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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, August 21, 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.


Commercial General Liability
Couple Who Allegedly Tripped After Rolling Stones Concert May Get What They Want: Insurance Coverage of Their Claims
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway against an insurance company for Global Live, Inc., seeking coverage of claims by a couple who allegedly tripped after attending a Rolling Stones concert.  Read More

Claims Resolution
Insurer That "Actively Deceived" Injured Woman and Her Attorney Must Pay $2.75 Million in Punitive Damages
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed a district court decision awarding an injured woman $2.75 million in punitive damages from an insurance company that had "actively deceived" the woman—and her attorney—into believing that no underinsured ("UIM") motorist benefits were available to her.   Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Guy Punches Someone in the Face on Purpose and Breaks His Jaw, But Says He Didn't Intend Any Injury. Insurance Coverage When He's Sued?
An appellate court in the state of Washington has ruled that a homeowners insurance policy did not cover a lawsuit against an insured who intentionally struck another person in the face with a closed fist several times, breaking his jaw, even if the insured claimed that he had not expected or intended to cause any injury.  Read More

Sexual Molestation Exclusion Precluded Coverage of Negligent Supervision Claim Against Mother for Son's Alleged Sexual Assault
A federal district court in Florida has ruled that an insurer had no duty to defend a mother sued for negligent supervision following her son's alleged sexual assault of a minor.   Read More

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Health Insurance

New York Bars Health Insurers from Discriminating Against, or Denying Coverage to, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals
The New York State Department of Financial Services has issued a circular letter indicating that health insurers may not deny claims for medical services because the insured does not present as the gender to whom the service is typically provided.  Read More

Alternative Risk and Captives
Connecticut Licenses First Health Care Liability Captive
Connecticut has licensed Keystone Indemnity Company, Ltd., as its first health care liability captive insurance company.  Read More

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The Standard and DMEC Survey Employers on Paid Family Leave Benefits   Read More

Chubb Appoints Alexander Wells to Lead Commercial Insurance Operations in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic Regions   
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XL Catlin Adds Commercial Bonds to Political Risk, Credit, and Bond Insurance Product   
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Fiat Chrysler, BMW Group, Intel, and Mobileye Agree to Develop Autonomous Driving Platform   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Regulating Unmanned Aviation and Transferring Risk"   
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Discovery of Deceased Tenant


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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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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