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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, May 1, 2017  

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.


Commercial Auto
Insurer Could Condition Payment of Policy Limit on Release of Its Insureds, Despite Availability of Excess Insurance, Appeals Court Says
An appellate court in Massachusetts has ruled that an insurer had not committed unfair claim settlement practices when it conditioned the payment of its primary insurance policy limit on a release of all claims against its insureds, notwithstanding the availability of excess insurance.  Read More

Settlement Agreement That Released Insureds Doomed Plaintiff's Bid for Excess Policy Proceeds
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has ruled that a settlement agreement between insureds and a personal injury plaintiff that assigned the insureds' rights against their excess insurer to the plaintiff, but that also released the insureds from liability, did not trigger the excess insurer's duty to indemnify.   Read More

Automobile Insurance
Insured's Lawyers Lose Appeal to Overturn Rule 11 Sanctions
An appellate court in Washington has upheld sanctions imposed on an insured's lawyers for claims asserted in a coverage action against the insurer's attorneys.   Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Glassblowing May Be an Art. But Policy Excluded Coverage for It As a Business, Vermont Supreme Court Rules
The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that a homeowner's part-time glassblowing activities constituted a "business" for purposes of an exclusion in his insurance policy, even if he thought of it as an "expensive art."  Read More

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U.K. Regulator Investigates Aviation Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers for Antitrust Violations
The Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom is conducting an antitrust investigation into suspected conduct within the aviation insurance and reinsurance brokering industry.  Read More

Insurance Fraud
Father and Son Charged in Dallas in Alleged $16 Million Hearing Aid Insurance Fraud
Terry Lynn Anderson and his son Rocky Freeland Anderson have been charged by a federal grand jury in Dallas with participating in a $16 million hearing aid insurance fraud that took advantage of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas plans offered to employees of American Airlines.  Read More

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Chubb Appoints Matt Merna COO of North America Major Accounts   Read More

Allied World Expands Accounts Receivable Insurance in North America   
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XL Catlin Adds Maria L. Duhart to Lead Commercial Bond Product   
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Amerisure Appoints New Chief Underwriting Officer   
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Generali Global Expands U.S. Operations   
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