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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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.


Attorney’s Fees
Are Insurers Always Entitled to Their Attorney’s Fees and Costs for an Interpleader Action? In a Word, No
A federal district court in Georgia has denied an insurance carrier’s request for the attorney’s fees and costs it incurred in an interpleader action it began to resolve competing claims by homeowners and their mortgagee to proceeds from an insurance policy, finding that the insurer should have expected “that a dispute over title and insurance proceeds” would “arise with some regularity in its course of business.” Read More

Trial Strategy

When Will a U.S. Court Assert Jurisdiction Over a Foreign Insurer?
The globalization of commerce is leading to more and more situations where a U.S. company is insured by an overseas insurance carrier. What does it take for a policyholder to be able to sue a foreign insurer in a U.S. court? A recent decision by a federal district court in Washington illustrates the analysis that courts undertake to determine whether a foreign carrier is subject to their jurisdiction. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Court Enforces Insurer-Insured Privilege
A federal district court has upheld the insurer-insured privilege under Illinois law, and decided that it had been waived with respect to only one issue. Read More

Eye on the Experts
Bad Faith Compendium: West Virginia
Insurance bad faith law is like a quilt, a patchwork that varies from square to square – in this instance, common law decisions, statutes and codes that differ widely from state to state. Insurer conduct that is benign in one jurisdiction may rise to the level of bad faith conduct in another. The 23rd and final installment of the compendium reviews bad faith law in West Virginia. Read More

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Insurer Insolvency

Heritage Insurance Receives Approval to Transition 35,000 Policies from Sunshine State Insurance
Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc., has received a court order to transition approximately 35,000 policies of Sunshine State Property & Casualty Insurance Company, which is in liquidation. The policies will be transitioned to Heritage’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance Company. Read More

In the States

Oklahoma Approves Re-Domestication of Individual Assurance from Missouri
The Oklahoma Insurance Department has approved the re-domestication of Individual Assurance Company, Life, Accident and Health from Missouri to Oklahoma. Read More

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Ironshore Introduces Personal Accident Insurance for Space Tourism Read More

“‘Charge’ Ahead: What the EEOC’s Recent Enforcement and Litigation Data Statistics Really Mean for EPL Insurers” Is Published in FC&S Legal’s Flagship Publication, the Insurance Coverage Law Report 
Read More

XL Group Names Kelly Lyles Chief Executive of Global Professional 
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ACE Bermuda International Launches New CODA Premier Directors and Officers Liability Insurance Policy 
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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Enters Surety Market, Names Geoff Delisio as Senior Vice President of Surety Read More

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Director, FC&S Legal
60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
FC&S Legal Editorial Advisory Board
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Carrie Cope, Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C.
Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
John F. Finnegan, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Michele L. Jacobson, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Donald S. Malecki, Malecki, Deimling, Nielander &
Associates, LLC
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.
D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
Jerold Oshinsky, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres &
Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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