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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, December 12, 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
No Insurance Coverage for Man Who Was Not "In," "Upon," "Getting In," "On," "Out," or "Off" Insured Vehicle When He Was Injured, Louisiana Court Decides
A federal district court in Louisiana has ruled that a man who had not been "in," "upon," or "getting in," "on," "out," or "off" an insured vehicle had not been "occupying" an insured vehicle and, therefore, was not entitled to recover benefits for injuries he suffered after being struck by another vehicle. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Insureds' Property Valuation in Bankruptcy Court Doomed Fire Claim They Filed One Year Later
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, affirming a decision by a federal district court in Missouri, has ruled that a homeowners insurance policy was void where the insureds had valued their personal property at $7,000 in bankruptcy court but a year later valued it at $262,500 in a proof of loss they submitted to their insurer following a fire at their home. Read More

Private Citizens Had No Claim on Public Official Bond, Illinois Supreme Court Rules
The Supreme Court of Illinois has ruled that private citizens were not the proper claimants on a statutorily mandated, public official bond issued by RLI Insurance Company, as surety, to the Madison County Treasurer and Collector. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Oregon Appeals Court Cites Policies' Anti-Assignment Clauses to Reject Plaintiff's Claim Against Defendant's Insurer
An appellate court in Oregon, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that anti-assignment clauses in an insured's insurance policies prohibited the insured from assigning its rights against its insurer where the assignment occurred as a result of a settlement rather than a judgment. Read More

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In the States

New Officers Named at National Conference of Insurance Legislators
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators has new officers. Read More

Life Insurance
New York Insurance Regulator Proposes to Require Prior Notice Before Life Insurance Premiums Can Be Raised
The New York State Department of Financial Services has proposed a new regulation to govern life insurance company practices related to increases in the premiums of certain life insurance and annuity policies. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "9 Fraudsters Join the Hall of Shame" Read More

NY Life's Relationship with Susan B. Anthony…  
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Liberty Mutual Appoints David Dwortz President of Its Third-Party Claims Administrator, Helmsman Management Services  
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MagMutual Acquires Captive Insurance Company  
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The Hanover to Insure Technology-Based Equipment for Businesses  
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House in Living Trust after Death of Insured


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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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