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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, August 8, 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 Auto
An Easy Summertime Ruling in a Snow and Ice Case: "Completed Operations" Exclusion Precluded Coverage
An appellate court in Wisconsin, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that a "completed operations" exclusion in a business auto insurance policy precluded coverage of claims that a snowplower had negligently removed ice and snow, leading to the underlying plaintiff's injuries. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Misrepresentation About His Residency Doomed Insured's Claim — and Claim of His Lienholder
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has ruled that an automobile insurance carrier could deny an auto accident claim due to the insured's concealment and misrepresentations about his state residency — and that it also had no obligation to the creditor holding a lien on the insured's damaged vehicle. Read More

Directors & Officers
For-Profit "Career Colleges" Were Entitled to Defense of Claims Focusing on Their Marketing and Advertising, According to Maryland District Court
A federal district court in Maryland has ruled that for-profit "career colleges" were entitled to a defense from their insurer against claims focusing on their marketing and advertising practices. Read More

Employee Benefits
Settlement Proceeds Amounted to "Other Income Benefits" That Could Be Offset Against Disability Payments Otherwise Due, Maine District Court Rules
A federal district judge in Maine has ruled that settlement proceeds resulting from a general release for injuries from a car accident amounted to "other income benefits" that could be offset against disability benefit payments otherwise due under an employee disability insurance plan provided by a group life, accident, and health insurance policy. Read More

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In the States

Washington Sues Comcast for Over $100 Million, Alleging Misrepresentations Over Service Protection Plan
The State of Washington has sued Comcast Corporation, alleging nearly two million violations of the Washington Consumer Protection Act relating to Comcast's alleged misrepresentations regarding the scope of its "Service Protection Plan." Read More

In the States
New Illinois Law Expands Insurance Coverage for Contraception
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed HB 5576 into law, expanding insurance coverage for contraception in the state. Read More

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John Tatum Joins AXIS Insurance as Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Programs  Read More

Everest Re Group to Sell Crop Insurance Company, Heartland, to CGB Diversified Services  
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Allianz Travel Insurance Sharing Economy Index Reveals Twice as Many Americans to Use Market for Summer Travel in 2016  
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TrueMotion Launches Free Family Driving App to Increase Safety and Reduce Insurance Costs  
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Health Insurance Coverage Can Lower Odds of Alcohol Use by Pregnant Women, Columbia University Study Finds 
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Notice-Prejudice Rule to the No-Voluntary-Payments Provision Not Extended


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Director, FC&S Legal
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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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