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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, July 25, 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 Property
Circuit Finds Coverage for Lathe Destroyed while Waiting Transport from Terminal
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has ruled that a commercial property insurance policy's "newly acquired property extension" provided coverage for a lathe that was destroyed at a terminal while waiting to be transported to a customer. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Motorcyclist Entitled to PIP Benefits Even Though His Motorcycle Insurer Had Not Filed Required Statutory Certification
Addressing an issue of apparent first impression, a Michigan appeals court has ruled that a non-resident motorcyclist who was involved in an accident with a motor vehicle in Michigan was entitled to personal injury protection benefits even though the insurer of his motorcycle had not filed a certification under Michigan law, where the motorcyclist was covered under an automobile policy issued by a different insurer that had filed such a certification. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Oral Binder May Form Basis for Policy Reformation and Retroactive Coverage, But Did Not Establish Bad Faith on Its Own, Court Rules
A federal district court in California has ruled that although an oral binder may form the basis for policy reformation and retroactive coverage, it did not, on its own, establish bad faith and, even if it constituted an oral promise, did not open the door for retroactive application of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Read More

Homeowner's Insurance
Court Limits Statutory Refusal-to-Pay and Common Law Fraud Claims against Insurers under Missouri Law
A federal district court in Missouri has limited the ability of insureds to bring statutory vexatious-refusal-to-pay and common law fraud claims against insurers. Read More

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Workers Compensation

N.J. Governor Christie Vetoes First Responders' Worker's Comp Bill
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vetoed Senate Bill No. 1778, the "Thomas P. Canzanella Twenty First Century First Responders Protection Act," relating to worker's compensation benefits for public safety workers. Read More

Alternative Risk and Captives
Missouri Department of Insurance Names New Captive Manager: Maria Sheffield
The Missouri Department of Insurance has named Maria Sheffield as its new captive program manager. Read More

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Ben Nelson Honored as Distinguished Nebraskan Read More

Natural Disasters Caused $85 Billion in Global Economic Losses During First Half of 2013, Report Finds
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Physicians Blame Trial Lawyers and Insurance Companies for Health Care Costs
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Reputation the Hardest Risk to Manage and Insure, ACE Research Finds
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Allied World Bermuda Launches Liability Coverage for Accountable Care Organizations
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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
Director, FC&S Legal
60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
FC&S Legal Editorial Advisory Board
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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
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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