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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, August 14, 2014

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
No Coverage Where Alleged Dog Bite Occurred at Insured’s Work – Not at the Insured Property
A federal district court in Nevada has ruled that an insurance company did not have to defend or indemnify its insured against a claim that the insured’s dog bit a person at the insured’s work where that was not the insured premises. Read More

Homeowners Insurance

“Replacement Cost” First Requires “Replacement,” Kentucky Court Explains
A federal district court in Kentucky has ruled that a homeowner was not entitled to “replacement cost” to rebuild a house that had been destroyed by fire where the homeowner never expressed any desire to actually rebuild the house. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Appellate Court Rejects Widower’s Request for No-Fault Survivor’s Loss Benefits
An appellate court in Michigan, reversing a trial court’s decision, has ruled that an insurance company was not obligated to pay survivor’s loss benefits to a widower under Michigan’s no-fault law where his deceased wife was not listed as an “insured” under the policy insuring the vehicle she was driving when she had her fatal accident. Read More

Workers Compensation
Nebraska Supreme Court Rules that Repetitive Trauma Injury Manifests on Date Employee Seeks Medical Treatment and Misses Work Due to the Injury
The Nebraska Supreme Court, adopting a bright-line rule, has decided that a repetitive trauma injury manifests on the date that an employee both seeks medical treatment and misses work due to the injury. Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Disbarred Attorney Sentenced to Prison for Her Role in $28.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
A disbarred Florida attorney has been sentenced in federal court in Tampa, Florida, to serve 70 months in prison in connection with her role in a $28.3 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false claims for physical and occupational therapy services. Read More

Automobile Insurance

British Columbia Insurance Corporation Begins Distributing About $36 Million in Refunds to Correct Excessive Premium Charges
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, a provincial Crown corporation established in 1973 to provide universal auto insurance to British Columbia motorists, has begun sending out letters and about $36 million in refunds to ICBC customers with incorrect vehicle descriptions. Read More

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Liberty Mutual Data Shows Parents Admit to Engaging in the Same Dangerous Driving Behaviors They Warn Their Children Against Read More

James J. Court Named President of First American Property and Casualty Insurance Group 
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John Hennessy Is Named President and COO of CNA Canada; David Brosnan Becomes Chief Executive of CNA Europe 
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PartnerRe Appoints Andrew Stapleton as Head of Marine & Energy Offshore 
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Michael LaRocca Named Chief Underwriting Officer of XL Group’s North America Property Business Read More

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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
Director, FC&S Legal
60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
FC&S Legal Editorial Advisory Board
Mitchell J. Auslander, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Carrie Cope, Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C.
Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
John F. Finnegan, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Michele L. Jacobson, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Donald S. Malecki, Malecki, Deimling, Nielander &
Associates, LLC
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.
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
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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