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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, May 19, 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.


Commercial General Liability
"Res Ipsa" Leads Massachusetts Appeals Court to Rule That Spoiled Scallops Were an Occurrence
An appellate court in Massachusetts, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that a seafood processing facility was entitled to insurance coverage for claims that nearly 60,000 pounds of scallops had spoiled while in its possession, even though the precise cause of the damage was unknown.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
New York's Top Court Upholds License Limits on Recidivist Drunk Drivers, Citing "Carnage" They Cause
New York's highest court, the New York Court of Appeals, has upheld limits imposed by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles on the ability of recidivist drunk drivers to regain their driver's license.   Read More

Workers Compensation
Pro Football Player Was Limited to Workers Comp for Brain Injury Claims, Louisiana District Court Decides
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

Claims Resolution
Why Did the Frozen Rice Spoil? Appeals Court Says More Discovery Is Needed to See If Insurance Covered the Loss
A Louisiana appellate court has reversed a trial court's decision granting summary judgment to an insurance company in an action seeking coverage for spoiled frozen rice, ruling that the plaintiff was entitled to additional discovery on the cause of the loss. Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Retired Judge Pleads Guilty for Role in Alleged $550 Million Social Security Disability Fraud
A former administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration has pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $550 million in Social Security disability payments for thousands of claimants.  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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10 Top "Trial Strategy" Articles from FC&S Legal   Read More

Top 5 Personal Risks, According to the Travelers Risk Index   
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Top Wedding Insurance Claims for 2016, According to Aon   
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Systemic Cyber Attacks Likely in 2017, with Financial Services, Power/Energy, and International Cyber Conflicts Key Concerns, AIG Study Finds   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Rulings Obtained by Preet Bharara Highlighted Insurance Fraud Problem"   
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
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