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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, July 6, 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
Wisconsin Supreme Court “Unequivocally” Holds That There Is “No Exception” to Four-Corners Rule in Duty to Defend Cases in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has “unequivocally” held that there is “no exception to the four-corners rule in duty to defend cases in Wisconsin.” Read More

Wisconsin Supreme: Four-Corners Rule Included Consideration of Policy’s Exclusions and Exceptions to Those Exclusions
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that the four-corners rule included consideration of an insurance policy’s exclusions and exceptions to those exclusions when analyzing whether an insurer had breached its duty to defend its insured. Read More

Builders Risk
Wisconsin Supreme: Homeowners’ Policy Was Not “Permanent Property Insurance” for Purposes of Builder’s Risk Policy
The Wisconsin Supreme Court, reversing an appeals court ruling, has decided that the interpretation of the “permanent property insurance” condition in a builder’s risk policy was a question of law for the court, not for a jury. It then found that the condition had not been met by the homeowners’ insurance policy acquired by the home’s occupants, who were the presumptive purchasers of the home upon its completion. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Colorado Supreme: Extrinsic Evidence May Not Be Used to Find Ambiguity in Policy
The Colorado Supreme Court, reversing lower court decisions, has ruled that lienholder statements extrinsic to an insurance policy did not create an ambiguity in the policy because an ambiguity must appear in the four corners of an insurance contract before extrinsic evidence may be considered. Read More

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Health Insurance

Connecticut Comptroller Asks State Insurance Commissioner to Recuse Herself in Anthem-Cigna Review Process
Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo has urged Connecticut Department of Insurance Commissioner Katherine Wade to immediately recuse herself from the Anthem-Cigna merger review process. Read More

Automobile Insurance
New Test Data on Particular Subset of Takata Air Bag Inflators Shows Substantially Higher Risk, NHTSA Says
New test data on a particular subset of defective Takata air bag inflators in certain model year 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles show a far higher risk of ruptures during air bag deployment than previously recognized, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Read More

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W. R. Berkley Corporation Names Jared E. Abbey Senior Vice President  Read More

AXA Announces New Group General Counsel and Other Senior Executive Appointments  
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Fosun International Seeks Approval of Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Connection with Possible Ironshore IPO  
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XL Group Shareholders Approve Redomestication to Bermuda from Ireland  
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NAMIC Presents Third Annual Award in Innovation  
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