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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, July 13, 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
Louisiana Supreme Court Rejects Tort of Negligent Spoliation Asserted Against Insurer and Custodian of Damaged Vehicle
The Louisiana Supreme Court, affirming an appellate court decision in a case brought against an automobile insurance company and the custodian of a vehicle damaged in an auto accident, has ruled that no cause of action exists for negligent spoliation of evidence in Louisiana. Read More

Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy Settlement Agreement Also Covered Claim for Damage to Insureds' Property Caused by Subsequent Storm, N.J. Court Decides
A federal district court in New Jersey has ruled that a settlement agreement between property owners and their insurance company that resolved the insureds' claim for damage caused to their property by Superstorm Sandy also covered their claim for damage caused to their property by a later storm that occurred prior to execution of the settlement agreement. Read More

Bond Covering "Fraudulent Entry" Into Insured's Computer Referred to "Hacking," New York's Highest Court Rules
New York's highest court, the New York Court of Appeals, has ruled that an insuring agreement for computer systems fraud that applied to "a fraudulent entry of Electronic Data or Computer Program" did not encompass losses caused by an authorized user's submission of allegedly fraudulent information into the insured's computer system but, rather, only to unauthorized access into the system — "hacking" of the system. Read More

Workers Compensation
Truck Driver Was a "Lent Employee" Who Could Not Sue "Special Employer" for Negligence, Arizona Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in Arizona, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that a truck driver was a "lent employee" who could not sue the company to which he was lent for injuries he allegedly had suffered in an accident while driving that company's truck. Read More

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Health Insurance

GASB Publishes New Standards for Reporting Health Insurance and Other Retiree Benefits
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board has published two Statements it intends will improve the accounting and financial reporting by state and local governments for postemployment benefits other than pensions, primarily retiree health insurance. The GASB also issued a third Statement establishing accounting and financial reporting requirements for pensions and pension plans that were outside the scope of the pension standards the GASB released in 2012. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Four Charged in Florida in Connection with Alleged Driver's License Conspiracy
Federal prosecutors in Florida have charged four individuals with conspiracy to aid and abet the unlawful production of Florida driver's licenses and commercial driver licenses. Read More

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Louis H. Kozloff Becomes a Partner in Goldberg Segalla's Global Insurance Services Team in Philadelphia Read More

Google Releases Self-Driving Car Project Monthly Report for Junel 
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XL Catlin Promotes Joe Blenkinsopp to Chief Underwriting Officer for Political Risk and Trade Credit Read More

Stronger Advanced Markets' Performance Boosted Insurance Industry Growth in 2014, Swiss Re Study Shows 
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New York Life Completes Acquisition of Participating Whole Life Insurance Block from John Hancock, via Reinsurance Read More

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Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill, P.C.
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Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
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