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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, May 4, 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.


Homeowners Insurance
Where to Sue an Insurance Reciprocal Exchange?
A federal district court in Oregon has issued a decision explaining where an insurance reciprocal exchange may be sued. Read More

Commercial Auto
No Coverage for Accident Involving Business’ ORV Used by Owner’s Son for Non-Business Reasons
An appellate court in Michigan, affirming a trial court’s decision, has ruled that there was no coverage under a business insurance policy for an accident involving an off-road vehicle owned by a sole proprietorship where the accident occurred while it was being driven by the business owner’s son for non-business purposes. Read More

Workers Compensation
Workers’ Comp Claim May Not Be Reopened for Worker Who Discovered Injury Unknown at Time of Settlement, Colorado Court Rules
A Colorado court has ruled that an administrative law judge could not reopen a settlement of a workers’ compensation claim on the grounds of mutual mistake of material fact where the worker discovered an injury unknown at the time of the settlement that was related to the original injury, but the settlement stated that the worker waived his right to ask for compensation for any unknown injuries. Read More

Eye on the Experts
Florida Supreme Court: When It Comes to UM Damages Verdicts and Bad Faith, “What is Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander”
This Eye on the Experts article discusses a ruling by Florida’s highest court that an insured is entitled to a jury determination of liability and the full extent of damages, even if in excess of policy limits, prior to litigating a first-party bad faith action arising from an underlying uninsured/underinsured motorist case. Read More

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In the States

Six Insurance Commissioners Establish Initiative to Encourage Insurers to Capitalize on Diverse Businesses
Six insurance commissioners have joined together to administer a national Multistate Insurance Diversity Survey to collect information from insurance companies regarding their supplier and governing board diversity. Read More

Health Insurance
California Doctor Pleads Guilty to $2.4 Million Medicare Fraud
A doctor from Valencia, California, has pleaded guilty to submitting more than $2.4 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare. Read More

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Atlanta Attorney David W. Boone to Receive ABA’s Pursuit of Justice Award  Read More

John Hancock Makes Life Insurance Available to People Living with HIV  
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Chubb Broadens Availability of Environmental Insurance Products and Services  
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Erie Insurance and Liberty Mutual Rank Highest in Satisfying Purchase Experience, Says J.D. Power Study  
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FC&S Legal Publishes “2015 Excess and Surplus Lines Laws: Pennsylvania”  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill, P.C.
Richard D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
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