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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, March 14, 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.


Commercial Property
A Shooting at a Night Club, an Injured Woman Asserts Negligence, and a Court Permits Her Bid for Insurance Coverage to Proceed
A federal district court in South Carolina has ruled that a plaintiff's complaint against a night club asserting that she had been shot in both legs created a "possibility" that the plaintiff's alleged injury was not excluded from coverage by the assault and battery exclusion in the insurance policy that had been issued to the night club.  Read More

Employer Liability
Friendly Fire, a Police Office Is Shot Dead, and a Widow Is Denied Insurance Coverage
An appellate court in Colorado has ruled that an employer's liability insurance policy issued to a city did not cover a Section 1983 municipal liability claim that arose when a police officer accidentally shot and killed another officer while both were on duty. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
A Wedding, a Murder-Suicide by Gunshots, and a Surviving Son Is Denied Insurance Coverage
A federal district court in Indiana has ruled that a homeowners insurance policy issued to a person who shot and killed the woman he had just married did not cover claims by the woman's estate, or by her son.  Read More

Homeowners Insurance
A Woman Is Shot Dead, the Shooter Is Convicted of Murder, and Her Parents Are Denied Insurance Coverage
A federal district court in Indiana has ruled that the "violation of law" exclusion in a homeowners insurance policy precluded coverage for a couple's claims that the insured had shot and killed their daughter, given his subsequent murder conviction.  Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Preet Bharara, Fired as Manhattan U.S. Attorney, Battled Wall Street, Government Corruption — and Insurance Fraud
Preet Bharara, who was fired as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, fought Wall Street and government corruption — and insurance fraud and other insurance-related crimes. His work and prominence led Mr. Bharara to appear in FC&S Legal: The Insurance Coverage Law Information Center more often over the years than any other federal prosecutor. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Arizona Bill Eliminating Non-Deductible Auto Glass Insurance Coverage Appears Dead
A proposal by Arizona State Senator Karen Fann (R-Prescott) to eliminate the requirement that automobile insurance companies provide glass coverage without a deductible appears to be dead. Read More

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The Hartford Identifies 100 U.S. Cities with Highest Fire Risk  Read More

Locke Lord Adds Nigel Montgomery as Consultant in London  
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Berkley Program Specialists Appoints New Chief Claims Officer  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "New York State's Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation"  
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AIG's President Peter Hancock Resigns  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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Mitchell J. Auslander, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Carrie Cope, Cope Ehlers, P.C.
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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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