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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, June 15, 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.


Automobile Insurance
What's Happening in State Supreme Courts with: Auto Insurance
A number of state supreme courts across the country recently have decided auto insurance coverage cases. Here are some of the articles about those decisions published in the Case Law Developments column of FC&S Legal.   Read More

Automobile Insurance
Sick Man Who Fell Out of Parked Car While Engine Was Running Was Not in "Motor Vehicle Accident"
A driver who got sick while driving, pulled over, put his vehicle in park, kept the engine running, opened the door, fell out, and was injured was not entitled to personal injury protection benefits because this did not amount to a "motor vehicle accident," an appellate court in Washington has ruled.   Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Snow-Tuber Assumed Risk of Injury, Course's Operator Argued in Obtaining Defense Verdict
A jury has ruled that the operator of a snow-tube course in New York was not liable for injuries suffered by a woman who alleged that she had been ejected from her snow tube and injured.   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

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Superstorm Sandy

Nearly Five Years After Superstorm Sandy, Bipartisan Bill to Extend NFIP Would Make Significant Changes to Policies and Claims Process
Nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy, bipartisan legislation has been introduced to extend the National Flood Insurance Program for six years that, if enacted, would significantly alter standard flood policies and the claims process.   Read More

Insurance Fraud
Three-Quarter House Director in N.Y. Charged with Defrauding Medicaid Through Use of Kickback Scheme
The director of a three-quarter house in New York has been charged with defrauding Medicaid.   Read More

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More Than Half of Midsize SUV Headlights Tested Rated Marginal or Poor   Read More

Beth A. Vecchioli Joins Insurance Regulatory Practice at Carlton Fields   
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The Hanover Enters the Pennsylvania Personal Lines Insurance Market   
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The Hartford Names Robert Paiano Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Here's How Self-Driving Cars Are Already Impacting Cities and Towns"   
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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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