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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, March 13, 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 General Liability
Non-Profit American Legion Post Was “In the Business of” Selling Alcohol, and Liquor Liability Exclusion Applied, Wisconsin Appeals Court Holds
An appellate court in Wisconsin, affirming a trial court’s decision, has ruled that a clause in a commercial general liability insurance policy that excluded coverage when the insured was “in the business of” selling or serving alcohol barred coverage of a claim against a non-profit American Legion Post that regularly sold liquor to generate significant revenues. Read More

Automobile Insurance

General Release in Favor of Tortfeasor and His Auto Insurer Did Not Bar Injured Woman’s Claim Against Her Own UM Insurer, Maryland’s Highest Court Says
The highest court in Maryland, the Maryland Court of Appeals, citing “common sense,” has ruled that a general release signed by a woman injured in an automobile accident in favor of the tortfeasor’s liability insurer did not also waive the injured woman’s claim against her own uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance carrier. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Post-Suit Exhaustion of PIP Benefits Bars Medical Provider’s Continued Suit Against Auto Insurer, Florida Appellate Court Decides
A Florida appellate court has ruled that a medical provider could not continue its lawsuit to collect personal injury protection (“PIP”) benefits from an automobile insurer where the benefits had been otherwise exhausted after the provider’s suit had been filed. Read More

Eye on the Experts
Claims-Made Policies May Cover Claims Submitted Outside the Reporting Period
This Eye on the Experts column discusses the recurring issue of what happens when notice of claims to insurers is not timely. Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Fighting Insurance Fraud: What’s Happening in Pennsylvania?
The Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority has announced that the reporting of insurance fraud in Pennsylvania increased to an all-time record-high in 2013. Read More

Federal Actions

Senate Committee Holds Extensive Hearing on Capital Regulations for Insurers
The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs has held an extensive hearing on insurance capital standards. Read More

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Six U.S. Mortgage Insurers Launch New Trade Association  Read More

Argo Re and Horseshoe Group Form ILS Fronting Partnership 
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Therese M. Vaughan Selected as APIW’s 2014 Insurance Woman of the Year 
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XL Group and American Specialty Insurance & Risk Team Up to Serve Sports and Entertainment Industries 
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Insurers Resist Coverage for Cyber Claims, According to Marsh 
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