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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, July 12, 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.


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

Bad Faith
What’s Happening in State Supreme Courts: Bad Faith
A number of state supreme courts across the country recently have decided insurance bad faith cases. Here are some of the articles about those decisions published in the Case Law Developments column of FC&S Legal. 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

Homeowners Insurance
How Cell Phone Records Doomed an Insured’s Theft Claim
A federal district court in California has upheld an insurance company’s denial of its insured’s claim for the theft of his motor home, based in large part on his son’s cell phone records. 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

John Griffith-Jones to Leave FCA and PSR
John Griffith-Jones, chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority and the Payment Systems Regulator, has confirmed that he will leave both organizations at the end of his term of office, on March 31, 2018. Read More

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Chubb Appoints Gerard Butler Division President of Field Operations for North America Insurance  Read More

XL Catlin Launches New Contractors Pollution Liability Program  
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Zurich North America Restructures Commercial Insurance and Specialty Products Businesses  
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FC&S Legal Publishes “Fasten Your Seatbelt…As We Travel into the Safety Zone of the Ridesharing Landscape”  
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Liberty Appoints Hans Towler to Aviation Reinsurance Division  
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Risk and Insurance Considerations for Unmanned Aerial Systems


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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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