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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, July 10, 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.


Health Insurance
Here’s Why Blue Cross Lost Its Motion to Vacate Minnesota District Court’s Autism Ruling
The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, on remand from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, has issued a memorandum explaining why it refused to vacate a ruling it had issued in a case involving a claim for coverage of a specific autism treatment under a health insurance policy. Read More

Trial Strategy

When Is an Insurer’s Motion to Intervene in a Class Action Against Its Insured Untimely?
A recent decision by Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard A. Posner highlights the risks for insurance companies of waiting too long to intervene in class action lawsuits brought against their insureds where they have disclaimed any obligation to defend or indemnify. Read More

Workers Compensation
In Fraud Case Against Insurance Agency, N.Y. Appeals Court Finds Insured Had Reasonably Relied on Apparent Authority of Agency’s Employee
In a fraud case brought by an insured against an insurance agency, a New York appeals court has upheld a trial court’s decision that the insured had demonstrated that it had reasonably relied on the apparent authority of the agency’s employee to act for the agency. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Hunt Club’s Policy Did Not Cover Member Sued for Allegedly Shooting Person While Hunting, Fourth Circuit Decides
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, affirming a magistrate judge’s decision, has ruled that a member of a hunt club who allegedly shot someone while hunting at the club was not entitled to coverage under an endorsement to the club’s commercial general liability insurance policy affording coverage to club members “with respect to [member] liability for [the club’s] activities.” Read More

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Workers Compensation

Texas Insurance Commissioner Appoints Four to Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel
Texas Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax has appointed four members to serve on a Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel, which helps interpret and apply National Council on Compensation Insurance rules to disputes brought by policyholders. Read More

Health Insurance
Missouri Governor Signs Bill Extending Insurance Coverage for Treatment of Eating Disorders
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed Senate Bill 145, which extends insurance coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders. Read More

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Aetna to Acquire Humana for $37 Billion Read More

ACE to Acquire Chubb in $28.3 Billion Deal 
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Willis Group and Towers Watson Announce $18 Billion Merger Read More

Centene to Combine with Health Net in Transaction Valued at Approximately $6.8 Billion 
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Magic Johnson Enterprises Acquires EquiTrust Life Insurance Company Read More

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Director, FC&S Legal
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