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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, July 20, 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.


Automobile Insurance
Another Florida Appeals Court Enters the Fray Over Policy's "Fee Schedule" Language
The Third District Court of Appeal in Florida has issued a decision on the enforceability of certain "fee schedule" language in an automobile insurance policy that agreed with decisions by the First and Second District Courts of Appeals but that conflicted with a decision by the Fourth District Court of Appeal. The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to resolve the conflict. Read More

Computer System Exclusion Precludes Coverage for Loss Stemming from Hacker's "Spoofed" Emails
A federal district court in Washington has ruled that a computer system exclusion in a crime policy precluded coverage for a loss that allegedly occurred when a hacker sent fraudulent emails using "spoofed" emails domains, which led an employee of the insured to enter incorrect data into the insured's computer system. Read More

Commercial Lines
Pennsylvania District Court Dismisses Insurer's Civil Conspiracy Claim Against Two Coverage Lawyers
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has dismissed an insurance company's civil conspiracy claim against two coverage lawyers, finding that evidence that the lawyers, two adjusters, and two contractors "enjoyed close business relationships and worked together frequently" was not evidence that they had agreed to pursue fraudulent claims. Read More

Wisconsin Supreme: Insured Who Received Full Personal Injury and Property Damage Benefits, But Had Not Been Made Whole, May Not Recover Funds Insurer Obtained in Subrogation
The Wisconsin Supreme Court, reversing an appeals court decision, has ruled that an insured was not entitled to possession of funds his insurer had recovered in subrogation where the insurer had paid him all the personal injury and property damage benefits he was entitled to receive, even if those payments had not made the insured whole for his bodily injuries.  Read More

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In the States

New York Bars Insurer Discrimination Against Pregnant and Postpartum Women
The New York State Department of Financial Services has issued guidance that, it said, is intended to ensure that insurance carriers do not unfairly discriminate against pregnant and postpartum women. Read More

In the States
Defendant Pleads Guilty to Stealing Pension Benefits Issued to Her Deceased Father
Renee Kanas, a resident of Tamarac, Florida, has pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class D felony, for stealing over $148,000 in pension payments from the New York State and Local Employees Retirement System paid to her father, Jacob Yudenfreund, a New York State pensioner who died in March 2010. Read More

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Most Small SUV Headlights Rate Poor in IIHS Evaluations  Read More

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Launches A&E Professional Liability with Cyber Insurance  
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Ward Group Announces Its 50 Top Performing Insurance Companies for 2016  
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Tim Minard Joins Great American Insurance Group as Senior Vice President  
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Generali Global Assistance Launches Iris OnWatch Identity Protection Platform  
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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
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
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