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|Courts Weigh in on NSA Bulk Telephony Metadata Program|
Lawrence R. Freedman, Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 7, 2014, previously published on January 2014In December, two federal courts weighed in on the NSA’s bulk telephony metadata collection program, under which the agency collects from U.S.-based telephone companies, and stores, the metadata of telephone calls - such as numbers dialed and received and the length of calls. The courts came...
|An Illinois Appellate Court Again Refuses to Recognize that Innocence Does Not Bar Rescission of an Insurance Policy|
Patrick Frye; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 7, 2014, previously published on January 6, 2014Illinois law permits rescission of an insurance policy if, in negotiating for the policy, the insured made an innocent, but material, misrepresentation.
|U.S. Federal Trade Commission Representative Comments on the European Commission’s ‘Rebuilding Trust in The EU-US Data Flows’ Report|
Jonny McDonald, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 6, 2014, previously published on January 2, 2014As we have previously reported, the European Commission (the Commission) issued a report on 27 November 2013 identifying a number of actions that it considered necessary to restore the trust in data flows between the United States (US) and the European Union (EU), following the NSA/Snowden...
|NAIC: Bermuda, Germany, Switzerland and UK Now Qualified for Reduced Collateral Requirements|
Amber S. Mills, Nick Pearson; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 6, 2014, previously published on December 31, 2013On December 18, 2013, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) approved four jurisdictions as "Conditional Qualified Jurisdictions," meeting its year-end goal for expedited review of certain jurisdictions. The four jurisdictions are Bermuda, Germany, Switzerland and the...
|FTC Enforces its Risk-Based Pricing Rule against Cable Company|
Arthur H. Harding, Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 6, 2014, previously published on December 30, 2013In the first case brought under its Risk-Based Pricing Rule, the Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement with Time Warner Cable over allegations that it failed to provide the notices to customers as required by the rules. The FTC alleged that Time Warner Cable would decide whether to require...
|SBA Issues Proposed Rule Permitting SBICs to Invest in Double Holding Companies|
Christopher J. Douglass, Alan B. Roth, Michael R. Wilson; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 26, 2013On December 23, 2013, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a proposed rule to revise the Small Business Investment Company (“SBIC”) regulations regarding investments in passive businesses and the use of double holding companies in structuring SBIC...
|Solvency II - ECIROA Raises Concerns Over Solvency II for Captives|
Kimberley Cottrell, Chris Finney; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
December 26, 2013, previously published on December 23, 2013The European Captive Insurance and Reinsurance Owners’ Association (ECIROA) has written to the Internal Market and Services Directorate General of the European Commission, and the European Insurance and Occupation Pensions Authority (EIOPA).
|Copyright Office Adopts Interim Rule Allowing Copyright Owners to Give Notice of Intent to Audit Statements of Account|
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
December 26, 2013, previously published on December 23, 2013Faced with a year-end deadline, the Copyright Office has adopted an “interim” procedural rule that is intended to preserve copyright owners’ ability to audit cable and DBS statements of account (SOA) dating back to the 2010/1 accounting period. Because of the last-minute nature of...
|Supreme Court Upholds ERISA Plan's Limitations Period|
Jonathan R. Shank, Gina D. Wodarski; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
December 20, 2013, previously published on December 19, 2013On December 16, 2013, the United States Supreme Court upheld a limitations period in a long-term disability plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). In Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co., the Court resolved a split among the...
|UK: Notification of ‘Circumstances’ Need Not Specify An Incident|
Ajita Shah; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
December 20, 2013, previously published on December 19, 2013The Court of Appeal in European Risk Insurance Company HF v Collette Ann McManus & Ors  EWHC 18 (Ch), has upheld a High Court judge’s decisions to a) refuse declaratory relief and b) award the claimants 60% of the costs of the hearing, stating that the first instance judge had given...