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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, November 26, 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.


Automobile Insurance
North Carolina Appellate Court Upholds Jury Decision Finding $1 Million in UIM Coverage
An appellate court in North Carolina has upheld a jury decision finding that a policyholder was entitled to $1 million in uninsured motorist benefits because she had not signed an uninsured/underinsured motorist selection rejection form. Read More

Automobile Insurance

Injured Party May Not Proceed against Bankrupt Judgment Debtor's Insurance Carrier, Arkansas Appeals Court Rules
An Arkansas appellate court has affirmed a trial court's decision and has ruled that an injured party that could not recover a judgment against an insured who entered bankruptcy could not proceed against his insurance carrier. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Lamborghini Coverage Case Motors On after Federal Court Finds Proper Joinder
A federal district court in California has denied two defendants' motions to dismiss claims brought against them by an insurance carrier in a case involving questions about insurance coverage of damage to a 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo, finding that the defendants had been properly joined. 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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Top Insurance Lobbyists Named by "The Hill"
The Washington publication and Internet presence "The Hill" has named its top lobbyists for 2013 - and many are insurance-related in one way or another. Read More

Homeowners Insurance

FHFA Directs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to Restrict Lender-Placed Insurance Practices
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to prohibit servicers from being reimbursed for expenses associated with captive reinsurance arrangements. Read More

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AMA Analysis Lists States with Lowest Levels of Competition among Commercial Health Insurers Read More

Philip B. Kalin Named Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacol Assurance
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Fireman's Fund Insurance Company Appoints Arun Chanana Vice President of Programs
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Ironshore Introduces Insurance to Facilitate Satellite Financing
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CarSharing Association Publishes Draft Liability Insurance Guideline for Carsharing Operators
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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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