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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, July 27, 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.


Homeowners Insurance
So, What's a Leak?
A little bit of dripping water is a "leak." But can the volume ever be too much for the drip, drip, drip to be something other than a leak for purposes of an exclusion in a homeowners insurance policy? A Michigan appellate court recently explained.  Read More

Claims Resolution
Key Phrase in Accident Policy Was Ambiguous, Eighth Circuit Rules. It Then Upholds Insurer's Interpretation
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has ruled that a key phrase in a blanket accident insurance policy was ambiguous. It then upheld the insurer's interpretation.  Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
$43 Million Jury Award to Plaintiff Who Said Absence of Stop Signs in Front of Wal-Mart Store Was Dangerous
A woman who was hit while walking in a Wal-Mart parking lot has been awarded over $43 million by a Texas jury.  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

Social Security OIG Warns Public About Scam Targeting Eric Conn's Former Clients
Gale Stallworth Stone, the Acting Inspector General of Social Security, has warned citizens about a phone scheme allegedly targeting former clients of Kentucky attorney Eric C. Conn.  Read More

Insurance Fraud
National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against 412
In the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, 412 individuals have been charged across 41 federal districts for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes involving approximately $1.3 billion in false billings.  Read More

View All Legislative/Regulatory Developments
Beazley Secures Authorization for Dublin-Based Insurance Company   Read More

CNA Names Robert Thomas SVP for Worldwide P&C Claims   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Recent Legislative, Regulatory Amendments Pertaining to Auto Insurance: Part I"   
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Trisura Group Announces U.S. Specialty Insurance License   
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AGIA and Securian to Provide Insurance Benefit Programs for Associations   
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Disability Benefits are not Considered Marital Property and not Subject to Equitable Division in Divorce


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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
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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