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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, March 24, 2016  

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.


Builders Risk
North Dakota Supreme Court Affirms Dismissal of Insured's Negligence Claim Against Agency, Finding No Breach of Duty or "Special Relationship"
The North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that an insured's negligence claim against an insurance agency had been properly dismissed, where the agency had breached no duty to the insured and had no "special relationship" with the insured.  Read More

Commercial General Liability
Lead-Based Paint Is a Pollutant, Georgia Supreme Court Rules in Case of First Impression
The Georgia Supreme Court, in a case of first impression, has reversed an appellate court's decision and has ruled that personal injury claims allegedly arising from lead poisoning due to lead-based paint ingestion were excluded from coverage pursuant to an absolute pollution exclusion in a commercial general liability insurance policy.  Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Contractor Who Alleged that Pit Bull Attacked and Bit Him Is Awarded $76,100
A contractor who alleged that a pit bull attacked and bit him has been awarded $76,100 in damages.  Read More

Contracting Exclusion Precluded Coverage for Claim Stemming from Condo Owner's Renovations
A federal district court in California has ruled that a "contracting" exclusion in an umbrella insurance policy precluded coverage for claims that a subcontractor renovating a condominium owner's unit had damaged a neighboring property.  Read More

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Automobile Insurance

South Dakota Is Latest State to Enact "Transportation Network Company" Law
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has signed HB 1091 into law, creating new requirements regarding insurance for vehicles used to provide rides for a transportation network company and exempting vehicles used to provide these rides from certain commercial licensing requirements.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Feds Warn that Motor Vehicles Are "Increasingly Vulnerable" to Hacking
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Transportation, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are warning that motor vehicles are "increasingly vulnerable to remote exploits."  Read More

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Chubb Names Leadership Team for Bermuda Insurance Operations   Read More

Jon W. Springer Appointed President and Chief Risk Officer of Universal Insurance Holdings; Stephen J. Donaghy Is COO   
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AIG Reaches Reinsurance Deal with Swiss Re   
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Pivot Health Offers Supplemental Insurance for Gaps Caused by High Health Insurance Deductible   
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Percy Chubb, III, Former Vice Chairman of The Chubb Corporation, Is Dead at 81   
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