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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, March 23, 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.


One Policy Did Not Cover $5.2 Million Loss Because Thief Was Not an Employee, and Other Policy Did Not Cover the Same Loss Because Thief Essentially Was an Employee, Seventh Circuit Concludes
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled that a crime insurance policy did not cover an insured's $5.2 million loss because the thief was not an employee, and that a commercial property insurance policy did not cover the insured's $5.2 million loss because the thief, in practice, was an employee for purposes of an exclusion in that policy. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Insurance Adjuster May Not Be Held Liable for Negligence to Insured's Assignee for Work Performed on Insurer's Behalf, N.Y. Court Rules
A trial court in New York has ruled that an auto repair shop, as an insured's assignee, could not seek to hold an insurance adjuster employed by an insurance company liable for negligence for work the adjuster performed on behalf of the insurer. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Jury Rejects Plaintiff's Claim That He Slipped on Puddle at Pizzeria
An Illinois jury has ruled in favor of the defense in a case brought by a person who alleged that he had slipped and fallen on a puddle at a pizzeria in Morton Grove, Illinois. Read More

Commercial General Liability
No Advertising Injury Coverage Where Alleged Infringement Did Not Occur in Insured's Own Advertisements, Wisconsin District Court Decides
A federal district court in Wisconsin has ruled that a printer was not entitled to "advertising injury" coverage for a lawsuit alleging that it had infringed on a photographer's copyright where the suit did not allege that the printer's infringement had occurred in its own advertisements. Read More

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Federal Actions

US DOJ Probing Whether Big Insurers Overcharge Medicare, Qui Tam Suit Reveals
The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating allegations that some of the nation's largest health insurers are fleecing the government by overcharging Medicare. Read More

Health Insurance
Texas Bill Would Mandate Insurance Coverage for 3-D Mammograms
A bill pending in the Texas legislature would, if adopted, require certain health insurance plans to cover three-dimensional mammograms for women. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "Insurtech: Adapting to a New Way of Looking at Insurance"  Read More

XL Catlin Promotes Tim McMahon to Global Chief Underwriting Officer for Property Insurance  
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Argo Pro Launches Enhanced Line of Products and Four New Errors & Omissions Forms  
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Ironshore Hires 5 Lawyers to Expand Its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Unit  
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Six Insurance Coverage and Defense Lawyers Open Atlanta Office for Wilson Elser  
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Form Analysis
Broadened Home-sharing Host Activities Endorsement


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Director, FC&S Legal
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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
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
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
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