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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, January 5, 2017  

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.


Automobile Insurance
Top 10 2016's Top 10 Auto Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments from FC&S Legal
Here are the Top 10 Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments from FC&S Legal for December 2016. Read More

Workers Compensation
Here's Why Insurer's Malpractice Action Against Its Own Counsel Failed
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has affirmed a district court decision rejecting a legal malpractice action brought by an insurer against its former counsel. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Defense Argued That Worker Should Have Been More Careful, and It Obtains Jury Verdict in Its Favor
A jury in Illinois has ruled against the plaintiff in a slip-and-fall case where the defense contended that the plaintiff should have been more careful to avoid the allegedly dangerous condition. Read More

Duty to Defend
A Tragic Tale of Unrequited Love, a Fight Over Insurance Coverage, and a First Circuit Decision on Duty to Defend
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has ruled that, in the absence of a filed lawsuit, an insurer had no duty to defend an attorney and his firm against claims stemming from what the circuit court characterized as a "tragic tale of unrequited love." Read More

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Life Insurance

New York Orders Life Insurer to Pay Beneficiaries of 257 Policies
The New York State Department of Financial Services has ordered the Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company to pay the beneficiaries of 257 deceased life insurance policyholders. Read More

Insurance Fraud
Double Bogie: Hole-in-One Scammer Sentenced to Prison After Pleading Guilty to Two Felonies
Longtime insurance scammer Kevin Kolenda has pleaded guilty in a state court in Washington to two felonies—attempt to engage in unauthorized insurance transactions and attempted first-degree theft—for selling hole-in-one and other types of event insurance without a license. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "If You Invade Someone's Privacy with a Drone, Your Insurance Might Not Cover It"  Read More

Washington Health Plan Reveals Security Breach Affected Nearly 400,000 Members  
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Great American Insurance Group Promotes Michael E. Sullivan Jr. and David L. Thompson Jr.  
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XL Catlin Launches Active Assailant, Loss of Attraction, and Threat Product  
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Sun Life Financial Appoints Stephanie Coyles and Greig Woodring to Its Board  
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Form Analysis
AAIS and ISO Personal Automobile Policy Comparison


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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
Director, FC&S Legal
60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
FC&S Legal Editorial Advisory Board
Mitchell J. Auslander, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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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