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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, March 29, 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.


Construction Defect
Rhode Island Supreme: Public Policy Did Not Require That Contractor's Former Insurer Cover Claims Allegedly Stemming from His Negligence During Policy Period
The Rhode Island Supreme Court, rejecting an analogy to uninsured motorists coverage, has ruled that a contractor's former insurance company was not obligated to cover claims allegedly stemming from the contractor's negligent construction of a deck where the alleged bodily injuries had occurred after the policy had expired – even if the construction had taken place during the policy term.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Michigan Supreme: Any Payment by Insurer Before No-Fault Suit Was Filed Satisfied Exception to Statute of Limitations
The Michigan Supreme Court, reversing an appellate court's decision, has ruled that any payment of no-fault benefits to a plaintiff before the plaintiff filed a no-fault suit satisfied the "payment" exception to the no-fault law's one year statute of limitations.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Minnesota Supreme: UM Claims Accrue on Date of Accident
The Minnesota Supreme Court, affirming an appellate court's decision, has ruled that the accrual date of a claim for uninsured motorist benefits under the Minnesota No-Fault Act was the date of the accident.  Read More

Commercial General Liability
What Magic Words Are Needed for an Additional Insured to Notify the Insurer of an Occurrence? New York's Top Court Explains
New York's highest court, the New York Court of Appeals, has affirmed an appellate court's decision that an additional insured's letter to the insured amounted to notice to the insurer of an "occurrence" where it included the word "claim" and details of the claim, and requested that the insurer be notified – even though the letter did not "expressly" state that it was seeking coverage as an additional insured.  Read More

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Workers Compensation

Texas Insurance Department Seeks Employer Representative for Workers' Comp Appeals Panel
The Texas Department of Insurance is seeking an employer representative to serve on the Texas Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel.  Read More

Homeowners Insurance
New Jersey and New York Regulators Issue Certificates of Authority to Universal Property & Casualty
The New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance and the New York State Department of Financial Services have issued certificates of authority to Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company, approving it as a licensed insurance entity in New Jersey and New York, respectively.  Read More

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The Hartford's Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Swift to Become Chairman of AIA's Board  Read More

Liberty Mutual to Insure Team USA's Medals from Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games  
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Clark & Fox Adds Insurance/Bad Faith Partner Michael Savett  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Hydraulic Fracturing, Induced Seismicity, and Insurance Coverage: Are Insurers Being Asked to Pay for Lack of Regulation?" in its Flagship Publication, the Insurance Coverage Law Report  
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IronPro Launches Enhanced Cyber and Tech Products in Canada  
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