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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, March 7, 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.


Product Liability Coverage
Product Liability Plaintiffs Are Entitled to New Trial Where Ford Had "Concealed" Its Insurance Policies, Georgia Supreme Court Rules
The Georgia Supreme Court has affirmed a trial court's decision granting an "untimely" and "extraordinary" motion for a new trial by plaintiffs in a product liability lawsuit against Ford Motor Company after the trial court found that Ford had concealed its product liability insurance coverage during the trial proceedings, which had resulted in a jury verdict for Ford. Read More

Life Insurance

Divorced Wife Fails in Lawsuit against Insurer over Life Insurance Policy Surrendered by Her Ex-Husband Before His Death
An appellate court in California has affirmed a trial court's decision rejecting the lawsuit filed against a life insurance company by a divorced wife (and her children) after she discovered that her former husband had surrendered a life insurance policy before his death notwithstanding that their divorce decree had obligated him to maintain the policy for her benefit and the benefit of the children. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Cheerleader Injured in Gymnastics Class Entitled to Coverage under Insurance Policy's "Practice Session" Provision, Eighth Circuit Affirms
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, affirming a district court's decision, has ruled that a student cheerleader who was injured during a university gymnastics class was entitled to coverage for his injuries under an insurance policy that covered student cheerleaders who were injured during cheerleading practice sessions. Read More

Commercial Property
Bailee's Theft Claim Was a First-Party Property Claim, Fifth Circuit Holds
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled that a bailee's claim that property it was transporting had been stolen was a first-party property claim, thus subject to the Texas Anti-Technicality Statute and the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims law. Read More

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Health Insurance

New York Bill Would Mandate Insurance Coverage for Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Dependency
A bill pending in the New York State Senate would mandate insurance coverage for the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse and dependency. Read More

In the States

Vermont Legacy Insurance Management Act Becomes Law
The Vermont Legacy Insurance Management Act has been signed into law by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. Read More

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Lawyer Analyzes New York Court of Appeals' New K2 Decision  Read More

Winter of 2014 Expected To Be One of the Top 5 Costliest Since 1980 
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Insurance Recovery Litigator Paul L. Langer Joins Quarles & Brady's Chicago Office 
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Warren E. Buffett Praises Ajit Jain – His Heir Apparent? – in Annual Letter to Shareholders 
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FC&S Legal Publishes Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton's Bad Faith Compendium: Massachusetts 
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Form Analysis
Railroad Protective Liability Insurance


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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
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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