Expect Focus - Volume III, Summer 2012

Expect Focus - Volume III, Summer 2012IN THE SPOTLIGHT

  • CFTC Rule Changes: A Silver Lining?


  • Contingent Deferred Annuities Update
  • STOLI and Contestability Provisions
  • COI Case Developments
  • International Financial Regulatory Reform
  • Captiv(e)ating Developments at the NAIC
  • FATCA – Evolving Guidance Unlikely to Exempt Insurance


  • Eleventh Circuit Affirms Denial of ALF Coverage
  • Fifth Circuit Limits Insurer’s Discretionary Ability
  • DUI Not Necessarily Bar to Life Insurance Benefits


  • Florida Supreme Court: No Cause of Action for Common Law Bad Faith
  • Ripples from Spitzer’s Big Splash Have Not Yet Subsided
  • Fundamental Insurance Defenses May Be Asserted Against Additional Insureds
  • Agent’s Error Imputed to Insurer


  • Final Swap Definition Rules


  • Mutual Funds and Insurance Companies Eye “Major Swap Participant” Definition
  • Fund Manager Fined for Favoritism
  • Applying Janus One Year Later
  • Who is a “Supervisor” After the Urban Case?
  • FSOC Sheds Little Light on Systemic Risk Determinations
  • Variable Product Communications Rule Withdrawn
  • A Risk-Based Approach to Suitability Documentation
  • Commodity Pool Operator Rule Under Fire
  • Tippee Liability for Confidential Government Information


  • New at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Court Says No Revocation to Consent After Contract
  • 11th Circuit Ruling Severs Fee Shifting Provision
  • Arbitration Roundup


  • New Obligations and Potential Liabilities from Canada’s Anti-Spam Law
  • ICANN Reveals the Applied-For gTLD Names
  • NLRB Offers “Guidance” on Social Media Policies


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