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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, October 15, 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.


No Coverage for Investment Earnings Lost through Advisors' Fraud, District Court Holds
The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota has ruled that a crime policy did not cover returns that the insured asserted it had earned on certain of its investments but had lost through the fraud of its investment advisors, concluding that the insured had not "owned" those earnings. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Allegations that Insured Recorded Consumers' Phone Calls Were Not Covered in Absence of Assertion that Information Also Had Been Published, Seventh Circuit Rules
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, affirming a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, has ruled that a commercial general liability insurance policy did not provide coverage for a lawsuit alleging that the insured had recorded consumers' phone calls in the absence of allegations that the consumers' information also had been published. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Jury Finds that Chiropractor Did Not Cause Patient's Back Fracture
A jury in Ohio has rejected a plaintiff's allegation that a chiropractor had negligently aggravated or directly precipitated a fracture in her back. Read More

Superstorm Sandy
One-Year Limitations Period Was Not Extended Where Insurer Gave "Unequivocal Denial" of Homeowners' Superstorm Sandy Claim
A federal district court in New Jersey, in a Superstorm Sandy case, has rejected homeowners' arguments that the one-year limitations period in their policy had been tolled. Read More

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In the States

Texas Insurance Commissioner Names New TWIA Board
Texas Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax has appointed nine members from across Texas to serve on the board of directors of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. Read More

Workers Compensation
New York Transport Company Owners Charged with Bilking Medicaid for Over $1 Million by Operating without Workers' Comp Insurance
Kenneth and Sharon Cohn and their company, Yellow Medi-Van and Taxi, Inc., a transportation business in upstate Broome County, New York, have been charged with violating the New York workers' compensation law and illegally obtaining over $1 million from the Medicaid system. Read More

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Health Care Costs for Retired Couples Rise to an Estimated $245,000, Fidelity Research Shows Read More

Conan Ward Resigns as CEO of Hamilton USA 
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New York Life Selected as Exclusive Long-Term Care Options Provider to AARP Members 
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Allied World Introduces Enhanced Policy for Insurance Agents and Brokers 
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QBE Appoints Walter Grote SVP of Commercial Lines P&C 
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Separation of Insureds Clause Applied to Employer's Liability Exclusion


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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
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Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
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