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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, June 7, 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 Property
Montana Supreme: Criminal Defendant's Restitution Obligation Was Not Reducible By Amount of Victim's Insurance Recovery
The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that the amount of restitution a criminal defendant had to pay was the full amount of his theft — excluding items recovered — without a reduction for the amount the victim was reimbursed pursuant to an insurance policy covering the defendant's theft. Read More

Insurance Fraud
There Are 4 Elements of Insurance Fraud, and This Defendant Met Them All
An appellate court in North Carolina has upheld a jury verdict convicting Patrick Henry Alston of insurance fraud, reasoning that there are four elements of the crime and ruling that the prosecution had demonstrated that all of them had been met. Read More

Commercial Property
Travelers Insurance Accused by NFHA of Discrimination Against Apartment Owners Renting to Tenants with Housing Choice Vouchers
The National Fair Housing Alliance ("NFHA") has filed a federal lawsuit alleging race, sex, and source of income discrimination against Travelers Indemnity Company for allegedly failing to provide habitational insurance to apartment owners who rent to tenants who participate in the Housing Choice Voucher program. Read More

Health Insurance
California Lawsuit Alleges Insurers Improperly Deny Mental Health Care to Teens
A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against California Physicians' Service d/b/a Blue Shield of California, Human Affairs International of California, and Magellan Health Services of California, Inc.-Employer Services on behalf of adolescents suffering from mental health and substance use disorders. Read More

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In the States

Texas Insurance Department Seeks Applicants for Texas FAIR Plan Association Governing Committee
The Texas Department of Insurance is accepting applications for the board that governs the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements Plan, which provides residential property insurance in underserved areas where it is not readily available through the private market. Read More

In the States
Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Introduces Online Data Breach Notification
The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation has introduced an electronic data breach submission portal that, it said, was aimed at simplifying the notification requirement for individuals and businesses by providing a standard form to collect specific information required by law relative to a data breach. Read More

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Insurance Websites Not Keeping Pace with Changing Customer Expectations, Says J.D. Power Study Read More

Travelers Promotes Greg Toczydlowski to President of Business Insurance  
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Baldwin & Lyons Makes New Appointments Following Three Retirements, and Announces a Governance Review  
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Church Pension Group Appoints Francis P. Armstrong as COO  
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XL Catlin and A. J. Gallagher Team Up to Offer Lifestyle Insurance for Young and New Art Collectors  
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Interplay among FMLA, ADA, and Workers Compensation Statutes


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Director, FC&S Legal
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Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
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