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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, August 3, 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
Neighbor v. Neighbor Complaint Triggered Insurer's Duty to Defend, N.Y. Federal Court Rules
A federal district court in New York has ruled that an insurance company's duty to defend its insureds had been triggered by a complaint filed against its insureds by their neighbors.  Read More

Commercial General Liability
In Florida, Stolen Property Is "Property Damage" for Insurance Coverage Purposes
A federal district court in Florida has ruled that stolen property was "property damage" for purposes of an insurer's duty to defend its insured.  Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Woman Who Claimed Vision Was Impaired by Eyelash Extension Glue Reaches Settlement
A woman who claimed that she went to a nail spa for eyelash extensions and suffered an eye injury has settled her lawsuit against the spa.  Read More

Commercial General Liability
Second Circuit Case Shows Why It's Important If Exclusion Says "The," "A," or "Any" Named Insured
A decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, interpreting an employer's liability exclusion in a commercial general liability insurance policy, highlights the significance of an exclusion's use of the words "the," "a," and "any" in connection with the term "Named Insured."   Read More

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Insurer Insolvency

N.J. Insurance Department Acts to Balance Costs of American Network Insurance Company's Liquidation and Provide Options for N.J. Policyholders
The commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance has taken action in conjunction with the New Jersey Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association to address certain issues caused by the insolvency of American Network Insurance Company, a Pennsylvania insurer that sold long term care insurance policies in New Jersey.  Read More

Workers Compensation
N.Y. Transport Company Owners Plead Guilty for Failing to Secure Proper Insurance
Kenneth Cohn, Sharon Cohn, and Yellow Medi-Van and Taxi, Inc., have pleaded guilty to various insurance law and related charges in upstate New York.  Read More

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Birmingham Lawyer Jennifer Busby to be Honored by ABA's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section   Read More

GEICO Names Jonathan Shafner Deputy General Counsel   
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Homeowners Trapped by Repeated Flooding Under National Flood Insurance Program, NRDC Says   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Marine Insurance: Tech Improves Safety But Overreliance Causes Concerns"   
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Ironshore International Appoints Global Chief Operating Officer   
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Increased Water Bill and Commercial Property Policy


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Director, FC&S Legal
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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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