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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, August 14, 2017  

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
N.J. District Court Denies Insurer's Motion to Compel Arbitration in PIP Case
A federal district court in New Jersey has refused to compel arbitration of a New Jersey health care provider's claim against an out-of-state patient's automobile insurer.  Read More

Life Insurance
Court Dismisses Daughters' Suit Against Life Insurer - But Not Against Their Stepmother
A federal district court in Illinois has granted a life insurer's motion for summary judgment in a case in which three daughters alleged that the insurer had improperly paid benefits under their father's life insurance policy to their stepmother after she had fraudulently changed the beneficiary. The court, however, denied the stepmother's summary judgment motion.   Read More

Automobile Insurance
Insurer That Initially Denied Lyft Driver's Claim, But Ultimately Paid It, Defeats Driver's Lawsuit
A federal district court in Washington has dismissed a Lyft driver's lawsuit against his personal automobile insurer, finding that the insurer's initial denial of his claim had been reasonable.  Read More

Liquor Liability Policy's Assault and Battery Exclusion Precluded Coverage for Negligence - and Dram Shop - Claims
A federal district court in South Carolina has ruled that an assault and battery exclusion in a liquor liability insurance policy precluded coverage for negligence and for Dram Shop claims brought against the insured.   Read More

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In the States

Nearly Three Dozen States Reach $5.5 Million Settlement with Nationwide Mutual Over 2012 Data Breach
Nearly three dozen states have reached a settlement with the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and its subsidiary, Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Company, concerning an October 2012 data breach.  Read More

NAIC Signs MOU with Argentina's National Superintendence of Insurance
Ted Nickel, the president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Argentina's National Superintendence of Insurance.  Read More

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The Hanover Underwrites National Accountants E&O Program   Read More

Brighthouse Financial Completes Spin-Off from MetLife   
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Chubb Names Michelle McLaughlin Executive Vice President and Property Manager of North America Commercial Insurance   
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Sharon Fernandez and Eric Kappler Named to New Leadership Posts at Farmers Insurance   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Are Insurers Paying for Marijuana?"   
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
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David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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