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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, December 10, 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.


Workers Compensation
Pro Basketball Player's Workers' Comp Claim is Rejected by California Court
A court in California has ruled that the state did not have a sufficient interest in a workers' compensation claim filed by a professional basketball player who had played only one game in California and, therefore, it could not apply California's workers' compensation law to the player's claim or retain jurisdiction over the case. Read More

Life Insurance

Life Insurer Did Not Violate Illinois Privacy Laws by Allegedly Disclosing Beneficiary's Name to Insured's Son
A federal district court in Illinois has ruled that an insurance company that allegedly disclosed the name of the beneficiary of a life insurance policy to the insured's son did not violate the privacy provisions of the state's insurance law. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Wife Intentionally Burning Down Home Dooms Coverage for Husband, Indiana Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in Indiana has rejected a husband's claim that he was covered as an innocent co-insured spouse and could recover damages under his homeowners' insurance policy after his wife intentionally burned down their home. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Finding Release Ambiguous as to Whether It Intended to Release Insured's UIM Carrier, Appeals Court Orders a Trial
An appellate court in Indiana has reversed a trial court's decision granting summary judgment in favor of an insured's uninsured motorist benefits ("UIM") insurance carrier after determining that a release signed by the insured with another motorist and his insurer was ambiguous as to whether it also was intended to release the insured's UIM carrier. Read More

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Health Insurance

Texas Insurance Department Proposes Navigator Rules
The Texas Department of Insurance has proposed rules providing for criminal background checks, privacy training, proof of identity, and evidence of financial responsibility for federal health exchange navigators. Read More

Health Insurance

Another State's Health Insurance Exchange Director Is Out
Not long after the director of Hawaii's troubled health insurance exchange left her position, another chief of a state health insurance exchange is gone: Maryland's executive director, Rebecca Pearce, resigned Friday night. Read More

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Insurance Brokers as Agents: Shielding Policyholder/Broker Communications from Discovery. Think Before You Send! Read More

Aspen Re Establishes Silverton Re
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Liberty Mutual Launches New Foreign Package Policy and Global Crisis Management Endorsement
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Allstate Launches Emerging Manager Program
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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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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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