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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, May 1, 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.


Health Insurance
California Health Plans Must Provide Coverage for Applied Behavioral Analysis When Provided or Supervised by Certified Therapists Even If They Are Not Otherwise Licensed
A California appellate court has ruled that the California Department of Managed Health Care must direct health plans within its jurisdiction to provide coverage for Applied Behavioral Analysis, an intensive form of therapy often used to treat the symptoms of autism in young children, when provided or supervised by Behavior Analyst Certification Board-certified therapists who are not otherwise licensed as physicians, psychologists, or otherwise. Read More

Commercial General Liability

Sixth Circuit Rules that Liquor Liability Exclusion Did Not Bar Coverage of Common Law Negligence Claim Brought against Tavern
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, reversing a district court's decision, has ruled that a liquor liability exclusion in a commercial general liability insurance policy did not exclude coverage of a common law negligence claim brought against the insured tavern, notwithstanding that the state's Dram Shop Act apparently barred such claims. Read More

Bank's Losses from Fraudulent Wire Transfer Request Were Covered by Financial Institution Bond, Sixth Circuit Rules
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, affirming a district court's decision, has ruled that a financial institution bond issued to a bank covered losses the bank alleged it had suffered after transferring funds pursuant to a request from an imposter purporting to be its true customer. Read More

Eye on the Experts
Bad Faith Compendium: Oklahoma
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 16th installment of the compendium reviews bad faith law in Oklahoma. Read More

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FEMA Grants Another Six Month Extension to File Superstorm Sandy Proofs of Loss
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued another six month extension of the deadline for standard flood insurance policy policyholders to send their proofs of loss with all documentation to support the amounts requested to their insurers. Read More

Eye on the Experts

Proposed GSE Reforms Could Subject Private Mortgage Insurers to Federal Approval Requirements 
This Eye on the Experts article focuses on how various legislative proposals to abolish the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, the housing finance giants commonly known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, could establish new federal presence in the oversight of private mortgage insurance. Read More

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"Flood Insurance: The Situation in the United Kingdom" is Published in FC&S Legal's Flagship Publication, the Insurance Coverage Law Report Read More

QBE North America Launches Management Liability & Professional Lines and Product Suite 
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The Hartford to Sell Japan Annuity Company to ORIX Life for $895 Million 
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ACE Group Appoints Jacques Bonneau Executive Vice President of Global Underwriting; Ed Zaccaria Named Chief Underwriting Officer of North American Insurance 
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FinSecure Changes Company Name to Berkley FinSecure  
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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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