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Superstorm Sandy
N.Y. Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of Claims against Insurance Agent in Superstorm Sandy Dispute
An appellate court in New York has affirmed a trial court's decision dismissing negligence and breach of contract actions brought by an insured against its insurance agent, finding that the agent could not be held liable in this Superstorm Sandy case for any negligence or contract breach that may have been committed by his agency (a corporation). Read More

Professional Liability Insurance

Alleged Malpractice by Criminal Defense Attorneys Occurred During Trial, Before Retroactive Date of Their Malpractice Policy, Michigan Appeals Court Finds
An appellate court in Michigan, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that a malpractice claim against criminal defense attorneys alleged malpractice that occurred during the underlying plaintiff's criminal trial, before the malpractice policy's retroactive date, and, therefore, that the policy did not provide coverage for his claims. Read More

Fire Insurance
Wife's Secrets Were Not Intended to Defraud Insurer, Court Rules
A federal district court in Michigan has ruled that material misrepresentations a woman made during her insurance company's investigation into the cause of a fire at her house — intended by the woman to keep information from her husband — were not intended to defraud the insurer and, as a result, could not serve as the basis for its denial of her claim. 
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Commercial Auto
When a Crop Sprayer and Motorcycle Collide, and How the South Dakota Supreme Court Found Coverage — This Time
Analyzing insurance coverage for the second time in a case arising from a collision between a crop sprayer and a motorcycle, the South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that a commercial automobile insurance carrier — but not a commercial general liability insurance carrier — owed the driver of the crop sprayer a duty of defense and indemnification in connection with the resulting lawsuit. Read More

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Automobile Insurance

California Approves New Insurance Product for UberX, Lyft, and Sidecar Ridesharing Drivers
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved a new insurance product submitted by Farmers Insurance for drivers driving for ridesharing (or 'ride-hailing') companies such as UberX, Lyft, and Sidecar. Read More

Superstorm Sandy

FEMA Launches Superstorm Sandy Flood Insurance Claims Review Process
The National Flood Insurance Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has begun its Superstorm Sandy flood insurance claims review. Read More

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Smartphone Use While Driving Grows Beyond Texting to Social Media, Web Surfing, Selfies, and Video Chatting, AT&T Study Shows Read More

NICB Warns: Texas Storms Leave Thousands of Vehicles Flooded; Unsuspecting Used Car Buyers Could End Up "Soaked" 
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Below Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season Likely This Year, NOAA Predicts Read More

CFA Survey Finds Auto Insurers Fail to Reward Low Mileage Drivers 
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Sutherland Expands Insurance Litigation Practice in New York with Addition of Five Former Nelson Brown Attorneys Read More

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