Expect Focus - Volume I, Winter 2012

Expect Focus - Volume I, Winter 2012IN THE SPOTLIGHT

  • Will Emerging Legislative Proposals Alter STOLI Landscape?


  • Continued Scrutiny of Unclaimed Benefits Practices
  • Unpredictable Outcomes in CA STOLI Cases
  • Class Certification Vacated in Revenue Sharing Case
  • NAIC Working Groups Update
  • Federal District Court Remands Finding on SLUSA Preemption
  • Second Circuit Addresses Effect of Class Settlements on Right to Arbitrate
  • IRS Limits Penalty-Free Distributions from Annuities


  • Sixth Circuit Affirms Grant of Motion to Strike Class Claims
  • Is Insurer’s Use of RAAs a Breach of ERISA Fiduciary Duties?


  • Chinese Drywall Update
  • Coverage for “Allocated Loss Expense” Includes Attorneys’ Fees


  • Obtaining Intra-Panel Emails was Out-of-Bounds
  • English Court Says Expert May Testify Against Former Client
  • Cedent Sues Over Absence of Required Security
  • Update on Reinsurance Collateral Initiatives


  • Are Fund Advisers Out of the Woods After Janus?
  • Outlook Cloudy for Investment Adviser SRO
  • Judges Refuse to Rubber Stamp SEC Settlements
  • SEC Enforcement Evolves
  • Ruling on Martin Act Preemption Portends Sea-Change
  • SEC Radar Targets Proxy Voting Advice
  • SEC Regulation D Catches Up to the Law


  • Supreme Court Rules Federal Courts May Hear TCPA Claims
  • Attorney Misconduct Sinks Class Certification
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Update
  • Lawyers Chastised for Ignoring Adverse Authority on Appeal
  • Arbitration Roundup


  • The America Invents Act Redux
  • NLRB Issues Social Media Report 2.0


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