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The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published 16 consultations in respect of the second set of draft implementing technical standards.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The FSB issued a consultation paper on recovery and resolution planning for Systemically Important Insurers and guidance on the identification of critical functions and critical shared services SIIs.
GuernseyFinance
Guernsey's strength as a captive domicile has been decades in the making, with the country's first captive being established in the 1920s.
Reed Smith
The court recognized that many policyholders facing substantial liability claims are essentially judgment-proof, but may still suffer substantial harm from bad faith, such as impaired credit ratings and the results of insolvency proceedings.
Reed Smith
This week, in a 5-1 decision resolving a certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopted the positions advanced by Reed Smith LLP on behalf of United Policyholders..
Jones Day
The 10th Circuit, applying Utah law, held that damage to third-party property caused by allegedly defective windows constitutes an occurrence, triggering a duty to defend.
Clyde & Co
On 24 September 2014, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) of the US Department of the Treasury issued its second "Annual Report on the Insurance Industry" (the FIO Report). FIO was established within the Treasury Department under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act). FIO is tasked with monitoring all aspects of the US insurance industry, including identifying issues contributing to systemic risk in the industry and the US financial system:
Clyde & Co
Non-US reinsurers from qualified jurisdictions will benefit from reduced reinsurance collateral requirements in the United States in 2015.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On November 25, 2014, the FDIC issued a final rule which will revise capital ratios and ratio thresholds to conform to the prompt corrective action capital ratio and ratio thresholds for used deposit insurance assessments.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On November 20, 2014, the FDIC issued a FIL laying out guidance in the form of questions and answers for new banks preparing applications for deposit insurance.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
Not everyone in Washington, D.C. took a four-day Thanksgiving break. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chose Friday, November 28 to announce the launch of a comprehensive review of federally mandated transportation insurance requirements.
Reed Smith
We recently marked the two year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. With that anniversary came an influx of litigation in response to insurance companies denying or overly limiting coverage. That litigation recently revealed highly questionable practices within the industry.
Reed Smith
Top-ranking U.S. officials continue to stress the importance of securing adequate protection in the event of cyberliability losses.
Reed Smith
Corporate directors and officers have a long list of things that can keep them up at night.
Reed Smith
Corporate directors and officers have a long list of things that can keep them up at night. Personal liability for civil fines and penalties arising out of negligence should not be one of them.
Duane Morris LLP
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is forging ahead with its work on captive insurance companies used by life insurance companies to finance reserves required under current regulations.
Andrews Kurth LLP
On October 31, 2014, the Supreme Court of Texas issued a per curium opinion having potentially far-reaching impact on first-party insurance litigation discovery practices.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The Tennessee Legislature recently reformed the law of sinkhole coverage and sinkhole losses in the State of Tennessee with legislation which became effective July 1, 2014.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The Tennessee Legislature recently reformed the law of sinkhole coverage and sinkhole losses in the State of Tennessee with legislation which became effective July 1, 2014.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
In Gramercy Insurance Co. v. Expeditor’s Express, Inc., a truck driver died after the truck he was driving suffered a flat tire, veered off the road, turned over and caught fire.
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Duane Morris LLP
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is forging ahead with its work on captive insurance companies used by life insurance companies to finance reserves required under current regulations.
Littler Mendelson
On August 28, the IRS released draft instructions for completing health insurance reporting forms required under the Affordable Care Act.
Littler Mendelson
On January 10, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released final regulations governing the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
BakerHostetler
Although HIPAA does not create a private cause of action, a recent Indiana Superior Court jury verdict indicates that HIPAA could still play an important role in private causes of action in state court based on negligence and professional liability as it relates to confidentiality.
Jones Day
The Affordable Care Act ("ACA") infuses new complexities into collective bargaining negotiations over health insurance benefits.
Reed Smith
Insurance companies often look to the pollution exclusions in their commercial general liability policies in attempts to exclude coverage for many types of claims.
McGuireWoods LLP
No business is safe from privacy breaches and cyber attacks, and hackers grow more sophisticated each day.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
One of the most contentious and negotiated aspects of an acquisition transaction is the allocation of risk for post-closing breaches of the seller’s representations and warranties, and the remedies available to the buyer for such breaches.
Foley & Lardner
You dig out your insurance policy and are relieved to find that you are insured up to the "actual cash value" of the building.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Last year, the Department of Labor and the Treasury Department/IRS issued guidance on the application of certain of the Affordable Care Act’s insurance market reforms.
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