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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, July 25, 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.


Automobile Insurance
Can Barebones Insurance Coverage Complaint Withstand Insurer's Motion to Dismiss? One Just Did in Connecticut
Despite recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court in Ashcroft v. Iqbal and Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly that might suggest otherwise, it still appears possible to have a relatively barebones insurance coverage complaint withstand an insurer's motion to dismiss. Consider a recent decision by a federal district court in Connecticut. Read More

Guy in a Gas Mask Broke into a Farmer's Insurance Office. His Bid for Leniency Did Not Go Well
An appellate court in California has rejected a criminal defendant's effort to reduce his felony conviction for burglarizing a Farmer's Insurance office to a misdemeanor under the state's Proposition 47. Read More

Is the Amount of a Self-Insured Retention the Most a Policyholder Ever Might Have to Pay? Well, There's This Thing Called Post-Judgment Interest
A federal district court in Michigan has issued a decision explaining whether a policyholder with a $2 million self-insured retention had to pay post-judgment interest on that amount, or whether that fell to its commercial excess liability insurer. Read More

Missouri Supreme Court Finally Rules That Federal Law Preempted State's Anti-Subrogation Law
After a dispute over federal preemption of Missouri's anti-subrogation law made two trips to the U.S. Supreme Court, and generated two decisions by the Missouri Supreme Court, the Missouri Supreme Court has issued its third decision in the matter. Read More

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In the States

What Bugs Consumers About Their Insurers? Here's What Missouri Found
What most upsets consumer about their insurance companies? There may be different answers in different states, but now we know how consumers feel in one state in particular. Read More

In the States
Georgia's Insurance Commissioner Passes on 2018 Re-Election Run
Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has announced that he will not seek re-election for a third term as Georgia's Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner. Read More

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GEICO Names Hank Nayden Vice President, General Counsel, and Legislative Counsel   Read More

PCI Hires Former Treasury Official as Vice President for Federal Policy
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FC&S Legal Publishes "HVAC Compressor Damage: Lightning or Wear and Tear?"  
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Ironshore Mergers and Acquisitions Unit Streamlines Product for Healthcare Regulatory Risks   
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Josh Nevin Named Chief Operating Officer for Hiscox USA   
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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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