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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, April 28, 2016  

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.


Automobile Insurance
South Carolina Supreme Court Upholds Validity of Insurance Sold Over the Internet
The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that a sale of automobile insurance over the internet involved a "meaningful offer" of underinsured motorist coverage as required by South Carolina law and, therefore, that the insured's rejection of optional coverage was enforceable. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Discount Negotiated by Health Insurer Is Collateral Source Subject to Offset, Minnesota Appeals Court Decides
An appellate court in Minnesota has ruled that where an injured party's health insurance carrier paid a reduced amount to satisfy medical charges, claimed a subrogation lien for the amount it paid, and then assigned that lien to the injured party, the negotiated discount was a collateral source subject to offset under Minnesota law. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Shooting Victim, Shopping Center Reach $350,000 Settlement
A shooting victim and the shopping center at which the shooting allegedly occurred have reached a $350,000 settlement of his lawsuit. Read More

Eye on the Experts
New York Rescission Law Strikes Again: Lessons Learned from the Voiding of Heinz's Product Contamination Insurance Policy
This Eye on the Experts article discusses a recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania that serves to remind policyholders just how powerful a weapon rescission can be when certain circumstances align. Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Insurance Executive and Consultant Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court for Scheme to Embezzle Millions
James J. Shea and Eugene Fallon have been sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 18 and three months in prison, respectively, for their participation in a scheme to embezzle approximately $2.6 million from QBE Insurance Group Ltd. Read More

In the States
New York Seeks Increased Insurance Coverage for Oil Transporters
N.Y. State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has called on the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration to require oil transporters to carry sufficient insurance to cover cleanup costs and other liabilities associated with major rail accidents and to strengthen safety measures to prevent oil spills and other hazardous accidents on New York's railways. Read More

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Fine Art Insurance Specialist Sarah Johnson Court Joins Alliant   Read More

Kinsale Insurance Names Stephen Manahan to Lead Excess & Surplus Lines Property Business  
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Assurant to Provide Flood Insurance for Nationwide  
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Robert C. Cox, Division Chair of North America Financial Lines at Chubb, to Retire; Scott A. Meyer Appointed to Lead Business  
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XL Catlin Offers New Cargo Insurance Policy  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill, P.C.
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Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
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