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April 20, 2017

Louisiana Court Enforces Reporting Requirement in Claims-Made Policy

Louisiana Court Enforces Reporting Requirement in Claims-Made Policy In its recent decision in XL Specialty Insurance Company v. Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23633 (E.D. La. Feb. 26, 2015), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana had occasion to consider the effect of an insured’s untimely reporting of a […]

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April 20, 2017

Amicus Brief in Campbell-Ewald v Gomez (Rule 68)

Amicus Brief in Campbell-Ewald v Gomez (Rule 68) Last Wednesday, Lawyers for Civil Justice filed its amicus brief in Campbell-Ewald Corp. v. Gomez, the case in which the Supreme Court will finally rule on whether Rule 68 offers of judgment (or equivalent settlement offers) can moot a class action.  For those interested, a copy of […]

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April 16, 2017

B.C. Supreme Court Rescinds Land Transfers

B.C. Supreme Court Rescinds Land Transfers [author: Steve Chasey] In Re 0741508 BC Ltd and 0768723 BC Ltd  (2014 BCSC 1791), the British Columbia Supreme Court (“BCSC”) considered whether rescission should be granted in respect of two real estate transactions in which the applicant corporations had transferred several parcels of land to a partnership. The transactions were […]

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April 15, 2017

District Court Evaluates Express Warranty of “Airworthiness” – Texas Court Determines That “Airworthy” Is an Unambiguous Term That Controls Over More General Disclaimers of Warranties

District Court Evaluates Express Warranty of “Airworthiness” – Texas Court Determines That “Airworthy” Is an Unambiguous Term That Controls Over More General Disclaimers of Warranties HIGHLIGHTS: The “as is” clause does not negate the express warranty of an “airworthy” aircraft. The terms “airworthy” and “certificate of airworthiness” are technical terms capable of only one reasonable […]

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April 13, 2017

Securities Arbitration Overview

Securities Arbitration Overview A complete walkthrough of the securities arbitration process, for financial professionals and investors. Authored by securities attorney Mark J. Astarita, this walkthrough has been downloaded tens of thousands of times. Updated in March 2014.  Download PDF 1 Overview of a Securities Arbitration By Mark J. Astarita Background Arbitration is a dispute resolution […]

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April 6, 2017

European Supervisory Authorities Reject Proposed Amendments to Technical Standards on ECAIs Credit Assessments

European Supervisory Authorities Reject Proposed Amendments to Technical Standards on ECAIs Credit Assessments The European Banking Authority, European Securities and Markets Authority and European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (known as the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities) published an Opinion on the European Commission’s proposed amendments to the ESA’s final draft Implementing Technical […]

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