In 2009, we noted that the Ninth Circuit rejected a California law that purported to permit lawsuits against insurers over the Ottoman genocide of Armenians. (That decision came too late for some insurers, who gave in to the legal extortion and funded cy pres slush funds that have since become the subject of collateral litigation.) Since then, California has renewed the law, permitting these suits to be brought until 2016, but last week, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, unanimously reconfirmed its decision that the move was outside of appropriate insurance regulation.
Update on California foreign policy efforts
- Evading CAFA's scrutiny of coupons: In re Online DVD Rental
- Breaking: federal Kentucky fen-phen convictions upheld
- Around the web, May 1
- Speaking of upside-down premption: Arizona v. United States
- EEOC "guidance" on use of conviction records
- Cy pres in the appellate courts: In re Lupron and In re Baby Products
- $7M for attorneys, $0.5M for class
- How much is the Bluetooth settlement injunction worth?
- Day v. Persels & Associates
- Suffolk County DA slush fund?
- Global warming lawsuits and insurance
- Ninth Circuit finds Proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
- Sixth Circuit brief in Pampers Dry Max class action
- Greg Conko: Can brand makers be sued for generic drug injuries?
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