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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, May 13, 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
Policy's One-Year Limitations Period Barred Homeowner's Superstorm Sandy Claims, N.J. District Court Decides
A federal district court in New Jersey has ruled that a one-year limitations period in a homeowners' insurance policy — not the statutory six-year statute of limitations for contract actions — barred a lawsuit brought by the insured for damages caused by Superstorm Sandy. Read More

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

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

Homeowners Insurance
Criminal Acts Exclusion Precluded Coverage for Man Who Shot Child for Ringing His Doorbell and Running Away
An appellate court in Kentucky, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that the criminal acts exclusion in a homeowners' insurance policy precluded coverage for claims that the homeowner shot a child for ringing his doorbell and running away. 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

In the States
Non-Admitted Insurance Multi-State Association Is Dissolving
The Non-Admitted Insurance Multi-State Association Inc., established in 2011 and governed by an agreement that provides a mechanism to report, collect, allocate, and distribute surplus lines tax revenues consistent with the Non-Admitted and Reinsurance Reform Act of 2010, is dissolving. Read More

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Workplaces Have Highest Number of Unintentional Deaths Since 2008, National Safety Council Reports  Read More

Liberty Mutual Launches SmartVideo Program to Drive Engagement with Workers Compensation Claimants  
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Resource for Comparing Workers' Compensation Laws Across U.S. and Canada Is Now Available  
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Baker Donelson Lawyer W. Scott Welch III to Receive ABA Edmund S. Muskie Pro Bono Service Award  
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United Insurance Holdings Completes Acquisition of Interboro Insurance  
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