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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, June 28, 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.


Homeowners Insurance
Lawsuit Asserting Fear That Unprotected Sex May Have Led to HIV and Hepatitis Wasn't Covered by Defendant's Insurance Policy
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California that a homeowners insurance carrier was not obligated to defend or indemnify its insured against a plaintiff's claims that she was in fear of contracting HIV and hepatitis because the insured had had contemporaneous, unprotected sex with multiple partners.   Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Coverage Under Homeowners Insurance Policy Required That Insured Actually Live at Insured Home, Second Circuit Says
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, reversing a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, has ruled that an insurer had no obligation to defend or indemnify its insured under a homeowners insurance policy where the insured did not reside at the insured home.   Read More

Environmental Liability
Pollution Exclusions Precluded Coverage of Lead Paint Damage in CERCLA Case
An appellate court in New York has ruled that pollution exclusions precluded insurance coverage of costs to clean up damage under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act where that damage had been caused by lead paint and lead emissions — even if they would not have precluded coverage of costs to clean up damage caused by lead paint alone.   Read More

Bad Faith
GEICO Must Face Bad Faith Suit Stemming from Claim Over Stolen Baseball Cards
An appellate court in Arizona has reversed a trial court's decision and ruled that an insured could proceed with his lawsuit against his insurer for bad faith stemming from, among other things, his claim for stolen baseball cards.  Read More

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Hong Kong Insurance Authority Starts Regulating Insurance Companies
The Hong Kong Insurance Authority has replaced the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, a government department, as the regulator of insurance companies.   Read More

Automobile Insurance
Report Highlights Marijuana Legalization's Impacts on Impaired Driving Systems
The National Cooperative Research and Evaluation Program has issued a report exploring the consequences on the impaired driving system of the legalization of marijuana.   Read More

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Munich Re America Creating Insurance to Enable Deployment of Low-Speed Autonomous Vehicles   Read More

Avis Partners with Waymo to Support Its Self-Driving Car Program   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "5 Developments Impacting Medical Marijuana in Workers Compensation"   
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Accenture Reduces U.S. Pension Obligations by $1.6 Billion   
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Aviation Insurance Clauses Group Publishes EU Contract Continuation Clause   
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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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