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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, August 25, 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 Umbrella
Wyoming Supreme Court Adopts Notice-Prejudice Rule
The Wyoming Supreme Court, in response to a question certified to it by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, has ruled that, under Wyoming law, an insurer must be prejudiced before being entitled to deny coverage when the insured had failed to give notice "as soon as practicable" – regardless of the express language of the policy. Read More

Workers Compensation
Physician Expert Witness Cannot Ever Be Impeached by Consent Order, Maryland's Highest Court Rules
The Maryland Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, has ruled in a worker's compensation case that a physician testifying as an expert witness may not have his or her credibility impeached by a consent order that the physician had entered into with the Maryland Board of Physicians – in a worker's comp case or any other case. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Parties Settle Claim That Accident Caused Plaintiff's Career Shift
A massage therapist who claimed that she had to change careers after being injured in an accident has settled her claims for $32,500. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Kentucky Appeals Court Refuses to Create Self-Defense Exception for Insured Homeowner Who Shot Another Man to Death
An appellate court in Kentucky, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that a homeowner who shot and killed another man was not entitled to coverage for the ensuing wrongful death action, notwithstanding his contention that he had acted in self-defense. Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Former Insurance Agent Headed to Prison for "Twisting"
A former insurance agent has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for fraud. Read More

In the States
Vermont Attorney General Recovers $200,000 in Insurance Funds for Contaminated Gas Station Cleanup
Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell has received $200,000 from Harleysville Worcester Insurance Company to settle a lawsuit in which the state alleged that an insurance policy issued by Harleysville to R. L. Vallee, Inc., the owner of underground storage tanks at a contaminated gas station site known as Nan's Mobil located in Fairfax, Vermont, provided insurance coverage for the cleanup of the site. Read More

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AAIS Announces New Forms and Rules Filings for Drone Insurance Coverage Read More

Allied World North America Appoints Jason Glasgow as Head of U.S. Cyber Platform 
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Generali Global Assistance Appoints Julie Jamsa as Vice President 
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Endurance Global Risk Solutions Launches New Worker's Compensation Product 
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Charles P. (Bud) Stoneburner II Retiring from Cincinnati Insurance 
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
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