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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, April 9, 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.


Homeowners Insurance
Negligent Misrepresentation Can Be Asserted against Insurance Adjuster, California Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in California, reversing a trial court’s decision, has ruled that insured homeowners could assert a claim for negligent misrepresentation against an insurance adjuster. Read More

Automobile Insurance

Court Rejects UIM Stacking, Although Insureds Owned Five Vehicles Insured by One Insurer
A federal district court in Missouri has ruled that insureds were not entitled to stack underinsured motorist coverage even where they owned five vehicles insured by their insurance carrier. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Appraisal Not Warranted Where Dispute Was Over Coverage, Not Difference in Pricing
An appellate court in Georgia, affirming a trial court’s decision, has ruled that a homeowner was not entitled to demand appraisal of his claim where his dispute with his insurance carrier involved a question of coverage rather than the amount needed to make agreed-upon repairs. Read More

Eye on the Experts
Bad Faith Compendium: New York
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 13th installment of the compendium reviews bad faith law in New York. Read More

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Life Insurance

Lawyer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for His Role in $1.25 Billion Viatical and Life Settlement Fraud
Attorney Anthony Livoti, Jr., of Fort Lauderdale has been sentenced in Miami by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr., to 10 years in prison. Mr. Livoti also was ordered to pay over $800 million in restitution to fraud victims. Read More

Insurance Fraud

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and NICB to Focus on Insurance Fraud Prosecutions
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and the National Insurance Crime Bureau are joining forces to create a coordinated public-private partnership to crack down on the growing problem of insurance fraud in the Chicago area. Read More

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Ken Matson Appointed President of Family Heritage Life Insurance Company of America Read More

Universal Property & Casualty Company Seeks to Expand Into Pennsylvania 
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Richard Allen Joins Endurance as Head of International Professional Lines 
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Tom Parrent Named Chief Risk Officer of United Guaranty 
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Great American Insurance Group’s Public Sector Division Acquires Selective’s Renewal Rights 
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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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