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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday November 12, 2014

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.


Commercial Property
N.J. Trial Court Applies "Named Storm" Deductible in Superstorm Sandy Case
A New Jersey trial court has ruled that the "Named Storm" deductible applied to an insured's claim in a Superstorm Sandy case. Read More

Trial Strategy

In Louisiana, the Time to Add a Defendant in Workers' Comp Cases Generally is Before Judgment
The procedural rules relating to workers' compensation claims must be carefully considered by counsel before and during the pendency of an action, as a decision by a Louisiana court makes clear. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Son Who Moved Out of Parents' Home to Join the Air Force, Later Going to College, Was Not an Insured on Their Policy
An appellate court in Wisconsin has ruled that a son who graduated from high school, joined the Air Force, and then went to college, where he allegedly injured a person at a ski resort, was not an insured on his parent's homeowners' insurance policy because he had not moved out of his parents' home to attend school. Read More

Eye on the Experts
Florida Appeals Court: In First-Party Coverage Dispute, Ruling That Insurer Breached Contract Is Not Prerequisite to Insured's Filing a Bad Faith Claim
In this Eye on the Experts article, the author discusses a recent decision by the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal, which ruled that a policyholder need not first prevail on a breach of contract action against an insurer before a bad faith claim may be filed. Read More

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Health Insurance

CIGNA Reaches Agreement with Florida Insurance Department on HIV/AIDS Drugs
Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company has reached an agreement with Florida's Office of Insurance Regulation regarding the cost of HIV/AIDS medications. Read More

In the States

AIG to Pay $35 Million to Settle Allegations Its Former Subsidiaries Violated New York Insurance Law
American International Group, Inc., has reached an agreement with the New York Department of Financial Services under which AIG will pay $35 million to settle allegations that its former subsidiaries American Life Insurance Company and Delaware American Life Insurance Company violated New York insurance law. Read More

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Aetna Expands Federal Employees Health Benefit Program Read More

Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie D. Neely to Join Allstate as Vice President of Treasury 
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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Enhances Contractor's Primary General Liability Practice Policies  
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MetLife Names Michael A. Zarcone Executive Vice President 
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Third Point Reinsurance Extends CEO John Berger's Contract and Makes Management Changes Read More

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Defenses to the Tort of Bad Faith


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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
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, Rivkin Radler 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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