Problems viewing this email? Click Here

TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, September 25, 2014

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
What is Lloyd’s? Answering that Question Leads Court to Dismiss DJ Action on Diversity Grounds
A federal district court in the U.S. Virgin Islands has dismissed a declaratory judgment action brought by certain underwriters at Lloyd’s of London after finding that Lloyd’s had failed to demonstrate diversity jurisdiction. Read More

Automobile Insurance

N.Y. District Court Permits No-Fault Claims Adjusters to Pursue Overtime Claims against Allstate
A federal district court in New York has decided that a class and collective action brought by an insurance company’s no-fault claims adjusters against the insurer may proceed. Read More

Life Insurance
Eleventh Circuit Finds No Ambiguity in Exclusion to Policy’s Accidental Death Rider in Drug Overdose Case
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, affirming a Georgia district court’s decision, has decided that an exclusion in a life insurance policy’s accidental death rider was not ambiguous and barred coverage where an overdose of prescription medicine contributed to the insured’s death. Read More

District Court Finds Policy’s Forum Selection Clause to be Valid and Enforceable
A federal district court in Missouri has ruled that a forum selection clause in a second-layer excess liability policy was enforceable, and ordered venue moved to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Read More

View All Case Law Developments

Insurance Fraud

Insurance Adjuster Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Insurers and New Jersey Turnpike Authority of $900,000
The owner of a New Jersey-based insurance adjusting company has admitted his role in a scheme to defraud various insurance companies and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority of at least $900,000. Read More

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Marketplace Will Have 25 Percent More Issuers in 2015, HHS Reports
The Department of Health and Human Services has reported that there will be a net 25 percent increase in the number of issuers offering Health Insurance Marketplace coverage in 2015. Read More

View All Legislative/Regulatory Developments
Robert Underhill Joins Edwards Wildman as Insurance and Reinsurance Partner in New York Read More

Former HHS Deputy General Counsel Ken Choe to Join Hogan Lovells’ Government Regulatory Practice 
Read More

Ironshore International Adds Political Risk Cover for M&A Transactions 
Read More

Allied World North America Launches ForceField: Primary D&O for Public Companies 
Read More

Anthem Blue Cross Partners with California Health Systems to Launch Vivity Read More

View All Industry News
Bats as Vermin under CP 10 30


Browse our entire library of over 2,500 insurance resources and forms.

View Entire September Insurance Coverage Law Report
View Insurance Coverage Law Report Archives
60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
Director, FC&S Legal
60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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, Rivkin Radler 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

FC&S Daily Legal Report ($1,295 annual subscription) is included as part of your subscription to FC&S Legal: The Insurance Information Center. FC&S Daily Legal Report and The Insurance Coverage Law Report are publications of The National Underwriter Company. For more information, visit To subscribe to FC&S Legal, please contact customer service at 1-800-543-0874 or

FC&S Legal: The Insurance Coverage Law Information Center

To ensure future delivery of email, please add
to your address book, contacts or safe sender list.

You have received this email at %%merge members_.emailaddr_%%.
Click here to unsubscribe from %%merge list.descshort%%.
©2014 Summit Professional Networks, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy
4157 Olympic Blvd., Suite 225
Erlanger, KY 41018