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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, April 25, 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 General Liability
When Does the Four-Corners Rule Apply? And When Doesn't It? A Wisconsin Appeals Court Explains
An appellate court in Wisconsin has issued a decision explaining when the four-corners rule applies, when it does not apply, and when a trial court may consider extrinsic evidence to determine whether insurance coverage exists.  Read More

Superstorm Sandy
Mortgagee Retroactively Added as Additional Insured Loses Bid for Superstorm Sandy Payments Insurer Previously Paid to Property Owner
A New Jersey appellate court has rejected a mortgagee's argument that an insurer that already had paid a property owner for a Superstorm Sandy claim also had to pay the mortgagee as a result of a retroactive amendment to the policy that added the mortgagee as an additional insured.   Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Exclusions in Village Trustee's Homeowners Policy Precluded Coverage of Mayor's Defamation Suit Against Her, Illinois District Court Rules
A federal district court in Illinois has ruled that exclusions in a homeowners insurance policy issued to a village trustee precluded coverage of a defamation lawsuit filed against the trustee by the village's mayor.   Read More

Commercial General Liability
Third Circuit Finds "Occurrence" Where Property Allegedly Was Damaged by Subcontractor's Faulty Workmanship
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that there was an "occurrence" under a commercial general liability insurance policy where property allegedly was damaged by a subcontractor's faulty workmanship.  Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Pennsylvania Names Insurance Fraud Fighter Award Winners
The Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority and the Pennsylvania Chapters of the International Association of Special Investigation Units have recognized the efforts of eight individuals with Fraud Fighter Awards for their roles in the investigation and prosecution of insurance fraud throughout the state.  Read More

Workers Compensation
26 Doctors, Pharmacists, and Business Owners Charged in Alleged $40 Million Workers Comp Fraud in California
Charges have been filed in California against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists, and business owners in what prosecutors characterized as a $40 million fraudulent medical billing and kickback operation.  Read More

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FC&S Legal Webinar Today at 1 PM: Cyber Insurance: Protecting Against Cyber-Related Losses   Read More

Artificial Intelligence Set to Transform Insurance Industry, But Integration Challenges Remain, Accenture Reports   
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Allied World North America Expands Risk Management Offerings to Include Drones Services   
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Consumer Group Warns of "Do It Yourself Claims Handling"   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Decisions Address Policy Exhaustion, Attorney Fees and Conformity Certificates"   
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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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