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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, April 21, 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’ Three Proofs of Loss, Plus “Detailed Estimate,” Deemed Sufficient to Defeat Flood Insurer’s Summary Judgment Motion
A federal district court in Louisiana has ruled that three proofs of loss filed by homeowners with their flood insurance company, plus a public adjustor’s “detailed estimate of damages,” were sufficient to constitute a proof of loss that complied with the Standard Flood Insurance Policy they had purchased. Read More


Court Denies Summary Judgment to FEMA, Finding a Question of Fact as to Whether Homeowner Had Submitted a Fourth Proof of Loss
A federal district court in Louisiana has refused to grant a summary judgment motion filed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in an action brought by a homeowner, finding that there was a question of fact as to whether the homeowner had submitted a fourth proof of loss that had not been paid by FEMA before he filed suit. Read More

Homeowner’s Failure to File Third Proof of Loss Dooms Suit against FEMA
A federal district court in Louisiana has granted summary judgment against a homeowner who had filed and had received payment for two proofs of loss for damage to her home, but who sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency for losses that she had not claimed in any proof of loss. Read More

Homeowners’ Suit against Insurance Agent for Negligently Procuring Flood Insurance is Dismissed
A federal district court in Louisiana has dismissed a lawsuit brought by two homeowners against an insurance agent charging that the agent negligently had procured flood insurance, finding that the claim was not cognizable under applicable Louisiana law. Read More

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Health Insurance

California Approves Insurance Regulations for Treatment of Autism
New mental health parity regulations have been approved by the California Office of Administrative Law. Read More

Life Insurance

Aetna to Pay $500,000 to New York to Settle Charges Relating to Life Insurance Policy Forms
Aetna Life Insurance Company has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty to settle charges by the New York State Department of Financial Services that it violated consumer protection rules. Read More

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Insurance Coverage Litigator Lorin M. Subar Joins The Willis Law Group as Senior Counsel Read More

Susan N. Grady Becomes President of Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group 
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Pan-American Life Insurance Group Appoints Alex S. Rizo as Vice President of Accident and Health 
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Fireman’s Fund Appoints Mike Midgley Senior Product Director for Health Care Professional Liability 
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FC&S Legal Publishes “Report on the NAIC 2014 Spring National Meeting” 
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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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