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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, June 9, 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.


Superstorm Sandy
Flood Policy Was Effectively Canceled Before Superstorm Sandy, N.J. District Court Rules
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has ruled that a flood insurance policy had been effectively canceled before Superstorm Sandy damaged the plaintiff's property. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Nevada Supreme Court Asked to Determine Proper Measure of Damages for Insurer's Breach of Duty to Defend in Absence of Bad Faith
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has certified the following question to the Nevada Supreme Court: Whether, under Nevada law, the liability of an insurer that has breached its duty to defend, but has not acted in bad faith, is capped at the policy limit plus any costs incurred by the insured in mounting a defense, or is the insurer liable for all losses consequential to the insurer's breach?  Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Citing Pain Levels, Defense Probed Plaintiff's Injury Severity — and Jury Awards Only $1,584
A jury has awarded a plaintiff $1,584 for injuries suffered in an auto accident after the defense introduced evidence of his self-described pain levels. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Delaware Supreme: PIP Benefits Payable to Student Injured Crossing Street to Board School Bus
The Delaware Supreme Court, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that a school bus was involved in an accident when the driver signaled to a student that she should cross the street to board the bus and she was struck by another vehicle, and that the student was entitled to personal injury protection benefits. Read More

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In the States

California Insurance Department Targets "Underground Economy"
The California Department of Insurance recently led a statewide enforcement outreach focused on providing information to businesses that may operate in what the CDI said was California's multi-billion dollar underground economy. Read More

Workers Compensation
Workers Comp Attorney, and NFL Hall of Famer, Pleads Guilty to Filing a False Tax Return
A San Diego, California, workers compensation attorney who is a member of the National Football League Hall of Fame has pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri to one count of filing a false tax return. Read More

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Brian Winikoff Joins AXA US as Head of U.S. Life, Retirement, and Wealth Management Read More

Heritage Insurance Announces Retirement of CFO Stephen Rohde, Appointment of New CFO Steven Martindale, and Additional Senior Management Promotions  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Two Is Better Than One: CGL Policies Complement Cyber Insurance in Protecting Companies Against the Rising Costs Associated with Data Security Breaches"  
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Allstate to Offer Home-Sharing Protection in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, and Utah  
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Near-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Most Likely This Year, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center Says  
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Rejection of Uninsured Motorist Coverage by Named Insured for All Insureds


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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
Director, FC&S Legal
60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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Carrie Cope, Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C.
Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
John F. Finnegan, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Michele L. Jacobson, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
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
Jerold Oshinsky, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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