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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, January 23, 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.


Automobile Insurance
Insurance Company Not Entitled to Receive Restitution from Chop Shop Owner, California Appeals Court Says
An appellate court in California, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that an insurance company was not entitled to an award of restitution imposed on the owner of a chop shop. Read More

Automobile Insurance

No UM Coverage under New Jersey Auto Policy for Accident in Italy, Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in New Jersey, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that there was no uninsured motorist coverage under an automobile policy issued in New Jersey for injuries suffered by an insured in an accident in Italy. Read More

Commercial General Liability
6th Circuit Finds Coverage for Settlement of Antitrust Suit, Concluding that Settlement Did Not Constitute Disgorgement
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, affirming a district court decision, has ruled that an insurance company was obligated to indemnify an insured for the settlement of an antitrust action where the settlement did not constitute disgorgement under the policy but rather compensatory damages. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Contractor Did Not "Assume Liability" to Trigger Contractual Liability Exclusion, Texas Supreme Court Holds
The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that a general contractor that entered into a contract in which it agreed to perform its construction work in a good and workmanlike manner, without more specific provisions enlarging this obligation, did not "assume liability" for damages arising out of the contractor's defective work so as to trigger the contractual liability exclusion in a commercial general liability insurance policy. Read More

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Health Insurance

Texas Department of Insurance Issues Final Navigator Rules
The Texas Department of Insurance has issued final rules governing federal health benefit exchange navigators. Read More

Insurance Fraud

Former Kansas Insurance Agent Sentenced for Stealing Customers' Premiums
A former Kansas insurance agent has been sentenced to twenty-one months in federal prison for stealing customers' premiums. She also was ordered to pay $160,000 in restitution. Read More

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Lawyer Appointed to Board of Governors of Florida's Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Read More

Insurance Defense Firm Marshall Dennehey to Add 30 Lawyers from Jones Hirsch
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New Insurance Coverage Options Address Cannabis Business Gray Areas
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Goldberg Segalla Names New Partners, Special Counsel
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FC&S Legal Publishes Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton's Bad Faith Compendium: Connecticut
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Q & A
Sixteen Acres of Wrong Crop Removed


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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
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Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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