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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, January 23, 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.


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

FC&S Legal Quiz 3
FC&S Legal's Insurance Coverage Law Quiz 3: Baby You Can Drive My Car. Or Not
Welcome to FC&S Legal's third Insurance Coverage Law Quiz! Below are summaries of five cases discussed recently in the Case Law Developments column of FC&S Legal where the coverage question involved permission or not to drive a particular vehicle. Decide whether the courts ordered coverage or not. Answers appear Tuesday. Good Luck! Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Insured Who Faxed Complaints Did Not Properly Serve Insurers, Minnesota Appeals Court Rules
A Minnesota appeals court, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that an insured had not properly served a summons and complaint on her insurers when she faxed the complaint to two sheriff departments instead of personally delivering the complaint to the sheriffs — even though the sheriffs then personally served the insurers. Read More

Health Insurance
Blue Shield's Calls to Insureds' Cell Phones About Their Coverage Did Not Violate TCPA, California District Court Says
A federal district court in California has ruled that an insurer's pre-recorded calls to its insureds' cell phones regarding their insurance did not violate the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Read More

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Federal Actions

Senators Release Committee Report of Bipartisan Drug Pricing Investigation
U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), the chair and the ranking member of the Senate Aging Committee, have released a report on drug pricing entitled, "Sudden Price Spikes in Off-Patent Prescription Drugs: The Monopoly Business Model that Harms Patients, Taxpayers, and the U.S. Health Care System." Read More

FEMA Secures Reinsurance for NFIP
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has secured reinsurance for the National Flood Insurance Program effective January 1, 2017 through January 1, 2018. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "Courts Chip Away at Significant Construction Industry Coverage"  Read More

FC&S Legal Publishes "Evolving Cyber Concerns Create Gaps in Homeowners Coverage"  
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Argo Surety Names David Layman Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer of Contract Surety  
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XL Catlin Appoints a Chief Data Officer  
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Two of Three Consumers Would Switch Insurers to Get Discounts for Smart Home Devices, Study Finds  
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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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