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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, August 4, 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.


Business Income
Michigan Appellate Panel Rules That Independent Insurance Agency Did Not Owe Duty to Insured
An appellate panel in Michigan, furthering the divide among appellate panels in the state, has ruled that an independent insurance agency did not owe a duty to the insured to advise it regarding the adequacy of insurance coverage. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Homeowners' Insurer That Covered Loss Was Not a "Victim" Entitled to Restitution from Criminal Defendant, Kentucky Appeals Court Finds
An appellate court in Kentucky has reversed the portion of a trial court order requiring a criminal defendant to pay restitution to an insurance company that had covered a loss under a homeowners' insurance policy, ruling that the insurer was not a "victim" entitled to restitution under Kentucky law. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Defendants Not Liable to Woman They Said Disregarded Crosswalk and Traffic Signal Before Being Hit by Car
A jury in New York has ruled that two defendants were not liable for an accident that, they argued, had occurred when the plaintiff had disregarded a crosswalk and traffic signal and was hit by their car. Read More

Superstorm Sandy
N.Y. District Court Rejects Art Gallery's Request to Vacate Appraisal Award in Superstorm Sandy Case
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has rejected the request by an art gallery and its owner to vacate an appraisal award in favor of their insurance company in a case stemming from losses caused by Superstorm Sandy. Read More

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Superstorm Sandy

N.Y. Attorney General Report in Wake of Superstorm Sandy Cites Problems with NFIP and Advocates Changes
New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released a report in the wake of Superstorm Sandy that identifies what he characterized as "several fundamental flaws" in the National Flood Insurance Program and that suggests recommendations that, he said, would increase transparency and accountability. Read More

Insurance Fraud
New Jersey and Allstate Recover Over $23 Million in Civil Insurance Fraud Litigation
The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance has recovered $3.5 million in fines, penalties, and attorneys' fees in an insurance fraud case against Gregorio Lajara of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and a host of individuals, health care practitioners, and facilities. Read More

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GEICO Names Rick Hoagland Vice President of New York Operations Read More

Electric Insurance Company Partners with Cambridge Mobile Telematics to Launch Usage-Based Auto Insurance Pilot 
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AIG U.K. Announces New D&O Coverage for Residency and Repatriation Costs Associated with Brexit 
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Insurance Recovery Attorneys David Wood, John Corbett, and Joshua Rosenberg Join Barnes & Thornburg in Los Angeles and Dallas 
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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Rounds Out U.S. Inland Marine Capabilities with Commercial Output Policy 
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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
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