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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, January 11, 2016

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.


Errors & Omissions
Insured's Failure to Disclose Grievance Committee's Investigation of Its Officer, an Attorney, Permitted Insurer to Rescind Policy — Even If Investigation Did Not Relate to Insured's Business
A federal district court in Connecticut has ruled that an insurance company could rescind an errors and omissions policy issued to a title company that failed to disclose a grievance committee's investigation of one of its officers — an attorney — even if the investigation did not relate to the insured's business. Read More

Insurance Fraud
Anatomy of a Lawyer's Insurance Fraud
An appellate court in Massachusetts has upheld the conviction of a lawyer for insurance fraud resulting from insurance claims submitted on behalf of clients purporting to have been injured in two staged automobile accidents. Read More

Fire Insurance
Here's How Much Evidence Is Needed to Affirm an Arson Conviction
A decision by an appellate court in Michigan illustrates the quantity and quality of evidence necessary for an appellate court to affirm a criminal conviction for arson of an insured dwelling and second-degree arson. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Illinois Appeals Court Issues State's First Published Ruling Addressing Anticoncurrent-Causation Clauses
An appellate court in Illinois has issued the first reported decision in Illinois addressing an anticoncurrent-causation clause, finding that it precluded coverage as a matter of law in this case. Read More

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Workers Compensation

North Carolina Creates Agency to "Crack Down on Employee Misclassification"
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has issued an executive order titled, "Employee and Employer Fairness Initiative," in an effort " to crack down on employee misclassification practices in North Carolina." Read More

Automobile Insurance
Ridesharing Bill with New Insurance Requirements Becomes Law in Ohio
Ohio Governor John R. Kasich has signed into law HB 237, which regulates ridesharing companies, more formally known as transportation network companies and their services. Read More

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Kaiser Permanente to Open New National School of Medicine in 2019  Read More

Southland National Insurance Completes Acquisition of Colorado Bankers Life Insurance  
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Lloyd's to Launch The Lloyd's Index in 2016 
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Kansas City Life Voluntarily Delists from NASDAQ and Begins Trading on OTCQX 
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Zurich Appoints Gary Shaughnessy as CEO of Global Life  
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Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Model Act


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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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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