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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, September 15, 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
Assault and Battery Exclusion Precluded Coverage for Negligence Claims Relating to Shooting Outside Bar, Pennsylvania Appeals Court Decides
An appellate court in Pennsylvania, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that an assault and battery exclusion in a commercial general liability insurance policy issued to a bar precluded coverage for negligence claims stemming from a shooting outside the bar. Read More

Commercial Lines
California Appeals Court Upholds Criminal Restitution Order Based on Victim's Insurer's Request
An appellate court in California has affirmed a trial court's decision ordering restitution to a burglary victim based on a request of the victim's insurance company. Read More

Entrustment Exclusion Applied to Tenant's Actions, Florida Appeals Court Holds
An appellate court in Florida, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that an entrustment exclusion in a commercial insurance policy precluded coverage for claims that the insured's tenant had damaged the leased real property and had failed to return leased personal property. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Insurer Was Not Obligated to Indemnify Insured Who Had Struck and Injured Neighbor, Notwithstanding Self-Defense Claim, California Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in California, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that a homeowner's insurance carrier was not obligated to indemnify him for a $6.3 million civil verdict awarded to his neighbor for injuries he suffered when the homeowner struck him in the face, where the homeowner's self-defense claim had been rejected by two juries – one criminal and one civil. Read More

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Health Insurance

Number of People Without Health Insurance Coverage Declined Last Year, Census Bureau Reports
The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that, between 2014 and 2015, the percentage of people without health insurance coverage decreased. Read More

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Requests Extension of NFIP Proof of Loss Deadline Related to Recent Flooding
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend the filing deadline for Louisiana policyholders impacted by the recent flooding in the state. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "New Insurance Endorsement Can Protect Businesses from $2.3 Billion Scheme" Read More

Wells Fargo Insurance Study Shows Companies More Concerned with Private Data Loss Than With Hackers 
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Dawn Trautman Is New Head of Life Insurance at Pacific Life; Rick Schindler to Retire 
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QBE North America Appoints Cynthia Oard to Lead New Specialty Health Care Practice 
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Reinsurance Demand Increasing, Aon Reports 
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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
Jerold Oshinsky, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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