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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, January 16, 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.


Fire Insurance
Insured in Coverage Case May Not Introduce Evidence of His Non-Prosecution for Arson, Court Rules
A federal district court in Illinois has granted an insurance company’s motion to bar an insured from mentioning that he was not ever arrested for or convicted of arson in a case seeking coverage for fire damage to the insured’s building. Read More

Commercial General Liability

Insurer’s Failure to Timely Reserve the Right to Assert Policy Defenses Precludes Application of Intervening Case Law as a Defense, Kentucky Appeals Court Holds
An appellate court in Kentucky has ruled that an insurer’s failure to timely reserve the right to assert policy defenses operated to preclude the application of intervening case law as a defense, even if the practical effect was to enlarge the scope of coverage beyond the four corners of the policy. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
A Round of Golf, Spoiled By a Fight. No Coverage, Circuit Holds
Golf, it has been said, is a “good walk spoiled.” A round of golf is spoiled even more when it leads to a fight. And it may be worse, still (at least for the golfers), when a federal circuit court of appeals concludes that a homeowner’s insurance company did not have to defend its insured against a civil suit alleging bodily injury and property damage arising out of that fight.  Read More

“Reasonable Expectations” of Additional Insured May Be Different from Those of Named Insured When Determining Its Entitlement to a Defense, California Appeals Court Holds
An appeals court in California has held that, for purposes of determining whether an additional insured to an excess and umbrella general liability insurance policy is entitled to a defense by the insurer, the reasonable expectations of the additional insured may be different from the reasonable expectations of the named insured. Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Third Party Insurance Administrator to Prison for Seven Years for Stealing Over $462,000
The primary owner and operator of a third-party insurance administrator has been sentenced to seven years in New Jersey state prison after being convicted at trial of stealing about one half million dollars from a trust fund that administered health insurance policies and prescription coverage for hundreds of employees and their families. Read More

Health Insurance

New Law in New York Authorizes Licensing of Providers of Applied Behavior Analysis for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder
A new law in New York establishes a new state license for providers of applied behavior analysis services to individuals with autism spectrum disorder, making insurance coverage for their services easier to obtain. Read More

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Securian Promotes Theodore J. Schmelzle to Assistant General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer Read More

Lori M. Evangel Named Chief Risk Officer at Genworth
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Insurance Attorneys Sara J. Brundage and Scott D. Geromette Elected Partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn
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NAIC Names 2014 Committee Leadership
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Prudential Enhances Its Permanent Life Insurance Product Portfolio
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Friedman LLP
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