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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, August 7, 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.


Health Insurance
In Broad Ruling, D.C. Circuit Opens Door to Policyholders Suing Health Insurers for Data Breaches
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has reversed a district court decision and has ruled that policyholders had sufficiently alleged harm for purposes of Article III standing in a suit against their health insurer following a cyberattack in which their personal information allegedly was stolen.  Read More

Commercial General Liability
Synthetic Stucco Exclusion Broadly Interpreted by Wisconsin Appeals Court
An appellate court in Wisconsin has issued a decision giving a very broad interpretation of a synthetic stucco exclusion in a commercial general liability insurance policy.  Read More

Court Uses Deposition to Interpret "Regular Use" Exclusion in Auto Insurance Policy
A federal district court in Maine, relying in large measure on the deposition of the insured, has interpreted a "regular use" exclusion clause in an automobile insurance policy as precluding coverage for claims arising from the death of a pedestrian.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Attorney-Client Privilege Did Not Cover Lawyer-Estate Beneficiary Communications, Florida Court Rules in Insurance Coverage Fight
A federal district court in Florida has granted an insurance company's motion to compel disclosure of communications between a lawyer and the beneficiaries of an estate, finding that they were not protected by the attorney-client privilege.   Read More

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Automobile Insurance

NTSB Aims to Reduce Speeding-Related Crashes
The National Transportation Safety Board has released the results of its safety study on reducing speeding-related passenger vehicle crashes on the nation's roads.  Read More

In the States
San Diego Insurance Agent Charged in Alleged $1.1 Million Senior Investment Scam
San Diego insurance agent Shawn Heffernan has been arraigned on multiple felony grand theft and elder fraud charges.  Read More

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One in Eight U.K. Drivers Plan to Go Electric with Next Vehicle; One in Five Are Ready to Go Driverless   Read More

FC&S Legal Publishes "Buckle Up: Seat Belt Evidence Now Admissible"   
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Some Adults Do Not Always Using Seatbelts in Back Seat, Despite Severe Risks, IIHS Survey Finds   
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SBLI of Massachusetts Completes Conversion to Mutual Insurance Company   
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Susan D. Whiting Joins Kemper Corporation Board of Directors   
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Director, FC&S Legal
60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, Esq.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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John F. Finnegan, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
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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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