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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, June 6, 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
Competitor's Failure to Allege Disparagement of Own Product Doomed Insured's Bid for "Advertising Injury" Coverage
A federal district court in Florida has ruled that an insurer owed no duty to defend or indemnify its insured under its policy's "advertising injury" coverage provisions where the insured was sued by a competitor over its advertising but the competitor did not allege that the insured had disparaged the competitor's products.   Read More

Claims Resolution
Plaintiff Could Not Sue U.S. Postal Service in Tort for Failing to Deliver Computer, but She Might be Able to Recover the Insurance — It's $50
A federal district court in New York has ruled that a plaintiff who claimed that the U.S. Postal Service had not delivered a laptop she sent by Priority Mail could not sue in tort. The district court said, however, that she might be able to assert a breach-of-contract claim to recover the insurance on her package: $50.   Read More

Automobile Insurance
Insurer's Conditional Letter Was Not a Consent to Arbitration
An appellate court in Oregon has ruled that a letter an auto insurer sent to its insured was not a consent to arbitrate a dispute over the amount of uninsured/underinsured motorist benefits to which the insured was entitled.   Read More

Bond Insurance
Assured Guaranty Challenges Puerto Rico's "Illegal Diversion of Special Revenue Bond Collateral"
Two bond insurance subsidiaries of Assured Guaranty Ltd. have filed an adversary complaint challenging what Assured Guaranty characterized as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico's "illegal diversion of special revenue bond collateral" securing the payment of bonds issued by the Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority.  Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Lawyer Pled Guilty to Huge Social Security Fraud. Now, He's a Fugitive
A lawyer who referred to himself as "Mr. Social Security," and who recently pled guilty in federal court in Kentucky for his role in what prosecutors characterized as a scheme to fraudulently obtain $550 million in federal disability payments from the Social Security Administration for thousands of claimants, has disappeared a month before he was due to be sentenced.  Read More

Workers Compensation
Former U.S. Postal Service Employee Guilty of Workers Compensation Fraud
A former U.S. Postal Service employee, Ricardo Rivera-Ortiz, has been found guilty on all counts of fraud associated with the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Workers Compensation Program.   Read More

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NJM Insurance Group Names New Chief Underwriting Officer, Announces Other Promotions   Read More

Swiss Re Capital Markets Structures and Places US $125 Million Catastrophe Bond for N.Y. MTA Subsidiary   
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British Drivers Top Global Survey Claiming Best Behavior Behind the Wheel   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Your Cyberinsurance Policy May Cover Less Than You Think"   
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Michael D. Price Is Elected to The Hanover's Board   
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Class Action Status has been Awarded against Allstate in Medical Examination Cases


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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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John F. Finnegan, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
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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
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