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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, April 8, 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.


Employee Benefits
The Life of a Big Law Partner, Brought Low by Eye Disease, and Her Successful Battle for Long Term Disability Benefits
A federal district court in Illinois has ruled that a partner at an international law firm in Chicago who suffered from eye disease was entitled to receive long term disability benefits, reversing the insurance company’s decision. Read More

Trial Strategy

NFPA 921 and Expert Testimony in Fire Insurance Cases Where Insurers Suspect Arson
Should a court only allow an expert’s opinion as to the cause of a fire in a fire insurance coverage case where that expert followed National Fire Protection Association 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations? Read More

Commercial General Liability
Another State Supreme Court Withdraws Opinion and Reverses Course; Now, Alabama’s Top Court Finds Coverage for Claim of Faulty Workmanship
Only weeks after New York’s highest court vacated a decision in an insurance coverage dispute and acknowledged that it had erred, another state supreme court essentially has done the same thing. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Parties’ Carriage Agreement Dooms Additional Insured’s Bid for Coverage
An appellate court in Georgia, affirming a trial court’s decision, has ruled that an additional insured was not entitled to coverage of claims in an underlying lawsuit where a carriage agreement limited the insured’s liability to the additional insured. Read More

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In the States

Missouri Department of Insurance Marks 145th Year
The Missouri Department of Insurance has marked its 145th anniversary. It was March 4, 1869, when the Missouri legislature created the Division of Insurance. Read More

Commercial General Liability

Ex-Insurance Broker Admits Selling Bogus Insurance Policies
A former insurance broker has admitted that he conspired to defraud purchasers of commercial liability insurance by overcharging for policies, as well as by issuing some customers bogus policies. Read More

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Canadian Drivers Are Receptive to Usage-Based Auto Insurance, Towers Watson Survey Finds Read More

FC&S Legal Publishes Nelson Levine De Luca & Hamilton’s Bad Faith Compendium: New York 
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ACE Introduces Passenger Accident Insurance for Motor Carriers 
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Companies Offering Accident and Disability Insurance Experience Reductions in Workers’ Compensation Claims, Aflac Survey Finds 
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Freedom Specialty Insurance Company Names John Merchant Associate Vice President of Cyber and Professional Liability 
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Michigan No-Fault Automobile Insurance


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Director, FC&S Legal
60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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