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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, February 9, 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.


Workers Compensation
Workers Comp Insurer's Right to Inspect Premises Did Not Create Duty to Protect Employee from Asbestos Exposure, Louisiana District Court Says
A federal district court in Louisiana has ruled that a workers compensation insurance company that had the right to inspect its insured's premises and otherwise involve itself in workplace safety did not have a duty to protect its insured's employees from exposure to asbestos. Read More

Exclusion Barred Coverage of Asbestos Claim Against Former Employer, Pennsylvania District Court Declares
A federal district court in Pennsylvania has ruled that two insurance companies were not obligated to defend or indemnify their insured, a roofing company, in connection with a lawsuit alleging injuries due to the plaintiff's exposure to asbestos while employed by the insured. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Funeral Procession Crash Sparked Dispute Over Liability
An Illinois jury has decided the liability of two drivers involved in an accident involving a funeral procession. Read More

Commercial General Liability
South Carolina Supreme: Insurer's "Generic" Reservation of Rights Letters Failed to Adequately Reserve Right to Contest Coverage of Actual Damages
The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that an insurer's reservation of rights letters were ineffective as "generic statements of potential non-coverage" coupled with "cutting-and-pasting" sections of the commercial general liability insurance policies it had issued.  Read More

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In the States

Authorities Charge Legal Funding Company with Scamming 9/11 First Responders and NFL Concussion Victims
Authorities have alleged that RD Legal Funding, LLC, two related entities, and the companies' founder and owner deceived 9/11 first responders with cancer and other illnesses and football players with brain injuries out of millions of dollars by luring them into costly advances on settlement payouts with lies about the terms of the deals. Read More

Automobile Insurance
California Insurance Department Says Auto Insurance Fraud Ring Has Been Dismantled
Detectives and investigators with the Urban Auto Insurance Fraud Task Force of the California Department of Insurance have alleged that more than three dozen people ran an automotive insurance fraud ring that netted them $560,492. Read More

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Philadelphia Insurance Companies Names James Decker as Senior Vice President of Underwriting  Read More

James Hobson Appointed CEO of Attune, Data-Enabled Company Established by AIG, Hamilton Insurance, and Two Sigma  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Why Expert Witnesses Can Be Critical in Coverage Litigation"  
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Argo Group Closes Ariel Re Acquisition  
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Trey Reynolds Joins AXA to Lead U.S. Life Insurance Sales  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
FC&S Legal Editorial Advisory Board
Mitchell J. Auslander, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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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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