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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, July 7, 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
N.H. Supreme: Prevailing Workers’ Comp Claimant May Recover Attorneys’ Fees As Provided in Contingent Fee Agreement – Including as to Future Medical Benefits
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled that a prevailing workers’ compensation claimant may be able to recover attorneys’ fees in the amount of one-third of the value of workers’ compensation benefits awarded to the claimant – including future medical benefits – as provided in the contingent fee agreement that the claimant entered into with counsel. Read More

Workers Compensation
N.D. Supreme: Widow Was Limited to Workers’ Comp Remedies Where She Did Not Allege That Employer Had Acted Intentionally to Cause Husband’s Accident, Injuries, and Death
The North Dakota Supreme Court, affirming a trial court’s decision, has ruled that the widow of a worker who died on the job could not sue his employer where she had not alleged sufficient facts to raise a genuine issue of material fact that the employer had engaged in an “intentional act with the conscious purpose” of inflicting her husband’s injuries. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Army Colonel Who Injured Ankle After Falling in Parking Lot Receives $38,000 in Settlement
An army colonel who said that she fell while walking in a parking lot has settled her personal injury action for $38,000. Read More

Case Study
Delaware Supreme Court Rejects Bad Faith Claim – A Case Study
The Delaware Supreme Court has issued a decision affirming a trial court’s ruling dismissing a bad faith claim against an insurance company. The Delaware Supreme Court’s opinion highlights the kinds of steps that, when taken by an insurance carrier, will help to preclude a bad faith ruling in favor of an insured under Delaware law. Read More

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Workers Compensation

California Orders Berkshire Hathaway Insurers to Cease and Desist Sale of Illegal Workers’ Compensation Policies
California Insurance Company and Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Company, Inc., have been issued a cease and desist order from the California Department of Insurance following Commissioner Jones’ decision that California Insurance Company used unapproved rates in a complex insurance scheme that circumvented regulatory review. Read More

In the States
Cleveland Acquires $50 Million Insurance Policy in Advance of Republican National Convention
The city of Cleveland, which is hosting the Republican National Convention later this month, has approved the purchase of a $50 million liability insurance policy as it prepares for potential protests. Read More

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RLI Executive Products Group Announces New Cyber Liability Insurance Product  Read More

Penn National Insurance Elects Lyle Rhodebeck Senior VP and CFO
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XL Catlin Issues Updated eGuide on Professional Liability and Contract Risks for Architects and Engineers  
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Allied World North America Expands Public D&O Underwriting Team; Appoints Marc Berner  
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Hartford Steam Boiler Marks Its 150th Anniversary  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
John F. Finnegan, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
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
Jerold Oshinsky, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
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