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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, March 19, 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.


Automobile Insurance
11th Circuit Affirms District Court Decision Dismissing Complaint Alleging Sale of Worthless Surplus Lines Insurance Product
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a district court decision dismissing a complaint that asserted that the defendants had acted in concert to sell a worthless surplus lines insurance product in violation of Florida law. Read More

Homeowners Insurance

Insured's Statements in Bankruptcy about Value of His Assets Doom His Subsequent Insurance Claim for Stolen Property
A federal district court in Michigan has ruled that a homeowner's insurance policy was void where the insured sought coverage for property allegedly stolen from him that he had not said he owned several years earlier when he had entered bankruptcy. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Insured's Action Against His Own Public Insurance Adjuster Withstands Motion to Dismiss
A federal district court in Massachusetts has refused to dismiss a homeowner's negligence and breach of contract action against a public insurance adjuster the homeowner had hired to assist in filing a claim of loss with his homeowner's insurance carrier. Read More

Eye on the Experts
Bad Faith Compendium: Mississippi
Insurance bad faith law is like a quilt, a patchwork that varies from square to square - in this instance, common law decisions, statutes and codes that differ widely from state to state. Insurer conduct that is benign in one jurisdiction may rise to the level of bad faith conduct in another. The 10th installment of the compendium reviews bad faith law in Mississippi. Read More

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Health Insurance

Over One Million Have Selected a Covered California Health Plan
Covered California, California's marketplace for the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, has reported that more than one million people statewide have enrolled in health care insurance coverage in the exchange's first open-enrollment period, which ends March 31. Read More

Homeowners Insurance

Florida Senate Committee Passes Legislation Creating Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights
The Florida Senate Appropriations Committee has passed Senate Bill 708, which would create a "Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights" that insurers would be required to provide to a policyholder who files a claim. Read More

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Mystery Billionaire Takes Out Historic $201 Million Life Insurance Policy, Guinness World Records Reports  Read More

Greater New York Insurance Companies to Mark 100th Anniversary  
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Allianz to Acquire Property and Casualty Insurance Business from UnipolSai 
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Applied Underwriters Expands Workers Compensation Business with Acquisition of Optimum Insurance Company 
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MetLife Hires a Team of Financial Services Professionals 
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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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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
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Friedman LLP
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David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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