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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, May 9, 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
Sexting Teacher Loses Bid for Insurance Coverage for Student's Lawsuit Against Him
An Oklahoma teacher who had requested and had received nude pictures of a student via text messages was not entitled to have his homeowners insurance company defend him in a civil lawsuit the student later brought against him, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has ruled.  Read More

Superstorm Sandy
Week-Long Power Outage Caused by Superstorm Sandy Entitled Business Owner to $2,500 Insurance Payout, N.J. Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in New Jersey, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that a business that was closed for a week after Superstorm Sandy knocked out power was entitled to recover $2,500 from its insurance company.   Read More

Superstorm Sandyy
Insurance Broker Had No Duty to Provide Insured with Quotes for Higher Flood Limits, N.J. Appeals Court Rules in Superstorm Sandy Case
An appellate court in a Superstorm Sandy case has ruled that, in the absence of a "special relationship," an insurance broker had no duty to provide a commercial property owner with quotes for higher flood insurance policy limits.   Read More

Health Insurance
9th Circuit Reinstates Suit Asserting That AARP's Medigap Policy Violated California Insurance Law
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reinstated a complaint alleging that AARP, through its arrangement with UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company for "Medigap" health insurance, is transacting insurance without a license in violation of the California Insurance Code. Read More

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Health Insurance

N.Y. Healthcare "Helpline" Recovered Nearly $3 Million in 2016
A healthcare "helpline" offered by the New York State Attorney General's office investigated and resolved nearly 3,000 consumer complaints during the past year, saving or returning approximately $3 million in health care expenses to consumers, according to a recent report.  Read More

Health Insurance
"Medicare Mileage" Fraud Lands Husband in Prison
Gerard and Suzanne Dengler, of Tyler, Texas, who previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud, have been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison and five years of probation, respectively.  Read More

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Autonomous Vehicles Would "Hurt Our Auto Insurance Business," Warren Buffett Says   Read More

Unprecedented Volatility Adds Urgency and Complexity to Old Risks, Aon Survey Finds   
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Carroll, McNulty & Kull and Kennedys Agree to Merge   
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Patricia Noonan Joins Wilson Elser in Chicago   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Reaffirming Authority for Judicial Scrutiny of Insurance Company Bail Bonds"   
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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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