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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, August 29, 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.


Suit Alleging Spa's Foot Bath Injured Customer Was Not Covered by Insurance
An appellate court in Pennsylvania, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that the professional service exclusion in a spa's insurance policy precluded coverage for claims that a customer had been injured after receiving a foot bath.  Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Waived Conditions Precedent Were Not Resurrected When Claim Was "Reopened," Florida Appeals Court Says
An appellate court in Florida, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that an insurance company that failed to demand that its insureds comply with conditions precedent to recovery under their policy when it denied their claim could not ask them to do so when they asked that their claim be "reopened."   Read More

Automobile Insurance
Appellate Ruling That Two Policy Numbers Were Only One Policy Costs Georgia Plaintiffs $500,000
A Georgia appellate court has reversed a trial court's decision and has ruled that an automobile insurer had issued one policy with $500,000 in uninsured motorist benefits and not two policies each with $500,000 in such benefits, even though the insurer had issued two separate policy numbers.  Read More

Workers Compensation
Workers Comp Covered Cost of Guardian and Conservator for Brain-Injured Worker, Idaho's Top Court Rules
The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that an employer and workers compensation insurer must pay the cost of a guardian and a conservator for a claimant who suffered a severe, traumatic brain injury as a result of an industrial accident that left him unable to care for himself.   Read More

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Superstorm Sandy

Citing Superstorm Sandy, Senators Ask FEMA to Extend Proof of Loss Deadline for Louisiana Flood Victims
U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy have asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend the September 1, 2017 deadline for National Flood Insurance Program policyholders to file a proof of loss for claims due to the Louisiana Great Flood of 2016.  Read More

Superstorm Sandy
FEMA Awards $55.4 Million Superstorm Sandy Grant to New Jersey
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection a grant of $55,417,971.88 to reimburse the state's Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.  Read More

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Northwell Health to Withdraw CareConnect from New York State Insurance Market   Read More

As Fifth Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy Approaches, U.S. Utility Companies Still Feel Underprepared for Weather-Related Outages, Survey Finds   
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Lawyers Assert That Aetna Mailings Revealed Patients' HIV Status, Violating Privacy Laws   
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John A. Sebastinelli Joins Greenberg Traurig in California   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Duped Into Wiring $5 Million? Cyber Insurance Could Cover It"   
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Director, FC&S Legal
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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
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