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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, August 9, 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.


Commercial General Liability
Race Car Driver Tony Stewart Was Not Covered for Claims He Struck and Killed Fellow Driver During a Race, N.Y. District Court Rules
A federal district court in New York has ruled that race car driver Anthony Wayne “Tony” Stewart was not covered under a commercial general liability insurance policy for a lawsuit by the estate of Kevin A. Ward, Jr., a fellow driver who was killed when Mr. Stewart’s car struck him during a race. Read More

Claims Resolution
Insurer Precluded from Asserting Defense in Coverage Dispute Over Officer-Related Shooting That Resulted in Death of Walter Scott
A federal district court in South Carolina has ruled that the issuer of a legal defense benefit policy to police officers could not assert a particular coverage defense against an officer involved in the shooting on April 4, 2015 that resulted in the death of Walter Scott. Read More

Superstorm Sandy
Superstorm Sandy Coverage Suit, Filed 11 Days Late, Is Dismissed by N.J. District Court
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has ruled that a Superstorm Sandy-related coverage lawsuit filed under the National Flood Insurance Act had been filed 11 days too late and had to be dismissed with prejudice as time-barred. Read More

Employee Benefits
Indiana District Court Upholds Decision Denying Accidental Death Benefits to Widow of Worker Who Died with THC in His Bloodstream
A federal district court in Indiana has upheld an insurer’s decision denying accidental death benefits to the widow of a worker who was electrocuted at work with THC in his bloodstream. Read More

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Life Insurance

Four Additional Insurers Agree to Change Their Use of Social Security Administration’s Death Master File Database
State insurance regulators have reached settlement agreements with Hartford Fire & Casualty Group, Securian, Great American Life, and Standard related to use of the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File database. Read More

Workers Compensation
Woman Caught on Camera Faking Injury, Florida Prosecutors Charge
The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Investigative and Forensic Services has arrested Sheyla Veronica White following what it said was her attempt to fraudulently collect workers’ compensation payments for an alleged on-the-job injury. Read More

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The Hartford Completes $168 Million Acquisition of Maxum Specialty Insurance Group  Read More

Haynes and Boone Establishes California Insurance Recovery Practice with Addition of Team Led by David P. Bender Jr.  
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American Integrity Insurance Names Gloria Hendrickson SVP of Risk Management  
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Self-Insured Health Plans Growing in Small, Medium-Sized Firms, According to Employee Benefit Research Institute  
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AmWINS Group Completes Acquisition of Private Client Insurance Group 
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Form Analysis
Roof Surfacing Cosmetic Damage Exclusion


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Director, FC&S Legal
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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
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
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