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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, August 30, 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.


Environmental Liability
Missouri Supreme Court Rules That Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund Could Not Be Sued — But That Its Board Could Be
The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that the Missouri Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund was not a legal entity that could be sued for compensatory or punitive damages — but that the board of trustees charged with the administration and operation of the Fund could be sued for the actions of its agents.  Read More

Directors & Officers
Montana Supreme Court Explains How to Determine Reasonableness of Stipulated Settlement Where Insurer Breached Duty to Defend
The Montana Supreme Court has issued a decision exploring how a trial court should determine whether a stipulated settlement was reasonable where the insurer had breached its duty to defend its insureds. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Kentucky Supreme: Disregard Competing "Other Insurance" Clauses and Impose Primary UM Liability on Insurer for Accident Vehicle
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that competing "other insurance" clauses should be disregarded and that primary liability for uninsured motorist coverage should not be placed on the accident victim's insurance carrier but instead on the insurer for the accident vehicle. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Why the South Carolina Supreme Court Publicly Reprimanded an Insurance Company's Lawyer
The South Carolina Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded a lawyer for his misconduct while representing an insurance company. Read More

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Federal Actions

FEMA Appoints National Advisory Council Members
Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate has appointed five new members and reappointed seven current members to FEMA's National Advisory Council. Read More

Insurance Fraud
Houston Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud
Ikechukwu Nweze, a Houston attorney, has pleaded guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity and insurance fraud, and has been sentenced. Read More

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IronPro Launches Compromised Plastic Card Re-Issuance Expense Coverage for Financial Services  Read More

Everest Re Group Closes Sale of Heartland to CGB Diversified Services and Enters Reinsurance Relationship for Combined Crop Insurance Portfolio  
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Mercury Insurance Introduces Mechanical Breakdown Protection "Fast Quote" Program for Credit Unions  
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Kerry Besnia Joins Great American Insurance Group as Divisional Vice President  
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Liberty Mutual Insurance Appoints Rebecca Schechter to Lead Liberty Mutual Benefits  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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