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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, April 21, 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.


Claims Resolution
Zillow Loses Bid for Insurance Coverage of $8.3 Million Judgment Stemming from Online Photo Infringement Suit
Zillow, Inc., was not entitled to insurance coverage for an $8.3 million judgment against it because it had not timely notified its insurer of the claim, a federal district court in Washington has ruled.  Read More

Professional Liability Insurance
Lawyer Who Failed to Forward Warning Letter to Malpractice Insurer Has No Coverage for Lawsuit That Followed
A letter to a lawyer that directed him to refer it to his professional liability insurance carrier gave the lawyer "a basis to reasonably expect a claim" and his failure to inform his insurer of the letter doomed his bid for coverage under his claims-made professional liability insurance policy of the malpractice action that subsequently was brought against him.   Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Glassblowing May Be an Art. But Policy Excluded Coverage for It As a Business, Vermont Supreme Court Rules
The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that a homeowner's part-time glassblowing activities constituted a "business" for purposes of an exclusion in his insurance policy, even if he thought of it as an "expensive art."   Read More

Superstorm Sandy
Even Third Parties' Tort-Based Claims Against Flood Insurer Were Preempted, N.J. District Court Rules in Superstorm Sandy Case
A federal district court in New Jersey has ruled that federal law preempted tort-based claims against a flood insurer asserted in a Superstorm Sandy coverage case by third parties, not only those claims brought by insureds.  Read More

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Health Insurance

N.Y. Fines Health Insurer $1 Million for Illegally Denying Contraceptive Coverage to Consumers
Excellus Health Plans, Inc., has been fined $1 million by the New York State Department of Financial Services for violations of New York Insurance Law.  Read More

Superstorm Sandy
FEMA to Pay 90 Percent of Costs to Repair Damage to Holland Tunnel Caused by Superstorm Sandy
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $229,627,041.30 in new federal funding to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to make repairs to 22 sites on the Holland Tunnel damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy.  Read More

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FC&S Legal Webinar: Cyber Insurance: Protecting Against Cyber-Related Losses   Read More

Auto Insurers Charging Higher Rates in Some Minority Neighborhoods, ProPublica and Consumer Reports Assert   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "For Big-Number Settlement Negotiations, Excess Insurers Cannot Take a Back Seat"   
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Goldberg Segalla Lawyers Edit Reinsurance Industry Deskbook   
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Four Law Firms Launch Insurance Law Global Network   
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Form Analysis
Conditions and Provisions—AAIS Homeowners


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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, Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, 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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