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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, January 9, 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.


Top 10
2016’s Top 10 Insurance Bad Faith Case Law Developments from FC&S Legal 
Here are the Top 10 Insurance Bad Faith Case Law Developments from FC&S Legal for 2016. Read More

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FC&S Legal’s Insurance Coverage Law Quiz 1: The Widow Cases
Welcome to FC&S Legal’s first Insurance Coverage Law Quiz! Read More

Workers Compensation
Arkansas Supreme: Workers’ Comp Act Provided Exclusive Remedy for Worker’s Asbestos-Related Claim Even Though It Also Barred Him from Obtaining Benefits
The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s workers’ compensation act provided the exclusive remedy for a worker’s asbestos-related claim even though the law also barred him from obtaining benefits. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Missouri Supreme: Policy’s Assault and Battery Exclusion Did Not Preclude $1 Million Judgment Against Insurer Stemming from Shooting
The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that a plaintiff who had been severely injured after an insured’s handgun had discharged was entitled to garnish the policy limits from the insurance company that had not defended the insured or settled his claim. Read More

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Health Insurance

Health Insurance Changes Intended to Combat Heroin and Opioid Abuse Now in Effect in New York
Changes to the rules governing health insurance aimed at combatting New York State’s heroin and opioid crisis are now in effect. Read More

In the States
Insurance Company’s Manager Settles Allegations It Violated Lobbying Act 
The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics has reached an agreement with Administrators for the Professions, Inc., to settle allegations that came to light during the federal criminal prosecutions of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam Skelos that AFP violated the state Lobbying Act. Read More

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Laura Foggan Joins Crowell & Moring as Insurance Partner  Read More

FC&S Legal Publishes “Outdated Terminology: What to Do When a Policy Calls for ‘Fire Legal Liability’”  
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Nowell Seaman Is RIMS’ 2017 President  
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Total Disaster and Catastrophe Losses in 2016: US$158 Billion  
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RenaissanceRe Forms Fibonacci Re  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
FC&S Legal Editorial Advisory Board
Mitchell J. Auslander, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Carrie Cope, Cope Ehlers, 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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