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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, July 19, 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.


Florida Supreme Court Limits Equitable Subrogation Actions Against Subsequent Tortfeasors
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a party that has had a judgment entered against it was not entitled to seek equitable subrogation from a subsequent tortfeasor when it had not fully satisfied the judgment. Read More

California Appeals Court Further Expands Reach of "Professional Services" Exclusion
An appellate court in California has issued a decision in a case stemming from a massive explosion at a pipeline owned by Kinder Morgan, Inc., that further expands the reach of the "professional services" exclusion in commercial general liability insurance policies. Read More

Absolute Pollution Exclusion Precluded Coverage for Claims That FDA-Regulated Medication Had Contaminated Pork Producer's Feed
A federal district court in Minnesota has ruled that a pollution exclusion in a commercial general liability insurance policy precluded coverage of claims that a medication regulated by the Food and Drug Administration had contaminated feed for a pork producer's swine. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Plaintiffs Saw a UM Coverage Gap, But Maine's Supreme Judicial Court Did Not
The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine has ruled that plaintiffs who received $2.1 million for injuries suffered in an automobile accident were not entitled to recover underinsured motorist payments from two other insurance policies. Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Clinical Psychologist and Owner of Psychological Services Centers Sentenced for Roles in $25 Million Psychological Testing Scheme Carried out Through Eight Companies in Four States
Two owners of psychological services companies, one of whom was a clinical psychologist, have been sentenced for their involvement in a $25.2 million Medicare fraud scheme carried out through eight companies at nursing homes in four states in the Southeastern United States. Read More

In the States
New York Launches Online Re-Licensing for Agents and Brokers Seeking to Return to Insurance Business
The New York State Department of Financial Services has launched a new online application process for the re-licensing of agents and brokers whose original licenses have been expired for more than two years. Read More

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Extreme Cyber-Attack Could Cost as Much as Superstorm Sandy, Research Suggests   Read More

FC&S Legal Publishes "When Contents Claims Require Specialists"
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Chubb Names Ross Bertossi Vice President of Global Underwriting  
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The Hanover Expands Coverages for Educational Institutions   
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Root Insurance Partners with Lyft for Rental Coverage   
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California's FAIR Plan Policy Isn't So Fair


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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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