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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, April 27, 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.


Commercial General Liability
Mississippi Supreme: Insurer That Filed DJ Action in Federal Court Impliedly Consented to State Court's Jurisdiction Over Coverage Dispute
The Mississippi Supreme Court, affirming a lower court's decision, has ruled that an insurance company that filed a declaratory judgment action in a federal district court in Mississippi impliedly consented to the jurisdiction of Mississippi state courts over the coverage dispute and, therefore, waived its defense of lack of jurisdiction in coverage-related claims lodged against it in a Mississippi state court. Read More

Workers Compensation
Ohio Supreme: Subcontractor in Self-Insured Construction Project Is Immune from Tort Claim by Other Subcontractors' Employees
The Ohio Supreme Court, in response to a question certified by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, has ruled that Ohio's workers compensation laws provide immunity to a subcontractor enrolled in a self-insured construction-project plan from a tort claim for workplace injury by an employee of another enrolled subcontractor on the same project. Read More

Commercial Lines
Colorado Supreme Court Declines to Extend Notice-Prejudice Rule to No-Voluntary-Payments Clause
The Colorado Supreme Court, reversing a decision by an intermediate appellate court, has declined to extend the notice-prejudice rule to a no-voluntary-payments clause. Read More

Eye on the Experts
Recoupment of Defense Costs: An Ohio Court Weighs in on the Debate
This Eye on the Experts article discusses a recent decision by an Ohio appellate court addressing the much-debated issue of recoupment of defense costs, holding, on very narrow grounds, that an insurer could recoup nearly $12 million it expended on the defense of its insured. Read More

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Health Insurance

Seven Insurers Agree to Expand Coverage of Chronic Hepatitis C Treatment for Nearly All Commercial Health Insurance Plans Across N.Y. State
Seven health insurance companies have reached an agreement with New York regulators to revise their coverage policies for chronic Hepatitis C treatment. Read More

Health Insurance
N.Y. Regulator Acts to Ensure That Insurers Provide Coverage for Maternal Depression Screening
The New York Department of Financial Services has issued guidance to inform health insurers of their responsibility to provide health insurance coverage for maternal depression screenings. Read More

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Five Insurance Coverage Attorneys Join Wilson Elser's Dallas Office   Read More

FCCI Insurance Group Appoints Lisa Krouse to Board of Directors  
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Miles Osorio Joins Hamilton Underwriting as Head of Property D&F  
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Liberty International Underwriters Adds Cyber Extortion Endorsement for Its Product Recall and Contamination Policies for Food and Beverage Companies 
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Insurance Recovery Litigator Michael John Miguel Joins McKool Smith  
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