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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, May 11, 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.


Superstorm Sandy
N.J. Appeals Court Enforces Settlement Agreement Reached in Voluntary Mediation Over Superstorm Sandy Claims
An appellate court in New Jersey has affirmed a trial court's decision enforcing a settlement agreement over Superstorm Sandy claims reached in voluntary mediation by homeowners and their insurance company. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Exclusions Precluded Coverage for Claims Asserted in Arbitration Demand, N.Y. Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in New York, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that claims asserted in an arbitration demand fell within the scope of exclusions in commercial general liability insurance policies.  Read More

Claims Resolution
Delaware District Court Upholds Warranty Requiring Arbitration of Arbitrability and Prohibiting Class-Wide Arbitration
A federal district court in Delaware has rejected challenges to a warranty in a sales agreement for the purchase of a new home, upholding the provisions in the warranty requiring an arbitrator to determine arbitrability and prohibiting class-wide arbitration. Read More

Superstorm Sandy
Federal Court in Superstorm Sandy Case Dismisses RICO Action Based on Allegedly Fraudulent Damage Reports
A federal district court in New York has dismissed claims under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act brought by an insured whose home was damaged by Superstorm Sandy against an insurance company and its contractors based on allegations that damage reports had been fraudulently prepared. Read More

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In the States

South Carolina Joins State Based System
South Carolina has licensed State Based Systems as its regulatory system. Read More

Health Insurance
Iowa Insurance Commissioner Sues Federal Government in CoOportunity Liquidation
Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart, in his capacity as Liquidator of CoOportunity Health, has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in U.S. District Court in Iowa. The suit asks the court to find that the federal government has unlawfully withheld millions of dollars owed to CoOportunity. Read More

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Liberty Mutual Launches SmartVideo Program to Drive Engagement with Workers Compensation Claimants  Read More

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Appoints Bryan Betts to Lead Customer & Broker Engagement  
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XL Catlin Creates Global Retail Accident & Health Business and Appoints Patrick Corbett as Global Chief Underwriting Officer of Insurance  
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Reinsurance Association of America Elects 2016-2017 Officers  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "2015 Excess and Surplus Lines Laws: South Dakota" 
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