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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, October 8, 2015

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.


Superstorm Sandy
Court Rejects Homeowner's New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act Claim in Superstorm Sandy Case
A federal district court in New Jersey, in a Superstorm Sandy case, has dismissed a claim under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act brought by a homeowner against his insurance company. Read More

Superstorm Sandy
One-Year Limitations Period Was Not Extended Where Insurer Gave "Unequivocal Denial" of Homeowners' Superstorm Sandy Claim
A federal district court in New Jersey, in a Superstorm Sandy case, has rejected homeowners arguments that the one-year limitations period in their policy had been tolled. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Jury Renders Defense Verdict in Case Where Motorcyclist Claimed Bicyclist Caused Collision
A jury in Orange County, New York, has ruled in favor of the defendant motorcyclist in a case where he claimed the plaintiff bicyclist had caused a collision. Read More

Commercial Property
Third Circuit: Mortgagor Was Entitled to Hazard Insurance Proceeds Exceeding Deficiency Judgment for Damage that Occurred to Property Prior to Foreclosure
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, applying Pennsylvania law and reversing a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, has ruled that a mortgagor was entitled to hazard insurance proceeds in excess of a deficiency judgment for damage that had occurred to the insured property prior to foreclosure. Read More

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Federal Actions

Nine Appointed to Treasury Department's Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms
Nine individuals have been chosen to serve as members of the Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms. Read More

In the States
Can a State's Insurance Commissioner Parlay that Experience to Become Its Attorney General? California Will Answer that Question
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has filed papers to run for attorney general of California — in the 2018 election. Read More

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Aetna Names Gary Loveman and Rick Jelinek to Senior Leadership Team  Read More

What Will the Car of the Future Look Like? Allianz Has Some Ideas  
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United Insurance Holdings to Acquire Interboro Insurance for $57 Million  
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Travelers' Joint Venture with J. Malucelli Completes Acquisition of Majority Interest in Colombian Surety Start-Up  
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Universal Property & Casualty Receives Certificate of Authority from West Virginia  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
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