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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, June 8, 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
Yahoo Loses Bid for Insurance Coverage of Claims Its Text Messages Invaded Plaintiffs' Privacy
A federal district court in California has ruled that a commercial general liability insurance policy did not cover lawsuits against Yahoo! Inc. alleging that it had invaded the plaintiffs' privacy when it sent them unsolicited text messages.   Read More

Health Insurance
Medicare Advantage Organization and Former COO to Pay $32.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
Freedom Health Inc., a Tampa-based provider of managed care services, and its related corporate entities have agreed to pay $31,695,593 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by engaging in illegal schemes to maximize their payment from the government in connection with their Medicare Advantage plans.   Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Insurer Settles with Plaintiff Who Claimed Defendant Fell Asleep at the Wheel
An insurance company has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle claims brought by a woman who alleged that she had been injured when the insured driver fell asleep while driving and hit her car.   Read More

Health Insurance
Mother May Proceed with Suit Over Denial of Insurance Coverage for Child's Gender Reassignment Surgery
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has reinstated, in part, a lawsuit brought by a mother who had been denied insurance coverage for medications and surgery for her son after he had been diagnosed with gender dysphoria.  Read More

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Workers Compensation

10 Attorneys and Six Others Charged in California in Alleged Workers Comp Insurance Referral Scheme
Ten attorneys and six others have been charged in California in an alleged multi-million dollar workers compensation insurance referral scheme that exploited persons in predominantly Spanish-speaking communities.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
As Teen Traffic Deaths Spike, States Awarded New Grants
With teen driver deaths increasing, The Governors Highway Safety Association and Ford Driving Skills for Life have awarded state highway safety offices in Georgia, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, and New York $74,000 in funding to support teen safe driving activities.   Read More

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Anthony Andersen Is New Professional Liability Claims Manager at Berkley Alliance Managers   Read More

FC&S Legal Publishes "Westworld, Skynet … There Might Be Insurance for That!"   
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Canal Insurance Company Appoints New CEO   
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Preventable Deaths Increase During Summer Months, National Safety Council Says   
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The Standard Brings Back 2-for-1 Match for Employee Charitable Giving   
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill, P.C.
Richard D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
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