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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, January 14, 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.


Homeowners Insurance
Finding Policy's "Suit Limitations" Provision Ambiguous, New York District Court Permits Suit Seeking "Additional Living Expenses" to Proceed
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has ruled that a suit limitations provision in a homeowners' insurance policy was ambiguous and did not bar the insured's action seeking "additional living expenses" following a flood in his apartment on Manhattan's Central Park South. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Interpreting Pennsylvania Law, Third Circuit Rules that Waiver Was Effective Where It Had a Machine-Written Timestamp
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, affirming a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, has ruled that a form waiving underinsured motorist coverage was effective under Pennsylvania law where the insured had signed it but had not dated it, but where it had a machine-written timestamp. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Jury Awards $538,845.43 to 70-Year-Old Woman Who Claimed that Injuries from Auto Wreck Led to Her Early Retirement
A Texas jury has awarded $538,845.43 to a 70-year-old woman who claimed that she was injured in an automobile accident and could no longer work.  Read More

Commercial General Liability
Concerns for "Efficiency and Delay" in Resolving Coverage Dispute Lead District Court to Refuse to Withdraw Reference to Bankruptcy Court
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, citing concerns for "efficiency and delay," has refused to remove an insurance coverage dispute from a bankruptcy court to the district court itself, even though the dispute was "non-core." Read More

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In the States

Bucking National Trend, Illinois Insurance Department Says It Does Not Object to Price Optimization
Acting Illinois Insurance Director Anne Melissa Dowling has said that her department will not object to "price optimization." Read More

Health Insurance
Karen Woods Is Named New Director for Get Covered Illinois
The Illinois Department of Insurance has named Karen Woods as the new director of Get Covered Illinois, the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace. Read More

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MetLife Announces Plan to Separate U.S. Retail Business  Read More

Protective Names Richard J. Bielen President and Chief Operating Officer  
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NORCAL Mutual Completes Acquisition of FD Insurance  
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Adrian Daws Appointed Deputy Active Underwriter at Hamilton Underwriting Limited  
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Aspen Appoints New Global Product Heads for Insurance  
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