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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, August 22, 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.


Superstorm Sandy
Is FEMA's Superstorm Sandy Review Process Working? At Least One Homeowner Says No
A homeowner from Long Island is suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency, various agency officials, and Wright National Flood Insurance Company, seeking payment of his Superstorm Sandy claim through the agency's Superstorm Sandy Claims Review process.  Read More

Environmental Liability
Key Omission in Asbestos Complaints Leads to Ruling in Favor of Insurance Coverage
A Rhode Island state court has ruled that Travelers Casualty & Surety Company had a duty to defend Textron, Inc., against seven asbestos-related personal injury lawsuits filed in Rhode Island where the complaints did not specify when the alleged injuries had occurred and they potentially they had taken place during the policy periods.   Read More

Environmental Liability
Oregon Law Blocks Non-Settling Insurers' Contribution Action Against Settling Insurers
An Oregon appellate court has ruled that an Oregon law blocked a contribution action by insurers that had not settled with their insured—the operator of a scrap metal business that was the subject of an environmental cleanup action—against insurers that had settled.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
GEICO Defeats False Arrest Claim by Woman Injured in Car Accident
A federal district court in Georgia has rejected a lawsuit against an insurance company for false arrest, malicious prosecution, and negligence brought by a woman who had been injured in a car accident with a person insured by the insurance company.   Read More

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In the States

That Call from the Connecticut Insurance Department? It May Be Phishing
Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade is advising people to be wary of a phone caller who identified herself as a Connecticut Insurance Department employee and who is asking people for their insurance information.  Read More

Superstorm Sandy
Owners of Home Improvement Companies Allegedly Bilked N.J. Homeowners After Superstorm Sandy
An Ocean County, New Jersey, couple has been indicted by a New Jersey state grand jury for allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from more than 20 victims who hired the couple's home improvement companies to repair or rebuild their homes after Superstorm Sandy.  Read More

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Nationwide Commits Over $100 Million to Next Generation of Insurance and Financial Services   Read More

Navigators Hires Jim Rhyner to Run Navigators Pro   
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Travelers Completes Acquisition of UK-Based Simply Business   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Smoothing a Rough Road: Understand the Drivers of Commercial Auto Insurance Costs"   
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Nick Metcalf Hands Over Reins of Liberty Specialty Markets to Matthew Moore   
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Dog Bite Not Covered Under Personal Auto Policy


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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, Esq.
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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