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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, November 25, 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.


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

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

Commercial General Liability
Florida Court Orders Insurer to Pay General Contractor $23 Million for Property Damage Allegedly Caused by Subcontractors' Defective Work
A federal district court in Florida has ordered an insurance company to pay a general contractor over $23 million to cover property damage claims stemming from subcontractors' allegedly defective work. Read More

Life Insurance
Posner on Stranger-Originated Life Insurance
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in a decision written by Judge Richard A. Posner, has affirmed a $726,000 award in favor of an insurance company – that included its attorneys' fees – in a case involving the insurer's challenge to so-called "stranger-originated life insurance." Read More

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Health Insurance

Arizona Places Meritus Health Co-Op Under Supervision
Two Arizona health insurance companies have been placed under supervision by the Arizona Director of Insurance, Andy Tobin. Read More

FSB Adds Aegon, Removes Generali, from G-SII List
The Financial Stability Board has published an updated list of global systemically important insurers. Read More

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MetLife & AXA Appoint Mauro Dugulin CEO of MAXIS Global Benefits Network Read More

Arch Insurance Group Hires Vincent Kellaher for Third Party Administrator Claims Oversight 
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Fairfax to Acquire Additional Shares of India's ICICI Lombard 
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Allstate Names Mark Green President of Encompass Insurance Companies 
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Lloyd's and Tokio Marine Kiln Seal IP Deal with People's Insurance Company of China 
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