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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, March 17, 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.


Superstorm Sandy
Insurers' Filing Sets Forth Roadmap to Their Likely Defenses
Liaison counsel for insurance companies in the over 800 Superstorm Sandy insurance coverage-related cases pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has filed a list of commonly occurring legal issues and defenses that the insurers anticipate may arise in the Sandy cases, along with relevant case law or other authority addressing these issues. The document essentially is a roadmap to the insurers' defenses in these suits. Read More

Insurance Bond

"In Transit" Clause Covered Theft While Plaintiffs' Cash Was Being Processed at Vault, New York Appeals Court Decides
An intermediate appellate court in New York, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that insureds were entitled to coverage under the "In Transit" clause of an insurance bond for losses they sustained while their cash was being processed at a vault in between the Federal Reserve Bank, where it was picked up, and the insureds' check-cashing businesses and ATMs, where it was to be delivered. Read More

Workers Compensation
Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Suit against Insurance Broker over Failed Workers Comp Captive
A California appeals court has affirmed dismissal of a lawsuit against an insurance broker following the failure of a self-insured workers' compensation program. Read More

Workers Compensation
CompSource Mutual Insurance Company Act Upheld by Oklahoma Supreme Court
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has unanimously upheld legislation that will convert CompSource Oklahoma, a statutory creature under the control of Oklahoma state officials that provides workers compensation insurance to public employers and to private employers unable to secure insurance from private insurers, into a mutual insurance company, independent from the state of Oklahoma, on January 1, 2015. Read More

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In the States

Nebraska Approves Merger of Central National Insurance into Oakwood Insurance
The Nebraska Department of Insurance has approved the request by White Mountain Solutions Holding Company to merge Central National Insurance Company of Omaha, a Nebraska domiciled insurer, with and into Oakwood Insurance Company, a Tennessee domiciled insurer. Read More

Health Insurance

Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace Climbed to 4.2 Million in February
Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace continued to rise in February to a five-month total of 4.2 million, according to results released by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Read More

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Edwards Wildman Palmer Attorneys E. Paul Kanefsky and Nicholas A. Secara Advocate for Strategic Intervention in Insurance Coverage Disputes  Read More

Bert Nelen and Rod O'Malley Appointed to XL Group's Marine Team 
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ING U.S. Files Registration Statement with the SEC 
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Kate Norris To Join Fireman's Fund Insurance Company's High Net Worth Team 
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Ironshore Forms Leadership Committee 
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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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