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|Massachusetts Appeals Court Finds That Policyholder’s Misrepresentations Limit Coverage|
Alexander G. Henlin; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
March 20, 2014, previously published on March 18, 2014The Massachusetts Appeals Court has upheld a lower-court judgment severely limiting the amount of coverage available to a motor vehicle policyholder, writing that the policyholder’s failure to control who operated the car constituted a misrepresentation that invalidated coverage even in the...
|Copyright Office Planning To Conduct Webinar, Voluntary Trials For Its “E-Licensing” System For Filing Statements Of Account|
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
March 18, 2014, previously published on March 2014The Copyright Office has been engaged in a multi-year, multi-million dollar project to develop an on-line system for cable operators to use in preparing and filing their semi-annual compulsory license statements of account (SOAs). Previously referred to as the “reengineering project,”...
|Senate Bill Would Allow Federal Reserve to Exclude Insurers From Dodd-Frank Consolidated Capital Requirements|
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
March 18, 2014, previously published on March 14, 2014U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) has introduced a bill, S.2012, in an effort to clarify the application of Section 171 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) to insurance companies. Section 171 (codified at 12 U.S.C. 5371) requires...
|The Court of Appeal Says that Contractual Terms Limiting or Excluding Recoverable Damages Do Not Preclude Applicants for Interim Injunctive Relief from Arguing that Damages are Not an Adequate Remedy|
Ellen Hughes-Jones, Akash Sachdeva; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
March 18, 2014, previously published on March 2014The Court of Appeal has, in the case of AB and CD  EWCA Civ 229, recently had an opportunity to consider and address the proper approach to the grant of an interim injunction, in particular in relation to a claim for an alleged breach of contract where the contract contained a provision which...
|Talks on the Draft EU Data Protection Regulation Regain Momentum|
Sarah Pearce, Kathryn Whitfield; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
March 18, 2014, previously published on March 14, 2014On Wednesday 12 March 2014, European Parliament (Parliament) voted in plenary in favour of the European Commission’s draft EU Data Protection Regulation (the Regulation). The vote confirmed Parliament’s strong support of the decisions made previously at committee level by the Civil...
|Final Regulations on ACA Employer Mandate Eases Compliance for Employers in 2015|
Lori A. Basilico; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
March 14, 2014, previously published on March 2014On February 10, 2014, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations on the employer shared responsibility provisions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Although these final regulations do not differ significantly from the proposed...
|New Criminal Offence under the UK Data Protection Act: Requiring a Person to Submit and Reveal the Results of a Subject Access Request|
Jonny McDonald, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
March 14, 2014, previously published on March 12, 2014In his keynote speech at the Information Commissioner’s Office (the “ICO”), annual Data Protection Practitioner Conference in Manchester, England (attended by Edwards Wildman), Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties Simon Hughes MP announced that the UK government would...
|The Florida Supreme Court Takes the “Self” Out of “Self-Insured Retention” and Rules that the Insured’s Self-Insured Retention Can Be Satisfied by Payment by Someone Other Than the Insured|
Patrick Frye; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
March 13, 2014, previously published on March 11, 2014In Intervest Construction of Jax v. General Fidelity Ins. Co., the Florida Supreme Court considered insurance policy language that called for a self-insured retention to be exhausted by “payments made by the insured.” The court decided that those payments could be made by someone else...
|Swiss Immigration EU Initiative Threatens to Jeopardise Access to Free Market|
Kimberley Cottrell; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
March 12, 2014, previously published on March 10, 2014On 9 February 2014, 50.3% of Swiss voters backed an initiative calling for quotas on immigrants from the EU. The initiative was proposed by the right wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) and has caused considerable tension between Switzerland and Brussels. Supporters of the quotas blame the rise...
|U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Issues Guidance in View of Prometheus and Myriad|
Daniel W. Clarke, Peter F. Corless, Christopher R. Cowles, Ralph A. Loren; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 2014 On March 4, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a highly anticipated Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility of Claims Reciting or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena & Natural Products (“Guidance”). The Guidance is promulgated for...