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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, January 19, 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.


FC&S Legal: Quiz 2 Answers
FC&S Legal Insurance Coverage Law Quiz 2: Answers to Fire and Ice 
Here are the answers to FC&S Legal's first Insurance Coverage Law Quiz, which appeared here: FC&S Legal's Insurance Coverage Law Quiz 1: The Widow Cases. The answers follow the summaries, repeated below for your convenience. Our next quiz appears Thursday January 19. Read More

Top 25
2016's Top 25 Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments on Superstorm Sandy from FC&S Legal
Here are the Top 25 Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments on Superstorm Sandy from FC&S Legal for 2016. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
New York Jury Finds for Defendant Who Argued That He Could Not Have Avoided Pedestrian He Struck with His Vehicle
A jury in New York has rendered a defense verdict in a case brought by a plaintiff who was struck by the defendant's motor vehicle while in a crosswalk in Brooklyn. 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

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Insurance Fraud

Florida Says Unlicensed Adjuster Inflated Insurance Claims and Filed Fraudulent Claims for Non-Existent Water Damage
Julian Garcia-Sellek has been charged in Florida with felony fraud and grand theft for allegedly inflating the costs associated with multiple insurance claims and filing several fraudulent claims to cover water damage that did not exist. Read More

In the States
Tennessee Joins Multi-State Agricultural Task Force
With the support of Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak and Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton, Tennessee has become the fourth state to join the Mississippi Delta Agricultural Theft Task Force. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "New York Announces Revisions and Delayed Implementation of Cyber Regulations" Read More

FC&S Legal Publishes "Damages Proof in Subrogation Cases" 
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TruAssure Insurance Company Launches New Dental Insurance Plans 
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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Enters Marine Insurance Market in Canada; Names Gord Rider to Lead Product Line 
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Assured Guaranty Completes Acquisition of MBIA UK Insurance Limited 
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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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