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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, November 12, 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.


2d Circuit: Limitation of Liability in Endorsement Is Not an Exclusion Under New York Law
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in affirming a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, has ruled that a limitation of liability in an endorsement was not an exclusion under New York law. Read More

2d Circuit: Policy’s Use of “Named Insured” Dooms Additional Insured’s Coverage Claim
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has reversed a decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and has rejected a general contractor’s coverage bid where the “Action Over Exclusion” provision of the insurance policy used the words “named insured” and the general contractor was an additional insured. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Passenger Recovers $125,000 in Insurance Payments for Injuries in Head-On Collision
A passenger in a vehicle involved in a head-on collision in Georgia has recovered $125,000 in insurance payments for his injuries. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Drinking and Driving Dooms Coverage Under Employer’s Business Auto Policy
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas has ruled that an insurance company that had issued a business automobile insurance policy was not obligated to defend the insured’s employee against claims stemming from his used of an insured vehicle while intoxicated, when the employee knew about the insured’s policies against drinking and driving. Read More

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In the States

Florida Becomes 55th Jurisdiction to Join International Information Exchange Agreement
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has joined as the 55th jurisdiction internationally to be admitted as a signatory to the International Association of Insurance Supervisors Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding. Read More

In the States
New Jersey Regulators Approve Kingstone to Write Property and Casualty Insurance
The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance has granted approval to Kingstone Insurance Company to write property and casualty insurance in the state. Read More

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Launches Homebuilders Liability Insurance Policy Read More

Anbang Insurance Group Acquires Fidelity & Guaranty Life 
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Kemper Names Joseph W. Metz to Lead Kemper Personal and Commercial Lines Business 
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XL Catlin Expands Equipment Breakdown Insurance Capabilities in North America 
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Alliant National Title Appoints Elyce Schweitzer Regulatory Compliance Officer and Vice President 
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Director, FC&S Legal
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