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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, May 23, 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
Restaurant That Allegedly Refused to Serve Person with Service Dog Loses Bid for Insurance Coverage of His Lawsuit
A federal district court in West Virginia has ruled that an insurance company did not have to defend a restaurant that was sued for allegedly refusing to serve a person with a service dog.  Read More

Workers Compensation
Worker Injured After Allegedly Making Anti-Gay Comments Is Denied Workers Comp Benefits
An appellate court in Louisiana has affirmed a decision by the Louisiana Office of Workers Compensation denying a workers comp claim by an employee injured after allegedly making anti-gay comments.   Read More

Workers Compensation
Iowa Supreme Court Expands First-Party Bad Faith
The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled in a workers compensation case that an insurance company can be held liable for first-party bad faith even without breaching a specific policy term.   Read More

Life Insurance
Federal Life Insurance Act Preempted Bad Faith Claim Against MetLife
A federal district court in Ohio has decided that the rules applicable to life insurance for federal employees preempted a bad faith claim under state law against the insurance carrier. Read More

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In the States

New General Counsel Appointed at California Department of Insurance
Ken Schnoll has been appointed general counsel of the California Department of Insurance.  Read More

Health Insurance
Omnicare Settles False Claims Act Case for $8 Million
The federal government and more than two dozen states have reached an $8 million settlement with Omnicare Inc. resolving allegations arising from a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act.   Read More

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Autonomous Vehicles Will Add US $81 Billion in New Premiums for Auto Insurers by 2025, Report Says   Read More

MetLife Expands Usage-Based Auto Insurance Program with an App   
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Everest Insurance Hires Keith Lavigne as Management & Professional Liability Leader   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Changing the Claims Process with Digitized Police Report Data"   
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New Analysis Shows Impact of Rising Temperatures on Insurance Claims for Wind Storms   
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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, Cope Ehlers, 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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