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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, August 1, 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.


Superstorm Sandy
In Superstorm Sandy Case, N.Y. Trial Court Finds 2 Policies Ambiguous as to When Insured Had to Sue
A trial court in New York, in a Superstorm Sandy insurance coverage case, has refused to dismiss an insured's lawsuit against his insurance carrier as untimely, finding that both of his insurance policies were not at all clear as to the time by which he had to file a lawsuit against the insurer.  Read More

Superstorm Sandy
Negligence Suit Against Insurance Broker Over Superstorm Sandy Losses Moves Forward
A New York trial court has ruled that a negligence lawsuit brought by commercial property owners against an insurance broker for losses caused by Superstorm Sandy may proceed, denying the broker's summary judgment motion.  Read More

Jewelry Store's Gross Negligence Claim Falls to Alarm Company's "We Are Not an Insurer" Form
A New York trial court has dismissed claims brought by a jewelry store against its alarm company based on the waiver and limitation of liability provisions in the contract the store signed with the alarm company.  Read More

Commercial General Liability
Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy Didn't Cover Bodily Injury from Auto Accident
A federal district court in California has ruled that a commercial general liability insurance policy did not cover claims of bodily injury allegedly resulting from an automobile accident.  Read More

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Federal Actions

Senators Question Whether Carl Icahn Had Contacts with FSOC Members Regarding AIG's Designation
Two senators have written a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in his role as chair of the Financial Stability Oversight Council requesting information on whether Carl Icahn has communicated with any council members as the council considers whether to reverse the designation of American Insurance Group as a systemically important financial institution.  Read More

Health Insurance
Pharmacy Owner and Marketer Charged in Connection with Alleged Health Insurance Fraud
The owner of Penitas Family Pharmacy a/k/a/ Riverside Pharmacy in Texas and a marketer employed by the pharmacy have been indicted in connection with an alleged scheme to defraud Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.  Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "Court of Appeals Curbs Coverage for 'Additional Insureds'"   Read More

Munich Re US Launches New Drone Insurance Product   
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Global Specialty Reinsurer AXIS Capital Acquires Novae   
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XL Catlin Appoints Sonja Ochsenkuehn as Head of Global Programs   
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James Kent to Lead Willis Re as John Cavanagh Announces His Retirement   
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Allstate Must Defend Husband of Insured after Shooting of his Wife's Lover


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Director, FC&S Legal
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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 US 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
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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