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Federal-Mogul Global Inc.: Third Circuit Holds Bankruptcy Code Preempts Anti-Assignment Provisions, Allowing Transfer of Policy Rights to Asbestos Trust

By Jennifer Black Strutt, Associate, McCarter & English, LLP Federal-Mogul Global, Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers of automobile parts, and its affiliates filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, seeking to resolve asbestos-related liability through the creation of a personal injury...

McCarter & English, LLP on State of California v. Continental Insurance Co.: California Supreme Court Affirms All-Sums-With-Stacking Rule, Allowing Policyholder to Access “Uber-Policy” for Long-Tail Property Damage Claims

By Jennifer Black Strutt, Associate, McCarter & English, LLP The California Supreme Court considered complex questions of insurance policy interpretation in connection with environmental contamination at the Stringfellow Acid Pits waste site. A federal court held the State liable for all past...

McCarter & English on Vigilant Insurance Co. v. Sibbio: Insurer Had Duty to Defend Based on Reasonable Possibility of Coverage

By Lauren E. Ciancia, Associate, McCarter & English, LLP In Vigilant Insurance Co. v. Sibbio, 2012 N.Y. Misc. Lexis 4868 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Oct. 9, 2012) , the New York Supreme Court held an insurance company has a duty to defend its policyholder for underlying allegations concerning the lead-paint...

Even if You Can't Insure the End of Days, You Can Insure Some of the Effects of Climate Change

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English December 22 was to be the day the world ended. But it didn't . The spin put by some on the Mayan calendar didn't pan out and the world continued. Here in Baltimore we didn't buy into the predictions, but just in case, we went looking...

Insuring the Effects from Climate Change

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English December 22 was to be the day the world ended. But it didn't . The spin put by some on the Mayan calendar didn't pan out and the world continued. Here in Baltimore we didn't buy into the predictions, but just in case, we went looking...

Wind Projects: Bald Eagles Don't Surf

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English One would think that preliminary estimates of bird fatalities at a proposed 78 MW wind farm in southeastern Minnesota were hardly news. After all, there are over 60,000 MW of wind energy installed in the United States. But the Wall Street Journal...