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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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.


Errors & Omissions
Agent v. Agent: Claims for Intentional Wrongdoing Not Covered by Defendant Agency's E&O Policy
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that an insurance carrier that provided an insurance professionals errors and omissions liability insurance policy to an agency was not obligated to defend the agency in a suit brought by a competitor agency, where the suit only asserted claims for intentional wrongdoing. Read More

Commercial Property

Property Owner's Fraud Voided Policy Coverage, Dooming Secured Creditor's Claim for Insurance Proceeds, Sixth Circuit Decides
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that a bank holding a lien on an insured's property was not entitled to proceeds of the insurance policy where the insured's fraud had voided the policy. Read More

Environmental Liability
Florida Appellate Court Enforces New York Forum Selection Clause in Florida Storage Tank Coverage Case, Reversing Trial Court
A Florida appellate court has reversed a trial court's order denying an insurance carrier's motion to dismiss a coverage action on the ground of improper forum based on a mandatory foreign forum selection clause contained in an environmental insurance policy, finding that the owner of a Florida storage tank had not demonstrated that litigating in the New York forum required by the policy would deny it its day in court. Read More

Automobile Insurance
N.Y. Appeals Court Says Police Car Was "Motor Vehicle" for Purposes of SUM Endorsement
Reversing a trial court's decision, an intermediate appellate court in New York has ruled that a police car qualified as a “motor vehicle' for purposes of determining whether a police officer who was injured in the police car, which was driven by another officer, was entitled to seek supplementary uninsured/underinsured motorist benefits under the other officer's automobile insurance policy. Read More

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In the States

Alaska Implements SBS
Alaska has implemented the State Based Systems, a proprietary Web-based system developed by Aithent and licensed for use by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners that regulators use in support of their insurance regulatory functions. Read More

Insurance Fraud

Five Charged in Alleged Southwest Florida Accident Fraud Ring
Five people have been arrested in Florida and charged with being involved in a fraudulent accident clinic in Fort Myers and Port Charlotte. Read More

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Top 10 Women in Insurance Leadership Named by Insurance Networking News Read More

Travelers Completes Acquisition of The Dominion
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Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Announces Redomestication from Maryland to Iowa
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American Family Insurance Partners with AssureStart
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ACE Adds Crime Insurance to Its "ACE Online" Trading Platform
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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
Director, FC&S Legal
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60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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, Tressler 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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