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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, July 23, 2015

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.


Automobile Insurance
Yes, You Can Cross-Examine an Expert in a P.I. Case about the Expert's "Substantial Connection" to the Insurance Industry, Alaska Supreme Court Holds
The Alaska Supreme Court, in a personal injury case resulting from a car accident, has ruled that the trial court had improperly prohibited the plaintiff from cross-examining the defendant's medical expert about his substantial connection to the insurance industry in an effort to prove bias. Read More

Life Insurance

New York Attorney Convicted in Massive Life Insurance Fraud and Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison Is, Now, Also Disbarred
A New York court has ruled that an attorney's felony conviction in Florida for mail fraud stemming from a massive life insurance fraud was sufficient to automatically disbar the attorney in New York. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Finding in Favor of Insurer, Jury Rejects Homeowners' Bid for $600,000 for Water Damage to Their Home
A Florida jury has rejected a couple's claim that they were entitled to $600,000 from their homeowner's insurance company for water damage to their residence, finding that the damage claimed by the couple had not been caused by water flowing from a water spout that had been left on overnight. Read More

Eye on the Experts
Massachusetts Appeals Court Adopts Two-Prong Continuity and Profit Motive Test to Determine Whether Business Pursuits Exclusion Applies Under Homeowners' Policy
This Eye on the Experts article discusses a recent decision by a Massachusetts appeals court that provided some much needed guidance on the "business pursuits exclusion" in a coverage dispute between a homeowners' insurer and a commercial liability insurer. Read More

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Superstorm Sandy

Flood Insurance Policyholders Have Until September 15 to Request that FEMA Review Their Superstorm Sandy Claims
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has set a September 15, 2015 deadline for policyholders with Superstorm Sandy claims to begin the intake process by either phoning the call center and speaking to a claims review specialist or downloading the claims review request form from the FEMA website and submitting it via email or by fax. Read More

In the States
Attorney Amy L. Parks Appointed Acting Nevada Insurance Commissioner
Amy L. Parks has been appointed Acting Nevada Insurance Commissioner by Department of Business and Industry Director Bruce Breslow. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "Eleventh Circuit Rules Under Alabama Law that Breach of Warranty Claims Constitute an 'Occurrence' and Coverage is not Barred by a General Liability Policy's Contractual Liability Exclusion" Read More

John A. Graniez Joins Murchison & Cumming's Insurance Practice Group 
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Former McCarter & English Insurance Attorney Mark D. Villanueva Joins Stradley Ronon Read More

Bermuda-Based Chinese Insurer Says It Is Launching Healthcare Insurance Product for the Chinese Market 
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Linda A. Mills Elected to AIG Board of Directors Read More

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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
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