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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, December 11, 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.


Workers Compensation
The Holiday Party Problem: Workers Comp Coverage, or Not, For a Manager's Fall?
An appellate court in Maryland, reversing a lower court's decision, has ruled that a manager was entitled to receive workers compensation benefits for injuries she suffered from a slip-and-fall that occurred shortly after she left an off-site holiday party held by her employer. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Texas Supreme: Property Is Not Physically Injured Merely by Incorporation of Faulty Component
The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that property was not physically injured merely by the installation of a defective product into it, joining the majority of state supreme courts that have decided the issue. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Michigan Appeals Court Affirms Decision Permitting Insurer to Rescind Optional UIM Coverage Based on Insured's Post-Accident False Statements
An appellate court in Michigan, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that an insurance company could rescind optional underinsured motorist coverage where the insured made false statements following an accident. Read More

Employment-Related Practices Exclusion Precludes Coverage for Sexual Harassment Claims, Florida Federal District Court Decides
A federal district court in Florida has ruled that claims for bodily injury against an insured company was excluded from coverage by a policy's employment-related practices exclusion because all of the claims for bodily injury arose out of claims for sexual harassment and assault and battery. Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Former Texas Insurance Agent Guilty in $5.4 Million Fraud Scheme
A 64-year-old former insurance agent has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering in the Eastern District of Texas. Read More

Health Insurance
Health Insurers to Rebate Over $2 Million to Delaware Consumers
Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart has announced that eight insurers will issue a total of more than $2 million in rebates to 14,399 health insurance policyholders in Delaware as a result of the Affordable Care Act's 80/20 Medical Loss Ratio rule. Read More

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Many Organizations Find Employee Benefits Fail to Alter Employee Lifestyles, Towers Watson Survey Finds  Read More

Allstate Poll Shows Americans Do Not Prioritize Protecting Their Property During Holiday Season  
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ÆQUALIS and Prudential Join Forces to Make Life Insurance Available to People with HIV  
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RGA to Acquire $22 Billion Block of U.S. Term Life Reinsurance from XL Group  
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Allianz Establishes Digital Transformation Unit, Names Solmaz Altın Chief Digital Officer, and Makes Executive Changes  
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