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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, May 8, 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
New York State Comptroller May Review Billing Records of Private Companies that Provide Health Care to Beneficiaries of New York State Insurance Program, State’s Top Court Holds
New York’s highest court, the New York Court of Appeals, has ruled that the New York State Constitution did not limit the New York State Comptroller’s authority to review the billing records of private companies that provide health care to beneficiaries of a state insurance program. Read More

Employment Practices Liability

Court Rejects Coverage Claim for Immigration Enforcement Action
A federal district court applying substantive Illinois law has rejected an insured’s contentions that its insurance policy provided coverage for a U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement investigation and subsequent criminal charge and settlement. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Spanish-Speaking Hispanic Man’s Contention that He Did Not Knowingly Decline UM Coverage is Rejected
An appellate court in Louisiana, affirming a trial court’s decision, has rejected an insured’s argument that his rejection of uninsured motorist coverage in his automobile insurance policy was invalid because he was a Spanish-speaking Hispanic who did not speak, write, or read English fluently and, therefore, did not fully understand the policy or what he was signing. Read More

Eye on the Experts
Florida Appellate Court Says Class Action “Relates Back” To Earlier-Filed Suit, Thereby Triggering Claims-Made Coverage
This Eye on the Experts article explains a recent decision by a Florida appellate court, which held that a class action lawsuit sufficiently related back to an earlier-filed lawsuit brought during the effective period of a mortgage broker’s claims-made policy, triggering coverage for the class action lawsuit under the then-expired policy. Read More

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In the States

Connecticut Insurance Department Recovers $1.6 Million in First Quarter of 2014
The Connecticut Insurance Department has recovered nearly $1.6 million for policyholders and taxpayers in the first three months of 2014. Read More

Automobile Insurance

Nebraska Regulators Warn of Insurance Risks of Car-Sharing and Ride-Sharing
The Nebraska Departments of Insurance and Motor Vehicles are urging caution before people sign up for Internet services that connect drivers, riders, and vehicle owners for car-sharing and ride-sharing. Read More

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MetLife Names Eric Butler Head of Global Health Care for Global Employee Benefits Read More

ProMedica Becomes PIAA Member 
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XL Group Adds Mergers and Acquisitions Insurance Division to Its Financial Lines Business and Appoints Tim Allen as Its Head 
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Noridian Mutual Terminates CEO Paul von Ebers, Names Tim Huckle Interim President and CEO 
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FC&S Legal Publishes “Chemical Leaks and Spills” 
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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
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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