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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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.


Superstorm Sandy
N.J. Federal Court Dismisses Insured's Demand for Attorney's Fees in First-Party Superstorm Sandy Case in Absence of Bad Faith Allegations
In a Superstorm Sandy coverage case, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has granted the insurer's motion to dismiss the insured's request for attorney's fees, explaining that New Jersey law did not permit attorney's fees to be awarded in a first-party action in the absence of allegations of bad faith. Read More

Superstorm Sandy

Federal Court, in Superstorm Sandy Case, Refuses to Disqualify Attorney Who Moved from Law Firm Representing Insurers to Law Firm Representing Insureds
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, in a Superstorm Sandy case, has refused to disqualify an attorney who moved from one law firm, where he represented insurance companies in connection with Superstorm Sandy matters, to another law firm, where he represented policyholders in the Superstorm Sandy case. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Insurer Reinstated Expired Policy When It Accepted Late Premium Payment, Indiana Appeals Court Holds
An Indiana appeals court, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that an insurance company reinstated an expired homeowners insurance policy when it accepted a late premium payment from the insured. Read More

Automobile Insurance
No Coverage under Personal Auto Policy for Driver of Daycare's Passenger Van for Suit Alleging He Left Infant in Van for Over Seven Hours, Leading to Infant's Death
An appellate court in Florida, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that the insurer that had issued a personal automobile policy to the driver of a daycare center's passenger van was not obligated to defend the driver in a lawsuit alleging that he had left an infant in the van for over seven hours, leading to the infant's death. Read More

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Superstorm Sandy

FEMA Says that First Payments Are Going to NFIP Policyholders as Part of Superstorm Sandy Claim Review
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that the first payments are being made to policyholders taking part in its Superstorm Sandy claim review process. Read More

Automobile Insurance
California DMV Issues Nearly 400,000 Driver Licenses to Undocumented Applicants under New State Law
During the first six months of implementing Assembly Bill 60, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has issued approximately 397,000 driver licenses to undocumented applicants. Read More

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Lloyd's Finds California Central Valley Vulnerable to $24 Billion in Flood Damage, Despite Drought Read More

SNL Insurance Releases P&C Insurance Outlook for 2015-2019 
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Security Life Launches Group Dental Insurance Plans Read More

Willis Re Announces Senior Leadership Appointments 
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Allied World Introduces Enhanced Professional Risk-Transfer Organization Professional Liability Product Read More

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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
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