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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
Is This the End of RICO? In Workers' Comp Cases in the Sixth Circuit, Apparently So
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed dismissal of an employee's lawsuit under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act against insurers, claims administrators, and his employer in which he alleged that they had introduced false medical testimony to deny or at least diminish his (and others) workers' compensation benefits. The circuit court concluded that the alleged injury complained of by the plaintiff was not compensable under the act. Read More

Health Insurance

Alleging Illegal Insurance Practices, Former Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Medical Director Files Whistleblower Lawsuit
Dr. Kenneth Fischer, the former medical director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota ("BCBS"), has filed a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that BCBS engaged in illegal insurance practices that hiked costs to millions of BCBS customers. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Claim of "Faulty Workmanship" Is Not Covered by CGL Policy as It Was Not "Fortuitous," New York Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in New York has ruled that an action alleging faulty workmanship was not covered by a commercial general liability insurance policy because it did "not involve fortuity." Read More

Life Insurance
In Franki Valli Divorce, California's Top Court Says Life Policy Purchased with Community Property Funds Remained Community Property Even Though Wife Was Named Owner and Beneficiary
In a divorce case between Franki Valli and his wife Randy Valli, the California Supreme Court has ruled that a life insurance policy Mr. Valli purchased using community property funds, which named Ms. Valli as the policy's only owner and beneficiary, was community property and not Ms. Valli's separate property upon dissolution of their marriage. Read More

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In the States

New York Proposes Regulation to Govern Private Equity Acquisitions of Insurance Companies
The New York State Department of Financial Services is proposing a new regulation enshrining agreements it reached with several investment firms relating to their purchases of annuity companies. Read More

Health Insurance

Insurance Broker Pleads Guilty to Selling Bogus Health Insurance
An insurance broker who, prosecutors alleged, stole nearly $1 million while continuing to sell health care coverage he knew was fake has pleaded guilty in federal district court in New Jersey to an information charging him with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Read More

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Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles Hires Two New Insurance Coverage Associates Read More

XL Group Releases List of Artists to Exhibit Work at its Dublin Offices 
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Cunningham Lindsey Appoints Former Lloyd's Chief Richard Ward as Executive Chairman and Jane Tutoki as CEO  
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Dog Bites Cost Insurers $483 Million in 2013 
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FC&S Legal Publishes Nelson Levine De Luca & Hamilton's Bad Faith Compendium: South Carolina Read More

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