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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, October 28, 2016  

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.


Eye on the Experts
‘Keyspan’, ‘Viking Pump’ Throw N.Y. Allocation Law Into State of Confusion
After a groundbreaking pro-policyholder insurance allocation decision by the New York Court of Appeals in May, a September 1st decision by the First Department has caused another upheaval, not a good one for policyholders. Read More

Eye on the Experts
Coverage Counsel and Personal Injury Lawyers: Perhaps Not Such Strange Bedfellows
Personal injury lawyers should be working closely with coverage counsel anytime their client is put in a defensive posture by a tortfeasor’s insurer in a declaratory judgment action. Read More

Eye on the Experts
Theft and Severe Weather: a Storm for Marine Cargo Insurance
Weather and heists accomplished via technology have added to shipping risk, and these fast-evolving perils may have serious implications for whether a policyholder and other stakeholders have cargo insurance protection. Some cargo insurance companies are adding cyber exclusions and/or weather exclusions (or warranties) to their policies. Read More

Eye on the Experts
Insurer’s Claim File in the Crossfire of Discovery
The tension regarding a New York litigant’s right to the free flow of information in the discovery process and the notion that an insurer’s claim file is conditionally immune from discovery is discussed here. Read More

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Federal Actions

Hundreds of Millions in Medicare Payments for Chiropractic Services Did Not Comply with Medicare Requirements, HHS Inspector General Reports
For 2013, an estimated $359 million in Medicare payments for chiropractic services did not comply with Medicare requirements, according to a report by the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services. Read More

Health Insurance
New York Issues Guidance to Insurers on Coverage for Substance Abuse Treatment 
The New York State Department of Financial Services has issued guidance to health insurers outlining new insurance coverage requirements for substance abuse treatment. Read More

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Can You Spot Major Causes of Teen Crashes and Injuries? Read More

China Oceanwide to Acquire Genworth Financial in $2.7 Billion Deal 
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Blue Marble Microinsurance Launches First Venture 
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PartnerRe Ltd. to Acquire Aurigen for $286 Million 
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ALTA Releases Spanish Language Suite as Part of Homebuyer Outreach Program 
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Dispute Over Duty to Defend Additional Insured


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Director, FC&S Legal
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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, Chadbourne & Parke 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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