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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, November 3, 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.


Health Insurance
Indiana Supreme: P.I. Defendant May Introduce Discounted Reimbursements Negotiated Between Plaintiff's Medical Providers and Plaintiff's Government Healthcare Program
The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that Indiana's collateral-source statute permits a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit to introduce discounted reimbursements negotiated between the plaintiff's medical providers and the plaintiff's government-sponsored healthcare program, so long as insurance was not referenced. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Texas Supreme: Discovery Order Obtained by Insureds Was Unenforceable Where Not Tailored for Time, Place, or Subject Matter
The Texas Supreme Court has agreed with an insurance company and has ruled that a discovery order that had not been not tailored with respect to time, place, or subject matter was "overbroad" and could not be enforced. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Night Club Settles Premises Liability Action for $750,000
A Chicago night club has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a patron who alleged that its security had been inadequate. Read More

Eye on the Experts
The Bermuda Form: Declaring an Integrated Occurrence (or Not)
The decision to declare an integrated occurrence is frequently not without risk. Policyholders must therefore be attentive to not only policy language and claims analysis, but also case specific risk-based subjective inquiry and business judgment. Read More

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Federal Actions

Feds Cap Short-Term Health Insurance Duration at Three Months
New final federal regulations could make life more complicated for issuers and users of short-term health insurance by limiting the duration of short-term health insurance to periods of three months or less. Read More

In the States
Texas Insurance Department Seeks Applicants for Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association Board of Directors 
The Texas Department of Insurance is accepting applications through November 30 for a public member position on the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association Board of Directors. Read More

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ALM's Webcast, "The Duty to Defend: Advanced, Challenging and Unique Issues," to Be Held on November 16, 2016  Read More

Swiss Re Reinsures Guangdong, China's Most Populated Economic Hub, Against Natural Disaster Risk  
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Use of Digital Channels Increases, But Technology Cannot Fully Replace Human Connections During Auto Insurance Claims Process, J.D. Power Finds  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Is Cyberinsurance Really Worth It? Using ADR to Resolve Cyberattack Disputes"  
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AIG Expands Property Terrorism Insurance Capacity to $1 Billion; Establishes Global Terrorism Risk Engineering Services  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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John F. Finnegan, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
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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
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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