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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Industry news, expert analysis, and daily updates on the most significant insurance coverage legal developments—from the insurance and legal experts of The National Underwriter Company.


Workers Compensation
New Jersey Supreme: Worker Not Entitled to Workers Compensation Benefits for Injuries Sustained While Walking to Office from Employer-Provided Parking Garage
The New Jersey Supreme Court, reversing lower court decisions, has ruled that an employee was not entitled to workers compensation benefits for injuries she suffered while walking to her office from a parking spot in a garage paid for by her employer. Read More

Employee Benefits

Eighth Circuit Rejects Chiropractor's Bid for Disability Benefits Where He Alleged that His Disability Arose During the Time His License Was Suspended
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, affirming a district court's decision, has ruled that a chiropractor was not entitled to disability benefits where he alleged that he had become disabled during the two year period his license had been suspended. Read More

Fire Insurance
Anatomy of an Arson Case
A decision by an appellate court in Michigan, affirming a jury's conviction of Audrey Devonne Pruitt on charges of arson of a dwelling home, burning of insured property, and insurance fraud, illustrates how fire investigators, insurance companies, and prosecutors put an arson case together. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Negligent Misrepresentation Can Be Asserted against Insurance Adjuster, California Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in California, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that insured homeowners could assert a claim for negligent misrepresentation against an insurance adjuster. Read More

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Alternative Risk and Captives

Texas Approves New Captive and Redomestication of Two Others
The Texas Department of Insurance has approved the formation of a new captive insurer and the redomestication of two other captive entities under new rules adopted to implement Senate Bill 734. Read More

Homeowners Insurance

Praetorian Insurance Agrees to Modify its Lender-Placed Insurance Business Practices in Florida
Praetorian Insurance Company, Florida's second largest lender-placed insurance provider, has reached an agreement with Florida's Office of Insurance Regulation under which it will modify its business practices related to this coverage. Read More

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Nationwide Insurance Finds Majority of Renters Are Not Protected from Loss Read More

Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company Reaches $100 Billion of Life Insurance in Force Milestone 
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MetLife Introduces Voluntary Retiree Life Insurance 
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ACE Establishes Global Cyber Risk Practice; Toby Merrill Appointed Division Senior Vice President for Cyber Risk and Privacy Coverages 
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FC&S Legal Publishes Nelson Levine De Luca & Hamilton's Bad Faith Compendium: North Carolina 
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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John F. Finnegan, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Michele L. Jacobson, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Donald S. Malecki, Malecki, Deimling, Nielander &
Associates, LLC
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.
D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Tressler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
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Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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