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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, February 28, 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.


An Immigrant's Story
From the Fields of Mexico to a Landmark Idaho Supreme Court Ruling on a Disabled Worker's Compensation Rights
This is the story of how Rodrigo Rodriguez, who was born in Mexico and who worked in the fields there as a young child, and who later immigrated to the United States, just litigated a landmark workers compensation issue before the Idaho Supreme Court — and won.  Read More

Superstorm Sandy
No Coverage for Property Undamaged by Superstorm Sandy Even If It Had to Be Replaced to Work with Property Damaged by Sandy, N.J. District Court Rules
A federal district court in New Jersey has ruled that homeowners were not entitled to coverage for property that had not been damaged by Superstorm Sandy even if that property needed to be replaced to work with property that had been damaged by Sandy. Read More

Superstorm Sandy
Calling Insurer's Expert's Report in Superstorm Sandy Case "Speculation," N.Y. Appeals Court Upholds Decision Denying Insurer's Summary Judgment Motion
An appellate court in New York has affirmed a decision denying an insurance company's summary judgment motion in a Superstorm Sandy case, finding that the insurer had not demonstrated that all of the damage to the insured's premises had been caused by flood waters, an excluded cause. Read More

Superstorm Sandy
N.J. District Court Dismisses Homeowner's Claim That Mortgagee Bank Failed to Force-Place Flood Insurance on Property Damaged by Superstorm Sandy
A federal district court in New Jersey has dismissed a homeowner's complaint against his mortgagee bank seeking damages for the bank's alleged failure to purchase or force-place flood insurance on the mortgaged property, which had been damaged by Superstorm Sandy.  Read More

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Title Insurance

FinCEN Renews Real Estate "Geographic Targeting Orders" in Effort to Identify High-End Cash Buyers in Six Major Metropolitan Areas
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has renewed existing Geographic Targeting Orders that temporarily require U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind shell companies used to pay "all cash" for high-end residential real estate in six major metropolitan areas. Read More

Health Insurance
State Regulators Persuade Anthem to Offer Credit Freeze to Minors Impacted by 2015 Cyber Attack
At the request of state regulators, Anthem has agreed to offer a special minor credit freeze program to parents and legal guardians of minors whose information was involved in the 2015 cyber attack against the company. Read More

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Firefighters See Jump in Cancer Rates, and Expanded Insurance Coverage, Washington Post Reports  Read More

First Superstorm Sandy. Now, Long Island's Coastal Homeowners Face up to 18 Percent Jump in Flood Insurance Costs  
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A Glowing Message About Berkshire Hathaway, and the U.S. Economy, from Warren Buffet  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "The High Price of Legal Malpractice Claims"  
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GEICO Names Troy Penry Assistant Vice President of Claims  
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Director, FC&S Legal
60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
FC&S Legal Editorial Advisory Board
Mitchell J. Auslander, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Carrie Cope, Cope Ehlers, P.C.
Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
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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