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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, May 17, 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.


Workers Compensation
Pro Football Player Was Limited to Workers Comp for Brain Injury Claims, Louisiana District Court Decides They Cause
A federal district court in Louisiana has ruled that a professional arena football player could not assert intentional tort claims against the league stemming from concussions he allegedly had received but, rather, was limited to pursuing a workers compensation claim.  Read More

Workers Compensation
Workers Comp Policy May Be Rescinded Even After Claim Was Filed, California Court Rules
The California Court of Appeal has ruled that, as a matter of law, an insurer may rescind a workers compensation insurance policy even after a claim has been filed under the policy.   Read More

Workers Compensation
Oklahoma Court Affirms Employer's Right to Choose Injured Worker's Physician
An appellate court in Oklahoma has upheld a decision by the state's workers compensation commission authorizing an employer to direct an injured worker's treating physician even though a previously denied injury had been found compensable.   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

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In the States

NAIC Elects New Secretary-Treasurer
Members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners have elected South Carolina Insurance Director Raymond G. Farmer to fill the position of secretary-treasurer.  Read More

In the States
NY Begins Accepting Applications for Self-Driving Vehicle Tests
New York is soliciting applications from companies that want to test self-driving vehicles or autonomous driving technology within the state.   Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "7 Ways Auto Technology Is Impacting Insurance Coverage"   Read More

Prudential Names Phil Waldeck President and CEO of Prudential Retirement   
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Reinsurance Association of America Elects 2017-2018 Officers   
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Top 5 Personal Risks, According to the Travelers Risk Index   
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Thomas J. Grote Leads Banner Health-Aetna Joint Venture   
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Director, FC&S Legal
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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
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
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