Expect Focus - Volume I, Winter 2013

Expect Focus - Volume I, Winter 2013IN THE SPOTLIGHT

  • A Note from the Managing Partner


  • Insurers Seek to Tame a Volatile Environment
  • Alabama to Help Locate Deceased Insureds.
  • Duty of Care to Turn on Consumers’ “Reasonable Expectations”
  • STOLI Litigation: Dare to Be Different
  • NAIC Continues Inquiry Into Use of Captives
  • Global “Modernization” Strolls Ahead
  • Information Reporting of Interest Payments to Nonresident Aliens
  • NAIC Reveals Annuity Products Game Plan for 2013


  • New Concerns for P&C Marketing
  • Human Body Parts and the Duty to Defend
  • Moral Hazard: Drawing the Line of Insurability
  • What Duty Does a Primary Insurer Owe to an Excess Carrier?


  • FINRA Debuts New Dispute Resolution Forum
  • A Swap or Not a Swap?
  • FINRA to Firms: File Communications to Existing Customers
  • OCIE Advises Firms on Misuse of Non-Public Information
  • Perfect Storm for Money Market Funds
  • Harkin or Harken for Index Products
  • SEC Avoids Confronting Major Periodic Reporting Issues—For Now


  • LTC Policy’s Unambiguous Terms Trump Insured’s Subjective Expectation
  • Scope of Appropriate Equitable Relief Reaches Supreme Court


  • CFPB Gets Busy: 2012 Highlights and What’s Ahead
  • Arbitration Roundup


  • Over Twenty-Five Years Later, ECPA Remains Relevant
  • From Bricks and Mortar to AdWords and Beyond
  • Is Electronic Contracting Becoming Ubiquitious?



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