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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.


Life Insurance
Contributory Negligence Bars Negligent Procurement Suit against Insurance Agent, Alabama Supreme Court Rules
The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that, as a matter of law, a negligent procurement claim against an insurance agent was barred by the doctrine of contributory negligence. Read More

Commercial General Liability

Claim Against Insurance Broker Fails in Absence of Evidence Insured Asked for Specific Coverage or that Broker Misrepresented the Coverage It Obtained
An appellate court in California has affirmed a trial court's decision in favor of an insurance broker, finding that the evidence demonstrated that the insured had not requested specific coverage and that the broker had not misrepresented the coverage that it obtained. Read More

Professional Liability Insurance
Notwithstanding McCarran-Ferguson and Florida Law, Eleventh Circuit Upholds Decision Mandating Arbitration in California of Insurance Coverage Dispute between Holder of Judgment against Insured and Her Insurer
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a Florida district court's decision requiring arbitration in California of an insurance coverage dispute between the holder of a judgment against the insured and the insured's insurance carrier, notwithstanding the provisions of the McCarran-Ferguson Act and applicable Florida law that arguably did not require the judgment holder to arbitrate at all. Read More

Life Insurance
Where There's a Will – But No Signed and Submitted Change-of-Beneficiary Form – Insurer's Decision that Beneficiary Had Not Changed Is Upheld
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, affirming a district court's decision, has upheld a life insurance company's decision that the insured's will had not properly changed his beneficiary to his wife. Read More

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In the States

Owner of Cape Cod Businesses Charged with Failing to Pay Over $242,000 to Unemployment Trust Fund
An Eastham, Massachusetts, woman and her three businesses have been charged with failing to pay more than $242,000 into Massachusetts' unemployment trust fund. Read More

Alternative Risk and Captives

Delaware Is Now Sixth Largest Captive Insurance Domicile
Delaware has become the sixth largest captive insurance domicile. Read More

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Cunningham Lindsey Appoints Former Lloyd's Chief Richard Ward as Executive Chairman and Jane Tutoki as CEO Read More

Consumers Insurance USA to Join The Motorists Insurance Group 
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American Integrity Insurance Company Now Offering Condominium Coverage 
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FC&S Legal Publishes "California's Malpractice Caps Set Unfair Limits" 
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Euroins Insurance Group Announces Offer for Tower Group International; Tower Group Declines Read More

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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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, Rivkin Radler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
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Friedman LLP
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