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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, March 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.


Superstorm Sandy
N.J. District Court Refuses to Dismiss Insured's Superstorm Sandy Suit for Failure to Timely File Proof of Loss
A federal district court in New Jersey, in a Superstorm Sandy insurance coverage case, has denied an insurer's motion for summary judgment on the ground that the insured homeowner had not timely filed a proof of loss as required by his flood insurance policy. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Fighting About Costs in an Insurance Coverage Case? This Is for You
A federal district court in Florida has issued a decision that explains how to calculate and prove recoverable costs in an insurance coverage case.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Michigan Court in Insured's Coverage Action Rules That Insurer's Subpoena to Third-Party Health Care Provider Violated HIPAA
A federal court in Michigan, in a coverage case seeking no-fault auto insurance benefits, has quashed a subpoena issued by an insurer to a third-party health care provider after finding that the subpoena did not comply with the "privacy rule" under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Read More

Insurer Had No Duty to Defend Insureds Sued for Fraudulent Mortgage Modification Scam, According to California District Court
A federal district court in California has ruled that an insurance company did not have to defend insureds who were sued for allegedly engaging in a fraudulent mortgage modification scam. Read More

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Automobile Insurance

What Do Autonomous Vehicle Accident Reports Tell Us? Here's What FC&S Legal Found
FC&S Legal has reviewed accident reports involving autonomous vehicles to see what caused the accidents and what lessons can be learned from them. Read More

Superstorm Sandy
FEMA Decides Not to Claw Back Millions in Superstorm Sandy Aid Already Spent by Long Island Town of North Hempstead
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has decided that millions of dollars in federal Superstorm Sandy aid should not be clawed back from the Long Island town of North Hempstead despite an inspector general report recommending that these funds be recovered. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "Significant Changes May Be Ahead for P&C Insurance with Republican President and Congress"  Read More

Brad Gow to Assume New Role of Global Cyber Product Leader at Endurance  
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W. R. Berkley Corporation Names Christopher R. Rourke President of Berkley North Pacific  
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Neon Launches Marine and Offshore Construction Consortium  
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XL Catlin Introduces Kidnap, Ransom, and Extortion Coverage Option for General Aviation Insurance Program  
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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
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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