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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday October 16, 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
In Decades-Old Asbestos Coverage Dispute, Third Circuit Rejects Insured's Contention that Insurer Was Equitably Bound to Arbitrate
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, reversing a Delaware district court's decision in a decades-old asbestos coverage dispute, has rejected the insured's effort to rely on equitable estoppel to compel an insurance company to arbitrate where it had not signed an agreement containing an arbitration clause that other insurance companies had signed. Read More

Insurance Fraud

Ex-Congressman's Insurance Fraud Conviction Is Affirmed by Ninth Circuit
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed the conviction and prison sentence of former Arizona Congressman Richard Renzi on insurance fraud charges stemming from his ownership of an insurance agency. Read More

Commercial General Liability
"Intoxication" and "Under the Influence" in Liquor Liability Exclusion Were Not Ambiguous, Court Rules
A federal district court in Mississippi has ruled that the terms "intoxication" and "under the influence" in a liquor liability exclusion to a commercial general liability ("CGL") insurance policy that had been issued to a bar were not ambiguous and that, as a result, the bar's insurance carrier did not have to defend the bar against a claim that it had served a patron too much alcohol before he was involved in an automobile accident with a pedestrian. Read More

Employer Liability
Statutory Cap on Recoveries Against Governments Did Not Apply to Municipal Police Officer Sued in His Individual Capacity, Alabama Supreme Court Holds
The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that the $100,000 statutory cap on damages for claims against a municipality did not apply when a municipal police officer, acting outside his employment with the municipality, was sued in his individually capacity. Read More

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In the States

California Governor Signs Legislation to Change How Californians Learn About Home Earthquake Insurance
California Governor Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr. has signed Assembly Bill 2064 into law, which will change the way Californians learn about earthquake insurance for their homes. Read More

Homeowners Insurance

Florida's Citizens Property to End Assessments Two Years Early
Assessments of Florida property insurance policyholders to repay bonds issued following the 2004-2005 hurricane seasons will end two years early under a recommendation that has been approved by the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation's board of governors. Read More

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Former Stroock Special Counsel Royce F. Cohen Joins Tressler as a Reinsurance and Litigation Partner in New York Read More

Crown Life Canada Purchases $107.5 Million Life Settlement Portfolio 
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Paul Primiani Becomes Chairman of Ironshore Canada  
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Kemper CEO Honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award 
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Stolen IDs Being Used to Steal Cars, National Insurance Crime Bureau Finds Read More

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Director, FC&S Legal
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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

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