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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, February 8, 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.


Superstorm Sandy
Neither Policy's Flood Exclusion Nor Its Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause Warranted Dismissal of Insured's Breach of Contract Claim in Superstorm Sandy Case, N.Y. Trial Court Rules
A New York trial court has ruled that neither the flood exclusion nor the anti-concurrent causation clause in a general liability and commercial property insurance policy warranted dismissal of a breach of contract claim brought by a property owner against its insurer for damages allegedly resulting from Superstorm Sandy. Read More

Superstorm Sandy
In Superstorm Sandy Case, N.J. District Court Rules That Mortgagee's Post-Loss Assignment of Mortgage Did Not Include Rights to Flood Insurance Proceeds
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has ruled, in a Superstorm Sandy coverage case, that an assignee of a mortgage on property insured under a standard flood insurance policy could not collect on the policy for a loss that predated the assignment. Read More

FC&S Legal Quiz 5: Answers
FC&S Legal Insurance Coverage Law Quiz Answers to: A Shot Rings Out
Here are the answers to FC&S Legal's most recent Insurance Coverage Law Quiz: A Shot Rings Out. The answers follow the summaries, repeated for your convenience. Our next quiz appears Thursday. 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

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In the States

Illinois Insurance Department Levies $560,000 Civil Forfeiture Against California-Based Zenefits
The Illinois Department of Insurance has reached an agreement with YourPeople, Inc., d/b/a Zenefits FTW Insurance Services providing that the California-based human resources software and insurance brokerage company will pay a civil forfeiture of up to $560,000 to settle allegations that it violated Illinois insurance law. Read More

In the States
Doug Ommen Is New Iowa Insurance Commissioner
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has appointed Doug Ommen of Ankeny, Iowa, as insurance commissioner. Read More

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Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative Now Boasts 15 Members  Read More

John R. Cox, Founding Chairman of ACE Limited, Has Died  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "How Will Legislators Crack Down on Storm-Claims Fraud in 2017?"  
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FC&S Legal Publishes “For Insureds and Insurers, Complex Disputes Are Best Left to the Courts”  
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Julianna Muir Promoted to Senior Vice President, Head of Strategy and Innovation, at Hamilton  
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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.
Richard D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
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