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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, March 23, 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
West Virginia Supreme Court Overturns Order Requiring Insurer to Disclose Its Insureds' Names and Contact Information in Bad Faith Settlement Case
The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that a trial court had erred when it ordered an insurer defending unfair claim settlement allegations arising in connection with a claim for uninsured motorist ("UM") coverage to disclose the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of its other UM insureds.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Kentucky Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Policy's Two-Year Suit Limitation
The Kentucky Supreme Court, reversing an appellate court's decision, has ruled that a two year "suit against us" provision in an automobile liability insurance policy, which tracked "nearly verbatim" Kentucky law, was not unreasonable and should be enforced.  Read More

Iowa Supreme: Anti-Subrogation Rule Limited Insurer's Potential Recovery from Truck Driver
The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that a person hired by a trucking company to drive a truck for a fertilizer and chemical distributor was an insured under the Business Auto Coverage Form of the distributor's insurance policy and, therefore, the anti-subrogration rule limited the ability of the distributor and its insurer to recover from the driver.  Read More

Surety Bond Issued to Car Dealer Did Not Cover Business Investor's Claims, California Appellate Court Decides
An appellate court in California, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that a surety bond issued to a car dealer did not cover claims against the dealer brought by a business investor who had never actually purchased any cars.  Read More

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FEMA Does Not Provide Adequate Oversight of Its National Flood Insurance WYO Program, Report Finds
The Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a report concluding that the Federal Emergency Management Agency does not provide adequate oversight of its National Flood Insurance Program.  Read More

Health Insurance
Ex-Blue Cross Blue Shield Employee Charged with Submitting Hundreds of Fraudulent Medical Claims
Frank John Leli, a former business analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, has been charged with defrauding it of nearly $40,000 by submitting more than 350 claims for medical services that had never occurred.  Read More

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The Hartford to Acquire Maxum Specialty Insurance Group for $170 Million   Read More

Stephen J. Johnson, Former Deputy Insurance Commissioner for Pennsylvania Insurance Department's Office of Corporate and Financial Regulation, Joins Stradley Ronon   
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Insurance Attorney Marcus R. Tucker Joins Phelps Dunbar in Houston as Partner   
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Insurance Litigators Robbie Moehlmann and Travis Erskine Join Houston Office of Walker Wilcox Matousek   
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Attorney Randy Zipse Joins AXA's Life Insurance Advanced Markets Team  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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