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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, June 2, 2017  

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.


Homeowners Insurance
Can Homeowners Sue Insurers Under Forced-Placed Insurance Policies?
A federal district court in Louisiana has issued a decision explaining whether homeowners may sue insurance companies for breach of forced-placed insurance policies where they are neither named insureds nor additional insureds on the policies.   Read More

Superstorm Sandy
Power Loss Caused by Superstorm Sandy Was Not Covered by Insured's Policy
A federal district court in New Jersey has ruled that losses stemming from an electrical outage caused by Superstorm Sandy were not covered by the business' insurance policy.   Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Dog's Undisclosed Prior Bites of Other Dogs Didn't Void Homeowners' Policy
An appellate court in Massachusetts has ruled that a question on an insurance application regarding a dog's "bite history" was ambiguous and, as a result, a homeowners insurance company was obligated to cover a lawsuit for damages caused when its insureds' dog allegedly attacked two other dogs.   Read More

Allstate's Punitive Damages Claim Against Electrolux in Subrogation Action Is Dismissed
A federal district court in South Carolina has granted a motion by a clothes dryer manufacturer sued in a product liability action by insurance companies, as subrogees of their insureds, to dismiss the insurers' punitive damages claim.  Read More

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In the States

Two Rivers Returns $1.3 Million to Settle Iowa Insurance Division Investigation
Two Rivers Insurance Company, Inc., has reached a settlement with the Iowa Insurance Division under which Two Rivers will return $1.3 million to 33 public entities in Iowa.  Read More

Insurance Fraud
Former California Resident Guilty of Defrauding Insurers by Billing Millions for Tests That Never Were Performed
A former California resident has been found guilty of 15 counts of health care fraud for submitting bills to insurance companies that sought millions of dollars in reimbursement for tests and services that were never performed.   Read More

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New Data Suggests Atlantic Hurricane Season Will be More Active   Read More

Is Aetna Leaving Hartford for New York City?   
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Donegal Mutual Completes Acquisition of Mountain States Insurance Group   
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Sompo International to Acquire Financial Institutions' Portfolio from Novae   
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Ironshore International Enhances M&A and Tax Consortia Offerings   
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Insurer Avoids a Sticky Situation When the Appellate Cour Awards Less than the Lower Court Awarded


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Director, FC&S Legal
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