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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, June 19, 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.


Exclusion Applied to All Earth Movement, Not Just to "Natural" Earth Movement, Michigan Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in Michigan, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that an earth movement exclusion in a businessowners insurance policy applied to all earth movement, and not just to "natural" earth movement.   Read More

"Broad" Earth Movement Exclusion Doomed Claim for Damage Due to Falling Rock, Colorado Court Says
A federal district court in Colorado has ruled that a "broad exclusion" for earth movement in a homeowner's insurance policy precluded coverage for damage that resulted when a large rock detached from a cliff and struck and damaged the insured home.   Read More

Top 10
Top 10 State Supreme Court Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments from FC&S Legal for May
Here are the Top 10 Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments by state supreme courts from FC&S Legal for May 2017.   Read More

Commercial General Liability
Insurer Had to Defend Environmental Suit Alleging Foul Odors from Recycling Plant
An appellate court in New York, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that an insurer had to defend an environmental tort action that, among other things, alleged that foul odors emanated from a recycling plant.  Read More

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In the States

John Finston, Former California Department of Insurance General Counsel, Joins Drinker Biddle
John Finston, most recently chief deputy commissioner and general counsel for the California Department of Insurance, has joined Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP as a partner residing in the firm's San Francisco office.   Read More

Insurance Fraud
Medical Supply Company Owner Charged in N.Y. with Stealing Over $1 Million from Medicaid
Kester Atumonyogo and his company have been charged with billing Medicaid and a Medicaid managed care organization for an expensive nutritional formula while supplying patients with a lower-priced substitute and stealing over $1 million in the process.   Read More

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The Standard Launches Guaranteed Standard Issue Income Protection Product   Read More

Chubb Increases Terrorism, Political Violence, and War Insurance Capacity   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "The $15 Trillion Unmet Life Insurance Need and How to Solve It"   
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Lata Reddy Elevated to Chair of The Prudential Foundation   
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XL Catlin Extends Global Property Insurance Capacity   
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Director, FC&S Legal
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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
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
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