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HTMLUK: Notification of ‘Circumstances’ Need Not Specify An Incident
Ajita Shah; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 20, 2013, previously published on December 19, 2013
The Court of Appeal in European Risk Insurance Company HF v Collette Ann McManus & Ors [2013] 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...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Upholds ERISA Plan's Limitations Period
Jonathan R. Shank, Gina D. Wodarski; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 20, 2013, previously published on December 19, 2013
On 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...

 

HTMLBills Introduced in Congress to Revise Cable and DBS Signal Carriage Rules
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 2013
A pair of influential members of the House of Representatives (Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)) have introduced end-of-session bills that would change the rules governing the carriage of broadcast signals by cable and DBS providers. While the bills differ in their approach,...

 

HTMLNew EU Data Protection Regulation - Proposals on One-Stop-Shop Regulatory Regime Need Further Work
William Haig, Jonny McDonald; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 18, 2013
As discussed in our blog posting today, following a meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs ministers of the Council of the European Union on 6 December 2013, the new EU Data Protection Regulation looks set to be plagued with delays as members failed to reach agreement on various legal aspects. The...

 

HTMLEU: European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) Reports on the Need for Regulatory Scrutiny of the ILS Market
Jane Elphick; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 18, 2013
In its latest report on the financial stability of the continent's insurance and pensions industry, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has expressed the need for close regulatory scrutiny of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market to ensure it does not threaten...

 

HTMLAn Indiana Court Allows a Bad-Faith Claim Even Though the Insurer Denied Coverage Correctly
Patrick Frye; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 18, 2013, previously published on December 16, 2013
Until last week, Indiana courts were strict in their treatment of an insurance bad-faith lawsuit. Not only must the plaintiff show ill will by the insurer, he must show that the insurer denied coverage wrongfully. E.g., Foster v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., no. 1:10-cv-20 (N.D. Ind. Aug. 17,...

 

HTMLConflict Minerals: Due Diligence and Disclosure Steps Public Companies Should be Addressing Now
Matthew C. Dallett, Ryan M. Rourke Reed; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 18, 2013, previously published on December 2013
Public companies that manufacture products for which “conflict minerals” or their derivatives1 are necessary to the functionality or production should have concluded or be finalizing the “country of origin inquiries” required by the Securities and Exchange Commission...

 

HTMLHouse Approves Budget Bill
Leslie J. Levinson, Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 18, 2013, previously published on December 2013
On December 12, 2013, the House approved a bipartisan budget proposal. The bill is expected to also pass in the Senate. The proposal, among other things, amends: the Sustainable Growth Rate (‘SGR”) provisions of the Medicare physician fee schedule; disproportionate share hospital...

 

HTMLCopyright Office Releases Revised Statement of Account Forms for 2013/2 Accounting Period, Approves Use of Filing Fee Addendum with TWC Excel SOA Template
Seth A. Davidson; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 13, 2013
The Copyright Office, which recently announced the establishment of a schedule of filing fees that must accompany the submission of each statement of account form submitted by a cable operator, has published updated versions of Forms SA1-2 and SA3 that require cable operators to include the...

 

HTMLAereo Supports Supreme Court Review of its Victory in the Second Circuit
Seth A. Davidson; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 16, 2013
In a development that surprised most observers, Aereo has filed a brief with the Supreme Court agreeing that the Court should hear the broadcast industry’s challenge to Aereo’s legality under the Copyright Act. Aereo’s action may make it more likely that the Court will take the...

 


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