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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, March 2, 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.


Insurer Had No Duty to Defend Suit Alleging College's Negligence Led to Rape of 19-Year-Old Coed, Mississippi District Court Rules
A federal district court in Mississippi has ruled that a college's insurance company had no duty to defend the college against a negligence lawsuit alleging that a 19-year-old student had been assaulted and raped on the college's campus.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds UIM Rejection Form with "de Minimis" Deviations from Specifically Required Statutory Language
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that an underinsured motorist coverage rejection form was effective and enforceable even though it did not "specifically comply" with the statutorily-mandated language. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Jury Rejects Door-to-Door Salesman's Trip-and-Fall Claim
A jury has rejected a lawsuit brought by a door-to-door salesman for injuries he allegedly suffered when he fell while leaving a couple's home. Read More

Claims Resolution
Second Circuit, Vacating District Court Ruling, Suggests That Insurer Was Not Liable for Defense Costs Incurred After Indemnity Limit Had Been Reached
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has vacated a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and suggested that the insurer that had issued a maritime insurance policy was not responsible for investigation and defense costs incurred after its $5 million indemnity limit had been reached.  Read More

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Health Insurance

California Bill Would Establish Single-Payer Health Insurance Program
A bill introduced in the California state senate would, if enacted, lead to the creation of a single-payer health insurance program in the state. Read More

Health Insurance
New York Requires Insurers to Cover Medically Necessary 3-D Mammograms without Co-Pays, Coinsurance, or Deductibles
New York now requires that health insurers provide medically necessary coverage for 3-D mammograms without co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles. Read More

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MetLife is First U.S. Insurer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality  Read More

SUNZ Insurance Company Appoints Theodore G. Bryant as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer  
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Pan-American Life Insurance Appoints VP of Applications Development and Architecture  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "IP Insurance: Coverage for Costs of Litigating Over That Brilliant Idea"  
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Cigna Names Four to Executive Team  
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Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
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