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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, July 13, 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.


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

Disability Benefits
Disability Benefits Were Non-Marital Property Not Subject to Equitable Division in Divorce, Georgia Supreme Court Rules
The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that disability benefits issued pursuant to an insurance policy after the insured had been catastrophically injured were non-marital property and were not subject to equitable division when the insured and his wife divorced. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
$300,000 Settlement of Claims That Drunken Driver Ran Red Light, Causing Accident
A family’s claims that a drunken driver ran a red light and caused an accident have been settled for $300,000. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Sick Man Who Fell Out of Parked Car While Engine Was Running Was Not in “Motor Vehicle Accident”
A driver who got sick while driving, pulled over, put his vehicle in park, kept the engine running, opened the door, fell out, and was injured was not entitled to personal injury protection benefits because this did not amount to a “motor vehicle accident,” an appellate court in Washington has ruled. Read More

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Federal Actions

Connected Cars: The FTC/NHTSA Agenda
The Federal Trade Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced the agenda for their joint workshop on the consumer privacy and security implications of connected cars, to be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Delaware Bill Would Raise Minimum Auto Insurance Levels for First Time in Nearly 35 Years
The Delaware legislature has passed House Bill 114. If signed into law by the governor, it would increase the mandatory bodily injury and property damage coverage limits in motor vehicle liability insurance policies for the first time since 1983. Read More

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Randal J. Freitag to Oversee Life Insurance Business at Lincoln Financial Group  Read More

AXIS Insurance Appoints Meghan Anzelc to Lead New Data and Analytics Unit  
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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Names Kelly Perry Head of Surety Claims  
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FC&S Legal Publishes “Environmental Insurance: A Tale of Two Markets?”  
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Guardian Offers New Dental Insurance Plans  
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Collapse of Hydraulic Platform Attached to Building a Covered Loss


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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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