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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, June 15, 2016  

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.


Attorney’s Fees
What’s an Insurer’s In-House Counsel Worth?
In an insurance coverage dispute between two insurance carriers, a federal district court in New York was asked to determine whether to value one insurer’s in-house counsels’ services based on their annual salaries or based on the hourly rate that would be paid to outside counsel for similar legal services. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Judge Censured for Ex Parte Communications with Judge Handling Her Coverage Case Against Her Insurer
A New York judge who twice contacted the judge handling her coverage case against her insurance company – once on the phone and once in writing, both times while represented by counsel – has been publicly censured by the State of New York Commission on Judicial Conduct. Read More

Case Study
Why a Bad Faith Claim Was Dismissed Not Just Once, But Twice
A federal district court in Pennsylvania has dismissed – for a second time – a bad faith claim brought against an insurance carrier for allegedly failing to pay an insured’s claim in a decision that highlights the allegations needed for a bad faith claim to withstand a motion to dismiss. Read More

Eye on the Experts
No Coverage for the Sale of Counterfeit Goods
This Eye on the Experts article discusses a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that the advertising injury provisions of a standard general liability policy do not obligate an insurer to indemnify its insured for damages resulting from the insured’s sale of counterfeit goods. Read More

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In the States

New General Counsel and Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs Named for Ohio Insurance Department
Amanda Baird is the new general counsel and Allison Conklin has been named assistant director of legislative affairs for the Ohio Department of Insurance. Read More

Life Insurance
Woman Pleads Guilty to Scamming Insurance Company for $2 Million Life Insurance Payout
Irina Vorotinov has pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company of more than $2 million in life insurance proceeds by falsely claiming that her former husband had died. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes “2015 Excess and Surplus Lines Laws: Vermont” Read More

Dave Pauly Named New CEO of Canal Insurance Company 
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Aspen Insurance Names Mike Toppi as Global Head of Surety Risk and Paul Sanders as Global Head of Credit & Political Risk  
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Zurich Reshapes and Names Executive Committee Members  
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PCI Issues New Report on Medical Cost Shifting from Workers Compensation Opt-Out Systems  
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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, Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, 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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