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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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
Insured Who Had Not Suffered Bodily Injury Could Not Recover UIM Benefits, Minnesota Appeals Court Decides in Case of First Impression
In a case of first impression in the state, an appellate court in Minnesota has ruled that an automobile insurance policy that limited underinsured motorist coverage to bodily injury sustained by an insured complied with the Minnesota No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act, and that an auto policy did not have to provide UIM benefits to an insured who had not suffered bodily injury. Read More

Automobile Insurance

Court Rejects Insured's Definitions of "Payment" and Finds Action Against Her Auto Insurer to Be Time Barred
A federal district court in Colorado has rejected an insured's definitions of the word "payment" and ruled that, as a result, her action for underinsured motorist ("UIM") benefits had to be dismissed on statute of limitations grounds. Read More

No Coverage of Claim for Injury Allegedly Caused by Exposure to Mold, Mildew, and Fungi Even if Injury Had Been Caused by "Other Microorganisms and/or Toxic Airborne Pathogens"
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has ruled that an exclusion in an insurance policy for losses attributable to "fungi" and "bacteria" barred coverage of a claim that apartment residents had been injured by "constant exposure" to "mold, mildew, fungi and other microorganisms and/or toxic airborne pathogens." Read More

"Insured Versus Insured" Exclusion Bars Coverage for Suit Brought By Insured Chapter 11 Debtor against Its Insured Ex-Executive
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, affirming a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, has ruled that the "insured versus insured" exclusion in a management protection insurance policy barred coverage of a lawsuit brought by an insured corporation — a Chapter 11 debtor — against a former employee, even where the suit had been taken over by a Chapter 11 trustee. Read More

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Five Federal Agencies Issue Flood Insurance Rule
Five federal regulatory agencies have approved a joint final rule that modifies regulations that apply to loans secured by properties located in special flood hazard areas. Read More

Insurance Fraud
QBE Insurance Executive and Consultant Charged in Alleged $2.6 Million Embezzlement Fraud
A former vice president with international insurance carrier QBE Insurance Group Ltd. and a consultant have been charged with embezzling $2.6 million from the insurer. Read More

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David L. Elkind Joins Lowenstein Sandler's Insurance Recovery Group in Washington, D.C. Read More

GEICO Now Offering Complete Ridesharing Coverage in Texas 
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Amlin Appoints James Few, former Aspen RE CEO, as Global Managing Director of Reinsurance Read More

Reinsurance Association of America Releases Reinsurance Underwriting Review 
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Insurance Coverage Litigator Noah Nadler Joins Wick Phillips Read More

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Director, FC&S Legal
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Michele L. Jacobson, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill, P.C.
Richard D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
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