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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, August 31, 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
Subcontractor's Allegedly Faulty Work Was "Occurrence," South Dakota Supreme Court Holds
The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that a subcontractor's allegedly faulty work, which allegedly resulted in property damage that was neither expected nor intended by the insured, was an accident and thus an occurrence under a commercial general liability insurance policy.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Even Absent Its Own Experts, Insurer Defeats Plaintiffs' Causation Argument
A Delaware court has refused to upset a jury verdict in favor of GEICO Corporation that found that the plaintiffs' injuries had not been caused by either of two car accidents in which they were involved - even though GEICO had not presented any of its own expert testimony on causation.   Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Jury Awards $200,000 to Bicyclist Hit by Car
A jury in New York has awarded $200,000 in damages to a bicyclist who alleged that the driver of a car that hit him had been negligent.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
A Driver Who Hits a House in Minnesota Can Run Away Without Telling the Owner
A Minnesota appeals court has ruled that a driver who struck a home and failed to notify the owner did not violate a Minnesota law requiring a driver to notify the owner of a "fixture" that he or she has damaged.   Read More

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Federal Actions

USDA Approves Iowa-Based Risk Management Company as Federal Crop Insurer
Crop Pro Insurance, a new managing general agent specializing in crop insurance, recently received standard reinsurance agreement approval as a managing general agent for an "A" rated insurance company from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Read More

Life Insurance
Father, Mother, and Daughter Allegedly Laundered $2.9 Million Obtained Through Fraudulent Life Insurance Policy
A federal grand jury in Ohio has charged a father, mother, and daughter in a 33-count indictment alleging that the family members conspired to and actually laundered nearly $3 million.  Read More

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Sompo Canopius Names Stephen Pike as Credit and Political Risk Underwriter   Read More

XL Catlin's North America Construction Team Builds GL Only Plus Wrap Up Insurance   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Insurance Companies Forcing Their Way Into Policyholder's Homes"   
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The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance Conducts Workshop to Promote Blockchain in Insurance   
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Nationwide Introduces Two New Variable Universal Life Insurance Products   
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Q & A
Collapse of Hydraulic Platform Attached to Building a Covered Loss


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Director, FC&S Legal
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Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
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