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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, June 20, 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.


Workers Compensation
Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Workers' Comp Law That Cut Off Benefits After 104 Weeks
The Florida Supreme Court has struck down, as unconstitutional, part of the state's workers' compensation law that cut off disability benefits after 104 weeks to a worker who was totally disabled and incapable of working but who had not yet reached maximum medical improvement. Read More

Workers Compensation
Employer's Matching Contributions to Employee's 401(k) Plan Were Not "Weekly Earnings" for Purposes of Workers' Comp Benefits, Iowa Supreme Court Decides
The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that an employer's matching contributions to an employee's 401(k) plan were not spendable weekly earnings for purposes of calculating weekly workers' compensation benefits.  Read More

Workers Compensation
Workers' Comp Claims Were Filed 16 Years and 2 Years Too Late, Georgia Supreme Court Holds
The Georgia Supreme Court, reversing an intermediate appellate court, has ruled that workers' compensation claims were filed too late for a claimant to recover benefits – by 16 years in one instance, and by two years in another. Read More

Commercial Property
Theft of Property from Storage Facility Over Several Days Was One Occurrence, California District Court Rules
A federal district court in California has ruled that a theft of property from a storage facility over the course of multiple days, involving at least one common individual, was one occurrence. Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Superstorm Sandy Scammer Sentenced
Caterina M. Curatolo, who obtained more than $87,000 in benefits from New York City and the American Red Cross by falsely claiming to have been a victim of Superstorm Sandy, has pleaded guilty to a felony and has been sentenced. Read More

In the States
Maria T. Vullo Confirmed as N.Y. Superintendent of Financial Services
Maria T. Vullo has been confirmed by the New York State Senate as Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services. Read More

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XL Catlin Announces Global Structured Risk Solutions Team Led by Rob Turner  Read More

Nearly Half of Organizations Unsure if Cyber Insurance Will Pay for Evolving Email Attacks, New Mimecast Research Shows  
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Adoption of Telematics Insurance Will Boost Global Motor Vehicle Insurance Market, Technavio Report Finds  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Federal Reserve Proposes Regulatory Capital Frameworks for Supervised Insurers and Enhanced Prudential Standards for Insurers Designated as Systemically Important"  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "2015 Excess and Surplus Lines Laws: Virginia" 
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