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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, February 22, 2017  

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
Oregon Supreme Court, Adopting Minority View, Rules That PIP Medical Benefits Do Not Include Insured's Transportation Costs to Receive Medical Care
The Oregon Supreme Court, over a vigorous dissent, has ruled that personal injury protection benefits owed by an insurer to an insured did not include the insured's transportation costs to receive medical care. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Florida Supreme Court Limits Discovery by PIP Insurers from Healthcare Providers
The Florida Supreme Court has limited the scope of permissible discovery of healthcare providers by personal injury protection insurers under Florida law. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Utah Supreme Court Rules That Statute Imposes Strict Liability on Incapacitated Driver — and Limits Driver's Liability to Insurance Policy
The Utah Supreme Court has ruled that a Utah law that requires motor vehicle liability insurance policies to cover damages or injury resulting from a covered driver of a motor vehicle who suddenly and unforeseeably becomes incapacitated imposes strict liability on the insured driver, and limits the driver's liability to the coverage of the insurance policy. Read More

Commercial Property
A Fire the Day After Policy Was Canceled for Nonpayment Was Not Covered, Even Where Insured Then Electronically Paid Premium
An appellate court in New Jersey has ruled that a commercial property policy had been effectively canceled prior to a fire and that an electronic payment on the insurer's web-based portal did not estop the insurer from rejecting the claim.  Read More

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New York Cybersecurity Regulation to Take Effect on March 1
The first state cybersecurity regulation will take effect, in New York, on March 1. Read More

In the States
Florida CFO Jeff Atwater to Become VP at Florida Atlantic University
Jeff Atwater will leave his position as Florida's chief financial officer to become Florida Atlantic University's vice president for strategic initiatives and chief financial officer. Read More

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Bruce Carnegie-Brown Confirmed as Next Chairman of Lloyd's  Read More

FC&S Legal Publishes "The Applicability (Inapplicability) of New York's Disclaimer Statute"  
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Palomar Specialty Launches Private Residential Flood Program in California  
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Ironshore Specialty Casualty Launches Oil & Gas Facility for Middle Market Energy Sector  
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Sun Life Financial Announces Chairman Succession  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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