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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, September 5, 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.


Insurance Fraud
Insurer Can Receive Restitution in Insured's Criminal Case Despite Its Release of Insured in Related Civil Case
The Supreme Court of Vermont has ruled that a release signed by an insurance company in favor of its insured in a civil case did not preclude a court from ordering the insured to pay restitution to the insurer in a related criminal proceeding.  Read More

Life Insurance
Bankrupt Insureds Lose Right to Life Insurance Policy They Intended for the Care of Their Children
A bankruptcy court in Ohio has denied an exemption claimed by two debtors in a life insurance policy they intended to be used to care for their children, concluding that the beneficiaries were not among those permitted to be named under the state's exemption law.   Read More

Insurer's Affirmative Defense Withstands Twombly/Iqbal Challenge in Florida Court
A federal district court in Florida has refused to dismiss an insurance company's affirmative defense in an insurance coverage battle on the ground that it failed to meet the Twombly/Iqbal pleading standard.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Policy's Two-Year Suit Limitation Provision Was Unenforceable, Kentucky District Court Rules
Distinguishing a decision by the Kentucky Supreme Court, a federal district court in Kentucky has ruled that a two-year suit limitation provision in an automobile insurance policy was unreasonable and unenforceable.   Read More

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In the States

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Joins Property Drone Consortium
The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has joined the Property Drone Consortium as a technology member.  Read More

In the States
New York Councilman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Louis DiMarco, Jr., an upstate New York councilman, has pleaded guilty to stealing $19,035 in unemployment insurance benefits over an eleven-month period.  Read More

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Church and Ministry Insurer Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary   Read More

Four of Five Risk Professionals Purchased Standalone Cyber Insurance, RIMS Survey Finds   
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Antibiotic Prescriptions Are Declining, New Study Says   
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HDI Launches Excess & Surplus Lines Carrier   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "The Shift to Autonomous Vehicles Means Opportunity for Insurers"   
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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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