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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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.


Appellate Court Orders Arbitration of Insureds’ Claims against Employers Based on Arbitration Agreements They Signed with Their Insure
An Alabama appellate court has reversed a trial court’s decision and has ruled that claims brought against a county and a county commission by their employees had to be arbitrated under arbitration agreements that the employees had signed with their insurance company – even though the county and county commission had not signed the agreements. Read More


Observing that Parties “Assume the Hazards” of Arbitration, Appellate Court Affirms Award
An appellate court in Hawaii has rejected an insurance carrier’s appeal of an arbitrator’s award, observing that when parties voluntarily agree to arbitrate, they “assume the hazards of the process.” Read More

Missouri Public Policy Against Enforcement of Mandatory Arbitration Provisions in Insurance Contracts Invalidates Forum-Selection Clause, Court Rules
A federal district court in Missouri has ruled that Missouri’s public policy against the enforcement of mandatory arbitration provisions in insurance contracts invalidated a forum-selection clause in an excess insurance policy. Read More

Commercial Auto
Michigan Supreme Court Grants Appeal in Business-Use Exclusion Case
The Michigan Supreme Court has granted the application for leave to appeal the November 20, 2012 judgment of the Michigan Court of Appeals in Hunt v. Drielick, 828 N.W.2d 441 (Mich.App. 2012), in which the appellate court concluded that a policy’s business-use exclusion applied and that the insurer therefore was relieved from any obligation to provide coverage. Read More

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Health Insurance

Federal Commission on Long Term Care Issues Report Highlighting Insurance
The federal Commission on Long Term Care, which was established under Section 643 of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-240), has issued a report addressing the challenges with delivering and financing long term care services and supports. Read More

Federal Actions

What Will Pru Do? The SIFI Question
Prudential Financial, Inc., has confirmed that it has been notified by the Financial Stability Oversight Council that it has been designated a systemically important financial institution by a final vote. Read More

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Francis X. Bellotti of Mintz Levin Named 2013 Insurance Professional of the Year Read More

Data Breaches and the General Liability Policy in a Cyber-World
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Scott Goldberg to Lead Bankers Life and Casualty Company
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Given the Situation in Congress, Marsh Suggests that Companies Begin to Consider Alternatives for Insuring Terrorism Risk
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AIG’s Brief Encounter with a Y-9C Filing – and What It Tells Us
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Federal Insurance Requirements for Property Motor Carriers


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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
Director, FC&S Legal
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60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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FC&S Legal Editorial Advisory Board
Mitchell J. Auslander, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Carrie Cope, Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C.
Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
John F. Finnegan, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Michele L. Jacobson, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Donald S. Malecki, Malecki, Deimling, Nielander &
Associates, LLC
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.
D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Tressler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
Jerold Oshinsky, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres &
Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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