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Class Action Certified for Lender Requiring More Flood Insurance
Posted on 2 Oct 2012 by Barry Zalma

THE MISCHIEVIOUS CLASS ACTION Home mortgage lenders are always concerned that their security is appropriately protected by insurance. As a result, by the terms and conditions, of the mortgage the lender keeps to itself the right to compel the borrower... Read More

Highlights of the Winter 2011 Issue of New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law
Posted on 20 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

The Winter 2011 issue of New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issus in Insurance Law features three timely articles of significant importance: • The Supreme Court's 2011 Class Action Decisions: Their Impact on Insurance Class Actions... Read More

The Supreme Court's 2011 Class Action Decisions: Their Impact on Insurance Class Actions
Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Wystan Ackerman

By Wystan Ackerman, Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP This commentary by Wystan Ackerman analyzes the three decisions issued by the U.S. Supreme Court on class actions in 2011, with a focus on their impact on the insurance industry: Wal-Mart Stores... Read More

SNR Denton on Kartman v. State Farm: Claim Handling Class Actions and Bad Faith Without Coverage Take Another Hit
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton In Kartman v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. [1], the Seventh Circuit reversed certification of a class action for allegedly improper adjustment of claims for hailstorm damage to insureds'... Read More

SNR Denton on Oubre v. Citizens Insurance Co.: Louisiana Supreme Court Clarifies Penalty Statutes
Posted on 21 Feb 2012 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton In Oubre v. Citizens Insurance Co., a divided Louisiana Supreme Court resolved a split in the courts of appeals by holding that the statutory penalty for an insurer's failure to timely initiate loss... Read More

Surge of Securities Litigation Against U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies Raises Critical D&O Insurance Issues
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by Kevin LaCroix and Peter Gillon

By Kevin M. LaCroix, Esq., Executive Vice President, OakBridge Insurance Services and Peter M. Gillon, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP One of the most distinctive U.S. litigation trends over the last twelve months has been the surge... Read More

Halliburton Decision May Drive Up Litigation Costs and Impact Settlement
Posted on 10 Jul 2014 by Amanda Hairston

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], is not the game changer for securities litigation that some hoped for, but D&O insurers will be... Read More

The Supreme Court's 2011 Class Action Decisions: Their Impact on Insurance Class Actions
Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Wystan Ackerman

By Wystan Ackerman, Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP This commentary by Wystan Ackerman analyzes the three decisions issued by the U.S. Supreme Court on class actions in 2011, with a focus on their impact on the insurance industry: Wal-Mart Stores... Read More

SNR Denton on Kartman v. State Farm: Claim Handling Class Actions and Bad Faith Without Coverage Take Another Hit
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton In Kartman v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. [1], the Seventh Circuit reversed certification of a class action for allegedly improper adjustment of claims for hailstorm damage to insureds'... Read More

SNR Denton on Oubre v. Citizens Insurance Co.: Louisiana Supreme Court Clarifies Penalty Statutes
Posted on 21 Feb 2012 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton In Oubre v. Citizens Insurance Co., a divided Louisiana Supreme Court resolved a split in the courts of appeals by holding that the statutory penalty for an insurer's failure to timely initiate loss... Read More

Highlights of the Winter 2011 Issue of New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law
Posted on 20 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

The Winter 2011 issue of New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issus in Insurance Law features three timely articles of significant importance: • The Supreme Court's 2011 Class Action Decisions: Their Impact on Insurance Class Actions... Read More

California Insureds Should Question the “Conventional Wisdom” Regarding Coverage for Wage and Hour Class Actions
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Erica Villanueva

By Erica Villanueva, Associate, Farella Braun + Martel Employment Practices Liability ("EPL") insurers have been aggressive in denying coverage for "wage and hour" class actions filed in California and elsewhere. Indeed, insureds... Read More

Insurance Implications of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster
Posted on 17 May 2010 by Michael Cessna

By Michael Cessna, of Counsel, Lathrop & Gage LLP The potential financial impact of the April 20, 2010 explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico may well eclipse the financial impact of the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989... Read More

Surge of Securities Litigation Against U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies Raises Critical D&O Insurance Issues
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by Kevin LaCroix and Peter Gillon

By Kevin M. LaCroix, Esq., Executive Vice President, OakBridge Insurance Services and Peter M. Gillon, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP One of the most distinctive U.S. litigation trends over the last twelve months has been the surge... Read More

Class Action Certified for Lender Requiring More Flood Insurance
Posted on 2 Oct 2012 by Barry Zalma

THE MISCHIEVIOUS CLASS ACTION Home mortgage lenders are always concerned that their security is appropriately protected by insurance. As a result, by the terms and conditions, of the mortgage the lender keeps to itself the right to compel the borrower... Read More