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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, August 15, 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
How Liberty Mutual's Failures Led a Court to Order It to Pay $4.5 Million on a $25,000 Policy - Without Any Finding of Bad Faith
A federal district court in Illinois has ordered Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company to pay a $4.5 million judgment, plus interest, notwithstanding its policy's $25,000 limits - and despite the fact that it did not find that the insurer had acted in bad faith in declining to defend a 16 year old in a negligence action.  Read More

Workers Compensation
Insurers Should Be Reviewing Their Policy Cancellation Practices After This Nebraska Supreme Court Decision
A decision by the Nebraska Supreme Court finding that a workers compensation insurer had not provided sufficient evidence of its cancellation of a workers compensation insurance policy suggests that insurers in Nebraska - and perhaps elsewhere across the United States - should review the way they notify insureds that they are cancelling their policies.   Read More

Professional Liability Insurance
When an Ex-Client Sues a Lawyer, How Many Claims Are There Under the Lawyer's Professional Liability Insurance Policy?
The U.S. Court of Appeals, affirming a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, has ruled that a client's lawsuit against his former lawsuit amounted to only one claim under the lawyer's professional liability insurance policy.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Avon Could Be Held Liable to Ex-Employee for Rejecting UIM Coverage on Its Vehicles
A federal district court in New Mexico has rejected a motion by Avon Products, Inc., to dismiss a complaint by a former employee seeking damages based on Avon's rejction of underinsured motorist coverage on an Avon vehicle she was driving when she was injured in an accident with an underinsured motorist.   Read More

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In the States

California Earthquake Authority Continues to See Strong Interest in Earthquake Insurance
The California Earthquake Authority ended its second quarter of 2017 with more than 950,000 policies in force - continuing a trend of increased earthquake insurance sales that began in 2016.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Updated Model Police Crash Report Includes Autonomous Vehicles
The Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria 5th Edition guideline has been updated to reflect the latest behavioral and technological changes impacting vehicles, drivers, and front-line data collectors.  Read More

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Mutual Reinsurance Bureau Launches CEO Search   Read More

Michael E. Chevrette Promoted to Divisional President of Great American Insurance Group   
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AXA ART Americas Appoints Patrick Drummond as Director of Underwriting   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "New Workers Compensation Strategies Needed in Florida"   
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GEICO Names Scott Markel Vice President of Mid-Atlantic Operations   
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Broadened Home-sharing Host Activities Endorsement


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