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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, October 5, 2015

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
Florida District Court Dismisses Collision Repair Shops' Antitrust Claims Against Auto Insurers
In the first-filed action in a multidistrict litigation case involving two dozen suits, consolidated for pretrial purposes, in which collision repair shops across the country accused many of the automobile insurers in their states of conspiring to suppress the reimbursement rates for collision repairs in violation of Section I of the Sherman Antitrust Act and various state laws, the Florida federal district court has granted the insurers' motion to dismiss all claims, with prejudice. Read More

Employee Benefits
Illinois Supreme: Award of Line-of-Duty Disability Pension Established as a Matter of Law that Public Safety Employee Had Suffered Catastrophic Injury
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a pension board's award of a line-of-duty disability pension to a public safety employee established as a matter of law that the employee had suffered a catastrophic injury for purposes of being entitled to continuing health insurance benefits. Read More

Professional Liability Insurance
Doctor Who Fled U.S. After Being Indicted Waived Right to Require that His Insurer Obtain His Consent Before Settling Claims against Him
A federal district court in Ohio has ruled that a physician who fled the United States after being indicted on a number of counts by a federal grand jury had waived the right to require that his insurance carrier obtain his consent before settling claims against him. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Target Was an Additional Insured Under Supplier's CGL Policy Despite Expiration of Parties' Program Agreement, Illinois District Court Finds
A federal district court in Illinois has ruled that Target was an insured under a commercial general liability insurance policy issued to Target's fitting rooms supplier despite the expiration of the program agreement between Target and the supplier, where their supplier qualification agreement remained in effect. Read More

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Superstorm Sandy

New Jersey Couple Charged with Superstorm Sandy Fraud
A husband and wife from New Jersey have been charged with filing false insurance claims purportedly involving property damage to their home, a storage unit, and their son's dorm room following Superstorm Sandy. Read More

In the States
Country's Longest Serving Insurance Commissioner, Mike Kreidler, Will Seek Re-Election
The Washington state insurance commissioner, Mike Kreidler, has announced that he will seek re-election in 2016 to another term. Read More

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United Insurance Holdings to Acquire Interboro Insurance Company Read More

AmTrust Financial Services to Acquire Republic Companies, a Texas-Based Property/Casualty Insurer 
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AIR Worldwide Estimates Global Catastrophe Loss Potential 
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State Farm Ranks Highest in Individual Life Customer Satisfaction, J.D. Power Study Shows 
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Announces Healthcare Data Capability Intended to Drive Improved Quality and Affordable Care 
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Form Analysis
Personal Umbrella Liability Policy Public or Livery Conveyance Exclusion Endorsement


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Director, FC&S Legal
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John F. Finnegan, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
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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
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