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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, October 26, 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
Coverage Dispute Over Towing Expenses Leads Ohio Appeals Court to Find Ambiguity in Policy
An Ohio appeals court, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that a policy was ambiguous as to whether or not it contained collision coverage and found as a result that it did. Read More

Commercial Lines
Yeshiva's Judgment Against Church Mutual is Reversed by N.Y. Appeals Court
An appellate court in New York, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that a limitation of liability in an endorsement to a multi-peril insurance policy limited the insurer's obligation to pay a religious school's temporary relocation costs following a fire that damaged two of the school's dormitories. Read More

Environmental Liability
Third Circuit: For Policy to be Considered a "Renewal," It Must Contain the Same, or Nearly the Same, Terms as the Original Policy
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, reversing a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, has ruled that, for an insurance contract to be considered a "renewal" under applicable Pennsylvania law, it must contain the same, or nearly the same, terms as the original insurance contract. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Florida Law Subjects Emergency Service Provider's Bills to Deductibles in PIP Policy, Appeals Court Rules
A Florida appellate court, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that where an emergency service provider submits its claims to its patient's automobile insurer within the 30-day period provided for by Florida law, those claims are prioritized for payment; however, the appellate court also decided, any such payment is subject to deductibles that exist in the patient's insurance policy. Read More

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Health Insurance

Washington Insurance Department Fines Washington State University Health Insurer for Using Wrong Rates
The Washington Insurance Department has fined National Union Fire Insurance Company $310,000 for violations with respect to health insurance policies for students at Washington State University. Read More

Workers Compensation
Texas Regulator Approves Summit Affiliates to Offer Workers Compensation Coverage
Summit, a specialty workers compensation provider and member of the Great American Insurance Group, has received regulatory approvals from the Texas Department of Insurance for its affiliate companies Bridgefield Casualty Insurance Company and Bridgefield Employers Insurance Company to offer workers compensation coverage in the state of Texas. Read More

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First Mexican Insurer to Join Lloyd's Platform  Read More

ACE Shareholders Approve Acquisition of Chubb  
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Swiss Re to Work with IBM Watson to Harness Power of Big Data for Reinsurance 
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Arch Insurance Group Hires Executive for its Property/Casualty Programs Division  
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Prudential Financial Announces U.S. Leadership Changes  
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