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Claims Resolution
Florida Law Shields State-Created Property Insurer from Statutory First-Party Bad Faith Claims, State's High Court Holds
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that Florida's Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, a state-created entity that provides property insurance, was immune from a statutory first-party bad faith action for allegedly failing to attempt in good faith to settle claims. Read More

Commercial General Liability

CGL Policy Did Not Cover Claims for Loss of IBM Computer Tapes Where There Was No "Publication" of Personal Information, Connecticut High Court Rules
The Connecticut Supreme Court has affirmed an intermediate appellate court's decision that a commercial general liability insurance policy did not afford coverage for claims made against companies that lost computer tapes containing employees' personal information where there was no indication that the information on the lost tapes had been published. Read More

Liability Policies
Rape Victim's Lawsuit Against Her Landlords Was Not Covered By Their Policies, Michigan Appeals Court Decides
An appellate court in Michigan, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that landlords were not entitled to coverage under their insurance policies for a lawsuit brought by a rape victim asserting claims for negligence, breach of the common law covenant of quiet enjoyment, and violation of the Michigan law requiring a landlord to maintain premises in a manner fit for use by the intended parties. Read More

Commercial Auto
Georgia Supreme: Insured May Recover UM Benefits Despite Partial Sovereign Immunity of Alleged Tortfeasor
The Georgia Supreme Court, in response to a question certified by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in litigation seeking declaratory relief regarding the rights of recovery of an insured under an uninsured-motorist insurance policy providing that the insurer would pay sums "the insured is legally entitled to recover as compensatory damages from the owner or driver of an uninsured motor vehicle," has ruled that the insured could recover underinsured motorist benefits despite the partial sovereign immunity of the alleged tortfeasor. Read More

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Superstorm Sandy

FEMA Begins Superstorm Sandy Re-Review Process with Letters to Homeowners
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has begun mailing out letters to homeowners as part of its process of re-reviewing 144,000 Superstorm Sandy claims. Read More

In the States

Florida Insurance Regulators Ban "Price Optimization" in Premium Determinations
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has barred property and casualty insurance carriers authorized to do business in Florida from using "price optimization in any manner." Read More

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Drone Use Could Become Common Practice for 40 Percent of Businesses, Munich Re Survey Shows Read More

Andrew N. Bourne Joins Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney as a Partner 
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Willis Re Launches $400 Million Global Facility to Tackle Catastrophic Casualty Loss Read More

AIG Names Brian T. Schreiber Chief Strategy Officer 
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IronPro Appoints Mark Reilly to Lead Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Read More

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