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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, August 23, 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
5 Shot at Nightclub; 4 Suits Filed; 3 Required a Defense. What Allegations Doomed the Fourth? (And What Is the Fifth Victim's Complaint, if Filed, Likely to Say?)
A federal district court in South Carolina has ruled that an insurance company that issued a commercial general liability insurance policy to a nightclub owner had to defend him against three lawsuits stemming from a shooting at the club by one shooter, but not a fourth lawsuit, after examining the complaints' various allegations. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
A Good Ride Spoiled: All Claims from Golf Cart Accident Were Excluded from Coverage, South Carolina District Court Finds
A federal district court in South Carolina has ruled that coverage for all of the claims asserted by a woman who alleged that she had been injured in a golf cart accident were excluded from coverage under a homeowners' insurance policy. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
All Claims Stemming from Dentist's Phony Yelp Review of Competitor Were Excluded from Coverage, Texas District Court Decides
A federal district court in Texas has ruled that exclusions in a homeowners' insurance policy precluded coverage of all claims asserted against two married dentists stemming from a phony Yelp review about a competitor posted by one of them. Read More

Commercial Property
Policies Did Not Cover Any Claims Arising from Purchase of Fuel with Invalidated Renewable Identification Numbers, Illinois District Court Rules
A federal district court in Illinois has ruled that claims the insured faced arising from the purchase of fuel with invalidated renewable identification numbers ("RINs") were not covered by commercial property, commercial general liability, or commercial umbrella policies because the RINs were "intangible property" and not "covered property." Read More

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In the States

Louisiana Issues Emergency Insurance Rule Following Historic Flooding
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has issued an emergency rule affecting insurance companies and policyholders impacted by recent historic flooding in parts of Louisiana. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Certificate of Destruction Requirements for Flooded Vehicles Highlighted by Louisiana Insurance Department
Following the federal declaration of disaster for Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Insurance has issued a "reminder to insurance companies" regarding certificate of destruction title requirements. Read More

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Jay S. Fishman, Executive Chairman of Travelers' Board and Former CEO, Dies Read More

Jill Levy Joins Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP as Partner 
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Protective Life to Acquire United States Warranty 
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American Integrity Insurance Launches Umbrella Coverage for Florida Homeowners 
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Keller Rohrback Investigating Trupanion Pet Insurance 
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CGL Coverage for Breach of Contract


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Director, FC&S Legal
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