Problems viewing this email? Click Here

TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, October 19, 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
Illinois Supreme Court Limits Liability of Self-Insured Rental Car Companies
The Illinois Supreme Court, reversing an appellate court's decision, has limited a self-insured rental car company's financial responsibility for a default judgment entered against a driver of one of its vehicles to the same minimum coverage provisions applicable to rental car companies electing to meet their financial responsibility obligations through the purchase of an insurance policy. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Rental Car Company May Proceed with Its First- and Third-Party Claims against Renter's Auto Insurer, Florida District Court Decides
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has denied an insurance company's motion for judgment on the pleadings in a case in which a rental car company asserted first-party and third-party claims against the insurer as assignee of the insured following the insured's accident in a rental car. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Insured's Denials of Insurer's Requests for Admission Ruled Insufficient to Demonstrate Requisite Amount in Controversy
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama has ruled that an insured's denials of an insurer's requests for admission were not sufficient to demonstrate the requisite amount in controversy in order to defeat a motion to remand the coverage case to Alabama state court. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Request for "Full Coverage" Did Not Include UIM Benefits, Kentucky Appeals Court Rules in Affirming Dismissal of Negligence Suit Against Agent
An appellate court in Kentucky has affirmed a trial court's decision granting summary judgment in favor of an insurance agent in a case in which the plaintiff insureds contended that they had requested "full" automobile coverage but had not been provided with underinsured motorist benefits. Read More

View All Case Law Developments

Eye on the Experts

The Iran Sanctions Program: Is There Relief in Sight for Reinsurers Under The Iran Nuclear Agreement?
This Eye on the Experts article discusses the Iran sanctions program and the historic Iranian nuclear agreement and its limited exceptions to the prohibition on certain insurance and reinsurance contracts. The author believes that widespread relief for the U.S. insurance and reinsurance industry remains unlikely in the near future. Read More

In the States
Former Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin Named to Lead State's Insurance Department
Former Arizona Speaker of the House Andy Tobin has been named the new director of the Arizona Department of Insurance. Read More

View All Legislative/Regulatory Developments
Blue Shield of California Completes $1.2 Billion All-Cash Acquisition of Care1st Health Plan  Read More

MetLife Expands Rideshare Insurance Policy to Five States, Including California  
Read More

Insurance Attorneys Jeanne M. Kohler and Robert W. DiUbaldo Join Carlton Fields Jorden Burt as Shareholders in New York  
Read More

Ironshore Specialty Casualty Introduces Suite of Products for Construction Projects  
Read More

New Studies Examine Drivers of Medical Costs and Impact of Reforms in 17 State Workers Compensation Systems  
Read More

View All Industry News
Cargo Coverage under CGL Form


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

View Entire Septmeber/October 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
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
Jerold Oshinsky, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
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%%.
Copyright ©2015 The National Underwriter Company, A Division of ALM Media LLC.
All rights reserved.
4157 Olympic Blvd., Suite 225
Erlanger, KY 41018