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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, May 10, 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.


Claims Resolution
Insurer's Settlement Offer of Policy Limit That Did Not Include Post-Judgment Interest Was Not Improper, Massachusetts Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in Massachusetts has ruled that an insurer had not engaged in unfair settlement practices when, after an excess judgment had been entered against its insured, it offered to settle for the policy limit without including post-judgment interest.  Read More

Claims Resolution
Insurer Could Reject Settlement Offer That Left Open Potential Claim Against Insured, 11th Circuit Rules
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that an insurance company had not acted in bad faith by refusing to accept a settlement offer that left unresolved a potential claim against its insured.   Read More

Environmental Liability
Premise Pollution Policy Did Not Exclude Costs Eligible for Coverage Under Remediation Cost Containment Policy, Kansas District Court Rules
A federal district court in Kansas has ruled that an endorsement to a premise pollution liability insurance policy did not preclude coverage of costs eligible for coverage under a remediation cost containment policy issued by the same insurer.   Read More

Claims Resolution
TPA That Allegedly Failed to Make a Prompt, Fair, and Equitable Settlement Offer May Have a Multi-Million Dollar Problem in Massachusetts
A federal district court in Massachusetts has denied a third-party administrator's summary judgment motion in a case asserting that it had not made a "prompt, fair, and equitable" offer to settle claims arising from the death of a 92-year-old woman in a nursing home. Read More

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Workers Compensation

Florida Legislature Fails to Enact Workers Comp Bills
Proposed changes to Florida's workers compensation laws in light of recent decisions by the Florida Supreme Court will not be enacted this year as the Florida Senate has adjourned without passing either House Bill 7085 or Senate Bill 1582.  Read More

In the States
California Welcomes Insurtech Startup Slice to Insurance Market
The California Department of Insurance has welcomed Slice Insurance Technologies, an insurtech company offering on-demand, short-term insurance coverage, to the California marketplace as a surplus lines broker.  Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "Insuring Against Design Failures and Professional Risks"   Read More

XL Catlin Boosts Available Terrorism Insurance Limits in U.S.   
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New Report Highlights Challenges and Reform Options for National Flood Insurance Program   
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Global Insurance Industry Set to Grow More Strongly by 2018   
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Generali Global Corporate & Commercial Unveils Alternative Risk Program for U.S. Multinational Casualty Clients   
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Increased Water Bill and Commercial Property Policy


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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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