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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, July 21, 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

Commercial General Liability
Subcontractor's Alleged Negligence Was "Occurrence," Seventh Circuit Says
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, affirming a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, has ruled that a subcontractor's alleged negligence was an "occurrence" for purposes of a commercial general liability insurance policy. Read More

Fire Insurance
Son's Arson Didn't Bar Parents' Recovery No Matter What Exclusion Said, Seventh Circuit Holds
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, affirming a district court's decision, has ruled that an intentional acts exclusion in a homeowners insurance policy conflicted with the Illinois Standard Fire Policy and, as a result, did not preclude parents from recovering for damage suffered after their son intentionally set fire to their home. 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
Texas Department of Insurance Seeks Applicants for Prior Authorization Advisory Committee
The Texas Department of Insurance is looking for people to serve on the committee that advises the insurance commissioner on development of a standard prior authorization form for prescription drug benefits. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "Now You See It (Now You Don't?) - Recent Insurer Efforts to Void Coverage Based on New York Rescission Law"   Read More

Extreme Cyber-Attack Could Cost as Much as Superstorm Sandy, Research Suggests
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The Institutes Form Blockchain Consortium for Risk and Insurance Industry  
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Warren Buffett Donates Berkshire Hathaway Shares Valued at $3.17 Billion to Charity   
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The Hanover Expands Coverages for Educational Institutions   
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
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