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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, June 20, 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.


Bad Faith
How GEICO Managed to Overturn a $30 Million Insurance Bad Faith Award — At Least for Now
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has reversed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida awarding an insurance bad faith plaintiff $30 million based on a state court jury's determination of damages in an underlying uninsured/underinsured motorist breach-of-contract action.   Read More

Bad Faith
Allstate Loses Bid to Overturn $14 Million Insurance Bad Faith Verdict
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld an approximately $14 million bad faith judgment against Allstate Indemnity Company.   Read More

Bad Faith
Insurer Fails in Challenge to Nearly $1 Million Bad Faith Judgment
A federal district court in Washington has rejected an insurer's challenge to an approximately $1 million bad faith judgment awarded to its insured after a jury trial.   Read More

Bad Faith
Louisiana Appeals Court Rejects Third Party Claimant's Statutory Insurance Bad Faith Action
An appellate court in Louisiana has reversed a trial court's decision permitting a third party claimant to assert a bad faith claim against an insurance company, finding that the claimant had no cause of action under La.R.S. 22:1973(A) and had proven no act under La.R.S. 22:1973(B) to permit a bad faith claim to proceed.  Read More

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Insurance Fraud

FBI May Charge Others for Helping Fugitive Social Security Lawyer Eric Conn Escape Home Detention
Family members and associates of Eric Conn, the Kentucky lawyer who called himself "Mr. Social Security" and who is now a fugitive, may face criminal charges, according to the FBI.   Read More

Workers Compensation
N.Y. Bill Would Require Some Workers Comp Insurers to Provide Advance Notice to Policyholders of Large Premium Increases
The New York legislature has passed a bill that would require insurance carriers to provide conditional renewal notices to workers compensation policyholders when the premium will increase more than 10 percent upon renewal with an affiliated insurance company under common control with the previous insurer.   Read More

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Are Insurers to Blame for Health Care's Problems?   Read More

AIG, IBM, Standard Chartered Deliver First Multinational Insurance Policy Powered by Blockchain   
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Former Insurance Information Institute President Mechlin D. Moore Dies at 87   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "5 Exotic Contents Claims Cases"   
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Grange Insurance Offers Gap Coverage for Uber and Lyft Drivers   
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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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