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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, January 31, 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.


Professional Liability Insurance
Connecticut Supreme: Lawsuits after Nursing Home Fire Did Not Arise from "Related Medical Incidents" Despite Common Precipitating Factor
The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that multiple lawsuits filed after a nursing home fire did not arise from "related medical incidents" despite a common precipitating factor. Read More


Nebraska Supreme Court Joins the Fray and Rejects Contention that "Severability Clause" Must Be Applied Separately to Each Insured
In a case in which the insured sought coverage for claims against him stemming from his son's alleged sexual assault of a minor, the Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that a "severability clause" in the insured's homeowner's insurance policy and in his personal liability umbrella insurance policy, which required that the insurance be applied separately to each insured, did not change the effect of (or render ambiguous) exclusions that otherwise barred coverage for the insured. Read More

Commercial Property
State Insurer Is Subject to Bad Faith Suit, Florida Appeals Court Rules in Decision Conflicting with Another Appellate Opinion
A Florida appellate court, reversing a trial court's decision and creating a conflict with another appellate court decision, has ruled that a state insurance company is not immune from a policyholder's bad faith lawsuit. Read More

The Case of the Missing Pink Diamond: Circuit Finds No Advertising Injury Coverage for Counterclaim Alleging Fraud against Shipper
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, affirming a district court decision, has found that a businessowners special insurance policy did not provide coverage for the defense of a fraud counterclaim asserted against the shipper of a missing 5.56-carat pink diamond. Read More

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Bermuda's New Insurer Registrations Increased Across All Sectors in 2013
Bermuda registered 91 new insurance companies in 2013, according to annual insurer registration statistics released by the Bermuda Monetary Authority. This represented a 72 percent increase on the 53 firms registered in 2012. Read More

Alternative Risk and Captives

29 New Captives Licensed in Vermont in 2013, Including Its 1,000th
In 2013, Vermont licensed 29 new captives, including its 1,000th captive in total, according to data released by the Vermont Captive Insurance Division. Read More

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Stinson Leonard Street Completes Merger, Creating 25 Attorney Insurance Coverage Practice Read More

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Launches Builder's Risk, Names Robert Tricamo Head of Specialty Property Area
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Motorists Insurance Group Restructures
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Troy McQuagge Promoted to President of USHEALTH Group
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Insurance Partner James Crabtree Joins Edwards Wildman's Team in London
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Heating Service Overfills Oil Tank


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Friedman LLP
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