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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, June 8, 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 General Liability
Second Circuit, Narrowly Reading "Knowing Violation" Exclusion, Finds Duty to Defend All Claims in Privacy Actions
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, reversing a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, has ruled that, notwithstanding the "knowing violation" exclusion to the personal and advertising coverage provisions of commercial general liability insurance policies at issue, the insurers had to defend all claims brought against their insured in privacy-related lawsuits. Read More

Exclusions Barred Coverage Under Cybersecurity Policy for Assessments That Arose from P.F. Chang's Data Breach, Arizona District Court Decides
A federal district court in Arizona has ruled that coverage did not exist under a cybersecurity insurance policy for credit card association assessments that arose from a data breach suffered by P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. Read More

What New York's Top Court Said When It Ruled That State's Suit Against Hank Greenberg Could Proceed
New York's top court, the New York Court of Appeals, has again permitted the lawsuit brought by the New York State Attorney General against two former officers of American International Group, Inc., to move forward. Here is what it said. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Delaware Supreme: PIP Benefits Payable to Student Injured Crossing Street to Board School Bus
The Delaware Supreme Court, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that a school bus was involved in an accident when the driver signaled to a student that she should cross the street to board the bus and she was struck by another vehicle, and that the student was entitled to personal injury protection benefits. Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Houston Insurance Agent Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Fraud
Celia Castillo has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after a Texas Department of Insurance investigation uncovered an annuity scam in which she bilked almost a dozen elderly clients out of more than $3 million. Read More

In the States
Three, Including an Attorney, Appointed to Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association Board
Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax has appointed three members to serve on the board of directors of the Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association. Read More

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Insurance Providers Form Puerto Rico International Insurers Association Read More

Westfield Insurance's Mike Prandi Elected Chair of NICB's Board of Governors; Kelly Bever of State Farm Mutual Named Vice Chair  
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Aspen Appoints Erik Armellino International Head of Onshore Energy & Construction  
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Allied World North America Expands M&A Underwriting Team; Appoints Attorneys Terry Enright and Ryan Anderson  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "2015 Excess and Surplus Lines Laws: U.S. Virgin Islands"  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill, P.C.
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Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
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