Expect Focus - Volume II, Spring 2013

Expect Focus - Volume II, Spring 2013IN THE SPOTLIGHT

  • Private Mortgage Insurance: The Other Lender-Placed Coverage


  • NAIC Life and Annuities (A) Committee’s Round-Up
  • Fed Floats Fees for Financial Firms
  • Financial Regulation Modernization Update
  • Diverse Policyowner Preferences Sink COI Class Certification
  • Discovery Rule Prevents Dismissal in Spite of Contract Language
  • One STOLI Action’s Jurisdictional Twist
  • Class Action Update


  • Appropriate Equitable Relief Cannot Trump Plan Terms
  • Court Rejects Certification In Block Closure Case.


  • Multiple Chinese Drywall Claims Against Importer Constitute a Single “Occurrence”
  • Market Fluctuations Rule and Liquidations of Separate Accounts
  • While Florida Limits the Economic Loss Rule, Potential Liability Keeps Growing
  • Defendant’s Time to Remove Bad Faith Lawsuit Expired Before It Was Sued


  • Staking Claims: Unclaimed Property Update


  • Pushing Boundaries: Not Just for Kids
  • Mandatory Class Action Waivers Upheld
  • Supreme Court Rejects SEC “Discovery Rule” Argument
  • SEC Rides Herd on Adviser Custody Arrangements
  • Can Securities Regulators Make Harmony?
  • SEC’s Summary VA Prospectus: How Patient Should We Be?
  • Blue-Sky Regulators Attack Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements


  • The CFPB’s New Rule on Disclosure of Records and Information
  • CFPB Publishes Revealing Data on Consumer Complaints
  • Arbitration Roundup
  • CFPB Continues to Target “Add-On” Financial Products


  • U.S. Supreme Court Applies “First Sale” Doctrine to Foreign-Made Copies of Copyrighted Works



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