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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, August 18, 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
West Virginia District Court Finds No Coverage for Claims Insured Drove Vehicle to Places Where He Shot Two People to Death
A federal district court in West Virginia has ruled that an insurance company did not have to defend claims asserting that its insured had used his truck to drive to a business where he shot and killed one person, and that he then shot and killed a second person while driving his truck. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Kentucky Appeals Court Refuses to Create Self-Defense Exception for Insured Homeowner Who Shot Another Man to Death
An appellate court in Kentucky, affirming a trial court’s decision, has ruled that a homeowner who shot and killed another man was not entitled to coverage for the ensuing wrongful death action, notwithstanding his contention that he had acted in self-defense. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Pit Bulls Battle: Jury Renders Defense Verdict 
A Chicago jury has rejected plaintiffs’ claims that they were entitled to damages after a neighbor’s pit bull bit their pit bull, who then bit them. Read More

Commercial General Liability
N.J. Supreme: Insurer Must Cover Claims That Subcontractor’s Negligence Damaged Insured Property
The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that rain water damage allegedly caused by a subcontractor’s faulty workmanship constituted “property damage” and an “occurrence” under a property developer’s commercial general liability insurance policy. Read More

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In the States

NAIC Releases Second Volume of Insurance Department Resources Report
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has released the second volume of the 29th edition of the “Insurance Department Resources Report.” Read More

In the States
Texas Insurance Commissioner Mattax Reappoints Five to Texas FAIR Plan Governing Committee
Texas Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax has reappointed five members to serve on the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements Plan Governing Committee. Read More

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Nashville Lawyer Sam H. Poteet Jr. Is New Chair of ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section  Read More

Atlantic Hurricane Season Still Expected to be Strongest Since 2012  
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Russ Fradin Appointed to Board of Directors of Hamilton Insurance Group  
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Liberty Mutual Insurance Increases Its Share in Liberty Videocon to 49 Percent  
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Wayne Peacock Named President of USAA’s P&C Business  
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Director, FC&S Legal
60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
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
Jerold Oshinsky, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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