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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, June 18, 2015

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 Lines
Kansas Supreme: High School Activities Association’s Policy Covered Injury to Student Traveling to Soccer Match in Friend’s Truck
The Supreme Court of Kansas, reversing a Kansas court of appeals decision, has ruled that an insurance policy issued to the Kanas State High School Activities Association provided coverage for catastrophic personal injuries suffered by a 10th grade student traveling to a soccer match in a friend’s pickup truck. Read More

Workers Compensation

Texas Supreme: Worker Was Acting in the Course and Scope of His Employment When He Died While Traveling to Job Site
The Texas Supreme Court, affirming an appellate court decision, has ruled that an employee was acting in the course and scope of his employment when he died in an automobile accident while traveling to a job site and, therefore, that his wife was entitled to recover workers’ compensation death benefits. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Jury Awards No Damages in Auto Accident Case Where Defense Argued that Plaintiffs Had Not Sought Medical Treatment for Six Weeks
A Texas jury has awarded no damages to plaintiffs in a personal injury action even though the defendant had stipulated to negligence where defense counsel had argued that the plaintiffs had not sought medical treatment for six weeks following the accident. Read More

Eye on the Experts
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Immune to Statutory Bad Faith Claims
This Eye on the Experts article explains a recent unanimous Florida Supreme Court decision holding that the state legislature did not intend for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (a state-created entity that provides property insurance) to be liable for statutory, first-party bad faith claims. Read More

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In the States

John Finston Appointed General Counsel for California Insurance Department
John Finston has been appointed general counsel for the California Department of Insurance. Read More

Alternative Risk and Captives
New Jersey Approves New Healthcare Industry Captive Authority
The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance has approved a new line of authority for the captive insurer formed last year by Healthcare Services Group, Inc., of Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes “Insurance May Be Available for Flood-Related Losses” Read More

Lloyd’s Report Highlights Vulnerability of Global Food System and Implications for Insurers 
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Fidelis Group Holdings Launches Master Port Risk Program for Maritime Industry Read More

CareFirst Names Brian Pieninck Executive Vice President for Large Group Business Unit 
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Ironshore Specialty Casualty Names Kevin Whitehead Chief Underwriting Officer Read More

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Director, FC&S Legal
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Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
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