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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, February 21, 2014

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.


Professional Liability Insurance
New York's Top Court Vacates K2 Investment Ruling
New York's highest court, the New York Court of Appeals, has vacated its decision in K2 Investment Group, LLC v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co., which held that American Guarantee & Liability Insurance Company's breach of its duty to defend barred it from relying on policy exclusions, and now has agreed with American Guarantee that it erred in K2-I by failing to take account of a controlling precedent, Servidone Const. Corp. v Security Ins. Co. of HartfordRead More

Commercial Auto

New York's Highest Court Finds Insurer's Disclaimer in Noncooperation Case Was Timely, Reversing Ruling In Favor of Underlying Plaintiffs
New York's highest court, the New York Court of Appeals, has reversed a decision by an intermediate appellate court against an insurance company, ruling that the insurer's disclaimer for noncooperation had been timely. Read More

Workers Compensation
Workers Comp Law May Bar Contribution and Indemnity Action Although Employer Had Hired Undocumented Aliens, New York’s Highest Court Rules
New York’s highest court, the New York Court of Appeals, has ruled that an employer that allegedly hired undocumented aliens in violation of federal law did not lose the benefit of a provision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Law limiting the ability of a third party to assert contribution and indemnity claims against the employer. Read More

Superstorm Sandy
Over 800 Superstorm Sandy Coverage Cases Are Pending in the Eastern District of New York
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, which sits in Brooklyn, New York, and on Long Island, has over 800 insurance coverage-related cases pending that stem from Superstorm Sandy, which hit the area at the end of October 2012. Read More

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In the States

Legislators Across the Country Are Proposing Bills to Fight Insurance Fraud
A number of legislators from states across the country are proposing bills that they believe would cut down on insurance fraud. Read More

Homeowners Insurance

Tennessee Bills Would Change Insurance Coverage of Sinkhole Losses and Subsequent Structural Repairs
Bills have been introduced in the Tennessee House and Senate that would make various changes concerning insurance coverage of sinkhole losses and subsequent structural repair. Read More

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Hank Greenberg's Starr Investment Holdings Leads $4.4 Billion Acquisition of MultiPlan  Read More

FC&S Legal Publishes Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton's Bad Faith Compendium: Georgia  
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Shipman & Goodwin Lands 8 Insurance Attorneys from Drinker Biddle & Reath  
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IronPro Introduces Network Security and Privacy Breach Coverage for Lawyers Professional Liability Program  
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Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyer Steve Schwartz Joins Chaffetz Lindsey as a Partner  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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FC&S Legal Editorial Advisory Board
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Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
John F. Finnegan, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Michele L. Jacobson, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Donald S. Malecki, Malecki, Deimling, Nielander &
Associates, LLC
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.
D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Tressler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
Jerold Oshinsky, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres &
Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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