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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, August 30, 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.


Automobile Insurance
Although Jury Only Awarded Nominal Damages of $2, GEICO Must Pay $450,000 in Punitives
The Alaska Supreme Court has rejected an insurer's appeal of a $450,000 punitive damages award in a case in which the jury awarded the plaintiff nominal damages of only $2.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Anatomy of an Insurance Bad Faith Case - That Failed
A decision by a federal district court in Nevada highlights reasonable steps that, when taken by an insurer in a case involving multiple claimants, can help it to avoid a bad faith judgment.   Read More

Insurance Litigation
N.J. District Court Refuses to Dismiss RICO Action Against Lloyd's Underwriters
A federal district court in New Jersey has denied a motion by certain underwriters at Lloyd's of London to dismiss a putative class action complaint alleging that they conspired with certain insurance brokers to conceal the allegedly non-competitive nature of the Lloyd's Market.  Read More

Fifth Circuit, Rejecting New York Rulings, Holds That Asbestos Is a Pollutant Under Texas Law
Deciding an issue that has divided courts across the country, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, applying Texas law, has ruled that asbestos is a pollutant for purposes of an insurance policy's pollution exclusion.   Read More

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Superstorm Sandy

Here's What One Proposed Post-Sandy Reform to the National Flood Insurance Program Looks Like
With a month to go before the National Flood Insurance Program, here is a summary of what one bill would do.  Read More

Insurance Fraud
Kentucky Attorney Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Clients of Insurance Settlements
A licensed Kentucky attorney has pleaded guilty in a federal court in Kentucky to various charges including devising a scheme to defraud numerous clients of insurance settlements totaling at least $550,000.  Read More

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Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Detection Help Drivers Avoid Trouble, According to New Research   Read More

Montana Insurance Lawyer Robert M. Carlson Is ABA President-Elect   
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Chubb Names Barbara Sandelands Executive Vice President and Customarq Package Product Manager for Commercial Insurance in North America   
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Prime Property & Casualty Enters New Jersey Commercial Auto Market   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Ensuring Adequate Coverage for 3D Printing, Sharing Economy and Other Emerging Industries"   
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Fraudulent Email Scheme Not Covered Under Businessowners Policy


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Director, FC&S Legal
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