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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, January 30, 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 4
FC&S Legal's Insurance Coverage Law Quiz 4: The Trump Cases
Welcome to FC&S Legal's next Insurance Coverage Law Quiz! We provide summaries of five cases discussed in the Case Law Developments column of FC&S Legal where courts decided whether a public policy, a law, or one policy provision trumped another policy provision. You decide whether the courts found coverage or not. Answers appear Tuesday. Good Luck! Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Insureds' 86-Day Delay in Notifying Insurers of Alleged Theft Doomed Claim, Second Circuit Says
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, affirming a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, has ruled that insureds could not collect on a claim under their insurance policies where they had not notified their insurers of an alleged burglary for 86 days. Read More

Professional Liability Insurance
Insured's Settlement of Lawsuit Before Notifying Insurer Doomed Claim, Ninth Circuit Says
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, affirming a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, has ruled that a bank was not entitled to insurance coverage for its settlement of a lawsuit where it had not notified its insurer of the lawsuit until after it was settled. Read More

Virginia Law Did Not Preclude Insurer from Disclaiming Coverage for Damage to Plane Piloted by Person Not on Policy's Approved List, Fourth Circuit Decides
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, affirming a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, has ruled that an aircraft's owner could not recover from his insurer for damage that occurred while his aircraft was being piloted by someone not named and approved in the policy—notwithstanding a Virginia law that, he argued, voided that policy provision. Read More

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Health Insurance

Cigna Agrees to Eliminate Policies Barring Coverage for Testing of Psychiatric Conditions
Cigna has reached a settlement agreement with the New York State Attorney General's office under which Cigna will eliminate a written ban on coverage for claims for neuropsychological testing of psychiatric conditions and autism spectrum disorder. Read More

In the States
National Insurance Producer Registry Appoints New Board Members
There are three new members of the board of directors of the National Insurance Producer Registry. Read More

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Names Susan A. Stone General Counsel of Risk and Insurance Services  Read More

Allstate Names Sidley Austin as First Recipient of General Counsel's Excellence in Diversity Award  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Court Upholds Concurrent Cause Doctrine in Win for Property Policyholders"  
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Brit Launches Yacht Consortium  
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Standard Chartered Bank and Allianz Reach 15-Year General Insurance Partnership in Asia  
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Expenses Incurred to Minimize Loss Should Be Covered


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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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