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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, February 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.


Automobile Insurance
Trial Court Erred in Allowing Police Officer's Opinion Testimony as to Auto Accident's Cause in UM Case, Missouri Appeals Court Decides
An appellate court in Missouri, in a case in which an insured motorcycle rider sued his insurer for uninsured motorist benefits, has ruled that the trial court had erred in admitting a police officer's opinion testimony as to the cause of the accident. Read More

Professional Liability Insurance
Contract Public Defender Was Not Entitled to Coverage under County's Liability Policy, Washington Federal Court Declares
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington has ruled that a contract public defender was not entitled to coverage for a malpractice lawsuit brought against him by a former client as he was not an employee or an appointed official of the county. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Jury Rejects Violinist's Claim that Boxer Knocked Her Down in Dog Park Due to Owners' Negligence
A Texas jury has rejected a negligence claim brought by a woman who alleged that she had been injured when a dog ran into her from behind at a dog park.  Read More

Commercial General Liability
No Coverage for Suit Stemming from Fatal Injury at Lacrosse Practice, Kentucky District Court Rules
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky has ruled that a commercial general liability insurance policy did not provide coverage for claims stemming from a fatal injury that occurred on Bellarmine University's campus during a men's lacrosse practice because its Athletic Participants Exclusion Endorsement excluded coverage for bodily injury "to any person engaged in athletic, exercise, or sports activities" sponsored by Bellarmine or conducted on the university's premises.  Read More

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In the States

NAIC Names 2016 Consumer Liaison Representatives
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has named 35 consumer liaison representatives for 2016.  Read More

Federal Actions
Federal Government Says It Intends to Initiate Negotiations Over Insurance with EU
The Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Trade Representative have indicated that they intend to initiate negotiations to enter into a covered agreement with the European Union. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "For NY-Domiciled Life Insurers, 2016 Brings New Flexibility on Governance, Dividends"  Read More

Cyber Attack Tops Business Threat for Second Year Running, Business Continuity Institute Finds  
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Court Record Violation Data Helps Predict Homeowners Policy Claims and Losses, TransUnion Finds  
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Endurance Hires Michael Chang as CEO for Global Risk Solutions  
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That January Blizzard? It Caused $2 Billion in Losses, Aon Reports  
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Form Analysis
Auto Dealers Covered Autos Liability Coverage


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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
Director, FC&S Legal
60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
FC&S Legal Editorial Advisory Board
Mitchell J. Auslander, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Carrie Cope, Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C.
Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
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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