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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, June 23, 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

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

Claims Resolution
Coverage Bid Was Doomed by Unreasonable Delay in Providing Notice, West Virginia's Top Court Rules
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has ruled that an insurance company was entitled to summary judgment in a coverage action where the insured had not provided timely notice of a claim as required by its insurance policy.   Read More

Professional Liability Insurance
Bankruptcy Court Order Authorizing Insurers to Settle Malpractice Suits Without Insured Doctor's Consent Stands
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has rejected a physician's challenge to a bankruptcy court's order authorizing his insurers to settle malpractice lawsuits without his consent.  Read More

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Automobile Insurance

House Proposal Would Federalize Autonomous Vehicle Regulation
Legislation proposed in the House of Representatives would prohibit states from regulating autonomous vehicles.   Read More

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

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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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Chubb Increases Terrorism, Political Violence, and War Insurance Capacity   
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Guardian Offers New Dental Insurance Plans   
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XL Catlin Launches New Contractors Pollution Liability Program   
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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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