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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, November 17, 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.


Claims Resolution
Travelers Defeated Bad Faith Claim But Court Rejects Its Bid for Attorneys' Fees – and Then Enters Judgment Against It for $6.1 Million
A federal district court in Arizona has denied an insurance company's request for attorneys' fees for defeating a bad faith claim – and it then awarded the plaintiffs nearly $6.1 million following a jury's breach of contract decision in their favor and against the insurer. Read More

Arkansas District Court Voids Insurance Policy's Punitive Damages Exclusion
A federal district court in Arkansas has voided a punitive damages exclusion in an insurance policy issued to a club by a North Carolina insurance carrier, finding that the exclusion did not have language "substantially similar" to the language required by Arkansas law. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Visitor Claimed Railing on Mobile Home's Porch Was Not Well Secured; Suit Settles for $27,000
A negligence lawsuit alleging that a person was injured when she fell off the porch of a mobile home that had not been well secured has been settled for $27,000.  Read More

Commercial Property
Sorry Shakespeare. There's a Lot in a Name, as Kentucky Appeals Court Shows in Insurance Coverage Fight.
An appellate court in Kentucky has affirmed a trial court's decision dismissing a complaint against an insurance company brought by an individual who was not the named insured under the insurance policy issued by the insurer. Read More

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In the States

Washington Dentist Ordered to Stop Selling Dental Insurance Plans
The Washington Insurance Department has ordered Dr. David Ford, a dentist in Renton, Washington, to stop selling what it characterized as an illegal dental insurance plan. Read More

Insurance Fraud
Owners of "Sober Living Facilities" in California Charged in Alleged Health Insurance Fraud Scheme 
Chris Bathum and Kirsten Wallace have been arrested in California on multiple felony counts of grand theft and identity theft for allegedly conspiring to defraud patients and insurers out of more than $176 million through an elaborate conspiracy.  Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "What to Know about Non-ISO Regulated Coverages for Contractors' Professional Liability" Read More

LifeMap Coverage Now Available to California Businesses 
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Seven Corners Introduces Travel Medical Insurance Plan for Business Travelers 
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Clueless About the C.L.U.E. Database, Survey Finds 
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Chubb Announces Senior Leader for Large Account Real Estate and Hospitality Industry Practice 
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Overview of the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy


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Director, FC&S Legal
60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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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