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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, April 27, 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.


Environmental Liability
Pennsylvania Court Extends Asbestos Trigger Exception to Other Environmental Contamination Claims
A trial court in Pennsylvania has ruled that a nearly 25-year-old Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision that expanded the trigger of coverage with respect to asbestos bodily injury claims, holding that all "occurrence" policies from the date of exposure to the date of first manifestation had been triggered, was not limited to asbestos cases but, rather, also applied to other cases of latent environmental contamination.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Random Shooting by Man Driving Uninsured Car Did Not Entitle Victim to Uninsured Motorist Benefits, Kansas Court Rules
A person driving his vehicle who was shot by a man randomly shooting a gun from his uninsured vehicle could not recover uninsured motorist benefits from his own auto insurer, a federal district court in Kansas has decided.   Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Sneezing Driver Denied Fault for Rear-End Auto Accident
A defense verdict has been entered in a case in which a driver sued for negligence for rear-ending the plaintiff argued that he had not been negligent but, rather had sneezed, looked up, and saw that the plaintiff's car had come to a sudden stop.   Read More

Superstorm Sandy
5 Reasons a Jury Will Have to Decide Whether Emails Settled a Superstorm Sandy Claim Before Insured Brought Suit
A federal district court in New Jersey has ruled that a jury would have to decide whether an insured and its insurer had reached a settlement of the insured's Superstorm Sandy claim for wind damage to its property before the insured had filed its lawsuit.  Read More

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Health Insurance

N.Y. Bills Would Require Insurance Coverage for Colorectal Cancer Screening
Legislation has been introduced in New York that, if enacted, would require insurance companies to provide coverage for the diagnostic screening of colorectal cancer.  Read More

Federal Actions
MetLife, Citing Trump, Urges Court to Postpone 'Too Big To Fail' Ruling
MetLife Inc. has asked a federal appeals court to give the Trump administration time to review the government's process for designating "systemically important financial institutions."  Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "Website ADA Claims and the Potential Impact Upon the Insurance Industry"   Read More

Insurance Partner Lorelie S. Masters Joins Hunton & Williams   
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Thompson Hine Expands Insurance Practice with Two Senior Lawyers in New York   
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Gavin White Joins Wilson Elser's Miami Office   
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Grinnell Mutual Introduces National Reinsurance Program   
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Large Penalty for Refusal to Defend in Bad Faith


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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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