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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, January 3, 2014

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
Where Subcontractor's New Jersey Insurer Did Not Provide Coverage in New York, Contractor's New York Carrier Deemed Responsible
A New York court has ruled that a contractor's workers' compensation carrier was responsible for paying benefits stemming from the death of a subcontractor's employee in New York where the subcontractor's carrier only provided coverage in New Jersey. Read More

Workers Compensation

Defense Base Act Preempts Claims Against Insurer By Civilian Contractor Injured in Iraq
A federal district court in California has dismissed claims brought by a civilian contractor injured in Iraq against his employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier, finding those claims preempted by The Defense Base Act. Read More

Commercial General Liability
After a Declaratory Judgment Action Is Decided: What Happens Next?
What happens to the "underlying" case after a declaratory judgment action is decided in favor of coverage? A decision by a federal district court in Oklahoma illustrates some of the possible next steps. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Insurer that Lost DJ Action Must Pay Insured's Attorney's Fees, Court Rules
A federal district court in Minnesota has ruled that the provisions of an insurance policy required that an insurance company that lost a declaratory judgment action pay the insured's attorney's fees and costs, even where the insurer had accepted the insured's tender and had provided a defense in the underlying action. Read More

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Life Insurance

With Another Life Insurer Settling Death Master File Investigation, More Than Half the Market Now Has Signed On
State insurance regulators have reached a settlement with the Lincoln National group of insurers over the insurers' use of the Social Security Administration's Death Master File database. Read More

Health Insurance

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Orders $34.1 Million Refund for CareCredit's "Deceptive Tactics" in Marketing Its Health Care Credit Card
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") has ordered GE Capital Retail Bank and its subsidiary, CareCredit, to refund up to $34.1 million to consumers who, the CFPB said, were victims of deceptive credit card enrollment tactics at doctors' and dentists' offices around the country. Read More

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Robert L. Romeo Named Vice President for Health Care Professional & Construction Line Claims at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Read More

Eleanor Kitzman Appointed Vice President of Starr Insurance Holdings
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Fireman's Fund Enhances High Net Worth Art Collection Coverage
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Ironshore Expands Flood Insurance Coverage for High Net Worth Homeowners
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Recent Cases Clarify When Insureds Have the Right to Choose Their Own Counsel and Control Their Own Defense
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