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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, October 26, 2016  

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
Mississippi District Court Strikes Down Unnamed-Driver Exclusion
A federal district court in Mississippi has ruled that the unnamed-driver exclusion in an automobile insurance policy violated the Mississippi Uninsured Motorist Act. Read More

Assault and/or Battery Exclusion Precluded Coverage for Claim Employees of Bar Assaulted Patron, Minnesota Court Decides
A federal district court in Minnesota has ruled that allegations that employees of a bar assaulted a patron who later died from his injuries amounted to more than a simple "altercation" or patron "removal" and were not covered by the bar's insurance policy. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Where Vehicle Was Added to Policy Via Endorsement, Rather Than as a "Newly Acquired Auto," Insureds Could Stack UIM Coverage
A federal district court in Pennsylvania has ruled that a couple was entitled to stack underinsured motorist coverage because they had not waived that coverage when they added a vehicle to their policy. Read More

Superstorm Sandy
SFIP Preempted Insureds' RICO Claim, and Their State Law Claims, N.Y. District Court Finds in Superstorm Sandy Case
A federal district court in New York has ruled that a standard flood insurance policy issued under the National Flood Insurance Program preempted claims by insureds under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and under state law. Read More

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Federal Actions

Hundreds of Millions in Medicare Payments for Chiropractic Services Did Not Comply with Medicare Requirements, HHS Inspector General Reports
For 2013, an estimated $359 million in Medicare payments for chiropractic services did not comply with Medicare requirements, according to a report by the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services. Read More

Workers Compensation
Texas Division of Workers' Comp Is Scanning Millions of Claim Files for Easier Access 
Every month, the Division of Workers' Compensation at the Texas Department of Insurance receives hundreds of requests for records of workers' compensation claims that can date back to the 1960s. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "Insurer's Claim File in the Crossfire of Discovery" Read More

China Oceanwide to Acquire Genworth Financial in $2.7 Billion Deal 
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USAIG Announces Executive Leadership Succession Plan 
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XL Catlin Adds Cyber Insurance Protection for Design Professionals 
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Michael Garceau Joins Hamilton USA as Chief Operating Officer 
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
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