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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, May 10, 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.


Professional Liability Insurance
Montana Supreme: Trial Judge in Coverage Case Should Have Disclosed His Personal Involvement in Similar Matter
The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that a trial judge in an insurance coverage case should have disclosed his personal involvement in a similar matter and that the insurer could challenge his failure to do so for the first time on appeal. Read More

New York's Highest Court Rules That Antisubrogation Rule Did Not Apply in Lead Paint Case
The New York Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, reversing lower court decisions, has ruled that the antisubrogration rule did not limit subrogation rights for lead paint claims against a non-insured.  Read More

How a Farmer Destroyed His Crops for the Insurance, and Ended Up in Prison
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has upheld the conviction and prison sentence of a potato farmer for insurance fraud. Read More

Employee Benefits
Failure to Notify Insurer After Dependent Child Turned 19 Doomed Coverage
A federal district court in California has ruled that there was no coverage under a group accidental death and dismemberment policy for the insured's stepson where the insured had never notified the insurer that he wanted coverage for the stepson after he turned 19. Read More

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Federal Actions

FAA Establishes Drone Advisory Committee
The Federal Aviation Administration is establishing a broad-based advisory committee that will provide advice on drone issues. Read More

Health Insurance
Oklahoma Governor Signs Autism Insurance Coverage Bill into Law
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed into law House Bill 2962, which mandates insurance coverage for certain autism treatments for children. Read More

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Mark A. Green Joins Kemper as President of Life & Health Division Read More

Insurtech Startup Slice Labs Adds Tom Hutton to Board of Directors  
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United Insurance Holdings Completes Acquisition of Interboro Insurance  
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Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company Offers Identity Theft Insurance Through Employers  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "2015 Excess and Surplus Lines Laws: South Carolina" 
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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
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