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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, June 13, 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.


Automobile Insurance
Taxi Driver’s Uninsured Motorist Action May Proceed, N.Y. Appeals Court Decides
An appellate court in New York has ruled that a taxi driver who claimed that he was injured after he stepped out of his taxicab was entitled to recover uninsured motorist benefits under his personal auto policy, and that the trial court had to determine the amount of coverage given his policy’s anti-stacking provision. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Taxi Driver’s PIP Claim Was Precluded, Maryland Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in Maryland, affirming a lower court’s decision reversing a ruling by the Maryland Insurance Administration, has determined that an owned but uninsured exclusion in a taxi driver’s personal automobile liability insurance policy precluded coverage for his claim for personal injury protection coverage for an accident that occurred while he was occupying his taxicab. Read More

Attorney's Fees
Trial Court in Coverage Fight Erroneously Applied Multiplier to Attorneys’ Fees Awarded to Insureds, Florida Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in Florida has ruled that a trial court in a coverage dispute had erroneously applied a multiplier to the attorneys’ fees awarded to the insureds. Read More

Life Insurance
Federal Government Files Lawsuit to Seize Life Insurance Payments of San Bernardino Shooter
Federal prosecutors have filed a civil asset forfeiture lawsuit and an application that, if approved, would allow the seizure of the proceeds of two life insurance policies worth a total of $275,000 held by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. Read More

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In the States

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Declares Earthquake Insurance Market “Noncompetitive”
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has informed insurance companies that sell earthquake policies in Oklahoma that the earthquake insurance market is noncompetitive. The order will change the way insurers file their rates with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Read More

In the States
Richard Newberry Is Named CEO of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has named Richard Newberry as the new chief executive officer of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. Read More

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RIMS Advises Risk Professionals to Brace for Challenges Presented by New OSHA Rules Read More

Stephen Postlewhite Appointed CEO of Aspen Insurance; Thomas Lillelund Named CEO of Aspen Reinsurance 
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FC&S Legal Publishes “2015 Excess and Surplus Lines Laws: Utah”  
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Liberty Mutual Appoints Mike Fallon, Steve McAnena, and Tracy Ryan to Senior Leadership Positions in Its Commercial Insurance Unit  
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Grange Insurance Launches New Cyber Coverage for Businesses  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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