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Workers Compensation
"Best Interest of Worker" May Not Be Considered by Agency Evaluating Structured Settlement Submitted by Worker Represented by Counsel
An appellate court in Washington has ruled that the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals may not consider the "best interest of the worker" when evaluating a claim resolution structured settlement agreement submitted by a worker who was represented by an attorney. Read More

Fire Insurance

Insureds' Failure to Submit to EUOs, "Standing Alone," Doomed Their Claim, Federal Court Decides
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has ruled that the failure of insureds to submit to examinations under oath before filing suit against their insurance company precluded recovery as a matter of law for losses they claimed they suffered in a fire in an apartment complex they owned. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Arizona Appeals Court Upholds Policy Provision Denying UIM Coverage to Family Member Who Lived With Named Insured and Owned Motor Vehicle
An Arizona appeals court has ruled that Arizona's Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Act did not prohibit an insurance company from denying underinsured motorist coverage to a family member who lived with the named insured and who otherwise would be entitled to such coverage but for her ownership of a motor vehicle when the policy did not include the family member as a person insured under the policy - even though the so-called "other vehicle" exclusion previously had been found to violate Arizona law. Read More

Fire Insurance
Michigan Supreme: Insured Entitled to Case Evaluation Costs from Insurer
The Michigan Supreme Court, interpreting and applying Michigan law, has ruled that an insured was entitled to case evaluation costs from its insurer after the insurer rejected a case evaluation panel award and an appraisal awarded the insured a greater amount. Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Owner and Recruiter for Louisiana and Texas Mental Health Clinics Convicted as Part of $258 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme in Baton Rouge
An owner and operator of community mental health centers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as a patient recruiter for a related facility in Houston, Texas, have been convicted for their roles in what prosecutors characterize as a $258 million Medicare fraud scheme involving three facilities that filed fraudulent claims for psychiatric services that were unnecessary or never actually provided. Read More

Insurance Fraud

Woman Guilty of Filing Fraudulent Insurance Claims to Steal Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars from Insurers
Chiniece Carter has pleaded guilty in Colorado to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from numerous insurance companies by filing fraudulent claims. Read More

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Tiffani Ann Earwood, Mary Guiney, John Russomanno, and Susan E. Stevens Join XL Group's East Coast Excess Casualty Team Read More

Liberty Mutual Appoints Keith Poopor Senior Underwriting Manager of Excess Casualty in the Northeast 
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Atlas Completes Public Offering 
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Sharon Ludlow Named President of the Aviva Insurance Company of Canada 
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Sun Life Appoints Carl Bang President of Sun Life Investment Management Read More

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