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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, January 12, 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 Homeowners Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments from FC&S Legal 
Here are the Top 10 Homeowners Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments from FC&S Legal for 2016. Read More

Workers Compensation
Though Police Sergeant Died While Driving Marked Patrol Vehicle, His Widow Could Not Recover Workers’ Comp Benefits, Texas Appeals Court Decides
An appellate court in Texas, reversing a lower court’s decision, has ruled that the widow of a police sergeant killed in an automobile accident while driving a marked patrol vehicle could not recover workers’ compensation benefits because he had not been acting “in the course and scope of his employment” when he died. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Jury Rules for Defense, Which Argued That Ice Came from Road, Not Store’s Awning
A jury in Illinois has rejected a plaintiff’s claim for over $600,000 in damages for injuries she alleged she suffered when she slipped on ice that had frozen over after it had accumulated on a store’s awning. 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

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Superstorm Sandy

Engineering Firm Manager Pleads Guilty to Making Unauthorized Alterations to Superstorm Sandy Damage Reports
Matthew Pappalardo, the former project manager of Long Island-based HiRise Engineering, P.C., has pleaded guilty to the unauthorized practice of engineering, a Class E felony, in connection with damage reports prepared to assess structural damage to residential properties caused by Superstorm Sandy. Read More

Insurance Fraud
Parents Plead Guilty in Life Insurance Fraud Case Relating to Their Son’s Suicide 
Lawrence D. Rosenbaum and his wife, Thomasine Henderson, have pleaded guilty in connection to a life insurance fraud scheme relating to their son’s suicide. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes “Game of Drones: Liability and Insurance Coverage Issues Coming” Read More

Starr Companies Names Layla Greytok as Leader of Newly Formed Excess Casualty Division  
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Damian J. Arguello Forms New Law Firm 
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AIG Completes Sale of United Guaranty to Arch Capital Group 
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AIA Names Jeremy Merz Vice President for Its Western Region 
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Form Analysis
Liability for Guests' Property—Crime Coverage


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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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