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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, April 25, 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.


Trial Strategy
Contesting Venue in the Context of an Insurance Policy's Forum-Selection Clause
A recent decision by a federal district court in Texas provides guidance on the application of forum non conveniens rules in insurance coverage litigation. Read More

Commercial Property

Water, Water, Every Where, and Though the Sump Pump Failed; Water, Water Every Where, and the Insurer Prevailed
A Massachusetts appellate court, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that an insurance carrier was not obligated to cover losses suffered by an insured dentist to her office after water from a weekend rainstorm flowed under her door when a sump pump malfunctioned. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
An Affair to Remember: When Husband Allegedly Pushed the Shoulder of Wife's Former Paramour and He Fell, Was It a Covered Occurrence?
An appellate court in Ohio, reversing a trial court's decision granting summary judgment in favor of an insurance carrier, has ruled that there was a genuine issue of fact as to whether a husband's alleged act of intentionally pushing the shoulder of his wife's former paramour, which led him to fall, was a covered occurrence under the husband's homeowner's insurance policy. Read More

Homeowners' Three Proofs of Loss, Plus "Detailed Estimate," Deemed Sufficient to Defeat Flood Insurer's Summary Judgment Motion
A federal district court in Louisiana has ruled that three proofs of loss filed by homeowners with their flood insurance company, plus a public adjustor's "detailed estimate of damages," were sufficient to constitute a proof of loss that complied with the Standard Flood Insurance Policy they had purchased. Read More

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Alternative Risk and Captives

Vermont's New Captive Insurance Legislation Becomes Law
Vermont has passed new legislation updating the state's captive law. The new law, which takes effect immediately, amends the reciprocal insurer section and creates a new "dormant" status for captives. Read More

Terrorism Risk Insurance

President's Working Group On Financial Markets Releases Terrorism Risk Insurance Report
The President's Working Group on Financial Markets has released its report and analysis to Congress on terrorism risk insurance. Read More

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Joseph P. Monteleone Joins Rivkin Radler Read More

Insurance Coverage Litigator Anna M. Piazza Is Named Shareholder at Anderson Kill 
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FC&S Legal Publishes Nelson Levine De Luca & Hamilton's Bad Faith Compendium: Ohio 
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Lorin M. Subar Joins The Willis Law Group as Senior Counsel 
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Ironshore Offers Enhanced Health Care Professional Liability Coverage 
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Form Analysis
The Continuous Injury Trigger and Progressive Injury Exclusions


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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
FC&S Legal Editorial Advisory Board
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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
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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