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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, January 10, 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 CGL Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments from FC&S Legal 
Here are the Top 10 Commercial General Liability Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments from FC&S Legal for 2016. Read More

Automobile Insurance
How One Lawyer’s Cross-Examination Doomed Bid for Insurance Coverage
An appellate court in Louisiana has affirmed a trial court’s decision that a driver of a car that rear-ended another vehicle was excluded from coverage as a “non-permissive” driver under the insurer’s policy, relying in large measure on the cross-examination of the driver at his pre-trial deposition. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Maine Supreme: Policy’s Assault and Battery Exclusions Were “So Broadly Written” as to Preclude Coverage for Suit Against Insured Stemming from Bar Fight
A bar’s bid to require its insurance company to provide it with a defense to a lawsuit arising from an alleged assault and battery has been rejected by the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine. Read More

Insurer Wins Bid to Arbitrate Subrogation Claim Where Only One of Defendant’s Insurers Was Insolvent
A federal district court in New York has granted an insurer’s motion to compel arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act of its subrogation claim, rejecting the defendant’s argument that applicable Mississippi law barred the subrogation claim because one of its insurers had been declared insolvent. Read More

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In the States

NAIC Accepting Applications for 2017 SERFF Advisory Board
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is accepting applications for industry and consumer positions on the advisory board for the System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing. Read More

Insurance Fraud
4 Chiropractors Among 21 Charged with No-Fault Insurance Fraud in Minnesota 
Federal criminal charges have been filed against 21 defendants in Minnesota – including four chiropractors – for allegedly conspiring to commit health care fraud. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes “Emerging Risks in Auto Technology”  Read More

Hamilton Underwriting Appoints Peter Holland as Claims Director  
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If Half of U.K. Passengers Are Scared by Their Drivers, How Many Must Be Terrified Here?  
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XL Catlin Appoints Jonathan Gale as Chief Executive for Bermuda Reinsurance and Promotes Rob Littlemore to Chief Executive for London Reinsurance  
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Fairfax Financial to Acquire Allied World for $4.9 Billion 
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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, 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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