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Updates from the BLS Insurance Law Committee

The undefined term ‚Äúoccurrence‚ÄĚ in a property policy refers to the cause of the loss; a coordinated theft that occurs in multiple stages close in time and space constitutes a single ‚Äúoccurrence.‚ÄĚ.¬†Apex Solutions v. Falls Lake Insurance Management¬†(2024) __ Cal.App.5th __. Read more
The following regulatory information may be of interest to attorneys practicing insurance law. This information is current as of March 19, 2024. Read more
A notice of cancellation of an auto policy must go to all insureds identified on the declarations page, not only the ‚Äúnamed insureds.‚Ä̬†Molinar v. 21st Century Insurance¬†(2024) __ Cal.App.5th __. Read more
On January 30, 2023, the CDI issued¬†Bulletin 2023-1¬†titled ‚ÄúIncrease in Private Passenger Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Requirements -- Senate Bill 1107‚ÄĚ reminding insurers writing automobile liability insurance to make rate filings by July 1, 2023 in order to update their rates to reflect the increase in minimum liability coverage to $30,000 effective January 1, 2025. Read more
Insurance Code section 533 does not bar coverage for employment retaliation claims under Labor Code section 1102.5, subdivision (c).  City of Whittier v. Everest National Insurance Co. (2023) 97 Cal.App.5th 895. Read more
The following regulatory information may be of interest to attorneys practicing insurance law. This information is current as of January 16, 2024. Read more
On August 14, 2023, the CDI issued a Notice of Export List Public Hearing setting the hearing date at 10:00 a.m. on September 14, 2023.  Read more
The following published decisions may be of interest to attorneys practicing insurance law. Read more
On July 14, 2023, the CDI issued a Pre-Hearing Notice - Export List Hearing Request for Proposed Additions, Modifications or Deletions to the Export List notifying interested parties of the opportunity to make recommendations for additions to or deletions from the Export List in advance of the hearing, which is to be scheduled in the next few months. Read more
On June 19, 2023, the CDI issued Bulletin 2023-5 indicating that the Export List remains unchanged.   The Export Lists identifies types of coverage or risk that can be placed on a surplus line basis without a diligent search of the admitted market because the Commissioner has determined that there is not a reasonable or adequate market among admitted insurers or that the type of coverage is for new, innovative products for which a reasonable or adequate market among admitted insurers has not had time to develop. Read more

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