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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, August 29, 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
Attorneys' Fees That Arbitrator Ordered Association to Pay Apartment Owners Were Damages, Hawaii District Court Finds
A federal district court in Hawaii has ruled that an arbitrator's award in favor of two apartment owners and against their association that required the association to pay the owners' attorneys' fees were "damages because of" the property damage to the owners' unit and, therefore, were covered by the association's commercial general liability insurance policy.  Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Policy Limited Coverage for Stolen Jewelry to $2,500, Not Full Replacement Cost, Illinois Appeals Court Says
An appellate court in Illinois, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that a homeowner's insurance policy limited coverage for stolen jewelry to a total of $2,500, not to the full replacement cost of the stolen jewelry. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Policy Did Not Cover Water Damage to House Without a Complete Roof, Utah Appeals Court Decides
An appellate court in Utah, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that a homeowners insurance policy did not cover water damage to a house that did not have a complete roof. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
"Wear and Tear" and "Neglect" Exclusions Precluded Coverage for Roof Damage, Michigan Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in Michigan, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that "wear and tear" and "neglect" exclusions in a homeowner's insurance policy precluded coverage for claims the homeowner made after a tree limb fell on his roof. Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Former Insurance Agent Headed to Prison for Federal Arson and Witness Tampering Crimes
A former West Virginia insurance agent has been sentenced to a total of nine years in federal prison: seven years for a federal arson crime followed by a consecutive sentence of two years for an unrelated federal witness tampering crime. Read More

Health Insurance
Healthnow Settles with New York Over Allegations It Wrongfully Denied Claims for Eating Disorder Treatments
HealthNow, New York, Inc., has settled with New York State over allegations that it wrongfully denied thousands of claims for outpatient psychotherapy and a number of other claims for nutritional counseling for eating disorders. Read More

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U.S. Cyber Insurance Premiums Total $1 Billion, Fitch Reports  Read More

Motor Vehicle Fatalities Up 9 Percent with No Sign of Decrease in 2016, National Safety Council Says  
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Private Health Insurance in China Will Surge Fivefold to RMB 1.1 Trillion by 2020, Study Finds  
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Mobileye and Delphi Establish Partnership for SAE Level 4/5 Automated Driving Solution for 2019  
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Health Insurer Oscar Withdraws from Dallas-Forth Worth and New Jersey Individual Markets  
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