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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, November 6, 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.


Trial Strategy
How to Qualify an Expert Witness in the Area of Insurance Claims Handling
A recent decision by a federal district court in Florida in a bad faith case illustrates the factors a court considers when a plaintiff seeks to qualify an expert witness who is challenged by a defendant insurance company. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Kentucky Supreme: Employee Exclusion Did Not Bar Coverage of Permissive User
The Kentucky Supreme Court, affirming a decision by an appellate court, has ruled that an employee exclusion in a commercial auto policy did not bar coverage of claims against a permissive user of an insured vehicle. Read More

Workers Compensation
Idaho Supreme: Injuries Suffered in Car Accident While Employee Was Driving Back from Required IME Were Compensable
The Idaho Supreme Court, reversing a decision by the Idaho Industrial Commission, has ruled that there was a "significant causal connection" between injuries an employee suffered in a car accident while she was driving back to her home from a required independent medical examination and her employment and, therefore, that they were compensable under Idaho's workers' compensation law. Read More

Insurer's Failure to Intervene in Insured's Action Against Alleged Tortfeasor Dooms Its Subrogation Action
An appellate court in Georgia, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that a workers' compensation insurance carrier that failed to intervene in its insured's lawsuit against an alleged tortfeasor could not later bring a subrogation action against that defendant. Read More

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Federal Actions

Treasury Appoints 12 to Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has appointed 12 individuals to serve as members of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance. Read More

Federal Actions
Social Security Disability Payments Were 99.88 Percent Accurate Over 10 Years, But Overpayments Still Totaled $11 Billion
The Social Security Administration made $11 billion in overpayments over 10 years, according to a new study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Read More

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Carl Icahn to AIG: Splitting Company is a "No-Brainer" Read More

Jean M. Daly Joins Murchison & Cumming as Partner in Insurance Law Practice Group 
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Lloyd's and Tokio Marine Kiln Seal IP Deal with People's Insurance Company of China 
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AIG Invests $4 Million with Clemson to Establish Risk Engineering and Analytics Center; Endows Robert Benmosche Professorship 
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Fairfax to Acquire Additional Shares of India's ICICI Lombard 
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