Brien , Mark Baker... Read More

A Rare Narrowing Of The Consumer Fraud Act's Scope: Medical Malpractice Insurance Not Covered
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Peter J. Gallagher

By Peter J. Gallagher ( @pjsgallagher ) It is not every day that a New Jersey court limits the scope of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”), [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], so when one does, it is worth... Read More

California’s Insurance Fraud Prevention Act: 3 Unsettled Issues The Health Sector Should Understand
Posted on 17 Feb 2015 by DLA Piper

By Todd M. Noonan and David A. Cheit , Attorneys, DLA Piper California’s Insurance Frauds Prevention Act, Ins. Code §§ 1871 et seq. (IFPA), [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], is an unusual false claims statute... Read More

The Innovative Online Arbitration Evaluation Tool: CaseXplorer Arbitration
Posted on 27 Apr 2015 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

This article describes the new online arbitration case evaluation tool, CaseXplorer® Arbitration™. It covers the value of a mock arbitration process and the cost and time savings that this new, online process brings to lawyers and their clients... Read More

Jenner & Block: Insurer Unable To Step Into CERCLA Shoes Of Insured
Posted on 11 Apr 2013 by Steven M. Siros

A recent Ninth Circuit decision limited the ability of an insurer to seek CERCLA contribution and/or cost recovery from potentially responsible parties ("PRPs"). In Chubb Custom Insurance Company v. Space Systems/Loral et al. , [ enhanced version... Read More

Guest v. Allstate Insurance Co.: Client-Caused Conflict Is Not a Profit Opportunity
Posted on 19 Nov 2010 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton In Guest v. Allstate Insurance Co. , No. 31,602 (N.M. Oct. 25, 2010), Allstate first agreed to indemnify its counsel against a third-party lawsuit, then refused, later agreed again, and then got into a dispute... Read More

Agent Owes No Duty to Public At Large – Negligent Procurement Suit Requires Duty to Plaintiff
Posted on 6 Nov 2014 by Barry Zalma

Insurance agents owe a duty to their customers to obtain the insurance the customer asks that be obtained. When an insurance agent obtains the insurance limits requested by the insured may a third party, injured by the insured, sue the agent because there... Read More

December Publication for Insurance Law’s Authoritative Source! New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Volume 12 – Litigation, Arbitration and Settlement
Posted on 13 Nov 2014 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

The New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition will launch its new Volume 12 in December. It is devoted to litigation, arbitration and settlement of insurance coverage disputes and is written by nationally known experts in insurance coverage litigation... Read More

Super Models Are Looking Better Than Ever - What Does That Mean For Insureds?
Posted on 9 Oct 2014 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald A recent article in Best’s Review , The Rise of the Super Models, by Kate Smith (not Kate Upton, sorry), caught our eye. A lot is going on in the world of computer catastrophe modeling. First, demand by insurers and reinsurers... Read More

Florida Implementing New Insurance Agency Licensing Law
Posted on 5 Mar 2015 by Foley & Lardner LLP

In 2014, the Florida Legislature enacted a law that makes significant changes to the way insurance agencies are licensed in Florida. The new law amends Florida’s insurance agency licensure law, and is intended to streamline the licensing process... Read More