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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, August 24, 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
Wife Injured in Her Car Driven by Her Husband Was Not Covered by His Auto Insurance Policy
A Connecticut trial court has ruled that a wife who was injured in an auto accident while a passenger in her own car that was being driven by her own husband was not covered by his auto insurance policy, reasoning that her vehicle was not a "covered auto" under his policy.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
A Driver Who Hits a House in Minnesota Can Run Away Without Telling the Owner
A Minnesota appeals court has ruled that a driver who struck a home and failed to notify the owner did not violate a Minnesota law requiring a driver to notify the owner of a "fixture" that he or she has damaged.   Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
$1,395,000 Settlement for Plaintiff Who Claimed Unmarked Step and Lack of Handrail Caused Her Fall
A California plaintiff who alleged that she fell on a walkway and was injured has settled her lawsuit against the property owner and management company for $1,395,000.  Read More

Business Owners
In Pennsylvania, Faulty Workmanship = No Coverage
As numerous other courts applying Pennsylvania law have decided, a federal district court in Pennsylvania has ruled that allegations of faulty workmanship did not trigger coverage under an insurance policy.   Read More

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Fiduciary Liability

Legislation Could Aid Highly Automated Vehicle Development
In this article, first published on propertycasualty360, the authors discuss the first federal bill that deals with automated cars.  Read More

In the States
Andrew Kurata Named Acting Captive Insurance Administrator in Hawaii
Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito has appointed Andrew Kurata acting captive insurance administrator for the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division.  Read More

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Ron Vindivich to Lead Argo Group U.S. Excess & Surplus Lines; Sue Coates to Lead Trident Public Risk Solutions   Read More

Carey S. Roberts Is New Chief Legal Officer at Assurant   
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Ironshore Establishes Computer Emergency Response Team for All In-Force Policies That Experience a Cyber Claim   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Ridesharing Legislation May Trigger New Wave of Litigation"   
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Nearly 80% of Homeowners Overlook Water Leak Exposure When Leaving for Vacation, Survey Finds   
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Dog Bite Not Covered Under Personal Auto Policy


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