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Automobile Insurance
18 Year Old Who No Longer Qualified as a "Foster Child" Was Family's "Ward" and Entitled to Coverage, Pennsylvania Appeals Court Holds
An appellate court in Pennsylvania, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that an 18 year old who no longer qualified as a foster child but who still was living with the family was its "ward" for purposes of its auto insurance policy and, therefore, was entitled to coverage for claims arising out of an auto accident. Read More

Commercial Auto

Illinois Appeals Court Rules that Policy Was Ambiguous as to Whether "Hit-and-Run" Required Actual "Hitting"
An Illinois appellate court has ruled that a commercial auto insurance policy was ambiguous as to whether coverage extended to hit-and-run automobile accidents that involved no physical contact between the insured vehicle and a hit-and-run vehicle or another object. Read More

Professional Liability Insurance
All Defendants in Bad Faith/Legal Malpractice Case Must File Answer Before Court May Consider Opposition to Motion to Transfer Venue, California Appeals Court Holds
An appellate court in California has ruled that, in a multi-defendant case, an answer must be filed by all defendants before the trial court may consider opposition to a motion to transfer venue. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Court Denies Insurer's "Unusual" Motion to Depose Insured's Attorney in Bad Faith Case
A federal district court in South Carolina has denied an insurance company's "unusual" motion to depose an insured's attorney in the insured's bad faith case, finding that the insurer had not demonstrated that there was any information peculiarly within the attorney's knowledge and that no other means existed to obtain that information. Read More

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Superstorm Sandy

N.Y. and N.J. Senators Convene First Meeting of Superstorm Sandy Task Force
U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.), and Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (both D-N.Y.) have convened the first meeting of the Sandy Task Force to examine what they characterized as "problems" within the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Flood Insurance Program arising in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and to develop recommendations for short term and long term fixes. Read More

Federal Actions

Senators Propose Legislation on International Insurance Issues
U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Jon Tester (D-MT), both members of the Senate Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs Committee, have introduced the International Insurance Capital Standards Accountability Act. Read More

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Zelle Hofmann Adds Insurance Practice Group on the East Coast Read More

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Launches Unmanned Aircraft Systems Industry Team 
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Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder's Joseph F. Nicholas, Jr., Is Appointed Your House Counsel's First Group Chair Read More

"Cyber WHO" Needed to Strengthen World's Cyber Governance Framework, Zurich Report Says 
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Global Insurers Embrace Risk Management as a Strategic Business Partner, Towers Watson Survey Finds Read More

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