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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, February 1, 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.


Automobile Insurance
Alabama Supreme: Insurer Did Not Have to Cover Implied Permissive Driver
The Alabama Supreme Court, observing that Alabama, "unlike the vast majority of states," does not have a statutory provision requiring auto insurers to cover implied permissive users, has ruled that an auto liability policy did not provide coverage for a user of an automobile who did not have the express permission of the owner or drivers covered by the policy. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Utah Supreme: Insurer Did Not Have to Cover Woman Who Admitted She Intentionally Drove Truck Off Road in Suicide Attempt
The Utah Supreme Court, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that a woman who admitted that she had attempted suicide by rolling her truck down an embankment could not recover under her insurance policy for her personal injuries or for damage to the truck. Read More

FC&S Legal Quiz 4: Answers
FC&S Legal Insurance Coverage Law Quiz 4: Answers to The Trump Cases
Here are the answers to FC&S Legal's most recent Insurance Coverage Law Quiz: The Trump Cases. The answers follow the summaries, repeated for your convenience. Our next quiz appears Thursday. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Motorcycle Was a Vehicle, and Excluded from State Farm Policy, Florida District Court Decides
A federal district court in Florida has ruled that a motorcycle was a vehicle under the terms of three automobile insurance policies and, therefore, that the motorcycle's owner was not entitled to uninsured or underinsured benefits under the policies for injuries he suffered in an accident. Read More

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Superstorm Sandy

Perth Amboy, N.J., Effectively Managed FEMA Grant Funds Awarded for Superstorm Sandy Damages, OIG Finds
The Office of Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security has determined that the city of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, effectively managed Federal Emergency Management Agency grant funds awarded for Superstorm Sandy damage. Read More

In the States
NAIC Names 2017 Consumer Liaison Representatives
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recently named 35 consumer liaison representatives for 2017. Read More

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Clyde & Co Acquires Insurance Lawyers and Launches in Chicago and Washington, D.C.  Read More

ACORD Names Nine New Directors to Board  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Recent Opinions Reinforce Standards on Legal Malpractice Cases"  
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Endurance's Shareholders Approve Acquisition by SOMPO  
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Mark Erickson Named Central Region Vice President of Liberty Mutual Benefits  
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Adjuster as Appraiser in Commercial Property Dispute


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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill, P.C.
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Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
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Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
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