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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, October 7, 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
"Temporary Substitute Automobile" Definition in Policy Conflicted with Louisiana Law, Appeals Court Holds
An appellate court in Louisiana, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that the definition of "temporary substitute automobile" in an automobile insurance policy violated Louisiana law. Read More

Automobile Insurance
"Non-Owned" Vehicle Had Been Furnished for Employee's Regular Use, Barring Coverage Under His Personal Auto Policy, Louisiana Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in Louisiana, reversing a trial court's decision, has determined that a prescription drug delivery driver was regularly using his employer's pickup truck and, as a result, his personal auto policy did not provide coverage for an accident that occurred while he was driving the truck. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Massachusetts Supreme: Insured's Failure to Comply with Notice Obligation Did Not Relieve Insurer of Its Duties in Absence of Prejudice
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has ruled that an insured's failure to comply with a notice obligation in an insurance policy did not relieve the insurer of its duties under that policy where the insurer had failed to demonstrate that it had suffered prejudice as a result of the breach. Read More

Life Insurance
No AD&D Benefits Where Heart Disease Contributed to Insured's Accidental Drowning, Maryland District Court Decides
A federal district court in Maryland has ruled that a widow who was the beneficiary under an accidental death and dismemberment policy was not entitled to benefits where heart disease contributed to her husband's accidental drowning, even if the accidental drowning was the proximate and more immediately precipitating cause. Read More

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In the States

Five Regulators Appointed to Roles at Missouri Department of Insurance
Five regulators have been appointed to new and expanded roles at the Missouri Department of Insurance. Read More

Insurance Fraud
Unlicensed Insurance Broker Charged with Stealing from Immigrants and Insurance Agencies
A woman from Long Island, New York, has been charged in connection with an alleged insurance scam in which she profited from immigrant clients by securing fraudulent insurance policies using false Virginia addresses. Read More

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Berkley FinSecure Promotes Megan Manogue to AVP and Chief Claims Officer  Read More

Medical Claim Coding Changes Could Lead to Delays in Claim Payments, Unanticipated Bills for Patients, Aon Health Warns  
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Hanover Insurance Group Announces Executive Promotions and Appointments  
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Heritage Insurance to Acquire Zephyr Insurance for $120 Million  
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PartnerRe Files Proxy Statement in Connection with Proposed Acquisition by EXOR  
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