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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, April 26, 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.


Homeowners Insurance
5 Rules of Insurance Bad Faith, According to the Texas Supreme Court
The Texas Supreme Court has issued a decision setting forth five rules about statutory bad faith under the state's Insurance Code.  Read More

Asbestos Exclusion in 30-Year-Old Excess Insurance Policies Was Not Ambiguous, Third Circuit Rules
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that the phrase "arising out of asbestos" in an exclusion in 30-year-old excess insurance policies was not ambiguous and excluded coverage for losses related to raw asbestos as well as for losses related to asbestos-containing products.   Read More

Professional Liability Insurance
For Yet a Fourth Time, N.Y. Trial Court Rules Against Insurers in Bear Stearns Coverage Battle
For the fourth time over many years of litigation, a New York trial court has ruled against insurance companies in an insurance coverage action seeking to determine whether the insurers must indemnify for Bear Stearns' monetary settlement of Securities and Exchange Commission and New York Stock Exchange investigations and related private litigation arising out of Bear Stearns' alleged facilitation of late trading and deceptive market timing.   Read More

Claims Resolution
It's Only April, and State Supreme Courts Already Have Decided Over Three Dozen Insurance Coverage Cases This Year
State supreme courts have issued more than three dozen significant decisions on insurance coverage already this year.  Read More

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Automobile Insurance

Autonomous Vehicle Testing Gets Green Light in N.Y.
New York's new budget waives a law prohibiting driverless vehicles, in a move that Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes will help power up a new industry in the state.  Read More

Health Insurance
N.Y. Tells Health Insurers They Must Cover Office Visits That Include Medical Marijuana Certification Among Other Healthcare Services
The New York State Department of Financial Services has issued guidance to health insurers indicating that they must provide coverage for office visits for covered services, including those that may result in a medical marijuana certification, as long as the visit was not solely for the purpose of the certification.  Read More

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Starbucks Offers Critical Illness Insurance Plan for Employees' Parents—In China   Read More

HDI Global Insurance Company Strengthens Its U.S. Engineering Lines and Construction Division   
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Julie F. Kadnar Named Divisional President of Great American Insurance Group   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Managing Risk in Construction Accidents: Why Your Investigation is Key"   
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Zurich Completes Acquisition of Cover-More to Become Top Three Global Travel Insurance Provider   
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate 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
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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