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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, November 15, 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
Montana Supreme Court Reverses $1.46 Million Bad Faith Judgment Against Insurer
The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a $1.46 million bad faith judgment against an automobile insurance company, ruling that it had a reasonable basis to condition its payment of policy limits on resolution of medical payment liens. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Oklahoma Supreme Court Reverses Dismissal of Insured's Bad Faith Claim Against Insurer
The Oklahoma Supreme Court, reversing a trial court's dismissal of an insured's bad faith claim against her insurer, has ruled that a claimed violation of an insurer's implied-in-law duty of good faith and fair dealing presented an independent tort, requiring application of the law of the state with the most significant relationship to the alleged violation. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Alaska Supreme Court Explains in Detail How to Divide Insurance Payments Received by Divorcing Couple
The Alaska Supreme Court has issued a detailed decision explaining how a divorce court should divide insurance payments received by a divorcing couple. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Policy Excluded Box Truck from Definition of Auto, Precluding Coverage, Tenth Circuit Decides
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, affirming a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, has ruled that an insurance company was not obligated to defend or indemnify the driver of a rented box truck in a lawsuit seeking damages stemming from an accident involving the box truck where the policy excluded box trucks from the definition of a covered automobile. Read More

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Workers Compensation

States with Highest (and Lowest) Workers' Comp Insurance Rates Are...
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services has released a report ranking all 50 states and Washington, D.C., based on workers' compensation premium rates in effect January 1, 2016. Read More

In the States
California Insurance Department Orders State Farm to Reduce Homeowner and Rental Rates and Issue Refunds 
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has ordered State Farm Insurance Company to reduce its dwelling insurance rates by an average of 7.0 percent. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "Ensuring Additional Insured Status in Construction Agreements" Read More

Grange Insurance Appoints Michael Fraizer to Board of Directors 
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Hurricane Matthew Was Costliest U.S. Hurricane Since Sandy, Aon Reports 
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MetLife Authorizes $3 Billion Share Repurchase 
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Greg Kalinsky Is New Executive Vice President at GEICO 
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill, P.C.
Richard D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
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