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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.


Attorney's Fees
Anatomy of a Fee Award
How do courts determine the amount of attorney's fees to be awarded to a prevailing insured in a coverage case against an insurance carrier? A decision by a federal district court in South Carolina highlights the analysis federal courts (at least in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals) undertake in these circumstances. Read More

Trial Strategy

How to Defeat Diversity in an Excess Carrier's DJ Action
Suppose an excess insurance carrier files a declaratory judgment action in federal court but that the policyholder wants to have the dispute resolved in state court. What can the insured do? As a recent decision by a federal district court in California suggests, if the excess insurer did not name the primary insurer, or other excess carriers, the insured may be able to move to dismiss for failure to join one or more necessary parties. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Absolute Pollution and Indoor Air Quality Exclusions Found Ambiguous by Nevada Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of Nevada, in response to questions certified by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, has ruled that the absolute pollution exclusion and the indoor air quality exclusion in a motel's insurance policy were ambiguous and has decided that they did not exclude coverage of claims arising from carbon monoxide exposure. Read More

Workers Compensation
"Best Interest of Worker" May Not Be Considered by Agency Evaluating Structured Settlement Submitted by Worker Represented by Counsel
An appellate court in Washington has ruled that the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals may not consider the "best interest of the worker" when evaluating a claim resolution structured settlement agreement submitted by a worker who was represented by an attorney. Read More

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In the States

Superstorm Sandy: Narragansett Bay Insurance to Pay $327,400 to Settle State Charges It Failed to Perform Timely Inspections on Sandy Claims
Narragansett Bay Insurance Company will pay a $327,400 penalty to New York regulators to settle charges it failed to perform timely inspections of Superstorm Sandy damage claims as required by New York Insurance Law and regulations. Read More

Automobile Insurance

Christie Administration Issues Alert on Car-Sharing Services
New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski has issued an alert to consumers with respect to what he characterized as the "potential loss of insurance coverage" in connection with popular business activities known as car-sharing or transportation network companies provided by online firms such as Lyft, SideCar, and UberX. Read More

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Chambers USA Announces Awards for Insurance Law Firm Excellence; the Winners Are Read More

FC&S Legal Publishes Nelson Levine De Luca & Hamilton's Bad Faith Compendium: Utah 
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NHTSA Study Shows Motor Vehicle Crashes Have $871 Billion Economic and Societal Impact on U.S. Citizens 
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Value of Fraudulent Insurance Claims Hits Record Level, According to Association of British Insurers 
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Autobrake Helps Cars Earn Top Ratings for Front Crash Prevention Read More

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