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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, October 31, 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.


Superstorm Sandy
FC&S Legal's Comprehensive Analysis of Superstorm Sandy's Insurance Coverage Issues
FC&S Legal: The Insurance Coverage Law Information Center has provided what we believe to be the most comprehensive coverage anywhere of virtually every aspect of the insurance coverage law issues stemming from Superstorm Sandy. Read More

Employee Benefits
Seven Circuits, No Split: ERISA Does Not Authorize "Coordination of Benefits" Suit
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, joining with six other circuit courts, has ruled that Section 502(a)(3) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 did not authorize "coordination of benefits" lawsuits because the relief sought was legal, not equitable. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Split Circuits: District Court in Seventh Circuit Rules That Wisconsin Law Was Not Preempted by LRRA, Rejecting Ninth Circuit's Decision
A federal district court in Wisconsin has ruled that a Wisconsin regulator's new interpretation of a Wisconsin statute that requires dwelling contractors to demonstrate financial responsibility by having either a bond or an insurance policy issued by a company "authorized to do business in this state" was not preempted by the federal Liability Risk Retention Act — even though it effectively prevented a risk retention group from doing business in Wisconsin. Read More

No Coverage for Suit Seeking Damages Allegedly Stemming from Hack of Insured's Computer Network
A federal judge in Alabama has ruled that an insured was not entitled to coverage for a lawsuit brought by three credit unions alleging that the insured was liable for damage they suffered after the insured's computer network was hacked and customers' confidential data was compromised. Read More

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Superstorm Sandy

Senator Schumer Opposes FEMA Clawback of Superstorm Sandy Aid to Long Island
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency not to clawback millions in federal Superstorm Sandy funds given to Long Island's Town of North Hempstead and Long Beach School District. Read More

Workers Compensation
Texas Division of Workers Compensation Centralizes Anti-Fraud Efforts 
Since its establishment five months ago, the new in-house fraud unit at the Texas Division of Workers Compensation has opened more than 40 investigations and hired additional fraud investigators to extend its reach. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "Coverage Counsel and Personal Injury Lawyers: Perhaps Not Such Strange Bedfellows"  Read More

James Sullivan to Retire from Prudential After 35 Year Career 
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Hartford Steam Boiler Acquires Meshify Tech Startup  
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RGA Elects Patricia L. Guinn to Board of Directors  
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XL Catlin Introduces Industry-Specific Enhancements to Tailor Cyber Insurance for Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Retailers, and Energy and Utility Companies  
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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, 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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