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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, March 11, 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.


Commercial Property
It All Happened at the Zoo. Except Privity between Woman Allegedly Injured and the Zoo's Insurance Carrier, Court Rules
A federal district court in Oklahoma has ruled that a woman allegedly injured at a zoo could not bring a lawsuit to recover her medical expenses against the zoo's insurance carrier, finding that she lacked contractual privity or third-party beneficiary status. Read More

Homeowners Insurance

A Fistfight. A Knife. A Stabbing. A Criminal Trial. An Acquittal, Based on Self-Defense. But, No Coverage for Injured Person's Claims
An Illinois appellate court has affirmed a trial court's decision that a homeowners insurance carrier had no duty to defend or indemnify its insured in a lawsuit brought by a person who alleged that the insured had stabbed him with a knife in a fistfight, finding that the lawsuit failed to allege an "accident." Read More

Workers Compensation
Minnesota Supreme Court Affirms Decision Denying Police Officer's PTSD Workers Compensation Claim
The Minnesota Supreme Court has affirmed a decision of the Workers Compensation Court of Appeals upholding a ruling denying a workers compensation claim by a police officer with post-traumatic stress disorder on the ground that his PTSD lacked a physical component. A change to the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Act that would have allowed the police officer's claim did not apply, because the claim arose before the effective date of the change in the law. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Disclaimer of Liability Coverage Triggered Duty to Notify New Jersey Guaranty Association of Uninsured Motorist Claim, Appellate Court Holds
A decision by a New Jersey appellate court in a case involving uninsured motorist benefits illustrates the importance of closely parsing relevant statutory language in insurance coverage cases. Read More

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In the States

Fraud and Enforcement: The Situation in Ohio
Preventing insurance fraud and misconduct is an important goal of insurance departments across the country. Let's take a look at highlights from one state: Ohio. Read More

In the States

Over $240 Million in Property Insurance Rebates Remain Unclaimed, Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Says
At the end of 2013, nearly $240 million in rebate funds available from Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance was unclaimed, according to Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. Read More

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FC &S Legal Publishes Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton's Bad Faith Compendium: Minnesota  Read More

XL Group Promotes Ron Pardo and Matt Stitham in Excess Casualty 
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SCOR Global Life Participates in Pension Longevity Swap with Aviva 
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CIG Rolls Out EPLI for BOP 
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Tower Group International Receives Out-of-Compliance Notice from NASDAQ 
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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
Director, FC&S Legal
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60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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
Donald S. Malecki, Malecki, Deimling, Nielander &
Associates, LLC
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.
D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Tressler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
Jerold Oshinsky, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres &
Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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