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HTMLA Primer On Insurance Dispute Resolution In China
Qianwei Fu, Jiangxiao Athena Hou, Jose M. Umbert; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 14, 2015
We previously discussed in a June 10, 2015, guest article the basics of insurance underwriting and claim handling in China. In this article, we give an overview of the legal framework and relevant key issues in insurance coverage dispute resolution in China.[1]

 

HTMLOstriches Beware: E-Discovery Ethics In Social Media
Eric P. Mandel, Charles R. Ragan; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015
“Electronic document creation and/or storage, and electronic communications, have become commonplace in modern life, and discovery of ESI is now a frequent part of almost any litigated matter. Attorneys who handle litigation may not ignore the requirements and obligations of electronic...

 

HTMLTexas Court Talks Insurance And Actual Cash Value
Shannon M. O'Malley; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 20, 2015, previously published by Texas Law360 on April 8, 2015
When an insured suffers a property loss, the insurance policy defines the parameters of recovery. Typically, a property insurance policy¿s default valuation provision for a property loss is the actual cash value of the property. Calculation of the actual cash value often takes the age of the...

 

HTMLEstimates vs. Bids: Determining Insurer Obligation
Lindsey Bruning; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Insurance Law360 on May 9, 2014
The typical property insurance claim begins with notification of a loss from the insured or its broker. Thereafter, the carrier sends out an adjuster to investigate the loss and determine whether, and to what extent, coverage exists. Often the insured hires a public adjuster to represent its...

 

HTMLThe Perilous 'Superperil' Ruling In NJ Storm Surge Case
Thomas H. Cook; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Insurance Law360 on April 2, 2015
The Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County's ruling in Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. v. Ace American Insurance Co. on March 23 follows a line of thought advanced by many policyholder lawyers that including a definition of “Named Windstorm” in a property policy —...

 

HTMLPrimer On Underwriting Insurance Risks In Argentina
Martin Arganaraz, Jason Reeves, Jose Umbert; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Insurance Law360 on June 19, 2014
Latin America presents excellent opportunities for the global (re)insurance industry. But, there are a number of important considerations for insurance and reinsurance companies underwriting risks in the region. This article addresses some critical issues relating to underwriting first-party...

 

HTMLInsurers Be Warned, Your Communications Are Discoverable
Elizabeth V. Kniffen; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Insurance Law360 on August 4, 2014
Insurers and reinsurers regularly communicate regarding matters they view as confidential. These communications often relate to claims, both routine and litigated, by the underlying insureds. Insureds, in turn, seek discovery of these communications when claims become contentious and litigated....

 

HTMLFinding Peace When Settling U.S. and EU Price-Fixing Claims
Qianwei Fu, Jose Umbert, Judith A. Zahid; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Competition Law360 on April 28, 2014
The great majority of private antitrust disputes are resolved through settlements. One of the key challenges for policymakers, practitioners, consumers and businesses is how to efficiently resolve cross-border price-fixing disputes given the lack of a single forum. Cartelists facing the prospect of...

 

HTMLTexas' Atty Fee Statute — Elevating Form Over Substance?
James Holbrook; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Texas Law360 on April 23, 2014
Texas follows the American Rule, which provides that litigants may recover attorneys' fees only if specifically provided for by contract or statute. One such statute — Section 38.001 of the Texas Civil Practice Remedies Code — allows a “person [to] recover reasonable attorneys'...

 

HTMLNCAA’s Latest Legal Nightmare May Be Most Important
Richard M. Hagstrom, Shawn Stuckey; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Competition Law360 on July 11, 2014
No doubt all eyes of the sports world are on the O’Bannon v. National Collegiate Athletic Association trial, which is currently taking place in Oakland, California. SB Nation called the trial “the biggest trial in the history of college sports” and Sports Illustrated implied that...

 


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