Expect Focus - Volume II, Spring 2013

Expect Focus - Volume II, Spring 2013IN THE SPOTLIGHT

  • Private Mortgage Insurance: The Other Lender-Placed Coverage

LIFE INSURANCE

  • 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

HEALTH CARE

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

PROPERTY & CASUALTY

  • 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

NARROWING THE FOCUS

  • Staking Claims: Unclaimed Property Update

SECURITIES

  • 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

CONSUMER FINANCE & BANKING

  • 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

IP/TECHNOLOGY

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

NEWS & NOTES

 

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