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By Jason R. Brost
The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has rejected a challenge to an arbitration award issued by the China International Trade Arbitration Commission ...
By Thaddeus Ewald
On April 11, 2018 Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) signed Legislative Bill 815 into law, joining the surge of states amending their insurance laws regarding when ceding insurers may claim credit for reinsurance.
By Carlton Fields
Summary Judgment: incorporation of an affirmative defense by referencing "previously filed pleadings" does not obviate movant's obligation to comply with particularity requirements ...
By Thaddeus Ewald
Verizon Wireless prevailed recently in confirming certain arbitration awards related to a dispute based on allegedly unlawful administrative charges for a cellular contract.
By Carlton Fields
U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
By Cathleen Bell Bremmer
In Edwards v. DoorDash, Inc., No. 17-20082 (5th Cir. Apr. 25, 2018), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed its position that arbitrability of claims, including whether class or collective claims must be arbitrated individually, is a threshold question that must be determined by the court prior to deciding certification motions.
By Benjamin E. Stearns
Odyssey Reinsurance Company ("Odyssey") has obtained an order compelling John Scannell to produce subpoenaed documents related to Odyssey's efforts to collect a $3.2 million...
By Robert MacAneney, John Pitblado
On May 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in InComm Holdings, Inc. v. Great American Insurance Company.
By Gail Jankowski
On April 12, 2018, Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer signed into law SB 410– a bill establishing the Captive Insurance Act, which creates two new types of captives – branch and special purpose...
By Benjamin E. Stearns
A Brazilian mining and steelmaking company (Companhia Siderurgica Nacional, S.A. ("CSN")), a Brazilian insurance company (IRB Brazil Resseguros, S.A. ("IRB")) ...
By Aaron C. Dunlap
The Florida Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust has publicly noticed a rulemaking workshop to discuss proposed revisions to the administrative rules governing sovereign submerged land leases.
By Gail Jankowski
The Fifth Circuit weighed the factors and affirmed the district court's decision against abstention based in part on the strong federal policy favoring arbitration.
By Carlton Fields
This Week's Florida Appeals: Week Of April 30 - May 4, 2018
By David L. Luck, Stephanie A. Fichera
The time for appealing from an order, whether final or non-final, is typically jurisdictional. If the appellant or petitioner misses the applicable deadline, the appellate court lacks jurisdiction ...
By Josephine Cicchetti
On May 1, South Carolina's legislature ratified the South Carolina Insurance Data Security Act, its version of the NAIC's Insurance Data Security Model Law. Next stop: the Governor's office.
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