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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, March 7, 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
Insurer Not Licensed in Minnesota Was Not Obligated to Provide Basic Economic Loss Benefits to Its Insured, Appeals Court Holds
An appellate court in Minnesota, reversing a trial court's ruling, has determined that Minnesota law did not require an out-of-state insurer that was not licensed to write motor vehicle accident reparation and liability insurance in Minnesota to provide basic economic loss benefits to its insured who was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Minnesota. Read More

Automobile Insurance
"Inferred Intent" Was for Jury Where Intoxicated Insured Drove Truck Through Bar, Ohio Appeals Court Decides
An appellate court in Ohio, reversing a trial court's decision in favor of an insurance company, has ruled that a jury had to decide whether to infer that the insured had intended to cause injury when he drove his truck through a bar. Read More

Insurer Could Not Bring Subrogation Action in Its Own Name, Utah Appeals Court Decides
An appellate court in Utah, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that Utah law did not permit an insurer to bring a subrogation action in its own name. Read More

Superstorm Sandy
Flood Coverage Deductible Was $19.2 Million, Not $100,000, Court Rules in Superstorm Sandy Case
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has ruled, in a Superstorm Sandy case, that a flood coverage deductible was $19.2 million, as insurers contended, and not $100,000, as the insured argued. Read More

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Federal Actions

FEMA Seeks Applicants for National Advisory Council
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on its National Advisory Council to apply to be considered for appointment. Read More

Insurance Fraud
Former Police Officer Sentenced for Insurance Fraud
Jose E. Urena, a former New York City police officer, has been sentenced to two to six years in prison in connection with a scheme to defraud automobile insurance companies through a series of false claims. Read More

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Chubb Appoints Andrew Hurley EVP for its Real Estate and Hospitality Industry Practice Read More

Aviva Launches Cancer Cover in the U.K.  
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IronPro Enhances Cyber Product Offering  
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Gavin Davis Joins Hamilton Re to Lead Entry to Property Direct and Facultative Market 
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TIAA-CREF Rebrands as TIAA 
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Mechanical Breakdown Exclusion under the BAP


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