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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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 Auto
Employee Exclusion and Delayed Notice Doom Coverage for Alleged Accident Leading to Insured's President's Death
A federal district court in Illinois has granted judgment to an insurance company that had issued a commercial auto policy, finding that the policy's employee exclusion and the insured's failure to promptly provide notice barred coverage for a claim arising from an alleged accident that led to the insured's president's death. Read More

Commercial Auto

Court Rejects Insurer's "New Argument" as Reason to Alter $4.4 Million Judgment Entered after Jury Trial
A Colorado magistrate judge has refused to alter a $4.4 million judgment against an automobile insurer, finding that its motion came "too late" and sought to raise a "new argument" that "should have been raised" earlier. Read More

Commercial Property
Superstorm Sandy: Magistrate Judge Says Damage to Building Was Likely Caused by Water, Not Wind
A magistrate judge has ruled that water, not wind, from Superstorm Sandy likely damaged a building, and that coverage therefore likely was excluded. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Appellate Court Refuses to Vacate One Insurer's Arbitration Award against Another Insurer
A New Jersey appeals court has refused to vacate an insurance company's arbitration award against another insurer that asserted that the arbitration panel did not have jurisdiction. Read More

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International Regulation

Increasing Regulation Causes Strategic Paralysis for European Insurers, Report Finds
The high costs and challenges for insurers of dealing with new regulations are highlighted in a report from Deloitte. Read More

In the States

Four Candidates for Watchdog at Florida's Citizens Property Insurance
Florida Governor Rick Scott has been sent the names of four people from whom his administration will choose the internal watchdog – at a salary of up to $200,000 per year – for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. Read More

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Former Insurance Executive Joins Nelson Levine as Of Counsel Read More

American Family Insurance Acquires Direct Property Insurer Homesite Group
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Alternative Reinsurance Demand Set to Continue, Fitch Says
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Independence Holding Company Commences Tender Offer for American Independence Common Stock
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Texas Again Has Highest Rate of Uninsured in Nation
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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
Director, FC&S Legal
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60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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FC&S Legal Editorial Advisory Board
Mitchell J. Auslander, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Carrie Cope, Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C.
Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
John F. Finnegan, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Michele L. Jacobson, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Donald S. Malecki, Malecki, Deimling, Nielander &
Associates, LLC
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.
D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Tressler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
Jerold Oshinsky, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres &
Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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