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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, July 19, 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.


Superstorm Sandy
Superstorm Sandy Case Involving Coverage for Cost of Debris Removal Reaches N.J. Supreme Court
The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to review a decision by a New Jersey appellate court that held that the owner of an apartment complex damaged by Superstorm Sandy was entitled to recover over $200,000 for the costs of debris removal from its insurer in addition to the policy's $1 million limit for flood damage to its insured property. Read More

Superstorm Sandy
N.J. Appeals Court, in Superstorm Sandy Case, Upholds Criminal Conviction for Theft from, and Falsifying Records to, FEMA
An appellate court in New Jersey has affirmed a criminal defendant's conviction of third-degree theft by deception and fourth-degree falsifying records in connection with his application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA") for aid following Superstorm Sandy. Read More

Superstorm Sandy
N.J. District Court Dismisses Bad Faith Claim in Coverage Case Complicated by Superstorm Sandy
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey had dismissed a bad faith claim filed by homeowners against their insurance company for its alleged delay in processing a claim that arose from a storm that occurred several months before Superstorm Sandy, which then damaged their home again. Read More

Superstorm Sandy
In Superstorm Sandy Case, N.Y. District Court Rules That Policy Did Not Provide Distinct Coverage for Losses Incurred Due to "Named Storm"
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in a Superstorm Sandy case, has ruled that a $500 million all-risk insurance policy did not provide distinct coverage for losses incurred due to a "Named Storm."  Read More

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Federal Actions

Treasury's Federal Insurance Office Adopts Methodology for Monitoring Affordability of Auto Insurance
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Federal Insurance Office has adopted a methodology for monitoring the affordability of automobile insurance. Read More

In the States
Florida Combines Division of Insurance Fraud and Other Units Into New Division of Investigation and Forensic Services
Florida's Department of Financial Services is reorganizing three of its units into a newly-formed Division of Investigative and Forensic Services. Read More

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Sean Kevelighan Named President and CEO of Insurance Information Institute  Read More

Allstate Reports Finds Brownsville, Texas, as the Safest City for Drivers  
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PartnerRe Announces Post-Restructuring Appointments  
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Empire Life Launches Empire Life CI Protect  
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Kemper Names George D. Dufala, Jr., Property & Casualty Division President  
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Director, FC&S Legal
60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
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
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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