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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, August 16, 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.


How Prior Insurance Claims Helped Lead to an Arson Conviction
An appellate court in Colorado has rejected an appeal by a criminal defendant who had been charged with setting fire to his house and filing false insurance claims, concluding that the trial court had not erred by admitting into evidence his prior insurance claims to the same insurer.  Read More

Business Owners
In Pennsylvania, Faulty Workmanship = No Coverage
As numerous other courts applying Pennsylvania law have decided, a federal district court in Pennsylvania has ruled that allegations of faulty workmanship did not trigger coverage under an insurance policy.   Read More

Automobile Insurance
Third Circuit Rejects Risk Retention Group's Discrimination Claim Against N.J. Unsatisfied Claim and Judgment Fund
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey rejecting a risk retention group's lawsuit claiming that it had to be permitted to participate in New Jersey's Unsatisfied Claim and Judgment Fund.  Read More

Top 10
Top State Supreme Court Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments from FC&S Legal for July
Here are the top Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments by state supreme courts from FC&S Legal for July 2017.   Read More

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Federal Actions

Self-Driving Cars to Affect 1 in 9 U.S. Workers, Commerce Department Says
The expected introduction of autonomous, or "self-driving," vehicles promises to have a "potentially profound impact on labor demand," according to a paper by three economists with the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Read More

In the States
Delaware Governor Signs Bill Targeting Insurers' "Discriminatory Practices"
Delaware Governor John Carney has signed into law House Substitute 1 for House Bill 80.  Read More

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XL Catlin Introduces Enhanced Cyber & Technology Insurance Coverage in North America   Read More

Navigators Promotes Pat Milner to President of NavTech   
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Chubb Names Lawyer Lee Farrow Executive Vice President and Life Sciences Industry Practice Leader for North America   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "The Changing World of Cyber Liability Insurance"   
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Union Files Federal Labor Charges Against Anbang Insurance Group   
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Wisconsin Appellate Court Deems Statutory Noneconomic Damages Cap Unconstitutional


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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 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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