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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, May 19, 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.


Commercial Auto
Truck Driven to Pick Up Repaired Insured Vehicle Was a "Temporary Replacement" for That Vehicle, West Virginia Court Rules
A federal district court in West Virginia has ruled that an insured who was in an accident while driving a repair shop's truck to the repair shop to pick up his insured vehicle was driving a "temporary replacement" for his insured vehicle for purposes of his commercial trucking policy. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Ruling That ATV Was Not an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Kansas Court Decides That Plaintiffs Were Not Entitled to UM Coverage
A federal district court in Kansas has ruled that an all-terrain vehicle was not an uninsured motor vehicle for purposes of Kansas law and that, as a consequence, a plaintiff who claimed that she had been injured while riding on the ATV on a public street was not entitled to recover uninsured motorist benefits. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Jury Awards $10.9 Million After Bus on Way to Casino Rolled Over and Two Passengers Died
After a bus on the way to a casino in Oklahoma rolled over and two passengers died, a jury awarded the plaintiffs $10,942,912.47. 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

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Alternative Risk and Captives

New Method in Tennessee to Redomesticate Captives
HB2228, which establishes a new method by which a captive insurance company may redomesticate to Tennessee, has been signed by the governor. Read More

Insurance Fraud
IFPA and IASIU Name 2016 Pennsylvania Fraud Fighter Award Winners
The Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority and the Pennsylvania chapters of the International Association of Special Investigation Units have recognized the efforts of 11 individuals with annual Fraud Fighter Awards for their roles in the investigation and prosecution of insurance fraud throughout the state. Read More

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W. R. Berkley Forms Berkley Insurance Asia; Names Shasi Gangadharan CEO, Aaron Yip COO Read More

XL Catlin Hires Oliver Newick as Global Practice Leader for Energy, Property, and Construction Claims 
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Liberty International Underwriters Introduces LIU Design and Data Insure for Architects and Engineers 
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Hanover Insurance Names Joseph M. Zubretsky President and CEO  
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Midwest Health Insurer Medica to Launch Individual and Family Health Insurance in Kansas 
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