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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, September 1, 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.


Automobile Insurance
Wisconsin Appeals Court Refuses Insurer's Request to Reject Settlement Agreement Signed by Insured's Attorney
An appellate court in Wisconsin, affirming a trial court's decision, has rejected an insured's efforts to overturn a settlement agreement that had been reached in a coverage dispute where the agreement had been signed by the insured's attorney, the insurer, and a mediator.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Two Sentence Judgment Certainly Was Succinct, But Louisiana Appeals Court Remands for Trial Court to Explain Exactly What It Meant
Unable to determine what a two sentence judgment issued by a trial court actually had resolved in a tort and insurance coverage case, an appellate court in Louisiana has remanded the case for the trial court to better explain its decision. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Jury Rules for Defendant Who Argued That Plaintiff's Vehicle Had Been Traveling Too Fast
An Illinois jury has rejected a plaintiff's argument that an accident had been caused by the negligence of the defendant, who countered that the plaintiff's vehicle had been driving too fast behind the defendant's vehicle. Read More

Workers Compensation
Physician Expert Witness Cannot Ever Be Impeached by Consent Order, Maryland's Highest Court Rules
The Maryland Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, has ruled in a workers compensation case that a physician testifying as an expert witness may not have his or her credibility impeached by a consent order that the physician had entered into with the Maryland Board of Physicians — in a workers comp case or any other case. Read More

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Federal Actions

Peter Hartt Appointed to Financial Stability Oversight Council
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has appointed Peter L. Hartt, director of New Jersey's Insurance Division, to a two-year term as the state insurance commissioner representative on the Financial Stability Oversight Council. Read More

In the States
Washington Insurance Commissioner Fines Regence BlueShield, Asuris $750,000
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has fined Regence BlueShield and Asuris Northwest Health $750,000 for violations of insurance regulations that, he said, created issues with consumers' access to services between January 2010 and June 2011. Read More

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The Standard Promotes Steven Williams to Assistant Vice President and Associate Counsel, Insurance Services Group Legal  Read More

XL Catlin Updates Active Assailant Coverage to Include Use of Road Vehicles  
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2016 Fall Travel Trends: Italy, Mexico, Spain, and Canada Are Top Destinations  
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Employers Are Looking to Outsource Benefit Administration, Prudential Survey Finds  
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William Lacy, Former Chairman and CEO of MGIC, Dies  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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