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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, November 19, 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.


"Cross Suits" Exclusion Did Not Bar Coverage of Claim Against Insured Company by Its Sole Owners and Directors, California District Court Rules
A federal district court in California has ruled that a "cross suits" exclusion in a policy issued to a company did not preclude coverage for a claim against the company brought by its sole owners and directors. Read More

Fire Insurance
Whether Insured Set Fire to His Home Was a Jury Question, Michigan District Court Rules
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has denied an insurance company's motion for summary judgment in a breach of contact case brought by the owner of a home damaged by fire, ruling that the jury had to determine whether or not the insured had set the fire. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
With Defense Asserting No Contact Between Vehicles, Jury Rejects Plaintiff's Claim
A Texas jury has rejected a plaintiff's claim in a case in which the defendant argued that there was no contact between her vehicle and the plaintiff's vehicle.  Read More

Nuclear Power
$400 Million Insurance Settlement for San Onofre Nuclear Plant Outages
The owners of the San Onofre nuclear plant in Pendleton, California, have reached a $400 million settlement with Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited for the San Onofre outages allegedly caused by the failures of replacement steam generators. Read More

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In the States

Anti-Price Optimization Wave Reaches Minnesota
Minnesota's Commerce Commissioner, Mike Rothman, has issued a bulletin to all property and casualty insurers doing business in Minnesota regarding "unfair discrimination in rating" — which he characterized as "price optimization."  Read More

Workers Compensation
Doctors Among Those Charged in Alleged Workers Comp Bribery Scheme in California
Eight medical professionals and their alleged associates have been charged in federal grand jury indictments with buying and selling patients in a bribery scheme involving $25 million in improper claims for medical services and devices that then were billed to California workers compensation insurance companies. Read More

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Chubb EVP Dino E. Robusto to Head CNA Financial  Read More

PCI Hires Jessica Hanna as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs  
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Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection Enters Vacation Rental Insurance with VacationGuard  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "TCPA Litigation and the Insurance Industry" in its Flagship Publication, the Insurance Coverage Law Report  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Change to Evidence Rules Threatens Policyholders' Ability to Recover Under Historic Insurance Policies" in its Flagship Publication, the Insurance Coverage Law Report  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
John F. Finnegan, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Michele L. Jacobson, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill, P.C.
Richard D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
Jerold Oshinsky, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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