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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, June 27, 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.


Attorney's Fees
Can Insured Discover Insurer's Attorney Billing Info? No, Texas Supreme Court Decides
The Texas Supreme Court, in a multidistrict litigation involving allegations of underpaid homeowners insurance claims, has ruled that a party's attorney billing information ordinarily was not discoverable.   Read More

Employment Practices Liability
Insurer's "Duty to Defend" Did Not Require It to Prosecute Insured's Affirmative Counterclaims, Massachusetts Top Court Says
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has ruled that where an insurance policy provided that the insurer had the "duty to defend any claim" initiated against the insured, the insurer's duty to defend did not require it to prosecute affirmative counterclaims on behalf of its insured.   Read More

Automobile Insurance
Oregon Supreme Court Ruling Is Roadmap for Insurers to Block Attorneys' Fees in UM Cases
The Oregon Supreme Court has issued a decision exploring the "safe harbor" in uninsured motorist cases that allows an insurer to take steps to avoid having to pay attorneys' fees to an insured who has sued and recovered more than the amount tendered by the insurer.   Read More

Automobile Insurance
Delaware Supreme Court Rejects Contention That Attorney's Email Was "Not an Offer That Could be Accepted"
The Delaware Supreme Court has rejected a personal injury plaintiff's argument that an email its attorney sent to the defendant's counsel was not an offer that could be accepted, finding that, in fact, the parties had reached a binding agreement to settle their lawsuit for policy limits.  Read More

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Federal Actions

Brock Long Takes Over as New FEMA Administrator
After last week's Senate confirmation vote of 95-4, Brock Long has been officially sworn in as administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.   Read More

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Designated as Canada's Resolution Authority
The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation has been formally designated as the resolution authority for Canada's largest banks.   Read More

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Aon Appoints Andy Marcell as President of Aon Benfield   Read More

SUNZ Insurance Company Promotes Karen Bolinder to Chief Operating Officer   
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Can Self-Driving Cars Completely Eliminate Auto Deaths?   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Are Courts Narrowing Access to Coverage in the Construction Industry?"   
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China Re Creates China Reinsurance Catastrophe Research Center   
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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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