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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, July 8, 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.


Commercial General Liability
“Employer’s Liability” Exclusion Precluded Coverage for Insured, But Not Additional Insured, According to N.J. District Court
A federal district court in New Jersey has ruled that a contract exclusion of independent contractors, subcontractors, and their employees prevented an insurance policy from covering certain claims against a named insured but not against an additional insured. Read More

Commercial Lines
“Proceeding” Began with Filing of Charge, Not Just When Agency Filed Formal Complaint, Ohio District Court Declares
A federal district court in Ohio has ruled that an insured that notified its insurer of a formal complaint filed against it by a state civil rights commission but not of the earlier initiation of the commission action had not provided timely notice. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Wisconsin Supreme Court “Unequivocally” Holds That There Is “No Exception” to Four-Corners Rule in Duty to Defend Cases in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has “unequivocally” held that there is “no exception to the four-corners rule in duty to defend cases in Wisconsin.” Read More

Workers Compensation
N.H. Supreme: Prevailing Workers’ Comp Claimant May Recover Attorneys’ Fees As Provided in Contingent Fee Agreement – Including as to Future Medical Benefits
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled that a prevailing workers’ compensation claimant may be able to recover attorneys’ fees in the amount of one-third of the value of workers’ compensation benefits awarded to the claimant – including future medical benefits – as provided in the contingent fee agreement that the claimant entered into with counsel. Read More

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Federal Actions

FSOC Rescinds Designation of Nonbank Financial Company. No, Not That One.
The Financial Stability Oversight Council has voted to rescind its determination that material financial distress at GE Capital Global Holdings, LLC, could pose a threat to U.S. financial stability and that GE Capital should be subject to supervision by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and enhanced prudential standards. Read More

Automobile Insurance
New Test Data on Particular Subset of Takata Air Bag Inflators Shows Substantially Higher Risk, NHTSA Says
New test data on a particular subset of defective Takata air bag inflators in certain model year 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles show a far higher risk of ruptures during air bag deployment than previously recognized, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Read More

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One Third of American Workers Say Their Employers Prioritize Productivity Over Safety, National Safety Council Survey Finds  Read More

Zelle LLP Opens Miami Office; Anaysa Gallardo Stutzman and Daniel Baron Join the Firm
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XL Catlin Issues Updated eGuide on Professional Liability and Contract Risks for Architects and Engineers  
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NAMIC Presents Third Annual Award in Innovation  
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AXA Announces New Group General Counsel and Other Senior Executive Appointments  
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