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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, May 25, 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
Husband Who Killed Ex-Stepfather-in-Law Could Not Rely on Insurance for Defense Against Ex-Mother-in-Law's Wrongful Death Suit
A man who stabbed his former stepfather-in-law to death was not entitled to coverage from his insurer for the wrongful death lawsuit brought against him by his ex-mother-in-law.  Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Husband Who Claimed Wife Shot Him Could Not Recover Damages Under Homeowners Insurance Policy
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has ruled that a husband who claimed that he moved out of his home days before his wife shot him could not recover his medical expenses and other damages under his homeowners insurance policy.   Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Claim That Job Offer Was Rescinded Due to Pregnancy Is Settled for $100,000
A company that allegedly withdrew a job offer to a woman when it learned that she was pregnant has settled the allegations for $100,000.   Read More

Automobile Insurance
Insured's Failure to Inform Auto Insurer of His New Golf Cart Doomed Bid for Coverage of Accident That Led to Person's Death
A federal district court in Indiana has ruled that an automobile insurer was not obligated to cover damages stemming from an accident involving a golf cart where the owner had not informed the insurer of his purchase of the golf cart within 30 days as required by the auto policy.  Read More

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In the States

W.R. Berkley Entities in $12 Million Settlement with California Department of Insurance
W.R. Berkley Corporation entities and operating units have reached a $12 million settlement with the California Department of Insurance.  Read More

In the States
Pension Advance Company Issues Refunds and Forgives $6.3 Million in Debt
A pension advance company has issued refund checks totaling $541,835, and has forgiven more than $6.3 million in loans, for retirees it allegedly deceived.   Read More

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Three Major Auto Insurers Usually Charge Higher Prices to Good Drivers Previously Insured by Smaller, Non-Standard Insurers, Report Says   Read More

NJM Insurance Group Promotes Mitchell A. Livingston to General Counsel   
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Ironshore Appoints Russell Fisher to Lead Political Risk and Trade Credit Lines   
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Berkley Insurance Names Two Claims Counsel   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Reauthorization of the NFIP Could Expand Flood Coverage"   
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Condo Owner Injured in a Slip and Fall, Is He an Insured


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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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