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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, June 14, 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.


Top 10
10 Top "Trial Strategy" Articles from FC&S Legal
Here are 10 Top "Trial Strategy" articles published in the Case Law Developments column of FC&S Legal.   Read More

Homeowners Insurance
How Cell Phone Records Doomed an Insured's Theft Claim
A federal district court in California has upheld an insurance company's denial of its insured's claim for the theft of his motor home, based in large part on his son's cell phone records.   Read More

Homeowners Insurance
How "Significant and Unexplained Misrepresentations" About Alleged Burglary Permitted Insurer to Void Policy
A federal district court in California has ruled that an insurance company could void a homeowners insurance policy based on the insured's "significant and unexplained misrepresentations" about an alleged burglary at his home — notwithstanding his alleged "memory problems" stemming from a previous "brain injury."   Read More

Automobile Insurance
Woman Hit by Car After Parking Her Vehicle Was Not "Using" or "Operating" Her Vehicle
A New Jersey appellate court has ruled that a woman struck by a car after parking her insured vehicle was not entitled to personal injury protection benefits because her vehicle was not being "used or operated" at the time she was injured.  Read More

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Insurance Fraud

A Lawyer, Judge, and Psychologist … All Stand Convicted in $600 Million Social Security Disability Fraud. (The Lawyer's Still on the Lam)
A federal jury in Lexington, Kentucky, has convicted a clinical psychologist for his role in a Social Security disability fraud scheme that included a former Social Security Administration administrative law judge and a lawyer who referred to himself as "Mr. Social Security."   Read More

Life Insurance
California Insurance Broker Guilty of Theft from Widow's Insurance Policy
Gary Thornhill has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and mail fraud in connection with a scheme to steal more than $1 million from a client's trust account.   Read More

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W. R. Berkley Forms Berkley International Fianzas México S.A. and Berkley International Seguros México S.A.   Read More

Debra Goldberg Joins Sapphire Blue   
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MetLife Expatriate Benefits Rebrands as MetLife Worldwide Benefits   
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Guardian Launches New Whole Life Insurance Product   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Homeowner Insurance Abuse Needs to Be Addressed"   
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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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