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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, June 22, 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.


West Virginia Supreme: Insurer's Subrogation Action Against Alleged Tortfeasors Was Not Barred By Its Failure to Provide Prior Notice of Settlements
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that an insurance company's subrogation action for "implied indemnification" against alleged tortfeasors was not barred by its failure to have provided prior notice to the alleged tortfeasors of settlements it made with its insured and an allegedly injured third party. Read More

Health Insurance

Georgia Supreme: Uninsured Hospital Patient Challenging Hospital Lien May Discover How Much Hospital Charged Other Patients, Insured or Uninsured
The Georgia Supreme Court, reversing an appeals court decision, has ruled that an uninsured hospital patient who challenged the validity and amount of a hospital lien for the "reasonable charges" for her care was entitled to discover how much the hospital charged other patients, insured or uninsured. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Missouri Supreme Court Reverses Decision Setting Aside $3 Million Default Judgment Against Foreign Insurer, Finding Service of Process on State Insurance Director Was Valid
The Missouri Supreme Court has reversed a trial court's ruling setting aside a $3 million default judgment against a foreign insurance company for lack of personal jurisdiction due to invalid service of process, concluding that service on the director of the state's insurance department was valid service on the insurance company. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Minnesota Supreme: Injured Person May Recover Value of Household Services Even if They Were Not Replaced or Performed
The Minnesota Supreme Court, affirming an appellate court decision, has ruled that a person injured in an automobile accident who had primary responsibility for care and maintenance of the household need not replace household services as a condition to recovering the reasonable value of such services under the Minnesota no-fault law. Read More

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In the States

Lynn Dickerson to Lead Maryland Insurance Administration's Property & Casualty Unit
Lynn Dickerson has been named the associate commissioner for the property and casualty unit at the Maryland Insurance Administration. Read More

Life Insurance
"Reverse Life Insurance" Investment Scam Leads to 10 Year Federal Prison Sentence
The founder and chief executive officer of a firm that solicited more than $5 million from victims who thought they were investing in "reverse life insurance" policies has been sentenced to 121 months in prison. Read More

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FAA Grants Section 333 Exemption to Property Drone Consortium Read More

The Hartford Launches New Professional Liability Endorsement for Small Businesses 
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NICB: As Vehicle Thefts Decline, Thieves Target Components Read More

FC&S Legal Publishes "Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Immune to Statutory Bad Faith Claims" 
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Ross Louden and Terry Allen Promoted in Novae's Casualty Division Read More

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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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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