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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, August 17, 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.


Eighth Circuit Rules That Pollution Exclusion Precluded Coverage for Claim That Boat Engine's Release of Carbon Monoxide Caused Injuries
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, interpreting "arising out of" and "atmosphere" in a pollution exclusion, has ruled that a boat dealer was not entitled to coverage of claims stemming from the alleged release of carbon monoxide from a fishing boat's engine.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
N.H. Supreme Court Affirms That Exclusion Barred Motorcyclist's UIM Coverage Claim
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has affirmed a trial court's decision that an underinsured motorist exclusion in a business auto policy barred a motorcyclist's coverage claim.   Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Jury Awards $1.2 Million to Woman Who Claimed Railing's Failure Caused Her to Fall
A jury in upstate New York has awarded $1,238,000 to a woman who claimed that she was injured after the railing on the deck at her home failed while she was leaning on it, causing her to fall to the ground.  Read More

Insurance Fraud
Two Defense Lawyers Are Disqualified in Criminal Fraud Case Stemming from Insurance Claim Over Funeral Home Fire
A U.S. magistrate judge in Virginia has ruled that two defense lawyers had a conflict of interest and as a result could not represent a defendant in a criminal fraud case.   Read More

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In the States

Attorney Erica J. Bailey to Lead Maryland Insurance Administration's Compliance and Enforcement Unit
Erica J. Bailey has been named new associate commissioner for compliance and enforcement for the Maryland Insurance Administration.  Read More

In the States
Lawyer Joins Florida Office of Insurance Regulation as New Chief of Staff
Michael Yaworsky has been appointed the new chief of staff for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.  Read More

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10 Years After, Euler Hermes Assesses the Global Financial Crisis   Read More

Finance Chiefs' Pension Risk Transfer Motivations Revealed in New Research   
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Travelers Reports It Has Helped Injured Employees Cut Opioid Use by 30 Percent Since 2015   
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Farmers Insurance Begins Deploying Drones for Claims Assessments   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "The Future of Work in Insurance"   
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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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