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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, April 23, 2015

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.


Employment Practices Liability
Insurance Coverage Claims Deemed "Non-Core" to Insurance Brokerage's Bankruptcy Case
A federal bankruptcy court in New Jersey has ruled, in an insurance brokerage's bankruptcy case, that certain counts in an adversary proceeding brought against the debtors' insurance carriers were "non-core" and, therefore, not within the bankruptcy court's power to hear them. Read More

Life Insurance

Idaho Bankruptcy Court Upholds Debtor's Claim of Exemption in Life Insurance Proceeds He Received after Entering Chapter 7
A bankruptcy court in Idaho has ruled that a Chapter 7 debtor was entitled to exempt, under Idaho law, the proceeds of a life insurance policy on his mother's life that he had received after entering bankruptcy. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Court Rejects Insurer's Argument that Insured's Earlier Bankruptcy Valuations Estopped Her Insurance Claim
A federal district court in Michigan has rejected an insurance company's argument that home and property valuations its insured provided in her bankruptcy case estopped the valuations she subsequently provided to the insurer after her home caught fire and was destroyed. Read More

Health Insurance
Idaho Supreme Court Upholds Restitution Order Requiring Defendant Who Pleaded Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter to Compensate Widow for Health Insurance Premiums
The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld a trial court's decision ordering a criminal defendant who had pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter to pay restitution to the victim's widow, including an amount compensating her for health insurance premiums she paid for coverage between the time of the accident and the time of the defendant's sentencing. Read More

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In the States

Focus on Tennessee: New Captive Insurance Laws Take Effect
Newly effective revisions to Tennessee's captive insurance laws allow for the creation of workers compensation captives in Tennessee, among other things. Read More

In the States

Focus on Tennessee: New Plan Administrator Named for Workers Compensation Insurance Plan
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance has chosen the National Council on Compensation Insurance as the new plan administrator for the Tennessee Workers Compensation Insurance Plan. Read More

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David Robinson Is Named General Counsel of The Hartford Read More

Insurance Attorney Huhnsik Chung Joins Baker & McKenzie 
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XL Group Introduces Environmental Excess Policy Read More

Douglas Steenland Named Chairman of AIG Board of Directors, Succeeding Steve Miller, Who Will Remain a Director 
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1347 Property Insurance Holdings Appoints Joshua S. Horowitz to Its Board Read More

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Director, FC&S Legal
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