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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, July 24, 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
The Other Side's Arbitrator Won't Agree on an Umpire? Here's What to Do
A decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York illustrates what parties to an arbitration can do when they have chosen their arbitrators, but the arbitrators have not been able to select an umpire. Read More

Automobile Insurance
When Can a Trial Judge Cut a Jury Award? Arizona Supreme Court Weighs in on Remittitur
The Arizona Supreme Court has issued a decision explaining when a trial court can reduce, or increase, a jury award, and what it should do to help its decision withstand an appeal. Read More

Insurer Can't Sue Electric Company in Subrogation, But There's Always the Public Utilities Commission
A federal district court in Ohio has dismissed an insurance company's subrogation action against an electric company, finding that the state's public utilities commission had exclusive jurisdiction over the insurer's claims. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Insureds' Alleged Negligence Was Not an Occurrence, 10th Circuit Says
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has ruled that alleged negligence by two insured contractors was not an occurrence for purposes of commercial general liability insurance policies, emphasizing that the underlying claimants had not demonstrated that the contractors had retained subcontractors who had been negligent — which potentially could have led to coverage. Read More

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Governments, Reinsurers, and Other Industries Set for First-Ever Ocean Risk Summit in Bermuda
Representatives of governments, the reinsurance industry, the finance sector, and other sectors will consider specific risks posed by changes in the world's oceans caused by climate change and other man-made impacts at a first-of-its-kind conference to be hosted in Bermuda in May 2018. Read More

Workers Compensation
7 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Hawaii Lose Workers Comp Coverage Over Criminal Liability Concerns
The Hawaii Employers' Mutual Insurance Company, a workers compensation insurance carrier, is canceling coverage for seven medical marijuana dispensaries in the state over concerns that it potentially faced "criminal liability" under federal law. Read More

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AIG Appoints Peter Zaffino as Global Chief Operating Officer   Read More

Pan-American Life Insurance Group Acquires Hola Doctor
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Chubb Appoints New Casualty Leadership for North America Major Accounts Division  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Hiring an Independent Appraiser? Here's What to Look For"   
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Brent Lombardi Joins National Real Estate Insurance Group as President   
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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, Norton Rose Fulbright
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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