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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, May 12, 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 General Liability
N.J. Supreme Court Ruling of No Help to Insured Where First Circuit Applies Pennsylvania Law to Definition of "Occurrence"
A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit highlights the significant practical implications of applying Pennsylvania law rather than New Jersey law to an insurance coverage dispute over a subcontractor's allegedly faulty workmanship.  Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Sexting Teacher Loses Bid for Insurance Coverage for Student's Lawsuit Against Him
An Oklahoma teacher who had requested and had received nude pictures of a student via text messages was not entitled to have his homeowners insurance company defend him in a civil lawsuit the student later brought against him, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has ruled.   Read More

Claims Resolution
Insurer's Settlement Offer of Policy Limit That Did Not Include Post-Judgment Interest Was Not Improper, Massachusetts Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in Massachusetts has ruled that an insurer had not engaged in unfair settlement practices when, after an excess judgment had been entered against its insured, it offered to settle for the policy limit without including post-judgment interest.   Read More

Commercial General Liability
CFO's Alleged Fraud Had Not Resulted in "Property Damage" Caused by "Occurrence," Wisconsin Appeals Court Holds
An appellate court in Wisconsin has ruled that a bank's lawsuit alleging that its borrower's chief financial officer had engaged in fraud, leading to losses to the bank when the borrower failed to repay its loans, did not assert "property damage" caused by an "occurrence" for purposes of the borrower's commercial general liability insurance policy. Read More

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In the States

New State Law Mandates Fertility Coverage for Same-Sex Couples
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation, spurred by a federal civil rights lawsuit, that will require insurance carriers contracting with the state to cover fertility treatments to women in same-sex relationships, and those in other nontraditional relationships.  Read More

Health Insurance
N.Y. Healthcare "Helpline" Recovered Nearly $3 Million in 2016
A healthcare "helpline" offered by the New York State Attorney General's office investigated and resolved nearly 3,000 consumer complaints during the past year, saving or returning approximately $3 million in health care expenses to consumers, according to a recent report.   Read More

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Autonomous Vehicles Would "Hurt Our Auto Insurance Business," Warren Buffett Says   Read More

New York City Real Estate Buyers Spent $81.2 Million in Excess Title Insurance Premiums and Fees in 2016, Study Asserts   
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AIG Report Finds 23 Percent of Deals Over $1 Billion Ended in a Claim; Highest Severity Claim Payouts Averaged $22 Million   
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New Report Highlights Challenges and Reform Options for National Flood Insurance Program   
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Global Insurance Industry Set to Grow More Strongly by 2018   
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