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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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
Connecticut Supreme: State May Obtain Reimbursement from Medicaid Recipient for Medical Costs Recipient Recovered from Liable Third Party
The Connecticut Supreme Court, affirming an intermediate appellate court's decision, has ruled that Connecticut law authorized the Connecticut Department of Social Services or its designated assignee to obtain reimbursement from a Medicaid recipient for medical costs that the recipient recovered from a liable third party. Read More

Automobile Insurance

Single, Isolated Use of Minivan as Livery Vehicle Did Not Permit Insurer to Disclaim Coverage on Basis of Policy's "For Hire" Exclusion, New York Appellate Court Rules
An appellate court in New York, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that an automobile insurance carrier could not disclaim coverage of a claim involving an insured minivan on the basis of its policy's "for hire" exclusion where the facts demonstrated a single, isolated use of the minivan as a livery vehicle. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Louisiana Appellate Court Rejects Insureds' UIM Claim for Market Value Loss to Their Damaged Vehicle
An appellate court in Louisiana, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that an automobile insurance policy's uninsured/underinsured motorist ("UIM") provisions did not cover a claim for reduction in market value of the insureds' damaged automobile where the policy did not provide any UIM property damage coverage. Read More

Automobile Insurance
"Physicians" in PIP Law Means Medical Doctors and Other Licensed or Registered Health Care Professionals, Massachusetts Top Court Rules
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has ruled that the term "physicians" in the provision of the Massachusetts personal injury protection ("PIP") law that provides that an injured person claiming PIP benefits "shall submit to physical examinations by physicians selected by the insurer as often as may be reasonably required" referred to medical doctors and to additional types of licensed or registered health care professionals. Read More

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Automobile Insurance

Georgia House Overwhelmingly Passes Bill to Regulate Uber, Lyft, and Other Transportation Network Companies
The Georgia House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed H.B. 190, which would add insurance requirements for transportation network companies, including Uber and Lyft, to the state's insurance law. Read More


New York Legislator Proposes Creation of New York Flood Insurance Association
A New York State legislator has announced plans to introduce new state legislation creating the New York Flood Insurance Association, a joint underwriting association designed to serve New York State homeowners in flood-prone communities. Read More

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Professional Services Plans Launches Cyber Liability Insurance for Law Firms Read More

FC&S Legal Publishes "Pursuing Insurance Coverage for Alleged Mislabeling of Dietary and Herbal Supplement Products: A 'Holistic' Prescription" Read More

The Hartford Names Ray Sprague to Lead Personal Lines
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Google Introduces "Google Compare" for Car Insurance
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Anderson Kill Promotes Captive Insurance Attorney Patricio A. Suarez to Shareholder Read More

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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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.

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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