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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, April 26, 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.


N.Y. Appeals Court Finds No Coverage for Needed Structural Repairs under "Ordinance or Law" Endorsement
An appellate court in New York, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that an "Ordinance or Law" endorsement did not cover structural repairs or modifications needed to bring an insured building into compliance with applicable building codes where the need for the repairs or modifications had been fortuitously discovered in the course of performing remediation of covered property damage. Read More

Automobile Insurance
No Coverage Where Electronic Funds Transfer for Initial Policy Premium Had Been Declined, Georgia District Court Decides
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has ruled that there was no coverage under an automobile insurance policy for an auto accident where the electronic funds transfer intended to make the initial policy premium had been declined. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Shooting by Employee Was Not Covered by Employer's Insurer Where It Was Not Within Scope of Shooter's Employment, Fourth Circuit Holds
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, affirming a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, has ruled that an insurance company was not obligated to defend an employee of its insured who was sued for an accidental shooting where the discharge of the firearm was not within the employee's scope of his employment. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Appeals Court Reverses Damages Award Where P.A. — Not M.D. — Testified as to Need for Insured's Future Surgery
An appellate court in Florida has reversed a $166,000 damages award entered against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company after finding that the trial court had erred when it allowed a physician's assistant to testify as an expert on the need and cost for a future surgery for the insured. Read More

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In the States

NY Department of Financial Services Appoints Attorneys as Executive Deputy Superintendent, and Deputy Superintendent, for Insurance
Scott Fischer has been appointed executive deputy superintendent for insurance at the New York State Department of Financial Services, and Laura E. Evangelista has been appointed deputy superintendent for insurance. Read More

Insurance Fraud
Florida Man Charged with Insurance Fraud Violations
Samuel Mangel, of Boca Raton, Florida, has been charged with participating in an insurance fraud scheme. Read More

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Mellissa Carbone-Moser Joins Great American Insurance Group's Aviation Division as Divisional Vice President   Read More

Ironshore Appoints David Callaghan President of Marine Re  
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Allied World Launches Product Recall Insurance Products in North America  
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F. Michael Csorba Joins Great American Insurance Group as Divisional President 
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Universal Insurance Holdings to Launch Direct-to-Consumer Online Platform for Homeowners Insurance  
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